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Dec. 22-Jan 5 | Winter Break

Jan. 8 | Townhall meeting @ Duniway 6:30-8 p.m. | Flyer | Español

Jan. 19 | No school holiday

Jan. 23 | No school in-service


Leadership Students Passion Project

Four Duniway Leadership Students have chosen Juliette’s House for their “Passion Project.” Katie Martinez, Bella Gill, Emma Siepmann, and Emily Cinnamon are dedicating a portion of their time this semester to raising funds and awareness for this cause that is dear to their hearts.

They set an initial goal of raising $500, which they have already surpassed. In addition to raising $600 thus far, they have donated their time to serve this organization by making blankets for the children who visit Juliette’s House. They are also hosting a stuffed animal toy drive at Newby Elementary to benefit their cause. The stuffed animal drive will take place until January 17th

School Board Presentation

Nine students from Mrs. Denney and Mrs. Eitzen 6th grade claassroom's recently showed school board members how they are using Google Classroom.


Congratulations to the 34 students who were honored at our Dynamite Dragon Breakfast!  The following students were recognized for displaying positive attributes. Complete list of Dynamite Dragon Award Winners

Need a Gift Idea?

Looking for an idea for that “finicky” son or daughter?  Consider Duniway hooded sweatshirts selling for $15.  We have a new shipment in black, gray, and purple.  Stop in the main office and we will be glad to help you!


Duniway Dance Team

Our Duniway Dance Team experienced an amazing event last night! The McMinnville High School Grizzly Dance Team performed for and chatted with our team. High school students shared their positive experiences and advise about life as a Grizzly Dance Team member.

The experience left our dancers inspired and motivated to keep practicing and try out at the high school in the future. Currently, students on our Duniway Dance Team are considered “Junior Grizzlies,” as they train following the high school’s program. Our team is led by Head Coach Yomayra Campazuno, Technique Coach Bailey Dreibelbis, and Advisor Angela Yochum.

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Albertsons electronic Box Tops:  Register to earn money for the school of your choice with select purchases click here.



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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.

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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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