A Message from Mrs. Steele
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Friends,
As the new Principal of White Marsh Elementary School, it is an honor to become a member of the White Marsh Bears school family! I welcome the opportunity to serve the White Marsh learning and teaching community. It is a privilege to join this dynamic staff, dedicated parents and involved community members and lead this nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School. My greatest initiative is to provide leadership that facilitates a school environment to meet the needs of all students. The academic program should be challenging, and students will be engaged and encouraged to extend their thinking, collaborate with others, and be problem solvers. While under my leadership, students should feel they are able to learn in a safe environment, and have the comfort in their surroundings to be risk takers in their learning.
I come to White Marsh Elementary School following several years serving as Assistant Principal at Hollywood Elementary School. Prior to my experience as a site administrator, I spent many years as a teacher at Park Hall Elementary School.
On a personal note, most of my life has been spent in St. Mary’s County. I was born and raised in the county, and attended Dynard Elementary, Leonardtown Middle, and am a graduate of Chopticon High School. With the exception of my college years, I have lived here all my life! When my husband and I are not here in Southern Maryland, we enjoy spending time in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.
Once school begins for students, you will find that I am a very visible member of the school community. My days will include interacting with students in a variety of locations, including classrooms, cafeteria, recess, and arrival/dismissal. I look forward to meeting the White Marsh students and their families. Please look for more information about the Meet & Greet that will be scheduled prior to the beginning of school. Enjoy the remainder of summer!
Julia W. Steele
Summer Office Hours are
8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Pre-K-2 Standards Based Report Card Information
You may have noticed that the primary report card for grades Pre-K to 2 is designed to provide feedback on your child’s progress toward the learning standards for their grade level. Our goal is to provide you with meaningful feedback to help your child learn and grow. To learn more about the standards-based report card, visit the website below. This site also has a link to a survey to give us feedback.
Great Things Are Happening at WMES
We earned the Maryland State Blue Ribbon School Award
New Septic Project was completed
New Well Project was completed
New Playground Project- estimated completion July 15th weather permitting
PTA purchased 2 sets of soccer goals for our playground
Our Grade 4 and 5 math teams placed in the SMECO math challenge
Our Destination Imagination team placed in the County competition
Generous donations from our families to support Pennies for Patients, Relay for Life, and our local food bank