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No School November 20th-24th
Conferences in the Gym
Monday, November 20th 4:30-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 21st
8:00 -11:30 a.m.   12:00-4:00 p.m.   4:30-8:00 p.m.
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Dexter McCarty Middle School Announcements
School Conferences November 20th & 21st/Conferencias Escolares el 20 y 21 de Noviembre
We hope to see all McCarty families during our annual Fall conferences Monday and Tuesday November 20th & 21st! All teaching staff will be located in the gym so that parents/guardians can easily see each of their child's teachers without having to travel throughout the bldg. Conference schedule:
Monday, November 20th
4:30-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 21st
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
See you at conferences!

¡Esperamos ver a todas nuestras familias de McCarty durante nuestras conferencias anuales del Otoño el Lunes y Martes, 20 y 21 de Noviembre! Todo nuestro personal de enseñanza estará localizado en el gimnasio para que padres/guardianes puedan visitar fácilmente a cada maestro (a) de su estudiante, sin tener que viajar alrededor del edificio. Aquí tenemos el horario de conferencias:
Lunes, 20 de Noviembre
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Martes, 21 de Noviembre
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
¡Nos vemos en las conferencias! 
Boys Basketball Season
Boys Basketball season has begun! Game Schedules:
Boys A
Boys B Green
Boys B Yellow
For more info, please contact Darin Nelson at

¡La temporada de Baloncesto de Muchachos Comienza en Noviembre!
Para más información, comuníquese con Darin Nelson en or HAGA CLICK AQUI!
Fall Book Fair
This year's Fall Book Fair will be Thursday, November 15th  through Tuesday, November 21st. Come and see us in the library through next week and be sure to check it out in the Commons area during conferences!

Visit the Book Fair homepage for previews and online shopping at Click on "Shop Now" for online shopping between November 15th - December 5th.

The Book Fair will be featuring new titles: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway #12 by Jeff Kinney, graphic novel sequel Swing It, Sunny by Jennifer Holm, and the new 5 Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones.  Other titles featured are Brave by Svetlana Chmakova, sequel to Awkward, and Girl I Used to Be by April Henry, and Star Talk by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Feria de Libros del Otoño
Este año la Feria de Libros del Otoño será el Jueves, 15 de Noviembre hasta el Martes, 21 de Noviembre. ¡Vengan a vernos en la biblioteca durante la próxima semana y asegúrese de visitar la feria en la cafetería escolar durante las conferencias!
Visten la pagina web de la Feria de Libros para hacer compras o ver avances de los artículos que estarán disponibles para comprar en: Hagan clic  en "Shop Now" para hacer compras a través de la pagina web durante el 15 de Noviembre – 5 de Diciembre. 

La Feria de Libros presentara nuevos títulos: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway #12 por Jeff Kinney, la secuela novela grafica Swing It, Sunny por Jennifer Holm, y el nuevo 5 Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones.  Otros títulos presentados son Brave por Svetlana Chmakova, la secuela de Awkward y Girl I Used to Be por April Henry,y Star Talk por Neil deGrasse Tyson
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
Dexter McCarty Today Movie Series!
Dexter McCarty Today is a movie series on current school happenings, including highlights of students and staff members. The movies are created by our Media Ed students with the help of teacher Ron Neighorn! Check them out to learn more about our school!
Dexter McCarty Today, Episode 1
Dexter McCarty Today, Episode 2

Dexter McCarty Today es una serie de película sobre las cosas que están ocurriendo actualmente en la escuela, cual incluye momentos destacables de estudiantes y miembros del personal escolar. ¡Las películas son creadas por nuestros estudiantes de la clase Media Ed con la ayuda del maestro Ron Neighorn! ¡Dele un vistazo para aprender mas sobre nuestra escuela! 

Dexter McCarty Today, Episodio 1
Dexter McCarty Today, Episodio 2
We Have A Doctor On Staff!
McCarty 7th Grade Social Science teacher, Sally Harris, recently received her PhD. Wise words from Dr. Harris: Now is the time to become proficient in reading for understanding, succinct writing with proper conventions, research with credible sources, and persistence.  Never stop learning so your dreams can come true. McCarty is proud of Dr. Harris for her perseverance & dedication in accomplishing this achievement!

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.
Guía de Actividades de SUN
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! Síganos en Facebook y Twitter!
You can now follow us on facebook AND Twitter: @DMMShornets
Ahora puede seguirnos en Facebook Y 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
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!
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)
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
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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