MGM 7th Grade Gator News

January 4, 2016

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a restful and fun-filled break! We are glad you are back! Be sure to read through for house news, upcoming assessments, and highlights!

News & Updates

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Get your Gator Tales Yearbook!

Reserve your 2016 Gator Tales yearbook today! The price of $60 will only be good through January 29. Extra copies can not be guaranteed after this date. Order online or through the front office! Click HERE to order online.

Parent Meeting for Washington, D.C. Trip--January 7th

There will be a meeting for any parent whose child is going on the Washington, D.C. trip on Thursday, January 7th at 6:00 P.M. in the downstairs commons of the 7th grade house.

Click here for more information! Please send any questions to your child's social studies teacher.

A Message from the Counseling Center

Happy New Year MGM Parents!

The School Counseling Center would like to invite you to see what your student has been doing with college and career readiness using Naviance.

You can access your student's results with StrengthsExplorer for 8th graders and SMART goals and Career Finder for 6th and 7th graders.

To access Naviance, log into your Power School account. Click on the arrow in the upper right hand corner of the screen and click on Family Connection.

Take some time and make it a family activity by having your student take you through the process!

Learning Commons News & Request for Help

We are excited to announce that the Grand Opening of the Learning Commons MakerSpace is January 13! This space will provide all MGM students a unique learning opportunity to build, create, play, do, collaborate, read, and "make" ideas come to life.

The Learning Commons is in need of the following items for our new MakerSpace. If you are cleaning out old toys or closets/pantries, we need the following:


-Lego storage bins

-Tinker Toys

-Erector Sets

-old board games (missing pieces are ok!)

-X-Box games (E rating only)

-pipe cleaners


-Makey Makey kits

-Snap Circuit kits

-littleBits kits

-paint brushes

-sponge brushes

-origami paper

-scenic shower curtains (such as oceans, beaches, space)

-duct tape

-Modge Podge

-makers, crayons, colored pencils



-wiggle eyes (all sizes)

-Play Dough

-Solo cups



Please send any donations to Ms. Kohout in the Learning Commons!

Girls on Track--Heart & Sole

Girls on Track is now called Heart & Sole. The program is still affiliated with Girls on the Run, and we want your Gator girls to get involved!

Click HERE for more information.

Upcoming Assessments

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

Math & Accelerated Math: Math is working on our case study for the expedition during class this week. The final product will count as a summative grade.

ELA & Accelerated ELA: Formative assessment on Friday--Students will read an article about the garment industry and show evidence of how to generate research questions and gather relevant details.

Science: The in-class assignment Consumer's Guide Brochure - Healthy Eating is due on Friday, January 8th

Social Studies: See Schoology

World Language French Immersion (7th): None

World Language French Passport: None

World Language Chinese: None

World Language Novice A Spanish: None

World Language Novice A French: None

World Language Novice B2: None

World Language Novice C1: None

World Language Novice C3 Spanish: None

World Language Novice C3 French: None

World Language Latin Novice A: None

World Language Latin 1: None

World Language Latin2: None

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!