Friday, October 6, 2017

Dowell Families
Today marked the end of the 1st 9 weeks of school. Grades were due by 3:45 and progress reports will be on HAC next week.  Please make sure that you and your child look at HAC and make a plan if they need a little extra help.  All of our teachers have at least 4 tutoring times during the week for students to come in for extra help.  We so appreciate your support from home. 

Monday is a school holiday for students, and our front office will be closed all day.  We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday at 7:30 am.  

Lastly, the PTO is sponsoring a 6th grade mixer next Friday after school from 3:45-5:30 pm.  There will be a DJ, pizza and games in the gym for students to enjoy. The cost is $1.00 or a can of food.  The 6th graders can purchase tickets next Wednesday and Thursday during lunches.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 

6th Grade Mixer Volunteers Needed
Friday, October 13th  3:45-5:30 pm.  

I f you would like to volunteer
Please  Click Here
Ticket Sales

Tickets will be sold next Wednesday-Friday during 6th grade lunch for $1 or a canned food item.

Dowell Middle School

Friday, October 13th 
4:00 - 8:00 PM

Youth & Government

Saturday, October 7th 
9:00 am - 9:00 pm  

We will be doing a live stream on YouTube.  This event helps us raise money for our program and listen to our wonderful delegates discuss different political issues. 
Just follow the links:
To Donate 
To Watch Live Stream Click Here
Don't forget to spread the word.

Mom & Pop Popcorn
DMS Fundraiser

Kick's Off 
October 17th!

Details and a sales packet will be sent home on the 17th.   Students who participate will have a chance to earn the following:

-Sell 12 bags & earn a pizza party w/Principals

-Sell 20 bags & earn pizza w/Principals, XL bag of popcorn &  a tour of the Mom & Pop Popcorn facility where you can fill a bag with candy.

All order forms will be due NO LATER THAN 11/1/17!
Please submit order forms to the DMS Front Office

MISD requires all students participating in the free/reduced lunch program to submit an application every year.  

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

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!
Bedroom, Backpack & Beyond
McKinney North HS from 8:30-11:30 AM


On Saturday October 21st the MISD Substance Use Prevention Committee is proud to invite you to "Bedrooms, Backpacks & Beyond".  A community event featuring experts in the prevention field that will provide you with strategies to help your child stay safe. 

To view a  schedule of the day Click Here

If you are interested in childcare, please register by Thursday, October 19th using the online form below.

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

Dowell MS
 Spirit Wear
PTO is now taking pre-orders until October 8th!  
Visit the PTO Roar Store at  to order!
Show your Lion Spirit
Join The PTO
There's still time to join the PTO at

If you've already signed up, thank you!
Encourage your friends to do the same.  Please make your tax-deductible donation to the PTO before November 18th.  With your annual membership fee of only $35 per household, the Dowell PTO helps fund activities such as:
  • Academic Recognition Ceremonies
  • Teacher Appreciation Lunches/Treats
  • Classroom projects funded through the annual Teacher Grant Program
  • Field Trips, Speakers & Special Events for all grade levels
  • Campus-Wide Improvements & Beautification projects to improve our campus
  • 6th & 7th Grade Mixers
  • 8th Grade Beach Bash & Farewell Walk

The Dowell PTO does not fund raise!  Your membership fee is the only way we can fund these very important events.


Contact Jessica Dingui at with any questions.  

Thank You Volunteers!

Interested in being a part
of our amazing team of VOLUNTEERS?

or contact Meredith Underwood

  Dowell PTO on Facebook
Get the latest scoop at the Dowell PTO Facebook page.
Clip Box Tops to Support Dowell Middle School

Thank you to all the parents and students that dropped off Box Tops in carpool this week.  We collected quite a few for National Box Tops Week!  Our collection deadline is October 16th so keep clipping!  A special thanks to Mrs. Saxton and the Cheerleaders for helping me each morning collect Box Tops! 
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
October 10th
AVID Field Trip
7th Grade

Cross Country
Crockrill Middle School
5:00 pm

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

8th Grade Football
All Teams Play:
"A" 6:45 pm
"B" 5:30 pm
"C" 8:15 pm
vs Faubion @ Ron Poe Stadium

October 11th
Choir Fall Concert
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DMS Cafeteria

October 12th
AVID Field Trip
8th Grade

PTO Meeting
Teachers Lounge
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Volleyball Games
All Teams Play:
"A" 6:00 pm
"B" 5:00 pm
"C" 7:00 pm
-7th vs Faubion MS
  @ Faubion MS
-8th vs Faubion MS 
@ Home

Everyone Wear Pink!

October 13th
Picture Retakes
During All Lunches

6th Grade Mixer
Main Gym
3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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