Mustang Memo

Maple Grove Middle School: Week of December 7-11

In This Issue....

  • Calendar of Weekly Events & Upcoming Dates
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • All Staff Holiday Lunch
  • Blogging: Writing in the Real World
  • Movie Trivia


  • December 7 - Tri 2 Begins
  • December 8 - Building Leaders - 2:50 PM - Main Office Conference Room
  • December 8 - 8th Grade Choir Concert - 6:30 PM
  • December 9 - 6th Grade Orchestra Concert - 7 PM
  • December 10 - 7th Grade Orchestra Concert - 7 PM
  • December 15 - Staff Holiday Luncheon 10:50-1:15
  • December 16 - Licensed Staff District Professional Development - 2:50 PM - Media Center
  • December 18 - Last Day Before Winter Break
  • December 21-January 1 - Winter Break
  • January 4 - School Resumes

Virtual Field Trips

Winter can get LONG! Why not break it up a bit with a Virtual Field Trip?! Check out this article from the MiddleWeb about 4 opportunities you can provide to students....FREE! Ideas in this article are applicable to each content area. Your team could decide on one field trip and create an interdisciplinary unit! Hop on that virtual bus!

All Staff Holiday Lunch

You are invited to our holiday lunch on Tuesday, December 15. Lunch will be provided in the staff lounge from 10:50-1:15. We hope you can join us!!


In this AMLE article, see how blogging can engage students and create real-world writing opportunities. Not just for ELA teachers, blogging can be used in any content area to enhance the proficiency of content knowledge while building speaking and writing skills. Students could even create video blogs!

Movie Trivia

In the movie, "Elf," what did Buddy put on his spaghetti?

Know the answer? Email your response to and you could win a prize!

Last week's answer: In what year did A Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving first appear on TV?

1973! Check for a prize in your box if you emailed the correct answer!