‘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 […]

‘Spring Soiree’ to showcase Parkside CTE students

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first annual “Spring Soiree” sponsored by Shore Distributors, Thursday, March 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. The event will be a festive gathering featuring the talents of the Career Technology Education and Wicomico County students. Educational program demonstrations included will […]

Destination Imagination teams headed for states

Wicomico County Destination Imagination teams once again performed well at the Eastern Region Destination Imagination Tournament, held Saturday at Salisbury Middle School. Sixteen teams from Wicomico County Public Schools and six teames representing private schools or home-schooler, qualified to compete at the Maryland State DI Tournament on Saturday, April 7, at the University of Maryland […]

Wicomico schools seek more spending, support

The Wicomico County Board of Education will begin grappling with a $9.2 million gap between requests that total $194.4 million in the FY19 budget and funding that would convert those desires into realities. “Some schools’ wish lists might not get fulfilled,” school board President Don Fitzgerald told the Salisbury Independent this week. “We’ll be looking […]

20th Rock ‘N Roll revival opens Friday night at JMB

The 20th annual Rock ’N Roll Revival at James M. Bennett High School opens Friday, promising energetic singing, dancing and music that will evoke memories from decades past. With the theme “My Generation,” this year’s show continues on Saturday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 11, as well as Thursday, Feb. 15, to Sunday, Feb. 18. […]