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Jan. 31 | Stage band to Community Center | Jazz Night

Jan. 31 | McMinnville School District Jazz Night | Flyer | Reservation and Payment info

Feb. 10 | TAG field trip to Federal Courthouse

Feb. 12 | 7th grade assembly

Feb. 16 | No school holiday

Feb. 26 | School assembly

March 23-27 | Spring Break

 

Leadership Passion Projects

As a culmination of the work the leadership class has done on their passion projects this semester, they invited representatives from each organization they worked with to their class. Each group had a presentation on what organization they had chosen, what they did for the organization, both fundraising and volunteering for the organizations. At the end, each group presented their organization with a check for the amount they raised through fundraising. One group also presented Juliette’s House with blankets they had made and stuffed animals they had collected.

Immunizations Deadline

We are required to exclude students from school who do not have their vaccinations starting February 18, 2015. Immunization information  Español

Class Offered To Parents

A peer to peer parenting group: Collaborative problem solving parenting series. Starting January 13th through March 17th | More information

Choir Students

Please congratulate Jordan Bailey and Noah Miller. They will be traveling to Eugene on Thursday to be part of the Oregon Music Educator Association Young Men’s and Women’s All State Middle School Choirs. These choirs are made up from the best middle school students from around the state.  Each choir will be around 120 students from over 40 different middle schools. They will be preforming in a Gala Concert as part of the OMEA State Conference in front of over thousand music teachers from around the state and outside of the state on Friday Night in the beautiful Hults Performing Arts Center. The audience will be around 2500 people, which for most students will be the largest audience they will ever perform in front of. 

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.

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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
Principal

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