8th Grade Happenings - 

Please check this page often as there will be many updates happening as we move through the year.

McLaughlin Announcements

  • Community Forum on Redistricting The Superintendent will be holding several information sessions throughout the district. Please look through the flyer to see what day works best for you to learn about the next steps in redistricting.
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 9:54 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Boys B Basketball Team City Champs Congratulations to the McLaughlin Boys B Basketball Team who became the City champs on Saturday beating Hillside. The McLaughlin Girls A Basketball Team played a great game also but came up a little short. They lost to Hillside in a great game!
    Posted Feb 12, 2018, 4:18 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin PTO meeting Monday, February 12th The McLaughlin PTO meeting has been moved from Thursday, February 8th to Monday, February 12, 2018. The meeting will be held in the library at 3:00 pm.
    Posted Feb 8, 2018, 5:48 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Manchester Schools Closing early on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Manchester Schools will be closing early on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.Middle Schools will close at 12:00 pmElementary and High Schools will close at 12:53 pmPreschool and after school activities will be canceled.
    Posted Feb 6, 2018, 2:14 PM by Katherine Morrison
  • Shoe Fundraiser McLaughlin PTO is looking for new or gently used shoes until Friday, March 9, 2018. All donations can be brought to Miss Morrison, and then the PTO will be bagging them up to be sent out. The PTO will receive $0.40/pound for each bag that we are able to fill. Please take the time, especially over vacation, to go through your closets and get rid of those shoes you do not wear anymore!Memo
    Posted Feb 2, 2018, 4:42 AM by Katherine Morrison
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Bus Policy


Bus Routes



From our Transportation Policy*:
  • Students availing themselves of transportation shall be picked up and dropped off at the same location Monday through Friday.
  • Students may only ride the bus to which they have been assigned.
Students are rostered to a bus and to a stop as a safety procedure and for the overall management of the transportation program.  Parents may request their child ride a different bus with a friend, or for transportation to be split mid week between households.  Please help them understand that we are not able to provide the service they are requesting for the safety of their children.

Students can, however, be assigned to one bus and stop in the AM, and a separate bus and stop in the PM, as long as it is consistent daily.  For instance, a student may ride from home in the morning, and to a stop near a caretaker's home in the afternoon, as long as that home is within the busing area of the child's school.  A parent would make this request at the school level, the request forwarded to me to make the change, and I will confirm when the assignment is changed back to the school, who would then close the gap with the parent.

SAU 37 Federal Projects

Visit our Federal Projects pages for information on District and School Improvement Plans. You will also find information on School Choice and Supplemental Education Services.

School Food and Nutrition

Visit our School Food and Nutrition pages to view monthly breakfast & lunch menus. You can also read health and nutrition tips and learn about wellness initiatives in our schools. Visit www.myschoolbucks.com to manage your student's account balance.
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McLaughlin Middle School PTO has signed up to receive donations from Amazonsmile. If you are shopping on Amazon, please use https://smile.amazon.com/ch/02-0507409. As you shop 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to the McLaughlin Middle School PTO.


Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School

Manchester School District Announcements


Box Tops is an excellent program that we do participate in. Please send in your box tops with your students to help us raise money. For more information on this program please read this memo.

The Magazine Fundraiser is available online at www.gaschoolstore.com for some great gifts or to renew your magazines!  Our school account is 2649515, and we earn 40% towards our fundraising goal! If you have any questions, please see me. Thank you again for your continued support!




McLaughlin follows the Middle School philosophy which promotes teaming, collaboration, a student-centered approach and close home and school communication. A major middle school premise is that your child's education is a shared and cooperative venture between the home and school. Pre- and early adolescence is a very difficult time for most students as they are changing rapidly and exploring the world with different perspectives. We recognize these changes and plan our educational program to help meet your child's needs.