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April 14 | MHS cheerleaders visit

April 16 | 7th period ice cream party for No tardies during 3rd quarter

April 17 | Track meet @ Century High School 4 p.m.

April 18 | Track pictures

April 18 | Choir Festival Woodburn

June 12 | 8th grade promotion

June 13 | 8th grade to Oaks Park

 

Vocal Adrenalin Choir with Sheridan High School’s choir. Our group went to Sheridan to work with the high school choir. Both choirs performed for each other and our students came back with pointers for continuing to improve their performances.It was a wonderful experience for both choirs.

Vocal Adrenalin is directed by Dorian Herrick and they practice during Bridges classes.

Attention robotics fans....The Duniway Purple Thunder robotics team took 7th place in yesterday's Oregon State championship. Cole Stritzke, Rosa Martinez, Ethan Hampton, Hallie Johnson, Luke Larson, Katie Martinez, Kai Depweg, Payton Hudson, and CJ Lomas made a name for Duniway amongst other Oregon and Washington robotics teams by being among just 6 middle school teams competing against mostly high school teams to make it through qualifying tournaments to the State Championship. These students designed and built their robot using a great deal of teamwork, collaboration, and (purple) thunderous spirit. If you are interested in learning more about the Purple Thunder or if you want to find out how you can join an FTC robotics team next fall, ask your science teacher, STEM teacher, or find one of the Purple Thunder team members. They would be happy to tell you all about it. Video

Cole Stritzke
Katie Martinez
Hallie Johnson
Rosa Martinez
Luke Larson
Ethan Hampton
Payton Hudson
Kai Depweg
CJ Lomas

Go Purple Thunder!

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 promtion will be June 12th.

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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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