MGM 8th Grade House News

March 2, 2018


Welcome to 8th Grade! Please read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and 8th-grade house highlights! These newsletters will be sent out every week on Friday!

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8th Grade Parent Surveys

8th Grade Surveys: Please remember to turn in your surveys to the main office by Wednesday, March 21st or you may mail them directly to SCDE. This survey is administered by the State Department of Education and allows schools to gain needed feedback from our community. We really need your help in completing this survey and turning it back in. Thank you!

Passages - March 21

Our 8th-grade students have been working very hard on their Passage presentations. A postcard will be mailed out today to inform each student and family of their presentation time and location.

What is Passages? A Passages presentation is an opportunity for students to reflect upon their learning and demonstrate readiness for the next phase of their educational experience...high school. EL Education Schools provide this experience and opportunity to eighth grade students to help them improve upon public speaking and to prepare them for student-led conferences. This year, students will present their Passages in front of a panel. The panel will consist of teachers at MGMS and across the district, administrators, and community members. Passages is an important opportunity that empowers students to speak of their growth and progress as a learner.

Learning Commons News

Fireflies Baseball Reading Program

Would you like for your student to be able to go to a Fireflies baseball game for FREE? All they have to do is read 4 "just right" books from February 7th until March 30th. If they meet their reading goal, they will receive a free ticket to a Fireflies baseball game, a hot dog, drink, chips, and surprise while at the game! This is a great opportunity to have your student make a reading goal. Students can get their reading log from their ELA teachers, in the Learning Commons, and from the Learning Commons Schoology Course.

Save the Date - Miss MGMS Gator Pageant

Save the date for Miss MGMS Gator Pageant! Saturday, April 21. This is our largest fundraiser for Relay for Life! More details to come.

Counseling News

A word from your Gator Counselor, Mrs. Stockdell....

A big thank you to all parents who were able to attend their student's Individual Graduation Plan conference. This is a friendly reminder that March 16th is the deadline for making any changes to your student's course selection for next year.

Are you interested in having your student take a course over the summer? Now is the time to check out VirtualSC.

Upcoming Assessments

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


Test Monday on the Pythagorean Theorem 3/5


Test Wednesday on the Pythagorean Theorem 3/7


Similarity Test on Thursday 3/8

Social Studies:

None this week

Upcoming Assessments -

Chasing the American Dream Summative Socratic Seminar is Tuesday 3/13

Quiz on Units 4-4 & 4-5 is Wednesday 3/14


Earthquake structures project going on all week! Exciting stuff

English 8:

See Schoology for updates

English I:

See Schoology for updates

World Language:

Spanish (Centeno)

Novice A: Summative Assessments Q3

Week of March 5- Interpersonal Speaking Assessment and Interpretive Reading Assessment

Level 1: Summative Assessments Q3

Presentational Speaking Assessment: Continue on Monday March 5

Interpersonal Speaking Assessment: March 6 and 7

Interpretive Reading Assessment: March 9

French 1: (Hamner)

Unit 3 Summative Assessments (Interpretative Reading and Interpersonal Speaking) next week!

French Immersion and French 2 - (Pontens)

8th grade Immersion: Unit 3 Interpretive Listening / Interpersonal Speaking/ Presentational Writing

French 2: Unit 3 Interpersonal Speaking/ Presentational Writing

All other World Language Classes - See Schoology for updates

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!