Downing Middle School

Upcoming Events

Student Holiday/Professional Development
Date: 4/17/2014
Date: 4/18/2014
Incoming 9th Grade Volleyball Player and Parent Meeting
Date: 4/21/2014, 7:30 PM 8 PM
Location: Marcus Cafeteria
STAAR Testing 6th & 7th Math 4/22, 6th & 7th Reading and 8th Science on 4/23
Date: 4/22/2014
STAAR Testing 6th & 7th Math 4/22, 6th & 7th Reading and 8th Science on 4/23
Date: 4/23/2014
180 Degree Parent Information Night
Date: 4/24/2014, 6:30 PM
Location: DMS Library
DMS PTA Life Lessons Scholarship Applications are due.
Date: 4/25/2014
DMS Hoop It Up Tournament
Date: 4/25/2014, 5 PM 8 PM
Location: DMS Gyms
Choir Car Wash
Date: 4/26/2014
Location: Kroger Highland Village

News and Announcements

Athletics Schedules and Information
Basic Boys and Girls Athletics Information is available from this page.
STAAR Testing April 22 and 23
On April 22nd we will have STAAR Math for 6th & 7th graders. On April 23rd, 6th & 7th grade STAAR Reading and 8th STAAR Science.

Several reminders that are very important for all 7th/8th grade students:
If testing, plan on bringing a sack lunch on testing days, but you can order a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Parents will not be able to deliver fast-food lunches to students on STAAR testing days.
Please bring at least 2 sharpened #2 pencils.
If you bring a cell phone, we ask they be put in your locker and not brought into the testing room.
Due 4/25 - DMS PTA Life Lessons Scholarship Program 2014
The DMS PTA presents a scholarship to a deserving Marcus High School Senior interested in or intending to pursue post-high school course of study at either college/university or other post-secondary educational institution. Applications are due Friday, April 25, 2014.
LISD Offering Intra-District Transfer Opportunities April 23-May 8
Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students - Proof of Residency Due May 8
Please review the attached PDF for information about the LISD required Proof of Residency information that must be provided before your 8th grader can be enrolled in Marcus HS.
Downing Middle School Programs Golfing Robots
The Gaming and Robotics students in sixth- through eighth-grade at Downing Middle School (Downing) have been rigorously working to create golfing robots for a recent competitive classroom tournament.
School Cafeteria Survey
Help make your school cafeteria a better place to eat by participating in this survey! Your responses are important to your cafeteria manager and staff, and your feedback will be used to help improve your cafeteria food selections and your overall dining experience.
Middle School Swimming and Diving Program Begins March 18
Tryouts begin March 18, click on the link for more information.
Readistep Parent Resources
The College Board’s College and Career Readiness Pathway is a series of integrated assessments that help measure your college and career readiness from now through the 12th grade.
LISD Issued iPad Notice
Lewisville ISD believes that the IOS 7.1 upgrade for iPads may be released during Spring Break. Parents, please share with your students to not upgrade to IOS 7.1 during this time. The district’s technology department will test the new version to ensure no issues exist with currently installed software. After the testing period, LISD will inform students to upgrade to IOS 7.1. For questions, contact Thank you for your assistance.
Lewisville ISD Schools, Offices Closed Due to Inclement Weather – March 3
All Lewisville ISD (LISD) schools and offices will be closed Monday, March 3 due to inclement weather, and all LISD athletic events and practices scheduled have been cancelled.
Update 3:11 P.M.: LISD Phone Systems Repaired
All LISD phone systems are now operational. Thank you for your patience during the repair.
Secondary Summer School Student Information
June 12th – July 3rd
New Graduation Plan for Freshman 2014-15 and Beyond
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LISD Launches Comprehensive 2008 Bond Website
Lewisville ISD (LISD) launched a comprehensive 2008 Bond information website The site provides detailed information about the district’s most recent bond election from 2008-present. Through this project, LISD says “Thank You” to voters for supporting its students, parents, staff and community by investing in the 2008 Bond package.
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