Calendar Reminders:

  • Friday, March 6 – 2nd Cup, Room 6, after drop off
  • Monday-Friday, March 9-13 – Minimum Day dismissal at NOON
  • Monday-Friday, March 16-20 – Overnight Field Trip bake sale fundraiser
  • Wednesday, March 18 – Hearing Test
  • Wednesday, March 18 – Volunteer Walk-A-Thon lunch forms due by NOON (form is attached)
  • Friday, March 20 – Walk-A-Thon


Gradelink is the best place to check your student’s progress and performance in middle school.  Please login to Gradelink.  You can view each class to see what work is missing (noted with MIS) and the scores students receive on graded assignments.  Blanks indicate that the teacher has not yet graded an assignment.  You can also see upcoming assignments.

Middle School Supplies

Help! Middle School classroom is in need of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. If you can donate a few or a bottle please send it in with your student.

Antioch Dunes Field Trip

Thank you to our drivers/shuttle drivers Mrs. Christensen, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Connolly, Mr. Mattos, Mrs. Worsham, Mrs. Thompson and our backup shuttle driver Mrs. Lynn.


Middle School Parents.  Graduation team is looking for someone to make a video slide of the current 8th graders for their graduation night.  If you are interested please reply to this email.  Thank you – Middle School Team


The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest for 2020 Is Open!

Scholastic, Inc. and the Turffmutt Foundation is having a Middle School (grades 6-8) Nature Contest: Write/Draw About the Great Outdoors Deadline March 16th


Student: $2,500 • Their Teacher: $750 • Their School: $750


Student: $2,000 • Their Teacher: $500 • Their School: $500


Student: $1,500 • Their Teacher: $250 • Their School: $250


Student: $750 • Their Teacher: $125 • Their School: $125

For info, go to:

Science and language arts program for grades 6-8 featuring a design contest where students can design their own nature space. Includes student graphic story.

Family Network Board

Family Formal

Family Formal will be on April 3 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This year it will be in the Mangini Building (Red Barn building in front of the school). Order forms (forms is attached) went home last week. Please fill them out and include payment (Cash or Check). Tickets are $5 each, Trophy’s are $5 (great for a family name) and Medals are $3 (great for an individual name).

We need your help to put on this fun event. Please check it the sign up genius for opportunities to help.!/showSignUp/20f0444a9af23a5f58-family


Wanted to give a big shoutout to all of the students who submitted their castles last week,they look great!  I will be able to announce who the 2020 candidates for knighthood are soon, as well as give a date and time for the ceremony.


  • Book Talk/Review schedule for trimester #2:
    • This Thursday

Article of the Week (A.O.W.) (Monday):
AOW #12 Raising Readers

Each week students will receive an article of the week (AOW) to read. Students are required to:

  1. Read the article
  2. Discuss the article with one of their parents or guardians (whoever discusses the article should also read it)
  3. Respond in writing to the questions in the google classroom assignment.

The article for this week can be found here and in the Language Arts google class.  It is also attached as a handout.

Due Thursday

Writing (Tuesday-Wednesday):

  • Find an example of a speech (a formal address or discourse delivered to an audience.)
  • Listen to it/watch it.
  • On google classroom, identify the following…
    • Speaker:
    • Audience:
    • Purpose:
    • Three things the speaker does to make his/her speech successful:
    • Include a link to the speech if it is available online.

Due Friday

Mobymax (10 minutes a day): 

Students will login to MobyMax here. They will click on the “Language” button and practice for 40 minutes.

Knights Challenge:

Last chance to complete community service!


Please see the attached calendars for this week’s classwork, homework, and assessments.  Your student will also be given a paper version of the calendar.  Or, login to gradelink to see all math assignments.


Readworks Coast Beast – assignment on Google Classroom


Ecotourism Presentations were postponed one week and will be this Thursday afternoon.


Practice everyday!


***Helpful email addresses
If you need to reach Middle School or any of the teachers, please use the following email addresses: – absence notes, responses to the newsletter, general questions, contacting Mrs. Ave – Mrs. McCutcheon, science or math questions – Mr. Hagan, language arts or social studies questions

Online Resources:

School Website: – resource pages, tool kits, extra practice and tech resources – Student homework help is available ALSO – Parent resource page has tutorials so you can better help your student!! – great website for vocabulary – Search ANY math topic to watch a short video tutorial, practice activities to get better at skills.