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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  • RGMS Talent Show Application

    Students can apply online to perform at the RGMS Talent Show at talentshow.rgms.org. An audition video must be uploaded with the application. We hope to attract many good and different acts! 
  • Fuel Up Field Day for Incoming 6th Graders

    Fuel Up to Play 60 Field Day
    Wednesday, June 7th
    9:30 am-11:00 am

    Volunteers needed! With help from the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, RGMS will be hosting a field day event for our incoming 6th grade students. On Wednesday, June 7th from 9:30 am-11:00 am students from our feeders schools will join us for a morning of fun. Adult volunteers are needed to help us keep the event running smoothly and to supervise the field day activities. If you are available to help with this event, please contact Kathleen Sturges at ksturges@pps.net . Thank you
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  • SUN Summer of Fun

    It is time to register for SUN Summer of Fun 2017! Camps begin on July 10th and ends August 4th. Families may choose separate weeks or sign up for all four weeks at a discounted price. Themes include World Cup Super Bowl Grand Slam, Game Show Extravaganza, Art ‘n’ Adventure and Maker Week. Game Show Extravaganza week offers an optional Video Game Creation class for interested students. SUN Summer of Fun offers an excellent resource for incoming 6th grade students transitioning to Robert Gray. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Keaton, SUN Site Manager, at jkeaton@impactnw.org or (503) 916-6570.
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  • Heads in the Cloud 2017

    RGMS & PTA Chromebooks Fundraiser

    $3900 from 33 families in the first two weeks is an awesome accomplishment! Thank you.

    RGMS students and teachers love Chromebooks and we are fundraising to increase our collection. You received a Heads in the Cloud 2017 letter and remittance envelope in the mail recently asking for donations to reach our goal of $12,000. This will purchase 48 new Chromebooks. Thanks so much to parent volunteer, Meagan Tuhy, for the fantastic promotional artwork for the past three years!

    To donate online, please go to https://pps.schoolpay.com/, or THIS LINK if you don't and have an RGMS Schoolpay account, and look for Chromebooks Donation. We also gladly except checks and cash and matched donations and all of that! Thank you for your support of this important initiative. RGMS is a PPS leader in instructional technology thanks to the support from our RGMS community.

    What is a Chromebook? Instead of using Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google's Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud. They are small, lightweight, durable and inexpensive. Using Google Apps for Education, students and teachers can share their work, which has become a schoolwide strategy. We currently have 11 Chromebook carts of 32 each and they are used daily. The demand is very high and we hope to become a 1:1 school in the next few years.

  • Online Library Payment System

    Beginning Fall 2017, library fines/charges will show up in School Pay, the popular online payment system, so that students and families will be able to pay for lost or damaged materials online. The fines/charges will still show up in Destiny, our library catalog, but syncing between the two systems will allow for accounts to be updated nightly. Students with outstanding charges for overdue books will be notified of the titles to look for and return before the school year ends, thus ensuring that their library account will be clear of fines for the start of the 2017-18 school year. Students can log on to DESTINY to check their accounts now.

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  • Find Your School: Interactive Map

    Are you sure where your child will go to school next year in PPS? You can use this SCHOOL FINDER, which is an interactive map. Just put in your address in the box in the upper left and it will tell you schools for this year and next year.
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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.
  • 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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  • Benson Tech rocked the SkillsUSA State Competition

     Benson Tech team at the SkillsUSA State Competition, April 2017
    During the SkillsUSA State Competition, this April 20-21, the Benson team landed a bucket full of medals!  All gold medalists qualify for the National Skills USA conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19th - 23rd.

    Please congratulate all who participated.  They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!

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  • Important budget message from the Superintendent

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    Hello PPS families and staff,

    On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.

    This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.

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  • PPS budget: We want to hear from you

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    CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25

    Budget overview
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    We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.

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  • From Tom Koehler, Chair of the Board of Education: Budget and Bond

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff:

    Spring is approaching and it’s that time of year when we begin building budgets and plans for the next school year.

    I spent Monday in Salem with a fellow board member, PPS principals and educators and school districts from across Oregon to advocate for additional resources to support K-12 education and our local schools. The state is facing a shortfall of approximately $1.7 billion and the budgets proposed for K-12 from the Governor and Legislature are not adequate to maintain current levels of services.

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