Staying Focused in the Second Semester!

This newsletter was created to support your needs as a student and highlight the great things happening at MGM! Each month, be on the lookout for this virtual newsletter.

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!


Alpha Waves for Study, Focus, and Creativity.

Brainwave music, is complex music which contains binaural beats and isochronic tone frequencies. This music ranges between the Theta and Beta ranges, known as Alpha Waves, comprised of 3Hz to 18Hz which flows up and down.

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.

6 Hour Study Music Alpha Waves: Relaxing Studying Music, Brain Power, Focus Concentration Music ☯161

Are Your Earbuds to Loud?

According to Physicians Hearing Solutions, using earbuds at high decibels can cause "noise induced hearing loss". The louder and longer you listen the more damage that can be done.


Use the 60-60 rule. The rule is you wear the ear buds for 60 minutes at 60% volume level.

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Focus on Being Equipped

Top 10 Test Taking Strategies

Test-taking strategies can help you improve your academic performance. Try these test taking strategies:

  1. Learn academic vocabulary and regularly use the vocabulary
  2. Work at a steady pace
  3. 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.
  4. Share your learning with others. This highest form of learning is teaching.
  5. Resolve to do your best
  6. Take care of yourself, drink plenty of water and this will boost your brain's functioning.
  7. Don't forget to eat right and get plenty of sleep.
  8. Take practice test
  9. Use the process of elimination to reduce answer choices
  10. Use multiple representations and evidence to defend, clarify, solve problems, and answer questions

Daily Focus


Sports Zone

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Basketball team for securing the #1 seat in our Area 1 Division. The boys were lead by Kyle Kimble with 12 points, Tim Williams with 10 points, and a host of other Vikings leading us to a victory over Theodore Bobcats 55-42.
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Creative Zone

THE GREATEST SCHOOL (From the Greatest Showman) (From Mary G. Montgomery's Sociology Class)

Motivation Zone

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Information 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.

Prom Tickets:

Ms. Johnson- Room 606


Ms. Brown- Room 109


Guidance Communication- (Instagram) @MGMGuidanceOffice

Envision Virtual Academy- (9-12th grade may apply)

Summer Scrubs- (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 ( and social media sites for updates and additional information.

Events Zones

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

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