Friday, April 6, 2018

  Hello
Dowell Families
   
We have had a great week here at Dowell MS.  On Thursday night we got to celebrate our Teacher of the Year, Jamie Morris, at the annual McKinney ISD Banquet.  We are so lucky to have Mrs. Morris on our staff.  

Next week will be our first big week of state testing.  I am not one to dwell on state testing but just want to remind you that we will be a closed campus on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  If your student's grade level is not testing or your student is an 8th grader and not taking the 8th grade math test because they are taking Algebra in May they will have a normal school day.  I am very proud of the work that our students and teachers do every day and I know that they are fully prepared to have success next week.  

Please make sure that you are looking at our calendar as we have lots of things going on between now and the end of school. One of the great nights coming up on April 16, 2018 is our 6th and 7th grade honor roll night.  If your child is being honored that night be on the lookout for an invitation today or tomorrow.  

Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Sincerely,
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
STAAR Testing 
NEXT Week

Closed Campus
the Following Days:

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

(Normal Lunch Times)

April 11th
Reading - 8th Grade

7th Grade Lunch:  12:26-12:56 pm
8th Grade Lunch:  1:23-1:53 pm
Dowell Youth & Government 
Spirit Night

Tuesday, April 10th
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.
Athletics
Physicals & EKG Information

Physicals
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 TODAY and will also be available in the front office.

EKG's
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.  

WALK-UP APPOINTMENTS are NOT AVAILABLE.

Click Here for MISD Physical Information.

Click Here for MISD Cardiovascular Testing Information.

Parents & Students are welcome to attend any meeting regardless of which school you are zoned for.
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.
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
April 10th
-STAAR Test Day
CLOSED CAMPUS

-Youth & Government
Raising Cane's Night
4:00 pm - Closing

April 11th
-STAAR Test Day
CLOSED CAMPUS

-Tennis
vs. Cockrill
4:00 pm @ MNHS

April 12th
-PTO Meeting
Dowell MS
9:00 am

-Track
MISD District Meet
4:00 pm 
@ Ron Poe Stadium

April 13th 
-7th Grade Mixer
DMS Cafeteria/Gym
3:45 pm

-Track
MISD District Meet
4:00 pm 
@ Ron Poe Stadium
Upcoming 
8th Grade Events
May 22nd
Beach Bash
Stonebridge Ranch Beach Club

June 5th
8th Grade Walk
6:00-8:30 pm
McKinney Boyd HS

Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700