Friday, September 22, 2017

Dowell Families
We are well into the swing of things here at Dowell.  Athletics is in full gear, Drama has had auditions for our musical, Band is getting ready to play at next week's football game and we are having our first pep rally next Tuesday.  Students are finishing up the first units of the year academically and we are seeing some great things in the classroom.  I appreciate all of your support at home as we help our students grow this year.  Hope you all have a great weekend.
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 

Academic UIL Student Meeting
Academic UIL will be having a student informational meeting Monday, September 25th in the Learning commons from 3:45-4:30. During this meeting students will be able to hear about the events we offer, ask questions, select the events they wish to compete in, and meet the coaches.
T o learn more about Academic UIL, please visit our website, .
Practices for all events will begin the week of October
2nd -- days and times will vary per coach and event.
What is Academic UIL?
Academic UIL complements the academic
curriculum, is designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to
provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, exhibiting much more than knowledge and comprehension.
Proof of Residency 
Is Now PAST Due

If you haven't already done so please submit your current proof of residence to the front office or email it to

Only Documents Accepted:
-Water Bill
-Electric Bill
-Gas Bill

Please don't forget to write your child's name and grade on it.
MISD requires all students participating in the free/reduced lunch program to submit an application every year.  The sooner parents submit the applications the better to ensure their student/s continue to receive the benefits. 
On October 10th all students that have not had an application submitted for this school year will be dropped from the free/reduced lunch program.
Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are located in the front office or you may submit the application online.
To Submit the Online Free/Reduced Application
Washington DC
March 11th-14th
( Spring Break)

Over the past 5 years we have been able to provide an opportunity for MISD students to participate in a dynamic, hands-on, civic education program through the Close Up Program during Spring Break. We are happy to continue this tradition by inviting our 8th grade students to participate in the program in Washington, DC on March 11-14, 2018!
The total cost for the program is $1615.
This cost includes airfare, meals, transportation, museum & exhibit tickets, and hotel accommodations.  
A $400 deposit is due by 11/9/17 to secure airfare the remainder of the balance will be due by 1/25/2018.
If you are interested in providing this experience for your child or learning more about it, we are hosting a parent information meeting at6:30 pm in the Cockrill Middle School cafeteria on Wednesday, September 27 th .
If you are interested in having your child participate but cannot attend the parent meeting, please email Mrs. AB at with your child's name, gender, and birthday so they can set up an account for you to get more information and pay the deposit.

Robotics Club

Robotics Applications are still being accepted through Friday, September 29th. The application can be found at .
Scholarships are available for those who are interested. Please check with your Science Teacher if you are interested in a Club scholarship.
The Robotics Club Parent/Team Orientation Meeting will be held Thursday, October 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the DMS Library.

McKinney High School
Saturday, October 21st

-Over 100 Vendors
-Free Parking & Free Entry
-MISD Employee Drawing
-Campus Attendance Drawing - New This Year
Proceeds Benefit All of MISD
  -Family Event - Roadhouse BBQ Sliders 2 for $5.00
Proceeds Benefit MISD CTE Criminal Justice Students
So excited for all of you to see our new vendors.
Come and spend your day with us!

The Lion Latest
September 22, 2017
Dowell PTO Website Click Here

Here's the Scoop!  
We need more Helpers!  

Copy Room Volunteers, 6th & 7th Grade Mixers, Carpool Volunteers and Academic Recognition are a few of the areas you could help!
Go to to sign up
or contact Meredith Underwood at .
  Dowell PTO on Facebook
Get the latest scoop at the Dowell PTO Facebook page.
Dowell PTO Needs You!
Join the PTO at TODAY!

Drop Off Box Tops in the Carpool Lane Next Week!
CLIP, CLIP, CLIP!  We need those Box Tops!  
This Monday thru Friday, September 25-29 is National Box Top Week!  We will be ready at the carpool lane to grab those Box Tops from you while you drop your child off.  It's an easy way to donate to your school and each Box Top is worth $.10 cents to our school.  Don't forget, we need to turn them in by Oct. 16th to get credit.
New Spirit Wear
Coming SOON!

Dowell PTO will be rolling out brand new Spirit Wear within the next few weeks.   Dowell PTO will be rolling out brand new Spirit Wear within the next few weeks.  
Be sure to join our Facebook page at to stay updated.  
You can also visit our website at
Watch for more details to come.
Save the Date!

Go for the Gold at the 6th grade Class of '24 Mixer! Friday, October 13th from 3:45-5:30. DJ, pizza, games & dancing! Please be on the lookout for a sign-up genius for volunteer opportunities!

Join the Dowell PTO and get the latest information


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Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events

September 23rd

Crape Myrtle Run

McKinney Boyd HS

7:00 am Check-In

8:00 am Fun Run

8:30 am 10K

8:45 am 5K

For More Information

Click Here


September 25th

Cross Country
Scott Johnson MS
5:00 pm

7th Grade Football
All Teams Play:
"A" 6:45 pm
"B" 5:30 pm
"C" 8:15 pm
7th vs CMS @ MNHS

Student Academic UIL Meeting
3:45-4:30 pm
Learning Commons

September 26th
DMS Pep Rally
2:00 pm 6th
3:00 pm 7th & 8th

8th Grade Football
All Teams Play:
"A" 6:45 pm
"B" 5:30 pm
"C" 8:15 pm
8th vs CMS @ BOYD

Football Performance
6:00 pm @ BOYD

September 27th
All Fall Sports
Team Picture Day
6:30 am DMS Gyms

September 28th
Volleyball Games
All Teams Play:
"A" 6:00 pm
"B" 5:00 pm
"C" 7:00 pm
7th vs CMS @ HOME
8th vs CMS @ BOYD

3:45-4:15 pm
Bus Transportation Begins Afterwards

September 29th
6:00 pm @ MHS
Middle School Night

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