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Kent County High School students pose for a photo with local artists and representatives from community organizations who helped bring the Poppies for Peace project to fruition.

Art students lead Poppies for Peace project

Local artists, officials, students and community members gathered in Chestertown Tuesday, May 23 for the opening of a new temporary public art exhibit, the Poppies for Peace.
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Nominate someone for the Golden Anchor Award today

The Golden Anchor Award is presented each month to an employee or group of employees who exemplify the vision and mission of Kent County Public Schools. 
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A Next Generation Scholars student from Kent County High School, right, speaks with middle schoolers at a booth during the GAME of LIFE.

KCMS students play Game of LIFE

Kent County Middle School brought the classic board game the Game of LIFE to life for eighth graders, giving them a lesson about the real responsibilities of being an adult.
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Kent County High School students Cherish Johnson, left, and Tatiana Thomas volunteer at the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education's College and Career Fair Thursday, April 20.

MBRT hosts College and Career Fair at KCHS

Nearly 245 students, teachers and community members gathered in Trojan Arena at Kent County High School on Thursday, April 20 for the second annual College and Career Fair.
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Arts in the Garden, celebrating the arts at Garnet. Thursday, Mayy from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Garnet students meet 'Butterfly' creator

"Butterfly" will be a prominent feature during H.H. Garnet Elementary School's Arts in the Garden celebration that starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11.
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Kent County Public Schools held its annual awards Thursday, March 30. From left are Promising Educator Jodi Bortz, Teacher of the Year Mary Jessica McGee and Support Employee of the Year Bethsheila Hunley.

McGee named Teacher of the Year

Kent County Public Schools recognized teachers and staff Thursday, March 30 at its 2023 awards celebration.
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 Teacher Kimberly Isaacson, left, chats with student support coach Brynne Jachimowicz at Rock Hall Elementary School. Student support coaches are paired with teachers to help meet students' needs.

Bringing coaches into the classroom

Kent County Public Schools was able to harness grant funding to create a new program for the 2022-23 school year, hiring students support coaches — or SSCs — for every building.
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 Volunteer readers gather in the Rock Hall Elementary School media center Thursday morning, Feb. 23 before heading out to classrooms to talk with students about Black History Month.

Schools celebrate Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, Kent County Public Schools celebrated Black History Month in daily classroom activities and with special events and assemblies.
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Kent County High School Principal Kris Hemstetter and her team pose for a photo with special guests at a Black History Month assembly Wednesday, Feb. 22. From left are teacher Michelle Phillips, guests Ronnell Page, Yvng Swag, Juante Wilson, D.J. Real and

Guest speakers inspire students

The middle and high school uplifted students last week with special guest speakers at a pair of Black History Month assemblies.
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Students in the Kent County Middle School Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys mentoring program visit a recording studio and  learn about music opportunities at Washington College as part of a campus tour Friday, Jan. 27.

KCMS mentoring program visits Washington College

Kent County Middle School students in a special mentoring program got a behind-the-scenes look at college life late last month.
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Bruce Warren, second from left, of WXPN in Philadelphia talks with WKHS student DJs, from left, Olivia Johnson, Jonah Elburn and John Singleton on air Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Kent County High School studio.

WXPN team visit WKHS

Kent County High School's student radio station 90.5 WKHS hosted a trio of special guests from WXPN in the studio earlier this month.
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Jaylin Whye and Aurora Ramirez, members of the Kent County High School Class of 2023, greet visitors to the school's media center Friday, Dec. 2 for mock job interviews organized by the Next Generation Scholars Program.

Program boosts students' college readiness

It's been five years since the launch of the Next Generation Scholars program boosting students' college and career readiness and the numbers show it is clearly paying off.
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Teachers and staff at H.H. Garnet Elementary School participate in CPR training during a professional development day this fall. The Kent County Health Department has been providing CPR and Stop the Bleed training in schools.

Teachers receive life-saving training

This fall, the team at the Kent County Health Department has been visiting schools to provide CPR and Stop the Bleed training for teachers and staff.
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The Debate Team meets in the Kent County High School media center Tuesday, Dec. 6 as part of Trojan Time.

Adding more Trojan Time at KCHS

This fall Kent County High School launched "Trojan Time," a dedicated period for intervention to help students who need it and provide enrichment opportunities for those who are on track and excelling.
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Kent County Public Schools commemorated the Emma L. Grason Miller Media Center at H.H. Garnet Elementary School Saturday, Dec. 10. From left are the Rev. Robert Brown, Principal Brenda Rose, Garnet Alumni Association President Peggy brown, Carolyn Brooks

Media center at Garnet dedicated

A ceremony was held in H.H. Garnet Elementary School Dec. 10 commemorating the legacy of Emma L. Grason Miller. The school's media center was named in her honor.
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