MGM 7th Grade House News

November 30, 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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7th Grade Expedition: What's the Cost Service Project: Chores for Change!

As part of our 7th grade expedition, What's the Cost? students have partnered with Heifer International to participate in their Chores for Change program.

Chores for Change is a service program designed for children and youth. Whether at home, school, or in another group setting, the program shows students how they can create local and global change at the same time. The program invites students to volunteer in their communities while raising funds to support our mission around the world. Students recruit sponsors to pledge donations for the time they spend doing service activities. Once their service is complete, participants collect pledges, helping to eliminate hunger and poverty around the world. In their CREWs students participated in a poverty simulation and decided to purchase plants or animals for families around the world. Ask your child what their CREW has chosen to purchase!

Students can do chores around the house or their communities to collect change! This project will go until December 7, 2018.

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Washington, D.C. Trip

Thank you for turning in permission slips for Washington, D.C. Please note no monies will be collected through MGM. Here is the payment schedule and the links for paying the travel company by mail or online:

Payment Schedule:

Payment #2: $135 by December 1st

Payment #3: $135 by January 1st

Payment #4: $130 by February 1st

Payment form if paying by mail
Website to pay online - click the payments tab and fill in the information

This is an awesome trip for students that always culminates in our 7th grade veterans project (completed in the spring). Students will be learning more information about this project as the year progresses.

Please contact Amanda Kerbis if you have additional questions.

Make Up Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony

If you missed Thursday's Jr. Beta Club Induction 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

Teacher Contact Information

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


Dr. Bill Coon -

Dr. Kyle Meetze -

Jamie Powell

Alisa Long-


Davis Myers-

House Leader

Amanda Hammill

Content Area Teachers:


Andrea Roberts-

Melanie Wells-

Joyce Perkins-


Taylor Fralick-

Regan Moore-

Mary Harbaugh-


Bill Rogers-

Rebecca Fischer-

Tammy Hardy-

Social Studies

Amanda Hammill-

Derrick Price-

Amanda Kerbis -

Ben Jackson-

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 -

Chinese - Na Zhang -

Chinese - Susan Wang -

Chinese-Natalie Lukity -

Spanish - Samantha Simmons -

Spanish - Valentina Salomon

Manuel Vasquez,

Hilda Duarte,

Filder Segura

Musical Theatre Production of Guys and Dolls Jr.

Join MGM Musical Theatre 7th and 8th grade casts for a dice rolling good time this week as they present the musical "Guys and Dolls JR." See what Nathan, Adelaide, Sky and Sarah and the amazing cast are up to as they try travel from the heart of Times Square to Havana and back.

8th grade cast performs on Thursday and Friday night at 6:30pm and 7th grade roars to the stage on Saturday at 4pm and 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the door for $7 and kids under 5 are free.

See you there!

Book Club December 11th 3:30-4:30

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MGM Counseling Department

Science Case Study!

MGM Gators had a wonderful opportunity to act as real scientists this week as we measured for the water quality of our local stream. Students heard from guest experts Sarah Chabaane from the Department of Natural Resources and Justin Lewandowski from the Department of Health and Environmental Control about the importance of macro-invertebrates (insects, crawfish, snails, and worms) as an indicator species in a healthy ecosystem. The experts taught students how to conduct a scientific sampling of the stream. The next day, students visited the stream, conducted the research and gathered data. Once we returned to the classroom, we began to analyze this data and determine what it means about the health of our local stream.
Follow the counseling center on Twitter @mgmcounseling for updates from our counselors!


ELA: ELA: Chavez Speech Formative Assessment on Friday 12/7

MATH: Pre-Algebra should be ready for a test next Friday, December 7.

SCIENCE: See Schoology.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Unit 3 Summative Assessment on Revolutions 12/4.

WORLD LANGUAGES: Click here for a link to all WL updates.


Don't forget your 2018-2019 yearbook! The price will go up soon. Please go to to order yours today.

Week of Dec 3rd

8th grade iCivics-summative on Elections, Monday 12/3

7th grade iCivics-summative on Elections, Friday 12/7

PTO Updates

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See upcoming PTO dates:

Dec 5 - Collaborative Planning Day - Dismiss at 12:40

Dec 7 - Krispy Kreme car line sale 7am

Dec 7 - PTO Meeting 8am (following car line sale)

Dec 11 - Pelican's Snoballs & Box Tops Collection during lunches

Dec 12 - Pelican's Snoballs & Box Tops Collection during lunches

Dec 13 - Merchandise Sale during lunches

Dec 14- Merchandise sale during lunches

Dec 21- Half Day dismissal at 12:40

Dec 24 - Jan 4 - Winter Break

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Thank you for sharing your children with us each day! We are looking forward to another great year!