Friday, December 22, 2017

Dowell Families

Dowell Families - 
Every morning when I get up I am so excited to come to work!  It is such a pleasure to work with your students every day and see them grow in all that they do.  I am truly blessed with the best parents, staff and students in MISD. Thank you for trusting us every day with your most precious gift.  

I wish all of you a very Happy Holiday and hope you enjoy your time with family and friends.  I am looking forward to a great 2018 and we will see you all on January 9, 2018!
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures

The back parking lot is for MISD buses only from 8:00-8:30 am.
-Doors for the school open at 8:15 a.m. 
-Students not riding buses should be dropped off in the front of the building.
-There are 2 entry lanes at the front of the school next to each other. The right lane is for the drop-off/pick-up of students only. The left lane is for vehicles going to the south parking lot or exiting onto Ridge Road.
-For the safety of our students we ask that you never cut into the right lane from the left lane and that you never unload students from the left lane. 
-After 8:30 am, parents are welcome to drop students off in the back. 
-The procedure will be the same after school with 2 lanes.
- At dismissal we ask that no cars enter the back parking lot until buses have left.  
- Vehicles exiting from the front or back of the building will be directed to turn right only on to Ridge Road. 
-Please be careful and watch for students walking in front of your car.
-As it gets closer to 8:45 am the traffic increases, so please try to arrive earlier for more convenience and a shorter wait.
-If you arrive before 8:15 am w/your student and wait in the car line please pull all the way up or into the parking lot so that those parents who are just dropping off before 8:15 am can safely drop off their students!

Please be courteous  and help us keep our Dowell community safe!
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.
GT Parent Orientation 
Secondary Schools

Please Click Here to view the GT Parent Orientation Presentation.
National Junior  Honor Society

Dowell's National Junior Honor Society members are in need of suggestions to support our community through volunteer work.  If you know of a need that our students can fill, please email Christina Cantrell at
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events
January 8th
BOYD HS Mascot/Cheerleading
-8th Grade Tryout Information Meeting 
@ BOYD HS Cafeteria
5:30 pm

January 10th
Boys Basketball
-7th Grade @ Evans
5:00 pm
-8th Grade vs. Evans @ BOYD
5:00 pm

January 11th
Girls Basketball
-7th Grade @ Evans
5:00 pm
-8th Grade vs. Evans @ Dowell
5:00 pm
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Love & Logic
Parenting Classes 
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To see the schedule & sign-up Click Here
Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700