May 5, 2023

Dear Beagle Middle Parents, 

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

STEAM Showcase at Beagle: The Beagle Middle School STEM and Art departments are excited to announce our first annual STEAM Showcase on May 18th from 6-7:30pm.  The 2nd floor of Beagle Middle School will be filled with excitement as we reveal the TOP SECRET theme of the show.  Come see what the Beagle STEM and Art students have been up to all year. The halls will be filled with works of art and STEM projects and there will be a special visit from the Grand Ledge Robotics Team. Shove It Pizza Truck will be set up in our parking lot if you'd like to buy dinner too! Here's a video sneak peek:

May 22nd Career Day at Beagle: Monday, May 22nd is a half-day for students, and it’s also our Career Presentation Day here at Beagle.  We thank the 30+ parents that have signed up to present to our students!  Those that have signed up will receive an email by the end of the day today from their host teacher.  If you have signed up to present, please be on the lookout for that email, and please be sure to share your presentation with your host teacher in advance.  This way, host teachers can use the school’s technology on the morning of presentations to ensure no time is lost dealing with connectivity issues.  Classes will be about 25 minutes in duration on the 22nd as we will be following our half-day bell schedule.  

Grand Ledge Robotics Club Spring Open House:  The Grand Ledge Robotics Club Open House will be hosted on May 11th, 7pm, at the Sawdon Administration building.  Please click here for more information: 2023 Spring Open House Flyer.pdf 

MSTEP Testing 8th Grade: MSTEP testing (Social Studies and Science) for our 8th graders will begin next week. 

MSTEP Testing 7th Grade: 7th graders have completed MSTEP testing in ELA; next week, 7th graders will take the MSTEP Math test within their Math classes. 

Spring NWEA Testing: Spring NWEA testing will take place across two days: May 15th (ELA) and May 23rd (Math).  We will use the same format as we did in the winter: NWEA testing in the AM followed by an altered schedule in the PM.  

May 17th–7th Grade Lugnuts, 8th Grade Activities at Beagle: 7th graders will be heading to the Lansing Lugnuts School Day on May 17th, and we intend to have an activity afternoon here at Beagle for our 8th graders on the 17th as well.  We will run a normal bell schedule on the 17th.  7th graders will attend 1st hour, part of 2nd hour, and then head to CNC before departing for Lugnuts’ Stadium; 8th graders will attend hours 1, 2, 3, and 4 (eat lunch), and then they will spend the rest of the afternoon in CNC engaging in fun activities and enjoying snacks.  This will be a great break for our student during the spring testing season.  

Kona Ice: Kona Ice will be visiting Beagle several times over the remainder of the school year.  Students have a chance to purchase a sweet treat as part of their nutritious school lunch.  Prices range from $4 to $7.  All proceeds go to support Beagle PBIS programs and rewards.  Look for Kona Ice on the following Fridays: May 5th, May 19th, June 2nd and June 16th.  

Joint Hayes/Beagle PTO Meetings: The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30pm.  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:

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 and then click on the appropriate icon on the left side of our homepage.  

Grand Ledge Area Youth Football and Cheer Camp: The camp will be held July 18, 19, and 20 from 6-7:30pm.  Please click here for more information: GLAYF Camp Flyer.jpeg 

Not Returning to GLPS:  If your student will not be returning to Grand Ledge Public Schools next year, please send an email to Joan Pedraza, head secretary, at  

These are all the updates we have at this time.  

Take care, 

Dave and Eric