February 17, 2023

Dear Beagle Middle School Parents, 

Here are some updates that we wanted to share at this time:

Successful Dance, Thank You PTO and Parent Volunteers: Last week on Friday evening, our students enjoyed an amazing dance and activity night here at Beagle thanks to the hard work and efforts of our PTO and several parent volunteers.  We send a huge THANK YOU out to our PTO members and parents that supported last week’s dance, and we also thank our students for showing a tremendous amount of Comet PRIDE as well during the dance.  Our next dance will be in April after spring break, and we will have more information to share in subsequent newsletters.  Again, thank you to all that supported this amazing opportunity for our students. 

NWEA Scores:  NWEA scores are available for parents to review within ParentPortal.  Once signed in, click on School Net Test Results (bottom left side), and then select the tab to the right: Standardized Tests.  Then, use the filter accordingly to find the correct year.  Both the fall and winter NWEA scores are available to view.  The percentile listed is known as an achievement percentile.  While we focus on both growth and achievement as educators to provide appropriate intervention and extension opportunities for students, our main focus is on the achievement percentile as this is highly correlated to predict standardized test performance (MSTEP and PSAT) later in the spring.  

End of the 2nd Trimester - March 17: The end of the 2nd Trimester will be on March 17. Most students will keep their existing schedule, however, students who chose trimester electives will change to a new elective on March 20th. This schedule is already visible in PowerSchool and has been available since August. Unfortunately, schedule change requests cannot be honored. Students were placed in electives that they chose last spring and we have constructed the master schedule around these requests.

Joint Hayes/Beagle PTO Meetings: The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21st.  We welcome parents to attend our PTO meetings either in-person here at Beagle or virtually.  If interested in attending virtually, here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82744686994

Students’ of the Week, Community, and Extra Curricular Resources:   To view our students of the week or to review additional community/extra curricular information on our webpage, then please click https://www.glcomets.net/ourschools/beagle-middle-school/ and then click on the appropriate icon on the left side of our homepage.  Due to the snow day on 2/17, we will celebrate our Students’ of the Week from this week on 2/21. 

These are all the updates we have at this time.  

Take care,

Dave and Eric