School District to survey families
Please take part in telephone survey just for parents!
The Gresham-Barlow School District is surveying families to prepare for a school boundary review process. Survey results will determine expectations and values across the district before a boundary review committee begins its work in September of 2019. We encourage you to take part in the survey! Find more information on school websites or visit www.gresham.k12.or.us.
Proposed Social Science Resources
A teacher selection committee has recommended the adoption of McGraw Hill’s Networks as the new primary Social Science resource for GBSD middle school classrooms. Networks is a combination of digital and print resources aligned with the new social science standards adopted by the Oregon Department of Education. With school board and budget approval, these resources will begin being used in classrooms in the fall of 2019.
Stop by the school to see a sample of the student textbooks, or click on this link https://www.gresham.k12.or.us/Page/8164 to see digital samples.
Reach out to Director of Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback or questions.
The State of Oregon now requires schools to notify parents of their immunization exemption rates for each required vaccine. These rates will now be posted on our school’s website, in our school office and sent home to parents twice a year. The rates attached are the exemption rates as of last spring. Schools are required to publish this information twice each school year. Approximately the second week of March we will post the updated rates. These new rates are collected and tallied in mid February.
A 2007 study from Johns Hopkins University found students who attended less than 90 percent of school in sixth grade were far less likely to graduate. Only 13 percent of students who attended less than 80 percent of sixth grade graduated from high school on time. We want to help you out! If you are having issues or barriers to your student attending school on a regular basis please let us know and we can assist you. WE WANT YOUR STUDENT HERE!
**NEW PARENT/VISITOR ARRIVAL PROCEDURE**
Attention Parents & Guardians,
To ensure the safety of students and staff, we have installed Aiphone systems to our main enterances and student arrival doors. You will find the instructions for the new arrival procedure, in the link provided.
If you have any further questions or concerns; please contact the main office @ 503-665-0148.
New Student Registration
School office hours (after August 21st) 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.
Dress Code for Students
Dexter McCarty students dress for success! Check out our dress code below:
Student Dress Code English
Student Dress Code español (Vístete Para el Éxito)
8th Grade Celebration, Thursday, June 7th
Thank you to everyone who attended our 8th Grade Celebration! Congratulations to all of our students!!
Limited Parking @ Dexter McCarty Due To Construction
Construction is beginning on the new East Gresham Elementary School Thursday, March 8th. Therefore, parking will no longer be allowed in the parking lot connecting East Gresham Elementary and Dexter McCarty Middle Schools. Please note that this situation will cause heavy congestion on SE 5th Street during drop off and pick up times at both schools. Gresham Police are aware of the potential issues that may occur, and will be present to assist in safety and movement of traffic during these times. Also, please know that parking will be severely limited when visiting for events and activities; please plan accordingly.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this period of construction, and thank you for supporting our schools with the recent passage of the Bond measure!
Yearbooks Still Available - Limited Quantity!
If you haven't purchased your yearbook, you're not too late! Quantities are very limited, so don't delay! Yearbooks are $20 and are available to order in the school office. Please contact Ms. Trantham at email@example.com for more information.
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 - English
AmazonSmile for McCarty - español
Your donations make a difference!
Hornet Spirit Water Bottles
Show your Hornet spirit with a new water bottle! Our PTC is selling McCarty water bottles for $5.00 each. They have been approved for use at school. 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. ¡Cheque el folleto para mas información!
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
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 McCarty year round! Give our school ID# 70083779 every time you shop at Office Depot.
2019-20 school board will convene July 11
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. John George
At Dexter McCarty Middle School we teach to cause a positive result!
Greetings! Welcome to the 2018-19 school year, and welcome to the Dexter McCarty Middle School Website. It is here that we will strive to provide you with any and all relevant information, dates, and announcements that will serve to enhance our students and families' experience during their time as a Hornet. We hope that you will also take the opportunity to visit our facebook page and follow us on Twitter, @DMMShornets, as we expand our presence on social media to keep our families and community up-to-date on the latest happenings at DMMS.
We teach to cause a positive result...
Our mission statement says it all. We, the staff of DMMS, strive to provide an overall educational experience that is focused on academic and social growth for all students. We work hard to provide our students with positive experiences in and out of the classroom that will meet them where they are and get them where they need to be in order to enter high school prepared to graduate. From our school-wide AVID program to our Positive Behavior Support and Intervention program, we work to develop and expand student skill, knowledge, and understanding of what it takes to be successful in school and in life. With a very diverse student population, we work hard to create a culture of inclusion and acceptance of all students, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances. The staff of DMMS are as hard working, professional, passionate, and compassionate group of educators you will find. We work together to serve all students and to help them realize the rewards of an education. "All Means All" is not just a mantra for us, it is the way we approach every day, every period, every student.
Thank you for visiting our newly updated website and please come back often to view up-to-date information, which will keep you informed about our school.