Welcome to Dexter McCarty Middle School
Superintendent Schlachter's Update on School Funding
School district prepares next year's budget [Read More]
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,
In the past, the eighth grade promotion ceremony has been a celebration for students,
families and school staff based on the demonstrated academic accomplishments of
students. The 2014-15 school year has brought changes to the end-of-year eighth
grade activities. This letter will provide information on those activities and discuss some
changes that will occur this year.
The five Gresham-Barlow middle schools, supported by district administration, believe
that all students should have the opportunity to celebrate and be recognized in an
inclusive and equitable manner. Guidelines have been developed for an eighth grade
end-of-year celebration and field trip. Using these, the DMMS teachers and
administration have worked together to come up with a format that provides all students
with the opportunity of being included in the celebration.
Dexter McCarty’s 8th Grade Celebration will be a daytime celebration within the school day, held in the afternoon of June 8, 2015 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Parents will receive a formal invitation to the event. We are very excited about our student-centered celebration we have planned for all of our eighth graders and we hope you will be, too. We hope this event will allow us to celebrate those eighth grade students that have truly achieved, accomplished and have put themselves in a position to be recognized and celebrated. All students will receive a certificate at the celebration, but we will be awarding and recognizing those that have gone above, beyond and can be recognized as role models to their peers. We want our entire student body to serve witness to those accomplishments and are excited for this opportunity.
Tuesday, June 9, is the last official day for eighth grade students. It will also be the date
of the eighth grade field trip to Oaks Park. Students will need to be in good academic
and behavior standing, not have excessive absences, and will be expected to follow school rules and the general expectations for school field trips.
End of the Year Celebration Requirements
After School Activities
SUN is going to be offering free adult computer classes every Monday night from 6-7:30pm. Attendees will be able to get help with resumes, social networking and navigating the Internet as well as other things. The class is open to the public.
SUN Summer Camp- Monday-Thursday, July 6th-30th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Space is limited, so sign up today!
Start registering for Enrichment Programs/Sports at the YMCA. Information on the programs offered and associated costs are in the office.
School and District Report Cards Available
The Oregon Department of Education produces yearly report cards for schools and districts in this state. These report cards provide parents an opportunity to see how their local schools and districts are performing. These report cards are available on the Gresham-Barlow School District Website at www.gresham.k12.or.us. If you do not have access to the internet, please stop by your school office to pick up a copy. The report cards are available in English and Spanish.
Reportes de calificaciones de las escuelas y el distrito están disponibles
El Departamento de Educación en Oregón produce anualmente reporte de calificaciones para escuelas y distritos en este estado.
Estos reportes de calificaciones brindan una oportunidad a los padres para ver cómo las escuelas locales y distritos están realizando. Los reportes están disponibles por la red del Internet del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow en www.gresham.k12.or.us. Si no tienen acceso al Internet, por favor pasen por la oficina de su escuela correspondiente para recoger una copia. Los reportes de calificaciones están a su disposición en Inglés y Español.
Parent Flyer English and Spanish
Keeping Students Healthy
Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation Dining Out Series continues…
We need your help! Dine out and shop at local businesses partnering with the Foundation to help us reach our goal.
In 2014, the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary. In honor of this accomplishment, the Foundation has been given the opportunity to be the recipient of a $20,000 matching gift—if the GBEF raises $20,000 before April 2015.
Dates and flyers for each location are available on the foundation website: gbefkids.org/Events. January fundraisers are coming up quickly, please mark your calendars!