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Paramount Elementary School

August 21, 2007

19410 Longmeadow Road
Hagerstown

Principal: Theresa L. Williamson

Phone: 301-766-8289

Fax: 301-791-4263

Web site: www.wcboe.k12.md.us/custom_pages/300/Main/index.html

Start time: 8:25 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:55 p.m.

Grades: K-5

Date of construction: 1994

Age of building: 13 years

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Size of building: 47,923 sq. ft.

State-rated capacity: 399

Projected 2007-08 enrollment: 577




From the principal



Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. In my first year as the principal at Paramount, I hope to spend time learning more about the community and the needs of the families and students. I am looking for open communication with the staff, students and parents. I want to work closely with all the stakeholders to make this an exciting and successful year.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. A successful school year is measured by many things. One of the most important things is the community involvement in the school and open communication between the school and home. Parents and classroom teachers working together to assist students with the rigorous expectations of school ensures everyone's success.

Q. Can students and staff expect any changes this school year?

A. Students and staff can expect some changes this school year. The staff alone will be a huge change. There will be 11 new classroom teachers. Some of the remaining classroom teachers have changed grades, positions or classrooms, so the building will have a different look and feel as new teams are formed and experiences shared. Shared experiences and expertise lead to refreshing new ideas and promote an extended professional learning community.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. Paramount Elementary School is a very exciting place to work. The school and community have worked closely together for many years to meet the needs of students and to celebrate the success of students. The upcoming school year will bring many new faces and ideas to our school to further enhance and promote our students' educational experiences. We look forward to the continued success and celebration of our students.

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