MGM 8th Grade House News

October 26, 2018


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

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Dear MGM Family,

You are cordially invited to our Meadow Glen Middle School Veterans Breakfast.

On Friday, November 16, 2018 we will honor our active duty and retired military veteran family members with a special breakfast. Students are encouraged to bring veteran family members to enjoy breakfast with them. The breakfast will be from 7:30 am-8:00 am. Immediately following the breakfast, we will have a school wide assembly where we honor our veterans. We would love for you to stay for that, if possible.

Please RSVP to the breakfast by signing up online at no later than Friday, November 9, 2018, so that final preparations can be made.

We look forward to honoring our veterans. Thank you for your service.


Meadow Glen Middle School

MGM Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony

The MGM Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony will be held next Thursday at 6pm in the MGM Theatre. Students should dress nicely and meet in the drama room at 5:30pm. The ceremony will last no longer than 30 minutes.

IF YOUR STUDENT IS UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO THIS CEREMONY, the next induction will be held on Thursday, January 10th at 6pm in the MGM Theatre.

If you have questions, please reach out to

Spirit Week October 29-November 2

Join us in showing our school spirit with spirit week.

Monday, October 29: Tacky Day

Tuesday, October 30: Twin Day

Wednesday, October 31: Superhero Day

Thursday, November 1: Green and Gold Day

Friday, November 2: Team Day

Students must adhere to the MGM dress code, and may not wear pajamas, slippers, costumes, hats, hoods, or masks.

Take a Stand Expedition

Our expedition in 8th grade, Take a Stand, has officially begun with our kick off - a flash mob led by our 8th-grade teachers, the viewing and debriefing of the movie, Hidden Figures, and a morning of community experts. Our students will be asked to Take a Stand and bring about action to an individual passion. We are very proud of the work that has taken place thus far. Our students will explore two guiding questions throughout the next couple of months. They are:

1. Why take a stand?

2. How do I, others, and organizations take a stand?

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Basketball Tryouts

Check out times and dates for upcoming Basketball Tryouts.


iCivics - Announcement of the iCivics Fall 2018 Gator Apprentice at the Pep Rally on Thursday!

Band Concert! All grades! MGM Theater Tuesday October 30th at 6:30pm. Students participating need to arrive by 6:00pm. Costumes are encouraged!

Save the Date!

Fall Dance Showcase, featuring original student choreography

Thursday November 8th, MGM Auditorium

6:00pm- 6th & 7th grades combined show

7:30pm- 8th grade show


ELA: See Schoology for updates

ENGLISH I: See Schoology for updates

PRE-ALGEBRA: Ch. 2 Test on Wednesday (10/31)

ALGEBRA I: 5.1-5.4 Test on Friday.(11/2)

GEOMETRY: Constructions Formative Monday (10/29)

SCIENCE : Properties of Waves Test Monday (!0/29)


African American Hall of Fame Projects are due Monday 10/29 at the beginning of class.

Unit 2-1 SC Proprietary Colony Government Take Home Quiz is due Wednesday 10/31

WORLD LANGUAGES: Please click on the link to view assessments.

Teacher Contact Information

Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


Dr Bill Coon -

Dr. Kyle Meetze -


Alisa Long-

House Leader

Ashley Holmes

8th Grade Core Teachers

Please see the attached information for 8th grade core teachers. Each content area also provided tips for success in these classes.

Encore Teachers

Drama - Rachel Cooper -

Orchestra - Jennifer Mann -

Dance - Megan Viazanko-

Dance - Kara Corley -

Band - Melanie Winn-

Art - June Collins -

Art - Beth Maddox -

Chorus - Augie Gil-

STEM - Cliff Roberts -

ICIVICS - Melody Shafer -

Outdoor Ed - Phillip Thomas -

Outdoor Ed - Stephen Harmon -

Outdoor Ed- Abby Chisholm -

PE - Candice Cobb -

PE - Ben Anderson-

Digital Design - Ryan Panter -

Supplemental Math - Ann Bennett -

Academic Seminar LA - Susan Myrick -

Math RTI - Trisha Hamilton -

ELA RTI - Rayna Kleckley -

Academic Seminar LA - Jennifer Williams -

World Language

Latin - Jessica Stolebarger -

French - Dr. Todd Spaulding -

French - Erin Hamner -

French - Cheikh Fall -

French - Catherine Pontens-Alemu -

Chinese - Na Zhang -

Chinese - Susan Wang -

Chinese-Natalie Lukity -

Spanish - Samantha Simmons -

Spanish - Valentina Salomon

Spanish - Hilda Duarte -

Spanish - Filder Segura -

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day! We look forward to a great school year!