MGM 8th Grade Gator News

January 4, 2016

Welcome Back!

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

News & Updates


This is a Final Call for 8th Grade Affection Ads for this year's yearbook. Final payments and ad descriptions must be reserved by 8am on Wednesday, January 6th. Please contact Andrea Roberts at with any questions.

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.

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A Message from the Counseling Center

Happy New Year MGM Parents!

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!

Algebra I - Semester exam in all courses on Friday.

Pre-Algebra - Semester exam in all courses on Friday.

English I - See Schoology for Updates

ELA - See Schoology for Updates

Science - None

Social Studies - Unit 3-2 Test (A New Nation) is Thursday 1/7

World Language French Immersion: None

World Language French Passport: Summative assessment on African countries

World Language Novice A: None

World Language Novice B2: None

World Language Novice C1: None

World Language Novice C3: Cultural Presentation on Friday

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!