MGM 6th Grade House News

September 19, 2016


Welcome to 6th Grade House! Please read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and 6th grade house highlights.

Rules to Live By--6th Grade Expedition Coming Soon!

We are excited that our 6th grade expedition, Rules to Live By, will be happening soon (2nd quarter)! Teachers have been planning lots of learning activities that will be coming up soon. We will be going on two field studies during our expedition, and we will need lots of family support with chaperones for both of these field studies. More information, including dates, will be coming soon about these field studies, but if you think you'd be interested in helping by chaperoning, go ahead and fill out the following 3 forms and return to the main office as soon as possible!

Volunteer Background Check

Volunteer Consent

Volunteer Profile

It is okay to fill these forms out and return to school even if you aren't sure you can attend the field studies. We will have them on file in case you are able to help, and we hope you are!

Learning Commons News

Want a chance to go to the Palmetto Bowl? All you have to do is read 6 appropriate books and record them on the reading log given to you by your ELA teacher to be entered into the drawing. Students can count books they have read since the beginning of school to October 28th. All reading logs are due to the Learning Commons onOctober 28th. Extra logs can be found on the Learning Common's Schoology course, as well as additional information about the contest. Print books, e-Books, audio books, poetry books, short story books, graphic novels, fiction, and non-fiction count. Email Ms. Kohout at if you have questions. Happy reading!

Save the Date!

6th grade families,

We are excited to begin student-led conferences this school year! This is a time when students will talk to their families about their learning and academic progress. Conferences aren't until February, but we want you to have these dates well in advance! Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 22 - Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Your child's conference day and time will be coordinated through their crew leader. For now, please note these days on your calendar because we don't want you to miss it!

Order your MGM Yearbook!

Online ordering for yearbooks is up and running. Click HERE to order yours!

Upcoming Assessments

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

Math Accelerated: Chapter 11 Retake, Wednesday, September 21

Math: Chapter 11 Retake, Wednesday, September 21

ELA Accelerated: Formative Assessment on citing textual evidence in a "Quote Sandwich", Wednesday, September 21

ELA: Formative Assessment on citing textual evidence in a "Quote Sandwich", Wednesday, September 21

Science: Science is taking an Energy Test on Tuesday September 20th. Study Guide and Answers to Study Guide are on Schoology.

Social Studies: Social Studies summative on Mesopotamia on Tuesday, September 20th.

Novice A Spanish, French, Chinese: None

Novice A Latin: None

6th Grade Immersion: None

6th Grade Passport: None

Encore Happenings

iCivics-Summative assessment ‘Bill of Rights’ Wednesday (all grades)

Gator Highlights

Students in Ms. Turner's science classes build rollercoasters to learn about the law of conservation of energy. Ask your student about their rollercoaster!