District News

Sodexo’s Future Chef Competition

TCPS elementary students recently demonstrated their culinary skills in Sodexo’s 2022 Future Chef Culinary Competition. The event is an exciting and engaging way to encourage students to learn more about healthy food choices by participating in a recipe contest and is sponsored by Sodexo, provider of TCPS food services. 

School districts across the country are holding Future Chef events this Spring. The winning student from each participating district will be considered for regional finalist awards.  The selected regional finalists will have a chance to become national finalist, competing for the public’s vote on a special Future Chefs YouTube channel.

The TCPS Future Chef Culinary competition was held at Easton Elementary School, and the culinary theme this year was “A Healthy Recipe From Your Favorite Book or Movie.”  Recipes were evaluated based on the following criteria: originality, healthy attributes, ease of preparation, kid appeal, plate presentation, use of featured ingredients, and last but not least, taste!  The panel of judges included Kelly Griffith, Superintendent, Michael Garman, Board of Education Vice President; Emily Jackson, Otis Sampson, and Mary Wheeler, Board of Education Members; and Sarah Jones, TCPS Chief Financial Officer. The following TCPS district finalists prepared their outstanding recipes:

1st Place – Ava Stockhausen, SMES 4th grade – Sunshine Smoothie Bowls

2nd Place – Micah George, EES 5th grade – Back to the Future Mini Pizzas

3rd Place – Juliette Morris, WMES 4th grade – Pumpkin Pasties 

4th Place – Kennedy Smith, TES 3rd grade – Remy’s Ratatouille 

5th Place – Stefany Mendiola Ponce – CDES 3rd grade – Cowboy Caviar 

“I am always amazed by the recipes that our “Future Chefs” create for this competition,” said Dr. Griffith. “I enjoyed each and every dish that they prepared, and was very proud of their poise in their presentations.  I congratulate them all, and hope they continue developing their culinary talents! Many thanks to our Sodexo team, especially Mrs. Vickie Mueller and Mr. Michael George, for providing this opportunity for the kids.”

Superintendent’s Update 9/28/23

Fall is officially here! Interim reports are coming home today for students in grades 3 through 12, using a new email system called BrightArrow Technologies. If you do not receive your child’s interim report, or you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school.

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Immediate Openings for Bus Drivers and Bus Aides

Talbot County Public School is hiring! We have immediate openings for Bus Drivers and Bus Aides.

Bus Driver salary range is $20 to $27.07 + exceptional benefits

Bus Aide salary range is $15.18 to $20.73 + exceptional benefits

Join our team and make a difference in the lives of our students. Apply now!

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Superintendent’s Update 9/21/23

We are back in full swing in our classrooms and on our athletic fields! I hope you’ll come out and support our Fall athletes at Easton High and St. Michaels High!This week some of our students joined me in participating in the county’s September 11th Commemoration here in downtown

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Congratulations to TCPS 20-Year Employees!

The Board and Dr. Pepukayi recognized 20-year employees at the September 21, 2023 Board Meeting. TCPS 2023 20-Year Employees: Lydia Adkins, Lakisha Butler, Christine Davis, Ed.D., Bethany Haas, Cara Hughes, Susie Hutchison, Jesse Masone, Rebekah Masone, Lee McGuckin, Elizabeth Myers, Melissa Rochester, Laura Smith, Sherry Spurry, Jaclyn Valcik, Ricky Vitanovec

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TCPS Recognizes Advanced Placement Scholars

St. Michaels High School AP Scholar Justin C. Bieber Matthew T. Goeller AP Scholar with Honors Indi L. Rainer AP Scholar with Distinction Nathan A. Henckel Easton High School AP Scholar Emily Branic Quinton A. Haddaway Nathan G. Han Julian V. Hutchison Isabella R. Jobeck Sophia N. Principe Noah J.

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