Wicomico schools returning to all-virtual learning

Because of trends in community health metrics for Covid-19, Wicomico County Public Schools will return to all virtual learning until after the winter break. Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin made the recommendation Tuesday, during a virtual special meeting of the Board of Education. The board unanimously approved the plan to temporarily roll back in-person hybrid […]

Fruitland Primary staffer tests positive for Covid-19

A Fruitland Primary School staff member has tested positive for the Coronavirus, prompting an immediate return to virtual learning for the next two weeks, Wicomico schools officials announced Sunday night. The county Health Department has been notified of the positive Covid-19 test. Meanwhile, a second Fruitland Primary staff member has Covid-19 symptoms, schools officials said. […]

Wicomico schools to open year with virtual learning

Students in Wicomico County Public Schools will continue with virtual learning during the fall semester under a plan that won unanimous approval from the Board of Education on Tuesday. Schools closed in March and began online classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin said educators hoped for a return […]

One On One, July 23, 2020: Re-opening public schools

Dr. Donna Hanlin, Superintendent of Wicomico County Schools, participates in a Zoom interview with local news reporters to discuss the decision-making process currently under way regarding the re-opening of county schools this September.

Wicomico schools seek public input on fall openings

Families with students in Wicomico County public schools are being asked to provide input on how the fall learning semester should be structured. Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin said this week that survey-style questionnaires have been dispatched to households across the county in anticipation of a decision coming by Aug. 1. “We have been actively planning […]

Wicomico schools promote staff members for 2020-21

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Frederick Briggs, and the Board of Education have announced school leadership changes for Wicomico County Public Schools, effective July 1. The promotions, appointments and transfers reflect adjustments because of retirements, as well as the school system’s commitment to providing additional leadership staff to support […]

Hemalatha Bhaskaran is named Teacher of the Year

James M. Bennett High School’s Hemalatha Bhaskaran, an Environmental Science teacher, was named the 2020-2021 Wicomico Teacher of the Year in an announcement that aired Thursday on WBOC’s DelmarvaLife. Bhaskaran has taught Environmental Science at JMB since 2004. She is passionate about providing meaningful educational experiences for all of her students. “I teach at one […]

Schools to remain closed an additional four weeks

Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday morning that schools will remain closed for an additional four weeks, until at least April 24. The original shut-down, tentatively set to expire this Friday, was declared in response to the spread of COVID-19. “It is too early to say when schools will reopen,” Salmon […]

Dr. Hanlin reappointed schools Superintendent

The seven members of the Wicomico County Board of Education have unanimously reappointed Dr. Donna C. Hanlin to a second four-year term as schools Superintendent. The reappointment took place during the open school board session held Feb. 11. Hanlin’s term was set to expire July 1 and the school board was required to approve a […]

One On One, Jan. 30, 2020: Rock & Roll Revival’s Bob Hayman

Rock & Roll Revival begins Friday, Feb. 7, and one of the event’s musical directors, Bob Hayman, stops by to preview the always-stunning James M. Bennett High School spectacular.