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Family Opportunities and Community Partnerships

Learn more about opportunities for families in Kent County Public Schools and with our community partners.

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Family Opportunities

Dr. Karen Couch and Kent County Board of Education President Joseph Goetz share a moment during a career and retirement celebration for Dr. Couch held Thursday, May 9 at Chester River Yacht and Country Club.

Dinner celebrates Dr. Couch's career

Kent County Public Schools staff and supporters spent the evening Thursday, May 9 highlighting the indelible mark soon-to-be-retired Superintendent Dr. Karen Couch has left on the community.
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Group photo of Maryland's Teachers of the Year

Honoring Maryland's Teachers of the Year

The Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education held a special recognition ceremony Tuesday, May 21 for the 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building.
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Game of LIFE cards

KCMS students play The Game of LIFE

On Friday, May 17, Kent County Middle School eighth-graders got a taste of real-world family budgeting through an activity based on the classic game. 
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A diamondback terrapin named Shelly gets measured and logged by a researcher before being released back onto Poplar Island, where she hatched before spending a year at Kent County Middle School.

Sending Shelly home to Poplar Island

For the past year, Shelly has lived in an aquarium at Kent County Middle School in Chestertown as part of a research program.
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Citizen Advisory Committee: New members with photo of students in a hallway

New members named to CAC

The Kent County Board of Education this month named a new slate of members to the Citizen Advisory Committee. 
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Special education teacher Cheryl Fracassi receives the Golden Anchor Award at a Kent County Board of Education meeting Monday, May 6. From left are Superintendent of Human Resources Dan Hushion, Superintendent Dr. Karen Couch, Fracassi, Supervisor of Spec

Fracassi receives Golden Anchor Award

Teacher Cheryl Fracassi was honored Monday, May 6 with the Golden Anchor Award.
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Darius Johnson

Darius Johnson to speak at graduation

Darius Johnson will be this year's speaker at Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.
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