MGM 7th Grade House News

April 13, 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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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!

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:

April 17- Staff Appreciation

April 17-18 - Pelican's Snowballs during lunch

Volunteer sign ups will be sent out for 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!

Interested in Summer Camps? Check out these fliers!


Any rising 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in trying out for volleyball for the 2018-2019 school year need to attend an interest meeting Thursday April 12th right after school until 4:15 in Ms. Fischer's room B208. If you are interested in trying out and cannot attend this meeting you need to email Ms. Fischer at

There will be spring practice in May for rising 8th graders ONLY. These dates to follow.

There will be summer conditioning for girls who will be in 7th and 8th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. These dates to follow along with try-out dates.

You need an updated physical (dated after April 5, 2018) in order to participate in spring and summer training. You can find the physical packet here:

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.

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: Circles Retake: Thursday, April 19; Ratios Quiz (Les. 1.4 and 1.5): Friday, April 20

ELA: We will have a vocabulary/comprehension formative on Friday, April 20 based off of the article we will be working on all week.

Social Studies: WWII projects are due Thursday. April 19. The written component is due Friday, April 20 .

Science: Students will constructing models of ionic, covalent, and chemical

equations. We will be celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 20.

Encore: See Schoology

World Language:



  • Novice A: No assessment next week

  • Level 1: Interpretive Reading


  • 6th Grade Passport: See Schoology

  • 6th Grade Immersion : See Schoology

  • 7th/8th Grade Level 1: See Schoology


  • 7th grade Immersion/Passport: Formative Presentational Speaking Assessments (Tuesday April 17)

  • 8th grade: Formative Presentational Speaking Assessments (Tuesday April 17)


  • 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 :Formative Assessments in Week April 16-20

  • Level 1: Formative Assessments in Week April 16-20

  • Level 2: Formative Assessments in Week April 16-20



  • Novice A: Formative Interpretive Reading and Presentational Writing Assessment (Thursday April 12).

  • Level 1: Formative Interpersonal Speaking Assessment (Thursday and Friday April 12 and 13).


  • Novice A:

    • No Assessments

  • Level 2:

    • Formative Interpersonal Speaking Assessments- Week of 04/16


  • Novice A:

Formative Interpretive Reading and Presentational Writing Assessments (Thursday April 12)

  • Level 1:

Formative Interpersonal Speaking Assessment (Thursday and Friday April 12 and 13)


  • Novice A:

Formative Interpretive Reading and Presentational Writing Assessments (Thursday April 12)

  • Level 1:

Formative Interpersonal Speaking Assessment (Thursday and Friday April 12 and 13)




  • Novice A: Begin Episode 3.3 on Monday

  • Level 1: Stage 10 Test on Tuesday (4/17)

  • Level 2: Stage 20 Test on Tuesday (4/17)

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!