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Phone: (734) 697-8711
Email: mlloyd@vanburenschools.net

Melissa Lloyd, Principal

It is with great pride that I welcome you to Owen Intermediate School where we have a wonderful school community of over 700 students and over 50 staff members dedicated to high levels of learning for all!

We are committed to academic excellence and have adopted many programs to support of goal of high levels of learning for all students. Every day our students take the plunge into deep learning with Everyday Math, a comprehensive math program engineered for Common Core State Standards as well as Carnegie Math to provide opportunities for increased depth. Students explore close reading and writing across the curriculum with teacher support in Reading Apprenticeship strategies and the components of the 6+1 Traits Writing Model. We are excited to experience science at a new level of discovery with Battle Creek Science, an inquiry-based science curriculum that is aligned with the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. We believe a well-rounded curriculum allows students to create and imagine new possibilities not only in the core curriculum but also in art, music, drama, and physical education.

Owen teachers work hard to make learning relevant for students and can be seen working together on teams, creating natural classrooms for scientific study outside, planning field trips and other after-school activities that enrich and expand the lives of our students. When teachers are passionate about working with students, students are more apt to achieve higher.

I look forward to each day at Owen Intermediate School with optimism, knowing that it is yet another chance to interact with some of the most special people on earth -- the Owen community of staff and students. We want to always communicate the message of possibility for our students, to equip them to pave the way to college and career readiness!