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May 22 | State track meet @ Corvallis

May 28 | 8th grade college trips all day

May 28 | Spring band concert  A gym 7 p.m.

May 30 | Stage band to Oaks Park

June 3 | 5th grade visitation 8:45-11:30

June 9 | 7th grade beach trip

June 10 | Last day of school for students

June 10 | 8th grade to Oaks Park

June 10 | 8th Grade Promotion @ MHS 7 p.m.


7th Grade Beach Trip | Beach trip guidelines
June 9th – All 7th Grade Students
Leaving school at 8:30 AM – returning to school 2:30 PM


Congratualtions Emma Gomes

A Duniway 8th grader who represented our McMinnville Rotary in the State Rotary Speech Competition held in Pendleton on May 15, won this state competition. The message of her speech was the negative impact of being selfish and how it affects others; she infused humor and examples to engage her audience. Congratulations, Emma, for representing yourself, your school, and our community beautifully!

This was the 4-Way Speech Contest based on the Rotary 4-Way test-  both middle schools participated at the school level and then the three finalists from each school participated at the McMinnville noon Rotary level and the winner, Emma, went on to the district competition and won!  Hooray Emma!
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

7th Grade Service Day

This year, the 7th grade Social Studies classes- after learning about regions of the world that experience hardships that are not a part of our Western lives- conducted the Global Empathy Project. Along with being a tangible way for kids to give back and embrace the needs of a larger, less fortunate, global community, this project also naturally grew out of the empathetic spirit that we hope all humanities classes intrinsically inspire. Additionally, this project was an organic response to our Medical Teams International field trip- that all 7th graders attended.

This year, students donated 31 "Hope Kits" (ziplock bags filled with toiletry supplies to be shipped to disaster zones) and $566 to two deserving charities.
$414 was donated to Medical Teams International (for mosquito nets and the cost of shipping medicine) and $152 went to Heifer International (for flocks of chicks and geese to be sent impoverished villages)

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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

2015-16 School Calendar

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2014-15 School Calendar

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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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