January 27, 2023

Dear Beagle Middle School Parents, 

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

Successful NWEA Testing: We thank our students and parents for an extremely successful NWEA testing session!  Our students did an amazing job testing in this new capacity, and the feedback from both staff and students regarding the format has been extremely positive.  We will be utilizing this format for future NWEA testing moving forward.  NWEA scores will be accessible to parents via Parent Portal under SchoolNet around mid-February.  Students that need to finish or make-up testing from being absent will do so next week during elective classes.  We will be using NWEA results to guide instruction and necessary interventions moving forward.  

Winter Dance: Our winter dance will be Friday, February 10th from 6:30-8:30.  The dance will be a western theme, and students are encouraged to dress casually for this dance.  We will be in need of parent support to both supervise and provide food for the dance, and our PTO will be sharing some sign-up geniuses for us to place in upcoming newsletters.  The sign-ups will also be on the PTO Facebook page in the near future.  Wristband tickets for the dance are $10, and they will be sold during lunch the day of the dance.  We will also sell tickets at the door during the dance, but our preference is to have students purchase their wrist-band tickets during lunch to ensure they maximize their time at the dance versus waiting in line for a ticket.  Only Beagle students are invited to the dance, and only one ticket may be purchased per student.  In other words, one student cannot purchase multiple tickets to distribute to friends.  Also, beginning Friday, January 27th, students that receive formal discipline for inappropriate school behaviors will not be allowed to attend the dance; formal discipline is considered a half-day or more of In or Out-of-School Suspension (ISS/OSS).  We will be sharing this expectation with the student body during morning and lunch announcements over the next few school days. The week of the dance, students will get an overview of the dance logistics, theme/wardrobe ideas, and ticket sale information in CNC class. We also want to thank Mrs. Abbey Taylor, PTO Beagle Activities Coordinator, for working with several parent volunteers in planning another wonderful opportunity for our students. 

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. 

Take good care,

Dave and Eric