Your Feedback is Important to Us
Please take the time to fill out this Parent Satisfaction survey. If you are happy about how we do business at Dowell, please let us know. If you see areas of improvement, please be specific in your feedback. The deadline to respond is May 2nd.
Spring School Photos ~ Friday, 18 April
Only students ordering on photography date will be photographed.
Fecha de Fotografia - solo los estudiantes que ordenan en la fecha de fotografia seran fotografiados.
STAAR ~ State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness
22 April - 6th & 7th grade Math ~ 8th grade Social Studies
23 April - 6th & 7th grade Reading ~ 8th grade Science
Please schedule appointments accordingly.
No deliveries will be made to the classrooms, including lunches.
Honor Roll ~ 3rd Quarter
College and Career Preparedness, House Bill 5, & your students high school requirements.
New Graduation Requirements
MISD Parent Guide to New Graduation Requirements - APG addendum
HB5 FAQ's from the state (TEA)
Naviance - More information in the Counserlors' Corner
Middle School Open Enrollment for 2014-2015 - 31 March Deadline
Scott Johnson Middle School and Faubion Middle School have been designated as Open Enrollment Campus’ for the 2014-15 school year. Which means that any middle school student living within the MISD attendance zone can request a transfer to Faubion or Scott Johnson as an Open Enrollment Transfer. When completing the transfer petition form, parents need to state Open Enrollment as the reason. These transfers do not need to meet the hardship guidelines like regular transfers are required to meet. For more information, contact Elena Rodrigez at 469-302-4208.
2014-2015 McKinney ISD Middle School Academic Planning Guide
For our future 7th & 8th grade students!
APG English Version
Guia de Planeamiento Academico de las Escuelas Secundarias
Registration Form for 7th Grade
Registration Form for 8th Grade
Students will return the forms to their Math teacher by the deadline - Wednesday, 5 March
Current 8th Grade Parents
Please make sure you are able to attend the parent meeting for future high school students on March 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Dowell gym.
6th Grade Students! Please, update Immunizations for first day of school 2014/15
Current 6th graders need Immunizations updated by the first day of 7th GRADE!!
Seventh Grade students must have the following to meet State requirements:
· Tdap Vaccine within the past 5 years
· 2 Varicella Vaccines
· Meningiococcal Vaccine
Please update Immunizations at your earliest convenience and a copy of the record turned in to the School Nurse by May 2014.
FREE Vaccines will be available on Thursday January 23rd for students under 18 yrs old who have no insurance coverage, have Medicaid, or are American Indian or Alaskan Native. The Immunization CareVan will be at Lawson Early Childhood Center, 500 Dowell St., from 5:00-7:00 PM.
Passport Health will also be available to vaccinate children ages 6 months to 18 years of age with AETNA, BCBS or United healthcare insurance. Patients must have valid insurance card.
Letter to Parents Carta a los padres
Student Reports Schedule - District Calendar
QTR 4 - 5 June 2014
Anyone with a cell phone can now send an anonymous tip to the MISD School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit by texting the unique identifier - DMSTIP - plus the tip information to 847411 (tip411). For more information click here.
Home Access Center 2013 - 2014
HAC will be activated for parents to review 2013 - 2014 grades on September 4, 2013
Check on your student's success from your own computer.
Bookmark the HAC page for easy access. The username is your student's ID number preceded by an "s" and the password is MISD generated. The password is the same as last year; however, if you do not have this information, it can be mailed to your home address of record or sent home with the student.
Voluntary Student Insurance Packet 2013-14
Under State Law, school districts are not liable for accidents, which occur in schools. It is important to understand the school/district “IS NOT” responsible for medical payments or bills for your child. If your child is injured during ANY SCHOOL, ATHLETIC OR UIL SPONSORED ACTIVITY, all medical charges are “YOUR RESPONSIBILITY”.
MISD 2013-2014 TEA / UIL Eligibility Calendar
RACETRAC 5% BACK TO MISD
The RaceTrac/McKinney ISD partnership continues. When you purchase an item inside the store, RaceTrac will donate 5% of the cost of that purchase to benefit McKinney ISD Math and Fine Arts programs. This is at no extra cost to you, so at the register please don't forget to SAY "MISD".
Lion Pride Excellence Awards
The Lion Pride Excellence Award will honor students who:
The Engineering & Tech Systems class is in need of your unwanted Legos. Your donations are appreciated and can be dropped off at the front office.
Take Charge of Education with Target
Since 1997, Target has donated over $324 million to K - 12 schools. Please support Dowell Middle School by enrolling today.
How it works: Visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate Dowell Middle School, ID:448, then use your REDcard whenever you shop, and Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases to our school! It's that simple!
“We choose to overcome the gravitational pull of the status quo so that we will be an Exemplary middle school in McKinney ISD, not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone and one in which we intend to win!"
Adapted from President John F. Kennedy’s September 12, 1962 Speech