MGM 7th Grade House News

December 7, 2018


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.

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

Teacher Contact Information

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


Dr. Bill Coon -

Dr. Kyle Meetze -

Jamie Powell

Alisa Long-


Davis Myers-

House Leader

Amanda Hammill

Content Area Teachers:


Andrea Roberts-

Melanie Wells-

Joyce Perkins-


Taylor Fralick-

Regan Moore-

Mary Harbaugh-


Bill Rogers-

Rebecca Fischer-

Tammy Hardy-

Social Studies

Amanda Hammill-

Derrick Price-

Amanda Kerbis -

Ben Jackson-

Encore Teachers

Drama - Rachel Cooper -

Orchestra - Jennifer Mann -

Dance - Megan Viazanko-

Dance - Kara Corley -

Band - Melanie Winn-

Art - June Collins -

Art - Beth Maddox -

Chorus - Augie Gil-

STEM - Cliff Roberts -

ICIVICS - Melody Shafer -

Outdoor Ed - Phillip Thomas -

Outdoor Ed - Stephen Harmon -

Outdoor Ed- Abby Chisholm -

PE - Candice Cobb -

PE - Ben Anderson-

Digital Design - Ryan Panter -

Supplemental Math - Ann Bennett -

Academic Seminar LA - Susan Myrick -

Math RTI - Trisha Hamilton -

ELA RTI - Rayna Kleckley -

Academic Seminar LA - Jennifer Williams -

World Language

Latin - Jessica Stolebarger -

French - Dr. Todd Spaulding -

French - Erin Hamner -

French - Cheikh Fall -

Chinese - Na Zhang -

Chinese - Susan Wang -

Chinese-Natalie Lukity -

Spanish - Samantha Simmons -

Spanish - Valentina Salomon

Manuel Vasquez,

Hilda Duarte,

Filder Segura

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.


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.


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

Week of Dec 10

Art: All students are continuing to work on gridded Portraits

PTO Updates

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