Dear Students and Families,

I hope this finds you all in good health and high spirits as we start a brand-new school year at Chapman Elementary! I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome back to our returning students and extend a heartfelt greeting to all our new students and families joining our school community.

As we embark on this journey together, I want to assure you that our dedicated team of educators and staff is committed to providing a Safe, Helpful, and Accepting learning environment for each and every student. Our goal is to create a place where students can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally, allowing them to become Responsible and Productive citizens.

Throughout the upcoming academic year, we have an exciting array of enriching activities, engaging lessons, and captivating events planned to make this a truly memorable and rewarding experience for all.

At Chapman Elementary, we believe in the power of a supportive school community. We encourage open communication between teachers, students, and families to foster a strong partnership in education. Our doors are always open, and we welcome your ideas, feedback, and involvement in school activities.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education. We look forward to a fantastic year filled with learning, growth, and memorable experiences. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our school office. Stay SHARP!

Let's make this school year the best one yet!

Warmest regards,

Dr. Stewart Thorson, Principal
BS - Music Education, The University of Alabama (1999)
MA - Educational Administration, The University of South Alabama (2003)
EdS - Educational Leadership, The University of Alabama (2011)
EdD - Instructional Leadership, The University of Alabama (2014)
B - Music Instrumental (P-12)
A, AA - Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership

International Baccalaureate - PYP Head of School (Level 1)
International Baccalaureate - MYP Head of School (Level 1, 2)
19th Year in HCS in Administration / Leadership
4th Year at Chapman Elementary