Friday, February 16, 2018

Dowell Families
We have had a great week here at Dowell Middle School.  

Our 6th graders were able to go on a wonderful field trip to downtown Dallas to see three museums that compliment what they have been learning in history.  Our students in drama were able to show off their talents by performing their One Act Play, Oz, for family and friends and our 8th grade mock trial students participated in the district competition at Collin County Courthouse.  

I hope to see lots of you next week at our annual Open House.  It will be on Thursday from 5:00-6:30 pm.  We will also have our registration meetings for next school year that night, current 6th and 7th graders will be from 5:45-6:15 pm and incoming 6th graders will be from 7:15-7:45 pm.  

Thanks so much for being such great partners with us every day.  Please remember that there is no school for students on Monday and our office will be closed.  
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
McKinney ISD
Student Safety

To view the latest McKinney ISD News Brief  Click Here.
Dowell MS Open House
Thursday, February 22nd 5:00-6:30 pm

During Open House night we will also be hosting registration meetings for next school year. Current 6th and 7th grade parent meetings will be from 5:45-6:15 pm in the cafeteria. The presentation will be posted on our website Friday, February 16th for all parents to see if you are unable to attend the meeting. We will send home course request sheets with our current 6th and 7th grade students on Tuesday, February 20th. All course requests need to be returned by Monday, February 26th to their math teacher. We hope to see everyone that night!
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
Dowell Youth & Government 
Spirit Night

Tuesday, February 20th
4:00 pm - Closing
Location - 75 & 380 

Don't forget to mention Dowell MS Youth & Government and we get 15% of the sales back towards our program.
Soccer Club Fundraiser

Thursday, February 22nd 
Noon to 10:00 pm
Virginia Pkwy  & Stonebridge Dr.

Don't forget to mention - 
"Dowell MS Soccer Club" when ordering!
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.
GT Parent Orientation 
Secondary Schools

Please Click Here to view the GT Parent Orientation Presentation.
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
February  Lunch Menu

Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
February 17th
BBall Tournament
"A" Team Girls & Boys

-7th Grade Boys "A"
@ Johnson MS

-8th Grade Boys "A"
@ Cockrill MS

-Girls 7th Grade "A"
@ Faubion 11:00 am

-Girls 8th Grade "A"
@ Evans 8:00 am

February 22nd
DMS Open House
5:00-6:30 pm

6th & 7th Grade Parent Meeting
5:45-6:15 pm
DMS Cafeteria
Love & Logic
Parenting Classes 
To see the schedule & sign-up Click Here
Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700