Downing Middle School

Upcoming Events

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
Marcus HS Homecoming Carnival
Date: 10/8/2014, 5 PM 7 PM
Location: MHS Front Lawn
Student Holiday / Professional Development
Date: 10/10/2014
Marcus HS Homecoming
Date: 10/10/2014, 7 PM
Date: 10/13/2014

News and Announcements

Lewisville ISD Welcomes Educational Consultant Katie Greer; Parents Invited to Participate in District “Parent University” Learning Activity
Sept. 2, Lewisville ISD (LISD) will welcome famed educational consultant Katie Greer to lead a “Parent University” (Parent U) learning opportunity for all LISD parents. Parents are invited to attend the session with Greer, who will help them navigate today’s technology-driven society with their children. The event will be held at Lewisville High School’s Leo C. Stuver Auditorium (1098 W. Main St., Lewisville) at 7 p.m.
DMS Boys and Girls Athletics Participation Paperwork Link
Athletics Schedules and Information
Basic Boys and Girls Athletics Information is available from this page.
Lewisville ISD Seeking School Health Advisory Council Members
Lewisville ISD (LISD) is currently seeking individuals interested in serving on its School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).
2014 Lewisville ISD 1:X Parent Letters
Lewisville ISD Parents: Please read the attached 1:X parent letters (in both English and Spanish), which detail our 1:X initiative. One letter is for the parents of students who are new to receiving a district-issued iPad, and the other is for our students who are already a part of our 1:X program. Please read the letter(s) that are applicable to you and your child(ren), and if you have additional questions about our 1:X initiative, please email
Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees Votes to Suspend Portions of EIE (Local) for 2014-2015 School Year
During the Aug. 11 Board of Trustees monthly meeting, Lewisville ISD (LISD)’s Board approved the resolution to suspend portions of the EIE (Local) for the 2014-2015 school year only.
Mobile App Survey

Mobile App Survey As Lewisville ISD prepares for the 2014-15 school year, we would like your feedback on our mobile app.
Our condolences go out to the family of Kiersten Eaddy who passed away recently
We are saddened by her passing. She was loved by many at Downing MS.
LISD Dress Code Update
The following guidelines are established as a point of reference for parents, students and administrators in regards to dress. All students must be clean and neatly groomed. The administration reserves the right to determine any inappropriate dress that it feels is disruptive to the school environment.
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.
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.
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