October 2013

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

Oct 31, 2013 at 10:38am

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

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

Oct 30 2013
November Newsletter

Oct 30, 2013 at 1:55pm

Please check out the November newsletter for updated information.

Boardroom Review for October 8, 2013

Oct 30, 2013 at 10:47am

Boardroom Review 10-08-13 is now available on the Garrett County Public Schools' website.

Crellin Elementary School Principal Receives the Konrad Lindenberg Memorial Award

Oct 30, 2013 at 9:08am

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

Route 40 Elementary School - One Small Voice

Oct 30, 2013 at 9:07am

One Small Voice

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

Oct 30, 2013 at 9:06am

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

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

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

Oct 28 2013

Oct 28, 2013 at 10:05am

Northern Middle School is always in need of volunteers. Please call Mrs. DeVore at 301-746-8165 or 301-895-5075 if you are interested in volunteering.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct 28, 2013 at 9:57am

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 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

Being Safe With Your Kids

Agenda October 26, 2013

Oct 25, 2013 at 9:23am

Agenda 10.26.13

SHS Parent Newsletter

Oct 25, 2013 at 8:50am

SHS news

Oct 24 2013
Grantsville Elementary School Yearbooks Available

Oct 24, 2013 at 8:02am

Last year's yearbook is available to current sixth graders who attended Grantsville.

Oct 23 2013
Allegany_Garrett Counties Common Core State Standards Information Session

Oct 23, 2013 at 9:15am

MSDE will present information on the Common Core State Standards for Allegany and Garrett Counties at FSU on November 14th.

Broad Ford Elementary School's Pumpkin Festival

Oct 23, 2013 at 8:42am

Broad Ford Elementary School played host to its annual Pumpkin Festival.

Oct 22 2013
3 Hour Early Dismissal Wednesday

Oct 22, 2013 at 1:36pm

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

Student Council Fall Activities

Oct 22, 2013 at 11:25am

There is a lot happening in STUDENT COUNCIL at Northern Middle!

Common Core Forum

Oct 22, 2013 at 11:16am

State Superintendent to speak at Common Core Forum at FSU.

Allegany/Garrett Common Core State Standards Information Session

Oct 22, 2013 at 11:12am

State superintendent to discuss Common Core Standatrds

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

Oct 21, 2013 at 3:52pm

Garrett County Public Schools recently launched a new website.

Child Find Announcement 

Oct 21, 2013 at 3:25pm

Services available for individuals with a disability ages birth through twenty-one years of age.

Oct 17 2013
Minutes September 28, 2013

Oct 17, 2013 at 4:08pm

Minutes 9.28.13

Agenda September 28, 2013

Oct 17, 2013 at 4:07pm

Agenda 9.28.13

USA Today 

Oct 17, 2013 at 12:10pm

USA Today Monday Money

Upcoming Circles Parent Involvement Program: Camp Read-A- Lot

Oct 17, 2013 at 10:42am

Our Circles Team is sponsoring Camp Read-A-Lot on October 18th and 19th at Hickory Environmental Education Center.

October Character Awards

Oct 17, 2013 at 10:40am

Announcing the recipients of the October Character Awards with the categories of Ready to Learn, I Can!, Hard Working, and Courteous Kid.

Check Out Lost and Found

Oct 17, 2013 at 9:46am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garrett College And Garrett County Public Schools Hosts Annual College Expo

SHS/NHS Unified Tennis Team

Oct 16, 2013 at 8:24pm

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

CCR Newsletter

Oct 16, 2013 at 4:10pm

Newsletter - October

Oct 14 2013
The Baltimore Sun: July 23, 2010

Oct 14, 2013 at 7:18pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Governor's Watershed Grant - NHS

Oct 10, 2013 at 4:41pm


Invitation to Serve on Curriculum Committee: 

Oct 10, 2013 at 11:24am

Curriculum Committee

Fall Festival 

Oct 10, 2013 at 10:13am

Plan now to attend our Fall Festival.

Invitation to Serve on Curriculum Committee

Oct 10, 2013 at 9:45am

Opportunity to get involved.

Oct 8 2013
President's Environmental Youth Award

Oct 8, 2013 at 9:19pm

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

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

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

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

Garrett County Public Schools now has a Facebook page.

Garrett County College Expo

Oct 1, 2013 at 9:07pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Changes to Power School Parent Portal

Oct 1, 2013 at 2:19pm

The Power School parent portal has been updated to include a couple new features, which will allow parents with more than one child in the system to merge their accounts into one.

Your Child and the Common Core State Standards

Oct 1, 2013 at 2:10pm

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

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

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