6th Grade Project Fair November 20th

6th Grade Families…

What: Geography Exhibits and Project Fair

Where:  Briggs Middle School Gym

When:  Tuesday, November 20th from 10:15-11:00

Why:  Come see student work and stay to have lunch until 11:30 with your child!

Families may bring their child lunch or buy cafeteria lunch. Cafeteria meal cost will be provided by Briggs upon request.


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REMINDER: Student Led Conferences Coming Soon

SLC Reminder

Briggs Families,
Your students have been hard at work throughout this first quarter and are preparing to show their growth during student led conferences.  During the last week of the quarter, students are reflecting on what they’ve learned, strengths, and areas of improvement while building a portfolio to present to you.

The conference format takes approximately 20-30 minutes.  Your student will lead you through their self evaluation, grades, reflection and work from each class.  Teachers will be on hand to connect and answer questions, but your student is the star of the show.

Please mark your calendars for a time that works for your family’s schedule.

Thursday, November 1st 2018, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

If you did not receive the parent information letter mailed on October 22nd a copy is attached at the bottom of this page or please contact the Briggs front office. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with you through this student-focused event.


The Briggs Staff

Parent Ltr – Fall Conference

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Picture Re-Take Day… Tuesday!


Picture Retake Day is this coming Tuesday, October 23rd during your student’s lunch period.

Picture order forms are available on the front office counter.  If you have questions please contact the office @ 541-744-6350.

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Save the Date…Student Led Conferences

Save the date

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Sign up to be apart of OBOB TODAY!


Battle of the Books is starting this year at Briggs.  Students are starting to form teams and check out books from this season’s exciting title list. Battles won’t start for a couple of months yet as students begin to read through the books, but before we know it we will be facing regional competition where the battles become even more competitive and fun!
The entire school program takes place during lunch, so OBOB does not take time away from before- or after-school sports or activities, except to provide reading incentives during those “down” times. The only exception to this is in March and April when Briggs will send a team to the Regional, and hopefully, State Competition.
Be sure to ask your student if they are on a team, and which books they are reading…maybe even consider reading the books with them! They cover the main reading genres and are quite good! The list of this year’s middle level titles is below;  All books can be checked out from our library so no need to purchase.
Absolutely Truly, by Heather Vogel Frederick
Avenging the Owl, by Melissa Hart
The Body in the Woods, by April Henry
Cryptid Hunters, by Roland Smith
Doll Bones, by Holly Black
The Gauntlet, by Karuna Riaza
Ghost, by Jason Reynolds
I Will Always Write Back, by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda
The Luck Uglies, by Paul Durham
My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights, by Brooks Benjamin
Restart, by Gordon Korman
Revenge of the Witch, Joseph Delaney
Small as an Elephant, Jennifer Richard Jacobson
The Sword of Summer, Rick Riordan
The Wishing Spell, by Chris Colfer
Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk
If your student is interested in being apart of an OBOB Team please call the Briggs Front Office and give your students name.  We will forward it to our Librarian Mr. O’Dea.  541-744-6350
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Fall Fundraiser Kickoff FRIDAY


Dear Parents,

Tomorrow we kick off our Fall Fundraiser with Believe Kids during our assembly and we are really excited for this year’s prizes.  Please ask your student about the packet they received. In the packet you will find the product catalog, order forms, prize sheet, and email coupons.  If you have questions please don’t hesitate to call Christina Parker in the front office.  541-744-6350

Email 10 Family/Friends or Sell 1 item: Entered to play “Beat the Boss” at lunch & Play Giant Pixie Stick Pull
***10 Email/ 1 order coupons: Coupons are to be signed by a parent to confirm that the student sent 10 emails or sold one item.***

Sell 5 Mystery Student and a chance to win Bluetooth Earbuds
Sell 10 Kona Ice AND Make Mr. Weill into Cowabunga KONA!
Sell 20 Jackpot scratch off ticket
Sell 25 Game Truck WITH a Friend
Sell 40 Spin the Wheel
Sell 50 Rolling in the Dough!

Important Dates:

Kick-Off Assembly: Friday, October 5th
All orders due to front office: October 18th :
Delivery in the Commons of all orders: November 27th
(Last 30 minutes of the school day)


Prize Day: November 16th (Building Directed ER)


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Springfield School District TAG Testing


District Wide TAG (Talented and Gifted) Testing ~ Springfield Public Schools

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Springfield Public Schools will hold their district wide fall TAG Testing at Ridgeview Elementary School. The TAG test assesses whether or not your child is at the 97%ile or above in the areas of Reading, Math, or Intellectual giftedness. The 97%ile means that if your child was in a line of 100 students, they would know more than the first 97 students in line. These children are at the top of their class, and typically above most students at their entire grade level at school.

If you feel your child may fit into this category, please talk to your your school’s TAG contact  to begin the referral process for fall testing by October 3, 2018. After you refer them for testing, the teachers will gather data and fill out a referral form. They will share with you the data they have gathered and let you know whether your child meets the criteria to test for TAG. If they qualify for testing, you will receive a packet from your school with a parent questionnaire and more information about times of testing for your individual child. If they do not qualify, your child’s teacher will meet with you to discuss options to best meet the needs of your child.

If your child is already qualified as TAG in reading, math, and cognitive ability,, and you feel that your child may need to be accelerated a grade level, you would also speak to your child’s teacher and the TAG contact to refer your child for acceleration. If your child is not yet qualified in all three areas, please refer your child for testing. The testing for acceleration will take place Saturday, October 13, 2018, for the above grade level test in Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Reference & Research and/or Social Studies. After testing, we will meet as a team with your school to discuss the next steps and fill out the Iowa Acceleration Scale. At this point in time, a meeting will be called with the family to discuss the results and next steps.

Kathy McCumsey

Briggs Middle TAG Contact

541-744-6350  Ext. #61235

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Back to School Night Needs Parent Volunteers…

2018 Briggs BTS Night Volunteers

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Back to School Night Sept. 20th @ 5:30pm

Briggs BTS Night - School

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Picture Day Wednesday, September 12th

Picture Day

Dear Parents,

Picture day is this coming Wednesday, September 12th.  We have sent home order forms today with your student during their PM Core classes.  If you have ordered a Student ID card, please note that your student must get a picture taken for their ID to be created.  Additional order forms are located in the front office.

***Picture Re-Take Day is October 23rd during student lunch hour***

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