and . . . we are back!!

in the building!

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Click the school building to see more photos and  information about what we have been up to.

It's OK

Okay!

not to be

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October is Principal Appreciation Month! This month, and every month, We honor and appreciate everything you do for McDowell

Writing Prompts for 2021 to 2022

  • September: In your opinion, should students be allowed to pick their own seats in class? 
  • October: Our school start time is 7:45am. In your opinion, do you believe this is an appropriate start time? Should school start earlier or later? 
  • November:  The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children over 5 years old. In your opinion, do you think that all children should have to take the vaccine to come to school? 
  • December: Some students learn more effectively independently, while others work better in groups. In your opinion, should students work independently or in groups? Between the two, which one do you believe is better?
  • January:  In your opinion, should everyone be able to take public transportation (the CTA bus and train) for free? 
  • February: Growing up in the city and growing up in a rural area (the country) can be very different. In your opinion, what do you think is a better environment for a child to grow up? 
  • March: In your opinion, should students be required to wear uniforms to school? 
  • April: In your opinion, should elementary school students still be required to learn handwriting?
  • May: In your opinion, should students be able to use their personal phones in class? 
  • June: Some schools are on yearlong schedules and take a shorter summer break with longer fall and spring breaks. In your opinion, do you think our school should be on a year long schedule? 

2022 McDowell Fine Arts Festival (video: T. McKee)

2022 Women's History Presentation  (video: T. McKee)

2022 Black History Presentation  (video: T. McKee)

The McDowell Quilt: Black History's Map  to Excellence 

2021 Annual Holiday Performance  (video: V. Davis)

2021 Christmas Week (photos: T. McKee)

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2021 Halloween Day of Fun (Photos: T. McKee)

2020 Halloween McDriveby (Photos: T. Mckee)

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2019 2020 SEL (Photos: Various)

2019 2020 Science Fair (Photos: T. McKee)

2019 2020 Team Patrol (Photos: T. McKee)

2019 2020 Black History Fair (Photos: T. McKee)