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March 23-27 | Spring Break

April 2 | Family fun night 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

April 3 | No school

April 8 | Track meet @ Newberg High School 4 p.m.

April 9 | Conferences 4-8 p.m.

April 10 | Conferences 8 a.m. - Noon | No school

April 15 | 8th grade career fair | 6th grade service day

April 15 | Track meet @ Woodburn High School 4 p.m.

April 16 | 7th grade service day

April 24 | Choir festival @ Wilsonvile

April 30 | Talent Show

June 10 | Last day of school for students


Family Night

Greetings to Duniway Families. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 2! We invite you to attend our Duniway Family Night between 6:30-8:00. Our purpose is to build community and we have a variety of activities and dessert planned. Enjoy our dance team and vocal adrenaline performances, our robotics team in action, math, science, and language arts activities, a “soaring over the USA experience,” and a clicker activity with information about Duniway. We hope you will join us for a fun evening!

Battle of the Books Champs

On March 14th, Joslyn Hui, Kassandra Matthews, Jazmine Jones, and Dana Vollmer traveled to Silverton High School to represent Duniway at the Regional Battle of the Books Competition. They did an outstanding job in the battles, displayed excellent sportsmanship, and ended up finishing among the top sixteen teams. Great job!




Noah Miller, a Duniway 8th grader, has been selected as Oregon's top Middle Level youth volunteer in the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. As a State Honoree, Noah will receive a $1000 award, an engraved medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. for a series of national recognition events in early May.

Duniway leadership teacher Maria Drennen noted, "Noah is of exemplary character. He is the embodiment of heart and passion - of living a life with purpose and leaving a legacy through service to others. He represents all that is possible for the youth of Oregon and the future of our state."

Calling all student writers!

Winning entries will receive cash prizes: $15.00 for 3rd place, $20.00 for 2nd place, and $25.00 for 1st place in each category for each grade level (students will compete with students only at their grade level).

An awards ceremony will take place in the afternoon of April 17 in Duniway's library, where the winners will be announced. Oregon's former Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen, will talk about winning entries and hand out prizes. Students with winning entries are encouraged to share parts of their work, but they don't have to. All students who enter the contest will receive a certificate of participation and an invitation to the awards ceremony. Last year, 150 entries were turned in! We are anxious to judge this year's entries. Good luck to all who enter the contest!

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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.

School closures and delays are also posted at www.pdxinfo.net. This site is part of the FlashAlert messenger service, which distributes updates to news stations and subscribers. You can sign up for FlashAlert email messages at www.flashalert.net/id/mcmsd.If you had previously been signed up for Flash Alert, but haven’t logged in for a year or more, please sign up again

8th grade promotion June 10th @ MHS TBA

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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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