MGM STUDENT NEWSLETTER
GOING FROM GOOD TO GREAT
Staying Focused in the Second Semester!
MGM has an awesome and talented student population. We will continue to focus on moving from good to great by being the best we can be. Keep up the great work, MGM!
FOCUS ON YOU
Alpha Waves for Study, Focus, and Creativity.
These binary beats promote and assist in the enhancement of creativity and focus for the tasks at hand." Psychology Today, also supports research that alpha waves reduce depression.
Enjoy these binary beats during your next study or work session.
Are Your Earbuds to Loud?
Use the 60-60 rule. The rule is you wear the ear buds for 60 minutes at 60% volume level.
Focus on Being Equipped
Top 10 Test Taking Strategies
Test-taking strategies can help you improve your academic performance. Try these test taking strategies:
- Learn academic vocabulary and regularly use the vocabulary
- Work at a steady pace
- Use deep breathing during testing. Many test takers will hold their breath while under stress cutting off the oxygen to their brains. The brain needs plenty of oxygen to run at optimal levels. Be mindful of your breathing.
- Share your learning with others. This highest form of learning is teaching.
- Resolve to do your best
- Take care of yourself, drink plenty of water and this will boost your brain's functioning.
- Don't forget to eat right and get plenty of sleep.
- Take practice test
- Use the process of elimination to reduce answer choices
- Use multiple representations and evidence to defend, clarify, solve problems, and answer questions
IN THE ZONE
Senior Advisors for Events & Information:
Mr. Crabtree- Room 426
Ms. Salamone- Room 414
Mr. Thomas- Room 421
Senior Pictures, Caps/Gowns, Yearbooks:
Mr. Bryan- Room 418
Adams (Seniors A-H & 9th grade)
Coburn (Seniors H-P & 11th grade)
Dixon (Seniors P-Z & 10th grade)
Note: Turn in all Scholarship Information to Ms. Dixon.
ASVAB is administered in the Junior and Senior school year.
Ms. Johnson- Room 606
Ms. Brown- Room 109
Links:Guidance Communication- (Instagram) @MGMGuidanceOffice
Envision Virtual Academy- envisionvirtualacademy.com (9-12th grade may apply)
Summer Scrubs- summersscrubs.com (See Ms. Price/Deadline: March 6, 2020)
Freshmen students will be making an Academy choice the first part of February. All 9th grade students will make a choice. There will be an assembly where the information will be delivered. Please take the to think about your goals and future plans.
Students that would like to change their academy for next year may do so ONLY during the pre-registration time. Counselors will be doing pre-registration in March and April. An application will be available for this.
Juniors, be ready to take the ACT on 3/10/2020. Please make sure you are present and on time. You are going to do great!
All graduation information about events will be distributed to seniors at the senior meeting scheduled on Friday, March 27th. All seniors are expected to be at this meeting.
Please continue to check our website (mgmvikings.com) and social media sites for updates and additional information.
February 6, 2020- Basketball Area Championship Tournament at 7:30 pm at MGM
February 17-21, 2020- Cheerleader Tryouts. See Mrs. Blackburn for info.
February 19, 2020- Kirk Jay Performance at 12:00 pm
February 24- 28, 2020- School Holiday
March 10, 2020- ACT Administered at MGM
March 13, 2020- Mr. Viking Pageant: See Mrs. Blackburn for info.
March 14, 2020- Miss Viking Pageant: See Mrs. Blackburn for info.
March 14, 2020- Azalea Festival/Viking Horticulture Plant Sale at MGM from
9:00 am -3:00 pm
March 21, 2020- Prom at The Grounds from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
March 23, 2020- Senior Graduation Meeting: See Crabtree, Salamone, or Thomas for info
March 30-April 3, 2020- Spring Break School Holiday
May 12, 2020- Graduation at USA Mitchell Center at 5:30 pm
May 20, 2020- Last day for students
Reminder: ACT Tutoring- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:45- 4:45 pm.
See Mr. Parkin- Room 202.
Science Tutoring (Chemistry, Physical Science, and Earth Space Science)-
Wednesday’s at 2:45-3:45 pm. See Mrs. Hall- Room 403