MGM 6th Grade Gator News

April 27, 2015


Read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and highlights!

News & Updates

Summer Opportunity--Young Writer's Camp

The Midlands Writing Project is proud to announce its 9th summer writing camp. The “Write Stuff” writing camp will be held June 8-12, 2015. This camp is for students who will begin the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall of 2015; it is designed for students who want to broaden their horizons as writers and who want to experience living a “writerly” way of life. The writing camp will be held at River Bluff High School, 320 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Please click here for a copy of the brochure and registration information. Some scholarships are available. Please contact Kris Gillaspy,, about scholarship information.

Washington, D.C. Trip--Meeting Thursday!

We are excited to announce an opportunity for your child to not only learn history but to live it as well! Next school year, our house is planning to take a trip to our nation's capital, Washington D.C.! In the coming weeks, a special invitation for you and your child will be sent home inviting you to attend an informational meeting on Thursday April 30th. If interested, please plan on attending the interest meeting held in the 6th Grade House at 6:00 P.M.

When? Thursday, April 30th
Where? Meadow Glen Middle School 6th Grade House
Time? 6:00 P.M.

Power of One--Donate a Toothbrush!

We are collecting toothbrushes through Crew to donate to Donate a Toothbrush! The purpose of our Power of One donation drive is to help students see that if we all give just a little, we can have a huge impact. If every student donates ONE toothbrush, we will have close to 1,000 to donate to an organization that is making a global impact. Send in one (or more) toothbrush/es with your gator to support our cause. Students can turn toothbrushes in to their Crew leader. Crews will earn 1 point for every toothbrush which will impact their score at Crew Cup in just a few weeks!

Save the Date--May 21st

On May 21st, 6th grade house will be having our "Me to We" Learning Celebration. Please mark your calendars for this date from 8:30-11:00 AM. We will be sending an invitation with more details soon! Please save this date because we would like to have all of you come celebrate our 6th grade expedition with us!

Upcoming Assessments

ACT Aspire Testing

This week, students will take the ACT Aspire test on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The schedule for ACT Aspire is below:

Tuesday, 4/28--Writing & English

Wednesday, 4/29--Reading

Thursday, 4/30--Math

Please help your students perform their best by making sure they are getting plenty of rest and having a good breakfast each morning before testing. We trust that our gators will do their very best!

Other Assessments:

Spanish B3: finish presentations Monday and Interpretive listening on Friday

Spanish C3: finish presentations Monday

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!