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Michael Dowling School, Urban Environmental Magnet is a K-5 environmental magnet school in the Minneapolis Public School District. We are an E-STEAM school (environmental, science, technology, engineering, arts and math) with a GLAD philosophy. Our school day is from 8:40 AM - 3:10 PM. Our student population consists of approximately 500 students. Our building principal is Joseph Rossow. Our unique historic school is located on 20+ acres of land along the Mississippi River in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis - 3900 W. River Parkway, Minneapolis 55406 - Contact us at 612.668.4410







MEA break will take place on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st. We will not have school starting on Wednesday, October 19th for conferences through Friday, October 21st for MEA Break. School will resume on Monday, October 24th.






EH&S Collected lead in water samples at Dowling on September 22, 2016. Drinking water samples collected at Dowling had first draw concentrations below 20 ppb. Dowling has been advised to continue its participation in the Lead in Water Flushing Program due to a small percentage of pipes that have not been replaced with new piping that may pose a potential source of lead. Please see the Test Report posted in the left hand menu under DOCUMENTS on this page.




*******NEW FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR:*********


The procedures for touring and requesting schools will be new this year. Please join us on one of the following dates for a school tour if you are considering Dowling for the 2017-2018 school year. Minneapolis Public Schools has adopted a new "Visit our Schools" campaign as described below. The window for putting in your choice card will be from November 15th through February 4th (choice card deadline). Please check back after November 7th for possible additional tour dates at Dowling before cards are due. 


Visit Our Schools Campaign


Minneapolis Public Schools announces the launch of it's new Visit Our Schools Campaign. This program allows current and prospective families along with community members an opportunity to "see and feel" our buildings. Between October 15th and November 7th schools will be holding visit our school events. These events will be your chance to check us out, see if we are the right choice for your student for the 2017-2018 school year. Please refer to the following schedule for dates:


  You do not need to RSVP, just join us on one of the following dates and times that work for you


                                   TOUR DATES

          Tuesday, October 18th 10:30 - 12:00

          Tuesday, October 25th 10:30 - 12:00

          Tuesday, November 1 10:30 - 12:00

          Monday, November 7th 10:30 - 12:00

       Evening Tour: Tuesday, November 1st 4:00 - 6:00 pm




Bike week and the archery unit are coming up in physical education classes for 3rd through 5th grades. We are in need of volunteers for both units throughout October and November. Please click on the following SignUp links to sign up for a spot!


Archery Lessons:


All information is also available on the volunteer corner








We are still looking for 2 Reading Corps Volunteers here at Dowling. 

Would you love to help children grow their reading skills and succeed in school? If your answer is yes, you can serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps at Dowling School. Whether you want to explore a career in education, re-enter the workforce, or give back to your community, you can be a child's hero as a tutor. 


As a Literacy Tutor, you'll use research-proven strategies to help elementary students gain the reading skills they need to thrive in school and in life. Positions available include: Kindergarten Focus and Elementary (K-3) Literacy Tutors. There are openings for part-time and full-time tutors, and tutors serve most of their hours during the regular school day.


Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents and retirees. With extensive training, support from onsite coaches, and evidence-based strategies, Reading Corp tutors are well-equipped to change lives. Tutors receive a living allowance, education award and federal student loan forbearance.


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