Mustang Memo

Maple Grove Middle School: Week of Nov. 16 - Nov. 20

In This Issue....

  • Calendar of Weekly Events & Upcoming Dates
  • Classroom Management Strategies for Difficult Students: an AMLE article
  • Erik Palmer
  • Reggie Dabbs
  • O.A.R.E. Breakfast
  • Movie Trivia


  • November 18 - District Professional Development - 2:50 Media Center
  • November 19 - Erik Palmer 3:15-4:15 MGMS Auditorium
  • November 19 - 8th Grade Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM
  • November 20 - Reggie Dabbs 7 PM - MGMS Auditorium
  • November 24 - 8th Grade Band Concert 7 PM
  • November 26 & 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Classroom Management Strategies for Difficult Students

We are 2 full months into school and you could possibly be thinking about those few students who just don't seem to be following the rules. In this article from AMLE, you will learn practical strategies you can use tomorrow for building relationships with difficult students. A great read!

Erik Palmer is Coming to MGMS Thursday

Do your students speak like this?

Yikes! Sadly, many of our students do. However, they can do better when taught how, and when given opportunities to practice.

Join Erik Palmer next Thursday, November 19th in the Maple Grove Middle School auditorium from 3:15-4:15.

You’ll learn more about the importance of teaching students to speak effectively, as well as specific lessons for doing this.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity.

Here’s a sneak peek!

Tell your colleagues! Come together and learn from this master teacher/author/speaker.

Reggie Dabbs: 7th and 8th Grade only

We have an exciting opportunity to have Reggie Dabbs come to our building on Friday, November 20th. Reggie is an excellent motivational speaker that I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see in action with some of our students last year. He connects well with the kids by using various teaching techniques that have the students learning through movement, music and reflection. Participants will be moved from laughter, to tears, and back. Reggie takes on many difficult topics such as drugs, alcohol, and suicide in a caring and powerful manner. Please take a moment to read the attached biography! Also, this organization is providing T-Shirts for all staff that should arrive in the near future and I am asking that we wear them the day of the 20th.


The 30th Annual Scholarship Breakfast sponsored by the Osseo Area Retired Educators (O.A.R.E.) will be held Friday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 a.m. in the Osseo Senior High Cafeteria. Menu includes Belgian waffles, pork sausage links, fruit, whipped topping and syrup along with juice and coffee.

Tickets are $8. Proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to the O.A.R.E. Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships for Osseo Area Schools students. The breakfast is for everyone, including the public.

Tickets can be purchased from Karen in the main office. Make checks payable to O.A.R.E.

Movie Trivia

What film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000?

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

Last week's answer: Which movie starred Michael Jordan alongside Bugs Bunny?

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