8th Grade Happenings - 

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

McLaughlin Announcements

  • Afterschool Activities Cancelled 11/20/18 All afterschool activities and athletics are cancelled today, November 20, 2018 due to weather.
    Posted Nov 20, 2018, 8:11 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin Newspaper We are proud to share the first McLaughlin Newspaper for the 2018-2019 school year. Please click on this link, and enjoy!
    Posted Nov 19, 2018, 12:35 PM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin Gift Card Order Form Do you have stores that you shop at through the year? Did you want to donate a gift card to the Gift Card Tree? It is that time of year again! Gift Card order forms went home with Report Cards. The gift cards are sold for face value, and the PTO receive a percentage of the sales. All orders are due back by Monday, December 3rd. Any family that orders cards will need to pick up the cards on Saturday, December 15th between 8am and 11am.Gift Card Order Form
    Posted Nov 19, 2018, 7:35 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • 2-Hour Delay Friday, November 16, 2018 Manchester Schools will have a two hour delay for kindergarten through grade 12 today 11/16/18. Morning, afternoon and  full day preschool is canceled.
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 2:51 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Secure Campus 11/7/18 Please see the attached memo regarding the McLaughlin Secure Campus on 11/7/18.
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 11:06 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




Volunteer Program Website

The mission of the Manchester School District volunteer program is to develop a partnership between school officials, parents, and members of the community by providing opportunities for citizens service that will enrich the lives of students and volunteers alike.






myschoolbucks.com school payment from the cafeteria to the classroom, pay anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.


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.
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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.