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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 Students, Parents, and Staff,

As the summer comes to an end and a new school year begins, I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone in our school community. It is my pleasure to serve as your principal, and I am excited about the upcoming year.

To our returning students, welcome back! We hope that you have had a restful and rejuvenating summer break, and we are looking forward to continuing your academic journey with you. To our new students, we welcome you to our school community and look forward to getting to know you.

As we embark on a new school year, I would like to remind everyone of our commitment to academic excellence, student well-being, and community involvement. We are dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment that fosters academic achievement and personal growth. This year we have new staff, curriculum programs and ways in which specials (eg, music, pe, art, etc) are programmed. Our staff is committed to ensuring that these changes will be seamless and to creating a learning environment that challenges and supports all students.

Parents, we recognize that you play an essential role in your child’s education, and we encourage you to stay involved and engaged in their academic journey. We value your partnership and appreciate your ongoing support.

Finally, I would like to remind all students to take advantage of the many opportunities that our school has to offer. Get involved in clubs and other extracurricular activities that interest you. Remember to work hard, ask questions, and never give up on your dreams.

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



No School tomorrow

No School tomorrow

Just a reminder that there will be no school tomorrow. Enjoy your Tuesday and we will see everyone back on Wednesday, November 8th. Thank you.

Nowlin Reminders

Nowlin Reminders

As the school year is progressing and the weather is transitioning, we kindly remind parents to ensure that their children are dressed appropriately for the colder temperatures when coming to school. The guidelines we use to determine if students will go outside for...

Menu changes for the week

Tuesday: Pumpkin pretzel with cheese(was mummy pizza) Crispy chicken wrap Thursday: Pizza(was fish sticks) Veggie ranch wrap Friday: Fish sticks(was chicken parm sub) Turkey and cheese sandwich

Half Day today

Just a reminder that today is a half day of school. Dismissal is at 12:05 pm. Hope to see you all tonight at Fall Fest!

Nowlin Happenings

Nowlin Happenings

Friday, October 27th will be a half day for all students. Dismissal will be at 12:05. Fall Fest/Trunk or Treat is this Friday from 5:30 - 8 pm. There will be food, drinks, games and prizes. Can't wait to see everyone there! Please see below about O.L. Smith Middle...

Looking For Volunteers

Dear Families, In conjunction with the PTA, Nowlin would like to start a  modified version of the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program to see if there is much interest. This is an opportunity for Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, and other male figures to...

Service Squad starts Thursday

Service Squad starts Thursday

Just a reminder that our Service Squad will start this Thursday , the 26th of October. We are looking for any 3rd, 4th or 5th graders who are interested in helping to build a stronger community through community services. If your student is interested please have them...

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Contact Us

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

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