Friday, September 15, 2017

Dowell Families
Ha ve a wonderful weekend!
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
Proof of Residency 
Is Now 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
It's been a great week of work for
Dowell Athletes!!  
Coaches have been working on the mental game with
our athletes in every fall sport we have - along with the physical work too.  Mental toughness, team chemistry,
responsibilities and strategies to help our athletes be successful/be their very best! A great deal of work has really been put in by all.  We want to achieve fun results!! 
Our MISD Athletic Words of the Week:
"Goal Setting/Priorities".  
Coaches talked about choosing the right 
order of priorities-what is good and what is best! Setting goals that are challenging but realistic.  
Our Athletes of the Week are:
Peyton Tallo, Jacobey Campbell, Jacob Park, Maggie Maple, Ethan Scott, Audrey Sperry, Zoe 
McKay, E'Quavia Mathis, Nicholas Thorson, Allí Zarbaugh, Kathryn Smith, Austin Woodruff & Jamin Palmer. 
Our first UIL Grade Check is today...
Just a progress report - not a pass/fail report.  

This let's all of us know how  students are doing in the classroom.  We want to be our best in every class! Please visit with your athlete about their classes and any needs there.  Teachers have tutorial times throughout the week - if needed. 

October 6th - First Pass/Fail UIL Grade Check Determines Eligibility - No Pass - No Play  
Volleyball Teams took on Highland Park (always a challenge we look forward too) this past Thursday with  8th grade on our home court and 7th grade on the road to HP.  DMS 8th "A" Team defeated HP!! We fought hard in all contests and will grow our game quickly!  
Plenty of Volleyball action to come this fall!
Lionettes are working hard!  
Cross Country MBHS Invitational on 9/9/17
7th & 8th Grade Girls & Boys came in 2nd this past weekend at the cross country meet.

DMS Cross Country Teams will compete in the Prosper Eagle Meet this coming Monday, Sept.18th 5:00pm Prosper High School  
-301 Eagle Drive   Prosper, TX  75078
Big Meet!  Lot's of competition!  Our Girls and Boys will be ready for the challenge!!!  They have been putting down some mileage and speeding up the times!  
Football Teams took part in the MISD Preview last Wednesday night.  Great night for both 7th & 8th Grade Teams!!  We play Evans in the season opener next Tuesday, Sept. 19th with  8th @ MHS, 7th @ Boyd.  No early practice on Tuesday, Sept. 19th
8th Boys 8:35am - 7th Boys 8:30am, the Finch Bus as usual.  Panthers vs. Lions that night!  "B" Teams 5:30pm, "A" Teams 6:45pm & "C" Teams 8:15pm

What a great way to kick off our  season!!!  
  Are You Ready for Some Football??? 

Dowell Athletes are Positive & Making Progress!!!!
Coach Knowles
Lady Lionettes

Tournament 9/9/17
-7th grade placed 2nd in the silver bracket at the Frisco Tournament this past weekend.
-8th grade place 2nd in the gold bracket at the Frisco Tournament this past weekend.

We are so incredibly proud of the grit these ladies showed and we cannot wait to see what this season holds for them!
Volleyball 9/14/17
7th Grade Results:
Dowell vs Highland Park
Blue: 17-25, 6-25
Gold: 22-25 25-20, 14-25
White: 9-25, 15-25

Keep improving and stay strong!

The next game is at Dowell on Thursday, September 21st against the Evans Panthers.

8th  Grade Results:
Dowell vs Highland Park
Blue: 16-25, 21-25
Gold: 25-15, 25-21 
White: 6-25, 25-22, 8-25

The next game is at AWAY on Thursday, September 21st against the Evans Panthers.  
One Heart, One Team, LIONETTES!

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 15, 2017
Dowell PTO Website Click Here

Get Involved
Looking to get involved?
There are many opportunities to volunteer at Dowell MS!  6th & 7th Grade Mixers, Copy Duty, Teacher Appreciation, Spirit Wear, Carpool Line in the mornings & Academic Recognition are just a few of the ways you can get involved.  Interested?
Click Here to visit for more information or contact Meredith Underwood at .
New Spirit Wear
Coming SOON!

Dowell PTO will be rolling out brand new Spirit Wear within the next few weeks.  
Be sure to join our Facebook page by Clicking Here , to stay updated.  
You can also visit our website at Dowell PTO  .
Watch for more details to come.
Support Dowell MS
w/Box Tops
Please keep clipping those Box Tops and sending them in!  
It's easy money for Dowell!  We receive 10 cents for every unexpired Box Top. To make it even easier, Monday, September 25th-Friday, September 29th we will pick up Box Tops during morning drop off in the carpool line! It's National Box Top Week so we really want to keep those Box Tops rolling in!!  The deadline for this submission is Monday, Oct. 16th.
Contact Dana Kemp at

Save the Date!
6th grade Mixer
Friday, October 13th
3:45-5:30 pm
DMS Cafeteria & Gym! 
DJ, food, games, dancing & fun!
More info to come.
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
September 16th
Volleyball Tournament
Teams Play:
8:00 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm
7th "B" @ Cockrill MS
7th "C" @ Johnson MS
8th "B" @ Evans MS
8th "C" @ Dowell MS

September 18th
Musical Auditions
4:00 pm Drama Room

Cross Country Meet
5:00 pm Prosper HS

September 19th
Musical Auditions
4:00 pm Drama Room

All Teams Play:
"A" 6:45 pm
"B" 5:30 pm
"C" 8:15 pm
7th vs Evans @ BOYD
8th vs Evans @ MHS

September 20th
Drama Musical Audition Call-Backs
4:00 pm Drama Room

September 21st
All Teams Play:
"A" 6:00 pm
"B" 5:30 pm
"C" 7:00 pm
7th vs Evans @ Dowell
8th vs Evans @ Evans

September 22nd
All Region Boot Camp
4:00 pm Band Room

September 26th
DMS Pep Rally
2:00 pm 6th
3:00 pm 7th & 8th
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Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700