Signal Hill Elementary School
9553 Birmingham Drive
Manassas, VA 20111
Principal: Carrie Webb
Assistant Principal : Michelle Breslin
Specialty Program: Elementary World Languages Program, French
Date Opened: September 2000
Number of Students: 660
Number of teachers: 45
School Colors: Black, Red and White
School Mascot: The Panda
ABOUT SIGNAL HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Signal Hill Elementary was opened in 2000 as a replacement school for Parkside Elementary School . Parkside Elementary originally shared the building where Parkside Middle School now fully resides. We are named for nearby Signal Hill, a Confederate observation post. Civil War soldiers posted there warned of the Union effort to turn the flank of the Southern position during the initial stages of the First Battle of Manassas. Because of the signals used it is cited as the first use of telecommunication in a battle.
Signal Hill’s large attendance area stretches from Yorkshire on the Rt. 28 corridor to Hunter’s Ridge on the Prince William Parkway to the majority of the Buckhall community continuing as far as Hampton Grove on the Davis Ford corridor.
Signal Hill is proud to be a French Foreign Language School. French is provided for all first through fifth graders. Content is supported and enhanced by this culturally rich program. We are also known for our extraordinary outdoor science lab and garden, “Le Jardin de la Connaissance” or “Garden of Knowledge.” It was built and is maintained by our generous business and school community.
Our school provides a rich variety of programs and activities to enhance and review the curriculum. The reading program is supported by our wonderful reading specialist, Mrs. Melissa Mongillo, as well as our PALS tutors.
SPOT, STAR, Word Study, and Buddy Reading have been implemented. The math program is supported by Math Investigations and Math Connects.
Signal Hill Students are constantly demonstrating their kindness and generosity by helping and supporting many worthwhile causes. Through the SCA, they raised over $5,200 for Pennies for Patients. This money goes towards cancer research. Our students and staff also raised over $1,000 for the Susan G. Koman foundation in their fight to end breast cancer. Our school also participates in FORK, which helps students by providing food items for families over weekends or long breaks. Additionally the children have raised money for the American Heart Association and the National Diabetes Association.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Our bilingual PTA volunteer program invites all parents and community members to take part in the education of Signal Hill’s children.
WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL UNIQUE?
Signal Hill is a family centered school with a rich international flavor. We have a strong ESOL program which supports students from over twenty-five different countries. We are a school where each and every child knows they are cared for and that they will achieve and excel.
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