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Help Support Our Annual Winter Needs Drive
December 5th-15th

For December 5, 2016:

PM Buses are on snow routes for students living on the following hills: Eastmont, Tower Hill, Kingswood and Walters.
PM Buses are on snow routes for students living on the following hills: Eastmont, Tower Hill, Kingswood, and Walters. The affected routes are: Eastmont and Tower Hill: Sam Barlow High School Route 56, West Orient Middle School Routes 43 and 61, East Orient Elementary School Route: 61. Kingswood Hill: Sam Barlow High School Route 50, West Orient Middle School Route 67, Hogan Cedars Elementary Route 47. Walters Hill: Gresham High School Route 15, Dexter McCarty Middle School Route 13, West Gresham Elementary Route 19. You can find snow routes on the district website at:
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Dexter McCarty Middle School Announcements
Fall Book Fair Ends December 2nd!
If you missed the Book Fair during conferences, there's still time to order! Check out the titles at the online version of the Book Fair, which runs through Friday, December 2nd:
Some new titles included in the fair: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney, Blood Will Tell by April Henry, and Ghosts by graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier.  Other featured titles: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson, both recently adapted to film and in theaters now.
Winter Needs Drive Dec. 5th-15th
Please help local needy families by contributing to McCarty's annual Winter Needs Drive supporting SnoCap. Donations will be accepted Monday, December 5th through Thursday, December 15th. Needed items include:
Non-perishable foods (canned or boxed)
New or Lightly used coats and clothing
New toys, stuffed animals, and games for Christmas gifts
New Toiletries such (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, etc..)
Items can be turned in before classes start each morning in the commons.  Parents may drop items off in the office during the day. Please contact Mr. Hills at or through the school office for more information.
Track Fundraisers
Winter is nearly upon us, but here at Dexter McCarty we are thinking about the Spring Track season!  We are planning to outfit our team in new track shirts this season, and we have a way you can help! Buffalo Wild Wings (in Wood Village) has offered us an opportunity to hold a fundraising event to help us reach our goal of $1,700.00.  

The Home Team Advantage is a season long event December 1st - February 28th.  Show the card available at the link below any time and we will receive 10% of your total sales toward our fundraising effort. DMMS Home Team Advantage December 1-Feburary 28
Need a night out? Don't want to add to the dirty dishes at home?  Entertaining family during the holidays? Here is a great opportunity to enjoy good food and help out Dexter McCarty Track!
Winter Dance December 9th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Spend some great time with your old friends & meet new ones at McCarty's annual Winter Dance Friday, December 9th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.! The dance will be for current Dexter McCarty students only. There will be a $5 Entry Fee. We'll have a great DJ to help you get your groove on! Other activities: Pizza $2, Root Beer Floats $3, Raffle drawing, the student store will be open, and MORE! Raffle tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, December 5th. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. Students will be dismissed at 8:00 p.m. sharp unless a parent picks them up earlier.
Basketball for 7th & 8th Graders Returns to McCarty!
Our 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball teams are gearing up for the season! The game schedule for the 7th & 8th Grade Varsity teams is HERE. The JV schedule is HERE. Please contact Darin Nelson with questions through the school office at 503.665.0148 or via email:
Hornet's Buzz Newsletter

The November Hornet's Buzz newsletter is here!  Sticking with our Citizenship theme for November, we honor Veterans and bring photographic attention to the many field trips and exciting events from the last month. Hornet's Buzz Newsletter, November 2016

SUN Fall Program October 3rd - December 8th
Come join the FUN before and after-school!! McCarty's Fall Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) runs from October 3rd - December 8th. There is something for every McCarty student, including a FREE meal, transportation home, Open Gym, McCarty Makers, Homework Academy, Soccer, Minecraft, Lego Robotics, Weight Training, Leadership, and MORE! For more information, contact McCarty's SUN Program Coordinator, Terralyn Wiley at (503) 704-9133 or Click on the links below for registration forms and the Fall Program Brochure.
SUN Registration Form ENG
SUN Fall Program Brochure ENG
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Visits McCarty!
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden participated in a 'Town Hall' session with an attentive McCarty student group Tuesday, October 18th. Senator Wyden captivated the students by answering many relevant questions about our current political process, both in Oregon, and on the National level. Principal John George arranged the visit with the Senator during his time representing our State as Oregon's Principal of the Year. 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Brett Matson, prepared his students well; they spoke articulately and confidently with the Senator.  Thank you Senator Wyden for taking your time to talk with our students! Check out our facebook page for more photos!
Scrip Program at McCarty
Gresham-Barlow's Scrip fundraising program is a way to help YOU pay student fees while your student is at McCarty! Click on the information below to learn how you can participate!
Scrip Program Info                                  
Scrip Order Forms                                
16-17 Scrip Order Calendar
Sodexho Hiring for School Kitchen Assistance

The ​Gresham Barlow School District & Sodexo are seeking applicants who are energetic, dependable & detail oriented who demonstrate great customer service to work part-time in our school kitchens.  No experience necessary with on the job training, great job that follows the school calendar.  

If this sounds like the job for you please log onto and type in Gresham Oregon in the search field to fill out an application or call 503-261-4593 if you have any questions.We look forward to meeting you!​ ​

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer

McCarty Students Attending High School Games/Events

We invite & encourage McCarty's students and families to support our high school sports, events, athletes, and artists! Please remember that middle school students must be accompanied by an adult when attending all high school athletic events and activities. In addition, students must be seated in the bleachers. Thank you for your compliance and understanding. GO GOPHERS!!

Student T-Shirt/Hoodie Orders
Show your Hornet Pride!! T-Shirt/Hoodie order forms are available at the Student Info Table in the Commons & HERE!
Free & Reduced Application Due Date Friday, October 21st
Notice to all parents/guardians – Free & Reduced applications from the 2015-2016 school year expired Friday October 21st. If you have not yet completed and submitted a new application for the 2016-2017 school year, please do so either via paper application or online submission at
New Student Registration
Office hours for new student enrollment are 8:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 
New Student Checklist for Enrollment
- Completed Registration Packet
- Proof of residency for an address in the Dexter McCarty Middle School attendance area
- Birth Certificate or other acceptable proof of age document (passport, baptismal certificate, etc.)
- Proof of immunization. If student is coming from another state or country, a new form must be completed
   and signed.

Please be prepared to pay school fees prior to the student starting school.

Registration Letter         
New Student Enrollment Packet ENG
New Student Enrollment Packet SP
2016-2017 Dexter McCarty School Calendar
DMMS Immunization Exemption Rates
Recent legislation now requires schools, including charter schools, to notify parents of their rates of exemption for each immunization required for the grade levels of their school twice a year. Please click the following links to access McCarty's immunization information:
DMMS Immunization Exemption Info


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Our school will earn credits equal to 5% of your qualifying school or office supply purchases to use for FREE supplies. You can credit the school year round.
Give our school ID# 70083779 every time you shop at Office Depot.
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