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Important Dates:

Friday, February 24th - School AM only - Students Released at 10:45



Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

 Dowling Dance


Attention: The Dowling Dance Spring Fling is fast approaching. This year’s dance is Friday, March 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is the only night dance at the middle school. It is a dress up dance; boys are expected to wear collared shirts and dress pants, no jeans. Girls are expected to wear skirts, dresses or nice pants, no jeans.

  • Admission to the dance is $10 and includes FREE pictures at a Picture Booth!
  • You will also be able to purchase MORE pictures for $1

You are allowed to bring a guest from another middle school ONLY if you get the proper form filled out entirely and returned to The Dean of Students by Thursday, March 9th at 2:30. A guest can only be another 6th, 7th or 8th grader from another school. Get these forms from The Dean of Students ONLY!  So, start making your plans today and see you at the dance!



If you are interested in joining the track team this year, be sure to get a physical by March 20th


Battle of the Books


Portland Middle School will be hosting a Battle of the Books on Friday, April 21st during an all-school assembly. Teams of 3 or 4 students may start signing up now until March 1st in the Middle School library. See Mrs Castillo for more details.


Flunkers vs. Dunkers


 *Money will be collected during 8th-grade lunch on TuesdayWednesday and Thursday for Flunkers vs. Dunker's shirts. Shirts are $7 each. Students will receive their shirts on Thursday at lunch. Money is due by Thursday at lunch! Also, during half time audience members with cash will have a chance to participate in a three-point contest. It will cost $1. If you make your 3-point shot you will win $2



Congratulations to our Science Olympiad competitors! Each of you competed well in your events and many of you even placed. The following students received awards for their events:

Gerrit Hoving and Lily Blastic-4th Place in Crime Busters

Maura Lufkin and Lyndon Desgranges-4th Place in Invasive Species

Lily Blastic and Katie Stallard-6th Place in Invasive Species

Marie McKinney-5th Place in Microbe Mission

Ryan Watkins and Jacob Vroman-2nd Place in Optics

Cade Vallier and Kelly Ward-3rd Place in Scrambler

Ryan Watkins and Katie Stallard-2nd place in Write It Do It

Kelly Ward and Lyndan Desgranges-3rd Place in Write It Do It


Awards and the rest of the results will be passed out at our next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22



Recess will be outside all week unless it’s raining. Stay away from the mud

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