About Us

About Showell Elementary School a National and Maryland Blue Ribbon School

School Activities

Special Programs
Character Kid Program, Dream Box Math Lab, Literacy Library, Summer Academy Program, Peer and Volunteer Support Groups, Jump Rope for Heart, Read Across America Day, Tech Fest, Science Fair, Book Fairs, Musical Programs, Talent Show, Yearbook, Maryland Art and Essay Contest, Fall Festival, Third Grade Bridging Ceremony, and Field Day.

After School Academy

Showell Elementary's After School Academy is a county regulated program. The purpose of the program is to provide a fully supervised and safe environment for students from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program provides a wide array of academic activities that the students may choose to participate in Monday through Thursday.

Character Program
The character program at Showell Elementary School is designed to promote a positive school climate and encourage students to show respect. Our four school rules center on the value of respect. Willet Bills, Character Kid of the Month Luncheon, and Positive Office Referrals are among many ways that the school staff seeks to reinforce good character and foster a climate where learning excels.

Character Kid of the Month
Every month there is a school-wide goal associated with the school rules of respect: Yourself, Others, Learning, and Environment. Every month two students from each classroom are nominated by their teacher for demonstrating that month's focus of respect. The students receive a certificate, special button, and bumper sticker. Character Kids also get to eat lunch with Miss Shorts, Mr. Hamborsky, and/or Mr. Reid at a special table in the cafeteria during their lunch shift.

A Professional Development School


The mission of the PDS is to provide a learning community to improve practice and enhance student achievement in Pre-K through 12 public schools. The PDS provides professional development for classroom teachers and Salisbury University faculty. The Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies partners with seven counties to provide preparation for prospective teachers enrolled in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and K-12 programs in physical education, music, ESOL, and TESOL at Salisbury University. (http://www.salisbury.edu/pds)



PBIS is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students. (http://www.pbis.org/) Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective instructional and behavioral practices and interventions.

Meet Our Mascot!


This is Willet, our school mascot! Willet is a shorebird who dropped out of the sky during a nor'easter. The principal found him and no one thought he'd live. She put him in the custodian's warm room, left him water and food, and he recovered! He was bored and read every book in the media area (smart), played in the gym (strong), and played in the music and art room (creative) before leaving. Willet is always around and remains in our hearts. A Willet is always willing to do his/her best at school.