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April 24 | Take your child to work day | Please fill out this form | Español

April 24 | Track to Glencoe High School

April 25 | Track to McMinnville High School Invitational

April 26 | PTA school dance 7-9 p.m.

May 1 | Talent Show

May 1 | Track meet @ Liberty High School 4 p.m.

May 8 | Track meet @ MHS 4 p.m.

June 12 | 8th grade promotion

June 13 | 8th grade to Oaks Park


Activities Fair @ MHS May 7th

This evening is intended for current 8th grade Duniway and Patton middle school students and their parents interested in learning more information about McMinnville High School’s programs, curriculum and the course selection process for the upcoming school year. General session begins at 6:00 pm in the high school Anderson auditorium.  Break out sessions to follow.

Writing Contest Winners

On Friday, April 18th, we had the writing contest awards ceremony.Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s Poet Laureate, was the guest presenter. She presented the awards to the top three students in each category (essay, poem, story, and excerpt), and afterwards, they read excerpts from their work.

Complete list of all winners.


Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to Kapil Varma he placed 1st at the county spelling bee. He will represent Yamhill County at the state contest in August. Placing second 2nd was Noah Miller. Well done Dragons!

Amazing singer

Our very own Jordan Bailey sang the National Anthem at a Blazer game this week. Click here to listen to her outstanding performance!

Students will make up school on June 13th

Due to inclement weather school closures on February 7 and February 10th. The last day of school is now scheduled to be June 13th and is contingent upon normal calendar operation for the remainder of the year. Additional make up days, if needed, will be scheduled the week of June 16-20. MHS Graduation remains as scheduled, June 6, 2014. Our 8th grade promotion will be June 12th.

School Information
575 NW Michelbook Lane
McMinnville Or 97128
Phone | 503.565.4400
Fax | 503.565.4414

Doors open at 7:50 Class starts
at 8:30 & ends at 3:00.


If your child is sick or will not be attending school, please call the main office (503.565.4400) to report the absence as early in the day as possible. This will help enormously with the safety calls we make to families who haven’t contacted us regarding their child’s absence. Thank you.

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Principal's Message

Greetings ~

“Carpe Diem!” greets students, staff, and visitors in hallways and classroom doorways throughout Duniway Middle School. This theme serves as our daily guide as we implement strategies and practices that allow and encourage all staff and students to “Seize the day!” In actuality, we seize each moment before, during, and after school to facilitate student achievement. We have a deep commitment to providing a balanced program of academics, electives, advisory, opportunities for community service, and extra-curricular activities to meet the unique social, emotional, and cognitive needs of our students. We honor diversity and create opportunities for all our students to seize the day inside and outside the classroom.

Our collaborative spirit defines us and is tangible upon entering the building, and we all take ownership in creating an inviting climate that allows optimum learning to take place, understanding that we are giving our students a foundation for their future, which includes high school and beyond. Personalizing our environment for adults and students is a guiding principle. It is critical to us that not a single one of our students is anonymous; we know our students and we seize every opportunity to meet their needs. Grade level teams of teachers, counselors, specialists, and administrators meet formally every two weeks – and informally daily – to celebrate student successes and plan layers of support for students struggling academically, socially, or behaviorally & We listen to student voices and encourage students to lead. Our students know Duniway is their school, and that makes all things possible.

For the second year in a row we have received statewide recognition for outstanding student performance, having been named one of the top ten middle schools in Oregon, which places us in the top 5% of all middle schools in our state. Additionally, Duniway received an Outstanding rating on our Oregon State Report Card, a rating only received by 32% of all schools K-12. Your children are in the hands of talented and knowledgeable educators!

As always, my door is open. I welcome conversation and enjoy hearing your insights.

Cathy Carnahan

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