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Oct. 29 | Mentoring groups visit Linfield

Oct. 29 | 7th grade football HOME vs Patton  3:30 p.m.

Oct. 29 | 8th grade football @ MHS vs Patton 7 p.m.

Oct. 30 | Staff vs student volleyball game

Oct. 30 | Halloween dress up day

Oct. 30 | PTA-Halloween dance 7-9 p.m.

Oct. 30 | Doughnut/cinnamon roll sales after school | Leadership

Oct. 31 | No school

Nov. 11 | No school holiday

Nov. 13 | Veteran's Day assembly

Halloween Dance

Thursday, October 30th, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, there will be a Halloween Dance fundraiser organized by Duniway PTSA student representatives. There will be a $5.00 admission fee.

Proceeds will fund grants through the PTSA benefitting students and our school. Extra treats will be available for sale at the event.

The dance is for Duniway students only, so students will need their ID card. The doors will close at 7:30 PM, and students will not be allowed to enter after that. Student pick-up is at 9:00 PM.; so students should not need to use a phone for a ride. Once at the event, students will not be allowed to leave, except with a parent to go home.

A costume contest, dance-off, and more fun is planned! Hope to see your student there!

Fall Conferences

November 5th- Students have school-Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m.
November 6th- No School-Conferences 12:00-4:00 & 5:00-8:00 p.m.
November 7th- No School- Conferences 8:00 a.m.-11:45

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Leadership Sponsored Pep Assembly

 

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
Principal

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