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Home of Sunshine Farm!

Photo of students and staff receiving recognition from the GCBOE


Crellin Elementary Brochure

Crellin Elementary Brochure


Crellin Elementary Family Handbook

Crellin Family Handbook


2017-2018 Bus Schedule:
Specific stop times can be found on the Garrett County Board of Education web page under Transportation. The new arrival and departure times to and from Crellin are as follows:

Bus 35: Drop Off: 8:10 Pick Up: 3:40
Bus 79: Drop Off: 8:10 Pick Up: 3:40

Private Transportation: Drop Off: 7:45-8:00 Pick Up: 3:30-3:40
The Crellin Pledge

I pledge to myself, my family, and my school that I will: Follow all school rules, take responsibility for my work and my actions, and show respect for myself and others. I will strive to be the best person I can be.

Our Vision

All students attending Crellin School, given the time and support from staff, parents, and community will become life long learners in our ever changing society.

Students Participate in Rockcreek Steel Drum Residency Program

Students participated in a Steel Drum Residency Program led by Kevin Martin.This unique music residency was held at Crellin School and led by Kevin Martin. Students learned the basics of steel drum playing and performance, methods to produce good tone, and how to play melodies using proper mallet technique. Students performed a concert at Garrett College to demonstrate what they learned.

New Friends on Sunshine Farm

Sunny has given birth to two male lambs. They have been named Lightning and Thunder. On Wednesday, November 29 we walked into the barn to find that Sunny had given birth to two male lambs. They have been named Lightning and Thunder.
These lambs get many hugs and lots of attention!These lambs get many hugs and lots of attention!
Students visit them and make sure that they are warm and comfortable. Students visit them and make sure that they are warm and comfortable.










Crellin Elementary School Hosts 10th Annual Maryland Homegrown Lunch Week Kickoff

Maryland Farm to School: Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week. At today’s statewide kickoff event, Principal Dr. Dana McCauley, along with students and teachers at Crellin Elementary School, hosted Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder; Garrett County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Baker; and USDA Food Nutrition Services Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Special Nutrition Programs Director Roberta Hodsdon. The students led guests on a tour of the school’s “Sunshine Farm,” where they experience hands-on work with crops and livestock. Students also had the opportunity to explore the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation’s “Maryland Ag Products” mobile science lab.
After the tour and brief presentations from federal, state and local officials, the invited guests joined students in the school’s cafeteria for a lunch featuring local products. Ms. Barbara Baker, Garrett County Superintendent of Schools stated, “We are honored that Garrett County Schools has the opportunity to kick off Home Grown Farm to School Lunch week. Our schools have excellent partnerships with local agricultural groups and we appreciate the chance to showcase them.”
The menu included hamburgers from a cow raised by Kane Edwards, 4th grader at Crellin Elementary, purchased at the Garrett County Fair and donated to Crellin by Railey Mountain Vacation Rentals. The Butcher Block in Oakland processed the meat, which was also supplied to other Garrett County schools. Cherry tomatoes from Garrett Growers were also served.
“Crellin Elementary is delighted to host this year’s kick-off event. We are proud of the agriculture program we have built and appreciate the support we receive from parents and community partners. Our agriculture projects are designed to incorporate instructional standards in various content areas and daily practices teach sustainability and responsibility. Crellin's ‘Sunshine Farm’, is a great example of a place-based project that gives students real-life experiences,” said Dr. Dana McCauley, Crellin Elementary School Principal.

Crellin Elementary Named a Maryland Sustainable Green School

Photo of students and staff being recognized by the Board of Education
Crellin Elementary School was recognized by the Garrrett County Board of Education for earning the recognition of "Sustainable Green School" from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. Check out our website application to see how we earned the recognition.

Crellin Elementary School Featured on" Schools That Work" by Edutopia

Watch the four videos that show what is happening at Crellin!


Click the links below to read case studies and articles about Crellin Elementary.


Intel Education Boost Science Learning and Exploration at Crellin Elementary School

Schools That Change Communities (a PBS Documentary featuring CES)

When the Community Becomes the Classroom

Swimming Upstream Against the Current: Changing the School Improvement Paradigm