Downing Middle School

News and Announcements


STAAR Testing Monday 3/30 7Writing and Tuesday 3/31 7Writing & 8Reading

Important Reminders:
1. Please do not schedule outside appointments for students on the mornings of these assessment dates.
2. Send a sack lunch for your child on these days, but do not bring fast food or restaurant food. We cannot deliver it. Your child can order a sack lunch from the cafeteria.
3. Cell phone use is strictly prohibited during STAAR. Please speak to your child about this, and please remember not to call or text them during STAAR.
4. Please have your child bring two #2 pencils.


David Hilliard
Campus Testing Coordinator

DMS PTA “Life Lessons” 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.

Lewisville ISD Bad Weather Make-Up Days

Friday, May 22 and Thursday, June 4 will be regular school days to make up for the two days that Lewisville ISD was closed due to inclement weather in February. These two dates were approved by LISD's Board of Trustees as part of the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar. LISD is seeking a waiver from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the third day, March 5. The last day of school will be Friday, June 5, which will be an early release day for students.

Flower Mound Chamber Student of the Month

Congratulations to future Marcus Marauder and current Downing Middle School 8th-grader Sean Watson for being named the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce/NORTHSTAR Bank of Texas January Student of the Month!

LISD House Bill 5 Rating Parent Survey

Lewisville ISD (LISD) is asking parents to participate in our House Bill 5 (HB 5) Survey launching Monday, March 16, 2015 and ending Friday, March 27, 2015. Designed and administered by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, the survey asks for parent thoughts on how well our schools are performing in a number of important topic areas.

Lewisville ISD Weather Information

We want to take time to remind parents that Lewisville ISD (LISD) is constantly monitoring inclement weather situations. In the event of bad weather, we must consider the safety of all 53,000 students in our 127-square mile district when making decisions about school closures. LISD administrators will determine school cancellations based on the safety of all students district-wide.

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