Cheer for 2017-18
6th and 7th grade students interested in cheer for next year. The online applications are due this Friday, March 31 by 3:00. If you still need information as to how to apply, please stop by G219. Cheer evaluations will be Monday, April 10th to Thursday, April 13th from 5:30-7:00 in the DMS gym. Please come prepared with evaluation material mastered. Physicals are due Friday, April 07 and must have a date after April 01, 2017 to meet requirements. You may not participate in evaluations without the correct physical. 2017-2018 cheer roster will be posted on the DMS website, Friday, April 14.
Dowell MS Achieves Level 1 Certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools
Dowell Middle School is pleased to announce the achievement of Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. Level 1 certification means Dowell Middle School has created a “Safe and Collaborative Culture,” which is the foundation for every level that follows. Without such a culture, student achievement will be compromised. Day-to-day school operations are addressed and evaluated in Level 1.
The high reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Research to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy, along with leading and lagging indicators, educators learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their schools.
This framework, based on 40 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become an HRS—where all students learn the content and skills they need for success in college, careers, and beyond.
American Mathematics Competition
McKinney ISD participated in the prestigious American Mathematics Competition and we are proud to announce that Dowell took first place with three individual winners and the team win. Our winning students were presented with medals and a trophy and one of our students was recognized for having the highest score for the entire district. Congratulations to these hard working Lions and to all students who participated!
2015 - 2016 TEA Accountability Ratings for Dowell Middle School
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
as of 02/09/2017
Student & Parent Resources
- Fine Arts
- Learning Commons