McMaster Middle School

Tom Strong

Mary Brandon

The McMaster Middle School is located on the Toledo Campus for levels 7 and 8. Mary Brandon and Tom Strong are the classroom’s co-teachers.

Who could imagine that one day these little ones would be heading off to high school, having graduated from West Side in 2016? We will miss this year’s 8th level French students! Au revoir!


Emelie (on right), couting to “dix”.


Chad (center) with his French color rainbow.


Emma (pink shirt, right), making a Mardi Gras bead necklace.

grads 2016

Et… aujourd’hui! Congratulations, grads!

Just a friendly reminder—–
The Spring Band and Ensemble Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm. Your student should arrive no later than 6:45pm, with their music and instrument, to the Commons.

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Please join us to celebrate World Language during the week of May 9-13!  It’s a week-long open house in our World Language classes, where family and friends are invited to attend classes and presentations at all levels. Come and see what we’re doing and learning!

World Language Week 2016 day-by-day schedule

Collection Start Date:
Friday, March 18

Collection End Date:
Friday, May 20

Location of Box:
Toledo Campus West Building Lobby

Are the donated cell phones sent to the U.S. troops?
No, because cell phones can be dangerous while troops are out in combat, the cost of international calling is very expensive, and most donated cell phones don’t have international calling abilities.

Is there a way I can erase my personal data before the phone is donated?
Yes, if your phone has a SIM card, please remove it prior to donation. If not, your information will responsibly be wiped out and 100% safe!

What happens with the donated cell phones?
If a cell phone is working, it will be wiped of its data, refurbished, and then resold. If a cell phone isn’t working or is outdated, it will be wiped of its data, taken apart, and sold for the parts. The proceeds from either process will be used in purchasing international calling cards for the soldiers. Keep in mind that all cell phones are accepted!

Are chargers or other accessories accepted with the cell phones?
Yes, just be sure to rubber band, tape, or combine the chargers or accessories to the correct phone. However, the chargers and other accessories aren’t mandatory.

If you have more questions contact Shereen Yassine.

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On February 11, we visited the University of Toledo to hear Dr. John Schlageter speak about how Miranda Rights impact our society to help us answer this year’s Law Day Essay question. He was an engaging and easy to understand speaker. His courtroom classroom really helped bring the topic alive. Dr. Schlageter also invited us to return this summer as guest jury members for a mock trial that his college students use as a culminating piece of their CSI summer class. It’s great getting to learn from experts in the field and having an opportunity to expand upon what we are learning in the classroom.

Our next step is to write and submit a 500 words essay that answers this year’s question. We will submit our essays to the Toledo Bar Association the first week in March. We’ve studied the Miranda v. Arizona landmark court case and our 5th and 6th amendment rights; we are continuing to research why it is so important to understand that “You have the right to remain silent.”

2016 Law Day Essay Question:

Why does it matter whether people suspected of a crime are advised of their rights? With the Miranda warnings so well-known in our American culture, is it still necessary to exclude information or confessions given without the warning?

by – Henry Thomas