already in the building! I have witnessed our teams/players playing with passion, enthusiasm, and
a strong competitive spirit on the hardwood! Offseason athletes are showing awesome energy in our
great weight room here at Dowell. The enthusiasm is contagious! Yes, workouts and practices are hard
and challenging but athletes and coaches make it fun! The love of working together, supporting each other,
is just awesome!!! Positive momentum!!!
Our MISD Athletic Word of the Week is Empathy. Coaches visited with athletes about caring for one another,
in and out of the athletic setting, understanding each other/having the ability to listen to a teammates view,
and helping bring a teammate along through a difficult time. Our Athletes of the Week are: Connor Daily, Tate
Stevens, Jacob Lindsey, Jack Karl, Hayden Flynn, Bianca Diaz, Makenzie Parrish, Seydina Cham, Roman Castillo.
Basketball Schedule this Friday and Saturday: “A” Teams Collin County Hoopfest Tournament
8th Girls @ Frisco Stafford 7th Girls @ Allen Ereckson
8th Boys @ Dowell 7th Boys @ Frisco Pearson
Monday, 12-12-16 Basketball Games:
7th and 8th Girls travel to Highland Park 5:00pm starts
7th and 8th Boys vs. HP @ Dowell 5:00pm starts
Our next UIL Grade Check is Friday, Dec. 16th. Athletes must be passing all of their classes by the end of the
day on Dec. 16th. Please check in with your athlete to make sure all assignments/projects or any make up
work has been completed. We have one week to get all classes/grades in good shape.
We have had a very good first semester at Dowell with school and sports! The quantity and quality of hard work
by the athletes has led to success on the course, field, court and in the classroom. We are stronger, quicker, faster,
and our endurance has grown. We are leaders in the classroom and have shown growth with high grades and praise
from the classroom teachers. Confidence levels have grown in the athletes and believing/supporting each other is so
strong. We want to have a great last week before the winter break – finish strong! Have a super weekend with your athlete!