"Our standard is excellence"


A BIG Thank you to all of our book fair buyers! We appreciate everyone's support of the Library!

Online Book Fair is available from 11/25 - 12/6

Also, a big thank you to the Chapatwala Family McDonald's Restaurant! who provided wonderful coupons for our "Bring a guest raffle!"


Could you please take a minute to fill out the survey that applies to your part of the Taylor School Family?





K-2 Student


3-5 Student


Get to know McDowell...

McDowell serves over 340 students in grades K-5.  Thank you for choosing McDowell 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. 

McDowell has a full time reading specialist who works both in classrooms and with small groups of students to enhance literacy skills.  

Discipline at McDowell is proactive.  All classrooms participate in the PBS-Positive Behavior 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 based on teacher need 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.  

Ms. Borg


News & Announcements

Now you can join all of Taylor schools on-
Facebook  For district news!

And while you're on Facebook do a search for McDowell PTA and like the page to keep up to date on school happenings!!


We are excited to provide our famlies with the best before and after care program for the 2016-17 school year.  We are also here for no school days, early release days, and inclememnt weather days.
Speaking of no school days have you started thinking about Winter break? We have, which is why we would like to let you know that we are currently enrolling for our full day winter break program. Taylor Champions  families are able to bring students to Wayne-Westland site for break programs. For pricing information please visit www.discoverchampions.com



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Jan 1
Holiday Break - No School
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Jan 2
Holiday Break - No School
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Jan 3
Holiday Break - No School
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Jan 4
Holiday Break - No School
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Jan 5
Holiday Break - No School
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Jan 6
Holiday Break - No School
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Jan 7
Holiday Break - No School
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Jan 8
Holiday Break - No School
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Jan 9
School Reopens at Regular Time
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6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
School Board Organizational Meeting
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Jan 16
No School for Grades Pre K-12, Professional Development Pre K-12
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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
School Board Meeting-Committee of the Whole
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Jan 20
Student of the Week Assembly
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A celebration of good behavior.

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Jan 23
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
School Board Regular Meeting
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Jan 25
9th - 12th Grade Parent Conferences in PM & Evening - No School in PM for Grades 9-12
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Jan 26
6th -8th Grade Parent Conferences in PM & Evening - No School in PM for Grades 6-8
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Jan 27
McDowell PTA Meeting
Staff Lounge
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Lots of opportunity to help make McDowell a great school. We're always looking for people to join us. Please come!

No School in PM for Grades 6-12
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Month of December - Hand Sanitizer and Kleenex Drive
 Please bring in!!! 

December 1 - Scholastic Book Fair Open in morning and Teacher Conferences  - No School in the PM
December 2
- Scholastic Book Fair  - No School in the PM, Spirit Day - Wear favorite sports team colors
December 5 - Scholastic Book Fair Make-up morning/ Pack-up afternoon
December 12 & 13 -
Basketball Tryouts in gym from 6 PM to 8 PM
December 16 - Student of the Week Assembly 2:30pm
December 19-21 - Santa Shop
December 19 - Spirit Day, Wear candy cane colors
December 20 - Spirit Day, Dress as Santa's crew, reindeer, elf, Santa, etc
December 21 - Spirit Day, Wear Christmas color socks
December 22 - Spirit Day, Dress in Christmas colors
December 22 - McDowell's Christmas Sing-a-long
December 23 - Spirit Day, Dress like Frosty the snowman
December 26 to January 6 - Holiday Break - No School

January 10 Lockdown Drill
January 16 No school
January 20 Student of the week
January 27 PTA meeting 9:30am