8th Grade Happenings - 

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

McLaughlin Announcements

  • McLaughlin Open House, Thursday, September 20, 2018 We will be doing open house differently this year. Please see attached schedule. Parents will be meeting with team teachers in one classroom for 25 minutes. They will also meet with administration, guidance, SAP and the social worker in the cafeteria during the slotted time and then they will meet with Unified Arts teachers in their rooms. The 25 minute block for UA's will be broken into 10 min blocks with a 2 minute passing time. Students will be given a form to fill out to give to their parent to show what unified arts they have with the room numbers. 
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 10:47 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin Boys Soccer Update There will be 3 tryout dates for Boys Soccer.  If you are unable to make your assigned day, please contact Corey Merchant at cmerchant@emersonswan.comTryouts are from 5:30-7 pm at the McLaughlin FieldTuesday, September 11, Wednesday, September 12, and Friday, September 14 Boys should be prepared with a ball, shin guards, cleats and waterFinal roster will be posted by noon on Monday, September 17, at McLaughlin, outside of the gym
    Posted Sep 12, 2018, 11:32 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin Boys Soccer Soccer will start the week of Sept 10 with tryouts during the week.  Games will begin on Saturday Sept 22.  With games at 3 pm and 4:30 (or 5 pm)Season will run Sept 22-October 13.  Playoffs on October 20, City Championship on October 27, under the lights at West High School.All games will be held at West Memorial Stadium. (bathrooms and scoreboard)Uniform jerseys will be provided to all teams.
    Posted Sep 7, 2018, 1:23 PM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin Bus Routes It is recommended that students be at their stops ten (10) minutes prior to the scheduled stop time. Parents please note: bus arrival times may vary slightly due to weather, road conditions, or traffic. Please click here to see the routes.
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 8:21 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Girls Volleyball Any girl interested in playing Volleyball this year, there will be an informational meeting in room 172 during Cougar Block on September 5th. Tryouts will be held on September 6th and 7th (time TBD). Any player interested must have their physical uploaded to FamilyID by the start of tryouts on the 6th.
    Posted Aug 29, 2018, 5:20 PM 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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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.