Programs and Events

opportunities to participate!

6th Grade Social

Every year on the first Friday after school we give the 6th graders an opportunity to unwind with their new classmates and have some fun!
Contact the 6th Grade Social Coordinator


7th Grade Social

Each winter the 7th graders get together for games, music, food and a crazy good time with their classmates. It’s not a dance (awkward!) and the kids don’t dress up.
Contact the 7th Grade Social Coordinator


8th Grade Social

End-of-the-year celebration for our graduating 8th graders gives them the chance to get dressy (think high school homecoming) without the fuss of dates and prom-posals. Come for an enchanting evening and hang out
with your friends!

Contact the 8th Grade Social Coordinator

Binder Hospital

This highly regarded program tackles a problem we can all relate to: the untameable middle school backpack. Teachers and parents nominate students for Binder Hospital – these students work with PTA volunteers to get their personal school materials organized and ready for success. Students continue with the program until they no longer need organizational help. This amazing program is beloved by teachers, parents and even the most reluctant middle schoolers.

Contact the Binder Hospital Coordinator


LISD fosters excellence in the arts – your student can pick their artistic approach to expand on the National PTA theme and wow our judges!

Contact the Reflections Coordinator

Legacy Garden

Family-sponsored Legacy Garden stones commemorate students’ journeys at Downing Middle School for a walkable testament to the support of our community and a wonderful memory for your child.

Contact the Legacy GardenĀ  Coordinator