MGM 8th Grade Gator News

Learn By Doing...Lead By Example

APRIL 20, 2015


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


Our 8th graders will be participating in two very important events this last quarter. We wanted you to know of the following dates and events:

Final Word will be Friday, May 29th at MGMS

8th Grade Awards and Celebration Night will be Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 at River Bluff High School.

More details to come.

Color Me Gator

The Color Me Gator Party is this Wednesday afternoon. Our students and teachers are very excited about this event. We look forward to a great time with everyone involved. Thank you, PTO for organizing this!

Featured Work from 8th grade Spanish Students

Big news! Heather Yordy and Ashleigh Berrian's class project, ¡Bienvenidos a Meadow Glen Middle School has been accepted into the Expeditionary Learning Center of Student Work collection, an amazing and very selective resource of exemplary student work open to educators across the country. Take a look at the work created by Meadow Glen Middle School students that will be used as a model to raise questions, provoke thinking, and inspire excellence.


Donate a Toothbrush was our winning proposal for Crew's Power of One initiative. 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 into their Crew leader. Crews will earn 1 point for every toothbrush which will impact their score at Crew Cup in just a few weeks!

Upcoming Assessments

Check Schoology for more details. Email your student's teacher with specific questions.

Algebra: None

Pre-Algebra: None

Science: Rock and Mineral Performance Assessment this Friday, April 24th.

Social Studies: Unit 14, Late 19th Century, multiple choice test on Monday, April 20th.

World Language French Immersion: Finish up 15.2 Assessments on Monday (4/20)

World Language Novice B1: 4.1 Interpretive Reading, 4.1 Presentational Speaking Thursday and Friday (4/23 and 4/24)

World Language Novice B2: Interpretive Reading Wednesday (4/22) and Presentation Speaking Friday (4/24)

World Language Novice B3: I-movies about "My School Day" MGMS Thursday and Friday (4/23 and 4/24)

World Language Novice C1: Summative assessments Thursday and Friday (4/23 and 4/24)

World Language Novice C2: None

World Language Novice C3 Spanish: Summative Assessments - Wednesday - Friday (4/22-4/24)

World Language Latin Novice A: None

World Language Latin I: None

World Language Latin II:None

English I: To Kill a Mockingbird Retest

ELA Grade Level/English I: Vocabulary Unit 7 Quiz and Summative



As part of a study of cultural differences, Sra. Osborne's Spanish classes learned to play Toma Todo, a Mexican game. Everyone used only Spanish while playing it!


8th-grade science students culminated their study of earthquakes by building structures with various requirements to withstand a "simulated" earthquake. Gator Perseverance and Grit at its finest.

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!