Dorchester education briefs

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Posted 5/27/23

ND graduation livestream

North Dorchester High School will livestream its graduation ceremony June 1, at 6:30 p.m. Log on to TINYURL.COM/NDHSGRADUATION2023.

VonDenBosch at Superintendent …

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Dorchester education briefs

ND graduation livestream

North Dorchester High School will livestream its graduation ceremony June 1, at 6:30 p.m. Log on to TINYURL.COM/NDHSGRADUATION2023.

VonDenBosch at Superintendent Academy

Colonel Richardson High School Principal Dr. Nikki VonDenBosch last week completed the Maryland Superintendent Academy. Through the Public School Superintendents' Association of Maryland and the Comprehensive Center Network Region 4, Dr. VonDenBosch represented Caroline County in this intensive professional learning experience to prepare her for higher leadership roles.

Elementary School Walks

“If you ask graduating seniors what their favorite end-of-the-year activity is, many will say it's the Elementary School Walks, in which graduating seniors who attended elementary school in Cambridge, or South Dorchester K-8, get to wear their graduation regalia, and walk through the halls of their old school, greeting students and teachers,” a statement from Dorchester County Public Schools said last week.

This year, for SDK-8, it's May 24 at 9 a.m. Maple, Choptank and Sandy Hill are May 26. After this event, seniors will return to C-SD for the "Passing of the Key" ceremony at 10:45 a.m.

MABE’s new director

On Thursday, the new executive director for the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, which represents all 24 school systems throughout Maryland, was announced by MABE’s Board of Directors. Milton Nagel will step into MABE’s executive director role effective July 1, taking over for MABE’s current executive director, Frances Glendening, who earlier this year announced her retirement.

Summer meals

The Dorchester County Public Schools is participating in the 2023 Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. The schools’ plan is to serve breakfast and lunch on Mondays through Thursdays, beginning July 10, and ending Aug. 3.

Breakfast will be served from 9-9:20 a.m. and lunch will be served 12:30-1 p.m. at Cambridge South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester High School. The open elementary schools will serve breakfast from 8-8:20 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the following schools:

Maple Elementary School, 5225 Egypt Road, Cambridge

Hurlock Elementary School, 301 Charles Street, Hurlock

North Dorchester High School, 5875 Cloverland Road, Hurlock

Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, 2475 Cambridge Beltway

C-SD yearbooks

It's that time of year when students and families need to order a yearbook to make sure they can still get one. Many times, alumni call Cambridge-South Dorchester High School to try to buy a yearbook from the past, but they are not always available.

If you think you may want a yearbook, order one now by going to They are $80 each and are expected to sell out.

Also, for all graduating seniors' families: Did you know that you can place an advertisement to honor your graduating senior by uploading any photos you'd like? You can place a 1/8-page ad for just $60 or up to a full-page ad for $295. Go to

Summer career enrichment

A summer career enrichment program will be offered to middle school students this year. Subjects will include animation, app development, aviation, chess, cyber security, drones, media arts, presentation/video design and robotics.

The program runs from July 10 to Aug. 3, in two sessions. Session I, July 10-13 and July 17-20; and Session II on July 24-27 and July 31 to Aug. 3. The program will take place at the Dorchester Career and Technology Center in Cambridge.

Register online at For information, call 301-772-1552.

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