MGM 8th Grade Gator News

Learn By Doing...Lead By Example

September 21, 2015

Welcome!

Please read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and 8th-grade house highlights!

NEWS AND UPDATES

SWAMPFEST THIS FRIDAY - NEED VOLUNTEERS

SwampFest is coming September 25th. There will be inflatables, food and fun for students and staff. Each grade level will get around 1 hour to come out and enjoy the fun. Please consider volunteering for this event. The students and staff love SwampFest!

Sign in at the office and then head to the bus loop. Please arrive 10 minutes before your start time. Click Below.

PARENT CONFERENCES NEXT WEEK - October 1st and 2nd

Teachers will be available to meet with parents on Thursday, 4:00-6:15 and Friday, 8:00-12:00 by appointment for parent-teacher conferences.


It is not required that you have a parent-teacher conference. If you would like to request a conference, please complete the form by clicking HERE.


You will be contacted by Ashley Holmes with an assigned date/time. On the day of the conference, report to MGM's main office where you will be told where to go for your conference.


**If the volume of requests is too large to be accommodated on these two days, we will contact you to find another time that works. Thank you for your understanding!

GATOR TALES YEARBOOK

Reserve your copy of the 2016 MGMS Gator Tales yearbook! The cost is $55 through October 30! Click HERE to order.

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YEARBOOK STAFF NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The yearbook staff is always in need of sports photos. If your child is part of a MGM or Riverbluff sports team and you have pictures for yearbook consideration, please email them to aroberts@lexington1.net. Thank you!

PSAT RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

MID-CAROLINA AHEC (Health Careers Academy Medical Explorers Program)

Mid-Carolina AHEC offers the Health Careers Academy Medical Explorers
Program for 8th-grade students. This program provides exploration
into health careers and prepares students for healthcare training
programs through activities that focus on communication, math and
science. The program is held one Tuesday evening monthly at Midlands
Technical College Airport Campus from 6pm-8pm. If you are interested
learning more about health careers through this program, please stop
by the MGM Counseling Center for an informational brochure and
application. Application deadline is September 30th.

HEALING HEARTS

Healing Hearts is a grief support program offered through Lexington School District 1. If your family or students has experienced loss, you may be interested. The next session of Healing Hearts will be held at MGM on October 12, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00.


For more information on Healing Hearts, click HERE.

UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS

Check Schoology for more details. Email your student's teacher with specific questions.


Pre-Algebra: Test Friday (9/25)

Algebra I: Quiz Tuesday (9/22)

Algebra II: Test Tuesday (9/22)


Science: Test Friday (Motion, Speed, Balanced and Unbalanced Forces, Time-distance Graphs) (9/25)


Social Studies:

Retest Request Forms for the Mid-Unit 1 Test is due Tuesday 9/22

SC Proprietary Colony Quiz is Thursday 9/24

Retests are Thursday 9/24 & Friday 9/25 (based upon appointments)


ELA Grade Level: Summative Assessment Wednesday (9/23)

English I: See Schoology for updates



World Language French Immersion (8th): None

World Language French Passport: None

World Language Novice A: None

World Language Novice B2: Unit 5.1 Assessment

World Language Novice C1: None

World Language Novice C3 Spanish: None

World Language Latin Novice A: None

World Language Latin 1: None

World Language Latin 2: None

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!