Welcome to 6th Grade Science! My name is Elissa Casiano and I will have the great pleasure of teaching your child Science and/or STEM this year. 

Dear Students and Parent/Guardians,
 Parkside Middle School will begin a transition to Canvas, a studentlearning management system, beginning on Monday, May 4th.  Canvas will allow students to access each of their unique set of classes and find their course content in one location.  Canvas Student Apps can be downloaded by clicking the following links: download for Appledownload for Android.  Parent and student resources, as well as direct links to the Canvas webpage, can be found on the PWCS Instructional Technology page by clicking here.  While we at Parkside are excited about using Canvas, we understand that it will be a learning process for teachers, students, and families.  We are here to help and excited to learn and grow together! 
Sincerely, Parkside Middle School Staff  

  • Estimados estudiantes y padres / tutores,


    La Escuela Parkside Middle comenzará una transición a Canvas, un sistema de gestión de aprendizaje estudiantil, a partir del lunes 4 de mayo. Canvas permitirá a los estudiantes acceder a cada una de sus clases  y encontrar el contenido de su curso en una ubicación. Las aplicaciones para estudiantes de Canvas se pueden descargar haciendo clic en los siguientes enlaces: descargar para Apple, descargar para Android. Los recursos para padres y estudiantes, así como los enlaces directos a la página web de Canvas, se pueden encontrar en la página de Tecnología Educativa de PWCS haciendo clic aquí. Si bien en Parkside estamos entusiasmados con el uso de Canvas, entendemos que será un proceso de aprendizaje para maestros, estudiantes y familias. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar y emocionados de aprender y crecer juntos!


    Personal de Parkside Middle School

Ms. Casiano goofing off with her favorite fur baby

*** During this period of e-learning, please see my calendar for weekly updates, links to materials, and learning standards we will be covering!***

Although only my third year at Parkside, I have been teaching in some capacity for the past 18 years. I am originally from New York State and taught just about every subject at every grade level K-8 while there. I then moved to Virginia, where I taught one year in private school before coming to Parkside. I love it here and am happy to call Parkside home! I look forward to helping your student feel at home here, too.

6th grade science will focus on helping students understand and apply the steps and principals of the Scientific Method while learning about Space, Energy and Matter, and Water and Water Systems on Earth. It will be an exciting year with plenty of hands-on experiments to build skills and gain knowledge in the content!

6th grade STEM will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about Science topics not covered in typical Science classes, while developing cross-curricular skills in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Math. STEM covers exciting topics such as Archaeology and Paleontology, Forensics, Chemistry, Structural Design, and Space. This is a project-based class where students are encouraged to use their imagination and this outside of the box!  

The best way to reach me is to email at casianed@pwcs.edu. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, or any information you think I may need to better serve your child. 

Please click the link to the left to access my class calendar. All important dates will be posted on the calendar weekly.

                           SLMS Login

To login: 

Students will need their PWCS login and password. 

Parents will need their Parent Portal credentials. Please remember to use all lowercase letters when typing in your username and password. 

Thank you!