District Announcements
Top off the Truck

GBSD's Hurricane Harvey relief fund is happening through September [More]
2017-2018 Bus Routes

2017-18 school bus route information now available [More]
Oasis Volunteer Training Sessions

Oasis volunteers needed to help students struggling to read. [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
Support McCarty with AmazonSmile!!
Supporting McCarty through our PTC is as easy as ordering from smile.amazon.com! 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
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 wiley10@gresham.k12.or.us or 503.704.9133. SUN Fall Activities Guide ENG
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! Limited quantity crew style t-shirts are available in time for the Teddy Bear Parade: Teddy Bear Parade T-Shirt Order Form
Orders and payment are due by Friday, September 29th for Fall delivery! Student Gear Order Form
Outdoor School
Outdoor School will be October 1st-3rd for our 6th grade students this year. Click this link for camp info!
Outdoor School Camps
Follow Us On Facebook & Twitter!
You can now follow us on facebook AND Twitter: @DMMShornets
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
Hornet's Buzz Newsletter
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

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.