This is an amazing, fun event that the students can participate in on Friday, February 15th. Students can earn packets of color powder to be thrown and launched in the air in some fun games and battles. It’s awesome!
For the next 2 weeks students will be encouraged to get pledges from family and friends to help their school. Each student will receive an access code for our website (Anython.com) which can track all pledges they receive. A minimum of $30 is needed to participate in the event.
This is our only major school fundraiser for the year and we are raising funds for Campus Events, Classroom Enrichment, Field Trips, Technology Improvements, & Student Incentives and
Visit this link for an easy, 3-minute tutorial on how to gather these emails into a text message. https://anython.com/share
Students wishing to participate in the Color Battle on Friday, February 15th MUST have the attached consent form
PRINTED, signed and returned to their History teacher by Thursday, February 14th. Color Battle Release Form.pdf
Thank you for your continued support!
Holly Rogers, Principal
We would like to remind all parents of the importance of keeping sick children home. When a child comes to school ill, he/she can spread illness by coughing, touching his/her nose/mouth and then touching objects that other students come in contact with.
Remember that fever is not the only sign of true illness and that fever is usually a late sign of an illness, or an illness that is progressing.
If your child is out sick remember to always send in a note from the Dr or a parent note.
MISD Health policies are in place to help insure a healthy school where students can learn and grow.
Please take a moment to review the exclusions by clicking the following link MISD Exclusions.
Open House ~ Thursday, 21 February 2019 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM
New MISD Policy for Entering All Schools
School Report Card
Linked below you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2016–17 School Report Card for Ruth Dowell Middle School. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. A more complete report about Ruth Dowell Middle School, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is also available.
School Report Card (SRC) SRC Definitions
Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)
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