MGM 7th Grade House News

February 9, 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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Support our Robotics Team by Purchasing Candy Grams next week.

The MGM robotics team won the state Championship and are raising funds to travel to Houston TX where they will represent SC at the World competition. Help our award winning team by buying a Candygram for your student, a friend or teacher. $1, sold each day at lunch or can be purchased in the office before school. Thank you for your support!

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Girls on The RUN!

Last call for Girls On The Run! Are you interested in joining an after school activity at MGMS? Girls in grades 6-8 are invited to join Ms. Gallert and Ms. Fischer on Mondays and Wednesdays after school for practices involving fun games and 5k training! Registration is open until Valentine's Day! Click here to sign up! Email Ms. Gallert or Ms. Fischer if you have any questions. Any girl interested can try out practice on Monday 2/12 from 3:30-5 in room A103. There will be a parent meeting after practice, Monday at 5 if you would like to learn more about the program!

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.

MGMS Staff Appreciation Lunch - Want to Help?

Sign up with the link below to help with the MGMS Staff Appreciation Lunch next week.

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 Counselors

Next week we celebrate National School Counseling Week! Did you know that the word "guidance" is no longer used? Today's professional school counselor is very different from the ones many of us knew when we were in school.Click here to learn more about professional school counselors.


Order your yearbook today!! You can purchase your yearbook online for $65.

Upcoming Assessments

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


Math 7: Summative- Chapter 7 (Lessons 7.1-7.4 only) Thurs. Feb. 15

Accelerated: Quiz- Lessons 7.1-7.3- Tues. Feb. 13

Social Studies: Next Unit is on WWI. The summative will be a socratic seminar. Students need to check schoology each day for assignments and readings to prepare for this summative.

Science: Punnett Square Test on Tuesday, Feb. 13 . Study guide & Quizlet cards are on Schoology.

ELA: We will begin reading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass on Monday, Feb. 12.

World Language



  • Novice A: No assessment next week

  • Level 1: No assessment next week


  • 7th/8th Grade Level 1: Unit 3 Interpretative Listening & Interpersonal Writing assessments


  • Level 2: None


  • 8th grade Immersion: Formative Interpretive Listening / Interpersonal Speaking/ Presentational Writing

  • 8th grade Passport

  • French 2: Formative Interpretive Listening / Interpersonal Speaking/ Presentational Writing

Chinese: (Zhang & Wang)

  • Novice A: Unit 3.1 Formative Speaking Assessments: Feb 5-8

  • Level 1: Unit 3.1 Formative Speaking and Writing Assessments: Feb 5-8

  • Level 2: Unit 3.1 Formative Speaking Assessments: Feb 5-8



  • Novice A: Unit 3 Interpretive Listening (Feb. 05) and Interpersonal Speaking (Feb. 7-9).

  • Level 1: Unit 3 Interpretative Listening (Feb. 06) and Interpersonal Writing (Feb. 08).


  • Novice A: 3.1 Formative Assessments

    • Monday February 5: Interpretive Listening

    • Wednesday-Friday February 7-9: Interpersonal Speaking

  • Level 2: 3.1 Formative Assessments

    • Tuesday February 6: Interpretive Listening

    • Wednesday February 7: Presentational Writing Rough Draft due upon arrival to class

    • Thursday-Friday February 8-9: Interpersonal Speaking

    • Friday February 9: Presentational Writing Final Draft due by the end of class


  • Novice A: 3.1 Formative Assessments

Formative Interpretive Reading: Tuesday February 6th.

Formative Interpersonal Writing Wednesday February 7th

  • Level 1: 3.1 Formative Assessments

Formative Presentational Writing Assessment - Wednesday 31th - Thursday February 1


  • Novice A: Unit 3 Interpretive Listening (Feb. 05) and Interpersonal Speaking (Feb. 7-9).

  • Level 1: Unit 3 Interpretative Listening (Feb. 06) and Interpersonal Writing (Feb. 08).:



  • Novice A: Episode 2.3 Assessment 2/9

  • Level 1: Stage 9 Vocabulary Quiz 2/9

  • Level 2: Stage 19 Vocabulary Quiz 2/9



Had a great time building background knowledge on the abolitionist movement era and getting to know Frederick Douglass this week in ELA!

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!