8th Grade Happenings - 

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

McLaughlin Announcements

  • McLaughlin Red Ribbon Week Description:Friday: October 19: Wear Pink Day Monday, October 22: Sock It To Drugs Day: Wear Crazy or mismatched socks Tuesday, October 23: Twin Day (dress up as twins Day): Double Up Against Drugs Day Wednesday, October 24: NEON Day (wear bright colors): Our Future is Bright Without Drugs Thursday, October 25: Tie Dye Day (Wear tie dye): Peace Out To Drugs Day Friday: Cougar Block 8th Grade Assembly Friday, October 26: Hawaii Day (wear Hawaiian Shirts): Lay Off Drugs Day Friday Night: Red Ribbon Dance: Halloween Costumes (Using Drugs is Scary). The dance is $5.00 to get in, students must have an ID, and food and drinks will be sold.
    Posted Oct 18, 2018, 6:06 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin Boys Soccer Team Playoffs The boys soccer team has a playoff game Thursday, October, 18, 2018 at West High School at 6pm. Please come and show your support for the team!
    Posted Oct 18, 2018, 6:01 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Congratulations Girls and Boys Cross Country City Champs! Congratulations to the McLaughlin Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams who won the City champs! Awesome job!
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 2:59 PM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin Volleyball City Semi Final vs Parkside McLaughlin Volleyball will be playing in the city semi-finals on Wednesday, October 17th at 3:30 at McLaughlin vs Parkside.
    Posted Oct 15, 2018, 4:27 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • McLaughlin PTO Meeting Our next PTO Meeting will be Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm in the McLaughlin Library. Please click here for more information!
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 10:35 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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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.







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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.

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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.