MGM 7th Grade House News

March 23, 2018


Welcome to 7th Grade! Please read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and 7th-grade house highlights! These newsletters will be sent out every week on Friday!

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Report Cards

3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards are being distributed Wed. March 28.


Do you know a local veteran? The 7th grade social studies teachers need your help!

This year, we are inviting Lexington County veterans (or those that are actively serving) to our campus to interview about their lives, service, and the choice they made to serve/help others. We plan to preserve veteran stories into a magazine that will be released to the public that will focus on the veterans of Lexington County. This will be a wonderful experience not only to help our students grow into effective communicators, but also to preserve the history of their bravery and service to our country. We ask that anyone that knows of a local veteranthat would like to be interviewed by our students to please fill out the google form link

Learning Commons News

"Paws for Books Book Fair" - Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Our spring Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Learning Commons from April 9th to April 13th (the week after Spring Break). Stop by the Learning Commons from 7:35 to 4:00 to shop for some great books of all ages or shop our online fair at from April 4-17th. Because our theme is pets, we will have a donations drive to help a local shelter and rehabilitation center. Here is what students can bring to the Learning Commons to help our furry friends in need:

  • 30 gallon trash bags
  • tall kitchen trash bags
  • unopened canned dog and cat food (any brand)
  • unopened dry dog and cat food (any brand)
  • new cat or dog toys
  • dog collars of any size
  • AAA and AA batteries
  • newspapers
  • plastic grocery bags
  • bleach
  • postage stamps
  • Dawn dish washing doap
  • dishwasher detergent
  • liquid laundry detergent
  • antibacterial soap
  • facial tissues (lotion free)
  • paper towels
  • mops
  • towels, sheets, blankets
  • new feather dusters
  • scrub brushes
  • 75W reptile heat bulbs
  • 100W Night Heat bulbs
  • 48: UVB fluorescent bulbs

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to work at the Book Fair, please email Ms. Kohout-Tailor at Thanks!

Fireflies Baseball Reading Program

Would you like for your student to be able to go to a Fireflies baseball game for FREE? All they have to do is read 4 "just right" books from February 7th until March 30th. If they meet their reading goal, they will receive a free ticket to a Fireflies baseball game, a hot dog, drink, chips, and surprise while at the game! This is a great opportunity to have your student make a reading goal. Students can get their reading log from their ELA teachers, in the Learning Commons, and from the Learning Commons Schoology Course.

PTO News

Dear MGM Families,

The PTO has recently updated their email and we want to make sure you are receiving updates from us regarding events and volunteer opportunities. It is very likely we have lost some emails during the transition. Please check your junk or spam folders for emails from and email us to be added or re-added to continue to receive updates.

Our upcoming events include:

March 13-14 Pelican's Snowballs during lunch

March 23 - Swamp Fest

April 13 - PTO Meeting at 8:15am

April 13 - Chick Fil A biscuit sale

April 17- Staff Appreciation

April 17-18 - Pelican's Snowballs during lunch

Volunteer sign ups will be sent out for Swamp Fest and Staff Appreciation.

Thank you,


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! Information Packets may be picked up in the counseling center.

Upcoming Assessments

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

Math: STAR 360- Monday, Mar. 26

ELA: Final Children's Narrative Project due Friday, March 30th- Summative Grade

Social Studies: See Schoology

Science: 20 Element Symbol Quiz Tuesday, Mar. 27

Retake of Chemistry Test #1 is Wednesday, Mar. 28 with completed evidence of learning. Chemistry Test #2 is next Thursday, Mar. 29- students will work on study guide Friday, Mar. 23 in class.

World Language:



  • Novice A: No assessment next week

  • Level 1: Interpretive Reading


  • 6th Grade Passport: Conte de fées Presentational Speaking

  • 6th Grade Immersion : Unit 4 Interpretative Reading

  • 7th/8th Grade Level 1: Unit 4 Interpretative Reading


  • 7th grade Immersion/Passport: Nothing

  • 8th grade: Nothing


  • 8th grade Immersion: Unit 4 No assessment

  • 8th grade Passport La francophonie et le conte francophone / “le bureau”

  • French 2: Unit 4 No assessment

Chinese: (Zhang & Wang)

  • Novice A: Finish up Unit 3.2 summative Assessments: Mar 19&20

  • Level 1: Finish up Unit 3.2 Summative Assessments: Mar 19&20

  • Level 2: Finish up Unit 3.2 summative Assessments: Mar 19&20



  • Novice A: No assessment next week

  • Level 1: Interpretive Reading Assessment (March 29).


  • Novice A:

    • No assessments!

  • Level 2:

    • No assessments!


  • Novice A: 3.1 Formative Assessments

Novice A: Unit 3

  • Interpretive Reading Summative Assessment (03/05).

  • Summative Presentational Writing Assessment (03/08).

  • Summative Interpersonal Speaking Assessments (Week of 03/12).

Level 1:

Presentational Speaking Summative Assessment (03/01 - 03/02)

Interpersonal Speaking Summative Assessment (03/05-03/06).

Interpretive Reading Summative Assessment (03/08)


  • Novice A: No assessments

  • Level 1: Interpretive Reading Assessment (March 29).



  • Novice A: 3.2 Assessment 3/29

  • Level 1: Continuing Stage 10; Students need to make sure they are turning in translations for this stage as we go through it.

  • Level 2: Continuing Stage 20; Students need to make sure they are turning in translations for this stage as we go through it.

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!