Welcome to Powder Springs Elementary! The 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start. I am always excited about the ways in which each school year will add to the lives of our students. Our school vision is Investing in tomorrow by engaging creative minds today and our mission is to Invest, Inspire, & Innovate with Integrity. We are committing these statements to memory, and striving to become our vision and mission.
We are proud to say that this is our fifth year of engaging our students through Arts Integration (AI) strategies. Research shows that sustained learning in the arts correlates strongly with higher achievement in both math and reading. AI requires our teachers to seamlessly merge fine and performing arts standards (art, movement/dance, music, theater/drama) with grade level curriculum standards (reading, math, social studies, science, and writing). Arts Integration supports our SSP, mission and vision. Additionally, it supports and fosters the 4 Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) of 21st Century Learning.
We will continue to enhance parent involvement and impact student achievement through Academic Parent Teacher Teams/WIGS (Wonderfully Intentional Goal Setting) this year. We encourage all of our parents to attend WIGS. Participation in WIGS: helps our parents gain a better understanding of our instructional processes, maximizes student learning through home practice of academic skills, provides assessment data with families to drive student performance, and creates purposeful partnerships with our families.
Education is a partnership between the school, students, parents/guardians, and community. Our children are more successful when we work together as a team to achieve educational goals. We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTA, and by attending and supporting school events. Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school community and provide the best education for our students.
This is year seven as principal of Powder Springs. Our students, parents, and community are one of a kind and it is an honor to serve. Here’s to another great school year! One Team, One Goal: Student Success!
Powder Springs Elementary School 4570 Grady Grier Drive Powder Springs, Georgia 30127 770-222-3746 770-222-3748 (fax)