Friday, March 23, 2018

Dowell Families
We have had a great first week of the 4th 9 weeks of school.  

I have been able to sit in on data meetings all week with our teachers and celebrate the growth of our students.  As you know we started PRIDE TIME in January and we are seeing great results with your students because of this time we have built into the school day.  

As we move into the next few weeks we do begin our State testing season.  Please make sure that you have these important dates listed below on your calendar and do your best not to schedule appointments during this time.  

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoys some sunshine before the rain comes next week.
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
STAAR Testing Dates

April 10th
Writing - 7th Grade
Math - 8th Grade

April 11th
Reading - 8th Grade

May 8th
EOC Algebra

May 14th
Math - 6th & 7th Grade

May 15th
Reading - 6th & 7th Grade

May 16th
Science - 8th Grade

May 17th
Social Studies - 8th Grade
Physicals & EKG Information

Students participating in McKinney ISD athletics are REQUIRED to have a yearly physical prior to tryouts, practices and games.  Physicals must be on or after April 1, 2018 to participate in athletics for the 2018-2019 school year.  Students are expected to get a physical on their own if they are unable to attend the physical provided by MISD.

All physicals MUST be completed on the official MISD Physical Form that is TAN in color.  Forms will be passed out to athletes on March 29th and will also be available in the front office.

In the past we have offered EKG's for student athletes on the same day as physicals.  We are still offering EKG's along with Echocardiograms, but the set-up will be different this year.  There will only be ONE DAY these are offered at McKinney Boyd High School.  Parents must schedule these in advance.  


Click Here for MISD Physical Information.

Click Here for MISD Cardiovascular Testing Information.
McKinney MISD 
2018-2019 School Calendar

Click Here to view and print the 2018-2019 McKinney ISD school calendar.

Home Access Center
Mobile APP - Now Available

Home Access Center or HAC is now available on your mobile device using the eSchoolPLUS Family app. McKinney ISD parents and students can use the app to view attendance, classwork, class and activity calendar events, student grade information, and alerts and notifications.
After you download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store, simply choose your school district name and state and log in with the student's Home Access Center credentials.
If you do not have a Home Access Center account and password, please contact your child's enrolled campus for more information.
Click Here  to download.
Click Here for more information.

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.
Dowell Middle School
Academic Booster Club Fundraiser

The DMS Academic Booster Club is sponsoring a SNAP Fundraiser in support of both the DMS Robotics and STEAM Clubs.  The STEAM Club promotes learning through competition at Technology Student Association events and Team America Rocketry Challenges. 

Please take the time to view our fundraiser page. Your support will help us offer a higher quality STEM experience for all of our students. You will be pleased to know that your donation is Tax Deductible and  you will receive a receipt for your gift. We hope that you will take the time to help us spread the word by sharing our links with friends through Email, Text, Facebook and Twitter! Thanks for your support.

Click Here for Steam Club.

Click Here for Robotics Club.
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
March 26th
-Cheer Tryouts
4:00 pm Girls Gym

March 27th
-Cheer Tryouts
4:00 pm Girls Gym

vs. Johnson MS
@ MNHS 4:00 pm

March 28th
-Cheer Tryouts
4:00 pm Girls Gym

March 29th
-Cheer Tryouts
4:00 pm Girls Gym

-Track Meet
@ Princeton 4:00 pm

March 30th
Bad Weather Holiday
Love & Logic
Parenting Classes 
To see the schedule & sign-up Click Here
Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700