MS Building

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 headshot

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. Travis Zahl:

Mr. Zahl

Mr. Travis Zahl

Mr. Travis Zahl  received his Bachelor of Education degree with an emphasis in Social Science from the University of Nebraska in 2002. He received his Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from William Woods University. Mr. Zahl enjoys fishing, watching sporting events and collecting sports cards.

Lawson Middle School Contact Information

Grades 5-8

Mrs. Tammy Dunn, Principal
Mr. Travis Zahl, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
602 Bob Gill Dr. Lawson, MO 64062
(p) 816 580-7279  (f) 816 296-3164