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Nowlin Elementary School is a public school in Dearborn, MI within Wayne County. It is one of 22 elementary schools in the Dearborn Public Schools district. The school serves students in kindergarten through 5th grade including the Autism Spectrum Disorder program and Physical or Otherwise Health Impaired program.  Nowlin has a reputation as a close-knit, warm and inviting community that works together to support the school and student achievement in a positive, innovative learning environment. Teaching and learning is our focus. The faculty and staff at Nowlin are committed to implementing research-based strategies and practices to meet the needs of students.

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Nowlin Elementary Mission Statement 

The mission of Nowlin Elementary School in partnership with parents and community is to provide an excellent educational environment by recognizing, analyzing and responding to a diverse, changing world so that all students can become caring, responsible, knowledgeable life-long learners.

Message from the Principal 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I just wanted to take a quick moment and welcome our new families and our returning families. I hope that each and everyone of you had a relaxing, fun summer. This summer I had the opportunity to hike out West, visit some of our national treasures, and spend time with family and friends. The summer seems to have passed extremely quick this year but we are ready and excited to start off a fresh, new school year.

We have added a new Kindergarten/First Grade classroom that will be taught by veteran teacher, Ms. Golec. We also have a new music teacher, Ms. Wilder. If you get the opportunity please make sure to provide them with a warm welcome.

Additionally, we have several areas of focus this year which include, but are not limited too:

  • Districtwide implementation of Eureka Math.
  • Building-wide focus on increased literacy with a continued underlying focus on informational text and consisted vocabulary usage.
  • Building-wide focus on students taking responsibility for their learning.
  • Building Healthy Community Grant, which is a partnership between Beaumont, Wayne State, UofM-Dearborn and Nowlin that focuses on teaching students healthy living habits and partnering with the community. In the fall, you will receive information in regards to volunteering to help us transform that overgrown jungle behind the building into a working garden and outdoor classroom. The design plans have already been created and materials are on their way.
  • Safe Routes to School Grant, which is a partnership between the State and Nowlin that focuses on encouraging students to walk or ride their bikes to school. This grant provides the opportunity to pay adult safeties to stand at stations farther away than our school safeties can realistically cover to ensure that our students are monitored and safe on their way into and out of school. If you or you know of someone who is looking to earn a small stipend to ensure our students are safe too and from school please contact the office. This can even include a neighbor who is willing to monitor the block in the morning and afternoon.
  • Partnership with Playworks to ensure that our students have an exclusion free, bully free, and safe recess. We will have a partner from Playworks one week a month to help train all staff and students on how to play appropriately, problem solve without being physical, ensure inclusion, and supporting a culture of trust and positivity.

As always I look forward to working collaboratively with each and everyone of you to ensure that our students have a strong foundation of academics and social-emotional skills so that they may one day grow into socially conscious and successful adults.

As a reminder my door is always open. Please do not hesitate to stop by, to email or to pick up the phone. The best way for us to be successful is to have a strong, trusting relationship with you.  Again, I look forward to another successful school year.


Dr. Tynan, Principal



Giving Tuesday – PTA

On this Giving Tuesday, please consider sharing this message with anyone in your lives that may want to support your student's school. Our PTA works hard to provide quality events, supply items for our teachers, and create a sense of community for all. Please follow...

Healthy Eating and Fitness

Good afternoon. This weeks tips for at home physical activities and health. Stay safe! Week 9 Our structure is a little different this week due to Thanksgiving. Use the following links to participate in Thanksgiving fitness fun! K-2 Focused Warm-up with YoYo Turkey...

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day

Lifetouch will be here on Friday, December 2nd to photograph any students that missed it the first time or need a retake. If you were unhappy with your students school picture and would like it retaken, you MUST send in the original package this day. Forms will be...

Flu season

Flu season

Good morning!  There has been an increase in respiratory illness across the state and we are entering the cold/flu season as well. Attached is a reminder of when to keep your student home. Thank you....

Two Holiday Messages From Your PTA

The holiday season begins this week, and with that comes our holiday shopping! The PTA sent out a survey to our Nowlin staff asking them about their favorite things! So if you are looking for a perfect holiday gift to give your teacher, parapro, office staff, and even...

Healthy Eating And Fitness

Healthy Eating And Fitness

Good morning, This weeks tip for health and nutrition at home. At-Home Physical Activities Take on the DayShortened URL: Take on the DayActivity: MindfulnessBest For: K-5Time: 1:19Description: This is a wake-up video to energize the body. Skills Emphasized:...

Thanksgiving break

Thanksgiving break

Just a reminder that school will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break and we will see everyone back on Monday, November 28th.

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Contact Us

23600 Penn Street
Dearborn, MI. 48124
Phone: (313) 827-6900
Fax: (313) 827-6905

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