Linden Grove Middle School

9/18 Newsletter from the Principal

Thank you for helping your children participate in Spirit Week. The Cheetah pod won our Spirit Week competition for most student participation and they will receive a doughnut party this week.

Nightly Reading

Did you know that middle school students are expected to read for 30 minutes each night? Although it can be difficult to find the time, the results show that it is time well spent. Students who report reading for 30 minutes a night significantly outscore their peers on standardized reading assessments. Please help by prioritizing reading each evening.

Picture Day

Linden Grove Picture Day
Friday, September 22
Pay online with:
Lifetouch Picture Day ID#

Half Way Through The First Marking Period

We are at the halfway point of the first marking period. PowerSchool has a Parent Portal where you can access real-time information on your student’s grades, attendance and assignments. To access the portal please click on this link. The link is also located on the front page of the KPS website. Don't wait until the end of the marking period to check your child's grades!

Use the link below to access directions on how to access your account are attached to this email. If you are having issues with your account, please contact the school office so they can verify your information.

messages/attachments/e7e3966323acd2c35491e7918d341ad6/Logging_into_the_PowerSchool_Parent_Portal.pdf (3.9 MB)

No Cell Phones During the School Day

After 8:03 there is no student cell phone usage allowed at Linden Grove. Cell phones are expected to be silenced and stored out of sight. The safest place for a cell phone is at home. The next safest place is locked in the pod locker. Cell phones may not be carried in hands. If a student violates the cell phone policy the phone is confiscated for the day and returned at the flag pole at dismissal. The following additional consequences apply for cell phone violations:

1st violation- reminder

2nd violation- after-school detention and a parent phone call

3rd violation- 1 day out of school suspension and a parent meeting to return to school.

Students wearing airpods or headphones are assumed to be connected to a phone are considered in violation of the cell phone policy.

Students who use a cell phone or other device to tape a fight or other students will receive a three day out of school suspension and parents are required to attend a reentry meeting.

Sports This Week

Sports Schedules:

Tuesday, 9/19 CC at PW

Tuesday, 9/19 volleyball vs Lakeview- 8th home

Wednesday, 9/20 Football vs Milwood at LG

Thursday, 9/21 volleyball vs Milwood-8th away

Entry to indoor events at Linden Grove is $1 for students and $5 for adults. Some schools charge for football games, Linden Grove does not. Also, some schools charge students $3.

If a student plans to attend a school sporting event as a spectator it is important that they do so in a manner that positively represents Linden Grove. I will be reviewing the standards for spectators on the morning announcements and we will be actively enforcing our behavior expectations during the game. Additionally, student spectators must walk home or be picked up promptly at the end of the game. Students who are left at school may lose the privilege of attending future athletic events.

To our families that plan to attend, it is my expectation, and the expectation of the league, that all adults in attendance are examples of sportsmanship and respect to our players, the opposing team and the officials. We cannot have our games without the officials and it is crucial that they feel respected and supported. If something occurs at a game and you feel the need to discuss it with a coach, I ask that you wait 24 hours and email your concern to the coach and our Athletic Director, Mr. O'day.

Dress Code Expectations

1: Students may not wear hats, hoods, or head coverings after 8:03

2: Shirts must cover the midriff.

3. Bags and jackets must be stored in lockers.

4: The school reserves the right to ask a student to change if the student's outfit is causing a disruption to the learning environment.

Students in violation of the dress code are offered an item from the school or can call home to have an adult bring a change of clothes. Students who refuse either option will be sent home.

Please see the KPS code of conduct for other dress code rules.


To keep our hallways orderly and safe, we have very strict horseplay rules. Students running in the hallways, chasing other students, or putting hands on one another will be assigned a one hour after school detention.

Any staff member can assign this detention. Parents will be contacted to arrange the date of the detention.

Football Schedule

Games Start @ 4:00pm

Wednesday, September 13 - Linden Grove @ Battle Creek

Wednesday, September 20 – Milwood @Linden Grove

Wednesday, September 27 – Portage Central @ Linden Grove

Wednesday, October 4 – Hillside @ Linden Grove

Wednesday, October 11- Linden Grove @ Lakeview

Wednesday, October 18 - Linden Grove @ Maple Street

Locations Where Schools Play

Battle Creek plays at Battle Creek High School

Lakeview plays at Lakeview High School

Maple Street at Maple St. Middle School

Cross Country Schedule

Saturday, September 9 @ Lakeview at 1:00pm

Tuesday, September 12 @ Linden Grove

Tuesday, September 19 @ Portage West

Saturday, September 16 - Comstock MS Invitational @ Comstock HS (time to be announced)

Tuesday, September 26 @ Portage West

Tuesday, October 3 @ Lakeview

Tuesday, October 10 – KAMSL Jamboree @ Portage West

Saturday, October 14 MHSAA Regional @ Portage West (time to be announced)

Tuesday Meet Format

Girls 6th - 8th - Races Begin at 4PM

Boys 6th - 8th - Races Begin at 4:30PM

Jamboree Format

  • Girls 7th/8th - Races Begin at 4:00PM

  • Boys 7th/8th - Races Begin at 4:30PM

  • Girls 6th - Races Begin at 5:00PM

  • Boys 6th - Races Begin at 5:30PM

Address for Each Meet/Jamboree

  • Comstock invitational - Comstock High School, 2107 N. 26th Street, Kalamazoo, 49048 (behind the football stadium)

  • Portage West MS - 7145 Moorsbridge Road, Portage, MI 49024

  • Lakeview – Riverside Park behind Riverview Elementary, 650 Riverdale Dr. Battle Creek, MI 49017

Volleyball Schedule

7th & 8th Grade

“B” team games start @ 3:45PM, “A” team follows

* 8th grade listed, 7th at opposite site

Tuesday, September 12 - Linden Grove @ Hillside

Thursday, September 14 - Maple Street @ Linden Grove

Tuesday, September 19 - Lakeview @ Linden Grove

Thursday, September 21 - Linden Grove @ Milwood

Tuesday, September 26 - Portage Central @ Linden Grove

Thursday, September 28 – K. Christian @ Linden Grove

Tuesday, October 3 - Linden Grove @ Gull Lake

Thursday, October 5 - Linden Grove @ Portage North

Tuesday, October 10 -Battle Creek @ Linden Grove

Thursday, October 12 - Linden Grove @ Portage West

Tuesday, October 17 – Mattawan @ Linden Grove

Thursday, October 19 – *KPS Tournament (TBD)

*no. 1 seed vs 2, no. 3 seed vs. 4

Parks and Recreation Golf Opportunity

If You Need to Contact the School

If there is an issue with a specific class, please contact the teacher first by email. Teachers will respond within 24 hours. If there is a non-classroom issue, you can email the teacher, Mr. Hughes, Ms. Frison or call the main office.