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Welcome to Dexter McCarty Middle School
Home of the Hornets!

District Announcements
School Year Extended

2016-17 School year extended
Days added due to emergency closures [More]
Welcoming & Safe Schools

Providing welcoming and safe school environments
Superintendent Schlachter's Community Message [More]

Snowy, icy weather?
How to know if school is delayed or canceled [More]

Dexter McCarty Middle School Announcements
Winter Dance February 24th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Annual Winter Dance for students: Friday, February 24th! Details are listed below.
- 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Current DMMS students ONLY
- Raffle! 50 cent & $1.00 tickets on sale before school and during lunches
- $5.00 entrance fee
- Student Store will be open!
- Pizza $2.00 slice
- Root Beer Floats $3.00
- Students will be released @ 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Brian Hills @ 503.665.0148 or via email at
Springwater Trail High School Applications Due February 24th
8th Graders:  Springwater Trail High School applications need to be turned in to the front office or to school counselor, Ms. Attmore, on or before FRIDAY, FEB. 24. Application packets are available HERE and also in the front office.
Track Fundraiser
Winter is definitely upon us, but here at Dexter McCarty we are thinking about the Spring Track season!  We are planning to outfit our team in new track shirts this season, and we have a way you can help! Buffalo Wild Wings (in Wood Village) has offered us an opportunity to hold a fundraising event to help us reach our goal of $1,700.00.  

The Home Team Advantage is a season long event, running through February 28th.  Show the card available at the link below any time, and we will receive 10% of your total sales toward our fundraising effort. DMMS Home Team Advantage December 1-Feburary 28
Need a night out? Don't want to add to the dirty dishes at home?  Entertaining family during the holidays? Here is a great opportunity to enjoy good food and help out Dexter McCarty Track!
Gresham High School Forecasting Fair March 1st
8th Grade Families: Please plan to attend Gresham High School's annual Forecasting Fair! This night of informational sessions will be held at Gresham High School Wednesday, March 1st from 5:15-8:00 p.m. Click on the link for more information! GHS Forecasting Fair 3-1-17
Wrestling Season Is Here!
Support McCarty's Wrestlers! DMMS Wrestling Schedule
7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball
7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball season is here! Game schedules are linked below - come support our Hornet Girls! Please contact Darin Nelson with questions through the school office at 503.665.0148 or via email:
Girls A Green Schedule NOTE: No 8th Grade Game vs. Clear Creek February 22nd
Girls A Gold Schedule NOTE: No Game @ Clear Creek February 15th; March 8th game @ West Orient has been changed to February 23rd, 6:10 p.m.
Special Education Parent Meetings
Parents of special needs children are invited to attend meetings Wednesday, March 8th @ Dexter McCarty Middle School and Tuesday, March 14th @ Gordon Russell Middle School to share their thoughts on the GBSD's special education program and services. Informational Flyers:
SpEd Parent Mtg - ENG          SpEd Parent Mtg - SP          SpEd Parent Mtg - RUS
Winter SUN Program January 23-March 23, 2017
Come join the fun! The Winter SUN program is offering many activities. Check out the links below for details!
SUN Winter Activity Guide ENG         
SUN Winter Activity Guide SP
SUN Registration Packet ENG
Hornet's Buzz Newsletter
In-District Transfers Accepted March 1-31, 2017
The Gresham-Barlow School District will accept in-district transfer requests for the 2017-2018 school year during the month of March only.  If you live within the district and want your child to attend a Gresham-Barlow school outside of your attendance area, you need to request an in-district transfer.  If your student currently has an in-district transfer and is moving from elementary to middle or middle to high, please submit a new request.
Transfer request forms will be available:
1. The district website:
2. The main office at any GBSD school
3. The district office.

Your completed form can be dropped off at any GBSD school, faxed to 503.261.4553, mailed to the district office at 1331 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham 97030, or emailed to in time to arrive by March 31, 2017.

You will be notified in writing after review of all requests.  Please note: kindergarten and first grade requests may not be decided upon until late summer after elementary registration. For further information, contact the Gresham-Barlow School District Office at 503-261-4550.
El Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow aceptará solicitudes para transferencias dentro del distrito para el año escolar 2017-2018 durante el mes de Marzo solamente.  Si ustedes viven adentro del distrito y quieren que su hijo(a) asista a una de las escuelas de Gresham-Barlow afuera del área de su vecindario, necesitan una solicitud de transferencia del distrito. Si su estudiante tiene una transferencia dentro del distrito corrientemente y pasará de primaria a secundaria o de secundaria a preparatoria ustedes deben entregar una nueva solicitud.  
Formularios de solicitud para transferencias estarán disponibles el Martes 1º de Marzo del 2017 (1) en la oficina principal de cualquier escuela de GBSD, (2) en la oficina del distrito o (3) el sitio web del distrito: vean “Recursos para padres”.  Su formulario completado puede ser dejado en cualquier escuela de GBSD, enviado por FAX al (503) 261-4553, o mandado por correo a la oficina del distrito 1331 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham 97030 o a  para que llegue en la fecha del 31 de Marzo del 2017.
Ustedes serán notificados por escrito después de haber revisado todas las solicitudes.  Por favor noten:  Solicitudes para kindergarten y primer grado no serán decididos sino hasta finales del verano después de las inscripciones para primaria.  Para mas información por favor contacten a la oficina del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow al 503-261-4550.
Revised DMMS 16-17 School Year Calendar
Due to inclement weather closures, the GBSD School Board has added 5 days to our 2016-17 school year calendar. Clink on the links below for new copies.
2016-17 DMMS Revised Calendar - ENG
2016-17 DMMS Revised Calendar - SP
Norovirus Prevention Tips
A Norovirus strain is expected to hit hard this year. Following is information from our school nurse to help prevent the spread of the Norovirus. The 'stomach bug' (an example; the Norovirus) can cause severe onset of vomiting, diarrhea episodes, dehydration & stomach pain/cramping. The Center for Disease Control recommends: 
  • WASH HANDS for 20 seconds, especially before preparing foods & after toileting
  • CLEAN SURFACES - Use bleach-based cleaner or other disinfectant
  • WASH LAUNDRY - Remove & wash soiled linens and clothes immediately
  • USE GLOVES to pick up soiled materials or when wiping down counters
  • STAY HOME WHEN SICK and stay home 2 days more after symptoms of nausea, vomiting,stomach pain stop.  Avoid contact directly with others, as the norovirus can be spread long after symptoms are gone, up to two weeks.
  • Norovirus Prevention Information
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
McCarty Students Attending High School Games/Events

We invite & encourage McCarty's students and families to support our high school sports, events, athletes, and artists! Please remember that middle school students must be accompanied by an adult when attending all high school athletic events and activities. In addition, students must be seated in the bleachers. Thank you for your compliance and understanding. GO GOPHERS!!

Student T-Shirt/Hoodie Orders
Show your Hornet Pride!! T-Shirt/Hoodie order forms are available at the Student Info Table in the Commons & HERE!
New Student Registration
Office hours for new student enrollment are 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.

Registration Letter         
New Student Enrollment Packet ENG
New Student Enrollment Packet SP
Free & Reduced Application Due Date Friday, October 21st
Notice to all parents/guardians – Free & Reduced applications from the 2015-2016 school year expired Friday October 21st. If you have not yet completed and submitted a new application for the 2016-2017 school year, please do so either via paper application or online submission at
DMMS Immunization Exemption Rates
Recent legislation now requires schools, including charter schools, to notify parents of their rates of exemption for each immunization required for the grade levels of their school twice a year. Please click the following links to access McCarty's immunization information:
DMMS Immunization Exemption Info


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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