March 14, 2017
At the March 13, 2017 Board of Education meeting Dr Karen Couch asked for approval for a change in the proposed boundary lines for consolidation. The area affected is in the area of Earl Nicholson Rd and Rt 20. The new proposed boundary would have students East of Baker’s Lane go to HH Garnet instead of Rock Hall. This would also include those student in Broadneck.
Couch said that this would affect appropriately 35 students and addressed the biggest concerns from parents. She stated that many of the parents of children in this area would be requesting Out of Zone placement.
The boundary change would change the the school population and building rated capacity to:
GALES: 334 – 70% of Rated Capacity
HHGES: 385 – 77% of Rated Capacity
RHES: 246 – 86% of Rated Capacity
A Kindergarten teacher originally slated for Rock Hall would be at Garnet instead.
The recommendation for the change is to have the map change put it on Web site and notification to parents. As of this writing the Map has not been modified on the Web site.
Map change as presented to the BOE at the March 13, 2017 meeting
The Board will vote on the Consolidation at a special meeting on March 20, 2017 at the Central Office in Rock Hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30. The first 30 minutes will be available for public comment with the vote being made at 7pm.
Washington College Athletics
March 14, 2017
Jake Sandler – Shoreman of the Week
Sophomore tennis player Jake Sandler (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook) is this week’s Shoreman of the Week. Sandler’s win at No. 2 singles clinched a 5-4 win for the Shoremen over Berry on Sunday.
Sandler pulled out a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6, win at No. 2 to pick up the Shoremen’s fifth point in the victory. Earlier in the match, he teamed with Chris Salisbury for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles.
Sandler was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week yesterday.
MP Hubert – Shorewoman of the Week
Sophomore tennis player MP Hubert (Riviera, Texas/Incarnate Word Academy) is this week’s Shorewoman of the Week. Hubert did not drop a single game in either singles or doubles during the Shorewomen’s 7-2 win over Berry Sunday.
Hubert teamed with Krista Filiopoulos for an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles and then rolled to a 6-0, 6-0, victory at No. 4 singles.
Kent County Public Library
March 13, 2017
Kent County Public Library is looking for curious, motivated, creative teens in grades 8-12 to be part of creating a Teen Advisory Board. TAB members will help create teen programs at the library and have input into how KCPL can better meet the needs of teens in Kent County. Monthly meetings will start in Spring 2017 and teens can earn service learning hours by participating.
Interested teens should call 410.778.3636, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Chestertown Branch at 408 High Street for more information
March 13, 2017
For the 30,000-some German soldiers who fought for the British during the American Revolution, the colonists and their country were a complete unknown. Friederike Baer, an associate professor of history at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss their unique view of the fledgling country on March 29, 2017 in “Hurray to America!: The German Auxiliary Troops in the War for American Independence.”
The 5 p.m. lecture in Litrenta Lecture Hall of the Toll Science Center is the College’s 2016-2017 Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture and is free and open to the public.
Friederike Baer – Promotional Photo
In the 1770s and 1780s, Britain employed at least 30,000 German soldiers in its quest to put down the American rebellion. Known as “Hessians,” these troops made up one-third of the British army in North America by 1781. This lecture draws from the wealth of records and documents produced by soldiers and their families in order to offer a view of America, the war and the revolutionary movement from the perspective of these Germans, most of whom knew virtually nothing about the emerging United States when they boarded the transports that took them across the Atlantic.
Baer is an associate professor of history at Pennsylvania State University, Abington, where she focuses on early American history and German-speaking people in America. She is also an archivist and the author of The Trial of Frederick Eberle: Language, Patriotism and Citizenship in Philadelphia’s German Community.
March 12, 2017
Meeting on March 16th 2017, 7:30am
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The Awards MC’s
On Sunday March 4, 2017 the Kent County 4-H held their annual Awards and Recognition Program. Each year the MC’s for the program are members of the 4-H.