Calvert County Times September 07, 2017 - Page 10

10 Education The Calvert County Times Thursday, September 7, 2017 It’s Back to School in Calvert County By Dick Myers Editor Thirteen elementary schools. Six middle schools. Four high schools. A special needs school and a career and technology center. In all, about 15,500 students and they were all back in their classrooms Tuesday, Sept. 5 in Calvert County Public Schools. The school system has been expe- riencing declining enrollment the last few years but the expectations were as classes opened that enrollment would be about steady or slightly ahead of last year. This year all of the schools in South- ern Maryland opened at the same time, the day after the Labor Day weekend as mandated by Gov. Larry Hogan to bol- ster the state’s tourism industry. Calvert County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Curry made his an- nual visit to the schools throughout the day, starting at Patuxent High School in Lusby at 7 a.m., to greet the faculty and students. School Superintendent Dr. Daniel Curry greets Patuxent High School Vice Principal Ann Richwood. School’s open at Patuxent High School. Submitted photo