Middle School

Weekly Newsletter


As we prepare for Lent, just one week away, 

Let us begin to ask, what does my soul need?

Lost and Found

Please click here to take a look at the Lost and Found items we have collected to see if any belong to your family. Your child can pick their things up from the office lobby. All lost and found items will be donated after February 27th!

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Zipporah Ehrlich and Genevieve Bautista for a great performance at the Regional Spelling Bee this past Thursday in Kimberly. Zipporah placed 4th out of 42 spellers and Genevieve took first place! Genevieve will advance to the State Spelling Bee in Madison on March 11th. Congratulations to both girls!

2023-2024 Course Selection Forms

Parents of 5th, 6th and 7th graders:

On Monday, the 23/24 Course Selection Form was emailed to you from Mr. VanNuland. Please take time to discuss this with your child and submit it by Friday, February 17th. If you have questions about the form or courses, please contact Mr. VanNuland.

Birthday Treats

Birthdays are special and we realize it is an exciting day for each student! We announce birthdays in the morning, and students are allowed to bring a treat for their KIDS group if desired. Please contact your child’s KIDS advisor a few days in advance so that he/she is aware of the treat and can make any accommodations needed for the students. Birthday treats and other treats are not allowed in the lunchroom. If treats are dropped off after the morning KIDS group, the student can hand them out during KIDS at the end of the day.

Thank you for understanding. We want to celebrate in a way that is appropriate for middle school and safe for all involved.

Inside Out Cafe

Inside Out Cafe will meet tomorrow, Thursday, February 16th after school until 4:15. Bring your notebook!

Afterwords Writing Club 

Just a reminder about the writing contests that are going on:

  • Wisconsin State Literary and Illustrator short story contest - due Friday 2/17
  • The American Legion's Americanism Essay, "What Does Patriotism Mean to Me?” - due Friday 3/10
  • The Catholic Daughters Scholarship Essay Contest, which is open to 8th grade students enrolling in a Catholic high school. The essay should be titled, "Be on Your Guard, Stand Firm in the Faith, Be Courageous, Be Strong. - due Monday 3/20

See Ms. Bouchard for more information on these contests.

XMS Ski and Snowboard Club

The last ski trip of the season is Friday, February 24th to Nordic Mountain. Students that are interested in going on this trip, please turn in the following forms and fees by Monday, February 20th:

Permission Slip and Sign Up Form also available in the school office.

Solo & Ensemble for Piano Students

Does your child take outside-of-school piano lessons? The XMS Solo & Ensemble Music Festival will take place on MONDAY, MARCH 20 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Piano students may take advantage of the opportunity to play for a piano judge. Email Ms. Dodd for a performance time. Please include your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of time frame: 3:45-4:15, 4:15-4:45, 4:45-5:15, 5:15-5:45, 5:45-6:15, 6:15-6:45.  Times are assigned first-come, first served.  Additional information is available at this LINK.

2023 Baseball Registration is now open!

Grand Chute Baseball provides a competitive level of baseball while maintaining our commitment to teach baseball fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork in a friendly environment.

When: January 1 – March 31

Who: Co-ed; ages 5-12yrs old

What: T-Ball (ages 5-6), Rookie-Machine Pitch (ages 7-8), Kid-pitch-Minors 46/60 (ages 9-10), and Majors 50/65 (ages 11-12)

Where: Online registration at www.grandchutebaseball.com Click the register tab and follow the directions. NO RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS

 Season dates: May 31st – July 27th @ Plamann Park and Patriot Park


Weekend Tournament Teams:  7U through 12U players have the opportunity to try out for GC weekend tournament / travel teams. If you have questions, please email: admin@grandchutebaseball.com

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Appleton Little League

2023 season registration is now open! Please click here for more information.

From the Scrip Office

New Scrip Supplier!

We are excited to announce Whisk & Arrow Sugar Studio as a new supplier just in time for Valentine’s Day! Not only are their baked good delicious, they are offering a generous 20% rebate. Gift Cards are $25 face value and can be used in-store or online at whisk-arrow.square.site.

Upcoming Kwik Trip Local Promotions

Fast Fund February - 2/1/23 - 2/28/23

  • 10% discounted rate on Gift Cards and Fuel Only Gift Cards (Reg. 5%)
  • 20% discounted rate on Grocery Card (Reg. 15%)

When ordering on RaiseRight, make sure to click on “Kwik Trip Local” to get this discount.

The Scrip Office will be closed March 6th - 10th.

Begin your 23-24 tuition assistance application HERE



Upcoming Events

February 15 - 16

  • 7th Grade Camp

Thursday, February 16

  • 5th Grade to Heckrodt - AM (Bayer & Case)
  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Gamers Club (Cafeteria)
  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Inside Out Cafe (Room 1411)

Friday, February 17

  • 7th Grade - No School
  • 5th Grade to Heckrodt - PM (Foss & Kroner)
  • 3:30 - 4:15 - Math Club

Monday, February 20

  • No School - Inservice

Wednesday, February 22

  • 9:30 - Ash Wednesday Mass
  • 3:30 - 4:00 - Student Council Meeting
  • 3:35 - 5:15 - Cheer Practice (Auditorium)

Thursday, February 23

  • 3:35 - 5:15 - Cheer Practice (Auditorium)

Friday, February 24

  • $1.00 Casual Day
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