Welcome Back Dexter McCarty Students
Oregon's new state test - The Smarter Balanced Assessment
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Welcome to Dexter McCarty Middle School
After School Activities
SUN Winter Session
SUN classes are offered to McCarty students before and after school Tuesdays-Thursdays. Classes for the Winter session January 20-March 20th include Girl Power!, Gathering of the Magic, Recycled Art Sculptures, SUN Mentors, Boys Group, Book Club, Comic Book club, Sketching and Doodling, Open Gym, Latina Girls Group, LoweRiders Football, Minecraft, Collage Galore, Homework Academy, Lego Robotics, Craft Day Extravaganza, Wresting, and more! If you are interested in SUN classes, please be sure you have filled out a registration form. If you need one, they are located in the school office. Come and join the fun of SUN!
Start registering for Enrichment Programs/Sports at the YMCA. Information on the programs offered and associated costs are in the office.
Student Immunizations Exclusion Deadline Approaching
If your child is still incomplete for their immunizations, please make arrangements to obtain vaccinations and to provide this information to the school. Exclusion day for state required vaccinations is February 18, 2015. Students who are not current will not be able to attend school until immunization records are provided to school staff. No child will be turned away regardless of healthcare coverage or ability to pay. Follow the links below to view clinic information on vaccinations and requirements here in Multnomah County.
Immunization Requirements: MESD
Immunization Clinic Information
GBSD High School Pathways Fair: If you’re in 8th grade, it’s time to start planning for high school now! Follow the links below to learn more about these special events happening March 11th and 17th.
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.
Stay the Course: Support Attendance in the Winter Months
Every winter, bad weather — snow, slush, freezing temperatures or even heavy rains in warmer climates — can present challenges to getting children to school. So do the colds, fevers and earaches that often come with the winter months.
These tough, but common winter conditions mean it is even more important to remind parents about the importance of good attendance so they are motivated to make every effort to get their children to school despite the challenges! Absences, even if they are excused, can add up to academic trouble.
This winter messaging toolkit offers tools for helping parent and community members develop strategies and plans to help children get to school. While such extra steps are important for all families, they are even more important for low-income students who are more likely to depend on public transit or walking to get to school, both of which can be easily disrupted in bad weather. These same students are less likely to have access to good health care, making them more susceptible to colds and other ailments. Follow the links below for more information.
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!