Principal's Message

 

 

Welcome to Stowers, Magnet School of International Studies, home of the Snow Leopards. Our teachers and support personnel provide and support an exemplary instructional program with a focus centered on the success of each and every one of our students. We strive for our students to experience an inquiry based learning environment that enables them to understand how they learn and embrace their uniqueness and strengths. 

The Stowers community is extremely active and supportive. Our parents are caring and committed. As a community of learners we are proud of our children and all their efforts. At Stowers we work together as a TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More. As a TEAM, we know our school will continue to excel. Last year we were recognized and awarded the Gold Ribbon School award for our one of a kind K-6 Exhibition program. Our awards and achievements tell the story of Stowers. Still, it take the entire community's participation to reach the goals of this new school year. Our faculty will continue to provide a distinguished program while our support personnel and parents will continue to support the students and our efforts.

 

We recognize that our parents, as the child's first teacher, are the most critical part of our school’s success. We ask that our parents take an active role by providing an atmosphere that promotes an inquiry based education with solid work habits. We believe that our parent's support provides the foundation for our students. This reassurance of quality education allows the students to come to school everyday ready to learn.

 

I strongly encourage all our parents to take an active role in their child’s education. This can be easily accomplished by making sure your child get to school on time, attend school regularly, and comes to school prepared to learn every day. When your child comes home each day ask them to share with you 3 things they learned. This keeps you involved with thier learning and encourages them to take ownership by sharing what they learned. Please ensure that your child reads reading level appropriate materials for a minimum of 30 minutes every night. Academics, like all skills, require a lot of practice. So practice, practice, practice.

 

There are many ways you can get involved at school. Schedule with your child’s teacher to work in the classroom, check in with the office personnel for events and activities you maybe interested in volunteering for. Also, check out our awesome PTA. Your participation in the PTA is a critical part in making our school and your child a success. The Stowers PTA works extremely hard to support our school and its programs. The PTA does more than just raise money for the school. They believe in us and are part of the TEAM. Our students love to see you on campus helping out. They will say, "that's my mom" or "that's my dad."

 

You will find your child’s teacher is your best resource and I encourage you to build a solid partnership with them. When you are in communication with the teacher the goal of making your child successful is easier to achieve.

 

I look forward to working with you as we work together to educate your children and build our community. I am honored again to be your Principal and I look forward to having a successful school year with your child.

 

Dr. Tracy