McLaughlin Announcements

  • Geskus will be arriving on Wednesday, September 21st for picture day!
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 12:20 PM by Katherine Morrison
  • 21st Century After School Program The first session for 21st Century After School Program is starting soon. Make sure you sign up soon to get the class you wanted! For more information click here.
    Posted Sep 9, 2016, 7:03 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Color Run and Dance Color Run will be first after school. Then we will have a dance from 4pm to 6pm. Dance will be $5.00 for any student who did not participate in the Color Run. Click here for the form to participate in the color run!
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 4:57 PM by Katherine Morrison
  • Lunch prices is currently accepting payments for the school year.Middle School lunch is $2.45Reduced lunch remains $.40 at all levels Breakfast at all levels is $1.30 Reduced breakfast at all levels remains $.30
    Posted Sep 1, 2016, 5:11 AM by Katherine Morrison
  • Boys Cross Country Try Outs Tryouts begin August 29th from 3 to 4:15pm at McLaughlin. Please login to to fill out paperwork, all paperwork MUST be filled out prior to tryouts including a copy of a current physical that is less than one year old.
    Posted Aug 23, 2016, 6:00 AM by Katherine Morrison
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Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School

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 to manage your student's account balance.
Higher Level Learning Opportunities for High School Students Survey
Students in grades 8 - 12 are invited to take the survey:
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Manchester School District Announcements

Please help the McLaughlin Library and participate in the Target program. You need to go to the Target store website and type  "take charge of education" in the search box.  From there it's pretty easy to register your account number;  the program does not impact your account in any way.  There is an explanation on the website if you have any concerns.

The Magazine Fundraiser is available online at 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!

Bus Routes

Click here for McLaughlin bus routes

Bus Policy

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.

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.