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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  • Cinco de Mayo: Tacos, Tech & Teachers Fundraiser

    May 5, 6:30-9:00 PM
    Multnomah Arts Center
    Tacos, Tech & Teachers, the Cinco de Mayo RGMS PTA fundraiser for our Foundation, has been merged with our Chromebooks for Classrooms, Heads in the Cloud 2018, campaign.

    FOUNDATION: Our goal is to fund the RGMS Foundation account to a total of $25,000 next year. We need approximately $8000 more to meet this goal. Our Foundation funds two of our PBIS lunch supervision team members, both of whom are RGMS parents. It also funds four RGMS teacher leaders whose roles are to support technology, AVID and professional development. This allows us to run the vast number of outstanding programs RGMS features and to forward our vision of being a top middle school.

    CHROMEBOOKS FOR CLASSROOMS: As a leader in PPS middle school technology use by both students and teachers, our vision is to fully fund our Chromebook supply so all classes that use them have access at all times. With the future integration of online math programs and the continued focus on educational technology, the needs for more Chromebooks is urgent. The goal is to purchase 10 full carts of 36 at $9700 each for a total of $97,000. This goal will remain in place until it is met. We can do this!

    Can you please help us? Over the next month, we will send out a mailing asking for direct donations. Then, on May 5, our Cinco de Mayo fundraiser and auction promises to be fun while giving folks the opportunity to donate on a larger scale.

    Tickets are $20 and are on sale now and donations can be made at this link.
    Volunteers needed: http://signup.com/go/FDHBksW 
    Donations are sought for auction items. Please contact Erica Meyers, emeyers@pps.net
    Donate directly to the campaign: Direct Donation Link
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  • PTA Future Board Members

    We are thrilled to announce that we have a full slate for the 2018-19 PTA Board. Way to step up, folks - including THREE incoming sixth grade moms! So awesome! THANK YOU!
    We are still looking for a person with accounting background to do the books for the Drama Club. Are you that person? Let Co-President Erin Hoover Barnett know! hoovere@ohsu.edu
    Our PTA meeting is May 15, 9 am to 10 am, RGMS Library. We will vote in the new board and review the draft budget for 2018-19.
    2018-19 RGMS PTA Board
    • Co-Presidents: Erin Hoover Barnett & Holly Ingram
    • Vice President: Tiffany Schuster
    • Secretary: Cathy Fowler 
    • Treasurer: Christiane Biermann
    • Volunteer Coordinator: Sandy Ragnetti
    • Yearbook Coordinator: Rachel Tillman
    • Hospitality Coordinator: Michelle Doherty
    • Social Media: Shelby Wood
  • Spring Play: A Chorus Line

    Tickets are on Sale Now!

    Performances:

    Friday, May 4, 7:00 pm
    Saturday, May 5, 7:00 pm
    Sunday, May 6, 2:00 pm
    Friday, May 11, 7:00 pm
    Saturday, May 12, 7:00pm

    Questions? Email producer@rgmsdrama.com

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  • Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation State Championship

    It was wet and soggy in Seaside this past weekend where 338 contenders gathered to compete in the 13th annual Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation State Championship, but the RGMS Chess players shone bright through the clouds! A huge congratulations to Carter Lykins who took 2nd place in the Middle School Copper section and to Owen Schlimgen who took 2nd place in Middle School Zinc section!
  • Intel NW Science Fair Awards

    Congratulations to our RGMS award winners!
    • Connor Petersen - 2nd Place, Broadcom Masters Nomination
    • Petra Schuster - 2nd Place, Broadcom Masters Nomination
    • Hannah Warden - 2nd Place, Broadcom Masters Nomination
    • Brinnan Smith - 3rd Place
    • Elle Unflat - Honorable Mention
    • Emma Hayes - Honorable Mention, Broadcom Masters Nomination, Water Prize Award of Excellence
    • Finn Suchara - Honorable Mention
    • Andy Franck - Honorable Mention
  • CenturyLink Grant

    We are pleased to announce that RGMS will receive $4788 to purchase a classroom set of C-Pen Reader Pens and C-Pen Dictionary Pens. These devices read text aloud and look up words for students to help them understand the content of classroom instruction. Thanks to the CenturyLink Clark M. Williams Foundation for their support of our assistive technology initiative.
  • 8th Grade Promotion Slide Show Photos Sought

    We are now collecting digital photographs for our 8th Grade Promotion slide show. Please send us one or two fun photographs of your child (not the school picture, we have that). Pictures of when they were little, but still recognizable, are always a hit. Please be sure they are free of hand signals. This is the Google Form link for submitting pictures: Pictures Upload Link

  • Wilson Youth Football

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  • SUN Summer of Fun

    It is time to register for SUN Summer of Fun 2018! Download the flyer at the Read More link below. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Keaton, SUN Site Manager, at jkeaton@impactnw.org or (503) 916-6570.
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  • Yearbook Orders

    Have you ordered a yearbook? This year's will be spectacular. PTA board member, Rachel Tillman, has organized an official SUN Yearbook Club and students are busy working under her guidance and contributions. Use your Schoolpay account at https://pps.schoolpay.com/. Log on and then go to the non-profits page to get to the PTA. Cost is $20.

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  • Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Made It to Elite 8!

    Congratulations to our OBOB Team the Malafafones for an excellent job in the state battle. The OBOB team made it out of pool play, won their Sweet 16 battle, and then tied in the Elite 8. They lost in a very close tie-breaker. The team did amazing. They were great competitors and they were good sports to all the other competitors. Great representatives of RGMS. There are 776 schools and 7,500 OBOB teams in the state who competed. The RGMS Malafafones were in the top 8 in the state (and the last PPS team for 6-8). The team was Cate Latimer, Dora Kodesch, Eyla Mitchell, and Trotter McLemore. A special thanks to Norene Hough for coaching and the many parent volunteers who helped run OBOB battles at school. Our appreciation also goes to the RGMS PTA for sponsoring prizes given to students who participated in OBOB this year.

  • Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

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    News and information on major service disruptions in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.
     
  • SUN Bottle & Can Drop Fundraiser

    We are collecting cans and bottles to fundraise for RGMS SUN School. You can drop off your bottles and cans to the designated area in the front foyer. Or, if you already have a BottleDrop account, choose to give your funds to Robert Gray Middle School SUN on their website.
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  • Water Bottle Etiquette

    Students are encouraged to carry water bottles. Only durable bottles with lids are allowed, which includes juice and other drink bottles. Many water bottles end up in our lost and found each year, so please label them!

    Yes, these:

    water bottles  
     
    NOT these:
    water bottles not allowed

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  • Message on April 20 student walkouts

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.

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  • A message from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Curtis on 2018-19 staffing levels

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    Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.

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  • PPS Pulse, April 17, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Benson’s Curtis Wilson is state HS Principal of the Year; Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change
  • Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change

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    It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.

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