Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Robert Gray Middle School

Preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century

5505 SW 23rd Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 916-5676 | Fax: (503) 916-2629

PBIS Splash Cash Design Contest

RGMS is having a contest to redesign our Splash Cash, the token economy incentive system used by our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support program. Students are invited to enter the contest and can find details at splashcash.rgms.org. Friday, June 1 is the deadline. The winner will be announced at the RGMS talent show on June 10.

Heads in the Cloud 2015

The Heads in the Cloud 2015 campaign has been launched! Our teachers want to be sure your children have awesome technology in their classrooms to collaborate, research, produce and have fun. Chromebooks are still running around $300 each. Our goal is to raise $40,000 in order to fund four more carts of Chromebooks, some with tablets (Android based). Can you please help? A mailing went out last week and you can download a contribution form here. And, if you would like to dedicate the contribution in honor of a staff member, we shall make it so!

Check out this video on Heads in the Cloud 2015 created by our video editing students.

We look forward to purchasing four more carts of Chromebooks and tablets with donated funds and are pleased to announce that Anthro Corporation, located in Tualatin, has donated two more charging carts, saving us a whopping $5000! This adds to the three carts we have already received. Thank you, Anthro, for this support.

Fred Meyer Rewards for Music

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the RGMS Music Department at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Search for us by name or our non-profit number 89230. Then, every time you use your card, RGMS music earns a donation. It doesn't affect your other Fred Meyer Rewards Card benefits and we make money!

Parent Volunteer Survey

Please fill out this Survey Monkey to tell our wonderful PTA volunteer coordinator, Claire Cowan, your interests.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YHMNVCN

How to Get Help

Whom to Call: See this chart to know how to get help directly.

ACADEMICS: There are many ways to help your child keep up with school and homework.

  • Week at a Glance: Many teachers post their weekly or monthly calendars on the RGMS website.
  • ParentVue & Student Vue: Students' grades are posted on Synergy and can be seen by using ParentVue and StudentVue. Please keep in mind that when using an online grading system, it may take a while for you to see the grades.
  • Daily Planner: Each student has a daily planner which has calendar spaces for all assignments. In addition, the Bookmark pages are used to track daily reading at home.
  • Binder or Accordion File: Helping students sort and organize their binders or accordion file is invaluable. Please help them recycle papers not needed, locate homework, and organize work to be turned in (then check that it did get turned in.)
  • Locker: Feel free to check in at the main office and then go to your child's locker with him or her to look for missing work. If a locker change is needed, contact Mrs. Madison, principal. Changing locker location or partner can help.
  • Texting & Timers: Teach your student to set the timer on their phone to remind them to show up for things like test retakes at lunch. Texting them with reminders can help, too.
  • Online Textbooks: The science textbooks are online and easy to use at home. See the teachers' webpages for information.
  • Contact the Teacher: Emails addresses are located on the RGMS website. Phone contact is through the main office, 503-916-5676. Going directly to the source is often the best route.

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL: We are here to help young people grow!

  • Talk to Your Child: Make time each day to talk to your child about things going well and problems they may experience.
  • Learn about Young Adolescence: This fascinating and perplexing stage of life has been researched and there are many excellent publications out there that can help you understand and accept your child's struggles.
  • Interact with Peers: Keeping your child busy can help them make friends and mature well. RGMS has an excellent SUN Community School with numerous extended-day activities.
  • Exercise: Vigorous physical activity and time spent outside are super helpful for teens.
  • Get Counseling: Our school guidance counselor, Ms. Hyde, and our assistant principal, Mr. Jeans, are excellent sources for seeking help at school.

Equity

Calendars

All dates and times subject to change.

RGMS Calendar in Excel

RGMS Google Calendar

PPS Calendar 2014-15

PPS Calendar 2015-16  School Starts August 27

PTA

RGMS PTA now has a page on this site. Check it out!

PPS Arts Page

Find out what is going on in PPS in the arts on this web page: http://www.ppsarts.com/events

Hillsdale Solar Coalition

 

The Hillsdale Solar Coalition and its partners:

  • Negotiate volume discounts for community solar installations
  • Redirect volume discounts to local schools
  • Coordinate key stakeholders and organizations to ensure sound energy and community investments

Volunteering

RGMS welcomes volunteers! Please be sure to fill out and submit the Criminal History Background form before volunteering in any capacity, including field trips. The form can be filled out at THIS LINK.

Lunch Money & Menu

Depost online at mylunchmoney.com.

Send cash or check to the RGMS kitchen before meal time.

Complete the application for free/reduced lunch.

Download the RGMS lunch menu.

PPS News

Board approves budget adding staff and supports to schools

May 27, 2015

The Portland School Board on May 26 approved Superintendent Carole Smith's proposed budget for 2015-16 and created a list of priority investments they hope to make if the state Legislature allocates more money to schools.

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Congratulations to our high-flying students

May 27, 2015
A woman stands holding a certificate with her arm slung around another woman.

Portland’s brightest students are marching as valedictorians and getting well-deserved recognition at events held this May and June. 

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Senior scholars shine

May 27, 2015
A young man in a blue shirt smiles.

Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.
 

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