Downing Middle School

***** Downing Office Summer Hours:  Mon.-Thurs. June 8-25, 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-5:00pm ****** SCHOOL IS CLOSED JUNE 26-JULY 19 ****** Mon.-Thurs., July 20-Aug 6, 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-5:00pm

Upcoming Events

DMS Student Orientation and Schedule Pick Up
Date: 8/13/2015, 8 AM 4 PM
First Day of School
Date: 8/24/2015
Holiday: Labor Day
Date: 9/7/2015
Student Holiday/Professional Development
Date: 10/9/2015
Date: 10/12/2015
Student Early Release
Date: 10/23/2015

News and Announcements


Attention Parents: Regarding 2015-16 Schedules accessed in Skyward.

It came to my attention this morning upon returning from vacation that at some point the district opened Skyward and some parents were able to view their childrens' schedules for a couple of days. The master schedule is not finished at this point and will not be done until right before orientation so if you saw a schedule on Skyward please do not assume it is complete as we are still working on it! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Lisa Lingren

July 1 - Marcus Athletics Fundraiser at the new Moviehouse and Eatery

The new Moviehouse and Eatery on 2499 in south Flower Mound is offering a movie and $15 dollars worth of food for $10 and the $10 goes back to Marcus Athletic Program. Follow the link below for more information and you can sign up. Let's help support the high school and our new local movie theatre!

Summer iPad Care and Repair Information

We will notify you in the near future as to when you will be able to fill out your 1:X IPAD paperwork on Skyward for the 2015-2016 school year. Please view the attached documents. English and Spanish versions available.

Final 2014-15 Report Card Information

Final cumulative report cards for the 2014-15 school year will be uploaded to all students’ Skyward Portfolios on the evening of Monday, 6/8. Paper copies will also be mailed home to students who have elected that option for the 2014-15 school year, with expected arrival by the end of next week, 6/8-6/12. We hope your family has a safe and happy summer!

Sometimes Photos Just Aren't Enough

Downing Middle School is introducing a new kind of yearbook that includes information that happens after the yearbook goes to print, thanks to Augmented Reality and the app Aurasma.

STAAR Math Reporting

After state-mandated testing each spring, parents and students are accustomed to receiving a Confidential Student Report (CSR) which shows whether or not the student met the passing standard on state assessments and explains the test results. The STAAR Math tests given this spring assessed students with the revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for math. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has not set the passing standards for the STAAR 3rd- 8th grade Math assessments your student participated in this spring. TEA has stated that we should receive reports to send home to parents in Fall 2015. We will send the results of your student’s assessments to you as soon as LISD receives the results from TEA.

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