MGM 8th Grade Gator News
February 16, 2016
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News & Updates
Register now to be a part of Meadow Glen's Run Hard team!
Run Hard is for boys in 6, 7, and 8 grade. It's open to anyone that wants to participate! Flyers with registration information can be picked up in the front office. The first practice will be on Tuesday, March 8, but you can register now.
You must register online, not through the school. All practices will be held at MGMS right after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Counselor's Corner - Information About Upcoming LOCC Survey
Lexington County School District One occasionally asks students to complete tests, surveys and questionnaires so that we can gather information about various topics pertaining to our youth. The district will administer a student survey to all participating students in Grades 6–12 that falls into one of the eight “sensitive” areas of the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment. (See attached.) This survey is an anonymous Lexington One Community Coalition student survey designed to help LOCC (Lexington One Community Coalition) gather information about students’ attitudes toward alcohol and drugs, the availability of alcohol and drugs in the community, and students’ perceptions on these topics. The survey will be given during the week of Feb. 29–March 4 and should take from 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
The data collected from this survey has allowed and continues to allow LOCC and the district to monitor current prevention programs in the schools and also to apply for additional funding for similar programs. It is very important that parents and students understand that any student’s participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Students should not feel any pressure to complete the survey, can decide to skip any question that makes them feel uncomfortable and can stop taking the survey at any time.
The survey is confidential (not seen by others) and anonymous (students’ responses cannot be matched to students). Students do not provide their names anywhere on the survey. Students will receive an email through Naviance from their school counselors. That email will have a link to a survey hosted on SurveyMonkey. The student will click on the link, read the instructions and complete the survey. Only questions with asterisks are required. All other questions may be skipped if you are not sure about the answer or uncomfortable with the question.
The survey will be open from Monday, February 29, through Friday, March 4. Students can take the survey at any time during that week. During the week the survey is open, school counselors will email students a reminder. Our goal is for 75 percent of the students to complete the survey.
Parents can preview copies of the survey by contacting me, Zan Tracy Pender, Director of School Counseling, at 803-821-1052. If you do not want your child to participate in this survey, you must notify me in writing. My mailing address is P.O. Box 1869, Lexington, SC 29071-1869.
Again, your students’ participation in this survey is completely voluntary. You may instruct your student not to take the survey. If your student does participate, he or she can choose not to answer any question that makes him or her uncomfortable, with no penalty, or stop taking the survey at any time.
Zan Tracy Pender
District Director of School Counseling
Love, Like and Win
"Like" the Meadow Glen Middle School PTO Facebook page for a chance to win a $25 Chick-fil-A gift card! Everyone who likes the page by Friday, February 19 will be entered into a drawing for the gift card. Don't miss your chance...LIKE us today!
Check with your child's teacher if you have questions!
Pre-Algebra - Chapter 13 Test Friday, 2/19
Algebra I - Quiz on cylinders Friday, 2/19
Algebra II - See Schoology for updates
English I and ELA - See Schoology for updates
Science - None
Social Studies - Quiz Unit 4 Part 1 Wednesday, 2/17
World Language French Immersion: None
World Language French Passport: None
World Language Novice B1: None
World Language Novice B2: None
World Language Novice C2 : None
Intermediate A: None
World Language Latin 1: None
World Language Latin2: None