MGM 8th Grade Gator News

May 2, 2016


Be sure to read through for house news, upcoming assessments, and highlights!

News & Updates

8th Grade Baby Pictures were due last week

Thank you so much for responding to our request for baby pictures. We are trying to get that presentation ready for our big celebration night at the end of this month. If you are still waiting to turn in a picture of your child, please do so as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for your help!

Blowfish Baseball Reading Program

Want to receive two FREE tickets to a Blowfish baseball game? MGM is participating in the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Reading program, where students can receive up to two FREE general admission tickets, a chance to run around the bases, and a free hot dog and Coke at the July 20th game. All that is required is that students read 4 days a week for 30 minutes for 4 weeks from April 18th ­ May 13th. Click here for more information.

Important Dates for 8th Graders - Save the Date!

Passages will be Friday, May 27th at MGMS. More information about the presentation times and schedule are to come. You will not want to miss these thoughtful reflections of our 8th graders.

What exactly is Passages? A Passages presentation is an opportunity for students to reflect upon their learning and demonstrate readiness for the next phase of their educational experience...high school. EL Education Schools provide this experience and opportunity to eighth-grade students to help them improve upon public speaking and to prepare them for student-led conferences. This year, students will present their Passages in a group setting to parents, family and other adults.

This year, Passages presentations will focus upon the Habits of Scholarship as they pertained to a middle school educational experience. Students will provide specific examples of how they displayed the Habits of Scholarship in an exemplary way.

8th Grade Celebration will be Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 at River Bluff High School. We will recognize all 8th-grade students during this special ceremony.

Upcoming Assessments

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

Pre-Algebra - Song Project due Wednesday (5/3)

Algebra I - Quiz on Wednesday (5/3)

Algebra II - Quiz on Wednesday (5/3)

English 8 - See Schoology for updates

English I - Stems Units 1-7 Assessment Friday (Hamilton only)

Science - None

Social Studies - Unit 6 vocabulary quiz on Friday, May 6th

World Language French Immersion: None

World Language French Passport: None

World Language Novice B1: None

World Language Novice B2: None

World Language C1: None

World Language Novice C2 : None

Intermediate A: None

World Language Latin 1: None

World Language Latin2: None

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!