MGM 7th Grade House News

December 7, 2018

Welcome!

Welcome to 7th Grade! Please read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and 7th grade house highlights! These newsletters will be sent out every week on Friday!

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7th Grade Expedition: What's the Cost Service Project: Chores for Change!

As part of our 7th grade expedition, What's the Cost? students have partnered with Heifer International to participate in their Chores for Change program.


Chores for Change is a service program designed for children and youth. Whether at home, school, or in another group setting, the program shows students how they can create local and global change at the same time. The program invites students to volunteer in their communities while raising funds to support our mission around the world. Students recruit sponsors to pledge donations for the time they spend doing service activities. Once their service is complete, participants collect pledges, helping to eliminate hunger and poverty around the world. In their CREWs students participated in a poverty simulation and decided to purchase plants or animals for families around the world. Ask your child what their CREW has chosen to purchase!


Students can do chores around the house or their communities to collect change! This project will go until December 7, 2018. So far students have collected over $1,100.00! WAY TO GO!

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Washington, D.C. Trip

Thank you for turning in permission slips for Washington, D.C. Please note no monies will be collected through MGM. Here is the payment schedule and the links for paying the travel company by mail or online:


Roommate preference forms were distributed this week. Students should turn these in by the deadline and every effort will be made for students to receive at least one of their preferences.


Payment Schedule:

Payment #3: $135 by January 1st

Payment #4: $130 by February 1st


Payment form if paying by mail
Website to pay online - click the payments tab and fill in the information


Please contact Amanda Kerbis if you have additional questions. akerbis@lexington1.net

Make Up Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony

If you missed Thursday's Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony, the next induction will be held on Thursday, January 10th at 6pm in the MGM Theatre.


If you have questions, please reach out to rlcooper@lexington1.net.

Teacher Contact Information

Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


Administration:

Dr. Bill Coon - bcoon@lexington1.net

Dr. Kyle Meetze - kmeetze@lexington1.net

Jamie Powell -jpowell@lexington1.net

Alisa Long- aklong@lexington1.net


Counselor:

Davis Myers- dmyers@lexington1.net


House Leader

Amanda Hammill ahammill@lexington1.net


Content Area Teachers:

ELA

Andrea Roberts- aroberts@lexington1.net

Melanie Wells- mwells@lexington1.net

Joyce Perkins- jperkins@lexington1.net


Science

Taylor Fralick- tfralick@lexington1.net

Regan Moore- rwmoore@lexington1.net

Mary Harbaugh- mharbaugh@lexington1.net


Math

Bill Rogers- brogers@lexington1.net

Rebecca Fischer- rfischer@lexington1.net

Tammy Hardy- thardy@lexington1.net


Social Studies

Amanda Hammill- ahammill@lexington1.net

Derrick Price- dwprice@lexington1.net

Amanda Kerbis - akerbis@lexington1.net

Ben Jackson- bjackson@lexington1.net


Encore Teachers

Drama - Rachel Cooper - rlcooper@lexington1.net

Orchestra - Jennifer Mann - jmann@lexington1.net

Dance - Megan Viazanko- mviazanko@lexington1.net

Dance - Kara Corley - kccorley@lexington1.net

Band - Melanie Winn- mwinn@lexinton1.net

Art - June Collins - jcollins@lexington1.net

Art - Beth Maddox - bmaddox@lexington1.net

Chorus - Augie Gil- agil@lexington1.net

STEM - Cliff Roberts - cjroberts@lexington1.net

ICIVICS - Melody Shafer - mshafer@lexington1.net

Outdoor Ed - Phillip Thomas - pthomas@lexington1.net

Outdoor Ed - Stephen Harmon - srharmon@lexington1.net

Outdoor Ed- Abby Chisholm - achisholm@lexington1.net

PE - Candice Cobb - ccobb@lexington1.net

PE - Ben Anderson- rbanderson2@lexington1.net

Digital Design - Ryan Panter - rpanter@lexington1.net

Supplemental Math - Ann Bennett - abennett@lexington1.net

Academic Seminar LA - Susan Myrick - smyrick@lexington1.net

Math RTI - Trisha Hamilton - thamilton@lexington1.net

ELA RTI - Rayna Kleckley - rkleckley@lexington1.net

Academic Seminar LA - Jennifer Williams - jbwilliams@lexington1.net


World Language

Latin - Jessica Stolebarger - jstolebarger@lexington1.net

French - Dr. Todd Spaulding - tspaulding@lexington1.net

French - Erin Hamner - ehamner@lexington1.net

French - Cheikh Fall - cfall@lexington1.net

Chinese - Na Zhang - nzhang@lexington1.net

Chinese - Susan Wang - ywang@lexington1.net

Chinese-Natalie Lukity - nlukity@lexington1.net

Spanish - Samantha Simmons - ssimmons@lexington1.net

Spanish - Valentina Salomon msalomon@lexington1.net

Manuel Vasquez mvasquez@lexington1.net,

Hilda Duarte hduartegomez@lexington1.net,

Filder Segura fsegura@lexington1.net

Musical Theatre Production of Guys and Dolls Jr.

Join MGM Musical Theatre 7th and 8th grade casts for a dice rolling good time this week as they present the musical "Guys and Dolls JR." See what Nathan, Adelaide, Sky and Sarah and the amazing cast are up to as they try travel from the heart of Times Square to Havana and back.


8th grade cast performs on Thursday and Friday night at 6:30pm and 7th grade roars to the stage on Saturday at 4pm and 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the door for $7 and kids under 5 are free.


See you there!

Book Club December 11th 3:30-4:30

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MGM Counseling Department

Follow the counseling center on Twitter @mgmcounseling for updates from our counselors!

Relay for Life - Fill a Water Bottle

Did you know that a water bottle filled with dimes equals about $100?

Can you imagine the impact we could have as a school if EVERY CREW could fill a water bottle for Relay for Life?


Bring your dimes to CREW and fill up a water bottle for Relay for Life.

7TH GRADE UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ASSESSMENTS BELOW, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER.
ELA: Chavez Speech Formative will be Wednesday, December 12th.


MATH: Next Friday, December 14, Math 7 should be ready for a summative on Chapters 16/17.


SCIENCE: See Schoology.


SOCIAL STUDIES: See Schoology for formative assessment updates.


WORLD LANGUAGES: Click here for a link to all WL updates.


Encore:

Don't forget your 2018-2019 yearbook! The price will go up soon. Please go to jostensyearbooks.com to order yours today.


Week of Dec 10


Art: All students are continuing to work on gridded Portraits

PTO Updates

Sign up using the link below to receive emails from MGMS PTO. We will share information about our meetings, events, volunteer opportunities and more! Register Here Please contact us at mgmsptogators@gmail.com if you have any questions.


See upcoming PTO dates:

Dec 11 - Pelican's Snoballs & Box Tops Collection during lunches

Dec 12 - Pelican's Snoballs & Box Tops Collection during lunches

Dec 13 - Merchandise Sale during lunches

Dec 14- Merchandise sale during lunches

Dec 21- Half Day dismissal at 12:40


Dec 24 - Jan 4 - Winter Break

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PTO FUNDRAISER

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Thank you for sharing your children with us each day! We are looking forward to another great year!