To the Parents, Students, and Garrison Community,

The faculty of GES and I would like to welcome you to an exciting year at Garrison Elementary School! We have worked very hard to prepare for this school year, and we believe that your child(ren) will have a rewarding educational experience.  I am excited about starting the 2014-2015 school year! It is our belief that education is a shared responsibility so it is important for the school and home to keep open lines of communication. We must work as a team to guide your child(ren) toward success! This can be accomplished by communicating with your child’s teacher(s), attending school functions and assisting your child in understanding the importance of education and cooperation. You, as the parent, are a valuable component of your child’s education and we appreciate your participation.  Parents and community members are always welcome at our school and are encouraged to become involved in school activities.

As I begin this year as principal at GES, I will continue to work diligently with parents and faculty to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community characterized by child centered instruction and decisions, academic excellence, trust, respect, community involvement, excellent communications, and recognition of both student and staff achievement. I am committed to working in collaboration with you to continue to develop and implement this shared vision. Working together as a team, we can move forward in our mission to create a nurturing, disciplined, and challenging environment in which all students can learn at optimum levels and become responsible members of society.  We have so much to be proud of as a staff, family, and community.

Best Regards,

Mr. McDowell

Feel free to call and schedule a visit by calling 757-2122.