Friday, February 23, 2018

  Hello
Dowell Families
   
It was so great to see so many families at our Open House last night.  I hope that you were able to see some of the great things that go on here daily at Dowell Middle School.  

Please remember that registration papers are due to math teachers on Monday for current 6th and 7th grade students.  If you have any questions about registration please do not hesitate to contact either of our assistant principals, counselors or myself.  

We have two weeks left in this 9 weeks so that means that the end of the quarter tests are upon us.  Please make sure that you check with your child to make certain that they are caught up on work and going to tutoring if needed. 

Thank you for all that you do to support us here at Dowell.
 
Sincerely,
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 

Dowell MS Proud to Partner 
w/The American Heart for Hoops for Heart!

Students are receiving heart healthy messages and have service learning opportunities to raise money for The American Heart Association. All money raised will go towards life-saving research in the areas of heart disease and stroke, education, and advocacy.
 
To sign up online  Click Here .
 
We will celebrate the closing of this event by hosting an I LOVE MY HEART Open Gym and Amazing Race Quest on Friday, March 9th during 6th & 7th periods. All students who donate $5 during lunches will be excused from missing their 6th and 7th period classes to attend. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association and their fight against heart disease-the number one leading cause of death in our country.
 
HERE'S HOW STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE!
 
DONATE ONLINE/FUNDRAISING
Click Here or search "AHA MIDDLE SCHOOL" in the app store to sign up for our school's online fundraising page. Students can donate as well as email, post to social media and send text messages asking for donations. All donations will be accepted through March 9th. We need online donations to reach our goal!
 
ATTEND THE EVENT
Students can donate $5 during lunches for the Love My Heart Event through March 6th.
 
We are excited to partner with the American Heart Association for this fun event! We encourage you to talk with students about how heart disease affects your family and we hope you will support our students as they help others and raise awareness for heart disease and stroke.
Academic UIL
District Meet

Academic UIL will be competing next week in the District meet.  

We want to wish all our competing students good luck! 

If you have any questions regarding event times, please email the coach or to visit our website  Click Here .
Congratulations
Jennifer Wang
Dowell Middle School

March is designated as National Youth Art Month and the State of Texas has been a leader in Youth Art Month celebrations since it began.  Each year, districts across the state may submit artwork made by Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade student artists to be selected for exhibition in the YAM State Capitol Artwork Exhibit in Austin.  The Art show only accepts 100 pieces of artwork, with 33% of the artwork selected from elementary student entries, 33% from Middle School student entries and 33% from High School student entries.  The Texas Art Education Association will host a special awards program and reception on Sunday, March 11 th , at 2:00 pm, at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.
 
Student art from approximately 50 school districts will be exhibited in two Austin locations: 

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
February 25th - March 11th 

Lower Rotunda at the State Capitol
March 18th - 26th
BriteBytes Survey

We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students' school and home technology use for learning. 

We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students' lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. 

Click Here to take the survey. 
Survey is available February 19th - March 9th. 

Thank you for your help!

Parents & Students are welcome to attend any meeting regardless of which school you are zoned for.
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.
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
February  Lunch Menu

Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
February 26th
Track & Tennis Parent Meeting
DMS Gym's
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

February 27th
National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony
DMS Cafeteria
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

February 28th
DMS Basketball Celebrations
DMS Cafeteria
-7th Grade 3:55 pm
-8th Grade 6:00 pm
Love & Logic
Parenting Classes 
To see the schedule & sign-up Click Here
Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700