Ruth Dowell Middle School PTO Welcomes You!


Hi Lion Families!
I am Gwen Williams, the 2021-22 Dowell PTO President and I look forward to serving this great community this year!  The activities we coordinate and fund include grade-level social events, 8th grade celebrations, academic recognition, coordination of the school supplies sale, staff appreciation, and important educational grants for Dowell staff needs and projects.


We invite you to JOIN THE PTO!  Membership is our sole fundraiser.  We will not ask for your direct financial help outside of this program.  Your family membership of either $40 or $20 per family provides roughly 60% of our income for the year. Other PTO income sources are community sponsorships, apparel sales, Box Tops for Education, restaurant/local business spirit nights, and school supplies sales.


We also invite you to VOLUNTEER! Our Dowell community needs help with staff appreciation, copy duty, grade-level events, apparel sales, and two book fairs.  

Finally, please CONNECT WITH PTO INFO by reading Dowell’s weekly email newsletter, following us on Facebook, and utilizing our website, You are also invited to attend our monthly PTO meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 9:00-10:00 am in the staff lounge.  


Let’s make it a great year, Lions!


Gwen Williams
2021-22 Dowell PTO President