Welcome to Lawson Middle School

Lawson Middle School is the home of the Fighting Cardinals. Our building is home to about 350 fifth through eighth graders. Our mission is to provide the educational and social stepping stone for all students to proceed to high school with a broad academic basis, a positive attitude, self esteem and above all an eagerness to learn. Our goals and expectations of the students:
  • Represent our school in an outstanding manner.
  • Work to the best of your ability.
  • Treat others with dignity, worth and respect.
  • Keep our campus beautiful and clean.
  • Obey all the rules and regulations set forth by your teachers and the school.
  • Reach beyond your grasp and learn new things.
  • Make us all proud of you.

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.  Our office hours are 7:30 am to 3:20 pm.

Have a wonderful year!
Tammy Dunn, Principal

                               Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.
                                            -W. B. Yeats 

The Lawson Middle School Mission Statement: 
To provide students with an educational environment which will motivate them to achieve their potential and to serve as a resource center for the community in promoting lifetime learning experiences.


Get to know Mrs. Tammy Dunn:

Mrs. Tammy Dunn


Mrs. Dunn has been in education for over 20 years as a math teacher and administrator. She earned a BSEd from the University of Missouri and a Specialist Degree in Administration from William Woods University.  When asked why middle school, Mrs. Dunn replied, "I love working with middle school students.  Watching them grow into independent learners from 5th grade to 8th grade is very magical.  Thank you for trusting me with your students."

Get to know Mr. Daniel Petet:

Daniel Petet
Mr. Daniel Petet


Mr. Petet received his Bachelor of Education degree with an emphasis in History from the University of Central Missouri in 2010. He received his Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from William Woods University. Mr. Petet is married to his beautiful wife, Nicole and has two children who attend Southwest Elementary School here in Lawson. 

Lawson Middle School
Grades 5-8

Mrs. Tammy Dunn, Principal
Mr. Daniel Petet, Asst. Principal
602 Bob Gill Dr. Lawson, MO 64062
(p) 816 580-7279  (f) 816 296-3164