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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Highlighted Events This Week In Wicomico Schools

Thursday, Feb. 2, at noon
New playground opens
Northwestern Elementary

Northwestern Elementary is excited to be opening its new playground for students at noon Thursday, Feb. 2. The playground for Northwestern, a National Blue Ribbon School, was a true community effort, with the school and its PTA each contributing $8,500 and the Board of Education funding approximately $10,000 to make the playground possible. Installation started last Monday and has been done by Facility Services, with two parent volunteers helping out. Northwestern students also got to enjoy moving back into the last of its renovated classrooms last month, as a systemic renovation project that upgraded HVAC for Northwestern was completed. 410-677-5808

Thursday, Feb. 2
2nd annual Family Read In
Wicomico Middle School

Wicomico Middle School will have its 2nd annual Family Read In from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Families will enjoy pizza, apples and hot cocoa, as well as reading activities for all ages. There will be videos by students about the importance of Read 20/20 (an initiative to encourage 20 minutes of reading at school, 20 minutes of reading at home every day). 410-677-5145


Anonymous said...

It's great to see a school like Northwestern achieve so much. It is a great example of a school and community working together for the kids. Others need to learn from them.

This school consistently performs well on state tests, has very little discipline issues, and has a lot of parent involvement.

Great staff, great administration, great kids, and great parental support. What more could you ask for?

Anonymous said...

What is the poverty rate at Northwestern compared to one of the Salisbury city schools

Anonymous said...

I looked it up and Northwestern Elementary has a free and reduced lunch rate of 52%. That means that over half of the students/families live in poverty.

Up until this year it was a Title I school based on its % of poverty students.

The only reason it is not this year is because of funds needing to be reallocated in the county for school choice.

Per family income, they get the most out of their students and I am proud to be a parent at this school.

Anonymous said...

I am proud to be a part of the community. My kids went through Northwestern a long time ago. This school has been first class since the day it opened over 40 years ago. It goes to show that good things really do come in small packages. Go NW!