October 2013

Oct 31 2013
New Vaccination Requirements for the 2014-15 School Year

Oct 31, 2013 at 10:38am, Pupil Services

Maryland state law has changed to attend school in September 2014.

Northern Middle School Receives the Maryland PBIS Gold Recognition Award

Oct 31, 2013 at 9:11am, Public Information Office

Northern Middle School received the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Maryland GOLD Recognition Award for the 2012-13 school year.

Oct 30 2013
Crellin Elementary School Principal Receives the Konrad Lindenberg Memorial Award

Oct 30, 2013 at 9:08am, Public Information Office

Dr. Dana McCauley, principal of Crellin Elementary School, is the recipient of the Konrad Lindenberg Memorial Ind

Garrett County Public School Community to Hear Results of Facility Study, Monday Evening, October 28

Oct 30, 2013 at 9:06am, Public Information Office

Facility Engineering Associates, P.C. (FEA) will be sharing the results of the elementary school facility needs assessment and master plan study for GCPS on October 28, 2013.

New Board of Education Member Appointed

Oct 30, 2013 at 9:06am, Public Information Office

Garrett County Public Schools would like to welcome Matthew Paugh as the newest member of the Board of Education.

Oct 29 2013
NeXT GEN's Award Winning Gramma Jamma on Video

Oct 29, 2013 at 1:24pm, Public Information Office

The Gramma Jamma allows seniors with hand tremors or poor vision to pick up small objects, like a pill.

Oct 28 2013
Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct 28, 2013 at 9:57am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 4, and Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.

Broad Ford Named Maryland Character School

Oct 28, 2013 at 9:51am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Broad Ford Elementary School was selected and received the School of the Year Award for the Maryland Center for Character Education Award.

Oct 25 2013
Drop Off & Pick Up

Oct 25, 2013 at 10:41am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Being Safe With Your Kids

Agenda October 26, 2013

Oct 25, 2013 at 9:23am, Youth Development

Agenda 10.26.13

Oct 22 2013
3 Hour Early Dismissal Wednesday

Oct 22, 2013 at 1:36pm, Public Information Office

Garrett County Public Schools will be dismissing 3 hours early on Wednesday, October 23rd.

Oct 21 2013
Welcome to the New Garrett County Public Schools' Website

Oct 21, 2013 at 3:52pm, Public Information Office

Garrett County Public Schools recently launched a new website.

Oct 17 2013
Minutes September 28, 2013

Oct 17, 2013 at 4:08pm, Youth Development

Minutes 9.28.13

Agenda September 28, 2013

Oct 17, 2013 at 4:07pm, Youth Development

Agenda 9.28.13

Check Out Lost and Found

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:46am, Broad Ford Elementary School

If you and/or your child are missing any items, particularly clothing, please stop by the cafeteria to check it out. Any items not claimed will be donated to a local charity.

Picture Retakes

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:45am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Individual school pictures were taken today. If your child was absent or you are not satisfied with today's picture, re-takes are scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2013.

Early Dismissal

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:45am, Broad Ford Elementary School

There will be a 12:10 dismissal for students on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 for in-school Staff Development. School will resume on the regular schedule the following day, Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Book Fair Scheduled

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:40am, Broad Ford Elementary School

We will be holding our Fall Scholastic Book Fair the week of October 31-November 8, 2013, so mark your calendar and make your list! Information and order forms will be coming home.

Send In Your Box Tops

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:39am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Just purchase your favorite Box Tops brands, clip the Box Top, collect and send them in to your child's teacher.

Curriculum Committee Meetings

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:38am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Mrs. Barb Baker, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, would like to invite parents and community members to serve on a newly formed Curriculum Committee.

Krispy Kreme Delivery

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:38am, Broad Ford Elementary School

We want to thank everyone for your support and help with the Krispy Kreme donut sales.

Fall Festival Annoucement

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:37am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Broad Ford's PTO is holding their Fall Festival on October 18th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Autumn Glory School Closing

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:37am, Broad Ford Elementary School

There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 11, 2013 for the Autumn Glory Festival. We hope that everyone has a wonderful long week-end!

Bullying Prevention

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:36am, Broad Ford Elementary School

It is the policy of the Garrett County Board of Education to prohibit bullying, harassment, or intimidation of any person.

School Improvement Meeting Scheduled

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:35am, Broad Ford Elementary School

The meeting of the School Action Plan Team is scheduled for Monday, September 30, 2013. The team will be responsible for developing an improvement plan based on our data from last year.

Drop Off & Pick Up

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:34am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Your child will be marked tardy if they are dropped off after 8:30. During pick up time please remember to come in the back door after 3:00. Students are dismissed at 3:15 for parent pick up.

New Staff Member Announced

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:33am, Broad Ford Elementary School

We are excited to welcome Mrs. Mary Ann Hare to our Broad Ford staff. Mrs. Hare will be joining us next Tuesday as an intervention teacher.

PTO Meeting Scheduled

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:33am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Our first PTO meeting will be held on September 16th at 3:40pm in the media area. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Welcome Back

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:33am, Broad Ford Elementary School

We are off to a great start at Broad Ford Elementary. We have many new students, staff, and parents. Everyone is working together to bring out the best in each child.

Oct 16 2013
2013 College Expo Receives a Large Turnout

Oct 16, 2013 at 9:08pm, Public Information Office

Garrett College and Garrett County Public Schools Hosts Annual College Expo.

SHS/NHS Unified Tennis Team

Oct 16, 2013 at 8:24pm, Public Information Office

The Unified Tennis team took the silver medal in the district meet .

Oct 14 2013
The Baltimore Sun: July 23, 2010

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:18pm, Crellin Elementary School

On Friday, July 23, 2010, the Baltimore Sun reported of Crellin School's top achievements on testing for the State.

Chesapeake Bay Teacher of the Year Award  

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:14pm, Crellin Elementary School

On Monday, January 4, 2010, the Chesapeake Teacher of the Year award was given to a practicing, formal classroom teacher in Maryland who motivates and inspires students in environmental education.

National Distinguished Principal Award 

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:13pm, Crellin Elementary School

On Saturday, February 21, 2009, Dr. Dana McCauley was honored as the National Distinguished Principal representing Maryland.

National Title 1 Distinguished School Award

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:11pm, Crellin Elementary School

On Friday, January 30, 2009, Crellin School was given the official title of the National Title One Distinguised School in San Antonio, Texas.

Comcast Parent Involvement Matters Award

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:09pm, Crellin Elementary School

On Wednesday, October 1, 2008, the Crellin Corps of Discovery Parent Group was recognized for an on site reclamation project.

Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:07pm, Crellin Elementary School

On Tuesday, September 30, 2008, The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award is awarded to an outstanding teacher, Rebecca Sanders.

Maryland Green School Award

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:06pm, Crellin Elementary School

On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Crellin was notified that they had been titled a "Green School"

National Civic Star Award

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:05pm, Crellin Elementary School

On Saturday, February 16, 2008 the 6th annual National Civic Star Award, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators and Sodexho, Inc., honored Crellin Elementary.

The Ernest Boyer: Best Practices in Character Education Award

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:03pm, Crellin Elementary School

ON Tuesday, April 8, 2008, The Ernest L. Boyer Center is pleased to sponsor this award in collaboration with the Basic School Network and The National Ass

Oct 10 2013
Southern High School Teacher Recognized

Oct 10, 2013 at 5:03pm, Public Information Office

USA Today recognizes Lisa Bender, Southern High School for support of the Financial Literacy Program.

Board of Education Student Recognition

Oct 10, 2013 at 4:54pm, Public Information Office

Board of Education recognized Emily Eggleston for her design of the new Garrett County Public Schools logo

Oct 8 2013
President's Environmental Youth Award

Oct 8, 2013 at 9:19pm, Crellin Elementary School

The President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) promote awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourage positive community involvement.

Oct 7 2013
Broad Ford School Receives Character Education Award

Oct 7, 2013 at 7:18pm, Public Information Office

Broad Ford Elementary School was named recipient of the 2013-14 Maryland Center for Character Education (MCCE) School of the Year award.

Oct 4 2013
AG Gansler Launches Pilot Project with Facebook to Address Cyberbullying

Oct 4, 2013 at 8:32am, Public Information Office

Recognizing the need to do more to combat cyberbullying, Maryland's Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today announced a new initiative, in partnership with Facebook.

Oct 2 2013
October 2013 Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Oct 2, 2013 at 11:03am, Board of Education

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on October 8, 2013.

Oct 1 2013
"Like" Us on Facebook

Oct 1, 2013 at 9:08pm, Public Information Office

Garrett County Public Schools now has a Facebook page.

Garrett County College Expo

Oct 1, 2013 at 9:07pm, Public Information Office

The Garrett County College Expo will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013, in the Garrett College Gymnasium from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Dr. Forrester Resigning from the Garrett County Board of Education

Oct 1, 2013 at 9:05pm, Public Information Office

Dr. Donald Forrester is resigning from the Garrett County Board of Education in favor of retirement, effective September 30, 2013.

Garrett County Public Schools Receive Digital Learning Innovation Grant

Oct 1, 2013 at 9:03pm, Public Information Office

Gov. Martin O'Malley announced $5.5 million in grants to local boards of education on Wednesday, September 18, to increase the use of digital technology in education.

Epi Pens for Emergency Use

Oct 1, 2013 at 9:01pm, Public Information Office

State law, effective July 1, 2012, authorizes school personnel to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to students experiencing anaphylaxis.

Board Hears Preliminary Enrollment and Funding Information at its September Meeting

Oct 1, 2013 at 8:59pm, Public Information Office

State funding for Fiscal Year 2015 (2014-2015 school year) is based on September 30, 2013 enrollment figures reported to Maryland State Department of Education.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) Public Service Announcement on Common Core

Oct 1, 2013 at 3:56pm, Public Information Office

Maryland Public Television is delighted to announce that short MPT Common Core video program spots are available for viewing concerning Maryland's Common Core Curriculum.

Crellin Elementary School Principal Receives the Konrad Lindenberg Memorial Award

Oct 1, 2013 at 3:44pm, Public Information Office

Dr. Dana McCauley, principal of Crellin Elementary School, is the recipient of the Konrad Lindenberg Memorial Individual Award.

Door Entry Systems and School Resource Officers in Garrett County Public Schools

Oct 1, 2013 at 3:42pm, Public Information Office

Garrett County Public Schools have been proactive in implementing additional security measures in all schools over the past six months.

New Student School Registration

Oct 1, 2013 at 2:45pm, Public Information Office

The Garrett County Public School system would like to remind parents to register any new students at their respective schools before the start of school on Monday, August 26th.

Your Child and the Common Core State Standards

Oct 1, 2013 at 2:10pm, Public Information Office

As our children head back to school across Maryland, we have all been preparing for some exciting changes in the classroom.

Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know about the Common Core State Standards

Oct 1, 2013 at 2:03pm, Public Information Office

New educational standards, called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), are being implemented in all Maryland public schools beginning in the 2013-14 school year.

Similar To Maryland, Garrett County MSA Scores Fall Back Slightly

Oct 1, 2013 at 1:46pm, Public Information Office

On Tuesday, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released system level 2013 results regarding Maryland School Assessments (MSA).