MGM 8th Grade House News

January 28, 2018

Welcome!

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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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! More details to come.

Counseling News

A word from your Gator Counselor, Mrs. Stockdell....


Students interested in PE over the summer need to review the course syllabus. Please click here to access the Virtual SC PE course syllabus: Virtual SC PE

Yearbooks

Order your yearbook today!! You can purchase your yearbook online for $65.

Yearbook Ad for 8th Grade

8th Grade Yearbook Recognition Deadline Change

The 8th-grade recognition ad deadline is being extended to help with all the requests we have been getting. We will extend the deadline to February 2nd but that will be the final deadline. Please get yours in before we run out of space!. Complete this form if you are interested in purchasing an ad.

Job Shadowing Day - February 2nd

Girls on the Run

Attention all 6, 7 and 8th grade girls: Are you interested in joining Girls on the Run?


Registration is now open!


Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3:30-5:00 beginning February 6th! Email Ms. Gallert or Ms. Fischer if you have any questions.

A Note from the Nurse

1. No student is to have medication (prescription or non prescription) in their back pack, purse, or pockets at school. The consequences of having medication at school could lead to expulsion.


2. Non-expired medication in the original bottle can remain in the health room for administration during the school day after completion of the district approved medication form. This can be found on our school website under the Nurse's Station tab or in the health room.


3. As flu season approaches, please report all absences greater than 2 days due to illness to the school nurse. We are trying to keep our students healthy! 821-0610


Thank you!


Cold and Flu Season - We need your help!

8th grade is in need of tissue, hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes. If you would like to donate any of these items, please send them in with your child.

Encore News

Week of Jan 29


Visit jostensyearbooks.com to order your yearbook.


STEM: 7th and 8th grade SOMA CUBE project is due on Tuesday, 1/30



Art:

Art is kicking off 2nd Semester with The Elements of Art. The staples of everything we do.

Honors Art is working on string art pieces. The hammering is almost done and onto the “pretty part”

PLEASE join our Facebook Page to stay up with all the wonderful art from MGMS artist!

Meadow Glen Middle School Art


Dance:

Signed syllabi, Dance Fees, Apparel Forms, and Dance Clothes are ALL due on Monday, January 29th!
Information about Contemporary Company auditions will be released soon.

8th grade only- For students with significant dance training, there will be a placement audition on Tuesday, March 6th from 4-5:15 at RBHS in the dance room.


This audition is for students who are technically sound and would be able to skip Dance 1 to the more advanced Dance 2 level where choreography becomes a strong focus of the class’ curriculum.

Upcoming Assessments

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

Pre-Algebra:

Pre-Algebra: Quiz Monday on Rational vs. Irrational numbers and placing square roots on a number line. Quiz Wednesday on converting fraction to decimals and decimals to fractions.


Algebra:

Algebra test next Thursday (7.1 -7.4)


Geometry:

Parallelogram Quiz Tuesday

Mid-Chapter 6 Test on Friday


Social Studies:

Unit 3-4 Populists and Progressives Quiz is Wednesday 1/31


Science:

Around the World in 365 Summative Assesment (lab activity) due Monday, January 29. (Much of this work was completed in class)

Astronomy Part II Test on Tuesday, January 30. See topics found on the Study Guide (located in Schoology)


English 8:

Mid Unit 2 Summative Assessment (Check your child's Schoology page for the exact date)


English I:

Mid Unit Summative Assessment (Check your child's Schoology page for the exact date)


World Language


French:

Fall:

  • Novice A:

  • No assessment next week

  • Level 1:

  • No assessment next week

Hamner

  • 6th Grade Passport: Family Crest “Blason” presentations next week!

  • 6th Grade Immersion : Unit 3 Formative assessments begin February 1

  • 7th/8th Grade Level 1: Unit 3 Formative assessments begin February 1

  • French 1 - Unit 2 Formative Assessments begin Jan 31

Spaulding

  • 7th grade Immersion/Passport: None

  • Level 2: Non

Pontens

  • No assessment

  • 8th grade Immersion

  • 8th grade Passport

  • French 2

Chinese: (Zhang & Wang)

  • Novice A: Unit 3.1 Formative Assessments begin Jan 31

  • Level 1: Unit 3.1 Formative Assessments begin Jan 31

  • Level 2: Unit 3.1 Formative Assessments begin Jan 29



Spanish:

Salomon

  • Novice A:

  • No assessment next week

  • Level 1:

  • 3.1 Formative Presentational Writing Assessment - Wednesday 31th - Thursday February 1

Simmons

  • Novice A: 3.1 Formative Assessments Week of February 5

  • Level 2:

    • 3.1 Formative Presentational Writing Assessments Writing Assessment Starts on Thursday February 1

    • 3.1 Formative Interpersonal Speaking and Interpretive Listening Assessments: Week of February 5

Sandoval

  • Novice A: See Schoology

  • Level 1: See Schoology

Centeno

  • Novice A:

  • No assessment next week

  • Level 1:

  • 3.1 Formative Presentational Writing Assessment - Wednesday 31th - Thursday February 1

Latin:

Stolebarger


  • Novice A: Episode 2.3

  • Level 1: Stage 8 Test (1/31)

  • Level 2: Stage 18 Test (1/31)

HOUSE HAPPENINGS

Thank you so much for supporting our Celebration of Learning. Our students appreciated your support and feedback. We can't wait to share the results of our student action plans.

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!