MGM 8th Grade House News

September 7, 2018


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

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Teacher Contact Information

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Dr Bill Coon -

Dr. Kyle Meetze -


Alisa Long-

House Leader

Ashley Holmes

8th Grade Core Teachers

Please see the attached information for 8th grade core teachers. Each content area also provided tips for success in these classes.

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 -

French - Catherine Pontens-Alemu -

Chinese - Na Zhang -

Chinese - Susan Wang -

Chinese-Natalie Lukity -

Spanish - Samantha Simmons -

Spanish - Valentina Salomon

Spanish - Hilda Duarte -

Spanish - Filder Segura -

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Basketball Pre-season Workouts

Basketball pre-season workouts for boys & girls will begin next Monday Sept. 10th from 5:45 to 6:45

This is for 7th and 8th graders only! In order for you to participate you need to hand in an updated physical to Coach Cobb. Updated physicals must be dated April 1st or after, NO EXCEPTIONS. Physical packets are located in the front office. See Coach Cobb for a copy of the workouts or any other questions. IF YOU ARE IN SEASON YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE UNTIL AFTER YOUR SPORT IS OVER.

Honors/Advanced Art Classes Field Study

Friday, Sept. 28 the Honors or Advanced Art classes (2 all year classes) will travel to The Biltmore to see the Chihuly installation. We will leave at 6:30 am and plan to return by 5:15/5:30


ELA: See Schoology for updates

ENGLISH I: See Schoology for updates

PRE-ALGEBRA: Quiz on Tuesday 9/11 (fractions, decimals, percents, square roots, cube roots)

Test on Thursday, 9/13 on Unit 1

ALGEBRA I: 1.1, 1.6, 2.1- 2.5 Test on Tuesday, 9/11

GEOMETRY: Unit 1 Summative Assessment Thursday

SCIENCE : See Schoology for updates

SOCIAL STUDIES: From Slavery to Emancipation Summative Test (Units 1-1 & 1-2) is Tuesday 9/11

WORLD LANGUAGES: Please click on the link to view assessments.

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day! We look forward to a great school year!