MGM 7th Grade House News

April 27, 2018


Welcome to 7th Grade! Please read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and 7th-grade house highlights! These newsletters will be sent out every week on Friday!

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Do you know a local veteran? The 7th grade social studies teachers need your help!

This year, we are inviting Lexington County veterans (or those that are actively serving) to our campus to interview about their lives, service, and the choice they made to serve/help others. We plan to preserve the veteran stories and feature them in a magazine and documentary designed by the students. This will be a wonderful experience not only to help our students grow into effective communicators, but also to preserve the history of their bravery and service to our country. We ask that anyone that knows of a local veteran that would like to be interviewed by our students to please fill out the google form link Thank you!

2018 River Bluff Gatorettes Auditions

WHEN: May 7th, 8th, and 10th; 4:00-6:30pm

Where: RBHS Dance room, middle school shuttle available

WHO: Any rising 8th -12th graders zoned for River Bluff High School

What to Wear: All black, form fitting clothing with hair pulled back.

Interested in Summer Camps? Check out these fliers!

Mark your Calendars!

Monday-Thursday, May 7-10- SC PASS and SC READY Testing!

Thursday, May 31st- 7th grade Crew-lympics.

Information will be coming your way via your child's CREW leader.

Friday, June 1st- 7th grade Awards Day!

This will take place during the morning hours and in your child's CREW classroom.

8th Grade Trip- 2018-19

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I’m pleased to announce that your child has been invited to take part in our class trip to Philadelphia and New York City!

In April of 2019, I will be leading this trip with the help of a premier student travel tour company. This is a great opportunity to see classroom lessons come to life, and a chance to discover more about the world.

As a standout student and member of the Meadow Glen Middle School, the eighth grade teachers would like to personally extend an invitation to your child to participate in this exclusive experience.

Reservations will be filled on a first come first serve basis as there is limited space on this trip. I will be hosting an enrollment meeting to discuss our destination, itinerary and educational value on May 3th at 6pm in the Gator Cafe. The parent meeting is mandatory to sign up for the trip.

This will also be an opportunity for me to answer any and all of your questions. Please fill out the Google form before the day of the meeting, or send me an e-mail so that I know that I have enough room for everyone.

This is an amazing opportunity for your child and I hope you will be able to come and learn more.

All the best,
Janet Dorneker

Please fill out the link listed below to reserve a spot at the mandatory Parent Meeting Thursday, May 5 at 6:00PM.


Tentative Itinerary:


  • Franklin Institute of Science

  • Guided Walking Tour of City

  • Guided Tour of Independence Hall National Park

  • Liberty Bell Center

  • Christ Church

  • Constitution Center

  • Evening activities nightly

New York City

  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

  • Empire State Building

  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum

  • Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art

  • Broadway Show

STEM Opportunity!

Check out this awesome STEM opportunity from SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics:

The SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics is very excited to bring back their award-winning camp, iTEAMS XTREME Next Generation, to the Midlands! This year, the camp is open to rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders and will be held at Lexington Technology Center June 18-21, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.

Informational flyers to share are attached to this message. The student application is available now on their website.

Spring Showcase for Dance!

April 30th is our Spring Show for Dance! Come support all MGM dancers at the 6:00 show or 7:30 show at River Bluff High School. $5 general admission

Sports Physicals


1​- Palmetto Health "PHYSICAL DAY" at ​Williams Brice Stadium​ this Saturday, April 14th History & Parent Permission ​MUST​ be completed before you arrive!

See Athletic Trainers for paperwork packet or print off from

River Bluff slot time is 2:30pm but physicals begin at 8am. It's a $20 fee when you pick up your packet from the RBHS athletic trainers.

2 ​- May 5th @ River Bluff HS, $20 sport physicals 8am-10:30am.

3​ - Doctors Care is offering Sports & Camp Physicals. Doctors Care 2018 Sports & Camp Physicals Promotional Campaign · Effective dates: March 26 - July 31, 2018 · $10 promotional price for a basic, K-12 sports physical, and the basic camp physical. Please let all of your student athletes as well as any students who may attend camp this summer know of this promotion. Please see our website for the closest location to you!

Upcoming Assessments

If you have any questions about assessments below, please email your child's teacher!

Math: All Classes: Chapters 1 and 11 Retake- Friday, May 4

ELA: Socratic Seminar Summative Monday 4/30

Independent Novel Study parent form due Monday 4/30

Formative Assessment Reading Genres Thursday, May 3rd

Independent Reading Book due Friday, May 4th

Social Studies: See schoology.

Science: Students will start Part 1 of the End of the Year Project in class Tuesday. Check Schoology for updates and due dates.

Encore: See Schoology

World Language:



  • Novice A: No assessment next week

  • Level 1: Interpretive Reading


  • 6th Grade Passport: See Schoology

  • 6th Grade Immersion : See Schoology

  • 7th/8th Grade Level 1: See Schoology


  • 7th grade Immersion/Passport: none

  • 8th grade: none


  • 8th grade Immersion: Interpretive Listening, Interpersonal Speaking and Presentation Writing Assessments on April 23-25

  • 8th grade Passport: Selection of best articles for “Le journal de MG”

  • French 2: Interpretive Listening, Interpersonal Speaking and Presentation Writing Assessments on April 23-25

Chinese: (Zhang & Wang)

  • Novice A Finish up Unit 4.1 Formative Assessments: on April 23 & 24

  • Level 1: Finish up continue Unit 4.1 Formative Assessments on April 23 & 24

  • Level 2: Finish up Unit 4.1 Formative Assessments on April 23 & 24



  • Novice A: Formative Interpretive Listening Assessment- Thursday 04/26

  • Level 1: Presentational Speaking Summative Assessment - Thursday 04/26 - Friday 04/27


  • Novice A: Summative Interpersonal Speaking Assessment- Week of 04/30.

  • Level 2: Summative Interpretive Listening Assessment- Thursday 05/03


  • Novice A: Formative Interpretive Listening Assessment- Thursday 04/26

  • Level 1: Presentational Speaking Summative Assessment - Thursday 04/26 - Friday 04/27


  • Novice A:

Formative Interpretive Reading and Presentational Writing Assessments (Thursday April 12)

  • Level 1:

Formative Interpersonal Speaking Assessment (Thursday and Friday April 12 and 13)




  • Novice A: Continue Episode 3.3

  • Level 1: Continue Stage 11

  • Level 2: Conintue Stage 21

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!