Downing Middle School

Upcoming Events

Board Meeting
Date: 8/11/2014, 7 PM
DMS Student Orientation and Rattler Camp
Date: 8/14/2014
First Day of School
Date: 8/25/2014
First Day of School
Date: 8/25/2014
Holiday: Labor Day
Date: 9/1/2014
Board Meeting
Date: 9/8/2014, 7 PM
Board Meeting
Date: 10/6/2014, 7 PM
Student Holiday / Professional Development
Date: 10/10/2014
Date: 10/13/2014

News and Announcements

2014-2015 Study Hall Elective Classes at DMS
We will be able to offer a limited number of Study Hall classes next year. This elective class is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on a first come first serve basis and a critical need basis. If you and your student are interested in this elective course, please email the counselor, Susan Milliman at by July 15th. Include in your email which elective you wish to drop, and your reason for wanting to change to Study Hall.
DMS Boys and Girls Athletics Participation Paperwork Link
Athletics Schedules and Information
Basic Boys and Girls Athletics Information is available from this page.
1:X Summer iPad Information
1. Summer repair process for students/parents beginning Monday, 6/9 – Friday, 8/15.
2. Instructions on what to do if a student is moving out of LISD during the summer months.
3. Taking care of their device during the summer.
4. Preparing for next school year.
Ford Named New LISD Athletic Director
Lewisville ISD (LISD) announced at its June 16 Board of Trustees meeting that Tim Ford will be the district’s new athletic director (AD), effective July 1.
Lewisville ISD Parent Communication Survey - Deadline Extended to July 3
The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) is currently in the process of conducting a communication audit of Lewisville ISD (LISD). Dr. Waddell and the Board of Trustees are committed to improving and enhancing the district's communication efforts. The communication audit is designed to help improve LISD's outreach and communication with parents, community members and staff in order to better meet parents' needs.
Secondary Summer School Student Information
June 12th – July 3rd
Attention Parents - No paper report cards will be sent home at the end of this school year.
Downing has been chosen to pilot online progress reports and report cards. This will comprise of your child’s progress reports and report cards going into their portfolio in Skyward as opposed to a paper copy being sent home via your child. We will initiate this pilot with the last report card of this school year and let you know when it is posted to your child’s portfolio in Skyward with a Skylert message going out to you on 6/6/14.
LISD Communication Survey for Parents
This survey is anonymous and is not hosted by the school district. The summary of results will be delivered directly to NSPRA, and will be used by the auditors to determine communication needs and recommendations. Your input is very important to LISD and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this brief survey.
Dance Pictures!
Click on the link and use the password that was sent to your gmail from Mrs. Sauer
Attention Parents - Perfect Attendance List - Please Check
Parents who think their child has perfect attendance please go on the list and look for your child's ID.
Lewisville ISD Presents First Summer Social Media Campaign
Online Effort Aimed to Engage and Share

This summer, Lewisville ISD (LISD) invites our students and community to share their summer experiences using Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with our online campaign “Where are You?”
FREE Summer Food and Fun - 2014
This summer, all kids 18 and under are welcome to free food and fun!

Meals will be served during the following scheduled times at various Lewisville ISD campuses (please know all times are subject to change):
Network Outage Has Been Restored: June 2, 2014
LISD's Internet access has been restored. LISD's network team and vendor, XO Communications, are currently monitoring the network to ensure its stability. Thank you for your patience.
Dr. Waddell's Letter to Parents about STAAR/TAKS
Carta para los padres sobre STAAR/TAKS
The faculty and staff of Downing Middle School say a big "THANK YOU!!!" to our wonderful PTA. We felt very appreciated last week. :-)))
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