MGM 8th Grade Gator News

May 9, 2016


Be sure to read through for house news, upcoming assessments, and highlights!

News & Updates

Lexington Laces Up!

Support Ms. Metze's 8th grade Crew by participating in this Saturday's 5K run/walk. Come out and join the fun. All proceeds will be equally distributed to Harvest Hope and the One SC Fund. This Crew decided to support these two agencies as a response to the October floods.

Students can run/walk for $15

Adults can run/walk for $25

You can register below:


**Please let your students know that it is only $15 for students to participate on Saturday morning if they register on paper through the front office or at my room. They can bring cash or checks made payable to MGMS to school.**

Math Boot Camp

Please see the attached flyer regarding Math Boot Camp for this year's upcoming end of course test.

Social Studies Needs Your Help!

Social Studies is completing a dodecahedron project at the end of this week and the beginning of next week. Each student needs 12 paper plates. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Here is an example of the type of plates we need. Thank you for your continued support of the 8th-grade house.

Message from Guidance

Please see the attached flyer concerning SC Virtual School opportunities for our students.

Important Dates for 8th Graders - Save the Date!

Passages will be Friday, May 27th at MGMS. There will be two sessions on this date. One will begin at 11 am and the other at 1pm. Your child should be discussing with you what times are most convenient for you and your family. You will not want to miss these thoughtful reflections of our 8th graders.

What exactly 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 a group setting to parents, family and other adults.

This year, Passages presentations will focus upon the Habits of Scholarship as they pertained to a middle school educational experience. Students will provide specific examples of how they displayed the Habits of Scholarship in an exemplary way.

8th Grade Celebration will be Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 at River Bluff High School. We will recognize all 8th-grade students during this special ceremony.

Blowfish Baseball Reading Program

Want to receive two FREE tickets to a Blowfish baseball game? MGM is participating in the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Reading program, where students can receive up to two FREE general admission tickets, a chance to run around the bases, and a free hot dog and Coke at the July 20th game. All that is required is that students read 4 days a week for 30 minutes for 4 weeks from April 18th ­ May 13th. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Assessments

Check with your child's teacher if you have questions!

Pre-Algebra - City Design Project due by end of Class on Friday

Algebra I - Test Chapter 9 Tuesday (5/10)

Algebra II - See Schoology

English 8 - Animals inTranslation paper or project (student choice) final due Tuesday, May 24 (Hamilton only)

English I - Stems Units 1-8 assessment Friday

Research paper final due Friday, May 20

(Hamilton only)

Science - None

Social Studies - See Schoology

World Language French Immersion: None

World Language French Passport: None

World Language Novice B1: None

World Language Novice B2: None

World Language C1: None

World Language Novice C2 : None

Intermediate A: None

World Language Latin 1: None

World Language Latin2: None

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!