Category Archives: Education

Evening STEM Club at the Greensboro Library

Caroline County Public Library

Kids ages 8-18 are invited to join us for a learning and experimentation program on a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math topics at the Caroline County Public Library North County Greensboro Branch.

Presented in partnership with Dr. Melissa Leiden-Welsh, MD Cooperative Extension’s 4-H educator, the sessions feature hands-on activities focusing on such diverse topics as plants, dairy products, watersheds and engineering.

The program will be held on Wednesdays from 6-7pm beginning November 1st. Registration is required; please call 410-479-1343 to register or visit our website at for extensive program details.

Caroline County Trustee Joins Chesapeake College’s Board

Chesapeake College
September 2017

Milton Nagel, assistant superintendent of administrative services for Caroline County Public Schools, was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Nagel brings his experience in accounting, the military and education to Chesapeake’s Board.

“Chesapeake College is a key partner to the five counties that it serves. Its value is evident in the vast opportunities that stand before its students. Whether that role is a stepping stone to a four- year degree or a series of course work to further skills in a trade, Chesapeake works to meet the individual needs of each student,” Mr. Nagel said. “The success of the next generation depends largely on the quality of education received and Chesapeake College plays a vital role in ensuring that level of education is available to all in the community.”

Mr. Nagel, a Certified Public Accountant, has been with Caroline County Public Schools for 25 years.

Mr. Nagel was raised on the family farm located outside of Federalsburg. A 1984 graduate of Colonel Richardson High School, he is a 1998 graduate of the University of Delaware where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting. While attending the University of Delaware, he was a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army upon graduation. He spent four years working as a CPA for Jefferson, Urian, Doane and Sterner, P.A. at their Georgetown, Delaware office and at the same time served his country as an Army Reserves Military Police Officer. Mr. Nagel began his Caroline County Public Schools career in August, 1992 as an Accountant and Internal Auditor. Over the years, he has assumed ever-increasing responsibilities leading up to Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services and was the Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2014-2015 school year. He is active with several state and regional organizations to include Past President for the Association of School Business Officials for MD, Chair of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Educational Consortium Health Insurance Alliance, Chair of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Group Insurance Pool and Vice Chair of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Energy Trust.

Mr. Nagel married his high school sweetheart, Christina (Tina) Lorenz, in 1988 and they have two sons, who are graduates from Colonel Richardson High School and both attended Chesapeake College. He has been very involved in coaching and supporting numerous local sports that both sons were active participants.

Sweet Caroline Quarter Auction is August 26, 2017

Sweet Caroline
June 2017

Sweet Caroline is hosting a quarter auction to benefit our back to school, school supply drive and other Sweet Caroline projects. Come join us on Saturday August 26th, 2017 for an evening of fun. Doors open at 5:30pm Auction begins at 7:00pm. 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction also. Concessions, beer and wine provided by Denton Volunteer fire company available for purchase.

1st Paddle $10 additional paddles $3, All in paddle $45.

Looking for additional vendors and or donations. QUESTIONS Contact Ben Cahall 410-714-2001 or

Come out and support the movement that is SWEETCAROLINE.

Sweet Caroline Quarter Auction
August 26, 2017 7pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Denton Volunteer Fire Company
400 S 5th Ave, Denton, Maryland 21629

Chesapeake College Names Dean’s List for Fall 2016

Chesapeake College
February 2017

WYE MILLS – Three hundred and eighty-two students were named to the Chesapeake College Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2016. The following students earned a quality point average of 3.50 or better on at least seven credit hours:

Caroline County: Misty Adkins, Shaun Barringer, Amy Bednar, Katie Beverley, Maya Brannon, Rachel Brown, Benjamin Callahan, Kailyn Cantwell, James Caraker, Dustin Chaneski, Kiya Cohen, Elise Compton, Patricia Curran, Victoria Darrow, Joseph Del Medicc, Laura Divjak, Brooke Dodd, Kelly Dove, Zachary Eldredge, Matthew Ellingswort, Kelly Evans, Tershara Evans, Ebony Ewing, Kaitlin Fairbanks, Jack Risher, William Fox, Ashley Garrett, Luther Gauniel, MaryJo Gavin, Ryan Geoghegar, Kendel Gowe, Caitlin Griffin, Roger Harris, Sydnie Hathaway, Heath Hendrickson, Georgianna Hill, Christen Houtz, Heather Hutson, Rachel Hyler, Deena Hynson, Yasmeen Johnson, Mikaela Johnston, Michael Jordan, Owen Joseph, Stephanie Keene, Daphne Larmore, Kaci Lynch, Joshua Markland, Christopher Mayer, Lauren Mayer, Zakary McMahan, Lauryn McMahan, Marissa Moldoch, Neyda Monter-Ca, Paula Morris, Rebekkah Napier, Jeffrey North, Patrick O’Brien, Tamisha Perry, Dana Phillips, Christopher Pante, Kelly Ramsey, Sarah Redd, Alana Reynolds, Gordin Roblero, Victoria Ross, Jessica Scharch, Camryn Schumache, Brady Shortall, Bevan Smith, Kimberly Smith, Shyanne Snow, Amanda Stafford, Audrey Stultz, Janna Teat, Brenda Thrift, Kenneth Trader, Robert Turley, Rachel Van Dalen, Juan Vazquez, Jamyra Walker, Alison Ward, David Weaver, Joseph Webb, Julianna Wedding, Joseph Whitley, Chistopher Williams, Seth Williams, John Wilson, Aaron Wilt, Gregory Wood, Danielle Wooters, Katie Worm, Jason Wright, and Jamie Yeager.

Dorchester County: Allyson Adams, Carley Bieller, Amy Cannon, Jenna Carter, Carlye Collison, Trayvon Copper, Julie Crain, Ahmad Dajani, Spencer Davidson, Anna Davis, Michael Dawson, Matthew Elzey, Rachel Ewing, Christopher Gleockler, Candice Gray, Ashley Greenhawk, Gabriel Guzman, Edwin Hernandez, Shelley Hill, Aubree Hodde, Vivian Kang, Patrick Kelly, Brytni King, Laura Korb, Elizabeth Kyle, Kaite Lee, Shavonte Lewis, Patricia Lynch, Tykia Macer, Jordon Maddox, Kristie Malkus, John Mazzie, Emily McWilliams, Anthony Moulden, Miranda Muehlbauer, Jeffrey Newton, Haley Niblett, Emma North, Meagan Owens, Rebekah Palamaras, Gabrielle Parsley, Gary Phillips, Shawn Pinder, Jasmine Reece, Kylie Riggin, Cierra Robinson, Tiffany Sheppard, Ginger Shimek, Taylor Spears, Ebony Taylor, Anthony Thomas, Achia Thompson, Raven Tran, Beverly Webster, and Hannah Wood.

Kent County: Spencer Adams, Samuel Bergenholt, Tyler Brice, Olivia Cameron, Karli Casey, Alexandra Caswell, James Cook, Jonathan Cook, Mary Ford, Logan Fracassi, Nancy Haggerty, Catherine Hickman, Elizabeth Lloyd, Michael Moffatt, Ryan Nguyen, Laurie Quinn, Carlos Rueda-Pareja, Amanda Shajwani, Elizabeth Trego, and Sarah Whitby.

Queen Anne’s County: William Alderson, Katelyn Alexander, Joshua Becraft, Sarah Berga, Cassandra Blake, Mary Branning, Robert Branning, Ta’myra Britt-Gaine, Riley Buckle, Toni Bullen, Hannah Byerly, Angelica Calloway, Francesca Calloway, Lareese Cathey, Logan Clough, Nathan Connaster, William Covington, Sarah Creasey, Jeremy Davis, Evan Del Casale, Matthew Dorey, Emily Doyle, Kaitlyn Eber, Shannon Eck, Heather Emerson-Phillips, Michele Emory, Cecelia Fontenot, Cody Foster, Laura Gray, Cassidy Greene, Abigail Gurney, Kimberly Haines, Taylor Hamilton, Jennarae Haney, James Henderson, Alaynee Herman, Emily Hert, Jennifer Houghton, Elva Jackson, Kristen James, Destiny Jenkins, Mackenzie Joyce, Jennifer Kelly, Amanda King, Julia Knisley, Trent Koerner, Rhonda Larkin-Copper, John Leaberry, Kenneth Leonard, Jason Lewis, Rosemary Lewis, Frank Lindauer, Trent Marine, Tessa Rae Masters, Melonie Mattison, Lena Mazeina, Faith McCoy, Samantha McCreary, Carlin McLamb, JoAnna Meekins, Heather Mesenbrink, Jensen Messick, John Mutchler, Jennifer Newgent, Morgan O’Connor, Roberto Orellana, Matthew Orr, Marti, Patrick, Heidi Perhach, Sydney Pollard, Danielle Porter, Audbrey Radford, Race Robinson, Kateria Rodriguez, Courtney Rogall, Paige Romanek, Timothy Ruppe, Margaret Ruppert, Josiah Rydstedt, Robert Schultz, Seibel Kelsie, Brandon Shanahan, Sydney Shepherd, Amanda Signorino, Justin Simpson, Hannah Smith, Kyle Sonneveldt, Teagan Sonstegard, Caitlin Souder, Dana Spires, Kasey Stant, Jameson Sterling, Macie Stubbs, Luke Sultenfuss, Joshua Thompson, Savannah Verrette, Kiera Watson, Brady Whitaker, Brian White, Michelle Wick, Amber Williams, Sarah Wooters, and Kaylyn Workinger.

Talbot County: Julie Andrew, Megan Andrew, Christopher Baker, Henry Bauman, Alexandra Bednarik, Rachel Beggins, Aleksandra Belcovska, Erik Bell, Michael Blair, Mikaela Boley, JoAnn Brasington, Lidiya Bridges, Jacob Bryan, Kristen Callis, Meredith Camper, Tara Carl, Amanda Cooper, Jonathan Cooper, Paris Cooper, Julie Craig, Olson Dorce, Felicia Ell, Sarah Fauver, Garrett Fowler, Tierra Foxworth, Jaleesa Gardner, Megan Garvey, William George, Anne Gerwitz, Sabrina Glenn, David Hall, Marcus Haythe, Theorlodin Howard, Samuel Hughes, Alan Ibanez-Gallegos, Chukwuma Isebor, Eldon Johnson, Victoria Laureska, Jason Leaman, Laura LeCates, Grace-Anne Lemaire, Mollie Lovett, Stephan Luethy, Cody Malczewsk, Peter McDorman, Jennifer Miller, Savannah Miller, Hayli Mills, Kimberly Moberly, Monica Moore, Kelley Morgan, Shawn Moriarty, Brandi Nichols, Kathryn Norman, Kristine Olsen, Ashley Osborne, Morgan Pearson, Amanda Price, Cathi Ramagnano, Colleen Ryan, Tyrone Sampson, Pamela Sanchez, Christian Schultz- Chapman, Jennifer Sharp, Elizabeth Shaw, Abigail Simmons, Carl Sinderman, Laura Spies, Jacob Stevenson, Katlyn Swann, Emma Thompson, Rebecca Towers, Tyson Troscinski, Judy Turner, Michael Willis, and Alexandra Wright.

Anne Arundel County: Jason Bigham, Jonathan Larsen, and Jennifer Szarek.

Wicomico County: Patricia Abrams, Edward Bailey and Tyndall Jackson.

Out- of- state: Richard Bundek, Wlliam Jester, Christine Mapp and Robert Richardson.

Digital Learning Night at the library!

Caroline County Public Library
February 1, 2017

Drop in to Digital Learning Night at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton for a technology open house and learn all about the technology your local school system and library have to offer.  

Stop by on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm and enjoy hands-on STEM activities, demos of 3-D printers and the library’s Music Lab, and much more! Have you ever wanted to try out the latest Virtual Reality headsets? We will have Oculus, Vive, and other headsets available for you to play with!

Refreshments will be provided by the Caroline County Culinary Arts Program. Program brought to you through a partnership of Caroline County Public Schools and Caroline County Public Library.

For more information, please call 410-479-1343 or visit

Winter Naturalists Program for Homeschool Students Begins February 2, 2016 at Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum
(RIDGELY, MD—October 22, 2015)

Homeschool families can beat the winter doldrums by engaging in hands-on science fun at Adkins Arboretum! Science for Homeschool Students: Winter Naturalists is a six-week program that begins February 2, 2016.

In this engaging series, students ages 8 to 12 will join Youth Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton to conduct insulation experiments, construct birdfeeders, visit a fox den, identify food sources for white-tailed deer, and learn how local wildlife adapts to winter weather. They’ll also collect data about winter animal activity in the Arboretum’s meadow, forest, wetland and stream habitats. Winter nature poems and outdoor art are part of the learning experience. Classes meet Tuesdays, Feb. 2 to March 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The series is $45 for members and $60 for non-members, with a $10 discount offered for siblings. Advance registration is required at or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum Offers Winter Nature Fun for Preschoolers

Adkins Arboretum
(RIDGELY, MD—October 22, 2015)

Groundhogs, snowflakes, foxes and more! Celebrate winter and engage your young child with nature with Adkins Arboretum’s Acorn Academy Nature Preschool programs. Taught by Youth Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton, this series of six classes for three- to five-year-olds is offered Tuesday mornings beginning February 2, 2016.

Advance registration is required for these popular programs. The fee per class is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Parents may register their preschoolers for individual programs or for the six-program series.

Programs run from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and include a craft and a snack. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. For more information or to register, visit or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Programs include:

Groundhogs Galore
Feb. 2

It’s Groundhog Day! Learn about Mr. Groundhog and his predictions for the arrival of spring. We’ll look for Arboretum groundhog homes, make groundhog puppets, and sing a special groundhog song.

Journey of a Snowflake
Feb. 9

Let’s pretend we’re snowflakes journeying through the winter sky! We’ll make a glittery snowflake craft, look for Jack Frost in the forest, and warm up with hot chocolate and the beloved children’s book A Snowy Day.

Mitten Magic
Feb. 16

Do you have a mouse in your mitten? We’ll read Jan Brett’s classic children’s story The Mitten and make mouse mittens to take home. In the forest, we’ll look for signs of animals and find out how they keep warm when mittens aren’t an option.

Antlers Away
Feb. 23

While many animals are hibernating through the winter, deer are out and about! Let’s learn about the white-tailed deer and make casts of deer tracks on a meadow walk. Back in the classroom, we’ll color antler headbands and enjoy animal stories.

Fox Trot
March 1

Where do foxes go when the cold wind blows? In their cozy dens, of course! Follow a winding trail to an Arboretum fox den, sing and dance to the “Fox Trot,” and make pop-up fox finger puppets during this fun-filled class.

Seed Starters
March 8

It’s time to start thinking about your summer garden! Learn how seeds grow and start your own seeds in a nifty egg carton tray. Then visit the Arboretum greenhouse and enjoy a picnic snack.


Free “Money Talks” financial empowerment program for women at the library

Caroline County Library
October 2015

Are you in charge of your money? Do you want to be? Empower yourself!

Join UMD educator, Melissa Leiden Welsh, for a series of “Money Talks” to be held on four Thursday evenings at the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton. Topics include credit reports, ID theft and protection, budget basics and small steps to saving/investing.

Sessions meet Oct. 22 & 29 and Nov. 12 & 19, 6:30-7:30pm. This program is free; for more information or to sign up, please call Laura Powell at 410-479-1343 X161 or email

Adkins Arboretum Partners with Pickering Creek and Phillips Wharf to Offer Maryland Master Natural Training

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD—September 3, 2015)

This fall, Adkins Arboretum will offer Maryland Master Naturalist training in partnership with Pickering Creek Audubon Center and Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. The program, geared toward study of the coastal plain, provides training for volunteers to learn and share knowledge of the natural world in Maryland and engages citizens as stewards of Maryland’s natural ecosystems and resources through science-based education and volunteer service in their communities.

Individuals accepted into Master Naturalist training receive 48 hours of instruction, including hands-on outdoors experience. All classes are taught by experts in the subject. The curriculum includes sessions on Maryland’s natural history, flora and fauna, principles of ecology, human interaction with the landscape, and teaching and interpretation. Following training, participants serve in their communities as University of Maryland Extension volunteers.

Training sessions will be held the third Wednesday of the month from October to July, 2016. The program fee is $250; application deadline is Friday, September 18, 2015. For more information or to apply for the Master Naturalist program, contact Robyn Affron at 410-634-2847, ext. 25 or, or visit

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. For more information about Arboretum programs, visit or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Help Wanted: Caroline County Schools

Caroline County Schools
September 1, 2015

Caroline County Public Schools (MD) is currently accepting applications for three certificated positions:
– Middle School English/Language Arts
– Secondary Special Education
– Business Education (to include business and technology curriculum)

Each position requires current Maryland certification in the area listed. Applications can be completed on-line at

Calls of inquiry may be made to Mrs. Martha Godfrey at 410-479-1460. Interviews will be scheduled when an acceptable applicant pool has been assembled.

Caroline County Public Schools offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition, CCPS offers a lap top computer for professional use, assistance with relocation expenses and a two-year mentoring program.