Friday, November 3, 2017

Dowell Families
I cannot believe that we only have two weeks left until Thanksgiving break.  This semester is flying by and students and teachers are doing awesome.  

I hope that some of you were able to have some great conversations with teachers on the parent/teacher conference day.  Our relationships that we have with you and your students is why we are so successful. 

Thanks to those parents who were able to come to our Coffee In The Commons this morning.  It is great to get feedback from you on how we can improve things here at Dowell MS.  If you were unable to make it, there is a link to our presentation listed below.  

Thanks to all of our students who participated in the fundraiser.  The money raised will help to fund some more flexible seating and makerspace supplies.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
Coffee In The Commons

To View the presentation from this morning please  Click Here.
Student Needs 

This is a survey from our Counseling Department to help us determine which guidance and small group lessons students here at Dowell MS need.  

All students, teachers and parents are being invited to provide input.   It's completely optional and you can remain anonymous if you choose. 

To take the survey please Click Here.
8th Grade CTE Tours

8th grade students will visit all three McKinney High Schools on Thursday,  November 16th.  The high schools offer many wonderful programs and clusters and we're excited our students will get to see these programs in action.  Each campus will highlight six classes that are part of the Career and Technical Education Programs.  

We will depart the middle school campus around 9:00 AM and return around 2:00 PM.  Students will need to bring a sack lunch on this day or purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria before we leave.  

It is our hope that with exposure to these classes, students will be better prepared to construct their 4 year plan and will not lose out on opportunities available at the high schools.  Naviance and McKinney ISD websites have a great deal of information about the programs.  We encourage you to explore both websites. 

If you have any questions, 
please contact your student's counselor.

A-L Jennifer Morse           
M-Z Rayshana Adams  
8th Grade 
Yearbook Recognition

Due to popular demand the 8th grade yearbook recognition deadline has been extended to December 1st.
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
November 4th
 "A" Tournament
8:00 am
-7th @ PSA McKinney
-8th @ PSA McKinney

Youth & Government
Dowell MS Invitational
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 6th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
vs. Evans MS @ Dowell MS Field

November 7th
Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Scott Johnson MS

November 9th
Volleyball Celebrations
- 7th 3:50 pm - 4:50 pm
-8th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dowell MS Cafeteria
Order your Dowell Middle School
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