Welcome To Downey Elementary School

Picture of PrincipalHello Downey Family,

My name is Travis Peck and as the principal, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you and your child to Downey School. Last year was a great success with our wonderful students, staff, parental and community involvement. Due to your great support; we are continuing on our Leader in Me and Together for Tomorrow initiative. We also receive Title I funding which provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

This year, Downey School has added an assistant principal, Dennis Claroni who has many years of experience working throughout the Harrisburg School District. Mr. Claroni is here to support the students, teachers, parents/guardians, and community as we continue with the Leader in Me and Together for Tomorrow initiatives. We are excited about this upcoming school year and we have a lot of great things planned for this school year that includes student leadership roles, various student events, and much more. Please look for flyers, updated information on our website at www.hbgsd.us and/or automated calls about our school events.

At Downey School, we use Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits to help our students find their inner strengths and qualities as they continue to grow into successful leaders. I am asking for your continued support with your child’s educational journey at Downey School by attending our scheduled school events, participating in our parent-teacher conferences, and our PTO. Please see one of our dedicated colleague, Ms. Popeck if you are interested in joining Downey’s PTO. Let’s continue to make Downey School a great place for education.

Thank you and I look forward to a strong parental and community partnership focused on our future leaders’ academic, behavioral, and social/emotional growth. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Dennis Claroni or I if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, and/or to join a committee.


Travis Peck
Principal, Downey School

Dennis Claroni
Assistant Principal, Downey School

What's Happening

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Together for Tomorrow Partnership at Downey
Posted on 08/05/2016
The success of the Together for Tomorrow Partnership at Downey School was featured recently on The School Superintendent Association website. Please ...