Friday, January 19, 2018

Dowell Families
After a week of frigid weather it's nice to have a few days of warmer weather to look forward to.  

As a reminder during cold weather, the school does not open until 8:15 am and students must remain outside until that time.  Please be sure to have your student dress accordingly.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
State of Texas 
School Report Card 

Parents -

Linked below you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2016-17 School Report Card for Dowell MS. 

This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. 

Click Here for a more complete report about Dowell MS and the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR).

For a glossary of terms Click Here .
Winter Ilness

We would like to remind all parents of the importance of keeping sick children home.  When a child comes to school ill, he/she can spread illness by coughing, touching his/her nose/mouth and then touching objects that other students come in contact with.
Remember that fever is not the only sign of true illness and that fever is usually a late sign of an illness, or an illness that is progressing.
If your child is out sick remember to always send in a note from the Dr or a parent note.
MISD Health policies are in place to help insure a healthy school where students can learn and grow.  

Please take a moment to review the exclusions by clicking the following link MISD Exclusions.
Student Possession 
of Medication

McKinney ISD has a no tolerance policy for students in possession of medication of any kind, including herbal supplements, vitamins, and all over the counter medications including cough drops/lozenges. 

All medications must be delivered and picked up by a parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to drop off or take home their medication(s) from the school clinic. 

All medications are to be stored in the nurse's office with the exception of prescribed medications for the treatment of asthma, Anaphylaxis and diabetes.  Please see the campus nurse if your child has one of these conditions.
Dowell MS 
2018/2019 Cheer

2018/2019 Middle School 
Parent Information Meeting  

Thursday, January 25th 
at 6:00 p.m. In room G219.
Boyd HS
Engineering Club

Representatives from the Boyd High School Engineering Club will be giving a presentation on Thursday, February 8th at 9:00 am in the Dowell MS Teacher's Lounge during the February PTO meeting.  

If your child is interested in participating in the program in high school, don't miss this informative meeting!
GT Parent Orientation 
Secondary Schools

Please Click Here to view the GT Parent Orientation Presentation.
National Junior  Honor Society

Dowell's National Junior Honor Society members are in need of suggestions to support our community through volunteer work.  If you know of a need that our students can fill, please email Christina Cantrell at
Student ViewPoint Survey

Click Here  for the survey.
Ends February 14th!
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
January 20th
Academic UIL Invitational Meet
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
@ Dowell MS

January 22nd
Boys Basketball
-7th Grade @
Reynolds 5:00 pm
-8th Grade vs. Reynolds @  Dowell  5:00 pm

January 25th
Pep Rally
-6th Grade  2:00 pm
-7th & 8th Grade 
3:00 pm

Girls Basketball
-7th Grade 
@ Reynolds 5:00 pm
-8th Grade vs. Reynolds  @ Dowell  5:00 pm

Robotics Club
DMS Cafeteria 
4:00-6:00 pm
Order your Dowell Middle School
2017/2018 Yearbook Click Here
Love & Logic
Parenting Classes 
To find out more information Click Here
To see the schedule & sign-up Click Here
Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700