Voice Recognition

McDowell Middle School

1st 9-Weeks BRAVE recipients
1st 9-weeks BRAVE recipients
Project ID Day
Project ID Day
8th Grade Volleyball MSL Champs
8th grade volleyball MSL champs
Cross Country MSL Champs
cross country msl champs
football and cheer
Pumpkin Show Drumline
Pumpkin Show Drumline
6th period most impressive bridge

McDowell School News

School Pictures

Event Code: FE202022
Also Needed: Infinite Campus Unique Student ID
Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.
  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

Picture Day

Picture Day at McDowell will be September 20, 2022. Picture day flyers are being handed out today. You can click below for a digital copy. Picture day is done differently with Jostens. You do not send money or purchase ahead of time. Please read the flyer.

Attendance Competition

Be sure and check out the 'Attendance' page for information on our attendance competitions and monthly results.

8th Grade DC Trip is Back

The 8th grade Washington DC Trip will be May 10-13, 2023. There will be an informational meeting on September 28, 2022 at 7:00pm in the McDowell auditorium. All information and details will be presented at that time.

Back to School Information

A welcome letter will be mailed to all middle school students the week of July 25, 2022. 
You can access a digital copy by clicking here, 22-23 Back to School Letter.pdf
The letter contains important information about the start of school, Open House night, school supplies, school and sports fees, breakfast and lunch prices, 7th grade vaccinations, annual registration updates and important dates for the upcoming school year. There is also important information about attendance.

We will not hold a traditional Back to School Night prior to the start of school. on the first day of school, students will report directly to the gymnasium when they enter the building. We will greet and talk with students in the gym to begin the day. paper schedules will be handed out at that time and students will be split up into their classes for building tours and other beginning of the year housekeeping items.
On Wednesday, September 14th we will have an Open House/Meet the Teachers event from 5-6:00pm. More details are in the letter.

With the increase cost in school supplies, along with everything else, we are trying to ease that burden.
Each student will be supplied with the following, in addition to their Chrome Book;
1 personal dry erase board with eraser and marker
1 composition notebook and 1 spiral notebook, college ruled
5 - 2 pocket folders
1 box of colored pencils
7th grade will receive a 1.5" binder
8th grade will receive a 1" binder
Students will have access to loose-leaf notebook paper, glue sticks and scissors when needed.
Students may choose to purchase their own supplies and will be responsible for their own if they loose or use them up.

Students are responsible for supplying the following on their own;
Scientific Calculator (Texas instrument, TI-30x IIs)
There may be limited specific supplies needed based on different class that students will find out when school begins.

McDowell Fall Sports Updates

Final Forms must be completed and students must have a physical to participate in any sport starting on August 1. No physical = No participation.
Camp Days: July 25-28; 3:00-5:00pm
1st Official day of Practice: August 1; 3:00-5:00pm
Tryouts (Mandatory)
7th grade: August 1-3, 6:00-8:00pm in the high school gym
8th grade: August 1-3, 9:00-11:00am in the high school gym
Cross Country
1st official practice: August 1 at the High School, 9:00am start time
August 2-12 will be at Hargus Lake, 9:00am start time
Football cheer team held tryouts in May. All cheerleaders have the August information being sent to them by Coach Holbrook via Remind.

Logan Elm "Meet the Team Night" - Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 6:00 - 9:30pm.

Yearbook Update

If you ordered a yearbook, they will be available for pickup on August 3rd and 4th from 8:00am-2:00pm. Reminder that we do not have extras to sell if you did not order one.

Breakfast and Lunch Update

Due to a change in USDA policy, the Logan Elm School District will no longer be able to offer free meals to all students during the 2022-2023 school year. Parents may still apply for free or reduced benefits by filling out a meal application. The 2022-2023 meal application will be available at www.loganelm.org after August 1, 2022. The new prices for breakfast and lunch will be shared with everyone at the beginning of August. - Ginger Selin, Logan Elm Schools Food Service Director.

Middle School Summer Athletics Information

Below is information about open gyms and camps for the different sports for June and July. All Middle School sports officially begin on Monday, August 1, 2022. All student-athletes wanting to participate must have a physical on file to begin on August 1.

Volleyball.pdf (Open gym schedule)
Girls basketball.pdf (Camp information and open gym schedule)
Boys basketball.pdf (Camp information and open gym schedule)
Football.pdf (Weight lifting schedule and camp information)
Soccer.pdf (Not a middle school club sport at this time. Depending on participation numbers during the summer, there could be the opportunity for a club schedule)
Tennis.pdf (Not a middle school sport. This is camp information open to middle school students)

Middle School Athletics Parent Information Meeting

There will be a Parent Information Meeting for Middle School Athletics on Thursday, May 19 in the McDowell Auditorium at 7:00pm. This is for incoming 7th and 8th grade students.  
Welcome to Middle School Athletics.pdf (Information that was presented during the meeting).

New Student Enrollment / Annual Registration

To enroll a new student or complete your annual student registration, click here.

Infinite Campus Parent/Guardian Portal

To set up your parent/guardian Infinite Campus account:
- Email [email protected] - I will reply with your activation key.
- After you get your activation key:
- Go to loganelm.org
- Click on the IC Portal link at the top
- Select 'Campus Parent'
- Select 'New User'
- Paste the activation key and hit submit.
- You will then be able to choose your username and password to complete the setup for your account.

How to use Google Drive in "offline" mode

The link below will give you instructions for how to use Google Drive in "offline" mode. I understand that many of you already know how to do this, but I wanted to level the playing field and make sure everyone has the same information. If you have "spotty" or unreliable internet, if you have a lot of people sharing a connection, or if you are concerned about data caps and overage charges, this can be a big help and good tool. Basically, it allows you to access and work on files without being online. Then you can share the files later when you're back online. Follow the directions below to make files available offline and how to make your offline work available online again. 

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McDowell Middle School
Bret King, Principal
Cheryl Arnett, Admin. Assistant
Nate Dropsey, Athletic Director 
9579 Tarlton Rd. 
Circleville, OH 43113
(740) 474-7538
(740) 474-8539 (fax)
School Hours: 7:55 - 2:33

Upcoming Events


Girls 7th Volleyball vs Liberty Union High School

Sport: Volleyball Level: Girls 7th Team: G.D. McDowell Exchange Jr High Site: McDowell Middle School Subsite: Logan Elm

Girls 8th Volleyball vs Liberty Union High School

Sport: Volleyball Level: Girls 8th Team: G.D. McDowell Exchange Jr High Site: McDowell Middle School Subsite: Gym 1

Girls 7th Volleyball @ Amanda-Clearcreek High School & Middle School

Sport: Volleyball Level: Girls 7th Team: G.D. McDowell Exchange Jr High Site: Amanda-Clearcreek High School Subsite: Gym 1

Girls 7th Volleyball @ Teays Valley East Middle School

Sport: Volleyball Level: Girls 7th Team: G.D. McDowell Exchange Jr High Site: Teays Valley East Middle School Subsite: Gym

Girls 8th Volleyball @ Teays Valley East Middle School

Sport: Volleyball Level: Girls 8th Team: G.D. McDowell Exchange Jr High Site: Teays Valley East Middle School Subsite: Gym


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