Welcome to Powder Springs Elementary! The 2016-2017 school year is off to a great start. I am always excited about what each school year will add to the lives of our students. Our school vision is Providing pathways to BIG dreams and our mission is to provide these pathways by investing in students and inspiring them through innovative practices (I³).
During this school, we will continue to engage our students through arts integration (AI). Researchers find 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). Not only does arts integration support our SSP, mission and vision, it opens doors to our students’ creativity, as well as fosters their critical thinking and innovative abilities. If you can help foster and/or support arts integration in any way, please don't hesitate to let me know.
This year, we will also focus on enhancing parent involvement through the implementation of Academic Parent Teacher Teams (WIGS). As a result of this implementation, we hope to help parents have a better understanding of our instructional processes, maximize student learning through home practice of academic skills, share data with families to drive student performance, and create 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 for our students.
I continue to consider it an honor to serve the students, parents, and community of Powder Springs Elementary. Here’s to another great school year!
Powder Springs Elementary School 4570 Grady Grier Drive Powder Springs, Georgia 30127 770-222-3746 770-222-3748 (fax)