8th Grade Happenings - 

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

McLaughlin Announcements

  • Manchester is Driven to Read Click here for information on the Bookmobile Schedule
    Posted Jun 14, 2018, 10:11 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Letter for students who are doing summer learning Letter for students who are doing summer learning, please click here.
    Posted Jun 12, 2018, 3:26 PM by Katherine Morrison
  • Memo sent home on June 7, 2018 Please see the attached memo.
    Posted Jun 7, 2018, 1:40 PM by Katherine Morrison
  • 8th Grade Promotion McLaughlin will be holding our Promotion Exercise on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6 pm  in the Gymnasium. Students that are eligible for promotion to 9th grade will receive 3 tickets each on the 14th. Guests must be in place by 5:45 pm as we will be allowing people without tickets to enter through the west gym door at that time to fill the rest of the gym. 
    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 6:45 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • MTA Bus transportation for High School MTA spoke with the 8th graders about bus transportation for high school. Attached is a document that explains how the transportation works at that level.
    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 6:39 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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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.