Downing Middle School


Upcoming Events

7th Grade Football and Volleyball
Date: 10/20/2014
8th Grade Football
Date: 10/21/2014
No Place for Hate - Mix It Up at Lunch
Date: 10/22/2014
Orchestra Fall Concert
Date: 10/22/2014, 7 PM
8th Grade Volleyball
Date: 10/23/2014
Tennis Tournament
Date: 10/23/2014
End of the First 9 Weeks
Date: 10/24/2014
Student Early Release
Date: 10/24/2014
Student Early Release
Date: 10/24/2014

News and Announcements

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LISD Announces 16th Annual Veterans Day Celebration
Join Us As We Honor Our Veterans
Lewisville ISD Oct. 17 Ebola Statement and FAQ
Dear Lewisville ISD Parents:

This letter is to provide an update from the parent letter sent on Thursday, Oct. 16 regarding the Ebola virus. We want to assure you that no student or staff member has had contact with the Ebola virus. Additionally, no student or staff member was on Frontier Airlines flight 1142 on Oct. 10 or flight 1143 on Oct. 13.

The Denton County Health Department is not currently monitoring any of our 53,000+ students or any one of our 6,000 staff members. Therefore, no student or staff member is at risk to contract the Ebola virus.

We have received requests to release campus names related to the staff member and students who had relatives on the same flights as the healthcare worker. LISD is not at liberty to share this information due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA (Federal Education Right to Privacy Act) laws. Because there is no public health risk for our students or staff members, these laws prohibit the district releasing school and student names.

The district recognizes some school districts released campus names and closed for cleaning. These campuses had students or staff members on the flights in question. LISD did not have any student or staff member on these flights.

Beginning Oct. 3, the district implemented intensive sanitation on all high-touch areas at all LISD schools due to concerns regarding the Enterovirus and the upcoming flu season. Both of these viruses are considered highly contagious. Since these protocols were already in place, no additional cleaning requirements are necessary.

We continue to remain in contact with the Denton County Health Department to keep updated on the latest information on all communicable diseases. LISD will continue to follow the appropriate directives from local, state and Federal health agencies.

In an effort to provide additional answers to your questions, here is a link to a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. We will continue to update these questions.

Again, thank you for sharing your concerns. If there is any new information, we will provide updates as needed.

Sincerely,

Office of Public Information and Community Relations
Athletics Schedules and Information
Basic Boys and Girls Athletics Information is available from this page.
Parents - please use the About | Staff Directory menu above to access teacher webpages.
Fewer teachers are using Schoolweb this year and more have created Google Sites and Classrooms. We are using the DMS website staff directory as the main point of contact for parent-teacher communication.
Thank You for Your Feedback
Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding the parent letter we sent about the Ebola virus. We would like to assure you that Lewisville ISD is taking all directives from the Denton County Health Department and will continue to remain in close contact with the health agencies at the local, state and federal levels.
Updated Lewisville ISD Health Notice - Oct. 16, 2014
Central Zone Middle School Parent University – Nov. 6
DeLay, Durham, Hedrick and Huffines Middle School are teaming together to host the Lewisville ISD Central Zone Middle School Parent University on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6:15-8:30 p.m. at Lewisville High School.
DeLay Middle School Middle School Parent University en Español - 22 de oct.
DeLay Middle School (2103 Savage Lane, Lewisville) será anfitrión del Middle School Parent University en Español el 22 de oct. de 6-9 p.m.- un atractivo programa de padres presentará temas de actualidad como Ciudadanía digital, Relaciones Saludables con los adolescentes, ansiedad, depresión y mucho más. Todos los padres con hijos en escuela secundaria de LISD son bienvenidos a asistir a este evento gratuito. Además tendremos disponible cuido de niños gratis para niños en las edades de 5-12.
LISD Welcomes Back Educational Technologist Leader Alan November
Parents Invited to Participate in Free District “Parent University” Sessions Oct. 21
Lewisville ISD School Bands Earn Prestigious National Awards
Lewisville ISD (LISD) announces and congratulates the following campus bands and choirs for being named National and Commended Winners in The Foundation for Music Education (TFME)’s 2014 Mark of Excellence Project: Arbor Creek Middle School, Creek Valley Middle School, Downing Middle School, Flower Mound High School, Hedrick Middle School, Marcus High School and Shadow Ridge Middle School.
Update iPads to iOS 8 at Earliest Convenience
Dear LISD Parents,

Apple released iOS 8 for the iPad on Wednesday, Sept. 17. LISD’s Technology Department has tested the update and found no issues. They request that all students and staff upgrade their iPad to iOS 8.0.2 at their earliest convenience.
Lewisville ISD Health Notice - Oct. 2, 2014
Dear LISD Parents,

As you may know, a case of the Ebola virus was recently detected in Dallas County. Lewisville ISD is working closely with the Denton County Health Department to ensure we are receiving the latest information about this virus. Click the link above to read more.
Parent Notice: Pearson Homework Helper Technical Issues - Oct. 1, 2014
Dear Lewisville ISD Parents:

As you may know, Lewisville ISD has experienced technical issues with the Pearson website our 6th, 7th and 8th graders use for math. We know some students are having difficulty with web pages loading slowly, as well as lost assignments during the upload process. Students who lost their assignments using the online homework feature may make up the lost work. Parents with questions about resubmitting lost work may visit with their student’s teacher. Read more by clicking the link above.
Downing Middle School Band Goes Digital
iPad stands help students perfect technique and sound. Plato said, “I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”
Flower Mound Rotary Fest, Neon Night 5K – Oct. 4
The Flower Mound Rotary and Lewisville ISD West Zone schools are proud to host the second annual Neon Night 5K and Festival at Heritage Park in Flower Mound on Oct. 4 from 4-9 p.m. The run will begin at 7 p.m. This fun community event offers free activities for children, live music, a washer tournament and a Neon Night 5K!
Lamar Middle School Middle School Parent University - Oct. 22
All middle school parents are invited to attend Lamar Middle School's "Middle School Parent University" on Wed., Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m. This free event, which will have free child care for children ages 5-12, offers several sessions in regard to digital citizenship, healthy teen relationships, anxiety, depression and much more!
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