Dear Beagle Middle School Families,
Winter NWEA Testing: Wednesday, January 17th (Math); Thursday, January 25th (ELA). We will follow the same process in the fall (altered day schedule). Students will report to CNC first thing in the morning to engage in testing for the morning hours, and then they will attend all classes sans CNC later in the day. Lunch will also be provided based on the altered schedule. Staff will review the altered schedule with students prior to both testing sessions. Students that are absent for testing or need to finish NWEA testing will be pulled by our counselors to finish testing the following days. We are required by the State of Michigan to engage in some other form of testing beyond MSTEP and PSAT, and NWEA testing fits that requirement with the State of Michigan and is used universally across the district. Therefore, timely attendance is imperative on testing days, including MSTEP and PSAT, which will be later in the spring. Continued parent support is appreciated here.
Comet Council: Our Comet Council has done an outstanding job with fundraisers, obtaining donations for the community, developing a peer tutor program, organizing an upcoming talent show, creating suggestion boxes for our student body, and a whole host of other amazing things that help to continue to improve our culture at Beagle Middle! We are extremely proud of their efforts, and we also thank Ms. Savage for supervising and supporting our Comet Council students in their endeavors. With that being said, we encourage our parents to review the Comet Council web page, which is connected to our website. Here is the link: https://sites.google.com/glcomets.net/cometcouncil/home. Our student body can use this website to provide suggestions, review upcoming events, and sign up to either be a tutor or to have tutoring provided. Again, we thank our Comet Council students and Ms. Savage for all of their hard work and efforts to continue to make Beagle a great place to be.
PBIS Store: The PBIS store has been a huge hit for students. This is a way for students to turn in their earned PRIDE tickets for choice prizes. At this time we are asking for specific donations to help keep our PRIDE store stocked. If you are interested in donating any of the specific items listed below please drop them off at the office any time during the school day. We appreciate your support in this opportunity for our students.
- Sunkist Orange Soda
- Mountain Dew
- A&W Root Beer
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 Please sign up by January 15th.
Winter Fest Dance: The PTO sponsored Winter Fest Dance will take place on Friday, January 26th from 6:30 to 8:30. This is a casual attire dance. Tickets will be sold for $10 during lunch on the 26th as well as at the door. We do need volunteers to help make this dance happen. Please sign up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CAAAE2DAAF49-47155171-beagle
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 https://www.glcomets.net/ourschools/beagle-middle-school/studentoftheweek/. 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 https://www.glcomets.net/ourschools/beagle-middle-school/parent-communication-archive/ 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 https://www.glcomets.net/parentcommunityresources/fun-things-to-do/#upcoming
- January 15th–No school in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr day as an opportunity for reflection and community service in recognition of Dr. King’s work.
- February 19th–No school in recognition of Presidents’ Day.
These are all of the updates that we wanted to pass along at this time. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Dave and Kelly