Principal's Message


Dawn Wood

Dear ACS Families,


As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to reflect on the challenges we faced and the accomplishments we made along the way.  No one can deny that this school year was an extremely difficult one for all of us. We said goodbye to our students on Friday, March 13th, as we always do before the weekend, not knowing that would be the last time we would be together in our classrooms. The familiar structure and routines of our school day changed drastically. 


We asked our teachers to create instructional review materials until we returned. We asked our students and their families to do their best to help us in this process. We held on to hope that we would be back in our classrooms as soon as we could. As days turned into weeks, and weeks into months, it became clear that a return to “normal” school was not going to happen. The personal connections we so desperately longed for faded into something we called remote learning.


As time went by and the work became harder, we persevered. We worked as a team to find innovative ways to provide learning opportunities for our students. We created digital classrooms where students, teachers, and their families could connect with one another. We remembered our “WHY.’’


 Our why is about our contribution to impact and serve others. Our why inspires us. It helps us focus our efforts on what matters most. I can say without a doubt our why was your children. They are what matters most to us. Together as partners, we worked to overcome obstacles and inspire your children to develop their purpose, their skills, their passion, and expertise.


 Over the past months, we have asked you to work harder than you ever have, to become experts in technology, to open up your living rooms as classrooms, and to find imaginative ways to make learning fun and meaningful.  


Our teachers and our families have taken on this new responsibility with dignity and grace.  I am grateful for the time and energy you have devoted to our ACS Community. A quote from Bob Riley says it best. “Hard Times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.”


 I appreciate your dedication and cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support! We Are Argyle Strong, We Are Argyle Proud, We Are The Scots.


Have a safe and Happy Summer!


I Can’t Wait until We are Together Again,

Mrs. Wood



Sincerely, 

Dawn Wood, Argyle Elementary School Principal