Upcoming Events


  • No School Monday, February 19th - President's Day Holiday

    In observance of the President's Day Holiday, there will be no school Monday, February 19th.

    Have a safe & fun weekend!

    Photo of Abe Lincoln and George Washington with flag background

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  • Immunization Exclusion Day, Wednesday, February 21st

    Exclusion day for state required immunizations is Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Students who are not current will not be able to attend school until their records are complete. Letters will be mailed the first week of February to parents whose children are incomplete and will be excluded if not updated by February 21, 2018. Please arrange for your child to receive needed immunizations so that they can remain in school. If you need assistance in locating a health care provider or clinic site, please contact the school office.

    Immunization Clinics ENG          Immunization Clinics SP          Children's Health Fair

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  • Mark Your Calendars for our PTC's Next McCarty Night Out!

    Thursday, March 1st

    Don Ladis Taco Shop, 660 NW Eastman Parkway

    4:00-8:00 p.m.

    Our school volunteers will be serving up some great Mexican cuisine! More info coming soon!


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  • 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!

    AmazonSmile Donations $90.23 as of November 2017

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  • Girls Basketball Season

    Our girls basketball season is going strong! Click on the links below for game schedules.

    "A" Girls Game Schedule Revised 2-12-18    "B" Girls Basketball Schedule

    For more information, contact OST Coordinator Darin Nelson @ 503.665.0148 or nelson@gresham.k12.or.us

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  • SUN Wrestling @ DMMS Is Under Way!

    Support the McCarty SUN wrestling team and Click HERE for the meet schedule! For more information, contact:

    SUN Program Coordinator Terralyn Wiley @ 503.704.9133 or wiley10@gresham.k12.or.us

    OST Coordinator Darin Nelson @ 503.665.0148 or nelson@gresham.k12.or.us

    Please Note: There is no fee for participating in SUN program wrestling at Dexter McCarty

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  • Dental Sealant Program for 7th & 8th Grade Students

    In March, the Multnomah County School Sealant Team will be coming to Dexter McCarty, providing dental sealants to any 7th and 8th grader who returns their permission slip. Permission slips were distributed to all 7th & 8th grade students February 2nd.
    - Sealants are FREE and done right at school, so students miss less class time
    - All returned slips will be entered to win Subway gift cards

    A HEALTHY MOUTH = A HEALTHY STUDENT, so turn in your permission slip today!

    Questions? Please call: 503.988.3905 or go to Multnomah County School Sealants

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  • Follow Us On Facebook & Twitter! Síganos en Facebook y Twitter!

    You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter

    Ahora puede seguirnos en Facebook y Twitter

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  • Thank You Superintendent Perera For Leading Our Student Focus Group!

    Dr Perera Talking To Students During Student Focus Group in McCarty Library Student Listening to Dr. Perera Speak in Library

    Student Listening to Dr. Perera Speak in Library Student Listening to Dr. Perera Speak in Library

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  • Boys vs. Staff Basketball Game

    Boys vs. Staff Basketball Game Players      Boys vs. Staff Basketball Game Players

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  • 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!

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  • 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

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  • 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)

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  • 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 (ENG/SP/RUS)
    - 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.

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  • 2017-18 School Supply Lists

    School Supplies - English

    School Supplies - español

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  • Oregon State Assessments and 2017-18 Opt Out Information

    Every year, students throughout Oregon take state assessments prescribed by
    the Oregon Department of Education. The purpose of these assessments is to
    show individual student growth over time and to provide student-specific data
    that teachers can use to ensure each and every child is on track and achieving
    learning goals. Results are also used to inform course placement and to provide
    focused feedback to students and parents.

    Oregon state law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the
    Oregon Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of state
    assessments for the 2017-18 school year. Should you wish to opt out your child,
    please fill out the form and submit it to the main office. The
    form can be accessed at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4302 or on
    the Gresham-Barlwo website under Assessment Resources. You may also receive a copy
    of the form from our school office.

    If you have questions or want more information about state assessments, please
    contact your child’s principal or teacher(s).

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  • 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.

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District News

Principal's Message

Mr. John George



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. John George

At Dexter McCarty Middle School we teach to cause a positive result!

Greetings! Welcome to 2018, and welcome to the new 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.

John George