MGM Monthly Info

February Parent Newsletter

Pre-ACT

MGM will be conducting the Pre-ACT on February 9th. This test is for ALL 10th grade students. This means even virtual students will need to come to school on February 9th. Students should report to the cafeteria by 7:00 to receive breakfast. Students may find their testing room by logging into their Schoology group (code MPBJ-HSQ5-Z26NK). If your student doesn't see their name, you can reach out to Mrs. Dixon at tdixon1@mcpss.com or they can reach out to their case manager.


*No late arrivals will be admitted into a testing site so please be on time.


Students that are virtual and don't have a uniform may wear appropriate clothing such as jeans and a tshirt. Students will not be allowed to bring anything into the testing room. (No food, drink, or smart devices). Students may bring an approved calculator for the math portion.


Students will be provided lunch in the cafeteria after testing is over. There will also be an attendance incentive in the form of a gift card drawing.


Students in grades 9, 11, and 12 will be completing school virtually at home on this day.


**Students must wear a mask at all times**

ACT Testing

MGM will be conducting the ACT on March 9th. This test is for ALL 11th grade students. This means even virtual students will need to come to school on March 9th. Students should report to the cafeteria by 7:00 to receive breakfast on testing day. Students may find their testing room by logging into their Schoology group (code 45JQ-CVGG-D56V4). If your student doesn't see their name, you can reach out to Mrs. Dixon at tdixon1@mcpss.com or they can reach out to their case manager.


**No late arrivals will be admitted into testing so please be on time.


Students that are virtual and don't have a uniform may wear appropriate clothing such as jeans and a tshirt. Students will not be allowed to bring anything into the testing room. (No food, drink, or smart devices)


Students will be provided lunch in the cafeteria after testing is over. There will also be gift card drawings as an attendance incentive.


Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will be completing school virtually at home on this day.


We are posting testing strategies and information about the ACT test on our Facebook and Twitter pages. You can find the posts by searching the hashtag #VikingsFOCUS


**Students must wear a mask at all times**
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Extended Day Learning

MGM will be offering an Extended Day Learning program to our students. EDL is 2:50-4:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in room 211. Students MUST sign up the day before by emailing hculbreth@mcpss.com, bbox@mcpss.com, or tdixon1@mcpss.com.

Students can receive assistance with Virtual tutoring using Homework Alabama, Schoology assistance, ACT Cert assistance, and IReady Assistance. Transportation will NOT be provided and students must be picked up by 4:00PM.


** This is an extension of the school day, therefore social distancing, sanitizing, and wearing masks will still apply throughout our time in EDL**


Please refer to the calendars below for specific dates.

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ACT Math Prep

Please use the link below to sign up for the ACT Prep Math help. This link is only for February 6th. We will post the links for the other sessions on our Facebook page and Schoology page. If you have questions about this please reach out to meblackmon@mcpss.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGV75BxZTc_nmsCnh3buaa8w2INQ0dcUSKZlY9UzuJ8secOw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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SENIORS

Graduation

We are happy to announce the details for MGM 2021 Graduation.


Monday, May 17 at 1:30pm & 5:30pm

Location: Ladd Peebles Stadium

Senior's Last Day: TBD

Class of 2021, you can officially start your countdown now!!


At this time this is all the details we have. We will send out information as we get it.

Senior Class t-shirts

Seniors, MGM is buying you a senior tshirt! We just need to know what size to order you. Please click the link below and complete the Google Form by Friday, February 5. After that date, orders will be placed and we will follow up with everyone concerning delivery. Make sure you complete the form by the deadline, because after February 5, no future orders will be placed.

Just to recap... form completed by February 5 = free tshirt. Forgetting to complete the form = you're on your own buying a tshirt that looks nothing like the rest of the Class of 2021.


[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-nHPJ57OdS0UBM8eWq8JPF2pimlYU-AEWInhjm-jiupcQlQ/viewform?usp=sf_link](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-nHPJ57OdS0UBM8eWq8JPF2pimlYU-AEWInhjm-jiupcQlQ/viewform?usp=sf_link)


Senior Picture Proofs

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Yearbook Pictures

Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 can submit a "selfie" to be pictured in the yearbook. The student needs to be the only one in the picture. The picture needs to be of high quality with good lighting. If you have any questions please email mgmvalhallayearbook@mcpss.com. Students will need to upload their picture to https://images.jostens.com/upload.jsp

Please only upload 1 picture.

Spring Sports

We are getting ready to kick off a very busy spring sport seasons. We have posted all the schedules on our Facebook, Twitter, and website. As a reminder, all tickets can only be purchased on gofan.co.

Summer Internships

We are still seeking companies to participate in our summer internship program. We must have all jobs lined up by February 12th. If you are interested in participating or have questions please reach out to our academy specialist at tprice1@mcpss.com.You can find out more about the program with our employer guidebook https://mcpss-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/p/tprice1/ERZgUO-dbGZLiltQyi07HpIB_x-OvFaqwbw6-BQtgv-6LA?e=hEwPeF

Calendar

Students will be out of school for holidays on:

February 15,16, and 17

April 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Newsletters

We have archived all of our past newsletters and will continue to post them each month. You can find them on our school website www.mgmvikings.com under parent resources.