News and Announcements

Somerset County Public Schools Closure Extended Through End Of The Year

Westover, MD, May 6, 2020 – In response to the recent extension of the mandate by the Maryland State Department of Education, Somerset County Public Schools (SCPS) will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Families should seek additional information from SCPS online at and attend to district phone messages regarding continuation of learning and meal service points for students within the county and other important information during the closure.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the Somerset County Health Department online at
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Somerset County Residents asked to Respond to US Census

What is the Census? As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the census is a once-every-decade count of everyone living in the country. When we know how many people live in your community, organizations, and businesses are better equipped to evaluate the services and programs needed, such as clinics, schools, and roads. It also determines how seats in Congress are distributed among the 50 states.
In March of 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will send every household an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire about who lives at your address on April 1st. You will have the opportunity to respond online, by phone, or by mail, and federal law keeps those responses safe and secure.
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Family Pajama Literacy Night

Students and their families enjoyed a variety of literacy activities at our Pajama Family Literacy night, including bingo, sequencing, reading & writing stories & literacy yoga. Thanks to the Judy Center, Chesapeake Health Care, Head Start & PAES staff.
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Somerset Goes Red

February is nationally recognized as American Heart Month. Students and Staff wore red to promote awareness and in memory of Ms. Irma Stromberger. Click here to see pictures and read more about "Somerset Goes Red."
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McTeacher/Math Night

Click here to view pictures from our annual McTeacher/Math night at the local McDonald's. PAES staff members served up burgers, fries & cheerful greetings as students & their families completed math activities. PAES will receive a portion of the proceeds from the night toward student activities.
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Dinner with Dad (or your favorite Dude)

Recently the Judy Center hosted "Dinner with Dad or your favorite Dude." Participants learned about healthy foods to eat, prepared salads and watched Chef Chris Ferrell pasta sauce made from vegetables. Everyone enjoyed dinner and received some great materials to take home in order to practice their newly acquired cooking skills. Special thanks to the Somerset County Local Management Board for providing funding for this event.
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