MGM 8th Grade Gator News

January 18, 2016


Be sure to read through for house news, upcoming assessments, and highlights!

News & Updates

Please Join Us As We Celebrate Our Expedition - Take A Stand

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9th Grade Registration Night for RBHS

Dear 8th grade student and parents:

The Meadow Glen School Counseling Center is excited to invite you to MGM, January 25th, at 6:00 pm. The River Bluff High School administration and counselors will be here to meet with you and your student to select courses for next year. If Monday is not a good night, you can attend the same meeting at Lexington Middle School, January 26th, at 6:00 pm.

You will need to bring your student's charged iPad and have your student's PowerSchool log in.

Attached is the course selection form and a flyer about the two available meetings. This is a very special opportunity to have the awesome River Bluff team to help guide you through this process.

Your 8th grader will be prepped and informed about the high school courses, learn how to locate courses in the District Course Catalog, and have their questions answered Wednesday, next week. We want to take every opportunity to make sure you are well informed!

Laura Lee Stockdell

Director of School Counseling and Advisement

Job Shadowing Forms

Job Shadowing forms are due this to your child's Social Studies teacher. Job Shadowing Day is February 2, 2016.

Get your Gator Tales Yearbook!

Reserve your 2016 Gator Tales yearbook today! The price of $60 will only be good through January 29. Extra copies can not be guaranteed after this date. Order online or through the front office! Click HERE to order online.

Follow us on Twitter!

Do you tweet? If so, be sure to stay tuned in to happenings at MGM! Find us on Twitter @mgmgators1

A Message from the Counseling Center

The School Counseling Center would like to invite you to see what your student has been doing with college and career readiness using Naviance.

You can access your student's results with StrengthsExplorer for 8th graders and SMART goals and Career Finder for 6th and 7th graders.

To access Naviance, log into your Power School account. Click on the arrow in the upper right hand corner of the screen and click on Family Connection.

Take some time and make it a family activity by having your student take you through the process!

Learning Commons News & Request for Help

We are excited to announce that the Grand Opening of the Learning Commons MakerSpace is January 13! This space will provide all MGM students a unique learning opportunity to build, create, play, do, collaborate, read, and "make" ideas come to life.

The Learning Commons is in need of the following items for our new MakerSpace. If you are cleaning out old toys or closets/pantries, we need the following:


-Lego storage bins

-Tinker Toys

-Erector Sets

-old board games (missing pieces are ok!)

-X-Box games (E rating only)

-pipe cleaners


-Makey Makey kits

-Snap Circuit kits

-littleBits kits

-paint brushes

-sponge brushes

-origami paper

-scenic shower curtains (such as oceans, beaches, space)

-duct tape

-Modge Podge

-makers, crayons, colored pencils



-wiggle eyes (all sizes)

-Play Dough

-Solo cups



Please send any donations to Ms. Kohout in the Learning Commons!

Girls on Track--Heart & Sole

Girls on Track is now called Heart & Sole. The program is still affiliated with Girls on the Run, and we want your Gator girls to get involved!

Click HERE for more information.

Upcoming Assessments

Check with your child's teacher if you have questions!

Pre-Algebra - Quiz Friday (1/22)

Algebra I - None

Algebra II - None

English I and ELA - Summative assessment on TKM Chapters 12-18 next week. Please make sure students have read through Chapter 18 by Monday January 25th.

Science - #spacematters final product due Friday 1/22- Holmes classes only.

Social Studies - National Government Museum Projects need to be brought in Thursday 1/21 to setup for the Museum Visits on Friday 1/22.

World Language French Immersion: None

World Language French Passport: None

World Language Novice A: None

World Language Novice B2: None

World Language Novice C1: None

World Language Novice C3: None

World Language Latin Novice A: None

World Language Latin 1: None

World Language Latin2: None

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!