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Robert Gray Middle School

Honoring the unique characteristics
of young adolescents.

5505 SW 23rd Portland, OR 97239Ph (503) 916-5676Fx (503) 916-2629

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  • Fred Meyer Rewards for Music

    Do you have a Fred Meyer rewards card? If so, please link it to Robert Gray and every quarter a check gets sent our way! This needs to be done every year, so check and see if you need to renew. Link your card by following THIS LINK.
  • Foundation Fundraiser

    Rather than holding an auction or other major fundraising event, RGMS does an annual year-end funding campaign requesting tax-deductible contributions. Within the next week, families will receive a letter and remittance envelope. Please consider donating to help ensure our staffing needs are met. We have some pretty great stuff going on as a result of your support! You can also donate through www.pps.schoolpay.com. Thank you so much!
  • TAG Testing

    Students who have been nominated for TAG testing will be tested on December 9, 12 and 13. The testing will be conducted from 1:00 to 3:00 in Room 118. Testing will be given for the areas of Reading, Math and Intellectual. Students will only take the test or tests for the area of nomination unless they already qualified for TAG in Reading or Math by scoring in the 95th percentile or higher on the SBAC last spring. If you have any questions about the testing, please contact Joe Kennedy at jkennedy@pps.net. We apologize that we cannot be more specific with timing of the tests at this time.
  • Socks, Gloves and Underwear Drive

    AVID students are leading a drive to restock the PPS Clothing closet with the hopes of keeping PPS students warm this winter. We are collecting new socks, gloves and underwear from November 28 - December 16. Please give what you can to keep our students warm. Donations will be collected in the main entry of RGMS. AVID students have set a goal to collect about 500 items by the end of the drive.
  • Sign Up to Help at Alice@Wonderland

    As things get “curiouser and curiouser”, you can help our cast and crew from going down the rabbit hole by offering to volunteer during the RGMS fall production of Alice@Wonderland! There are many items to be donated (especially during tech week) and also roles to fill before and during performances. Please click on the following link to sign up: http://signup.com/go/XxkWcw and thanks for volunteering! The show begins December 2.
  • Alice@Wonderland Tickets on Sale Now

    Tickets for the fall production of our RGMS Drama Program, Alice@Wonderland, are now on sale! https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=rgms
    What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll's legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children's story has all the characters you know and love, but with a distinctly contemporary flair, with references to text messaging and social media.
    Alice@Wonderland opens on December 2nd and runs through December 11th! Ticket prices are $20 (premium seats), $12 (adult), or $5 (youth 17&under). For our youth promotion night on December 10th, get up to two free youth tickets with the purchase of one adult ticket (code: YT313). Questions? Email tickets@rgmsdrama.com
     
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  • Screenagers Documentary at WHS

    Please join us for a screening of this insightful documentary looking at kids and screen time. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories as well as surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. This is a film that parents and students alike will want to see (recommended for grades 5 and up). A facilitated discussion among parents, students, and teachers will follow the screening. For the trailer and more information on the film, go to http://www.screenagersmovie.com.

  • Incoming 9th Graders to Wilson

    Save the date for Freshmen Registration on Thursday, August 24th. Freshmen will work with their WHS Link Crew Mentor, attend orientation, and get a class schedule, locker assignment, textbooks and pay fees. Contact Erica Meyers at WHS with questions at emeyers@pps.net .
  • Calling all Box Tops

    The Robert Gray Music Program is collecting Box Tops for Education! Please turn in all Box Tops to Mrs. Miller's box in the office. There is also an app for your phone so we can collect more points.If you use the app, our group code is 360040 under Gray Middle School. Thanks so much!
  • Yearbook Photos

     It’s time to start uploading your 2016-17 RGMS photos to the online site so that they can be used in the yearbook. Directions are attached. These days, it is popular for children to make hand signals when being photographed. Please note that we will not include pictures with hand signals in the yearbook or our year-end slide shows. Ask them to put those little hands away before you shoot the pics, please!

    Yearbook Photo Uploading
     

  • RGMS Logo Water Bottles on Sale Now!

    $5 in the main office, cash, check or pay on pps.schoolpay.com.

    Every student needs a durable water bottle that doesn't have a squirt top, with a lid, marked with their name.

     

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  • Changes to WHS Shadowing

    • We will no longer offer shadow days for PPS students. We have a variety of ways that our PPS students can learn about WHS--- 8th Grade Family Night (November 1st and March 7th at 6:30pm) and the 8th Grade Visit to WHS during the school day (March 3rd).
    • Families who are unable to attend our 8th Grade Family Nights can a request a tour of our school through emailing Erica Meyers at emeyers@pps.net. Peer Counselors and WHS Leadership can help with touring the school so families can get the student perspective.
    • We will only offer shadowing to students moving to PDX and students who have never been to public schools.

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  • ODE school and district performance reports available

    The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) issues annual report cards for every school and school district. The report cards offer families and the community valuable information about student attendance and achievement and teacher experience, among other things.

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  • Chapman Elementary to unveil restored mural

    The newly restored 1938 wood marquetry mural at Chapman Elementary School “Send Us Forth to be Buil
    On Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m. the Chapman PTA, Neighbors West-Northwest and Heritage Conservation Group will unveil its newly restored mural in the entrance foyer of Chapman Elementary.
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  • PPS Board passes resolution affirming district’s protection of rights of undocumented students

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    Resolution also outlines plan for training staff for ICE activity at schools

    Citing its commitment to providing for the physical safety and emotional well-being of all children in Portland Public Schools, the Board of Education on Thursday, November 17 considered and unanimously passed a resolution that clarified the District’s procedures relating to Immigration Control Enforcement (ICE) activity in PPS schools.

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  • PPS Pulse, November 2016

     Interim Superintendent Bob McKean and board member Pam Knowles visited a class at Jason Lee School
    Portland Public Schools invites you to read the latest edition of our newsletter Pulse. Included in November’s issue are updates on the 2012 School Building Improvement Bond, boundary review and invitations to participate in the superintendent search and Successful Schools Survey. Also a link to the newly adopted 2017-18 school year calendar.
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