Friday, December 1, 2017

  Hello
Dowell Families
   


I hope that everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. 

We have hit the ground running here at DMS since we came back on Monday.  Basketball season is getting started and our 7th/8th grade band members put on a beautiful concert last night.  We have lots of great things happening in the next three weeks to show off the talents of our students.  Please refer to the calendar on the right to join us.  

Our 8th grade students and parents are invited to come hear all about high school class choices and graduation requirements on Thursday, December 7th at 5:30 pm in the DMS cafeteria.  Below is the information that outlines all of the information.  

One last reminder, the weather is changing and we do not open our doors until 8:15 am.  If you are dropping off your students early please make sure that they have appropriate clothing.  

Thanks for all that you do to partner with us everyday!
 
Sincerely,
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS & STUDENTS

8th grade parent meetings regarding graduation requirements will be held at the middle schools next week. These meetings will be led by Jennifer Akins & Melanie Magee. High school and middle school counselors will be on hand to answer questions.  GT parent meetings led by Karen Green will be held in a mirror image schedule from the graduation requirement meetings.
 
Thursday, December 7th
Graduation Requirements Meetings: 5:30 pm Dowell
8th grade GT Parent Meetings: 7:00 pm Dowel l
 
If you are unable to attend the Dowell session, listed below are additional dates you may attend. 
All the information will be the same at all meetings. 
 
Monday, December 4th
Graduation Requirements Meetings: 
5:30 pm Evans; 7:00 pm Faubion

8th grade GT Parent Meetings: 
5:30 pm Faubion and 7:00 pm Evans
 
Wednesday, December 6th
Graduation Requirements Meetings: 
5:30 pm Johnson; 7:00 pm Cockrill

8th grade GT Parent Meetings: 
5:30 pm Cockrill; 7:00 pm Johnson
Holiday Happiness 2017

Join in for some Holiday Happiness Dowell-Style!

Monday 12/4 - Flannel or Plaid Shirt Day!

Monday 12/11 - Wear Your Festive, Favorite Holiday Socks!

Tuesday 12/12 - Celebrating Hanukkah & Winter by Wearing Blue or White!

Wednesday 12/13 - Dress Up Like Your Favorite Holiday Movie!

Thursday 12/14 - Wear Your Favorite Holiday PJ's!

Friday 12/15 - Wear Your Favorite Holiday Hat!

Wednesday - 12/20 - It's UGLY Sweater Day!
Secondary 
Parent AP/GT Orientation

Parents of current middle and high school students are invited to attend a Gifted and Talented Orientation.  

Please Click Here to see the dates and mark your calendar for this meeting shadowing your general middle school orientation.
McKinney ISD
Substitute Teaching Opportunities Available

For more information and to apply Click Here.

Quick Links
Dowell Middle School
Canvas For Parents
Parents guide to using Canvas 
Upcoming Events


December 2nd
Boys BB Tournament
-7th Grade "B" Team
@ Evans 8:00 am
-7th Grade C" Team
@ Dowell 8:00 am
-8th Grade "B" Team
@ Johnson 8:00 am
-8th Grade "C" Team
@Dowell

Girls BB Tournament
-7th Grade "B" Team
@ Cockrill 8:00 am
-8th Grade "B" Team
@ Faubion 8:00 am
-7th & 8th "C" Teams
@ Prosper Reynolds
9:00 am

December 4th
Boys Basketball
-7th Grade  @ Rogers
5:00 pm
-8th Grade
vs. Rogers @ Dowell
5:00 pm

December 5th
Youth & Government
Raising Cane's Night
380 & 75
4:00-9:00 pm

December 6th
Orchestra Concert
DMS Cafeteria
7:00 pm

December 7th
Girls Basketball
-7th Grade @ Rogers
5:00 pm
-8th Grade
vs. Rogers @ Dowell
5:00 pm

December 8th
Group Photo Day


December 8th & 9th
Basketball Tournament's
          GIRLS
-"A" Team 7th Grade
  @ Allen Ereckson
  6:00 pm Friday
-"A" Team 8th Grade
  @ Allen Ereckson
  8:00 pm Friday

          BOYS
-"A" Team 7th Grade
  @ Dowell
  5:00 pm Friday
-"A" Team 8th Grade
  @ Dowell
  5:00 pm Friday

Band
All Region Clinic & Concert
Rockwall Heath HS
8:45 am

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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