School News

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

We are quickly moving through the month of January.   This short week has been filled with engaging academics in our core classrooms.  I will continue to provide you a weekly snapshot of the academic work taking place in our classrooms.  We are right on track!!

I stopped in Mrs. Duncan's fourth grade social studies class and they were hard at work engaged in meaningful learning.  For their daily geography work, students were learning the differences between physical and human characteristics on maps.  In the  lesson, students were identifying landforms and waterways on a physical map of Africa.  I was very impressed with the student focus today.  Hats off to Mrs. Duncan and her students!!


If you have visited our school lately then you have seen the new photographs mounted in our lobby and hallways with our students depicted in real word roles, such as a Newscaster, Chemist, Engineer, and Film Crew to name a few.  The work we do with children at Summerside impacts their future and we want to inspire our students to aim high.  A special thank you to Lisa Hezlep who took the photographs and displayed them in our lobby.  Most importantly for inspiring our students to dream big for their future.  I'm proud of our students and am confident big things are ahead for our students in their futures.


End of the 2nd Quarter

The last day of the second quarter is Thursday, January 15, 2015.  Report cards will be available on Progress Book on Friday, January 23, 2015. If you have any questions regarding Progress Book access please contact Mrs. Fields at 947-7901.


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.


Marco's Pizza Challenge

Summerside Elementary/Marco’s Pizza  Home Room Challenge – everybody wins!

On Wednesday, January 28th order Marco’s Pizza (dine-in, carry-out, or delivery) and Summerside will receive 15% of the order. It’s simple – when ordering, just mention the name of your Home Room teacher (and feel free to use your existing coupons or take advantage of the daily specials). Marco’s will tally the total for all the Home Room teachers and send Summerside Elementary School a check for 15% of that total. 

The Homeroom teacher with the highest individual total, wins a free Pizza Lunch for that class!  Congratulations to Mrs. Hayden's 2nd grade for being to top homeroom in November!

So please mark your calendar for Thursday, January 28th and encourage your friends and neighbors to join our cause. Need coupons? See the attached flyer for challenge details and pizza savings.

Winter Recess

During the winter months, we will have outside recess to give our kids the chance to get some fresh air and engage in active play with their friends.  Please make sure your children come to school dressed for the colder temperatures.  Students have a 30 minute recess each day and need hats, coats, and gloves to be prepared for the colder temperatures.  We will be going outside every day that it is not raining/snowing  as long as the temperature is above 28 degrees with the wind chill added in.  Please send your children prepared to go outside every day.

K+ and Extended Day Delay and Closing information

If West Clermont is on a delay, Morning Extended Day and Morning K+ will be closed. Our afternoon K+ will run. Our K+ program begins at 12:50 pm. Parents will be able to drop their child off at that time to their K+ teacher. Students will not have a lunch period. Dismissal procedures will be the same. Afternoon Extended Day will run.  Summerside parents can bring their students to the K+ classroom and drop them off.  If West Clermont is closed our programs are closed as well. 


Building a Future of Learners and Leaders Begins with You

The next two Board of Education meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 and Monday, February 9. Prior to each meeting, an "Open House" event is 

West Clermont Local to Get a Consolidated, New High School

Under Progressive Township Agreement Much-needed construction project is at zero additional cost to residents; Will provide access to modern science, chemistry labs and technology.

Superintendent Kline discusses details here.

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Wow!  What a terrific week we had at Summerside.  Each week I reflect on what we accomplished as a team and I couldn't be more proud of the focus, work ethic, data driven instruction, and teamwork I observed.  We are hitting on all cylinders as a Professional Learning Community!   I want to thank all of our Staff, Students, Parents, and Volunteers for working together to make a difference. 

I stopped in Mr. Endres Music class and the students were excited and engaged in their new learning. Second grade students were learning a system of organizing sounds in music called the treble clef and exploring the string instruments commonly found in the orchestra. The learning goals for these students were; I will learn the lines and spaces of the treble clef using the hand method , and I will explore the instruments found in the orchestra and around the world.  It's great to see Art, Music, and Physical Education back at West Clermont.  Good things are happening my friends! 

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Happy New Year to everyone!  I'm proud to say our Staff, Students, and Volunteers have charged head-first into the new year in our Academic Classrooms.  We have come out of the blocks with a strong first week of school and I am proud of our Team.  I will continue to provide you candid updates of teaching and learning in our classrooms where your children are engaged in meaningful academics every day.  I wish everyone nothing but the best in 2015 and I'm confident together we will make this a special year for our students.

The classrooms at Summerside are the "Hub" of our school and I am in them daily, observing the quality instruction provided by our teaching staff.  I dropped into Mrs. Feldkamp’s math lesson on estimating and measuring liquid volume using liters. Earlier this year, the students learned how scientists measure volume and the tools and units that are used when measuring volume. The students were able to use their prior knowledge about volume, to discuss, estimate, and measure the liquid volume of different sized containers. The students had to estimate how many liters they thought it would take to fill up each container. Then, a beaker was used to measure one liter of water at a time and poured into each container. Once it was full, they identified the amount of liquid volume that the container could hold. The students recorded their information for each container in a table in their Go Math books.  Terrific work Mrs. Feldkamp and her Third Grade Scientist!!

December Artist of the Month

Congratulations to Logan Judd from Mrs. Raymond's 5th grade class!  He was chosen by Mr. Conklin as Summerside's December Artist of the Month!

 Great Work Logan!

Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

A heartfelt Happy Holidays to everyone.  I hope everyone has pleasant Winter Holiday with family and friends.  We have much to be thankful for at Summerside as 2014 comes to an end.   I couldn’t be more proud of our Staff, Parents, Students, and Volunteers who have worked together as a Team!

Our School will be closed for the Holiday Break from Monday, December 22, 2015 until Friday, January 2, 2015.  School will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.  In the meantime, if you need to connect with me over the Holiday Break feel free to call me on my direct cell line at 373-5735.  I am here to serve you and it is a gift to work with your children daily at Summerside.

Have an enjoyable Holiday!!
Bob Winterberger


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

I attended the Board of Education meeting on Monday, December 8th and a presentation was given by Dr. Kline detailing key improvements that are coming to West Clermont to ensure we are the school system of choice for families.  Many exciting changes are coming that will improve how we do business and serve our families and their children with a first class education.  Detailed information from Dr. Kline is included in this edition for you to review.  He will be speaking at our February 19th PTO meeting at 6:30pm to provide a brief update of these positive changes coming to our district. Good things are happening!!  A sincere thank you to Dr. Kline (our Superintendent) and the Board of Education for their Leadership!

Our staff and students are working hard in our classrooms.  I stopped in Mrs. Feldkamp’s 3rd grade classroom and the students were practicing telling and writing time using AM and PM. In 2nd grade, the students learned to tell time to the five minutes and in the 3rd grade they expand on that knowledge, by learning how to tell time to the one minute. The students took their time telling skills even farther and learned how to use AM or PM to describe a time of day.


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

It's hard to believe we are in the month of December already and we are closing in on the Winter Holiday.  Time flies when you are having fun!   We have 3 weeks of school in the month of December and I can assure you we are making the most of every day at Summerside.   Just today, I stopped in Ms. Finke's  Language Arts Class and the students were engaged in a Poetry lesson analyzing the main idea and theme of the poem "I Dream A World".  Our students were focused and excited about their new learning in the classroom.  Super job Ms. Finke and her classroom.  We had a great week of teaching and learning in all of our classroom this week!

Our 3rd grade students took the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment in the fall.  All parents of 3rd graders at Summerside will be mailed their student’s results on Wednesday, December 10th.  We are working to ensure 100% of our students not only meet the Reading target, but that our students excel on this assessment.  I'm confident we will deliver the results due to our focus on strong academics every day.  Our hard work will pay off!


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, I tend to reflect on the many things to be thankful for: our families, our close friends, the community we live in, our school community, and the people who make a difference in our lives with a simple kind word.  I want to wish everyone a fun-filled upcoming Thanksgiving vacation.  There will be no school for students on November 26, November 27, and November 28th.   Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving with your family.

We have had a great week of Teaching and Learning at Summerside.  Our work ethic is strong heading into the Thanksgiving break and I couldn't be more proud of our staff, students, volunteers, and our PTO.  Typically, I showcase a classroom every week. However, this week I want to showcase that "kids learn from teachers; and teachers learn from kids"!  Last week, we had a training session where one of our teachers (Mrs.Karen Kunkel) taught a lesson to a small group of students while several of our teachers observed the process to hone their teaching delivery, to use Junior Great Books effectively with the skills groups and to challenge their students in the classroom.   

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.

Kroger Community Rewards

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

Teacher Learning Day

West Clermont School District teachers spent Friday, January 16, honing their skills to better serve students and parents. The Hamilton County Educational 

Free Safety Tip Line Available to Schools

Every West Clermont school is registered for a new safety resource that could prevent and alert local law enforcement to a school safety crisis. 

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