From the Principal's Office
Dowell Families - 
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am so excited to lead our school as the principal. It was so great to see everyone at Back To School Night. Please remember that if your child is a 6th grader they have a locker already assigned and we will have teachers giving out that information starting at 8:00am on Monday morning. If you have a 7th or 8th grader they may request a locker from the link later in this email. Teachers have been working very hard to design lessons and activities for students to feel welcome the first day. Doors will open on Monday at 8:00am for students to go to their designated area:
6th graders to the 6th grade hall
7th graders to the upstairs main hall
8th graders to the cafeteria
We will dismiss students to their first period classroom at 8:35am on Monday only. Starting on Tuesday, students will be allowed in the building beginning at 8:15am and dismissed to class at 8:38am each day. We have included the arrival and dismissal procedures in our newsletter below.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday morning!
Have a great weekend!
Holly Rogers
Principal, Dowell Middle School 
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!



7th & 8th Grade Locker Requests Click Here


To view our 2017/2018 School Calendar

Click Here

2017/2018 Meal Pricing
Student secondary breakfast $1.10 - no change
Student reduced breakfast $0.40 - no change
Student secondary lunch $2.80 - increase of $0.05
Student reduced lunch $0.40 - no change
Adult breakfast $1.75 - no change
Adult lunch $3.50 - no change
Milk $0.75 - no change
Join the Dowell Middle School PTO Click Here
Contact Us

Dowell Middle School
301 Ridge Road
McKinney, TX  75070
(469) 302-6700
School Website