Approved 17-18 Instructional Calendar

We are pleased to announce that the 2017-2018 instructional calendar was adopted by the School Board on Monday evening. Options A and C were presented to the Board for second review. The Board approved Option C and thanked the Calendar Committee for garnering stakeholder input from various Superintendent Advisory Committees, community and employee survey data, and school board member feedback.

View: 2017-2018 Instructional Calendar (PDF)

The Lowdown on Your Dollars – School Funding Information that Every Parent Should Know

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The Lowdown on Your Dollars was developed to provide taxpayers, parents, and school staff with relevant information regarding the funding of public education in Caroline County.

The proposed budget for 2017-2018 for Caroline County Public Schools is $46,838,037, an increase of $2,469,009 over the budget for 2016-2017.

This is an increase of 5%. The request for $2,469,009 consists of an increase in State funds of $546,343 and a requested increase from the County in the amount of $1,923,666.

The increase is needed to fund mandatory increases in VRS and health insurance ($650,000), increases in salaries, wages and taxes ($1,166,009), investments in instructional resources and additional positions ($400,000). The balance of $253,000 will be spent in various other areas such as school safety, maintenance, technology, activities, athletics, and administration.

Pancake Breakfast

April 1st
8 am – 10 am
Bowling Green Baptist Church
Tickets $6
Tickets available in advance from your Jr. Beta Club member
Help send Beta champions to Nationals
Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice.
Proceeds benefit Caroline County Jr. Beta Club
For more information or tickets email

Caroline County Elementary Beta

Caroline County Elementary Beta students have proven that they have what it takes at the 2016-2017 State Beta Convention in Williamsburg. For the first time, all three Caroline elementary schools were present at the convention, and they excelled! Caroline fifth grade students brought home a total of 14 awards. Students participated in various competitions, ranging from academic and visual arts to team and club events.
Erin Toigo from Lewis and Clark and Erinn Staub from Bowling Green took second and third places respectively in the speech competition, as they told judges what “Above and Beyond” means to them. Madison Elementary’s team of Valentina Pavletic, Jaiden Marcinizyn, Tanner Beale, and Joshua Robinson were the Quiz Bowl champions of the convention. Tyler Carter from Lewis and Clark showed off his academic skills and earned a second-place award in the math competition. Michael Hayden, also from Lewis and Clark, demonstrated that Caroline students are getting a top-notch education as he took second-place in Social Studies.
In visual arts, students from Bowling Green and Lewis and Clark did their art teachers proud. Sabian Rollins earned two second-place awards, the first with a charcoal sketch of an owl and another in handmade jewelry with a beautiful forged bracelet and aluminum cross necklace set. Alana Wyche also entered handmade jewelry, earning third place for an elegant pair of beaded earrings. Alana also earned a third-place award in color photography with a peaceful, nature composition. Kaila Wright placed second in recyclable art with the creative use of egg cartons and twisted paper to create a three-dimensional framed and lighted wall art piece, while Erinn Staub placed third in sketch with a radial abstract line drawing. Finally, Dakota Parker won a third-place award for his sculpture of an alien as he interpreted the convention theme of “Above and Beyond”.
Club and team events were successful as well, with second place going to the Bowling Green Elementary team for Tower of Power, as they built a structure with straws and masking tape that was required to hold a tennis ball. This team consisted of Ethan Bissoon, Audrey Edwards, Gordon Storke, Kaila Wright, and Ahryah Stephens. Madison Elementary’s Briyana Sale, Jaiden Lewis Abegail Alpizar, and Kaylee Rodgers entered the Living Literature category and earned a second-place award as they depicted a scene from the popular book series, “Dork Diaries”. Madison also had an entry in Special Talent with Mackenzie Carter and Briyana Sale winning third-place for their performance of “I’m Only Human” by Christina Perry. The final award was a club award in which all BGE participants competed. A first-place plaque honored the BGE club’s Spotlight board, depicting the service and achievements of BGE Betas over the past year. This display was created and submitted by Dakota Parker, Sabian Rollins, Alora Rohm, Erinn Staub, Ahryah Stephens, Makenzie Carter, Gordon Storke, Ethan Bissoon, Marcus Hale, Kaila Wright, and Audrey Edwards.
All of these students are eligible to compete at the National Convention in Orlando this June. These students are excited about the opportunity to compete for Caroline County on a national level. Caroline County Betas are truly moving “Above and Beyond” as they work toward high academic and character ideals. With a motto of “Let us lead by serving others,” these students are demonstrating to our community and state that Caroline County elementary schools are dedicated to high achievement and growth. If you would like to demonstrate support for these students, please visit their website at
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