Downing Middle School

Upcoming Events

Talent Show
Date: 1/28/2015, 6 PM 7:30 PM
Location: DMS Cafeteria
8th Boys and Girls Basketball
Date: 1/29/2015, 5:30 PM 9 PM
Boy Scouts Merit Badge College at DMS
Date: 1/31/2015
Yearbook 8th Grade Dedication Pages Due
Date: 1/31/2015
Downing Book Fair
Date: 2/2/2015
Location: DMS Library
Go Red American Heart Association Fundraiser Week
Date: 2/2/2015
Downing Book Fair
Date: 2/3/2015
Location: DMS Library
Go Red American Heart Association Fundraiser Week
Date: 2/3/2015
Downing Book Fair
Date: 2/4/2015
Location: DMS Library

News and Announcements

Lewisville ISD Superintendent Search Community Input Forums
Lewisville ISD (LISD)’s Board of Trustees invites all parents and community members to participate in community input forums to share their thoughts regarding desired qualities in LISD’s new superintendent. Four English-only forums and one Spanish-only forum will be available. All forums will be led by executive search firm Ray and Associates. Please see below for the community input forum dates and locations.
Instructional Materials Adoption Preview Opportunities - Feb. 2-5
Athletics Schedules and Information
Basic Boys and Girls Athletics Information is available from this page.
DMS Robotics qualifies for State

DMS Robotics qualifies for State Congratulations to Mr. Warren and Diamondback Robotics. Last weekend 5 teams competed at a regional event and one of our teams qualified for state!
Downing Parents - Please take this Technology Use Survey by Friday January 30, 2015.
Our school has partnered with BrightBytes - an educational technology company - to learn about our use of technology for learning.
Attention Students! Your opinions matter. Please complete this Cafeteria survey.
Attention 8th Grade Parents!!! Yearbook dedication pages are due January 31.
Click the link to the right in the bulletin board section for details.
MHS Incoming 9th Grade - AVID Elective Applications Due 2/8
AVID Elective targets students in the academic middle – B, C, and even D students – who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These students are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but may be falling short of their potential. Often times, they may be the first in their families to attend college, but are individually determined to reach their goals!
DMS Texas Accountability Data and Ratings are available for 2013-2014 school year.
Attention Parents - Downing Counselors to form Divorce and Grief Support groups.
If you believe your child would benefit from one of these support groups, please contact the Downing Counseling Staff Mrs. Milliman or Mrs. Isaacs to be included.
iPad Support Requests
We have a new process for iPad Support Requests. See the Bulletin Board section to the right, click on the iPad Support Request link and enter your information. Thanks!
DMS PTA “Life Lesson’s” Scholarship Program 2015
Once again the DMS PTA will be awarding a $500 college scholarship to a Marcus Senior.
The requirements for the scholarship are:
1. They must be a DMS alumni
2. 3.0 or higher GPA
3. Applicant or family must be a member of PTA or PTSA
4. Applications due Friday, 4/24 at 4:30pm.
If you know of a deserving High School Senior, from Marcus (and Downing), let them know about the scholarship and the application.
Become a Substitute Teacher for LISD
There is no substitute for a great substitute teacher! If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the community, have a flexible work schedule, and impact the lives of students, Lewisville ISD NEEDS you!
22nd Annual MLK Celebration Set for Jan. 18 at Lewisville High School; Essay and Art Winners Announced
Fall Semester Exam Schedule - January 14-16, 2015
Important Math CBA and Math Semester Exam Information
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