Upcoming Events


  • 8th Grade Celebration, Thursday, June 7th

    Dexter McCarty 8th Grade Parents/Guardians, Mark your calendars for our 8th Grade Celebration! Details:

    8th Grade Celebration
    Thursday, June 7th
    2:30 p.m.
    Dexter McCarty Large Gym

    Postcards are being mailed this week with additional information - click here for a preview! We hope to see all 8th grade parents/guardians on June 7th!

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  • Talent Show June 1st!

    McCarty has a lot of talented students and we can't wait to see it showcased during our annual talent show Friday, June 1st! Auditions are Monday, May 21st during lunches in the Choir Room. See Mr. Neighorn or Ms. Gagne for more information!

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  • McCarty Magic Dance Team Auditions, May 29th & 31st

    Come tryout for the McCarty Magic dance team! We are now accepting dance members from other middle schools that do not have a dance team. Audition packets are located in the school office. For more information, contact SUN Coordinator Terralyn Wiley: wiley10@gresham.k12.or.us.

    Dance Team Audition Flyer ENG

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  • SUN Summer Camp, July 9th - August 2nd

    Join us for a month of fun in the sun at Gordon Russell Middle School! Spend your summer with SUN students from Dexter McCarty and Gordon Russell Middle Schools playing basketball and soccer, playing Pokémon and other fun card games, crafting art pieces, jewelry making, and an awesome field trip! Transportation, breakfast, and lunch will be provided to all participants. Contact SUN Coordinator Terralyn Wiley @ wiley10@gresham.k12.or.us for more info!

    SUN Summer Camp Flyer ENG
    SUN Summer Camp Flyer SP

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  • School Board Recognitions

    Congratulations to our Jazz Choir & our Head Custodian for being recognized by our Board of Directors at this month's School Board meeting! The school board honored our 21-member Jazz Choir, who  took first place in the middle school category at the recent Clackamas Community College Music Festival.

    Our head custodian, Ramiro Soto, was honored for being selected as this year's ABCD award recipient for always going "above and beyond the call of duty"! 

    Congratulations to our students and to Mr. Soto! We are proud of their accomplishments!

    ABCD Award Recipients

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  • Special Olympics Sendoff!

    We are so proud of our Special Olympians and the support they receive from our students & staff! GO HORNETS!!

    Hornet Olympian Banner

    Special Olympian Supporters

    Hornet Special Olympians!

    Hornet Special Olympians!    

    Hornet Special Olympians!   

     Hornet Special Olympians!

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  • GHS Rhythmette Tryouts

    Do you love to Dance?  Do you want to be a part of a hard working, bonded team?  Than this is an opportunity for you!  Come see what the Gresham High School Dance Team is all about!  We have free pre-tryout technique classes  on May 2nd, 9th, and 23rd at Gresham High School from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Main Gym. Tryouts are May 30th for Parent and Dancer Meeting, May 30th learn the tryout routine, May 31st review session, and May 31st is tryouts!  For more information please contact Coach Jenn at 503-318-9970 or at jennbend@aol.com.  Look forward to seeing everyone!

    GHS Rhythmette Flyer ENG

    GHS Rhythmette Application Packet ENG


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  • Receive School Reminders/Updates via Text Message!

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  • DMMS Track Season

     McCarty's track season is running smoothly (pun intended!) There has been a change to the April 19th meet: It will now take place at Sandy High School. Questions: Contact Athletic Director Darin Nelson at nelson@gresham.k12.or.us or Head Coach Jeremiah Hickman at hickman@gresham.k12.or.us.

    DMMS Track Information 2018 Revised


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  • SUN Spring Session April 2nd-May 31st

    Join the fun with the Sun program Spring session! Activities begin Monday, April 2nd and end Thursday, May 31st.

    Click here for an activities guide in English! Spanish version coming soon!

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  • SUN Workout Wednesdays, Beginning April 18th, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Join the fun! McCarty's SUN program is offering the following FREE to the community: Zumba classses, family indoor soccer, and childcare!

    Click here for more information - ENG

    Click here for more information - SP

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  • 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!

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  • Immunization Exemption Information

    Twice a year, for each required vaccine, the State of Oregon requires schools to notify parents of immunization exemption rates. Click the link for McCarty's immunization exemption rates as of February 2018.

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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!

    Amazon Smile Contributions to McCarty!

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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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  • Snow Routes 17-18

    Please select the links below for snow route information.

    Snow Routes         Snow Routes With Stops/Time Schedule        

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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