Information on Each School for the 2017-2018 School Year
School Profiles: Look Here for Open House Dates and Important School News
Posted on 08/23/2017
Schools have mailed welcome letters to all students, and Wicomico County Schools will hold open house events the week of Aug. 28 in preparation for the opening of the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for most students*.

*Students in grades 1-6 and grade 9 will attend school on Sept. 5. (Exceptions: All grades will attend at Pittsville Elementary and Middle, and only grade 6 will attend at Mardela Middle and High.)

All students in grades 1-12 will be in school Wednesday, Sept. 6. During the first week, kindergarten and prekindergarten students will report as scheduled by the assigned school.

Information for each school is provided below.

 

Beaver Run Elementary School

31481 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury

Prekindergarten – Grade 2

School Hours: 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (doors open 8:45 a.m., close at 4:15 p.m.)

Principal: Curtis W. Twilley 

Assistant Principal: Kimberly Waters

410-677-5101

brs@wcboe.org

http://www.wcboe.org/schools/brs/

www.facebook.com/BeaverRunSchool/

Key dates: Open House for Beaver Run families will be held on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 1-3 p.m.  From 5-6 p.m. on Aug. 31, Beaver Run Elementary, East Salisbury Elementary and Wicomico Early Learning Center will hold their Back-to-School Community Barbecue at Doverdale Playground with hot dog, chips, and lemonade or water for every attendee. Attendees will have the chance to meet the schools' teachers and administrators, and students will be randomly selected to receive school supplies.

Please note: Beaver Run is a Title I School and a proud Judy Center and CAP (Consistent Attire Program) School. Beaver Run’s Kindergarten program has earned the Maryland EXCELS Quality Rating of 5, the highest rating that any Kindergarten program can receive from the Maryland State Department of Education. It’s going to be a fantastic school year at Beaver Run. The Board of Education this summer approved a feasibility study that recommended construction of a replacement Beaver Run Elementary, and we will be excited to see that project take shape in the coming years. Now, let’s have a fantastic school year with our Brilliant Beavers.

 

Charles H. Chipman Elementary

711 Lake St., Salisbury

Prekindergarten-Grade 1

Schools Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Principal: Antionette Perry

Assistant Principal: Alexan Dargan

410-677-5814

chipman@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/ces

www.facebook.com/wcboeces/

Twitter @wcboeces

Key dates: Open House for all students Thursday, Aug. 31, from 1-2 p.m. Doors will unlock at 1 p.m. Our Executive PTA Board will be at the Open House to welcome students and families and give them the opportunity to join the PTA. Sept. 19, PTA Meeting and Back to School Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Please note: Chipman is a Prekindergarten-Grade 1 school serving students and families in the Chipman and West Salisbury Elementary attendance areas. (Students who reside in the West Salisbury Elementary attendance area will return to the new West Salisbury Elementary School for its reopening in September 2018.) Chipman is proud to be a Title I, Judy Center, and CAP (Consistent Attire Program) school. Chipman’s Prekindergarten program has earned the Maryland EXCELS Quality Rating of 5, the highest rating that any Prekindergarten program can receive from the Maryland State Department of Education. Thanks to the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), all students are eligible for breakfast and lunch at no charge. Please check for regular updates on our school website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

Delmar Elementary School

811 S. 2nd St., Delmar, Md.

Prekindergarten-Grade 4

Principal: Kirby Bryson

Assistant Principals: Dr. Ryan Kessler, Shelly M. Hall

410-677-5178

delmarES@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/des

www.facebook.com/wcboedes/

Key dates: Wednesday, Aug. 30, Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Open House and Classroom Orientation from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 31, Open House from 1:30-3 p.m. for grades Prekindergarten to 4. Sept. 25, PTA Back-to-School Night at 6:30 p.m., We will provide an overview of the school year followed by classroom visitations.

Please note: Delmar Elementary welcomes new Principal Kirby Bryson and a new assistant principal, Shelly M. Hall. Delmar Elementary is a CAP (Consistent Attire program) school. Clothing details are available at the school or at www.wcboe.org. Delmar Elementary looks forward to the limited renovation project that will repair or replace multiple systems in our school building. Please visit our website for updates and information regarding the 2017-2018 school year.

 

East Salisbury Elementary

1201 Old Ocean City Rd., Salisbury

Grades 3-5

Schools Hours: 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., doors open 8:45 a.m.

Principal: Glendon Jones

Assistant Principal: Karen Parsons

Dean of Students: Tim Dickson

410-677-5803

ess@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/ese

www.facebook.com/WCBOEese/

Twitter @wcboeese

Key dates: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 3rd grade orientation and picnic. Thursday, Aug. 31, all grades orientation and teacher/classroom visits at East Salisbury School, 2-3 p.m., then from 5-6 p.m., Back-to-School Community Barbecue hosted by Wicomico Middle, East Salisbury Elementary and Beaver Run Elementary, at Doverdale Playground with hot dog, chips, lemonade or water for every attendee. Attendees will have the chance to meet the schools' teachers and administrators, and students will be randomly selected to receive school supplies. Sept. 11, PTA Meeting & Back -to-school Night 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. and our school fundraiser Claire’s Gourmet will begin. Sept. 25, fall picture day.

Please note: East Salisbury Elementary looks forward to being the final school in Wicomico County to attain 100% air conditioning in its instructional areas, and we appreciate the efforts of the school system and county to bring air conditioning to the remaining areas. This will be a summer 2018 project, pending bond funds from the county.

 

Fruitland Primary

301 N. Division St., Fruitland

Prekindergarten-Grade 2

Schools Hours: 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., doors open 8:45 a.m.

Principal: Dave Harris

Assistant Principal: Kaimais Love

410-677-5171

fps@wcboe.org

http://www.wcboe.org/schools/fps/

https://www.facebook.com/wcboefps

Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 31 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Open House. Fruitland Primary is excited to welcome our students and families to our Open House. Doors will unlock at 1:30 p.m. Students will enjoy socializing with peers, meeting their teachers, touring the school and visiting Snowy.  Parents will have the opportunity to sign-up for the Class Dojo system and log into the Parent / Student portal for Everyday Mathematics 4. Our PTA will be on-site as well as community partners in support of our student’s success. Sept. 18 at 6 p.m., Back-to-School Night. Please check for regular updates on our school website and follow us on Facebook.            

Please note: Fruitland Primary welcomes its new Assistant Principal Kaimais Love, who joins Principal Dave Harris to lead FPS. We are proud to have earned the status of Maryland Green School.  At Fruitland Primary, teaching students how to read is our primary responsibility while encouraging all students to maintain a life-long enthusiasm for learning.   Through this philosophy, the staff at FPS maintains the following beliefs:

  • All students can learn and experience success through the implementation of research driven practices.
  • All students should be challenged to reach his or her full potential to be college and career ready.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, cultural and intellectual needs.
  • Students learn in a variety of ways and should be provided with differentiated instruction to support their learning.
  • Children have the right to learn in a safe environment, fostering positive relationships and mutual respect.
  • Teachers, staff, administration, parents, students and the community share the responsibility of promoting these school beliefs.  

 

Fruitland Intermediate School

208 W. Main St., Fruitland 21826

Grades 3-5

Schools Hours: 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., doors open 8:45 a.m.

Principal: Jon Shearer, jshearer@wcboe.org

Assistant Principal: Christina Stewart, cstewart@wcboe.org

410-677-5805

fis@wcboe.org

http://fis.wcboe.org/

www.facebook.com/wcboefis

Twitter @wcboefis

Key dates: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 12:30-4 p.m. will be our Community Outreach event in Fruitland and Allen. We are sharing information through assignment letters and SchoolMessenger phone/email to parents who are in our system. The outreach tour will be at Fruitland Community Center 12:45-1:20 p.m., at the Allen Community Hall 2-2:45 p.m., and at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church Fruitland Campus 3-3:30 p.m. We look forward to visiting with our students and families as we bring school supplies and gifts. Thursday, Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m., Back-to-School Barbeque to meet and greet teachers, administrators and staff members. Start in the auditorium with our PTA business meeting, see your child’s classrooms and visit with teachers, and join us for a light supper on the playing fields as we continue in fellowship with each other to prepare for a wonderful 2017-2018 school year! Sept. 13, school fundraiser begins with a variety of gifts, tumblers and Yankee Candles sales to support those little extras that make a big difference for students and the school.

Please note: A unified PTA represents both Fruitland Primary and Fruitland Intermediate schools. Except for the first meeting of the year listed above, all general and executive board meetings are joint meetings, alternating between the schools starting with the first joint autumn meeting that will be held at the primary school in the fall.

 

Glen Avenue Elementary

1615 Glen Ave., Salisbury

Grades 2-5

Schools Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., doors open 8:30 a.m.

Principal: Lillie A. Giddens

Assistant Principal: Chelsea Seabrease

410-677-5806

glen@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/gas

www.facebook.com/wcboeglen/

Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 24, Grade 2 Transition Night, 6:30 p.m. Backpacks will be distributed to students who did not attend Visitation Day on May 23. Thursday, Aug. 31, Open House for all students, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Bookbags will be given to all Glen Avenue students in grades 3-5 who attend the Open House. Light refreshments will be served immediately following visitation.  Sept. 18, Back-to-School Night, 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the PTA and our faith-based partners will be on hand to greet our students and their parents at these events. Parents will have the opportunity to join the PTA at each of the events. 

Please note:  Thanks to the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), all students at Glen Avenue are eligible for breakfast and lunch at no charge.  Additionally, we are pleased to have former intervention teacher Chelsea Seabrease as our new Assistant Principal. We are looking forward to a “Gator Great” school year.

 

North Salisbury Elementary

1213 Emerson Ave., Salisbury

Grades 1-5

Schools Hours: 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m., doors open 8:15 a.m.

Magnet Program, grades 3-5

Magnet School Hours: 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m., doors open 7:45 a.m.

Principal: Dr. Renee R. Hall

Assistant Principal: Marie Baker

410-677-5807

nss@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/nss/

www.facebook.com/wcboenss/

Twitter @wcboenss

Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 31 Open House for all students, 1-3 p.m. Buster the Bus will serve as the official greeter. NSS will offer free school supplies to all students who attend, and several community partners will be on hand to show their support of the school as well. Our Executive PTA Board will be at the Open House to welcome students and families and give them the opportunity to join the PTA. The PTA will also share information about events scheduled for the upcoming school year. North Salisbury families will receive additional details on Open House activities with the mid-August welcome letter. On Sept. 12 at 6 p.m., Back to School Night for all students. We will provide an overview of the school year followed by classroom visitations; again, the PTA will be on hand for memberships.

Please note: We welcome to the NSS family Prinicpal Dr. Renee R. Hall and Assistant Principal Marie Baker. For the second year, North Salisbury will serve students in grades 1 and 2 who reside in the West Salisbury Elementary attendance area; they will attend NSS this school year then return to the new West Salisbury Elementary in September 2018. North Salisbury Elementary is a 2015 National School of Character (character.org), and received two 2015-2016 National Promising Practices Awards from the organization. NSS is a two-year Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University School of the Year Award-winner, and a winner of the Maryland EGATE Award for Excellence in Gifted and talented Education. North Salisbury is a CAP (Consistent Attire program) school; clothing details are available at the school or at www.wcboe.org.

 

Northwestern Elementary

9975 Sharptown Road, Mardela Springs

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

Schools Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., doors open 8:30 a.m.  (Morning Prek 9-11:30 a.m., Afternoon Prek 1-3:30 p.m.)

Principal: Deborah L. Emge

Assistant Principal: Joyce Lewis

410-677-5808

northwestern@wcboe.org

http://www.wcboe.org/schools/nwe

https://www.facebook.com/NorthwesternElementary

Twitter @wcboenwe

Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 31, Open House 3-4 p.m., Sept. 6-Sept. 22, Fundraiser. Monday, Sept. 18, PTA Back-to-School Night 6:30 p.m.

Please note: Northwestern welcomes Principal Deborah Emge. Northwestern Elementary is a Maryland and National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Our school is proud to be a leader in Jump Rope for Heart for the American Heart Association: Our students, families and staff raised $26,410 last year and more than $100,000 over nine years. Student Delanie Spear (4th Grade) has raised more than $35,000 over four years at Northwestern, making her the top Jump Rope for Heart fund-raiser in Maryland, second-highest fund-raiser in the Mid-Atlantic, and third-highest in the country. The hard work of our custodial staff earned Northwestern Elementary the Comptroller’s 2016 Silver Hammer Award for Excellence. Last spring, Northwestern Elementary was proud to celebrate its 50th year of serving students and families of the Mardela Springs, Sharptown and San Domingo communities. This year, please become involved in our school and join us as we promote “The Northwestern Way.”

 

Pemberton Elementary

1300 Pemberton Dr., Salisbury

Prekindergarten 3-Grade 5

Schools Hours: 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m., doors open 8:15 a.m.

Principal: Melissa A. Eiler

Assistant Principal: Carla H. Hicks

410-677-5809

pemberton@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/pes

www.facebook.com/wcboepes/

Twitter @wcboepes

Key dates: Tuesday, Aug. 29, be sure to look for the Pemberton staff in your neighborhood! We will be delivering school supplies to our students. Thursday, Aug. 31: Open House for Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be held on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 2-3 p.m. Then from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 31, “Welcome to Prekindergarten and Kindergarten!” Open House for Grades Prekindergarten 3, Prekindergarten 4 and Kindergarten. Pemberton’s PTA will begin its membership drive and faith-based partners will be on hand to escort parents and students to classrooms. 

Please note: Pemberton Elementary is a Title I school and a proud partner with the Wicomico County Judy Center Partnership. Pemberton is a CAP (Consistent Attire Program) school. Clothing details are available at the school or at www.wcboe.org. Pemberton’s Prekindergarten program has earned the Maryland EXCELS Quality Rating of 5, the highest rating that any Prekindergarten program can receive from the Maryland State Department of Education.

We look forward to a wonderful school year with our students.

 

Pinehurst Elementary

520 S. Pinehurst Ave., Salisbury

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

Schools Hours: 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m., doors open 8:15 a.m.

Principal: Regina Rando

Assistant Principal: Kevin Smith

Dean of Students: Peggy Troiano

410-677-5810

pinehurst@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/pine

www.facebook.com/pinehurstelementary

Twitter @wcboepine

Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 31: On Thursday, Aug. 31 the Pinehurst staff will take two school buses out into the community just after the countywide Opening Ceremony that ends at 10:30 a.m. We plan to make stops at the Camden Community Garden, Booth Street Apartments, and the Waterside Playground. Then later on Aug. 31, Open House/EXPO/Picnic from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 25, Back to School Night/PTA-with classroom visitation, 6 p.m. Oct. 3, 4:30-6:30 Title 1 Reading and Math Zoo Night; Oct. 11, 6 p.m. Pinehurst Night at Salisbury Sweet Frog.

Please note: It’s going to be an outstanding year at Pinehurst Elementary as we welcome Principal Regina Rando and Assistant Principal Kevin Smith. In addition to several new staff members, Pinehurst will be adding an additional teacher to grades 2, 3, and 4. The addition of these teaching positions, along with support from our staff and community stakeholders, will contribute to a learning environment that fosters high academic achievement and positive social/emotional growth which will support students in becoming college and career ready. Pinehurst Elementary is looking forward to our continued partnership with our faith-based partner, Community of Joy Church. Additionally, Pinehurst Elementary students and staff are very involved in the Camden Community Garden project. Many of our students benefit from the success of this garden during the summer and school year. Pinehurst continues to have a dynamic PTA which supports many initiatives for students and staff. Pinehurst is a CAP (Consistent Attire Program) school. Clothing details are available at the school or at www.wcboe.org. Additionally, Pinehurst Elementary is a key supporter of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, and has a billboard posted in the community for being the elementary school with the highest contribution total.

 

Prince Street Elementary
Prekindergarten – Grade 5
Schools Hours: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., doors open 7:30 a.m.

Principal: Jason L. Miller

Assistant Principal: Tana C. Ellis

Dean of Students: Larry J. Collins
410-677-5813

princestreet@wcboe.org

http://www.wcboe.org/schools/pse/

https://www.facebook.com/wcboepse

Twitter @wcboepse

Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 31, Open House at Prince Street Elementary 12:45-1:45 p.m. for Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, and 1:45-2:45 p.m. for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The Snowy Bus will be present from 12:15-3 p.m. Sept. 11, Back to School Night/PTA beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Prince Street Elementary. 

Please note: It’s going to be a great year at Prince Street Elementary! Prince Street is the home of the 2017-2018 Wicomico Teacher of the Year, reading intervention teacher Christen Tacka. We are excited to have full-day Prekindergarten for the first time, providing our youngest learners with the best possible preparation for success in Kindergarten and beyond. Our school is growing in enrollment too, and we’re pleased to announce that a new portable with four classrooms will open at Prince Street around mid-year. Prince Street welcomes Dean of Students Larry Collins to the administrative team with Principal Jason L. Miller and Assistant Principal Tana Ellis (Fireflies 100 Ladies of Elegance). Thanks to the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), all Prince Street students are eligible for breakfast and lunch at no charge. Prince Street is a 2016-2017 Maryland Character Education School of the Year, and this fall Prince Street will be recognized as a National Let’s Move school. Prince Street is an arts integration school, and this year’s theme will be Africa.

 

Westside Primary

6046 Quantico Rd., Quantico

Prekindergarten-Grade 1

School Hours: 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., doors open at 8:45 a.m.

Principal: Maria Wright

410-677-5117

wps@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/wps/

https://www.facebook.com/wcboewps

Twitter @wcboewps

Key dates:  Thursday, Aug. 31, Open House 1-2 p.m., Sept. 19 Back-to-School Night, 6 p.m.  Please check the Pony Pages monthly newsletter and the school website for dates of additional upcoming events and activities throughout the school year.

Please note: Westside Primary staff is excited about the 2017-2018 school year! Westside Primary is proud to be home to the 2017 Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries Educator Luminary, Media Associate Wanda Dawson. Westside Primary and Westside Intermediate Schools have a joint PTA.  PTA meetings alternate between the two schools; however, the faculty and administration of both schools are present at each meeting. 

 

Westside Intermediate

8000 Quantico Rd., Hebron

Grades 2-5

School Hours: 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., doors open 8:45 a.m.

Principal: Christopher P. Nunzio

Assistant Principal: Glenda D. Sinclair

410-677-5118

wis@wcboe.org

http://www.wcboe.org/schools/wis

https://www.facebook.com/wcboewis

Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 31, Open House at Westside Intermediate will be held from 2-3 p.m. for second and third grades and from 3-4 p.m. for fourth and fifth grades. Tuesday, Sept. 5, school opens for all students. Sept. 18, Back to School Night. Sept. 29, fall school pictures.

Please note: Westside Intermediate is very excited to begin another school year. Looking back on last year’s accomplishments we are pleased to share that we saw growth in both our reading and math content areas. This will be a huge help as we look to make application for recertification of our EGATE Award for Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education. In addition, WIS will once again be recognized as a winner of the Maryland Center for Character Education Award this coming October. The ceremony will be held on the campus of Stevenson University located outside Baltimore. This is the third year in a row that WIS has received this distinguished award. Westside Intermediate is also an Arts Integration School, and this year’s focus will be “Green Living – Providing an Environment for Generations to Come.”  This will coincide with our green school initiative that we will be embarking on for the coming year.  Westside Intermediate and Westside Primary Schools have a joint PTA.  Monthly PTA meetings alternate between the two schools; however, the faculty and administration of both schools are present at each meeting. This year the PTA will be selling Discount Cards and they will be available for purchase as early as the Open House scheduled for Aug. 31.  Finally, mark your calendars for this year’s Annual Trunk or Treat Extravaganza on Friday, Oct. 27.

 

Willards Elementary

36161 Richland Rd., Willards

Prekindergarten-Grade 3

School Hours: 8:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m., doors open 7:45 a.m.

Principal: Judy Nicholson

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Rice

410-677-5819

willards@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/wes

Key date: Tuesday, Aug. 29 Back to School Social, 3:30 -5:30 p.m.

Please note: Wonderful Willards is a community school that meets the needs of the whole child. This year, Willards is pleased to welcome its new Principal, Judy Nicholson and welcomes the return of Assistant Principal, Jen Rice. Last year, the students read a combined total of 2 million minutes, and this year they will work to meet the same goal. Our arts integration theme is learning about space and the solar system.  We are proud to have earned the status of Maryland Green School. Last year our students planted a wonderful garden as a means of learning and giving back to the community. Families of Willards Elementary are welcome to visit our garden and partake in its care and bountiful produce. 

 

Wicomico Early Learning Center (WELC)

“A Judy Center Partnership Program”

1101 Robert St., Salisbury

Prekindergarten for 3 and 4-year-old students in the Beaver Run Elementary attendance area

School Hours:  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Principal/Judy Center Coordinator: Melva P. Wright

Wicomico County Judy Center Program Coordinator: Trina Tilghman-Dix

410-677-5900

welc@wcboe.org

http://www.wcboe.org/schools/welc/

www.facebook.com/WicomicoEarlyLearningCenter/

Key dates: Open House on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 1-3 p.m., then Back to School Community BBQ, 5-6 p.m. at Doverdale in conjunction with Beaver Run and East Salisbury.

Please note: WELC is a CAP (Consistent Attire Program) school. Clothing details are available at the school or on the Wicomico Schools’ website (www.wcboe.org). WELC’s Prekindergarten program has earned the Maryland EXCELS Quality Rating of 5, the highest rating that any Prekindergarten program can receive from the Maryland State Department of Education.

 

Infants and Toddlers Program

101 Long Ave., Salisbury

Child Find 3-5

Birth to Five Program

Supervisor: Patricia A. Adkins

410-677-5250

birthto5@wcboe.org

Please note: This program offers a playgroup once a month on the first Wednesday at 10 a.m. Call for location.

 

Pittsville Elementary and Middle

34404 Old Ocean City Rd., Pittsville

Grades 4-8

Schools Hours: 8 a.m.-2:55 p.m., doors open 7:30 a.m.

Principal: Michael Cody

Assistant Principal: Kathy Downes

410-677-5811

pittsville@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/pems/

https://www.facebook.com/wcboepems/

Twitter: @wcboepems

Key dates: Wednesday, Aug. 30, the administration, faculty, staff, and PTA will welcome students and their families to a new school year during our “Back to School Night” from 6-8 p.m. School opens for all Pittsville students in Grades 4-8 on September 5. Pittsville would like to encourage all our parents to become members of our PTA as well as support each PTA Meeting through your attendance.

  • This school year our PTA meetings will be held on:

~ Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. (PTA Meeting and Class Visitations)

~ Oct. 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (PTA Family Night/Book Fair, No Class Visitations)

~ Feb. 13 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. (PTA Meeting, Book Fair/Family Night, Class Visitation)

  • Book Fairs:

~ Fall Book Fair Oct. 2-6

~ Spring Book Fair Feb. 12-16

~ BOGO Book Fair May 23-25

  • Family Nights:

~ Fall PTA Family Night/Book Fair on Oct. 4 from 4:30-6:30 pm.

~ Spring PTA Meeting, Book Fair/Family Night on Feb 13 from 4:30-7:30 pm.


Please note: Check our school web page for our school newsletter and other important information. Each Sunday evening, around 5 p.m., be sure to listen to the call from our school telephone messaging system, “SchoolMessenger,” for the next week’s events for our school. Remember the Pittsville PBIS Motto: “Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe and Be Scholarly!”

 

Bennett Middle School

532 S. Division St., Fruitland

Grades 6-8

School Hours: 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., doors open 7:45 a.m.

Principal: Christel C. Savage

Assistant Principals: Lisa A. King, Vera Reed, Mike Bievenour

Dean of Students: Alison Dunn

410-677-5140

bms@wcboe.org

http://www.wcboe.org/schools/bms/

www.facebook.com/bennettmiddleschool

Twitter @wcboebms

Key dates: Back to School Night Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 5-7 p.m.

Please note: Bennett Middle School welcomes its new principal, Christel Savage, a new assistant principal, Mike Bievenour, and new Dean of Students Alison Dunn. Bennett Middle is proud to be a certified Maryland Green School, and is looking forward to creating a school garden this year. Bennett Middle is a key supporter of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, and has a billboard posted in the community for being the middle school with the highest contribution total. The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore honored Bennett Middle with the 2016 Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence for its One School, One Book initiative for 2016-2017.

 

Salisbury Middle

607 Morris St., Salisbury

Grades 6-8

School Hours: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., doors open 7:15 a.m.

Principal: Kristina Gosnell

Assistant Principals: Nancy Guillemart, Terance Dunn

Dean of Students: Tikitia Glover

410-677-5149

sms@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/sms

www.facebook.com/wcboesms/

Twitter @wcboesms

Key dates: On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the administration, faculty, staff, and PTA will welcome all students and their families to a new school year during a Back to School Open House from 5-7 p.m. Parents may turn in information from the Back to School invitation packet any time up to and including the night of the open house. Once these documents have been accepted, the student is eligible to receive his/her schedule for the school year.

Please note: Salisbury Middle welcomes back former SMS teacher Terance Dunn as an assistant principal.Three of our educators were recognized for Excellence in STEM Education by STEMCON17: Dr. Chad Pavlekovich, Jenny Bernardi and Jeremiah Mowen. Dr. Pavlekovich was a national finalist for the Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching from the American Geosciences Institute. English Language Arts teacher Tara Elliott created Eastern Shore Voices and the first Salisbury Poetry Week to engage youth and adults in poetry.

 

Wicomico Middle

635 E. Main St., Salisbury

Grades 6-8

School Hours: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., doors open 7:15 a.m. breakfast/7:35 a.m. all

Principal: Kelley Morris-Springston

Assistant Principals: Bob Purnell, Lisa M. Forbush

Dean of Students:Tonya Wilson

410-677-5145

wms@wcboe.org

www.wcboe.org/schools/wms

www.facebook.com/wcboewms/

Twitter @wcboewms

Key dates: On Thursday, Aug. 31, the administration, faculty and staff will welcome all students and their families to a new school year during a Back to School Open House from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Parents may turn in information from the Back to School invitation packet the evening of the open house. Once these documents have been accepted, the student is eligible to receive his/her schedule for the school year. They may also pick up Family Portal information in the Guidance office.

Please note: Wicomico Middle is pleased to welcome Lisa Forbush as an Assistant Principal and Tonya Wilson as Dean of Students. Wicomico Middle School’s motto is “Be Prepared, Be Respectful, Be Involved, Be Determined, Every Day!” The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore honored Wicomico Middle with the 2016 Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence for its One School, One Book initiative for 2016-2017.

 

Mardela Middle and High School

24940 Delmar Road, Mardela Springs

Grades 6-12

School Hours: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., doors open 7:25 a.m. breakfast/7:35 a.m. all

Principal: Liza W. Hastings

Assistant Principals: Shawn Gardner, Michael Campbell

Dean of Students: Sharon Cooper

410-677-5142

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Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 31 Back-to-School Night 5-7 p.m. Families can get their student’s schedule, tour the school, and receive a free frozen treat when they bring a completed copy of the student data form to the event. There will also be opportunities to join the PTA and purchase various food items and school spirit memorabilia to support classes and groups.  Homecoming will once again be in the fall sports season with homecoming activities the week of October 2-7.

Please note: Mardela Middle and High is pleased to welcome Liza Hastings (Mardela High Class of 1992) as principal and Michael Campbell as an assistant principal. Mardela is proud of its outstanding band program, which last year had two musicians perform in the Carnegie Hall Honors Performance Series. The marching band and band front were named the Sweepstakes Winner as overall winner of the Apple Blossom Festival for the fourth time in five years. Mardela Middle and High is a key supporter of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, and has a billboard posted in the community for being the high school with the highest contribution total. Mardela is also proud of its students’ academic achievements. Last year the junior class SAT average was 1008, beating both the county and state averages. Members of the Class of 2017 earned an average of $30,900 in scholarship money per graduate. This year the Warriors plan to continue to raise the rigor in their classrooms, continue with AP offerings, and develop a plan to increase parent involvement and school spirit. To address capacity issues and a science classroom need, a new two-classroom portable will open around mid-year. The installation of a new 8-lane track and competition sports field is wrapping up.

 

James M. Bennett High School

300 E. College Ave., Salisbury

Grades 9-12

School Hours: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., doors open 7:35 a.m.

Principal: Amy E. Eskridge

Assistant Principals: Courtney L. Lewis, Erin Nathan, Keith Bailey

Dean of Students: Kimandi Binns

410-677-5141

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Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 31, JMB 11th and 12th graders can visit the school between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to turn in required school documents and receive their schedule. The evening of Aug. 31 is PTSA Back to School Night at the school for 9th graders only, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet in the Clipper Galley at 5:30 to get started on the pickup of class schedules once required school documents are turned in. Meanwhile, from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Aug. 31 in the JMB Auditorium, there will be a mandatory GEAR UP meeting for 10th graders and parents; a parent must attend the meeting and turn in required documents for the student to receive a schedule that night. Sept. 5, first day of school for 9th graders only. Sept. 6, all students report. 

Please note: James M. Bennett High is pleased to welcome Amy Eskridge as Principal and Keith Bailey as Assistant Principal, joining Assistant Principals Courtney Lewis and Erin Nathan and Dean of Students Kimandi Binns on the leadership team. In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings, James M. Bennett High ranked #1,789 in the nation and 51st in the state of Maryland, and received a silver medal. James M. Bennett High is proud to have earned the status of Maryland Green School. JMB is fortunate to have an active and supportive PTSA, which in February 2018 will present the 20th annual JMB Rock & Roll Revival, a fundraiser that supports the entire school. Douglas Miles, Band Director at James M. Bennett High School, was honored by the Maryland Music Educators Association with the 2017 Outstanding Career Music Teacher Award of Excellence. Our marching band qualifies to compete each year in the Atlantic Coast Championships, and our Concert Choir, under the direction of Megan Centineo, achieved the highest rating of Superior at the 2017 Maryland State Choral Festival.

 

Parkside High School

1015 Beaglin Park Dr., Salisbury

Grade 9-12, with Department of Career & Technology Education (CTE)

School Hours: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., doors open 7:35 a.m.

Principal: Kimberly D. Pinhey

Assistant Principals: Sheree Douglas-Johnson, Tara O’Barsky, Brian P. Briggs

Dean of Students: Brad Gibson

410-677-5143

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Key dates: Thursday, Aug. 31, PTA Freshman Back to School Night 5-7 p.m. This event is geared toward our new 9th graders this year. Also on Aug. 31, our 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students and parents can come in to pick up your class schedule from 1-3 p.m. In order to receive your class schedule, all students/parents must present the completed, required school information documents. To assist you in this process, we will be sending home the required school information documents for you to complete ahead of time. Tuesday, Sept. 5, first day of school for first-time 9th grade students. Wednesday, Sept. 6, all RamFam will report to Parkside for the exciting 2017-2018 school year. 

Please note: Parkside High School is home to a comprehensive high school and to the school system’s Career and Technology Education Shared Time Center (CTE). In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings, Parkside High received a bronze medal and was a school recognized nationally. Our school received the Silver Award this year for our work with PBIS, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Our marching band qualifies to compete each year in the Atlantic Coast Championships, and our Band Boosters put on the annual Delmarvacade of Bands. Parkside’s Environmental Club initiated and developed a Green School Plan, and Parkside was successfully designated as a Maryland Green School in May 2017. A Parkside/Parkside CTE student, Joshua McKelvey, won gold this summer in the National SkillsUSA Championships; three other Parkside/Parkside CTE competed nationally in SkillsUSA, and two others competed in the National Automotive Technology Competition. The National Wildlife Federation has recognized the Horticulture Program at Parkside High School Department of Career and Technology Education for its work in developing a Certified Schoolyard Habitat on campus. Our Horticulture program was also rated #1 Agriculture program by the Maryland FFA Association. Two Horticulture students were selected to represent Parkside at the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa. Collision Repair instructor Joe Showacre received the Maryland CTE Award of Excellence: Outstanding Change Agent. This summer kicked off the HVAC and Above Ceiling Renovation project at Parkside. This project will provide new heating and air conditioning, ceilings and lighting and life safety upgrades. The project consists of six phases with anticipated completion in December 2019.

 

Wicomico High School

201 Long Ave., Salisbury

Grades 9-12, with JROTC and the Visual and Performing Arts Program

School Hours: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., doors open 7:35 a.m.

Principal: Don R. Brady

Assistant Principals: Lavion S. Bratten, Michele McGoogan, Ronald A. Greene

Dean of Students:William Witte

410-677-5146

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Key date: Thursday, Aug.31, Back to School Night for freshmen, 4-6 p.m.

Please note: We welcome to Wicomico High our new Dean of Students, William Witte. WiHi has a School Based Wellness Center (SBWC) which is a health care center, like a doctor’s office, at Wicomico High School. The Wicomico High School Wellness Center is a health care center, like a doctor’s office, at Wicomico High School. The Wicomico High School Wellness Center is sponsored by the local health department and provides medical and behavioral health counseling services to enrolled students during the school day. The goal of the wellness center is to keep Wicomico High School students healthy and in school ready to learn. Parent consent is required for students to receive services. Wicomico High is pleased to announce that its Community-Based Wellness Center is now located in a new portable building on the Long Avenue side of the school. Other facility improvements: new TVs throughout the school, new gym bleachers, and renovated Special Education toilet rooms in Building F. As “One Tribe,” we will challenge ourselves daily to reach our greatest potential by demonstrating respect, responsibility and integrity in our academics and behaviors. WiHi is proud to have on its team Boys Basketball Head Coach Butch Waller, who holds the career wins record for Maryland public schools boys basketball coaches. Our marching band qualifies to compete each year in the Atlantic Coast Championships. In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings, Wicomico High received a bronze medal and was a school recognized nationally.

 

Wicomico Evening High School

Located in Wicomico High School Building E, Salisbury (off Glen Avenue)

School Hours: 3:45 p.m.-8:55 p.m., doors open 3:30 p.m.

Coordinator: David Harner

410-677-4537

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Key dates: Registration for the fall semester will be Sept. 19, 20 and 21, and fall semester classes begin Sept. 25. Winter commencement Feb. 1. Registration for the spring semester Feb. 6, 7 and 8, and spring semester classes begin Feb. 12. Spring commencement May 31.

Please note: Evening High School is designed to help students enrolled in other Wicomico County high schools to take classes to “stay on track” for graduation. It also serves anyone ages 16-20 who wishes to return to school to complete the requirements to earn a Maryland High School Diploma.

 

Choices Academy

Davis Street, Salisbury

Grades 6-12

School Hours: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., doors open 7:45 a.m.

Principal: Dr. Kathleen Vail

Assistant Principal: Michael Beale

410-677-5220

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Key dates: Open House Thursday, August 31, from 1-3:30 p.m.

Please note: Choices Academy welcomes new Principal Dr. Kathleen Vail. We’ve moved: Choices Academy will be located in the portables on the east side of Wicomico Middle School for the next few months. Choices will eventually move to Calloway Street and will operate in two large portables there while plans come together for a building that will also serve as a community center after school hours. Choices Academy is designed to provide intervention to struggling students as well as alternative pathways to the traditional school setting. Choices supports students in grade 6-12 and works with all secondary schools to help meet the needs of students in order to help them become college and career ready. Choices Academy is also home to the county’s Online Learning Lab and extended learning program, which will operate from the tan portable behind the old Board of Education Building.