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Wonderful Westside Intermediate School is a public school located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland at 8000 Quantico Rd. in the town of Hebron.  Hebron has a population of 1,100 residents, of which our school is proud to serve approximately 443 children in grades two through five. 

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Address:
8000 Quantico Rd. Hebron, MD 21830
School Hours: 9:15 A.M.- 4:15 P.M.

Phone: 410-677-5118
Fax: 410-677-5138

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),
Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 school year!  I’m not sure where the summer went but we hope each of you had a relaxing, rejuvenating, and enjoyable summer to spend with family and friends.  Glenda and I are very excited about the new school year and look forward to meeting and working with each of you.   
 
The summer has been very busy at school.  This year we will welcome several new faces to the Westside family.  We begin with Mrs. Glenda Sinclair, assistant principal, coming to us from Wicomico Middle School.  Over the summer, I have witnessed her compassion and charismatic nature and attitude for all students.  I know you’re going to love her!  Next, in second grade, we welcome; Ms. Kara Tolson, Ms. Tina Armstead and Mrs. Alicia Campbell.  In third grade; Ms. Lauren Founds and Ms. Brittany Baynum.  In the Guidance department we welcome Mrs. Beth Pistilli, coming to us from Fruitland Intermediate 3rd grade.  In the PE Department we welcome Mr. Chris Okerblom, coming to us from Pittsville Elementary/Middle.  In the Resource department we welcome; Mrs. Ashlee Thompsen and Ms. Kristen Cunningham.  As PD Coaches we welcome; Mrs. Bethany Keyser, Math and Mr. Otto Jester, Literacy.  Last but not least we welcome, Mrs. Theresa Parsons, an instructional assistant and Ms. Yolanda Wheatley as new Cafeteria Manager.  With each new school year comes change, some years more than others.  We certainly wish those who are no longer with us the very best in their new journey, whether it be retirement or another position.  They will be missed but always a part of the Westside family!  Although many changes have taken place over the summer, we are looking forward to a new journey with innovative ideas, positive and renewed energy and a passion for learning and helping students reach their highest potential.  We hope this school year will be even more productive, positive, efficient, and successful. 
 
Our motto and mission last year focused on becoming, “A Healthy, High-Achieving School.”  This year, we will focus on the same mission and continue to embark on the Fuel Up to Play 60 and Playworks journey.  We will continue to enhance our focus on student activity by encouraging healthy eating and frequent hydration, which combined together with great instruction, will help increase student achievement.  Students will again be allowed to bring a water bottle for water consumption only and a healthy snack to be eaten at a time teachers deem appropriate within the instructional day. 
 
On the instructional front, we will continue to increase our focus on the requirements of PARCC and student readiness.  Student data and common assessments will be at the forefront of our PLC conversations and Academic Team meetings.  Language acquisition will be a focus as well.  This is the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend language, as well as to produce and use words and sentences to communicate.   We are also very excited about the new addition of SMART Technology in every instructional space within our school!!
 
Our arts focus for this year is Oceans.  With this theme, the Promoting Arts Integration Now Team (PAINT), will continue to work to increase the true mission of Arts Integration which is to bring special area teachers to the general education classroom, to co-teach and plan integrated arts activities that align with instructional standards.  Special area teachers will continue to incorporate grade level themes in their instruction when applicable. 
 
Please know your child/ren’s education is very important to us as we want to make sure we are meeting the needs of all students by providing a rigorous and challenging curriculum.  We certainly have each child’s best interest in mind.  The administration’s office doors are always open so feel free to meet with us.  We hope you will join and support us for our various functions and activities.  If you have spare time, we are always looking for classroom volunteers and mentors to work with our students to ensure the best educational experience that Westside has to offer.  Please consider donating your time!
 
Jason & Glenda

 

Mission Statement:

The mission of Westside Intermediate School is to foster a caring and safe environment in which all children are provided the opportunity to learn rigorous content with the prospect for individual growth and achievement. This educational foundation will enable learners to become responsible and productive citizens in a diverse and technological society.

Belief Statements:

We, the administration, staff and faculty of Westside Intermediate School believe the following:

  •  All students can learn.
  •  Each student will be challenged to reach his or her full potential.
  •  Each student will be challenged to become an independent thinker.
  •  The diversity of each individual, including his or her unique and innate characteristics, will be respected.
  •  Students will be exposed to a wide array of academic, technological, co-curricular, and extra-curricular experiences.
  •  Community-based values will be reinforced.
  •  Westside administration, staff and faculty welcome and encourage parental and community involvement.
  •  Continual reflection by the staff of Westside Intermediate School will occur to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of high quality education.
Administration

Mr. Chris Nunzio

cnPrincipal cnunzio@wcboe.org

Christopher Nunzio graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education and minor in Special Education in 1981. After teaching for a few years he was accepted in the graduate program at George Washington University where he received his Masters of Arts in Education and Human Development. In addition to his administrative duties, Mr. Nunzio serves on the board of directors for Salisbury Horizons, is a member of the Traffic and Safety committee for the City of Salisbury and serves on the Executive Committee for the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, boating and golf with his son and spending time with family and friends.

 

Ms. Glenda Sinclair

Assinewstant Principal gsinclai@wcboe.org 

Glenda Sinclair earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from University of Maryland, Eastern Shore in Princess Anne and a Masters of Education with an Administrative II Endorsement from Salisbury University. Prior to the appointment as assistant principal on July 1, 2007, she taught Computer Science/Career Education at Salisbury Middle School. Mrs. Sinclair resides in Salisbury with her husband Nathaniel.
 

Recent News

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS  - Junior Achievement is looking for volunteers to present in classrooms.  If you are interested, please call  410-742-8112 and ask for Angela.

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