Dear Beagle Middle School Families, 

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

Donations: We thank our families and students for participating in our school spirit/donation week!  We were able to collect several donations that are being donated to Advent House.  In addition, our Candy Cane fundraiser–also facilitate by our student-led Comet Council–raised nearly $500 that was donated directly to the Blessing in a Backpack organization.  Again, we thank our families and students for their outstanding support; in addition, we greatly appreciate the leadership and thoughtfulness of our Comet Council members.

Thank your Mrs. Pedraza and Mrs. Densmore: We wanted to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Joan Pedraza for her years of service to Grand Ledge Public School as a head secretary at both Delta Center and Beagle Middle School.  Joan is retiring after 17 years of outstanding service.  In addition, we also wanted to thank Mrs. Karen Densmore, 7th grade math teacher, for her years of service to Grand Ledge Public Schools.  Karen will be moving to a teaching position closer to home.  We thank Karen for her twenty years of service to Grand Ledge Public Schools as well.  Mrs. Densmore’s current teaching position will be covered in the short term by a consistent substitute teacher, and her position has been posted.  Our goal is to fill this open math position in our building as soon as possible. Again, thank you both Joan and Karen for your dedication and commitment to our students; you will be missed. 

Welcome Mrs. Shannon Schnicke: We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome Mrs. Schnicke to our front office secretarial staff.  Mrs. Schnicke began working this week with our front office staff, and she comes to us with a wealth of experience as a secretary, parent, and community member.  

Outstanding Holiday Concerts: A huge shout-out to all of our band and choir students for their outstanding performances during their holiday concerts this month! We also thank our band and choir parents for supporting their children with their musical endeavors both at school and at home.  Special thanks to both Mrs. Burton and Mrs. Zerman for their continued dedication to their music programs and for consistently creating excellent opportunities for our students. 

Lost and Found: If your student is missing something, please ask them to check our lost and found, which is located in the main hallway adjacent to our cafeteria.  Shortly after holiday break, items are going to be donated as things are piling up.  

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at GLHS: The NTHS is hosting an after-school STEM camp at GLHS starting January 18th.  For more information, please click here STEM CAMP.jpeg  Please sign up by January 15th.  

Girls Basketball Tryouts: Girls’ basketball tryouts begin Monday, January 8th, 7th grade is from 3-5 pm and 8th grade is from 5:00-7:30 pm. Tryouts will run from Monday through Thursday of that week. Please ensure your child has a physical on file in order to try out. Physicals may be turned in at the front office. 

Winter Dance Committee: Our winter dance will be on Friday, January 26th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Parents interested in supporting the planning committee please click here: We will have more specific information regarding the dance in subsequent newsletters.  

PTO Meetings: The Hayes/Beagle PTO meetings will be hosted here at Beagle Middle School in our media center.  Parents should enter through the cafeteria doors as they are open for athletic events.  The media center is located in the first hallway to the left once in the cafeteria.  Meetings are held from 6:30-7:30 pm.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 13th. We greatly appreciate parent support and participation at these meetings.  In addition, please follow the Hayes & Beagle PTO Facebook page for more information and updates regarding upcoming events. 

Students’ of the Week:  To view our Students’ of the Week, please click here  Please note that Students’ of the Week are updated to our website the Monday after receiving their certificate on Friday. 

Family Communication Archive: Please click here to review family communications (current and previous newsletters) sent to Beagle Families. 

District and Community News: To review district-wide and community news, please click here

Looking Ahead:

  • December 22-January 5th: Holiday Break, classes resume January 8th
  • Winter NWEA Testing: Wednesday, January 17th (Math); Thursday, January 25th (ELA).  We will follow the same process in the fall (altered day schedule).  More information to come in subsequent newsletters. 

These are all of the updates that we wanted to pass along at this time.  In closing, we wanted to wish all of our families a happy holiday season. Please reach out with any questions or concerns. 

Take care,

Dave and Kelly

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