Dr. Douglas Otto Middle School - January 11, 2014

Principal's Notes

Canned Food Drive - Third Place!

Out of the thirteen middle schools in Plano ISD, we earned third place for our Canned Food Drive. I am so proud! Congratulations to our students and staff for collecting 3,192 canned food items for the Plano Santas. Kudos to Brent Truitt, Elizabeth Miller, MaryBeth Walworth, our Student Council and NJHS for an amazing drive.


Please continue to implement the ELPS into your instruction for LEP students. If you have any questions about a student’s linguistic accommodations, please don’t hesitate to ask Mary Beth. We will be meeting by grade level soon to reassess student’s current needs.

Special Education and CMIT/504

Please be conscientious regarding Special Education and CMIT/504 accommodations. If a Special Education student is having difficulty, consult with the student's Case Manager and Emily Soheili. For CMIT/504 students, work with Heidi Summerlin and Julia Canby. Of course, always involve the parent. If you have any questions in this area, see Heidi Summerlin, Emily Soheili, or any administrator.

Elementary Music Visits

Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 8:30am


Fifth graders from our feeder elementary schools will be on campus. There will be a parent meeting that evening at 6:30pm for incoming fifth graders.

Staff Meeting

Monday, Jan. 27th, 7:30am


Jeannette Ginther will be on campus before and after school to talk with us about STAAR and changes to the Accountability System for this year.

Progress Reports

Monday, Jan. 27th, 12pm


All incomplete grades should be removed by this date.

Williams High School Presentation

Thursday, Jan. 30th, 9am


Representatives from WHS will be on campus to speak with all eighth grade students.

Pep Rally and Winter Social

Friday, Jan. 31st, 2:45pm


Pep Rally and Winter Social sponsored by our Student Council.

Education Foundation Campaign

Monday, Feb. 3rd, 8:30am to Friday, Feb. 14th, 3:30pm


Thanks in advance for your generous contribution to this worthwhile organization.

Otto Bobcats - Organized, Mindful and Scholarly!

The future is not a gift - it is an achievement. -Harry Lauder

Dr. Douglas Otto Middle School

Otto Middle School, namesake of Superintendent Dr. Douglas Otto, opened its doors in August 2010. Otto is a Title I Targeted campus that offers a variety of honors level courses in the core subjects, as well as PACE, Math Rocks, Spanish III Honors and Spanish IV AP. Elective courses include band, choir, orchestra, theatre, journalism, art, athletics, Gateway to Technology, AVID, and more.