Make Your Teacher a STAR
The McKinney Education Foundation created an award to help you show your teacher how special he/she is to your student. Give your teacher a STAR (Staff, Teacher Appreciation and Recognition) Award during the holiday season, teacher appreciation week in May, for a birthday or anytime! Families can make a donation of $20 to make their favorite teachers an MEF STAR. Our MEF Trustees will personally deliver the awards to the teachers classrooms and recognize your favorite teachers in front of their classes! Personal note of recognition is read to the teachers and they love hearing what makes them special to your student/family.
How can you make your teacher a STAR?
Complete the form HERE
Email, Fax, or Mail the form back to the MEF office with your $20 donation
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
Box Tops for Education
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
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
Student & Parent Resources
- Fine Arts
- Learning Commons