School News

Weekly Update from Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers at Summerside Elementary who invest their time and talents at our school.   Our school is a better place for students, staff, and families due to their work.  Volunteers make a difference in many different ways at Summerside, even after school hours.  If you are interested in volunteering at Summerside we certainly would love to have you on the team and I'm sure you would enjoy the rewarding experience.  It's noble to serve others and it definitely makes one feel good inside. 

 Attached is a photo of the flower arrangements Erin Murry and Jennifer Teets (Summerside Parents) designed and placed at our front entry doors.  The students and staff appreciate making our entry welcoming to the families and guest we serve daily.  Feel free to contact me at if you are interested in Volunteering. Thank you Erin and Jennifer, we appreciate you!!   

AHS Musical *ANNIE* Coming Soon!

Amelia High School Theatre proudly presents the Broadway musical hit ANNIE

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families!

We have had a banner week at Summerside Elementary chalk full of academic instruction, March Madness Family Night out at Buffalo Wild Wings, after school clubs, and our PTO meeting where Dr. Kline provided an update on Vision 2025 and the excitement that it is building as West Clermont begins to chart the course for the 2015-2016 school year.

Teaching and learning is always our priority focus at Summerside Elementary each day.  Every day provides an opportunity to engage our students in meaningful learning and also to integrate some fun in the process.  In Mr. Wilson's class the students have been observing a shamrock plant in science while preparing for St. Patrick’s Day.  Our classrooms are hitting on all cylinders heading into Spring Vacation.

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

It's great to see the blue skies, sunshine, and warmer temperatures.  The good news is our students will be getting outside for recess again.  One thing that is special about working in an elementary school is the privilege of being around elementary students daily.  Their perspective on things is always positive and it's contagious.  We were headed out to the buses last week when it was drizzling and I was thinking, “I wish it wasn't raining".  One of our little girls walked up to me outside, looked me in the eyes and said, "I really like the way the rain feels on my face" as she broke out in a big smile.  When life's daily events come our way, often how we respond makes all the difference in our disposition.  I learned a powerful lesson that day.  Life is good!!

In every edition of the eCommunication I make it a point to showcase the teaching and learning in our classrooms.  My goal is to make sure we as a Summerside learning community never lose sight of what our main priority is daily. And, that it is engaging our students in meaningful academic work that will prepare them for their future. This edition features photos of our students in action.  I couldn't be more proud of our students and staff this week in our classrooms.  We were focused!


Summerside Elementary; Where Dreams Begin

Video presentation to the Board of Education on March 9, 2015.


PTSO Colorfun Run


A Call for Suggestions; WCHS Colors and Mascot

The West Clermont School District and the Branding Committee for the new West Clermont High School are actively soliciting suggestions for the new school’s mascot and colors. Below you will find the guidelines. The deadline for the submission of ideas is 11:59, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Kindergarten Registration 2015



Child Find




School Districts throughout Ohio ensure that Child Find include all children with disabilities residing within the district, including children with disabilities who are homeless children or are wards of the state, and children with disabilities attending nonpublic schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services are identified, located, and evaluated as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, December 2004 (IDEA) and federal regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 300 (October 13, 2006) pertaining to child find, including the regulations at 34 C.F.R. 300.111 and 300.646 (October 13, 2006) and as required by the provisions of this rule.

If you know of a child with a disability within the West Clermont School District, Please contact Laura Nazzarine, Director of Student Services and Special Education, at 943-5029.


2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

All is well at Summerside, our staff, students, PTO, and volunteers are making a difference daily.  A sincere thank you to everyone for working as a team and striving for excellence.    This is an interesting time of year at our school, we are right in the wheelhouse of a very important academic run heading into spring break.  At the same time, we are beginning to plan for next year.   Currently we are enrolling students for Kdg., and I have had the opportunity to meet new families whose children will be attending Summerside next year.   I am excited about the upcoming school year and the many positive changes that are unfolding in our district.

Our classrooms are the "hub" of our school. A key to engaging our students is  designing lessons which excite them and allow them to apply what they are learning with hands on work.  I stopped in Mr. Wilson's 3rd grade mathematics class this week.   Students  were finding the fractional part of a group using Skittles and then comparing the fractions to see which were >,<,or =. 
Super job third grade mathematicians!

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

A  heartfelt hello.  We are all looking forward to March and I am excited about the work we are engaged in at Summerside in our classrooms.  When our students walk in our lobby every day they are reminded that their academic future begins here.  Believing, dreaming, persevering, and working hard are traits our students learn, which will result in their future success in careers.  We are building  the academic base that will propel our students.  The photos of our students in the hall are designed to inspire every student. We believe in them and the sky is the limit when they give their best daily in the classroom.   We believe in our students!!

One of our goals at Summerside is to introduce students to careers by inviting in speakers who work to inspire our students to aim high in the classroom.  With February being Dental Health Month, the Kindergarten classes hosted a dental hygienist as a guest speaker. Miss Becca, from Dr. Tomas   Lustenberger's office, stopped in to share some tooth brushing tips and general good dental health habits with the kindergarten students. The children had an opportunity to use a giant tooth brush and teeth, watch a demonstration of how "acid" affects our teeth and (pictured) how flossing daily helps remove plaque which helps prevent tooth decay. The students put into action some of the Ohio Standards by participating in conversations, asking questions to clarify, and speaking clearly to express thoughts.  The visit concluded with a brief discussion. Thanks to Dr. Tom for allowing Miss Becca to come during her work day!

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Old Man Winter has decided to give us a final reminder that spring is 29 days away.  The good news is there will be a light at the end of the tunnel as far as this winter is concerned.   This edition of the Summerside Weekly Update will provide everyone updated calendar dates which have been rescheduled due to the school cancellations for your planning purposes.  As always our office team is here to serve you and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our office staff at 947-7900.   

Teaching and learning is our priority one focus at Summerside and the time our staff  spends with your children in the pursuit of academic excellence is precious.  Our team at Summerside is very intentional about how we utilize the time we have with students daily. That you can count on!   In addition to academics, we make sure our students have the opportunity learn about how important it is to serve others and to give back to the community that we are fortunate to be a part of.  Our first grade students recently took a field trip to the LBD Senior Center and the bell choir performed for the seniors who live there.  Our students had a great time meeting and getting to know the folks from the senior center and most importantly learned the importance of serving others.  What a great lesson to learn!  A sincere thank you to Mrs. Simmons for organizing the field trip for our first graders.  Also, I couldn't be more proud of our first grade students for the terrific performance they delivered.  


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

We are at our best when we work together as a team with Home and School.  A great example of that team effort was our conferences this week.  Families and teaching staff worked together on conference night for our children and that approach is a winning combination every time.   I had the chance to speak with many parents and I can confidently say the Summerside family is well. 

Our classrooms are the engine of our school.  The classrooms are the heart of our daily business, and everything we do at Summerside supports a top notch instructional day for our students. The day is set up so our teachers can focus on teaching.  Mathematics is a content area which is crucial for our students' long term academic success.  A strong background in Mathematics opens many doors for students in their future.   This week I stopped in Miss Tabar's 4th Grade Math class.  Students were learning how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominators. The students learned that when they add and subtract these fractions, they only add or subtract the numerator and the denominator stays the same.  Students used fraction tiles for a visual in order for them to understand why the denominator does not change when performing the operations. Students were then required to draw a model in their math journals to represent the equation given.   Super job Mrs. Tabar and her students!!!

EZ Pay

EzPay allows parents to pay the annual $50 school fee and deposit money onto their child's lunch account.  To use EzPay, click the link on the left-hand side of the page.

After creating an account, you may simply log in to check your child's balances and send your payments to the school directly. In order to display your child's balance information, you must know your child’s student ID. which you can obtain by calling the Karen Fields in the school office at 947-7901.

*Ezpay has a $3 per transaction fee.

Progress Book

Progress Book allows parents and students online access to grades, interims and report cards.  Usernames and passwords we sent home with your child the first week of September. Use the link on the left-hand side to access the parent user guide and/or login to view your child's progress. Please call Karen Fields at 947-7901 with any questions.


Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards help fund our annual 5th Grade Camp Trip.  Please click here for more infromation.

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