Calendar Reminders:

  • 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
  • Friday, March 27 – Middle School Dance (more details coming soon)


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.

Conference Week is this week!

If you would like to request a conference with Mr. Hagan and Mrs. McCutcheon, you may sign up at the link below:


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


Hear Ye! Hear Ye! By order of Princess Charlotte of ACAndia the following squires have worked hard all trimester and earned the right to join the knighthood: Maya Alvarez, Aisa Ave, Tyler Barajas, Shyla Bess, Ian Christensen, Rebekah Clark, Evan Connolly, Zion Engle, Chioma Ezeife, Jonathan Gamble, Suzette Gonzalez, Lily Greene, Makayla Mattos, Elijah Shirley, and Shudhit Sooch.  These squires will be knighted in a ceremony on March 26th at 8:45am in room 5.  Parents are cordially invited to attend.


  • Book Talk/Review schedule for trimester #3:
    • 4/2, 4/30, 5/28

Article of the Week (A.O.W.) (Monday):
AOW #2 Coronavirus

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):

8th graders: Work on your graduation speech.  The draft of your speech needs to be at least 2 minutes in length, although the final can be any length you want it to be.  Remember to consider audience and purpose.  You can use the attached help sheet as a guideline, but remember it’s your speech so make it your own.  I need to see a completed draft by Wednesday 3/25.

7th graders: Write a speech on any subject you want.  You can even write an imaginary speech as if you were accepting an award or entering a hall of fame.  At the top of your speech you need to identify the following:

  • Speaker (if you are playing a role)
  • Expected audience
  • Purpose

The speech needs to be between 1-2 minutes in length and should be memorized.  You will be presenting your speech on Wednesday 3/25.

Journal (Thursday):

Journal #1

“Globalization is the trend of increasing interaction between people on a worldwide scale due to advances in transportation and communication technology”

1st paragraph:
Based on the definition above how do you think globalization has impacted you? Give a couple of examples of how globalization can benefit someone and also how it could have a negative impact on someone.

2nd paragraph:
Reflect on the current novel you are reading and identify one character or idea that has demonstrated globalization. Explain how your example is related to globalization and cite at least one piece of evidence from the text that supports your observations.

Mobymax (10 minutes a day): 

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


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.


no homework this week due to minimum day schedule


Reflection on Ecotourism SPA


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.