Address: 3100 Hawthorne Drive, Dover DE 19901Telephone: (302) 674-9080Principal: Mr. Jason PayneGrades: k - 5About Major George S. Welch ElementaryOur school mission statement is the driving force behind the design of all of our school programs. We believe that all programs that we incorporate into the fabric of our school must be exemplary in order to prepare students for a successful, productive, and purposeful life. Within these programs, we must promote caring attitudes throughout the school community and provide quality educational opportunities to meet the needs of all students. To promote caring attitudes throughout the school community, the FISH Philosophy is practiced, and the Welch Affirmation is recited daily. The affirmation emphasizes the importance of addressing others with respect and kindness; solving problems in a peaceful way; focusing on learning and doing one's best; and being proud as an individual, as well as a member of the group. The FISH Philosophy promotes bringing a positive, light-hearted attitude daily to work, while creating a climate of happiness, well-being and concern for one another.