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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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  • Halloween Dress Up & Schedule

    We are having schoolwide celebration on Halloween and students are invited to dress up. No masks or weapons, real or fake. It can be difficult to find kids during the celebration because there are many venues. Please plan to not pick up students between 3-3:45 PM.
  • Fall Conferences Sign Up

    All RGMS families should have received an email with instructions on how to sign up online for fall conferences. Please remember that online sign up, including additions, deletions, and changes closes at 3 PM and will resume in person at 8;30 AM on the first day of conferences.
  • PTA Clothing Closet Help Needed

    The PTA Clothing Center needs our help! RGMS has two assigned days for 2016-17, the first of which is coming up on Monday, Nov. 7. RGMS needs to send 5-6 volunteers to serve as "personal shoppers" to help kids receive clothing or to help sort donations. The volunteer hours are 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Marshall (Franklin H.S.) Campus, 3905 SE 91st Ave. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Elaine Hirsch at and we will send you additional info so you know where to check in.  The second volunteer day will be Monday, April 3.  

  • PTA Magazine Sale Fundraiser

    Our fun fall PTA fundraiser magazine sale begins this Thursday, October 27. Students will bring home everything they need to get started. This is timed perfectly for the holidays. More on this soon!

  • Dough for Dollars Day

    Hillsdale Pizzicato presents Dough for Dollars all day on November 1. Please support this local business and RGMS PTA. We appreciate their generous donations.
  • Wilson High School 8th-Grade Family Night and Open House

    Tuesday, November 1, 6:00-8:30 pm

    Join us for this special evening for 8th-graders and their families to visit Wilson. Walk the halls, visit classrooms, meet teachers, administrators, students and parents. Find out more at our website: A Few Things You Should Know About Wilson:

    • We offer 23 Advanced Placement courses and an AP International Diploma and more than 35 elective courses in a broad range of subjects.
    • Our SAT, ACT, and AP scores exceed district, state, and national averages.
    • We are very proud of our 4-year computer science program, complemented by courses in other technical subjects including graphic design and video and music production.
    • We have added many new courses including Sound Engineering, Mindful Studies, AP Biology, AP Physics, American Sign Language, German, Mandarin, Dance, Video Production, Marketing, and Philosophy
    • At the ninth-grade level in 2017, teachers will collaborate in the Freshmen Communities program in World History, Physics, English, Health, and College and Career Exploration, offering the support of a smaller learning unit as freshman transition to high school.
    • Wilson Peer Counselors, along with our counseling department and administrative staff, create a safe and supportive school community where students can thrive.
    • The Link Crew mentor program pairs freshmen with upperclassman to support their transition to high school.
  • 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 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.
  • Halloween Candy

    We need parents to help us keep Halloween candy out of school. We will not be able to allow quantities to be brought and distributed and would prefer that all of it stays at home. Thank you for the help with this.

  • Girls Rock Workshop: Screens and Girls

    Friday, November 4, is a no school day. Middle school girls are invited to register for a special workshop presented by Girls Rock. See the attached flyer for details.

  • Fall Conference Help Needed

    The RGMS PTA is hosting a dinner and grab and go snacks during conferences for our teachers and staff.
    • November 9th: Grab and Go Breakfast/Snacks starting at 8:30am in the cafeteria kitchen
    • November 10th: Soups, Salads and Breads will begins at 4pm in the faculty lounge
    If you can contribute by either helping with set up/serving/clean up or providing part of the teacher meals, please sign up here We have such a giving and supportive community at Robert Gray. Thank you for helping us give back to our teachers!
  • Wilson High School 8th-Grade Family Night & Open House

    Tuesday, November 1

    6-8:30 PM 
    Join us for this special evening for 8th-graders and their families to visit Wilson. Walk the halls, visit classrooms, meet teachers, administrators, students and parents.
  • TAG Identification

    Do you think you son or daughter could qualify for TAG?  For a student to qualify, they must be assessed in the spring of 2017, which means they need to be nominated to be tested. A teacher or parent can nominate a student by filling out an "IDPF" form and turning it in to the main office. These forms are due November 17 to the District Office, so don't wait! You can find the forms at the TAG Bulletin Board outside the cafeteria in the hallway or go to Click on "For Parents" on left-hand side and then the tab "Identification, Testing and Instructional Plans". The "IDPF" form and parent letter can be found on the right-hand side (in multiple languages.) Results of the testing will be mailed to parents later in the spring of 2017 after testing.
  • RGMS Logo Water Bottles on Sale Now!

    $5 in the main office, cash, check or pay on

    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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  • PPS High Schools Welcome 8th Grade students

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    Prospective high school students can visit their neighborhood high school or a focus option school at information sessions being held district-wide November through February.
  • Next Steps: Enrollment Balancing

    Dear Portland Public Schools Community,
    I accepted the role of Interim Superintendent of Portland Public Schools (PPS) at a challenging moment in time. During my first month on the job, I initiated an assessment of the programmatic and system priorities identified by the Board of Education for the 2016-17 school year. After these priorities were established, a number of additional priorities emerged that also require attention:

  • Indoor rowing education comes to Portland Public Schools

     Recent Erg Ed event in Seattle WA.
    PPS has been awarded the 2016-2017 Erg Ed Grant. This grant provides erg equipment, access to the Erg Ed Curriculum, and comprehensive teacher training throughout the year.
  • PPS employee recognized as a hero

     Bryan Meyers (left) and Steve Barton (right), courtesy Gladstone Fire Dept.
    Union painter Bryan Meyers has received a Citizen Life Saving Award from local Gladstone police. Bryan’s quick thinking and actions saved his neighbor’s life during a cardiac arrest earlier this year. Click more for a local news story that includes gripping audio of the 911 call.
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