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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  • Be Internet Awesome

    Our Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) lesson this month features the Be Internet Awesome project. The following fundamental practices make up its “Code of Awesome.”

    1. BE INTERNET SMART: Share with Care
    2. BE INTERNET ALERT: Don’t Fall for Fake
    3. BE INTERNET STRONG: Secure Your Secrets
    4. BE INTERNET KIND: It’s Cool to Be Kind
    5. BE INTERNET BRAVE: When in Doubt, Talk It Out
    internet awesome  
  • Promotion, Dance & Oaks Park Fun Day

    Information letter, registration and permission slips for the 8th Grade Promotion, Dance & Oaks Park Fun day were sent home with students on Tuesday, April 24. These are due back by May 18. Information is available on the PTA page. We have received very few of these back so far and parent help is requested.
  • Wilson HS Cheer Team & Dance Team Tryouts

  • Math Pentagames

     The RGMS Algebra Team took first place in the PPS Math Pentagames, and our 7th grade team took 2nd place. There were numerous individual ribbons and awards. Their coach, Mr. Timmons, is so proud of the students and thankful for a school which has fostered their eagerness in advancing in math.


  • Cinco de Mayo: Tacos, Tech & Teachers Fundraiser

    RGMS Parents, Teachers and Staff,

    Wow! Look what our community did! Tacos, Tech & Teachers was a grand event.We raised $23,700 (after $5,600 in expenses) at the May 5th auction AND another $8,250 in flat out donations for a total of nearly $32,000 to support our technology program and teacher leaders. Holy moly!
    Here’s how the proceeds will be spent:
    Chromebooks: $20,000
    + Extended responsibility pay for teachers: $12,000
    Auction proceeds: $32,000
    So we are 20 percent of the way toward our goal of $97,000 to buy 10 more Chromebook carts with 36 devices per cart. And our Foundation needs are met thanks to your generosity all year.
    The dream: Every classroom. Every kid. Heads in the Cloud: Chromebooks for Classrooms
    Want to get in on the action? Consider clicking the donation link and doing what works for your family budget. Your ongoing donations make us one of the strongest middle schools for technology in PPS, and we feed into Wilson High School with the largest number of computer science courses.
    We are so fortunate for your generosity! AND it was an incredibly fun night!
    MANY thanks to our awesome volunteers - including a bunch of teachers and staff members - who whipped Multnomah Art Center into a Cinco de Mayo party venue in not much more than an hour.
    Thanks especially to awesome auctioneer Eric Hern and RGMS community member Roger Devine for helping us with the auction software. What great guys!
    And a special shout out to the Detention Band - Jon Jeans, Sean Nowland, CJ Mead, Joe Kennedy, and Eric Mosbarger. You could quit your day jobs and hit the road, but please don’t!
    All of this was the brainchild of our amazing PTA Co-President Erica Meyers just five short weeks ago. We are so grateful to her and her mighty band of organizers, including Principal Beth Madison who was co-visionary and constant team player, and Erin Hoover-Barnett, who was there with us every step of the way,
    Last PTA meeting this year: Tuesday, May 15, 9 a.m., RGMS Library. We will vote in new officers and approve a draft budget for 2018-19, including whether to set aside money to plan Auction 2.0 next year!
    Thanks again and have a great week!

    Your RGMS PTA
    Donate directly to the campaign: Direct Donation Link
  • PTA Scrip Orders Due May 18

    Help the PTA raise money without spending anything extra! To buy scrip (gift cards):
    • Fill out the scrip order form (see the read more link below)
    • Write the check for your scrip order payable to RGMS PTA.
    • Turn in the form and check to the office by 4:00 pm Friday, May 18.
    The following Thursday, you’ll get an e-mail that your order is ready for pick up in the office (you may authorize your child to pick up).
    Questions? Contact Karen Young at
  • 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 co-treasurer to learn the ropes for the following year when the position will be vacant. Are you that person? Let Co-President Erin Hoover Barnett know!
    2018-19 RGMS PTA Board
    • Co-Presidents: Erin Hoover Barnett & Holly Ingram
    • Vice President: Tiffany Schuster
    • Secretary: Cathy Fowler 
    • Treasurer: Christiane Biermann
    • Drama Treasurer: Lori Biggs
    • Volunteer Coordinator: Sandy Ragnetti
    • Yearbook Coordinator: Rachel Tillman
    • Hospitality Coordinator: Michelle Doherty
    • Social Media: Shelby Wood
  • Walk & Ride to School Month

    RGMS Supports Walk & Bike to school for the month of May
    Fill out this form to let us know how our students get to school:
    Send photos of students getting to school to
    We will share with Fuel Up To Play 60 as a success story of healthy habits of our students.

  • 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

  • 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 or (503) 916-6570.
  • 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 Log on and then go to the non-profits page to get to the PTA. Cost is $20.



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