Linden Grove Middle School

Kalamazoo Public Schools

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          • LG Open House for rising 5th grade students is Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30 - 7 pm.  NJHS students will be showing families around the school.

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          • May 2, 2022

            Dear Parents/Guardians,

            It’s hard to believe, but we are in the home stretch of the 2021-2022 school year! We started the final marking period today (May 2), and we are excited for the end of the school year and beyond for your student(s). As we work with the students to finish strong this year, we are planning a Celebration to recognize their achievements.

            When: Thursday, June 9, 2022
            Time: 6 PM (Earlier if you want to take pictures)
            Where: Chenery Auditorium

            There will be a Student Dance afterwards in the cafeteria here at Linden Grove with a live DJ, snacks, a photo booth, and other activities. The dance will end at 9:00 pm sharp!

            A presentation was shown to the students already, and we want to make you aware of expectations/obligations for students to be eligible to attend both the ceremony and the dance.

            This is a NO referral event. Beginning today, (May 2) Students who receive a referral may NOT attend the dance, however, they may still attend the ceremony at Chenery.

            This is NOT a formal ceremony. We do ask that students dress nicely. No jeans or T-shirts.

            Students must be in attendance 80% of this marking period, unless there is a valid excuse.

            All overdue or lost books have been paid for/returned.

            All uniforms and instruments have been returned/paid for.

            All chromebooks returned /paid for.

            If students are excluded from attending LG, or are on the retention list - they are not eligible to attend the ceremony or the dance.

            Day of the Ceremony - June 9 - ½ day of school:
            Students must be in attendance at school that day for rehearsal. We will take buses to Chenery Auditorium for rehearsal to practice walking and seating for the ceremony. Students will also receive their wristband for admission to the dance. No wristband-No dance.

            Students need to provide their own transportation to Chenery Auditorium that evening. Please arrive by 5:30 P.M. (Earlier if you wish to take pictures). Students will line up for the ceremony by 5:45 PM.

            The ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM. If students are late, they need to take their seat in the audience. This will be a ticketed event. Parents/guardians will need to pick up and sign for tickets in the Main Office. There will be a notice when the tickets are available for pick up. Students may have 4 guests each attend the ceremony at Chenery.

            After the ceremony: Students will immediately board the buses to take them to Linden Grove. Do NOT miss the bus - there are NO parent drop offs. If students miss the bus - they may NOT attend the dance
            No parent/guardians may attend the dance. No outside guests.
            Parents please pick up your child at Linden Grove promptly at 9 PM.

            The Health and Safety of our students is our priority. We will continue to monitor the district/county protocols and recommendations prior to the Celebration/dance.

            If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Frison, our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Kuiphoff (Ceremony) or Ms. Drogosch (Dance) at (269) 337-1740.

            For the Students,

            Mr. McCane Mrs. Frison Mrs. Kuiphoff Ms. Drogosch

            Principal Asst. Principal Ceremony Dance

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          • 1/2 day of school Thursday 5/5
            for Spring Conferences.
            Check your email for more info from your student's teachers!

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          • 8th Grade Celebration Information

            Click on the link to view a slideshow presentation on our end of the year 8th grade celebration.



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          • Dear Linden Grove Middle Families,

            Please be reminded that our final virtual parent - teacher conference will convene on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 1-4:00 pm and from 5-8:00 pm.  Therefore, Thursday will be a half-day for students with dismissal time convening at 11:13 am. 

            As with virtual conferences of the past, your teacher(s) will invite parent(s) to schedule conference appointments through their student's Google Gmail account.  These invitations will be sent after 5:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2022.  If you have any questions or concerns about scheduling a parent - teacher conference, please call our main office at 337-1740.

            Thank you for your continued cooperation and support!


            Craig McCane - Principal

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          • Welcome to Giant Nation!

            KC Incoming Freshmen Information Night.  We look forward to seeing you on May 4th.

            Incoming Freshmen will also have an opportunity to visit KC during the school day on May 12 or May 13 with their respective middle school.  Details will come from your home middle school.

            Keep Resonating,

            Mrs. Boggan

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          • The ZooBOTix Linden Grove robotics team is back from a very successful trip to Houston for the FIRST Robotics World Championships.

            I couldn't be more proud of all 13 of our middle schoolers for the hard work they put in over the last four months preparing for Worlds and for how well they handled themselves at the competition.  There were 160 FTC robotics teams from 15 countries and 44 states.  Nearly all other teams were made up of high school students.  Michigan is the only region that requires all FTC team members to be in middle school.
            Our 11 to 14 year olds went toe-to-toe with those high schoolers!  We placed #18 out of 80 teams in our division (there were two divisions).  We were the highest ranked team from Michigan (although all Michigan teams performed well above their ages).  And we were the unofficial #1 ranked middle school team.
            All five days were extremely busy.  Everyone reported at 6:30am in the hotel lobby and was on duty until at least 5pm each day.  Everyone had a role.  Some were drivers or driver coaches.  Some spun ducks on the competition field.  Some scouted other teams, manned the pits to answer questions from judges or other attendees, or scrambled to repair something broken on our robot.  All 13 kids participated in a high pressure judges interview where they talked up their teams activities on the competition field, at our many practices, or at our outreach events.
            The maturity, poise, and skill these young kids demonstrated is just unbelievable.  The goal of FIRST Robotics is to turn STEM into a sport to allow kids to show as much passion for learning and engineering as they do for basketball, volleyball, or soccer.  FIRST tells the participants that this is the only sport where everyone can turn pro.  I'm pretty confident a large portion of our 13 kids are going to grow up and do great things.
            Thanks for all your support for our robotics team.  Please spread the word about what the kids have accomplished.
            "We’re not using kids to build robots--we’re using robots to build kids." -- Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder.
            Marc Dyksterhouse
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          • Will be held on May 5, 2022 from 1PM-4PM and 5PM-8PM. Thursday is also a half day with dismissal at 11:15 AM. Conferences will be virtual. 

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          • Dear Linden Grove Middle School Families,

            This week begins our state-wide assessments. The PSAT will be administered to our 8th graders and our 7th and 6th graders will begin the M-STEP (ELA), this Wednesday, April 13th.  In sequence, the M-STEP (Science, Social Studies & Mathematics) will continue this Thursday, April 14th for our 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade.  All students will report to their first hour for attendance and then student will transition to their testing blocks.  Again, most assessments should be completed during the morning timeframe, with regularly scheduled classes convening in the afternoon. 

            Please note that throughout the two morning(s) of student assessment(s), that student lunch schedules and times will remain the same as our normal master schedule.  Students should make every attempt to arrive to school on time or by 8:00 a.m. and students should have their Chromebooks for each assessment mentioned above.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at your earliest convenience.

            Thank you for your continued support.

            Craig McCane - Principal

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          • Reminder that State testing begins this week! Please, please try to have students arrive on time to school, If they arrive late this may put them at a disadvantage.
            These tests are timed and everyone begins at the same time.
            Middle School testing begins Weds 4/13 with the PSAT for 8th gr.
            MSTEP Schedule is as follows:
            4/13 6th & 7th grade ELA
            4/14 8th grade MSTEP Science & Social Studies
            4/14 6th & 7th grade Math
            ***Please note that students will attend school all day, each day this week! ***
            There was some misinformation that we would have a later start on Weds. THIS IS INCORRECT!
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          • Our 8th grade promotion ceremony is scheduled to be held at Chenery Auditorium on Thursday, June 9th.  

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          • Ms. Drogosch’s Life Skills classes had their own version of “Cake Wars”! Check out these amazing cakes😃



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          • Linden Grove Yearbook 2021-2022: Celebrating the year we came back to school!
            Place your 2021-2022 yearbook orders online now! The cost will be $25. Online orders paid with a credit card can be placed at using the ID# 14668922. The deadline for online orders is Sunday, April 10th.
            Yearbook order forms are going home starting Friday, Mar. 4th if you would prefer to pay by cash or check. Completed forms need to be returned to the school Library or Main Office. The deadline for cash/check orders is Friday, April 8th. 
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          • Join us for 2022 Literacy Night!
            T h ursday, March 3rd
            ʟɪɴᴅᴇɴ ɢʀᴏᴠᴇ ᴍɪᴅᴅʟᴇ ꜱᴄʜᴏᴏʟ ᴛʜᴇᴍᴇ: ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ʙɪᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜɪᴇꜱ ᴘᴀꜱᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʀᴇꜱᴇɴᴛ.
            ᴇɴᴊᴏʏ ʙɪᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜɪᴇꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴀ ᴡɪᴅᴇ ᴠᴀʀɪᴇᴛʏ ᴏꜰ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ᴡʀɪᴛᴛᴇɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʀᴇꜱᴇɴᴛᴇᴅ ʙʏ ᴏᴜʀ ꜱᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛꜱ ɪɴ ᴀ ᴠɪʀᴛᴜᴀʟ ꜰᴏʀᴍᴀᴛ. ꜰᴇᴇʟ ᴇᴍᴘᴏᴡᴇʀᴇᴅ ʙʏ ʟᴇᴀʀɴɪɴɢ ʜᴏᴡ ʀᴇᴀʟ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ᴘᴀꜱᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʀᴇꜱᴇɴᴛ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴏᴠᴇʀᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴄʜᴀʟʟᴇɴɢᴇꜱ ᴛᴏ ᴀᴄʜɪᴇᴠᴇ ɢʀᴇᴀᴛɴᴇꜱꜱ. ꜱᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛꜱ ᴡɪʟʟ ᴘʀᴇꜱᴇɴᴛ ᴡʀɪᴛᴛᴇɴ, ꜱᴘᴏᴋᴇɴ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ ʙɪᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜɪᴇꜱ. ᴘᴀʀᴇɴᴛꜱ ꜱʜᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴜꜱᴇ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ꜱᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛ’ꜱ ɢᴏᴏɢʟᴇ ᴀᴄᴄᴏᴜɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴊᴏɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠɪʀᴛᴜᴀʟ ʟɪɴᴋ ꜰᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛ.
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          • WMU Tutoring wants to help LG students improve their grades and earn prizes while doing it!
            As an incentive, starting immediately, registered students who attend the WMU Tutoring sessions in the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays will earn a point for every 30 minutes they’re working and learning! Accumulated points can be turned in for prizes.
            It's a Win-Win with WMU Tutoring!

            *Registration forms can be found in the Library and the main office.

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          • Mrs. Wright and Ms. Wesiner had the pleasure to work with 16 amazing 6th-8th grade students weekly after school since September to prepare for the Math Counts competition. The competition was held last Thursday after school and the kids enjoyed pizza before tackling the competition via an online platform.We had four 8th graders participate this year (Alex Hanson, Andrew Wright, Jayden Moore and Miranda Fiore) and Alex, Andrew and Miranda have participated all three years at Linden Grove. We're so appreciative of a math professor at Western, Dr. Bennett, who continues to come weekly and assist us with coaching the students. We are proud of the students' commitment and hard work!

            Math Counts

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          • For any 8th grade boys interested in playing football next year at Kalamazoo Central, there will be an informational meeting, tour and free admission to the last home basketball game of the season. For more information have them see Mrs. Patterson.

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          • Congratulations to those LG wrestlers who placed in the tournament this past weekend! Shoutouts go to:

            • Landon Young (2nd) 
            • Kyla Clark (2nd)
            • Nevan Albertson (2nd
            • Noah Mielke (3rd) 
            • Elliot Scott (3rd)
            • Adam Schramm (3rd)
            • Marcus Burke (3rd)
            • Rykkie Thompson (4th)

            Great job Wildcats!

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          • LG Families:

            In response to an overwhelming amount of requests for replacement chrome book chargers; we have purchased a supply to have on hand. If your student needs one they can be purchased in the main office for $25.00.

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          • We want to congratulate all of our Kalamazoo United Triton (KUT) swimmers and divers for their performance at the conference championship meet this past Friday at Allegan HS. Our team brought home the win for the conference title competing against 6 other middle school teams and beating out the second place team (South Haven) by 160 points! This was a 5 hour competition and our student-athletes worked hard to earn the title of “conference champs”. 


            We had 10 swimmers and 2 divers qualify for the middle school state meet that will take place this year at Lakeview High School. Diving is this Friday evening at 6:00 pm and swimming is Saturday–9:00 am for boys, 2:00 pm for girls.


            Way to go K-U-T swimmers and divers!


            The Linden Grove students that qualified for the state meet. They are as follows:

            Kiya Bowman

            Isis Land

            Sasha Land

            Blake Wells

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          • We are looking for donations of board games, card games, puzzles, etc. for our No Referral Party on Friday.  Please drop off any donations in the office. Thank you!

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          • WMU Tutoring will start again on Thursday, Jan. 20th, 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the Library and continue as before on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. If students have not yet filled out a registration form, they can be found in the Office and the Library.
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          • January 10, 2022

            To whom it may concern:

            In response to a recommendation by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Kalamazoo Public Schools announced on Jan. 3 that events that include attendees outside of KPS students or staff will be limited to fewer than 100 people for the month of January.

            Due to these capacity limitations, Linden Grove Middle School will not be allowing spectators at their home athletic events during the month of January. Having any spectators could exceed the capacity limits due to the number of student-athletes, coaches, officials and other school personnel required to attend each event. 

            Although supporting our middle schools by attending live athletic events is a well-honored tradition, KPS has opted to lead with an abundance of caution as cases of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant continue to increase in our area.

            Kalamazoo Public Schools will revisit this capacity limit decision for the month of February based on current data and recommendations from MDHHS and MDE.

            Thank you for your continued cooperation with Linden Grove Middle School.


            Craig McCane


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          • Congrats to our 7B Boy's Basketball Team!! 

            7B Champions

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          • Linden Grove hosted a VIP guest! Governor Whitmer stopped by for a quick tour of the building. Pictured is the Governor with Mr.McCane and our Zoobotics Team! 

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          • Check out our SpiritWear Shop for all your LG apparel: 


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          • Zoobotics robot
            FTC Team# 13917 has already qualified for the state tournament with their robot’s performance in the first tournament, so they focused on trying to win the non-robot performance awards in their latest competition.
            The top award is the “Inspire Award." It is given to the team that best embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program.  This team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor. The team won the “Inspire Award” third place. 
            The second top award is the “Think Award”.  It is given to the team that best reflects the journey the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. They must show an understanding of the underlying science, mathematics and game strategies.The team won the “Think Award” first place.  
            The team also won the “Control Award” third place. This award celebrates a team that uses sensors and software to increase the robot’s functionality in the field. 
            Congratulation to the team members:
             Aksay (Linden Grove-6th), Carolyn (Hillside-6th), Justin (Hillside-8th), Lucas( Hillside-6th)
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          • ATT: Linden Grove Alumni

            We have a limited number of 2019/20 yearbooks for sale if anyone is interested.

            Please contact Ms. Bennett @ 269.337.1740 to make arrangements!

            (Cost is $20.00)

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          • Parents please remember to update your address, cellphone, and email information with the office, so we can keep a good flow of information between home and school!

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