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Williamsport Elementary

Contact Information

Address: 1 South Clifton Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795  [ Map / Directions ]

Phone: 301-766-8415

Fax: 301-223-4142

Leadership

Jana Palmer, Principal Elementary
Rhonda Smith, Asst Principal Elementary

About Williamsport Elementary

  • School Day: 8:30 - 3:00
  • Grades: K - 5
  • State Rated Capacity: 570 (As of 5/1/09)
  • Enrollment: 555 (As of 11/18/15)
  • Date of Construction: 1959
  • Latest Renovation: 2003
  • Size of Building: 64,112 sq. feet

Magnet Program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

At Williamsport Elementary it is the belief that students achieve higher levels of success through STEM­-centric learning. Students explore the impact of STEM (science,technology,engineering,and math) on the individual experience and learning process. A particular emphasis is placed on creative problem-solving experiences in math and science. Students with special aptitudes for and interests in math, science and technology enjoy this program. Magnet students build individual strengths and talents as they work through the curriculum at an accelerated pace that is one to two years above grade level in terms of breadth and/or depth.Students at WES will engage in in-depth experiences with the Engineering Design Process. In whole group or small experiences, students will explore a question from its beginning to the final conclusion. They will engage in cross-grade level STEM activities, learning and building upon each other's ideas; engage in activities that require them to use the Engineering Design  Process, as outlined by NASA. Students will also have an introduction to computer science through kid-friendly computer coding programs.  All students are expected to complete summer assignments,which "frontload" content and alllow magnet teachers to increase the depth of unit exploration throughout the school year. Grade five students will engage in a Capstone Project that will begin the summer after their fourth grade year and end in late April. Regular school-based and campus-wide S.T.E.M. activities are planned; various technologies, such as iPads, interactive whiteboards and laptop Jabs are utilized regularly.Students work collaboratively to become lifelong caretakers of Earth as they work within this "Green School" to conserve energy and water, reduce pollution and solid waste and protect local habitats.

Learn more about our WCPS Magnet Programs and other advanced learning opportunities.