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All Gresham-Barlow Schools Closed Tuesday, January 17th Due To Inclement Weather
All Athletics and Activities Canceled 
District Announcements
Snow Days Update

Wondering about about make-up days after all this snow?
Find out about the process for adding back days in 
Superintendent Schlachter's Message [More]

School Bond Update

The future is bright
Superintendent Schlachter's Bond Update [More]
Pathways Fair 2017

Feb 22-Pathways Fair for 7th/8th students/families
Learn about programs at our high schools [More]

Snowy, icy weather?
How to know if school is delayed or canceled [More]

2016 School Bond Election Update

Gresham-Barlow School Bond
Election Update [More]
Dexter McCarty Middle School Announcements
Basketball for 7th & 8th Graders Returns to McCarty!
Our 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball season is almost here! Tryouts will be held after school Thursday and Friday, January 12th & 13th in the large gym. Please arrange for transportation home from tryouts. Practices will begin Tuesday, January 17th. Girls Basketball Info/Registration packets are available in the school office or by clicking HERE!

Come support the Hornet Boys basketball teams!
Varsity Game Schedules
JV Game Schedule

Please contact Darin Nelson with questions through the school office at 503.665.0148 or via email:
Track Fundraiser
Winter is definitely 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, running through 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!
Hornet's Buzz Newsletter

The December Hornet's Buzz newsletter is here! Our theme for December is Kindness. Leadership students are practicing kindness by collaborating with SnoCap to collect items for our needy community members. Donations will be accepted through the morning of December 15th. 
Hornet's Buzz Newsletter, December 2016

Norovirus Prevention Tips
A Norovirus strain is expected to hit hard this year. Following is information from our school nurse to help prevent the spread of the Norovirus. The 'stomach bug' (an example; the Norovirus) can cause severe onset of vomiting, diarrhea episodes, dehydration & stomach pain/cramping. The Center for Disease Control recommends: 
  • WASH HANDS for 20 seconds, especially before preparing foods & after toileting
  • CLEAN SURFACES - Use bleach-based cleaner or other disinfectant
  • WASH LAUNDRY - Remove & wash soiled linens and clothes immediately
  • USE GLOVES to pick up soiled materials or when wiping down counters
  • STAY HOME WHEN SICK and stay home 2 days more after symptoms of nausea, vomiting,stomach pain stop.  Avoid contact directly with others, as the norovirus can be spread long after symptoms are gone, up to two weeks.
  • Norovirus Prevention Information
Immunization Exclusion Day, February 15, 2017
Exclusion day for state required vaccinations is Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Letters will be mailed to parents whose children are not up to date or whose records are incomplete.  Should you receive a letter, please provide updated information to the school office as soon as possible.  Children who are not current for vaccinations by February 15th will not be able to attend school until records are complete.  If you need assistance in locating a health care provider or clinic site, please contact your school nurse.
El día de exclusión para las vacunas requeridas por el estado es el Miércoles, 15 de Febrero del 2017. Las cartas serán enviadas por correo a los padres que tengan estudiante(s) que no están al día o que los registros están incompletos. Si recibe una carta, por favor proporcione información actualizada a la escuela tan pronto como sea posible. Los estudiantes que no están al día con las vacunas antes del 15 de Febrero no podrán asistir a la escuela hasta que los registros estén completos. Si necesita ayuda para localizar a un proveedor de atención médica o una clínica, comuníquese con la enfermera de la escuela.
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!
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!
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


Office DEPOT 5% Back to Schools Program - Help our school earn FREE SUPPLIES!
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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