Wicomico DI teams do well in national competition

Destination Imagination teams from Wicomico High School, Parkside High School, Bennett Middle, Fruitland Intermediate and North Salisbury — along with 50 other Maryland teams — performed well as they competed with 1,400-plus teams and 8,000-plus students from around the world at the University of Tennessee. Wicomico teams presented some awesome technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisation […]

Photo Gallery: Mardela High School 2018 Commencement

The Mardela High Class of 2018 participated in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 2, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The class includes 85 graduates, with 47 percent of them graduating with Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude distinction, the highest percentage in the county. Eighty percent of the class is […]

Photo Gallery: 2018 Evening High Spring Commencement

Congratulations to the 11 graduates who received their diplomas at the May 31 Evening High School Spring Commencement. The ceremony celebrated the success of the students and also the dedication of the many staff members who have dedicated themselves to Evening High School since its founding 25 years ago.

Push on to increase Wicomico schools funding

There’s a push on to increase funding for Wicomico County’s schools and those driving the effort are new to the game. For well over three decades — with the exception of a few years here and there — decision-making for school spending has followed a script of sorts: Step 1 — The seven members of […]

‘Seussical the Musical’ is an all-county production

Seussical the Musical, a singing and dancing performance with a Dr. Seuss theme, will be presented at Wicomico High School on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Students from Wicomico, Bennett and Parkside high schools, who are presenting it, will also have a show for elementary school children earlier on Friday. Directed by Ken Johnson, […]

Opinion: Investing in schools is good for business

At the recent Wicomico County Council public hearing on the FY 2019 county budget, the council’s meeting room was standing room only for discussion on the Board of Education’s budget for the coming fiscal year. A cross-section of business leaders, organization leaders and parents testified before the County Council, and listed abundant concerns. Among those […]

Public calls for increased schools spending

In a plea to the Wicomico County Council to rise above status quo, schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin forcefully asked members to surpass the County Executive’s spending proposal and fund schools well above state-mandated Maintenance of Effort numbers. She said such an effort would be an investment in the future. “Do the best thing for […]

Wicomico Education Foundation to step up efforts

Wicomico County’s fledgling Education Foundation has appointed local businesswoman Susan Purnell as chairwoman, as the initiative begins to support county schools. Organized about a year ago, during which David Ennis was chairman, the Foundation was the brainchild of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Salisbury Committee. “We think education is the No. […]

Nicholson McKinnon named Teacher of the Year

Parkside High School’s Lisa Nicholson McKinnon, a teacher of Math and Teacher Academy of Maryland, was named the 2018-2019 Wicomico Teacher of the Year March 22, 2018 at the annual Wicomico Teacher of the Year Banquet at the Commons at Salisbury University. Nicholson McKinnon, a 2001 Parkside graduate, believes that building relationships is every bit […]

Photo Gallery: City dedicates Butch Walker Way

The city of Salisbury, Mayor Jake Day and Wicomico County Public Schools all participated last Friday in an honorary renaming of Long Avenue for Wi-Hi coach Butch Waller. For 52 years Butch Waller has been Head Coach of the Wi-Hi Boys Basketball Team. This past season Coach Waller passed the 800 career wins mark, and […]