MGM 7th Grade House News

March 16, 2018

Welcome!

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 http://www.scholastic.com/bf/meadowglenmiddleschool1 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 jkohout-tailor@lexington1.net. 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 mgmsptogators@gmail.com 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,

MGMS PTO Board

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! More details to come.

Counseling News


Check out this scholarship for 7th Graders!

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program offers a unique pre-college scholarship and advising program to high-achieving, low-income students. From 8th grade through high school, Cooke Young Scholars join a community of ambitious peers and receive academic and college counseling, financial support for academic and extracurricular enrichment, and a pathway to college success. Current 7th graders must apply before the March 21, 2018 deadline: http://bit.ly/2EKZijw

Upcoming Assessments

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

Math 7: Angle/Triangle Retake- Tues. Mar. 20

Pre-Algebra: Triangle Reatke-Tues. Mar. 20


ELA: ELA will have a formative assessment on plot diagraming their own children’s narrative on Monday, Mar. 19.


Students will be submitting a fully detailed and outlined storyboard for their children’s narrative on Wednesday, Mar. 21 for a summative grade.


Social Studies: SS will have a summative test on Thursday, Mar.22. The retake will be on Friday, Mar 23.


Science: Chemistry Test #1- Wednesday, Mar. 21. Study guide was posted on Schoology on Thursday.


World Language:

French:

Fall:

  • Novice A: No assessment next week

  • Level 1: No assessment next week

Hamner

  • 6th Grade Passport: Check PowerSchool for incomplete/missing assessments

  • 6th Grade Immersion : Check PowerSchool for incomplete/missing assessments

  • 7th/8th Grade Level 1: Check PowerSchool for incomplete/missing assessments

Spaulding

  • 7th grade Immersion/Passport: 3.2 Summative Presentational Writing 3/19/18

Pontens

  • 8th grade Immersion: Unit 3 Interpersonal Speaking/ Presentational Writing

  • 8th grade Passport

  • French 2: Unit 3 Interpersonal Speaking/ Presentational Writing

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


Spanish:

Salomon

  • Novice A: Unit 3 Interpretive Reading Summative Assessment (03/02). Summative Presentational Writing Assessment (03/08). Summative Interpersonal Speaking Assessments (Week of 03/12).

  • Level 1: Presentational Speaking Summative Assessment (02/27-02/28), and Interpersonal Speaking Summative Assessment (03/01-03/02). Interpretive Reading Summative Assessment (03/08).


Simmons

  • Novice A:

    • No assessments!

  • Level 2:

    • Week of 03/19: Summative Presentational Speaking Videos due

Sandoval

  • 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)



Centeno

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)


Latin:

Stolebarger


  • Novice A: 3.2 Verba Check 3/22

  • Level 1: Stage 10 Vocabulary Quiz 3/22

  • Level 2: Stage 20 Vocabulary Quiz 3/22

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!