Dowell Families
We have had another great week at Dowell!
Our students are doing an awesome job of settling in and using the Dowell Way.  
Our first grade check will be next Friday.  Please make sure that your child is up to date with their class work.  All of our teachers have several tutoring times during the week that students can attend.  Please encourage your child to take advantage of these times when needed.
Our volleyball teams had their first action last night in the MISD preview and looked great!  I cannot wait to see what they accomplish this year.  Good luck to our cross country teams as they have their first meet tomorrow at Myers Park.  Our drama department will be having tryouts soon for our musical "Legally Blonde, Jr".   Fall is a great time to be a Dowell Lion!
Have 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 as soon as possible. 

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

Please don't forget to write your child's name and grade on it.
Lady Lionettes
The Lady Lionettes have started the year off AWESOME!

We are in full swing with Cross Country, Volleyball & Off-Season.  Our work for the week is "GOAL SETTING".  Rocks are like priorities, only so many rocks can fit in a jar and only so many activities can fit in a week.  The issue isn't prioritizing your schedule but  scheduling your priorities .  Put the big rocks in first.

What a GREAT 4 days of Dowell Athletics!!!  
Athletes came in on Tuesday with spirit and energy and 
they got stronger daily!  We are getting into the grove of this school year!  We want our good to get better 
and our better to become best!!!   
Our MISD Athletic Word of the week has been Integrity. Coaches visited with our athletes this week
to help develop/build stronger moral and ethical values.
Our Dowell Athletes of the Week are:
Lauren  Boyd, Gracie Branson, Matteo Greco, Evan Simmons, Reagan Brown, Holland Hannon, Peyton Shaw, Raymond Green, Allison Lane, Macy Parker, Taylor State, Valarie Olvera, Andrew Dawson, Sheldon King & John Law.
DMS Volleyball Teams had their scrimmages this past Thursday evening at PSA McKinney.  It was good
to get some competitive court time for all!  Our "A" Teams compete in the Frisco ISD Tournament this
Cross Country will compete this Saturday @ Meyers Park in McKinney.  Runners have been putting in
the miles for this meet!  The course is a tough one! 
Girls run @ 10:00am & Boys run @ 10:30am. 
We're ready for the challenge!!!  
Middle School Football Scrimmages
are Wednesday, September 13th. 
DMS 7th Grade Football - 5:00 pm at Evans. 
Please note there is no fee for entry and no seating.  Parents are welcome to bring lawn chairs.  Restrooms at Evans are located inside the building.
DMS 8th Grade Football is 5:00 pm at Ron Poe Stadium.
There is a $2.00 entry for all fans.  Concessions will be available at Ron Poe Stadium for the 8th grade preview.
DMS 7th and 8th Coaches will send out a schedule with their parent message soon. 
Wear your Dowell spirit shirt at all of our events!  VB girls were still talking about Thursday evening @ PSA
today at lunch and our CC runners are fired up about tomorrow @ Meyers.  Football players can't wait till 
next Wednesday evening!  We need our parents/fans there supporting these young athletes giving their 
all to be their best and help their team!  Cheer them all on!    
Have a GREAT weekend with your athlete!!!
Coach Knowles
Join Us for the Annual Online Giving Day
Thursday, September 14th  6AM - Midnight
Scheduled giving Begins today Friday, September 7th
To Donate go to:
This year's annual North Texas Giving Day is Communities Foundation of Texas' annual online giving event for North Texas.  Last year, $37 million was raised benefiting over 2500 nonprofits.  It is now the largest community-wide giving event in the world!  
Just go online between 6AM - midnight and donate any amount.  It's quick easy and uncomplicated.  
Not going to be in town or just way too busy to donate on the 14th, you can schedule your gift to Dowell Middle School Band between September 7 and September 13.  Once the gift is scheduled you will receive a thank you from the system noting the gift will be processed on the 14th.  All gifts that are scheduled will be processed the morning of the 14th.
No matter whether you schedule the gift or donate on the 14th, please take a moment and give!  Your donation is greatly appreciated and will help make Dowell Middle School Band the best it can be!
Follow our social media (and be sure to 'Like' us) at Dowell Middle School Band  &   North Texas Giving Day  to stay up to date on North Texas Giving Day!
Be sure to share with your family and friends!
Thank you!
Emily Bonin
Dowell Middle School BPO President

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 8, 2017
Dowell PTO Website Click Here

Show your Lion Spirit
Join the PTO Today
With your annual membership fee of only $35 per household, the Dowell MS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) helps fund activities that support Dowell students.
To join the Dowell PTO today Click Here 
Please contact Jessica Dingui at with any questions.

Dowell PTO on Facebook
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Volunteer at Dowell
Looking to get involved?
Please consider helping before school by assisting students in the carpool line. This is a huge help to our teachers so their focus can be preparing for the day and the arrival of their students. 
Click Here to s ign up at or for more information contact Meredith Underwood at .
Reach Dowell Parents
& Families

Do you own a business or know someone who does that is looking for a  way to advertise?  We are looking for
sponsors for our Dowell Online Directory.  There are three sponsorship levels available at $50, $80 & $200 with each one featuring a click through link to your website.  If you would like more information please contact Lari Kell at or Heather Machen at
Support Dowell MS
w/Box Tops
Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to earn money for Dowell Middle School. Clip those Box Tops and collect them throughout the school year.  Place them in a zip lock bag labeled with your teacher's name and turn them in by October 16th.  Looking for more information?

Contact Dana Kemp at
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
MISD Crossing Guards Needed
McKinney ISD is looking to hire full time and substitute crossing guards.  For more information please click here.
Upcoming Events
September 9th
Cross Country
Meyers Park
10:00 am Girls
10:30 am Boys

Volleyball "A" Team Times TBA - Frisco

September 13th
Football Preview 7th
Evans Middle School
5:00 pm

Football Preview 8th
Ron Poe Stadium
5:00 pm

September 14th
7th @ Highland Park
8th @ Dowell MS
5:00 pm "B"
6:00 pm "A"
7:00 pm "C"

September 16th
Volleyball Tournament
8:00 am Start Time
7th "B" @ Cockrill
7th "C" @ Johnson
8th "B" @ Evans
8th "C" @ Dowell

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2017/2018 Yearbook Click Here.
Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700