McDowell Book Fair
April 27 – May 5
The McDowell Library will be sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair, April 27- May 4 in the library. The Book Fair is an important fund-raiser for our school that helps provides books for our library and classrooms.
Students will be allowed to visit the Book Fair during Guided Study classes, lunch periods, and WIN period. If purchasing by check, please make checks payable to McDowell Middle School. No sales tax is necessary on purchases.
A FREE Book Fairs app that allows shoppers to scan books for reading levels, video podcasts, and recommendations is available in App Store or Google Play. Search “Book Fairs”.
A great feature for our Book Fair is the Online Book Fair where parents and students can view more books to choose from to match their interests and reading levels. These purchases will be shipped FREE to McDowell School and then distributed to your child. The Online Book Fair will be available April 23-May 6.
Please visit the McDowell Book Fair home page http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/georgemcdowellmiddleschool
for more information about the Book Fair in the library and the great
FREE Online Book Fair
Thank you for your support!
Parent Teacher Conferences—Conferences will be Thursday, April 16th from 3:30-6:30 for 7th grade and 3:30-5:00 for 8th grade. Please contact Mrs. Colburn to schedule a conference with your student’s teachers.
High School Scheduling Information for 8th grade students and parents
Eighth grade students received the High School scheduling packets this week. Students and parents should review this information carefully and begin to consider course selections for 2015-2016.
Students and parents can meet with their teachers and Logan Elm HS teachers to ask questions about course selections on Thursday, April 16th from 5:00-6:30 PM in the McDowell Library. At 6:30 PM, Mrs. Colburn and the LEHS Counselors will present an overview of the scheduling process and High School graduation requirements.
Students and parents who cannot attend on April 16th are welcome to contact Mrs. Colburn or Mrs. Waidelich with any questions they may have.
End of Year State Assessments Schedule
Monday, April 27th 7th ELA - 8th Regular Class Schedule
Tuesday, April 28th 8th ELA - 7th Regular Class Schedule
Wednesday, April 29th 7th Math - 8th Regular Class Schedule
Thursday, April 30th 8th Math/Algebra 1 - 7th Regular Class Schedule
Monday, May 4th 8th Science - 7th Regular Class Schedule
Students whose grade is testing on a given date will take Unit 1 during 1st and 2nd periods (8:05-9:49) and Unit 2 during 5th and 6th periods (12:20-2:01); they will report to their regular 3rd and 4th period. Students whose grade is not testing will follow their regular class schedule for the entire day.
Garrett Griffey, Jacob Sailor, Jonathan Holbert, Taneshia Lewis, Kaitlin Shook, Hailey Knox, Isabelle Adkins, Chloe Evans, Sidney Lear, and Adrianna Campbell.
Alexis Anderson, Alexis Brofford, Haden Karshner, Avery Clouse, Marcus Brown, Megan Shiltz, Jillian Leach, Alexander Leist, Hannah Schamehorn, Preston Reid (6th grade), and Jeremiah Cottrell. Not pictured: Jackie White
The public voting portion for the NBC4 Make a Difference Grant is now over. McDowell was heavily supported in the voting process. A huge THANKS to everyone for voting and supporting our project. We must now await the Judges' Choice review of applicants. We will know results by May 14.
The following students were 2nd semester Ping Pong and Cornhole winners in Mr. Congrove's Physical Education class. front left to right - Jessica Underwood, Jonah Platz 2nd row AJ Najach, Rachel Noble, Gracie Hardin, Katey Surratt, Chloe Reichelderfer Back row - Adam Keeton, Logan Watson, Tristan Miller, Brayden Swackhammer, Luke Watson
McDowell is proud to announce the winners at the state level in the visual arts. Erica Dale’s acrylic painting inspired by the art work of Jim Dine was selected to be a part of the Young Peoples Art Exhibition sponsored by OAEA (Ohio Art Education Association. This juried show held is at the James Rhodes State Office Tower in downtown Columbus.
Jared Harrington’s acrylic painting inspired by the work of Mark Tobey was chosen to be a part of the 35th annual Youth Art Month Exhibition also sponsored by OAEA. This juried exhibition is held at the State Teacher’s Retirement Systems (STRS) in downtown Columbus. Dale and Harrington were honored at a recognition ceremony held on March 14, 2015.