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Welcome to Dexter McCarty Middle School
Home of the Hornets

Help us spread the word! Tonight’s Barlow vs. Gresham football game is being moved to Sandy High School. The district and the school made the decision to move the game after discovering Barlow High School’s scoreboard is not working due to the rainy weather. Sandy High School is located at 37400 Bell Street, Sandy, OR 97055. There is plenty of parking at Sandy High School—there will be no shuttle as originally planned.
The AVID Student Social is canceled for tonight, Friday, October 20.
District Announcements
Changes coming

New website coming soon
Learn about upcoming changes to school/district websites [More]
Peachjar now available
Gresham-Barlow School District launches e-flyer service Peachjar [More]
2017-2018 Bus Routes

2017-18 school bus route information now available [More]
2016 School Bond

Building a better education for every student
Learn about the projects in the 2016 Gresham-Barlow Bond [More]
Mobile App Available

Gresham-Barlow School District mobile app
Access to your student's school at your fingertips [More]
Dexter McCarty Middle School Announcements
Free/Reduced Lunch Application Deadline October 21st
Attention Parents/Guardians: Free and reduced lunch eligibility will expire on October 21st. If you would like to apply/reapply for the 2017-2018 school year, please complete and return a Confidential Family Application For Free & Reduced Meals. For applications or to reapply online, click the following link: F/R Application. Please return the application to your student’s school or the Nutrition Services office at:
Gresham-Barlow School District Nutrition Services
1331 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham, OR 97030

 Please contact April Tramposh in Nutrition Services at 503.261.4594 with questions.
Teddy Bear Parade Video
You can watch the 35th annual Soroptimist International of Gresham Teddy Bear Parade on YouTube! The parade took place on September 30, 2017 in downtown Gresham. Check out the Hornets beginning @ 3:56!
Boys Basketball Season Begins in November!
Boys Basketball Season is coming SOON! Tryouts are November 6th & 7th for 7th graders and November 8th & 9th for 8th graders. For more info, please contact Darin Nelson at or CLICK HERE!!
SUN Fall Session October 2nd-December 7th
Come join the fun in our Fall SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) program! The session runs from October 2nd-December 7th. Both before and after school activities are offered, including Open Gym, Computer Lab, STEM, Homework Academy, Soccer, Games, Art, Outdoor Basketball, Dance, and MORE! For more information check out the link below or contact SUN Coordinator Terralyn Wiley at or 503.704.9133. SUN Fall Activities Guide ENG

Session de Otoño de SUN, 2 de Octubre – 7 de Diciembre
¡Acompáñenos  en la diversión con nuestro programa de SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) en el otoño! Esta sesión durara desde el 2 de Octubre hasta el 7 de Diciembre. ¡Ofrecemos actividades antes y después de escuela, cuales incluyen el gimnasio, el laboratorio de computadoras, STEM, Academia de Tareas, Futbol, Juegos, Arte, Basquetbol Afuera, Baile, y MAS! Para mas información contacte a la Coordinadora de SUN, Terralyn Wiley a o al 503.704.9133.
AVID Tutors Needed!
We are looking for caring adults, including college students, to serve as AVID tutors. Our tutors work with groups of approximately seven McCarty students at a time. It is the perfect job for an aspiring educator!
Tutors facilitate AVID  groups, keeping kids focused in working out their questions from their academic classes. Work hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-3:35 p.m. Training is provided by the Gresham-Barlow School District. The pay rate is $12/hour.
If you are interested, please email Assistant Principal Amy Nimz at
Hornet's Buzz Newsletter

Get up-to-date with your latest Hornet's Buzz Student Newsletter!  Mr. Hickman and the Journalism class are looking for a student to design a new header for our newsletter this year, read on what we are looking for and how to submit. September 17 Hornet's Buzz

Hornet Spirit Water Bottles
Show your Hornet spirit with a new water bottle! Our PTC is selling McCarty water bottles for $5.00 each on Wednesday mornings before school in the Commons. Check out the flyer for more info!

Botellas de Agua Espíritu de los Hornets
¡Enseñe su espíritu de los Hornets con una nueva botella de agua! Nuestro PTC esta vendiendo botellas de agua de McCarty por $5.00 cada una los Miércoles en las mañana antes de escuela en la cafetería. ¡Cheque el folleto para mas información!
Follow Us On Facebook & Twitter!
You can now follow us on facebook AND Twitter: @DMMShornets
Support McCarty with AmazonSmile!!
Supporting McCarty through our PTC is as easy as ordering from! AmazonSmile donates .5% of your eligible purchases to our school through our Parent Teacher Club. Click these links for more info!
AmazonSmile for McCarty ENG     AmazonSmile for McCarty SP

¡!Apoye a McCary con AmazonSmile!!
¡Apoyar a McCarty atraves de nuestro PTC es tan fácil como ordenar de! AmazonSmile dona .5% de sus compras elegibles a nuestra escuela a través de nuestro Club de Padres y Maestros. ¡Haga click aquí para mas información!
AmazonSmile for McCarty ENG     AmazonSmile for McCarty SP
School To School Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our School to School Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser! Donations totaled $880.64!! Mrs. Garrison's 1st period class was our winner with the most donations per student! WAY TO GO HORNETS!! All proceeds will benefit the students of Garcia Middle School in Sugar Land, Texas. For more information, please contact Jeremiah Hickman at

Recaudación de Fondos para el Huracán Harvey de Escuela a Escuela
¡Por favor traiga su cambio y billetes en efectivo para ayudar con nuestra Recaudación de Fondos para el Alivio del Huracán Harvey de Escuela a Escuela! Todas la ganancias beneficiaran a los estudiantes de la Escuela Secundaria Garcia en Sugar Land, Texas. ¡La clase del primer periodo con las donaciones mas altas por cada estudiante se ganara un premio fabuloso! Se aceptaran donaciones hasta el Miércoles, 27 de Septiembre. Para mas información, por favor contacte a Jeremiah Hickman a o haga click aquí:
Hurricane Harvey Relief Flyer
McCarty Night @ Don Ladis Taco Shop!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by for our first McCarty Night fundraiser at Don Ladis Taco Shop! Our PTC will be hosting several more at local businesses this year!
Dress Code for Students
Dexter McCarty students dress for success! Check out our dress code:
Student Dress Code ENG
Student Dress Code SP (Vístete Para el Éxito)
Show Your Hornet Pride!
Show YOUR Hornet pride with our new t-shirts and hoodies! Please contact the school office for ordering information Student Gear Order Form
McCarty Welcomes Three New Teachers!

BEN ABILES has his Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Delaware and worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years before transitioning into teaching. Ben went back to school and received his Master’s in Teaching from Concordia University in North Portland. He spent his first year of teaching at Dexter McCarty, and then spent his next 6 years at an alternative school with campuses in both North Portland and Rockwood. When Ben is not teaching, he enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and spending time with his family and dogs. His wife’s name is Emma, his 16 month old son is named Benicio, and his dogs’ names are Murphy and Finnigin. Ben is excited to be back teaching 7th grade math/advanced math at McCarty and is looking forward to a great year!

KAYLA ALLEN will be teaching 6th grade Language Arts. She is so excited to be a part of the Dexter McCarty family! Kayla was born and raised in the Northwest, but spent the last three years teaching in Arizona. It was a wonderful experience, but she is so happy to be close to family and friends. Kayla loves kayaking, hiking, reading, watching sports, and is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan! She feels really lucky to be at this school, and looks forward to getting to know the staff, families, and all of her new students.   


LIZZY KIRKHAM has been teaching outside the classroom since she was about 14. She taught swimming skills for a variety of age groups,from young children to adults. She attended Eckerd College, a small college located in St. Petersburg, Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. Ms. Kirkham spent the next 7+ years as an informal educator, teaching at several informal and outdoor education facilities: The Audubon Society of Portland, The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Conejo Valley Unified School District, Outdoor School in Malibu, California, NatureBridge in Thousand Oaks, California, The Outdoor School at Rancho Alegre in Santa Barbara, California, and Tualatin Hills Nature Center in Beaverton. Ms. Kirkham followed suit with the outdoor school tradition of adopting a “nature name” and became Hummingbird for the better part of the last three years. After accepting an offer to join the Master of Arts in Teaching cohort at the University of Portland in 2016, Ms. Kirkham began student teaching with Brie Bui-Hirschberg, the 8th grade science teacher here at McCarty. After successfully completing her Master’s degree, Ms. Kirkham was invited to join the McCarty staff as our 6th grade Science teacher - an offer she could not refuse! Best of all: she’s really thrilled to go back to Outdoor School again, this time as a teacher!

New Student Registration
School office hours for new student enrollment: 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.
2017-18 School Supply Lists

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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