April 15, 2022

Dear Beagle Middle School Parents, 

First off, we wanted to say THANK YOU for your patience and support on Wednesday for PSAT testing.  Things went smoothly with testing, and our students did a great job during our PM half-day of instruction, which was most likely a first for many students.  Again, thank you for your support and patience with all of the communications.  

Second, we also wanted to send along a huge THANK YOU to our Hayes/Beagle PTO and several parents for their involvement in planning and chaperoning our school dance last Friday.  Our students truly enjoyed the opportunity, and it was equally enjoyable for the adults to see so many students socializing and interacting like the good old days before Covid.  Again, thank you to the Hayes/Beagle PTO and our parents that supported the school dance.  

Here are some important reminders we also wanted to share with you:

PSAT Make-Up: If your 8th grade student missed the PSAT yesterday, they will be asked to take it on Friday, April 22nd.  They will not go to classes during the morning, but they should finish the test in time for lunch and their PM classes.  

M-STEP for 8th Graders: Next week, our 8th graders will finish up their standardized testing for the year by engaging in M-STEP testing for both Science and Social Studies.  8th graders will take the M-STEP during their assigned Social Studies and Science classes during the school day.  Two consecutive days will be dedicated to each subject area. 

MSTEP for 7th Graders: 7th graders will take the M-STEP for ELA the week of May 2nd in their English classes; Math M-STEP will be the week of May 9th.  

Strength and Agility Training: Students intending to play fall sports are invited to free strength and agility training in the Grand Ledge High School weight room on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:55-3:55 pm.  

Middle and High School Pom Pon: Students interested in pom pon should stop down to the Student Services office for information regarding Pom Pon tryouts.  There will be a parent meeting on April 25th. 

Hayes/Beagle Joint PTO:  The next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, May 4th at 6pm via Zoom. We welcome and encourage Beagle parents to attend our PTO meetings.  Here is the recurring Zoom link for future PTO meetings: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82744686994.  You can also stay up-to-date with the Hayes and Beagle PTO by following them on Facebook.

Students’ of the Week, Extra Curricular, and Community 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 link on our homepage. Note: since we had a short week clouded by testing, we will be honoring this week's students' of the week next week. 

These are all the updates that we have for now.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.  

Take care, 

Dave and Eric