MGM 8th Grade House News

November 2, 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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Dear MGM Family,

You are cordially invited to our Meadow Glen Middle School Veterans Breakfast.

On Friday, November 16, 2018 we will honor our active duty and retired military veteran family members with a special breakfast. Students are encouraged to bring veteran family members to enjoy breakfast with them. The breakfast will be from 7:30 am-8:00 am. Immediately following the breakfast, we will have a school wide assembly where we honor our veterans. We would love for you to stay for that, if possible.

Please RSVP to the breakfast by signing up online at no later than Friday, November 9, 2018, so that final preparations can be made.

We look forward to honoring our veterans. Thank you for your service.


Meadow Glen Middle School


Report cards go home Monday, November 5th.

MGM Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the newly inducted Beta Club Members. We are very proud of you.

IF YOUR STUDENT WAS UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO THIS MOST RECENT 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

Take a Stand Expedition

Our expedition in 8th grade, Take a Stand, has officially begun with our kick off - a flash mob led by our 8th-grade teachers, the viewing and debriefing of the movie, Hidden Figures, and a morning of community experts. Our students will be asked to Take a Stand and bring about action to an individual passion. We are very proud of the work that has taken place thus far. Our students will explore two guiding questions throughout the next couple of months. They are:

1. Why take a stand?

2. How do I, others, and organizations take a stand?

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We are excited to be kicking off our Christmas tree and wreath fundraiser today, October 26th through November 5th. All forms and payments must be received by November 5th. The trees and wreaths will be available for pick up on November 26th from 12pm (noon) to 8pm at MGM. These are seriously beautiful trees and wreaths from North Carolina. You can reserve yours online through our store and pay by credit card at MGMS PTO Store or by check with the order form attached.

Learning Commons News

Check out what is happening in the Learning Commons. See their Quarter 1 Report.

Basketball Tryouts

Check out times and dates for upcoming Basketball Tryouts.


Save the Date!

Fall Dance Showcase, featuring original student choreography

Thursday November 8th, MGM Auditorium

6:00pm- 6th & 7th grades combined show

7:30pm- 8th grade show

Art: Congratulations to the following students for being selected for After-School Honors Art this year--

1. Katie Beth Bickley

2. Lauren Douda

3. Lauren White

4. Jennifer Boone

5. Yoshi Chilukuri

6. Tallie Rauch

7. Hir Panchal

8. Ian Hazelrigg

9. Abby Gricius

10. Gracie Hair

11. Alyssa Kenneda

12. Noelle Promm

13. Owen Smith

14. Jane Zheltov

15. Rose Ford

Honor Choir After School Rehearsal (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade)- Friday, November 9 from 3:45pm-5:15pm in the MGM Choir Room and Theatre


ELA: Students are currently reading independent books of their choice, ask your child about their book.

ENGLISH I: One Pager Summative Project due November 20, 2018

Students are currently reading independent books of their choice, ask your child about their book.

PRE-ALGEBRA: Quiz Thursday (11/8) Slope from a graph and table

ALGEBRA I:Alg I - 5.5-5.6 quiz Friday (11/9)

GEOMETRY: Parallel Lines Summative Friday (11/9)

SCIENCE : Wave Behavior and Eye Quiz on Friday (11/9)

SOCIAL STUDIES: Unit 2-2 SC Royal Colony Government Quiz is Wednesday (11/7)

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

Teacher Contact Information

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


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 -

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