From Our Principal
We have had a great first week of school!

I am so proud of the work that the students and teachers have done this week and know that this is going to be our best year yet!   This week we had our class meetings with each grade level. The link for the presentation we shared with the students is on the right.

We are taking monetary donations to give to the Salvation Army for Hurricane Harvey victims. We will be collecting those through next Friday. Students should turn in cash or checks to their 2nd period teacher or their social studies teachers. I hope that everyone enjoys this beautiful three-day weekend!
 
Sincerely,
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School
School Portrait Day!
Friday, September 8th
       During Science Class
 
Order forms will be coming home w/each student.
 
You may also print & complete the order form by clicking SchoolPix.
 
All order forms & payments need to be given to the photographer on picture day.
 
Online Ordering 
Order portraits online by clicking here.
Enter Dowell's School Code 1718-0071
 
A confirmation email will be sent confirming your order has been received.  No further action is required.
 
If you have any questions or need assistance, please call SchoolPix Inc. customer service at (972) 334-9140 or email them at info@schoolpixinc.com.
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To find out more and join the Dowell Middle School PTO Click Here
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.
 
Please be courteous  and help us keep our Dowell community safe!
To order your Dowell Middle School
2017/2018 Yearbook Click Here.
Dowell MS Social Studies classes are collecting money for the Dallas Salvation Army to help with their continued efforts with the Hurricane Harvey disaster.  
 
Tuesday morning the City of Dallas opened a 3rd shelter that will house 5,000 people displaced by the flooding in Houston & surrounding areas. They will need lots of supplies but they are recommending monetary donations.
 
Parents can help by sending cash in small amounts or a check made out to The Salvation Army with their students to school.
 
We will collect money through Friday, September 8th.
 
Thanks!!!
Dowell Social Studies

Athletic Bus - Finch Elementary School

Starting Tuesday, September 15th Cross Country, Volleyball & Football athletes may use the Athletic Bus from Finch Elementary School to Dowell Middle School Monday-Friday.

Athletes must be at Finch Elementary by 6:00 am in the morning, the bus will depart for DMS at 6:10 am.

 

Dowell Middle School Youth & Government

 
Thursday, September 7th

The Dowell Middle School Youth & Government program will be fundraising at the Raising Cane's located on the Northeast corner of Highway 380 & U.S. Highway 75.

Have a night out for dinner and support the Youth & Government program at the same time.  Be sure to say Dowell YG when you order and 10% of the proceeds come back to our program.

Thank you!
Mrs. Formento
We love the new name of our newsletter!
Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Dowell Class Meetings
To view the presentation shared with students this week click here.
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 4th
Labor Day - No School

September 5th
Orchestra Parent Meeting
7:00 pm - Cafeteria

September 6th
Choir Meeting
4:00 pm - Cafeteria

September 7th
PTO Meeting
9:00 am - Teachers Lounge

Volleyball Preview
5:00 pm - PSA

September 8th
Picture Day - All Day

September 9th
Cross Country Meet
8:00 am - Myers Park
NEW TEXAS LAW
  Beginning TODAY
It is now against the law in Texas to text while driving.
Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-6700