Special Events at the Middle School
Please contact Mr. Fanning or Mr. Foster with any questions
Mr. Fanning: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Foster: email@example.com
American Legion Awards (contact: MS counselor)
During the month of May, eighth grade students nominate fellow team classmates that demonstrate a high level of the following: service to community, academics, leadership/citizenship, responsibilities that they have and school related activities. Each team votes from their nominated list to determine the 6 finalists. These finalists then write a paragraph about how each of the criteria relates to them. That work is given to the counselor who numbers it to remove the identity of the student. A group of MS staff then scores the papers. One male and one female candidate with the highest score are selected. These winners are awarded a special medal by the Saline American Legion Post.
Midwest Academic Talent Search (contact: MS Counselor)
Sponsored by Northwestern University. This program is open to all students who have scored in the 95th percentile or above on standardized tests. Parents complete nomination forms that allow the students to take the SAT or ACT along with high school students on specific dates. Test scores allow students to participate in many summer programs for high achieving students as well as providing planning and other information important for highly able students. Use the School ID code #8200691 for Saline Middle School when registering.
America and Me Essay Contest (Contact your Language Arts teacher)
Open to all 8th grade students. Mid to late October. Students are given a topic annually and asked to write a maximum of 500 words on the topic. The top ten in the school advance to Lansing- top 10 in state are selected from 10 schools.
Classrooms select volunteers or have a class run-off for the school grade level. Held in the Fall. The 5 winners plus 2 alternates go onto the SEC (8 area school districts) bee, which is held on a Saturday morning in late October or early November. Event TBD
Geography Bee (Contact: Mrs. Odom)
National competition sponsored by National Geography Society. See their website at www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/ for more details. Covers physical, cultural and economic geography. Teams A-H select candidates that compete against each other to select the school representatives. Usually held in December/January timeframe.
District Instrumental/Vocal Solo & Ensemble (Contact: Middle School Music Teachers)
Student(s) selects a piece of music for presentation at the Solo & Ensemble Festival. Band, Orchestra and Choir students are eligible.
State Honors Band & Orchestra (Contact: Middle School Band / Orchestra Teachers)
State MS/JH Honors Choir (Contact: )
Auditions for the State MS/JH Honors Choir. Performances are in January at the Michigan Music Conference. Contact Mrs. Bingham for audition dates and information.