"Our standard is excellence" at McDowell Elementary and let us introduce ourselves...

Meet Up and Eat Up Program - 

Taylor School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. Click on the above for more information. 

 Welcome to McDowell...

We are so happy to have you at McDowell Elementary school! We serve approximately 340 students in grades K-5.  Thank you for choosing our school as the building block of your child’s education. I am proud to say that we have a wonderful, highly qualified staff.  They take great care in providing a balanced curriculum, which incorporates the academic, social, and emotional well-being of each student.  You have begun a great partnership between home and school that allows your student to grow and develop as a learner. 

We also have a full time Learning Coach who is a specialist in teaching and learning strategies, able to support any subject area and all staff in our building.

Discipline at McDowell is proactive.  All classrooms participate in the PBIS-Positive Behavior Incentive Support grant through Wayne RESA.  The proactive approach to behavior involves expectations in the classroom as well as throughout the building to Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.  Every day is a fresh start where students are provided opportunities to make good choices and follow expectations. 

Families have opportunities to volunteer in the classroom and chaperone field trips.  If you are interested, you may fill out a request to volunteer in the main office. Please consider joining the PTA which works to provide materials and special activities for students.

You are your child’s most valuable resource.  I look forward to partnering with you to advance your child’s learning.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.  

Lynne Borg, Principal

News & Announcements

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Upcoming events
Dates for you to remember...

April 9 - May 4 - Grade 5 MSTEP Testing
April 30 - May 25 - Grade 3 & 4 MSTEP Testing
May 11 - Student of the Week Assembly 2:50pm
May 18 - 2nd Grade Concert 2pm
May 23- 4th Grade Orchestra Concert WCCD
May 25 - Parent Meeting PTO 9:30am
May 25 - Student of the Week Assembly 2:50pm
May 28 - Memorial Day - No School for Grades K-12
May 30 - No School in PM K-12 Early Release
May 31 - All Library Books Due for End of Year
May 31 - PBIS Positive Behavior Celebration, Sidewalk Chalking


June 1 - All Library Books Due For End of Year
June 7 - K Stars 1:30pm
June 7 - PTO Celebrates Service Squad, Safety Squad, and News Crew 2pm
June 8 - Field Day (Rain Day is June 11)
June 14 - No School in PM
June 15 - No School in PM, Last day for students