MGM 6th Grade Gator News

January 19, 2016


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

News & Updates

First Word was a Huge Success!

Thank you so much to all who attended and donated items toward First Word last week. The kids really worked hard, and we thank you for attending! We had over 370 parents and guests join us - wow! That's more guests than students! We appreciate you coming, and we are sure that your students do as well.

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!

Math -

Accelerated: Summative on Thursday Course 2 Chapter 11: Scale Drawings

On Grade Level: Chapter 5: Part I Ratios on Friday


Science - Science Test Friday covering Types of Energy, Energy Transformations, Law of Conservation of Energy, and Circuits

Social Studies - DBQ Essay Due Dates vary by Teacher - please check Schoology.

World Language French Immersion:

World Language French Passport:

World Language Novice A:

World Language Novice B2:

World Language Novice C1:

World Language Novice C3:

World Language Latin Novice A:

World Language Latin 1:

World Language Latin2:

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!