MGM 6th Grade Gator News

March 9, 2015


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

News & Updates

Update iPads!

Student iPads will be updated in March and will be moving to a new monitoring software. ALL student iPads must have the Apple operating system updated before the new software is added. Please update your student's iPad to iOS 8.1 or higher by March 13th. Students who do not update the iOS will have to turn their iPad into the Help Desk during the installation process of the new district monitoring system.

If you have questions, please contact the Help Desk at 821-0560.

Color Me Gator Run PTO Fundraiser

Remember to bring registration forms and payment to your crew leader! Students will have crew Wednesday, March 11th, & Wednesday, March 18th. We want as many colorful runners as possible to support our PTO Fundraiser!

Color Me Gator--Volunteers Needed!

MGM's 1st Color Me Gator Color Run will be April 22nd. You have hopefully seen the forms that have been sent home. This is a PTO fundraiser and will take the place of our Swamp Fest. We are really excited about this event and with your help we can make this an exciting event for the students and staff. We really need your help to make this Color Run the success we are expecting it to be.

This will be an all day event and there are a variety of things that you can help with.

Set up: 8:00 – 12:00 set up on the football field

This will include setting up the sound systems, large fans, filling up cups with the color powder. We will have 3 areas for the students during this event. An area for warm-ups, the Color Run (walk, skip or jump) and the party area where they will be able to throw their color powder packs.

The Color Run and Clean Up: 1:00 – 4:00

Each grade level has a designated time for their Color Run and Color Party. We will need volunteers to throw the color powder as the students move their way around the track.

Please let Kathy Campbell ( know what time you are available to help us with this event. We greatly appreciate all your support of the MGMS students in making this an exciting year.

French Immersion Art Exhibit--Tuesday

5:00-7:30 P.M. in the Gator Grill. Please come take a look at the French students' amazing work!

Miss MGM Gator Pageant

Saturday, March 14th at RBHS Theater, 6:00-8:00 P.M. Tickets are on sale for $5 in the counseling center. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds support Relay for Life!

Relay for Life T-shirts For Sale!

Purchase your own MGM Relay for Life t-shirt in the counseling center. Shirts are $10. Proceeds support Relay for Life!

EL Expedition: Me to We

Calling all experts! We need YOU!

For our upcoming science case study, we will need engineers to talk to our students about making prototypes and the engineering design process. Please contact your child's science teacher (Dyar, Fralick, or Quinton) if you are interested in sharing your engineering work experiences with students.

Upcoming Assessments

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

Grade Level ELA: Quiz on narrative elements of "The Pod" Tuesday, March 10th

Accelerated ELA: None

Grade Level Math: Chapter 9 Part II Retake on Wednesday, March 11th; Pi Day Celebration Thursday--students are encouraged to bring in ROUND treats to enjoy in their math classes!

Accelerated Math: Pi Day Celebration Thursday--students are encouraged to bring in ROUND treats to enjoy in their math classes!

Science: Weather Part Two Test is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11th. Topics that will be covered are Air Masses, Fronts, Pressure Systems, and Storms; Weather Station Models and Local and Global Winds.

Weather Part Two Retest is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th.

Social Studies: None

World Language: STAMP testing throughout the month of March. Your childs's teacher will announce the specific days.

World Language French Immersion: None

World Language Novice B1: Summative 3.2 Unit IPA next week

World Language Novice B2: None

World Language Novice B3: None

World Language Novice C1: None

World Language Novice C2: None

World Language Novice C3 Spanish: Students are working on their presentations for the assessment the following week

World Language Latin Novice A: None

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!