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Google Apps for Education
McKinney ISD is partnering with Google to become a Google district. Our teachers will start using Google apps and collaboration tools to enhance our student learning experience. Additional Information.
Student Login Instructions
Red Ribbon Week ~ 24 - 31 October ~ Love Yourself! Be Drug Free!
Friday, 24th ~ Drug Awareness Day... Wear Red
Monday, 27th ~ No School!
Tuesday, 28th ~ "Lei Off Drugs!"... Wear Hawaiian themed attire
Wednesday, 29th ~ "Texans Give Drugs the Boot!"... Wear cowboy themed attire
Thursday, 30th ~ "Team-Up Against Drugs!"... Wear your favorite team jersey
Friday, 31st ~ "Put a Cap on Drugs!"....Wear a crazy hat
1st Quarter Honor Roll ~ 17 October 2014
Internet Safety Program
Want to know more about internet safety for middle school students? Dowell PTO will sponsor a parent night program on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. in the library with a presentation by Dowell Resource Officer Lee. Officer Lee will also discuss the Tip411 program for McKinney schools. All parents invited!
The 2015 Dowell MS yearbook is now on sale for the lowest price of the year!!! If you order by Friday, 10-31, you will be able to get the yearbook for the low price of only $30.
You need to purchase now. The price WILL go up after Friday, October 31st. We ran out of books last year and will again this year. So you must order now to make sure you receive a book in May.
There are 2 ways to purchase. You may purchase online at jostensyearbooks.com or return this form with check or cash to Mrs. Morse via the front office. If paying by check, make sure it is payable to Dowell Middle School.
REMEMBER, THE DEADLINE FOR THE LOWER PRICE IS 10/31!!
Online Yearbook Ordering Link: http://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A01015654
6th Annual MISD Holiday Bazaar ~ Saturday, 25 October ~ 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
DON’T MISS OUT on the 6th Annual McKinney ISD HUGE Holiday Bazaar! It is this year’s one-stop shopping experience featuring over 100 vendors with arts and crafts, unique gifts, décor and collectibles for all seasons. New this year…The Art Walk featuring pieces from the MISD High School Art Department.
The Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, October 25 at its new location—McKinney High School from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit McKinney ISD Partners in Education programs.
Due to the overwhelming response to the Robotics meeting on 10/16 we are extending the application deadline through Halloween. Please fill out an application on the website before the deadline. http://www.dmsabclub.org/robotics.html
Ask a Specialist ~ Drug Awareness and Your Child
November 11, 2014 * 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. * Collin Collge Central Park Campus Room D106 * 220 W. University Drive * McKinney. First in a series of parent information evenings presented by the McKinney ISD School Health Advisory Council.
Box Tops for Education
Welcome to another great year at Dowell Middle School! Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Our school receives two checks from the Box Tops for Education™ program each school year based on the box tops we submit. Please turn in your Box Tops before October 17 you can help boost the amount of the first check we receive in December.
Are you a Box Tops member? If not, sign up at www.BTFE.com to stay updated on our school’s earnings and find a full list of over 250 participating products. Members also receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes and can learn about extra ways for our school to earn more cash.
Hurry, clip your Box Tops and turn them in to the office before the deadline on October 17th. Thanks for your help!
Our goal at Dowell Middle School is to maximize learning time. One of the ways we do this is by establishing a standard of students' arrival in the classroom. When a student arrives late to class, we call this "tardy”.
This year we are using a new communication tool, which will email a parent each time the student is tardy to a class. The tardy count resets each quarter.
· First Unexcused Tardy is a warning
· Second Unexcused Tardy is a 30 minute after-school detention
· Third Unexcused Tardy is a hour after-school detention
· Fourth Unexcused Tardy is a two hour after-school detention
· Five or more Unexcused Tardies per quarter, are a three hour after-school detention each occurrence
* All detentions are served on Thursday afternoons