Some Great Events Happening in Wicomico Schools Friday & Saturday

Friday, Nov. 3
Salisbury University On-Site Admissions Day
Mardela Middle and High

Mardela Middle and High will continue the college focus of the Maryland College Application Campaign on Nov. 3 with Salisbury University On-Site Admissions Day. Students who have applied to Salisbury University will have the chance to hear the good news that day that they’ve been admitted. At the start of period 7 (around 1:55 p.m.), Principal Liza Hastings will announce everyone who has been accepted. The school plans to have Mardela’s outstanding band march through the halls during the announcement, and everyone who has been accepted will join the band and Sammy Seagull as they walk back toward the cafeteria to celebrate with pictures and refreshments.

Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-noon
Teacher Recruitment & Hiring Day for Wicomico County Public Schools
At James M. Bennett High

Wicomico County Public Schools is offering what we consider the “Best Job in the World” – teaching in Wicomico County, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore! WCPS consists of 26 schools and learning centers serving more than 15,000 students each day. We’re in search of teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of children, foster growth in each of our students, and help them become empowered to be the best they can be. Come find out how to join this winning team on Saturday, Nov. 4 as we host a “one of a kind” Teacher Recruitment & Hiring Day from 10 a.m.-noon at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury. In addition to recruiting teaching candidates for the 2018-2019 school year, in some instances we will be making offers on the spot! Come find out more about Wicomico County Public Schools, and maybe even go home with a teaching job. WCPS is based in Salisbury, Md., on the Eastern Shore of Maryland between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. We are 30 minutes from the beaches of Ocean City, and a two- to three-hour drive to surrounding cities of Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia. If you have any questions about the event or WCPS, or to reserve your spot at the Nov. 4 Teacher Recruitment & Hiring Day, please contact Patricia Adkins at 410-677-5250 or

Saturday, Nov. 4
STEM Saturday
Salisbury Middle School

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Saturday classes will be offered throughout the 2017-2018 school year for students in grades 4/5 and 6/7/8. The next STEM Saturday will be held Nov. 4 at Salisbury Middle School, with students in grades 4-5 exploring “Making a DNA Necklace” and middle school students engaging in “Launch It! Explore NASA Rocket Building and Launching.” All STEM Saturdays will take place from 10 a.m.-noon. Locations will vary.

STEM Saturdays are free for Wicomico County students in grades 4 through 8. Anyone interested in attending a STEM Saturday event must pre-register, and early registration is recommended as the courses fill up early. For a detailed schedule and registration form, see the STEM Saturday 2017-2018 flyer at For information contact Gretchen Boggs at 410-677-4504 or

STEM Saturdays will also be held:

Dec. 9: There will be no STEM Saturday on this date because it is the day of the First Lego League Junior Showcase for elementary and First Lego League Regional Tournament for middle school. Check with your teacher for more information on sign up for a team.
Jan. 6: “Density and Buoyancy: Penny Boatd Challenge & Making Density Divers” for elementary, and “Robotics Challenge: Escape the Maze!” for middle school. At Salisbury Middle School.
Feb. 10: “Fascinating Flying Animals: The Physics of Flight” for elementary and middle school. At the Ward Museum.
March 10: “Designing a Habitat: Homes for Our Animal Friends” for elementary, at the Salisbury Zoo; “Alice I: Programming and Creating Characters with Alice” for middle school, at Salisbury University.
April 7: “Good Vibrations: The Physics of Sound” for elementary and “Be a Weatherbug: Predicting Weather and Disasters” for middle school. At Salisbury Midde School.

Saturday, Nov. 4
FIRST Lego League Scrimmage
Salisbury Middle School

A scrimmage to help teams prepare for the December FIRST LEGO League tournament will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Salisbury Middle School. Concessions will be available at this event and at the FIRST LEGO League STEMtastic Saturday on Dec. 9 at Salisbury Middle. The FIRST LEGO League qualifying tournament will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. that day, for registered teams only. The Jr. FIRST LEGO League Showcase will be from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and is open to the public to see. From 9-10 a.m. that day, the Wicomico Public Libraries will offer WeDo Workshops: Introduction to Simple Robotics for ages 5-11. Please register by contacting Gretchen Boggs at 410-677-4504 or

Saturday, Nov. 4
2017 Classics for a Cause Concert
Asbury United Methodist Church, Salisbury

The 2017 Classics for a Cause benefit concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury. A delicious dessert reception with the artists will take place after the concert. This 5th annual Classics for a Cause is a benefit concert that engages youth artists in supporting the arts. The event is student-run and student-performed, with student vocalists and instrumentalists. Performers this year are Alison Sahler, Maya Natesan, Laura Adams, Erin Welch, Gia Bautista, Zoe Sheller, Hannah Burchard, Christy Sun, Hannah Hoang, Millicent Kihiuria, Chloe Walker, Sara Sadjadi, Ava Bautista and Ethan Jones. Many of these performers are students of Wicomico County Public Schools, which has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation eight of the past 11 years. All proceeds benefit the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council and its arts initiatives for youth including the Instrument Barn, which helps provide instruments and lessons to those unable to afford them, and grants and scholarships for arts education. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 SWAC members/seniors/veterans, $5 students, free for children 5 and under., 410-543-2787.


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