MGM 8th Grade House News

April 20, 2018

Welcome!

Welcome to 8th Grade! Please read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and 8th-grade house highlights! These newsletters will be sent out every week on Friday!

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Miss MGMS Pageant Tomorrow Night!

Miss MGMS Gator Pageant is tomorrow, Saturday, April 21 at 7pm at RBHS. This is our largest fundraiser for Relay for Life! Come out and show your support!

Learning Commons News

  • Blowfish Baseball Reading Program
We are once again participating in the Blowfish Reading Program! All students have to do is set a reading goal of reading for just 4 hours. Below is what students can receive:



-Reads for 1 hour: 1 FREE General Admission Ticket

-Reads for 2 hours: 2 FREE General Admission Tickets

-Reads for 3 hours: in addition to the 2 tickets, they can participate in a parade

-Reads for 4 hours: in addition to the 2 tickets, parade, they will get a FREE shaved ice and get unlimited rides on the Goliath Inflatable


Students need to have their parent/guardian/teachers sign off on their reading log that they have read for the 4 hours and turn it in to the Learning Commons.This program starts on April 18th and runs until May 9th. Reading logs can be found in the Learning Commons, on the Learning Commons Schoology course, and with ELA teachers.



  • Thank you for all of those who donated items for Pawmetto Lifeline and Carolina Wildlife Center. We appreciate your giving to those animals in need.

Upcoming Assessments

If you have any questions about assessments below, please email your child's teacher!

Pre-Algebra:

Test Tuesday on Volume and Surface Area, Quiz next Friday on Two-Way Tables


Algebra:

Quiz Monday on 9.4 to 9.6 and Test next Friday on Chapter 9 Quadratics


Geometry:

Check Schoology for updates


Social Studies:

Unit 6-1 French and Indian War Quiz is Monday 4/23

Unit 6-2 Footsteps to Independence Quiz is Friday 4/27


Science:

Rocks and Minerals Retake must be taken by Friday of next week. Check with your teacher about dates and times.

Fossil quiz on Thursday.


English 8:

See Schoology for updates


English I:

See Schoology for updates


World Language:

French

Fall

Novice A: No assessment next week

Level 1: Interpretive Reading


Hamner

7th/8th Grade Level 1: See Schoology


Spaulding

8th grade: Formative Presentational Speaking Assessments (April 24)


Pontens

8th grade Immersion: Interpretive Listening, Interpersonal Speaking and Presentation Writing Assessments on April 23-25

8th grade Passport: Selection of best articles for “Le journal de MG”

French 2: Interpretive Listening, Interpersonal Speaking and Presentation Writing Assessments on April 23-25


Chinese (Zhang & Wang)

Novice A Finish up Unit 4.1 Formative Assessments: on April 23 & 24

Level 1: Finish up continue Unit 4.1 Formative Assessments on April 23 & 24

Level 2: Finish up Unit 4.1 Formative Assessments on April 23 & 24


Spanish

Salomon

Novice A: Formative Interpretive Listening Assessment- Thursday 04/26

Level 1: Presentational Speaking Summative Assessment - Thursday 04/26 - Friday 04/27


Simmons

Novice A: Formative Interpretive Listening Assessment- Thursday 04/26

Level 2: No assessments!


Sandoval

Novice A: Formative Interpretive Listening Assessment- Thursday 04/26

Level 1: Presentational Speaking Summative Assessment - Thursday 04/26 - Friday 04/27


Centeno

Spanish Novice: Interpretive Listening Assessment 4/26


Latin

Stolebarger

Novice A: Continue Episode 3.3

Level 1: Begin Stage 11 on Monday (4/23)

Level 2: Begin CLC Review on Monday (4/23)

Encore News

Choir - Upcoming important dates!

Friday, April 20

Concert Choir Rehearsal

3:45pm-5pm MGM Choir Room


Friday, April 27

Friday, April 27

Semester Choir Rehearsal

3:45pm-5pm MGM Choir Room


Friday, May 4

Concert Choir Rehearsal

3:45pm-5pm MGM Choir Room


Dance - Save the Date!

April 30th is our Spring Show for Dance! Come support all MGM dancers at the 6:00 show or 7:30 show at River Bluff High School. $5 general admission

House Happenings

Lots happening in 8th grade!

A "veteran" from the French and Indian War visited with Mr. Moore's classes this week. He was quite the character.

Our Robotics team is at the World Championship Competition in Houston. We are so proud of their work and send them best wishes as they compete.

Today, our school rallied around our Special Olympic friends and created a human tunnel in front of the school showing our support for these students. It was a great day to be a Gator! So proud of our students and their hearts for each other.

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!