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McDowell Elementary serves 316 students in grades K-5th.  We are centrally located inside the city of Taylor.  We have 11 general education classrooms, 2 special education self-contained classrooms, 2 learning resource rooms, an in house reading specialist, library, gym, and music room. All of our teaching staff is highly qualified. Our other staff includes a speech and language teacher, bilingual teacher consultant through Wayne RESA, a special education social worker and a special education psychologist.  We are fortunate to have support services from a secretary, academic teaching assistant, school nurse, library parapro, cooks, maintenance and several lay personnel.  Here at McDowell we work together to make the school a safe, and welcoming learning community for all.

Need some fun things to do over Holiday break?

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The temperature is dropping! That means it's time to break out some fun winter activities and reading lists for your student(s). We have a few of our favorites that we want to share with you. These are great for keeping young minds engaged during winter break.

Make Snow Indoors!

Too far south? Is it raining instead of snowing? You can make snowballs indoors with two simple ingredients.

 Books Made for Snuggling - A cozy blanket, a good book and a warm couch are the perfect ingredients for a snuggly winter day. We have a few of our favorites to share.

Winter Sun Crystals

Winter is full of magical shapes - snowflakes, icicles and ice crystals. Make our own crystals that look like delicate ice crystals or frozen snowflakes.

Keep the learning going!

Don't let your student(s) knowledge go cold this winter break! BrainFreeze, ThinkStretch's free winter learning packet, is designed to allow students to keep their skills sharp while on break. With math, reading, writing, and more, it's the perfect way to make sure students are ready to learn when they return from break.

News & Announcements

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December 16 - PTA Meeting,

6-7 pm, all are welcome

December 18 - McDowell


December 20 - January 4

Holiday Break, No School

January 5 - School reopens

January 9, 16, 23, & 30 -

Student of the Week


January 19 - MLK Day -

No School

January 30 - PTA Meeting,

9 am, all are welcome


February 3 - Book Fair


February 4, 5, & 6 - Book


February 4 - Family Literacy Night
5:30 - 7 pm

February 6, 13, & 20 -

Student of the Week


February 16 & 17 - Winter

Break, No School

February 24 - PTA Meeting,
6-7 pm, all are welcome

February 26 - 1/2 day, No

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February 27 - 1/2 day,

No school in pm

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