Friday, April 26 , 2018

  Hello
Dowell Families
   
We have had a great week here at Dowell.  Students have been working hard on some great projects and presentations.  

Next week will be Teacher Appreciation Week.  We will celebrate our staff each day with something special.  If you would like to recognize some of your child's teachers we have a link below that will list each staff members favorites.  

Please remember that we do not have school tomorrow as we did not use our bad weather days this year.  It looks like the weather will be perfect so I hope that you enjoy your extra day off this weekend.

Have a great three day weekend!

Sincerely,
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 

April 30th - May 4th

If you'd like to recognize a teacher
Click Here  to  view  a list of each 
staff members favorites.  
8th Grade
End of Year Video

Click Here  to submit photos of your 8th grade student for the End of Year Video.   All photos MUST  be in the the following formats -    .jpg or  .png ONLY .  Please submit photos of your student from their time in middle school.  S creen shots of photos from your cell phone will not be accepted.  We are also unable to use the HEIC formatted pictures from iPhones.

Deadline for photo submission is Friday, May 4th!
Help Dowell's NJHS
Help Our Troops!

The DMS National Junior Honor Society is collecting personal hygiene and/or snack items to be sent to our troops stationed overseas.
 
All donations should be made in the front office by Friday, May 11th.

Thank you for helping McKinney make a world-wide difference!
Dowell Middle School 
Technology Students

Dowell Middle School students competed at the Technology Student Association Conference in Fort Worth on April 15th-April 17th.  Out of 13 regions encompassing 164 high schools and middle schools, our students celebrated success.
 
-Madison Pogacnik placed 8th in Prepared Speech
-Braxton Wade placed 5th in Dragsters

And....as pictured
-Jennifer Wang, Emily Alejandre Barbara Garza, and Cailin Bell soundly placed FIRST PLACE in Off the Grid, an architectural solution for a home without modern conveniences.
 
Five of the winning students will advance to the National TSA Competition located in Atlanta, GA in the month of June.
 
TSA meets as part of the STEAM Club on Tuesdays & Thursdays after school and is sponsored by Mrs. Mason.
Academic UIL

Academic UIL will be hosting an award ceremony for all Academic UIL students on Tuesday, May 1st at 5:00 pm in the Dowell Cafeteria.

Athletics  Physicals

Students participating in McKinney ISD athletics are REQUIRED to have a yearly physical prior to tryouts, practices and games.  

All physicals MUST be completed on the official MISD Physical Form that is TAN in color.  Forms have been passed out to students who have Athletics on their schedule for next year. Students who wish to add Athletics may pick-up the forms in the front office.
Upcoming 
STAAR Testing

May 14th
6th Grade - Math
7th Grade - Math

May 15th
6th Grade - Reading
7th Grade - Reading

May 16th
8th Grade - Science

May 17th
8th Grade - Social Studies

Please do not schedule appointments on these days.  
Once a student stops taking the test they cannot restart it and must start all over.

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 27th
-TOMORROW
NO SCHOOL

April 30th
-Choir Concert 
6:30 pm Cafeteria
8th Grade
Upcoming Events
May 4th
-Photo Submission Deadline

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