MGM 8th Grade House News

October 26, 2018

Welcome!

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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MGM HONORS VETERANS

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 https://goo.gl/forms/Dkp7vzZIkMQwmGPu2 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.


Sincerely,

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 rlcooper@lexington1.net.

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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MGM PTO NEWS

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PTO APPRECIATES MGMS STAFF LUNCHEON

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PTO FUNDRAISER

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Basketball Tryouts

Check out times and dates for upcoming Basketball Tryouts.

ENCORE NEWS

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

8TH GRADE UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ASSESSMENTS BELOW, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER.
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)


SOCIAL STUDIES:

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.

Administration:

Dr Bill Coon - bcoon@lexington1.net

Dr. Kyle Meetze - kmeetze@lexington1.net

Jamie Powell-jpowell@lexington1.net

Alisa Long- aklong@lexington1.net

House Leader

Ashley Holmes aholmes@lexington1.net


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 - rlcooper@lexington1.net

Orchestra - Jennifer Mann - jmann@lexington1.net

Dance - Megan Viazanko- mviazanko@lexington1.net

Dance - Kara Corley - kccorley@lexington1.net

Band - Melanie Winn- mwinn@lexinton1.net

Art - June Collins - jcollins@lexington1.net

Art - Beth Maddox - bmaddox@lexington1.net

Chorus - Augie Gil- agil@lexington1.net

STEM - Cliff Roberts - cjroberts@lexington1.net

ICIVICS - Melody Shafer - mshafer@lexington1.net

Outdoor Ed - Phillip Thomas - pthomas@lexington1.net

Outdoor Ed - Stephen Harmon - srharmon@lexington1.net

Outdoor Ed- Abby Chisholm - achisholm@lexington1.net

PE - Candice Cobb - ccobb@lexington1.net

PE - Ben Anderson- rbanderson2@lexington1.net

Digital Design - Ryan Panter - rpanter@lexington1.net

Supplemental Math - Ann Bennett - abennett@lexington1.net

Academic Seminar LA - Susan Myrick - smyrick@lexington1.net

Math RTI - Trisha Hamilton - thamilton@lexington1.net

ELA RTI - Rayna Kleckley - rkleckley@lexington1.net

Academic Seminar LA - Jennifer Williams - jbwilliams@lexington1.net


World Language

Latin - Jessica Stolebarger - jstolebarger@lexington1.net

French - Dr. Todd Spaulding - tspaulding@lexington1.net

French - Erin Hamner - ehamner@lexington1.net

French - Cheikh Fall - cfall@lexington1.net

French - Catherine Pontens-Alemu - cpontens-alemu@lexington1.net

Chinese - Na Zhang - nzhang@lexington1.net

Chinese - Susan Wang - ywang@lexington1.net

Chinese-Natalie Lukity - nlukity@lexington1.net

Spanish - Samantha Simmons - ssimmons@lexington1.net

Spanish - Valentina Salomon msalomon@lexington1.net

Spanish - Hilda Duarte - hduartegomez@lexington1.net

Spanish - Filder Segura - fsegura@lexington1.net

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