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05/05/14 - National Teacher Appreciation Week

05/07/14 - National School Nurse Day

05/12/14 - Mid-Term Reports Issued

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(410) 632-5000

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Worcester County Public Schools does not discriminate in admissions, access, treatment, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion or disability.

Showell Elementary School

Showell Elementary is a PreK through 3rd grade school located in a beautiful rural setting between the town of Showell and scenic Ocean Pines. We are just a stone's throw away from the magnificent Ocean City beaches. Our facility offers a math computer lab, one 22-unit computer lab, internet connected classrooms, a spacious Media Center, a beautiful and educational nature trail, a student-built and maintained butterfly garden, a serene outdoor garden classroom, a renovated cafeteria and gymnasium, and a challenging state-of-the-art playground.

Our facility also offers full-time Art, English Language Learner, Speech, Early Intervention, Music, Physical and Special Education teachers, a Curriculum Resource Teacher, as well as a full-time Nurse and an outstanding Maintenance Staff. We are fully staffed to provide the best education and a happy learning environment for every student. A strong PTA and many active, generous community organizations provide talent as well as financial and educational support.

School Profile

Mission Statement
Student's Mission Statement:

Our mission is to encourage
Productive citizens
Who become
Responsible, life-long learners,
Provide
Instruction that is challenging for all
In a
Diverse and safe environment,
And share
Excellence in partnership
With our school,
Our families,
And our community.

School Motto:  To Do Is To Be

School Website:  www.showellelementaryschool.com

School Highlights and Awards
2011-2012 Accreditation from Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools; 2005 National Blue Ribbon School, 2004 Maryland Blue Ribbon School; 2011 Excellent 3rd Grade MSA Achievement from MSDE; 2010 Maryland State Department of Education Validation for PreK and K; 2004 and 2002 Department of Natural Resources Environmental Excellence; 2003-2008 Distinguished Partnership in Teacher Education Award;  2003 Maryland's Elementary Guidance Counselor of the Year Ed Reid.

Special Programs
Monthly Reading Graph Initiative, Character Kid of the Month, Literacy Library, Summer Academy Program, Peer and Volunteer Support Groups, Book It, Jump Rope for Heart, Read Across America Day, Tech Fest, Science Fair, Book Fairs, Musical Programs, Yearbook, Young Authors Contest, Maryland Month Program, Fall Festival, Third Grade Bridging Ceremony, PBIS-Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies.

After School Academy
Showell Elementary's After School Academy is school regulated and similar to other county programs. The staff selected to serve this program must meet county and state qualifications. The purpose of the program is to provide a fully supervised and safe environment for students from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program provides homework assistance, tutoring in reading and math, technology instruction, art appreciation and other academic activities.

Parent Involvement Opportunities
PTA Functions, SIAC (School Improvement Advisory Committee), Parent Volunteer Program, Maryland Month Program, School and County Science Fair, Technology Fest, and Fine Arts Festival.

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Principal
Ms. Diane Shorts
Assistant Principal
Ms. Wynnette Handy
Guidance Counselor
Mr. Ed Reid
Address
11318 Showell School Rd.
Berlin, MD 21811
Phone
410-632-5350
Fax
410-632-5359
Grades
Pre-K through Grade 3
School Day
Begins at 8:30 AM; Ends at 3:30 PM
Enrollment
537 students
Staff
43 Teachers, 18 Educational Assistants, 2 Food Services, 1 Nurse, 2 Secretaries, 1 Curriculum Resource Teacher, 4 Custodians, 1 Tech Coach
School Built
1976
Addition
1990
Total Size
52,610
Portable Classrooms
Site
30 acres
Teacher to Student Ratio
1:18

 

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