Busy Weekend, Week Ahead for WCPS
Highlighted Events in Wicomico Schools: Busy Weekend, Week Ahead
Posted on 04/20/2018

Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22

James M. Bennett Drama Club Presents “Almost, Maine”

James M. Bennett Auditorium

The James M. Bennett High Drama Club presents “Almost, Maine” written by John Cariani at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in the James M. Bennett Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for general admission seating, and will be available at the door. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream. For information please contact Chelsea Murray at cgmurray@wcboe.org.


Saturday, April 21

2nd annual Wicomico County Public Schools Race for Wellness & Literacy

Arthur W. Perdue Stadium

Come out Saturday April 21 and take part in the 2nd annual Wicomico County Public Schools Race for Wellness & Literacy, which will be held at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. This will be a 5K Run / 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Support wellness and literacy, and have a chance at winning an award in your age group, too! Registration is open now, and you must register in advance to be sure of getting an event T-shirt. Sign-in starts at 2 p.m. on April 21, race is at 3 p.m., and the post-race celebration will be held until 5:30 p.m. Please click on the event picture on our home page at www.wcboe.org to learn more and sign up, or go to https://www.wcboe.org/instruction/curriculum/physical_education/employee_wellness/

Wicomico County Public Schools is organizing the event, in partnership with the Delmarva Shorebirds, Salisbury Book Festival, Wicomico Public Libraries and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in this event. Participants are encouraged to bring a new children’s book to donate in memory of the late Salisbury University Professor Ernie Bond. Donated books and money raised will be distributed to Title 1 Wicomico schools.


Saturday, April 21

Chicken BBQ Fundraiser for Parkside High Class of 2019

Parkside High School

The Parkside High School Class of 2019 will host a chicken BBQ fundraiser at Parkside on Saturday, April 21 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for chicken, roll, chips and drink. For tickets please contact Sherri Harkins at sharkins@wcboe.org.


Saturday, April 21

Car Wash and Bake Sale by Parkside HS Carpe Diem Destination Imagination Team

Parkside High School 

The Parkside High School Carpe Diem Destination Imagination Team that has qualified to compete at Global Finals will host a Car Wash and Bake Sale Saturday, April 21 at Parkside High School from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The car wash has a recommended minimum donation of $7. Free Cheesecake Factory cheesecake samples are available from 9:30-11 a.m. with the opportunity to order and pick up from Barnes & Noble at your convenience. They're great for Mother's Day and other special occasions. Proceeds will help the team cover its $9,000 in expenses to travel to the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn. this May.  


Starting April 23

Registration at Schools for 2018-2019 Kindergarten and Prekindergarten

All Wicomico Schools with Prekindergarten and Kindergarten

The annual Kindergarten and Prekindergarten Registration Fair for Wicomico County Public Schools will take place April 9-12 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. Registration and enrollment forms are now available online at www.wcboe.org; please click on the Enrollment Quick Link. Families may print and fill out the forms in advance to bring along with the required supporting documents to the Registration Fair at the Civic Center.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to register children for the 2018-2019 school year as early as possible, so that families and schools can begin to plan and prepare. Please contact the school for additional information. For enrollment questions, please contact Diane Baione at dbaione@wcboe.org or 410-677-4496.

To register or apply, parents/guardians will need to bring in the following documents:

  • a child’s birth certificate or registration of birth
  • driver’s license or picture ID of parent or legal guardian
  • child’s immunization record and current physical
  • child’s Social Security card
  • two forms of proof-of-residency documentation, in the name of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
    • For homeowners: Mortgage/property tax bill and one of the following: Current utility (gas, water or electric) bill with service address.
    • For those living at a rental property: Current signed lease plus one of the following: Current utility (gas, water or electric) bill with service address.
    • For those living with someone else whose name is on the home and utility bills: Bring that person and the two forms of proof of residency listed above, and driver’s license or picture ID for both of you.
  • child’s IEP/IFSP (if applicable)
  • court custody papers
  • income verification (for Prekindergarten only, including both Prek 3 Year Old and Prek 4 Year Old): 2017 Maryland tax return (if available) OR W2 AND either four most current consecutive pay stubs, or State of Maryland Benefit Eligibility Letter (if applicable)

To help ensure that all children have the required immunizations for school attendance, the Wicomico County Health Department will offer immunization by appointment at the Health Department’s Fritz Building, 300 West Carroll St.  Parents must bring a current copy of their child’s vaccine record with them. Please call 410-543-6943 for appointments and more information.



Children registering for Kindergarten must turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2018. Kindergarten is mandatory for all Maryland children who are 5 by this date unless the parents or guardians have completed a Kindergarten-Level of Maturity Waiver Form seeking later admission. For information please contact Sandra Drummond, Early Childhood supervisor, at 410-677-4523 or drummond@wcboe.org .



Prekindergarten-4 is not mandatory and is offered to qualified children who will be 4 by Sept. 1, 2018. Prekindergarten is a half-day program throughout Wicomico County except for the full-day programs in the Judy Center and Prekindergarten Expansion catchment areas of Beaver Run, Pemberton, Prince Street, Charles H. Chipman Elementary and West Salisbury Elementary. 

At Beaver Run and Pemberton, qualified children who are 3 year olds attend Prekindergarten-3 the full school day.  Students in the 3-year old program must turn 3 on or before September 1, 2018.  Applicants for the 3-year-old program may apply at Beaver Run or Pemberton schools on or after April 23.

Priority Prekindergarten admission will be given to Wicomico County children and Delmar, Del. children meeting any of these criteria:

  • come from low-income, at-risk, or homeless situations
  • have prior participation in Head Start 
  • experience challenges like emergency or health problems, limited English proficiency, or other home or family circumstances
  • recommended for the program by government or court referral

Parents or guardians whose child may qualify for priority admission should plan to bring all of required enrollment documentation to apply for Prekindergarten enrollment at the school on or after April 23. Parents and guardians of children who do not meet the criteria for priority admission can put the child’s name on a Prekindergarten waiting list starting April 23, and this waiting list will be used to fill any remaining slots. Families whose child is on a waiting list will be notified in late summer if space is available. Documentation must be submitted prior to a child’s acceptance into the program.


Monday, April 23-Thursday, May 3

Special High School Schedule for PARCC Testing

All High Schools

High school students in Wicomico County Public Schools will have a special, modified schedule from Monday, April 23-Thursday, May 3 so that PARCC testing can take place for some students while instruction continues for all students.

The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) exams will be administered for students who are taking English 10, Algebra I and Algebra II this year, as well as a few other students. PARCC will be administered during double class periods for English 10, Algebra I and Algebra II. In classes where a PARCC exam is not being given during a double period, the students and teacher will be able to take advantage of extended class time.) Students will be informed by their teacher or teachers if they are scheduled to take one or more PARCC exams. Each high school will provide more detailed information on the exact timing of periods in each day’s modified schedule:

Monday, April 23: Periods 2-2-3-4-5-5-6

Tuesday, April 24: Parkside and JMB 1-3-3-4-6-6-7, Wicomico High and Mardela 1-3-3-5-6-6-7

Wednesday, April 25: 1-1-2-4-4-7-7

Thursday, April 26: Periods 2-2-3-4-5-5-6

Friday, April 27: Parkside 1-3-3-4-6-6-7, Wicomico High and Mardela 1-3-3-5-6-6-7, JMB 1-3-3-4-5-6-6

Monday, April 30: 1-1-2-4-4-7-7

Tuesday, May 1: Periods 2-2-3-4-5-5-6

Wednesday, May 2: Parkside and JMB 1-3-3-4-6-6-7, Wicomico High and Mardela 1-3-3-5-6-6-7

Thursday, May 3: 1-1-2-4-4-7-7


Monday, April 23

Chipotle Fundraiser for Wicomico High Track Team

Chipotle North

Visit the Chipotle at 2408-B N. Salisbury Blvd. between 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 23 and let the cashier know you are there to support the Wicomico High track team. Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds from this fundraiser to the team.


April 25-28

Wicomico County Robotics Team 3389D (VEX) at Worlds 

Louisville, Kentucky

Congratulations to the Wicomico County Robotics VEX Team 3389D that has qualified to compete at VEX Worlds in Louisville, Ky. April 25-28. Team 3389D competed at the Delmarva State Competition on March 10t and was part of the alliance team that won the tournament championship. The team of Parkside students is Team Captain/CAD Anisah Khattak, Programmer Samantha Glenn, and Rence Davis and Wyatt (Jeffrey) Donoway for Mechanical. It’s recommended that teams bring extra team members to Worlds, so traveling with the VEX team will be these backups: Programmer Patrick SebaRaj (James M. Bennett High), Mechanical Michael Klos (Mardela High), and CAD/Mechanical Corey Phillips (Mardela High). We wish them a great experience as they compete at Worlds!


Wednesday, April 25

Local Band Showcase – a DI Fundraiser for FIS Boomerangs Team

Hopper’s Tap House at 1400 South in Salisbury

You can support the Fruitland Intermediate School Boomerangs team in raising $7,000 to compete at Global Finals just by purchasing a ticket to the Local Band Showcase at Hopper’s Tap House on Wednesday, April 25. Tickets are $15 for the Local Band Showcase, with reserved seating and special guest bartenders. The team will receive 10% of food sales during the showcase. See any team member or parent to buy tickets, or contact the school for a form to fill out and return with check.


Friday, April 27

Fruitland Intermediate School Dance to Support DI Team

Fruitland Intermediate

Students an families of Fruitland Intermediate can support the school’s Global Finals-bound Destination Imagination team through a school dance on Friday, April 27. More information is available through the school.


Friday, April 27

Prom for Mardela High, with Grand March at the school at 6:30 p.m. at Mardela Middle and High, prom at 8 p.m. at Kylan Barn in Delmar.


April 28-29

Bookfair to Benefit the BMS Legendary Llamas and Parkside High Carpe Diem DI Teams

Barnes & Noble

The Parkside Carpe Diem DI and Bennett Middle Legendary Llamas teams are having a Barnes & Noble Bookfair at the store April 28-29 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and online through May 2. Learn all about Destination Imagination where you can try your hand with stem based Instant Challenges. The teams will receive a percentage of the purchases when you mention your support for Destination Imagination.  Educators will receive a 25% discount since this weekend is Educator Appreciation Days. You can also go online to www.BN.COM/bookfairs using code number 12364212 at checkout from April 28 until May 2.  


Saturday, April 28

Maryland History Day

University of Maryland Baltimore County in Catonsville

Local teams that qualified to compete in the Maryland History Day competition will travel to UMBC in Catonsville for this event.


Saturday, April 28

4th annual Quarter Auction & Car Show to Benefit Wicomico High Band

Wicomico High School

The Wicomico High School Band Boosters invite you to come out and support the band at the 4th annual Quarter Auction & Car Show, taking place at the Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, April 28. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of band uniforms for the Wicomico High School Band. The car show will take place from 2-6 p.m., and the auction will start at 5 p.m. For the car show, registration is $10, and dash plaques will be given to the first 50 vehicles. There will be awards for Top 10, band Choice and Director’s Award. Please call 410-251-1121 for information. For the Quarter Auction, paddles will be $5 in advance/$10 at door, $3 for additional paddles. More than 75 items will be available for bid. Doors will open at 4 p.m. For tickets or information please contact wihibandboosters@gmail.com.


Saturday, April 28

Prom for Parkside High, 8-11 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. After Prom at Crown Sports Center, midnight. Details to come.