Robert Gray Middle School

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  • PTA Restaurant Night: City Tha

    Join us in dining out at City Thai on Thursday, March 1. You get a awesome meal and the PTA receives 15% of the profit! And, you support a local business.
  • Spring Play: Registration and Auditions

    It's time to register for the spring musical: A CHORUS LINE
    Register at this link by March 2nd to receive a scheduled audition slot.
    Walk-up auditions are also available on the day of the audition.
    NOTE: All students will perform in each show but two students will be cast for the leading roles and will act in certain performances as either a "Blue" or "Yellow" cast.
    Audition Times: 
    Monday, 3/5/2018: 3:45-6:00 – 6th & 7th Graders
    Tuesday, 3/6/2018: 3:45-6:00 – 8th Graders
    Thursday, 3/6/2018: 3:45-6:00 – Callbacks
    Friday, 3/9/2018: 3:45-5:15 – Announcement of Cast
    What is "A Chorus Line"?
    A CHORUS LINE is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers– those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself. A CHORUS LINE is also about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience and holds it by the collective heartstring until the final, ultimate choices are made. Specifically, A CHORUS LINE takes the audience through the final grueling audition run by the director, Zach, for a new Broadway musical.
    Schedule Notes
    Rehearsals will be March 12th to May 3rd, Monday through Friday. They will go from 3:45 to 6:00pm. Not all actors are called to each rehearsal.
    At this point, we are planning to call crew on Fridays. (This is subject to change.)
     
    Performances:
    Friday, May 4, 7:00 pm (Yellow Cast)
    Saturday, May 5, 7:00 pm (Blue Cast)
    Sunday, May 6, 2:00 pm (Blue Cast)
    Friday, May 11, 7:00 pm (Yellow Cast)
    Saturday, May 12, 2:00 pm (Yellow Cast) & 7:00pm (Blue Cast)
    Registration Fees:
    Cast - $200
    Crew - $50
    Questions? Email producer@rgmsdrama.com
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  • 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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  • Enrollment & Transfer to RGMS

    It is getting to be that time of year again! PPS has information on school information nights for parents interested in focus option lotteries or seeking hardship transfers. RGMS no longer has a transfer option and is staffed by boundaries. Our school information night will be on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Please contact PPS Enrollment and Transfer if you are seeking a hardship transfer to enroll next year or use the link in the "read more" link. Petitions are taken starting February 7, 2108.
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  • Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

    OBOB Mini-Regional Competition, Saturday, 3/17/18, 8:30-12:30
    We have 7 OBOB teams battling in-school for the honor or representing RGMS at the Mini-Regional Tournament held March 17th, 2018. Battles are held Thursdays during lunch with the final battle taking place between the top two teams on Thursday, 3/8/2018. We are very proud of these dedicated readers.
  • School Information Night & Tours

    School Information Night: Postponed due to snow. Date TBA.
    School Tours: Wednesday, March 7, 3-3:45 PM
    RGMS will visit 5th grade classrooms to do elective forecasting during mid-April.
    RGMS music will visit elementary schools in mid-April before forecasting.
    Elementary students will visit RGMS during early June.

    PPS Transfer Cycle for hardship petitions ends March 7.
    Your best source of transfer information is the PPS Enrollment & Transfer Department.
    Your next best source of transfer information into RGMS is by contacting principal Beth Madison via email, bmadison@pps.net. 

  • SUN Spring Term Guide

    Keep an eye out for the Spring SUN Guide which will be released on March 2. We have many classes available like Dungeons & Dragons, MakerSpace, Volleyball, Rock Band, LEGO Robotics and Keeping up with Ms. Keaton. Be sure to get your registration form in fast, as classes tend to fill up.
  • 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
  • Wilson Youth Track & Field

    The season starts in March! For more details about the season, see their website, www.wilsonyouthtrack.weebly.com
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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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