MGM 6th Grade Gator News

January 4, 2016

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a restful and fun-filled break! We are glad you are back! Be sure to read through for house news, upcoming assessments, and highlights!

News & Updates

First Word - January 15

Please mark your calendars to join us for First Word. Students will give brief speeches about rules that they live by/ are sustainable throughout their lives. This event will last from 9:00-10:30 on Friday, January 15. We'd love for you to join us!

Counselor's Corner

Your School Counselor, Mrs. Stockdell, invites you to learn more about the college and career readiness program she is using with your student. It is called Naviance. You can do this by logging onto your Power School account. Click the arrow at the top right hand corner to access Family Connection. All 6th graders have learned to set SMART goals and each nine weeks Mrs. Stockdell has them set a new academic goal. Take a look at Naviance with your student and be sure to ask Mrs. Stockdell if you have any questions at 821-0618

Learning Commons News:

Grand Opening of the Learning Commons MakerSpace January 13! This space will provide all MGM students a unique learning opportunity to build, create, play, do, collaborate, read, and "make" ideas 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



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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.

Upcoming Assessments

Check with your child's teacher if you have questions!

Math & Accelerated Math:

In all math classes we are wrapping up our Math Busters case study by busting common math rules. Students will have time to work on this in class, but some students may need to work at home. The final project, a one page Google slide presentation, is due by the end of the class period on Wednesday, January 6th. More information is posted on Schoology.

ELA & Accelerated ELA: N/A

Science: N/A

Social Studies: We are beginning the process of writing our first DBQ (Document Based Question) Essay. More information to come.

World Language French Immersion: None

World Language French Passport: None

World Language Chinese: None

World Language Novice A Spanish: None

World Language Novice A French: None

World Language Novice B2: None

World Language Novice C1: None

World Language Novice C3 Spanish: None

World Language Novice C3 French: None

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!