Colt's Corner

October's Monthly Newsletter

Principal's Perspective

Hello Muir Families and welcome back to the monthly Colt's Corner! As we near the end of term one, I reflect on the school year thus far and have a feeling of deep appreciation. I appreciate the enthusiasm, school spirit and commitment to learning our students are demonstrating. I appreciate the passion, work ethic and devotion from the Muir staff. I appreciate the overwhelming support from parents/guardians to make sure we are working together to do what's best for our kids.

We've come a long way and grown immensely since the first day of school. We've gotten to know each other, we've learned how to open lockers, find our classes, navigate Google Classroom, and more! We've experienced Spirit Week, conquered the Colt Classic and students are getting involved in a variety of extra curricular activities. It has been a busy Fall...but it's been a blast!

On Monday, October 31st, students and staff can dress up in their Halloween Costumes during the school day. We will have a costume competition during all lunches with prizes to our winners! Please help us ensure costumes are school appropriate. We tell the kids, if they are unsure if their costume is school appropriate, simply ask Mr. Digsby or Mrs. Brodi for clarification. This has always been a fun day with a lot of participation!

The end of term one is November 4th. As we look ahead to November, we have no school for students on the 8th, our Veteran's Day Ceremony is on the 14th and our annual Turkey Call Contest is on the 22nd. November is shaping up to be another great month at Muir!

Enjoy the rest of the Colt's Corner Newsletter!

Stephen Digsby

Muir Principal

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Colt Classic Wrap Up!

The Colt Classic Fundraiser was an amazing success! Thank you to all of our families that were able to donate to this once a year fundraiser. Funds go to assisting teachers with resources and supplies in their classroom, fun activities for our students, and much much more! We were able to surpass our goal of $10,000 - reaching a grand total of just over $15,000! Kids were so excited to "Dunk-a-Digsby" or "Dunk-a-Donut!" Thank you to our amazing SRO, Detective Caldwell, for always going above and beyond to make connections with our students!

Throughout the week, students enjoyed fun activities; such as, teachers dying their hair (Ms. Lozon and Mr. Dvorin), crowning a student king or queen for the day (Ms. Saks), Ms. Brodi kissing Pippa the pig, and so much more!

A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to our community and to our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for making this a fun and worthwhile event each year!

2024 Washington DC Parent Meeting!

It's that time of year again to plan for our spring class trips! Please add to your calendar this important announcement - November 2nd at 7:00 pm in the Muir Cafeteria all current 7th grade parents are invited to learn more about our exciting trip to Washington D.C. Hope to see you there!

Ms. Sanborn's 7th Grade Class

7th Graders were able to demonstrate their understanding of the scientific method by making paper rockets. Each group picked a variable to test and then planned their experiment out and collected results. It was a fun-filled day and the kids did a great job!

Muir Band Excitement!

The Muir Middle School Bands had a blast performing at the MHS/LHS game on Friday, Oct. 21st! It was a beautiful night and fun for everyone to be involved in this rival match up between two great football teams!

Mr. Dvorin's Classroom Supervisors are Back in Action to Watch All of the Hands on Exploring!

While students were working on cell mapping, Mango and his crew keep a watchful eye over Mr. Dvorin's class.

During this activity, students were exploring how the cell membrane is semipermeable. Students put iodine inside the bags and cornstarch outside of the bags. Afterwards, everyone watched for a reaction and where it happened...This is cool stuff!


Did Someone Say, "Zombie Apocalypse???"

Students in Ms. Lozon's 6th grade geography class were able to determine that geography is the field best suited to fend off a "zombie outbreak!" Students used geographic tools and maps to track patterns of the outbreak, find connections by analyzing transportation possibilities, and make predictions on where the outbreak might hit next in order to avoid these spots for potential future settlements. Students used their knowledge of regions to create their own maps and analyze data. Have you seen a zombie lately?

Colt Card September Recipients!

Students who earned a Colt Card during the month of September were recognized with an end of the month event involving outdoor time during seminar and cider and donuts provided by Long's Cider Mill! Yum!

Our next Colt Card activity is scheduled for November 4th when we will recognize our October Colts!

Students earn Colt Cards from Muir Staff when they are seen demonstrating our Muir credo of being Motivated, Understanding, Innovative, and Relentless! Keep up the great work, Colts! We appreciate all of you!

Golden Ticket WEB LEADERS in Ms. Doggett's Seminar!

Did you get a golden ticket? Did someone say golden ticket?

Muir's Web Leaders are starting a new and exciting tradition by opening up Ms. Doggett's seminar class twice a month by inviting others to join them. There are 19 WEB Leaders in Ms. Doggett's seminar class and each student is allowed to give another Muir student a Golden Ticket. If you are given a golden ticket, you get to go to Ms. Doggett's room on the specified date to experience fun and unique activities! These experiences get kids to interact with other Muir students in a positive way!

Ms. Doggett feels that this new tradition helps to bridge the gap in the grade levels, provides a mentorship opportunity, and allows students to feel connected with Muir's Leadership Team!

Great way to be positive role models WEB Leaders!

Student Council's Halloween Spooktacular!

Proceeds from the dance will go towards supporting families in need during the holiday season!

Over 400 students turned out to dance and play during our 2022-2023 annual Halloween Spooktacular Dance! Our Student Council, directed by Ms. Katherine Rapp, did an amazing job decorating the cafeteria, the gym, and new to this year...the Haunted Hallway of Terror! Between music and dancing, the fun and games, and the costume contest, students truly experienced a fun-filled event! Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the festivities and to everyone who made the dance a smashing success!

And that's a Wrap! Muir Volleyball and Cross-Country had Amazing Seasons! Next up...Boys Basketball!

7th Grade Volleyball

7th grade Lady Colts finished an amazing season with a 6-4 record! Over the weekend, they had an amazing performance during their tournament where they upset the #1 seed by dominating the match! To close out the season, the team and Coach Coraci took a nice walk downtown for ice cream and hot chocolate. Dalia Kowalski was voted the team MVP!

8th Grade Volleyball

8th grade Lady Colts had a phenomenal season, ending with a 9-1 record! Coach Stimbert is so proud of the strength and endurance each of the girls showed as they grew as fantastic players! Keep up the good work, girls! Best of luck next season at Milford High School!

Cross Country

Another great year for both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams! The team consisted of 71 Muir Colts that proudly wore the MXC uniform and put in a tremendous amount of effort each day. The team was led by 14 three year runners!

The boys finished their season with an 8-1 dual meet record, 3rd place at regionals and were champions at the Linden Invitiation, Oakland County Invitational, and the LVC meet (that's a lot of trophies)!!!

The girls finished the season undefeated in dual meets and they brought home a LVC Championship trophy. They were also second at the Linden Invitational, Oakland County Invitational, and the Regional meet ( many trophies)!!!

Way to go runners!!

Veterans Day Ceremony - November 14th

Muir will be hosting our annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 14th to honor all men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. This is a special event because it gives our students a better understanding of the importance of honoring and appreciating our veterans.

Veterans, You Are Invited!

We are inviting any veterans in your families or family friends to celebrate with us at Muir on 11/14 at 9:00.

Thank You for Your Service Slideshow:

We will also be creating a slideshow to celebrate all of our veterans, even if they cannot make it to our ceremony. If you have/had a veteran in your family, we want to show our appreciation for their service. Please email a photograph to Mrs. Halleck at and include the following information:

  • Photograph of Veteran

  • Name of Veteran

  • Military Branch/Role

  • Approximate Years of Service

  • Relationship to Muir

We will be sending RSVP information and more details home via email on November 1st, stay tuned!

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Extra Curricular Activities for Students!

Muir currently has many fun-filled after school activities that students can get involved in! For a one time fee of $25, students can join the following -

  • Minecraft Club - Tuesday & Thursdays with Mr. Dvorin
  • Kindness Club - Mondays and Wednesday with Ms. Hollowicki
  • Quiz Bowl - Ms. Lozon (see scheduled dates)
  • Homework Club - Tuesday with Ms. Bishop
  • Writing Club - Thursday with Ms. Saks
  • New this Month - Guitar Club with Mr. Pearson! On Thursdays from 3pm - 4pm. Students will need to provide their own guitar, which can be stored in Mr. Pearson's room throughout the day. No experience necessary!

Upcoming Events

Check the Muir Website and Social Media Accounts for Updates!

November 2nd - 7:00 pm Washington D.C parent meeting in the cafeteria

November 8th - No School for Students

November 10th - Band Concert - Muir Middle School 7:00 - 9:00pm

November 14th - Veteran's Day Assembly - 9:00 am

November 23rd - 25th: No School for the Thanksgiving Holiday