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TCPS Announces Certified Nursing Assistant Career and Technical Education “Completer”

Students will have the opportunity to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) through a new Career and Technology Education Completer program offered by Talbot County Public Schools (TCPS) beginning in the 2021/2022 school year.

Students who complete the program and pass exam requirements will become certified nursing assistants. TCPS has been able to implement this program through funding from the Maryland Career and Technology Education Innovation grant awarded last year. This grant funds the purchase of medical grade equipment and resources to provide students a real-world nursing experience at Easton High School. Students from St. Michaels Middle High School will also be able to complete the program through cross campus transportation.

The four course Program uses project and problem-based learning, clinical and internship experiences, and classroom and lab instruction to teach students about the field of healthcare. Students are introduced to healthcare knowledge and skills through two foundation courses with content developed by Stevenson University: Foundations of Medicine and Health Science and Structure and Functions of the Human Body. The CNA program provides students with opportunities to apply what they are learning to real-life healthcare situations. The final required course is a clinical internship arranged with a local healthcare facility. Students who pass the end-of-course exams as well as successfully complete the program of study will be eligible for transcripted credit through Stevenson University.

“We are very excited to offer our students this new opportunity to pursue future careers in health care,” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent. “Many high school students already know this is their chosen path, so this program will enable them to gain clinical experience even before graduation and potentially continue on to another level through collegiate studies or enter the workforce.”

For additional information or have any questions, please email Robin Werner, CTE Curriculum Supervisor at rwerner@talbotschools.org or your school counselor.

TCPS 2023 Holiday Concert Schedule

Get ready to celebrate the holiday season with Talbot County Public Schools! We are excited to announce our Holiday Concert Schedule featuring festive performances from students across the district. Join us for an evening (or evenings) of music, cheer, and seasonal fun! DECEMBER 12-2-23 (Sat): Easton Holiday Parade, Downtown Easton,

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TCPS Education Foundation Event Honors Alumni

Three individuals were honored as TCPS Distinguished Alumni for 2023. (left to right) Ms. Marlene R. Thomas, St. Michaels High Class of 1980; Mr. Edzel L. Turner, Robert Russa Moton High Class of 1958; Mrs. Della M. Andrew, Easton High Class of 1955. Mr. Edzel Turner, RRMHS ’58 and his

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Chef Mike Shows Us How to Prepare a Holiday Turkey Safely

Check the latest video of Chef Mike from Sodexo showing us how to prepare a holiday turkey safely! Chef Mike and staff prepared and sliced turkeys for all the TCPS cafeterias, and turkey dinners were on the menu for all students! Follow along as he shares his tips and tricks

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Superintendent’s Update 11/16/23

It’s been a very full American Education Week so far! During the Board of Education Work Session on Monday, we discussed the results of the budget survey, began discussing budget priorities, and reviewed projected funding for FY25.

On Tuesday, we held the first of our series of Community

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Superintendent’s Update 11/9/23

This is a short week for TCPS students and staff due to Waterfowl weekend, and yet I continue to be impressed by the engagement and commitment of our team of educators.

This week is National School Psychology Week, when we highlight the important work school psychologists do

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Superintendent’s Update 11/2/23

I’m recording this week’s update in downtown Easton, where the Waterfowl Festival will take place next week!

Founded in 1971, the Waterfowl Festival celebrates our Eastern Shore heritage while also helping to preserve it. As many as 20,000 visitors will discover the best of local wildlife, nature, art,

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