November Update from Dr. Griffith

The first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year is coming to an end!  I am very proud of our students and teachers, who have remained focused on diligently wrapping up their work in preparation for our first report cards.  November is packed with many important events as we honor our Veterans, and celebrate American Education Week, the Waterfowl Festival and the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Congratulations to Mr. Ricky Vitanovec and the entire cast and crew of the Easton High production of West Side Story on a truly outstanding performance!  Don’t miss St. Michaels Middle High’s presentation of “Noises Off,” directed by Mr. Dan Smith, on 11/9, 11/10, 11/16 & 11/17, all at 7:00 p.m. in the SMMHS Auditorium.

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Election Day is HERE!

Tuesday, 11/6 is ELECTION DAY.  If you missed the early voting, please head to the polls and cast your vote!  Both Easton High School and St. Michaels Middle High School are official polling places, however school WILL be in session the entire day.  Note that there will be reserved parking for voters in the student lots. Please remember to use extra caution given the additional traffic around the schools.

What is "Question A"?

A critical item on the ballot this year is Question A.  Your vote for Question A could dramatically impact the resources available in our County.  If you would  like to learn more about Question A,  download the QUESTION A INFORMATION SHEET or visit http://whatisquestiona.com.

Calendar Reminders!

Wednesday 11/7 – Early Dismissal for students; ½ day teacher in-service.

Thursday 11/8 – No School for students; elementary parent conferences all day; secondary - a.m. teacher in-service, p.m. parent conferences.
 
Friday 11/9 – Schools Closed!  Waterfowl Festival.

American Education Week is November 12 - 16!  (See Below)
 
November 12th and 13th - Veteran’s Day Celebrations (See below)

November 16- Education Foundation's Mission Possible! (See below)

Holiday Week Schedule - Our schools are closed November 21 - November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving  Holiday.  I hope you all are able to enjoy this time with family and friends.

Veterans Day Celebration!

Veteran’s Day Celebrations -  On November 12th at Easton High there will be a TCPS Staff Veterans Appreciation luncheon beginning at 11AM.  On November 13th at 7PM in the Talbot County auditorium, there will be a free program to  honor and remember our Veterans.  The centennial of the ending of WW1 will also be observed.  On November 14th beginning at 9AM at Easton High, the entire student body and staff will attend a similar program.

Support Innovation in Education through the TCPS Education Foundation!

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The TCPS Education Foundation will hold the first annual “Mission Possible – Celebrating TCPS Alumni and Supporting Teachers” fall fundraiser on Friday November 16, 2018 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Milestone Event Center.  The event will include a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a reverse auction benefiting the foundation’s Grants for Teachers program.  The purpose of the event is to recognize distinguished alumni, celebrate Talbot County Public Education, and raise funds, awareness, and support for the Education Foundation.

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American Education Week!

Our public schools are the cornerstone of our community. We welcome students of all backgrounds, abilities and incomes, and each of us plays a role in ensuring our schools are open to all. This month, during American Education Week, it’s time for us to show our pride in our schools, our amazing team of educators and most importantly our students! On Monday November 12 and Wednesday November 14 our schools will be open to the public for tours throughout the day.  We invite the community to visit our schools and see all of the wonderful thing that are happening.  Friday November 16th will be a district - wide collegiate spirit day!
 

TCPS Has Student Interns Available!

Did you know that TCPS has a student internship program?  TCPS Work Based Learning provides students the opportunity to learn technical, academic and employability skills by working in a real work environment.  This can  prepare students for future careers and allow them to connect the material they are learning in the classroom with work. They gain relevant experience that will enhance their college and career resumes. Additionally, they have a chance to try out potential careers or explore new interests.

Through TCPS Work Based Learning, students collaborate with their work site supervisor to determine the types of tasks they will be completing. Our students have had opportunities such as shadowing medical professionals, driving a combine on a local farm, building houses with a contracting company and more. Students are also able to showcase their relevant skills, especially in the social media and technology realm.

If your business could benefit from a student intern, please contact Jodie Colombo, School-to-Career Facilitator at jcolombo(at)talbotschools.org or 410-490-4763.