8th Grade Happenings - 

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

McLaughlin Announcements

  • Vacation Week Activity Looking for something fun to do on vacation week? Visit Cowabunga's and/or Barnes and Noble and show your support of the Manchester School District's 2018 Booked 4 Summer Program. The Booked 4 Summer Program is a literacy initiative to keep all Manchester Public School children reading and learning during the summer months. Can't make it to Barnes and Noble? Shop online at BN.com/bookfiars and support Booked 4 Summer. Click here for the flyer.
    Posted Apr 20, 2018, 8:26 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Boys and Girls Flag Football Tryouts Tryouts will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 4 to 5 pm on the field. Please go on Family ID to sign up with a current physical.
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 3:55 PM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin Color Run The McLaughlin Middle School 2nd Annual Color Run /Walk will be on Friday, May 11, 2018. Registration is at 2:30 pm and the race will begin at 3:00 pm. There will be a block party following the race from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Participants in the race will be allowed in the dance for free. If you did not participate in the race, it will cost $5.00 to enter the dance. If you are interested in participating in the Run/Walk please click here for the form.
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 11:14 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin PTO Meeting will be held at the Backyard Brewery and Kitchen Below is a link to an event that I have created for this months PTO meeting.  We are trying something different this month to try to have more people attend.  The meeting will be held Thursday April 12th at 5:30pm at the Backyard Brewery & Kitchen.Please click on the link below and RSVP if you are coming to make sure we reserve enough seats.https://www.facebook.com/events/1997199980534789/Thank youElaine Foster
    Posted Apr 5, 2018, 8:23 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Congratulations to Miss Callahan One of our own was chosen as the WZID/Autofair March Teacher of the month! Congratulations to Jacki Callahan, 6-8 Health Teacher. We are all so proud of her contribution to our school!
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 8:39 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.