Summer 2020 Information
We are asking Logan Elm families to take a short survey to aid in our planning for 2020-2021.  Click here to take the survey.
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McDowell Middle School

McDowell School News

Goodbye and Good Luck 8th Graders!

Student Pickup/Drop off of Items

Sign Up!

We are scheduling times for students to get items from their lockers, turn in work and return books. We will also be handing out certificates for winter and spring sports, 3rd quarter honor roll, all year honor roll and 2 year honor roll.

Click the link above to sign up for a time slot. We are scheduling May 11-14 between noon and 7:00pm. There are ten minute slots with a maximum of 10 students per timeslot. Students will have 10 minutes to come in, get their items and turn items in. Once they have finished, they need to exit the building and leave the property. No congregating will be permitted.  Students will enter the main doors by the office and then exit the building through the doors to the walkway (between the auditorium and gym). 

Please sign up by Friday, May 8th. You may also call the school to schedule a time. 

District Wide Spirit Week April 20-24

Monday 4-20: Teaching Day
Teach someone to do something, like how to bake cookies, build a birdhouse, tie their shoes, use sign language.
Share some knowledge, and share your story.
Tuesday 4-21: Reading Day
Record yourself reading your favorite part from your favorite book. 
Make an audiobook excerpt and share it.
Wednesday 4-22: Earth Day
Today is the 50th celebration of Earth Day.
Create artwork from nature, show us the world in your backyard,
or tell us how you are taking care of Planet Earth.
Thursday 4-23: Exercise Day 
Share an image or video of you doing something physical. 
Snap a picture of your yoga session, lifting weights, or riding your skateboard. 
Show us what you've got.
Friday 4-24: Spirit Day 
Share your Logan Elm Swag. 
Flood the web with red and white!

Washington D.C. Trip Announcement

Due to the extension of the National and State orders, the District has chosen to cancel the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. This decision was made to help protect the student's health and safety and ensure families received a refund for the trip. Families, who paid for the trip, should expect a check in late April or early may for the amount they had paid. The check will come from the company.

Meal Distribution

Updates, Messages and Resources During the Closure

For all the latest messages, updates and resources for McDowell students and families please click on the 'COVID-19 Updates for Students and Families' page on the left.

Message from Mr. King

McDowell Students and Families,

In the words of Olaf, “We call this making the best out of what we can control.”

There is so much uncertainty in our world right now. So many questions without answers. How long will we be out of school? How long will it be before I can play sports? When can I get together with my friends again? What will tomorrow bring? How long will it be before I can go to the store and find toilet paper?!?! With so much uncertainty, Olaf’s words ring true. Let’s not focus on what we cannot control, let’s make the best out of what we can control! Life seems to have become so very busy for everyone. That has definitely changed... Use this as a time to refocus. Disconnect and reconnect. Put down the electronic devices from time to time and reconnect with family. Get outside and rediscover what nature has to offer. Get lost in a book. You are in charge of your educational opportunities during this closure. Yes, we will be providing resources and educational opportunities for you. However, what you do and how you utilize them will be in large part, up to you. Will you avoid them, do enough just to get by, or will you take full advantage of your opportunities?

Please know that flexibility will be a key word over the closure. Information changes every day and the plan may change regularly. We will do our very best to keep open lines of communications and provide updates often. The McDowell website will be a good place to check often. We will also put updates on Twitter and send One Call Now messages.

To call McDowell: Call 740-474-7501, ext. 1402. This will go directly to Mr. King and if he is not available the message will be sent to his email and he can forward to appropriate staff. 

20-21 Scheduling Information for Incoming Freshman (current 8th graders)

Below is a link to the information sheet that was handed out at the Freshman Parent Orientation Meeting.
Visit the High School website for more information on scheduling and the full course description catalog.

2020 Youth Art Month Winners

 Several of our talented artists at Mcdowell had artwork chosen for display and won awards.
Kirsten Dulany, Zailyn Harmon and Jude Palmer will have work on display in the Central Regional Art Exhibition. 
Kimber Waddell will have art work in the 40th Annual Young People's Art Exhibition.
Clara Wilson will have art work in the 40th Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition.
These pieces will be on display in Columbus from february 22 through March 18.
Kimber Waddell won 1st place in the grades 6-8 category in the Flag Design Contest for Ohio.
Carson Summers won 1st place in the grades 6-8 category in the Graphic Design Contest for Ohio. Carson's design was also selected as the OVERALL WINNER in the Graphic Design for the statew of Ohio. his design will be made into a postacrd to advocate for the art in Ohio. 
Art winners 

Logan Elm Child Care Needs Assessment for the YMCA

The Pickaway County YMCA is currently surveying Logan Elm parents to gauge interest in before/after school child care programs. Please take a few moments to complete the survey at:

PBIS Reward Day - Friday, March 6th

Students that are doing the right thing and being a BRAVE will get to participate in our 3rd 9-week PBIS Reward day on Friday, March 6th.

Pancake Flip to start the day.

Fun Activities



NO F’s in any class for the quarter

NO detentions or bus referrals (starting February 3rd)

NO In-school or out of school suspensions.

No flu for you

Holiday Window Painting

 Students painted 29 Holiday Designs on Windows in December. These students painted before and after school to get these accomplished in one week. Not all students were pictured with their paintings.

Military Veterans Resource Center Donations

 UPDATE: We raised $800.24 to donate to the Military Veterans Resource Center!! 
Student Council is collecting money donations for the the Military Veterans Resource Center. We will be presenting a check during our Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 11th. Donations can be dropped off in the McDowell office. We will be collecting until the end of the day Thursday.
Click here to read more about the Military Veterans Resource Center. 

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Veteran's Day Assembly

On November 11th we will hold our Veteran's Day Assembly in the McDowell gymnasium shortly after 8:00 am. Family members of students who are veterans are encouraged to contact Cheryl Arnett at the middle school office to reserve a seat for our program.

Washington DC Trip 2019

Information Packet

Infinite Campus Parent/Guardian Portal

To set up your parent/guardian Infinite Campus account:

Email [email protected] - I will reply with your activiation key.

After you get your activation key:

Go to

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

All Upcoming Events Postponed Until Further Notice



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