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The Kent County Board of Education is asking staff, students, parents and guardians and community members to participate in a survey that will help guide our search for a new superintendent. Click here to learn more and take the survey!
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Kent County High School
25301 Lambs Meadow Road
Worton, MD 21678



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Directors, from left, Lori Armstrong and Jodi Bortz, lead Kent County High School theater students as they rehearse a song from their upcoming production of "Fame." The show will run March 1-3 in the high school's auditorium.

KCHS students present 'Fame'

Performing arts students at Kent County High School are set to take the stage as performing arts students at a New York City high school in their upcoming show "Fame."
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2024-25 Calendar approved with a photo of a Sept. 2024 calendar with the first day of school highlighted

2024-25 KCPS calendar approved

The Kent County Board of Education has approved the calendar for the 2024-25 school year.
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Applications are open: Citizen Advisory Committee Members with KCPS logo

Citizen Advisory Committee: Call for applications

Kent County Public Schools is accepting applications for anyone interested in serving on the Citizen Advisory Committee.
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Stakeholder Input Survey: Superintendent Search with Survey icon, KCPS logo and three photos of people using devices

Superintendent search survey now open!

As a first step in the process of searching for our next superintendent, a stakeholder input survey has been developed for staff, students, families and the general public. Follow this link to learn more and take the survey.
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Calendar Change: Photo of a calendar with arrow pointing to a circled April 2, with KCPS logo

School calendar change in April

The Kent County Board of Education has approved converting Tuesday, April 2 from a staff professional development day to a synchronous learning day for students.
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Navigating the world of Sepcial Education, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, Kent County Middle School with QR code and handprint graphics

Workshop to focus on special education

"Navigating the World of Special Education" will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the media center at Kent County Middle School in Chestertown.
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Dr. Couch announces plans to retire

Dr. Karen M. Couch, superintendent of Kent County Public Schools, has announced her plans to retire effective June 30, 2024. Read her message to the KCPS community.
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