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Welcome to Pierce Middle School
Meet the Team 
The Eagle Scholars Program at Pierce has some outstanding teachers educating our Scholars! Their knowledge and expertise is second to none and we are thankful to have them on our team!
 

Valerie Munoz-6th Grade Science

Jill Workman-6th Grade Science

Amy Doherty-6th Grade Science

Jennifer Ponder-6th, 7th, 8th Grade Social Studies

Christina Kus-6th, 7th, 8th Grade Language Arts

Barbara Wilson-6th, 7th Grade Math and Algebra

Erin Trost-7th Grade Science

Blaire Tedford-7th Grade Science

Patricia Denton-8th Grade Language Arts

Jeffery Roth-8th Grade Science

Michelle DeMauriac- 8th Grade Science

 
 
Scholar Spotlights!
Student Work

The Scholars have become authors! 8th-grade scholars have been trying their hand at writing short stories as part of Language Arts. They finished reading The Lady or the Tiger, which is left a cliffhanger. Being unsatisfied, the 8th graders took upon themselves to craft their own ending to their liking. Below is a sample of the outstanding work that our Scholars did on this lesson.

 

 
Interview with Published Eagle Scholar Author Jade Williams
Mr. Parsons sat down with 6th-grade Scholar and published author Jade Williams to discuss the two books she wrote and published within the last year entitled It's Big Bailey and Bailey's Big Family. As well they discussed her plans to continue her series, future academic ambitions, and her motivation for becoming an author. The Eagle Scholars Program is extremely impressed with Jade and anxiously awaits her next book. A full recording of the interview can be found below.
 
National Junior Honor Society
Pierce’s National Junior Honors Society induction ceremony was held on November 8, 2018, at Thurston High School. It was a great success, over 90 students were inducted and many of them were Eagle Scholars. Eagle Scholars and Society Officers Melody Nelson, Gabby Clotfelter, and Josephine Gentner gave their remarks and formally inducted the new members. Mr. Parsons also graced the audience as the keynote speaker. A text version of his speech entitled “Be Great, Be the Impact” can be found here. The Eagle Scholars Program is proud of all new and returning inductees and is excited to see how they will shape Pierce this year
Study Sessions

Every Wednesday, unless otherwise noted, Eagle Scholars have the opportunity to attend a Scholars only study session. This takes place in the cafeteria from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm. Students are not required to attend, but it is a nice opportunity for scholars to get some homework done and study with their peers. Mr. Parsons is also there to help scholars who may need it. Sometimes high scholars come back and tutor too!

Meet Our Leadership Team
 
Mission Statement: 
We the students of the Eagle Scholars Program Leadership Team are here to form a society of scholars and leaders.  We strive to create a community where questions are encouraged and accepting help is praised. We want to make Pierce Middle School a better place.
 
This team helps with the running of the program, development of policies, and assists in creating an even greater community of Scholars at Pierce Middle School.
 
Representing 6th-grade Scholars for the 2018-2019 school year:
Brandee Dallas
Jayden Dalton
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Representing 7th-grade Scholars for the 2018-2019 school year:
Samantha Black
Randi Harrison
Jonathan Tate
Kori Tucker
 
 
Representing 8th-grade Scholars for the 2018-2019 school year:
Jenacy Cardwell
Elle Hubbard
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Service Hours Opportunities

As a requirement of the Eagle Scholars Program, Scholars must complete at least 5 hours of community service. Below are a few upcoming events Scholars can volunteer for, please see Mr. Parsons to sign up. These will be updated regularly, so check back frequently. As well a service hours form can be downloaded here.

 

Current Opportunities:

 

None right now, but check back weekly for updates! 

Mr. Parsons' Quote of the Week 
        "The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure."          -John Maxwell