Open House & Registration Meetings ~ Thursday, 20 February 5:00 - 6:30 PM
We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. We are reaching out to ask our parents to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. www.BByt.es/W69WP
APEX Color Battle Postponed to Friday, 20 March
2020-2021 MISD Physical Exams ~ 16 - 22 April
New STAAR Testing Dates
April 7, 2020 – 7th Writing, 8th Math
April 8, 2020 – 8th Reading
May 5, 2020 – EOC Algebra
May 7, 2020 – 8th Science
May 8, 2020 – 8th Social Studies(this is a Friday)
May 12, 2020 – 6th and 7th Math and 8th Retakes
May 13, 2020 – 6th and 7th Reading and 8th Retakes
Dowell Coders Win 2nd Place in Midwest Cyber Robotics Competition
Congratulations to RoboLions teams 1 & 2 in the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition on 14 December 2019.
Out of 30 teams from across the state of Texas and the 13 state Midwest region, Dowell Middle School team of Nisal Rajapakshe and Logan Schwab placed 2nd and the team of Colin Kuns and Caleb Fikes placed 4th – just 5 points from taking third place from an Evans Middle School team.
The Care Van offers FREE vaccines to children who are uninsured, have Medicaid, are American Indian or Alaskan Native or who have private insurance that does not cover vaccines. Infants to 18 years of age.
Vaccinations Needed for 7th Grade
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.
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