From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents,

We have had a wonderful week here at Dowell. Next week is the last week of the 1st nine weeks. Please remind your child that if they are missing any assignments or need to make up a summative grade, to go to tutoring with their teacher next week. Please remember that Monday, October 10th is a student holiday and our office will be closed. Hope everyone enjoys the cool weather this weekend.

Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 

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School Will Be Closed on Monday, Oct. 10th
What's Happening at Dowell

Monday, 10/10
- Staff Development - School will be closed.
Tuesday, 10/11
- Before school STUCO meeting in F Hall Commons Area.
- Group photos will be taken during school hours.
- 7th Dowell Football vs. Johnson @ McKinney North HS.
- 8th Dowell Football vs.Johnson @ McKinney Boyd HS.
- Dowell Drama Fall Play Rehearsal on DMS Stage from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
- Dowell Cross Country Elite Meet @ Cockrill Middle School.
Thursday, 10/13
- PTO meeting at 9:00 am in the teachers lounge.
- After school STUCO meeting in F Hall Commons Area.
- 7th/8th Grade Dowell Volleyball vs. Johnson @ Johnson Middle School.
- Dowell Drama Fall Play Rehearsal on DMS Stage from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
Friday, 10/14
- School picture retake day.
- 6th grade Mixer after school in the cafeteria from 3:45 - 5:30 pm.
- 7th/8th grade bands will join high schools at football games..." Band Feeder Night"
Monday, 10/17
- Dowell Cross Country vs. Cockrill Middle School @ Cockrill
Tuesday, 10/18
- Before school STUCO meeting in F Hall Commons Area.
- 7th Dowell Football vs. Rogers @ Prosper HS.
- 8th Dowell Football vs.Rogers @ McKinney Boyd HS.
- Dowell Drama Fall Play Rehearsal on DMS Stage from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, 10/19
Choir Fall Concert at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, 10/20
- Orchestra Spring Fling at 7:00 pm.
- After school STUCO meeting in F Hall Commons Area.
- 7th/8th Grade Dowell Volleyball vs. Rogers @ Rogers Middle School.
Friday, 10/21
- Dowell Drama Fall Play Rehearsals all day.

*Dates and times may change. Please check the calendar below for most recent events. 

Box Top Contest! 
Next week from October 11th - 14th, turn your box tops in to your science teacher. The class with the most box tops will win a popcorn party on Halloween!
If you would like to volunteer to help with the 6th Grade Mixer, please sign up here: 
Support Dowell Special Olympics!
Tee shirts are $12.00 each. Order forms (in the front office) will be accepted until Tuesday, October 11th.
Students that purchase a shirt will get to make a tunnel for our athletes on competition days! Proceeds benefit the McKinney ISD Special Olympic teams.
Dowell Drama Presents
Glimpsed Through The Sawdust
Get Tickets HERE 
Thank you parents for reminding your students to attend the Academic UIL kick-off Monday, we had a great turn out! If your student was not able to attend and wants to participate, it is not too late! Have them go to our Academic UIL website,, and complete the Google form under the sign-up link. Practices will begin next week, October 11th.

From the Nurse's Office

It's time to get PINK! On Wednesday, October 12, students and staff of Dowell Middle School will be wearing pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. 

People will be wearing bright pink to florescent fuchsia and everything in between. Whether you go all out or just wear a hint of pink is totally up to you. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. "PINK OUT" day is aimed at getting as many people as possible involved in raising awareness. 
National Dyslexia Awareness Month
In the spirit of National Dyslexia Awareness Month, Decoding Dyslexia Texas - McKinney, with support from McKinney ISD, will host a special screening of the film:

"Roadtrip Nation - Being You"

Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the MISD Greer Annex.
"Being You" is a documentary film produced by career exploration organization, Roadtrip Nation, in partnership with, the leading online resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues. 

This event is free and open to all people interested in learning more about dyslexia and learning differences.

You can learn more about the film here:

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Contact Us

Dowell Main Number 
Front Office - Pat Gilchrist 469-302-6702,
Registrar/Records, - Kim Oberlender 469-302-6709, 
Nurse - Martha Anderson 469-302-6716,
Principal - Holly Rogers 469-302-6700,
Office ManagerChristy Howley 469-302-6704,
Assistant Principal (Last name A-L) - Jesse Abel 469-302-6718,
Counselor (Last name A-L) - Jennifer Morse 469-302-6713,
AP Secretary (Last name A-L) - Pamela Coats 469-302-6707,
Assistant Principal (Last name M-Z) - Aretha Jackson 469-302-6711,
Counselor (Last name M-Z), Rayshana Adams 469-302-6801,
Special Education Lead - Lori Wilson 469-302-6754,
Gifted and Talented Services, Karen Green 469-302-7913, 
Durham Bus Services  - 972-542-8316
Athletic Coordinator - Tim Knowles  469-302-6728 
Band - Tiffany Lisko 469-302-6777,
Choir - Rebecca Sigman 469-302-6874,
Drama - Colin Wells 469-302-6750,
Orchestra - Beth Lawrence 469-302-6738,