MGM 7th Grade House News

May 4, 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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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 the veteran stories and feature them in a magazine and documentary designed by the students. 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 veteran that would like to be interviewed by our students to please fill out the google form link Thank you!

2018 River Bluff Gatorettes Auditions

WHEN: May 7th, 8th, and 10th; 4:00-6:30pm

Where: RBHS Dance room, middle school shuttle available

WHO: Any rising 8th -12th graders zoned for River Bluff High School

What to Wear: All black, form fitting clothing with hair pulled back.

Interested in Summer Camps? Check out these fliers!

Mark your Calendars!

Monday-Thursday, May 7-10- SC PASS and SC READY Testing!

Thursday, May 31st- 7th grade Crew-lympics.

Information will be coming your way via your child's CREW leader. We will need parent volunteers from around 8:30-11:30.

Friday, June 1st- 7th grade Awards Day! (Will begin around 8:30 am)

This will take place during the morning hours and in your child's CREW classroom.

STEM Opportunity!

Check out this awesome STEM opportunity from SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics:

The SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics is very excited to bring back their award-winning camp, iTEAMS XTREME Next Generation, to the Midlands! This year, the camp is open to rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders and will be held at Lexington Technology Center June 18-21, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.

Informational flyers to share are attached to this message. The student application is available now on their website.

8th Grade Trip- 2018-19-UPDATE

Dear families,

Thank you for joining us to learn more about, “Philadelphia and New York City Tour.” I’m excited to see that there is so much interest in this opportunity, and we already have a great group enrolled. I know it will be an amazing experience for everyone involved! At this time, please visit my Tour Website for more information about the itinerary, pricing, and links to enroll: CLICK HERE.

I spoke with our tour agent and received answers to the questions from last night.

  1. Students will need between $10-15 for lunch each day.
  2. The ideal departure date is now APRIL 8th so the window for departure is now April 6- 10. We will go BEOFRE spring break!!
  3. There is NO limit to the number of students and parents wishing to travel. We will fill up one tour motor coach and then add another motor coach and tour director. They have had as many as 300 on a trip.
  4. We can fly out of Columbia not Charlotte. The additional fee is $70. I have asked that we fly out of Columbia.
  5. The hotels we will stay in are 3-4 Star Hotels such as Best Western, Double Tree, and Holiday Inn.

For those of you who could not attend, you are still eligible to attend the trip. You can watch the video of the presentation from last night's meeting by clicking here.

Please remember if you sign up before Friday, May 11 you receive a $50 discount.

I’ll be in contact next week with additional updates and reminders about the enrollment deadline. Have a wonderful weekend!

Best regards,

Mrs. Dorneker

Sports Physicals


1​- Palmetto Health "PHYSICAL DAY" at ​Williams Brice Stadium​ this Saturday, April 14th History & Parent Permission ​MUST​ be completed before you arrive!

See Athletic Trainers for paperwork packet or print off from

River Bluff slot time is 2:30pm but physicals begin at 8am. It's a $20 fee when you pick up your packet from the RBHS athletic trainers.

2 ​- May 5th @ River Bluff HS, $20 sport physicals 8am-10:30am.

3​ - Doctors Care is offering Sports & Camp Physicals. Doctors Care 2018 Sports & Camp Physicals Promotional Campaign · Effective dates: March 26 - July 31, 2018 · $10 promotional price for a basic, K-12 sports physical, and the basic camp physical. Please let all of your student athletes as well as any students who may attend camp this summer know of this promotion. Please see our website for the closest location to you!

Upcoming Assessments

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

Math: No Assessments next week.

ELA: NO assessments next week. All 7th grade students are required to bring their novels to class every day throughout our independent novels unit.

Social Studies: See Schoology.

Science: We will be continuing our end of the year project in class all week.

World Language: See Schoology

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!