8th Grade Happenings Page is here, please check back often as there will be many events coming up.

Parent Information on Smarter Balanced Opt Out

Smarter Balanced testing will be starting soon. Please check the calendar in the near future for the schedule. If you would like to opt out of the testing, please read this memo.

McLaughlin Announcements

  • Girls Track and Field Girl's Track and Field Tryouts will be held April 3rd to April 6th from 2:30 to 3:45. All athletes must be registered on Family Id, and have an updated medical physical on file to participate. Any questions please contact Brandon Doyle 
    Posted Mar 29, 2017, 5:19 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Boys Track and Field Boys Track and Field Tryouts will be held April 3rd,4th, and 5th from 2:30 to 4:30. All athletes must be registered on Family Id, and have an updated medical physical on file to participate. Any questions please contact Kevin Donohue (kdonohue@mansd.org
    Posted Mar 22, 2017, 10:12 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • 21st Century 4th Session Flyers 21st Century 4th Session Flyers are available. This session runs from April 3, 2017 to June 2, 2017. Sign your student up for some great clubs! Click here for more information.
    Posted Mar 22, 2017, 5:50 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • 2 Hour Delay Manchester School District has a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, March 15. School and your bus will be 2 hours later. If you normally are picked up at 6:40 am, you will be picked up at 8:40 am today. 
    Posted Mar 15, 2017, 1:48 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • PTO Meeting cancelled for March 14th There will be no PTO meeting tonight. At this point we will not be rescheduling the March meeting. The next meeting will be April 11th - it is time to discuss nominations for next year so PLEASE either bring or email any and all nominations to the meeting or to Tracy Bachert by 3pm on the 11th. Positions are President - Vice President - Treasurer - Secretary - all are open positions and we will go over job descriptions with anyone that is interested or nominated.
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 8:04 AM by Katherine Morrison
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Bus Policy


Bus Routes

Click here for McLaughlin 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.