MGM 8th Grade House News

April 13, 2018


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

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Learning Commons News

"Paws for Books Book Fair" - Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Our spring Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Learning Commons from April 9th to April 13th (the week after Spring Break). Stop by the Learning Commons from 7:35 to 4:00to shop for some great books of all ages or shop our online fair at from April 4-17th. Because our theme is pets, we will have a donations drive to help a local shelter and rehabilitation center. Here is what students can bring to the Learning Commons to help our furry friends in need:

  • 30 gallon trash bags
  • tall kitchen trash bags
  • unopened canned dog and cat food (any brand)
  • unopened dry dog and cat food (any brand)
  • new cat or dog toys
  • dog collars of any size
  • AAA and AA batteries
  • newspapers
  • plastic grocery bags
  • bleach
  • postage stamps
  • Dawn dish washing doap
  • dishwasher detergent
  • liquid laundry detergent
  • antibacterial soap
  • facial tissues (lotion free)
  • paper towels
  • mops
  • towels, sheets, blankets
  • new feather dusters
  • scrub brushes
  • 75W reptile heat bulbs
  • 100W Night Heat bulbs
  • 48: UVB fluorescent bulbs

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to work at the Book Fair, please email Ms. Kohout-Tailor at Thanks!


Dear MGM Families,

The PTO has recently updated their email and we want to make sure you are receiving updates from us regarding events and volunteer opportunities. It is very likely we have lost some emails during the transition. Please check your junk or spam folders for emails from and email us to be added or re-added to continue to receive updates.

Our upcoming events include:

April 17- Staff Appreciation

April 17-18 - Pelican's Snowballs during lunch

Volunteer sign ups will be sent out for Swamp Fest and Staff Appreciation.

Thank you,


Sports Physical Information for Next Year

See the following flyer regarding physicals for next year.

Save the Date - Miss MGMS Gator Pageant

Save the date for Miss MGMS Gator Pageant! Saturday, April 21. This is our largest fundraiser for Relay for Life!

Upcoming Assessments

If you have any questions about assessments below, please email your child's teacher!


Next quiz is Tuesday, April 17 on Surface Area of a Cylinder and quiz Thursday, April 19 on Volume of Cylinder and Cone.


Next quiz is Monday, April 23 on Lessons 9-4 to 9-6. Test on Chapter 9 is that Friday, April 27th.


Trigonometry in the Real World project due Monday

Circles Quiz on Friday

Social Studies:

From Cash Crops to Tourism Project Presentations are Monday 4/16 and Tuesday 4/17

Unit 5-4 Modern Economy Quiz is Wednesday 4/18


Rock cycle comic strips due next week. Check your science teacher's Schoology page for updates.

English 8:

E8- Munson only - Vocabulary Quiz for on Monday 4/16.

See Schoology updates for other ELA teachers.

English I:

E1- Munson only - Literary Analysis Essay due Sunday 4/15 by 11:59pm.

See Schoology updates for other ELA teachers.

World Language:



Novice A: No assessment next week

Level 1: Interpretive Reading


7th/8th Grade Level 1: See Schoology for dates!


8th grade: Formative Presentational Speaking Assessments (Tuesday April 17)


8th grade Immersion: Unit 4 No assessment

French Passport: La francophonie et le conte francophone / “le bureau”

French 2: Unit 4 No assessment

Chinese (Zhang & Wang)

Novice A :Formative Assessments in Week April 16-20

Level 1: Formative Assessments in Week April 16-20

Level 2: Formative Assessments in Week April 16-20



Novice A: See Schooology for updates

Level 1: See Schooology for updates


Novice A:

No Assessments

Level 2:

Formative Interpersonal Speaking Assessments- Week of 04/16


Novice A:

See Schooology for updates

Level 1:

See Schooology for updates


Level 1:

Presentational Writing Formative Assessment 4/20



Novice A: Begin Episode 3.3 on Monday

Level 1: Stage 10 Test on Tuesday (4/17)

Level 2: Stage 20 Test on Tuesday (4/17)

Encore News

Choir - Upcoming important dates!

  • Friday, April 13
    • Semester Choir Rehearsal
    • 3:45pm-5pm
    • MGM Choir Room
  • Friday, April 20
    • Concert Choir Rehearsal
    • 3:45pm-5pm
    • MGM Choir Room
  • Friday, April 27
    • Semester Choir Rehearsal
    • 3:45pm-5pm
    • MGM Choir Room
  • Friday, May 4
    • Concert Choir Rehearsal
    • 3:45pm-5pm
    • MGM Choir Room

House Happenings

The 8th-grade social studies classes worked their way through puzzles with historical clues about the economic boom of the 1920s and bust of the 1930s as they attempted to “breakout”. They also created artifacts in a museum type setting that represented various units regarding South Carolina's economy over time.

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!