MGM 7th Grade House News

May 11, 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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Mark your Calendars!

MONDAY, May 21st- VETERAN CELEBRATION- 7th graders will be interviewing veterans throughout the day.


TUESDAY, May 22nd-Mrs. Burnett's and Mrs West's math classes will be constructing their stellated icosahedra during the day. Students should have shared a letter with you regarding this project.

WEDNESDAY, May 23rd- Mrs. Seats' math classes will construct their stellated icosahedra during the day.


THURSDAY, May 24th- Mrs. Mathis' classes will construct their stellated icosahedra during the day.


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.

8th grade TRIP- 2018-19

Hi Everyone,


Mrs. West has been very kind in sending this information out for me. Please reply to Janet Dorneker at jdorneker@lexington1.net with any questions as I am the lead person for the 2019 trip.


I hope this finds you well! Thank you for attending our meeting regarding the educational trip that I am about to embark on with our students.

I’ve gotten a fantastic response so far and spots are filling up! After speaking to my Tour Consultant at EF, we were able to extend the deadline to enroll until next Wednesday, May 16th. With the end of the school year right around the corner, I wanted to give families the courtesy of one more opportunity to have the lowest monthly payment. All you need to enroll is $95.

Here’s all the tour information:

Tour name: Philadelphia: The Birthplace of our Nation

Tour number: 2108301ZZ

Monthly Payment: $194 (Only $7 a day!)

You can enroll online at www.efexploreamerica.com/2108301ZZ or by calling 1-888-333-9756. There are only 10 spots left and they’re first come, first serve so please secure your spot ASAP.

It’s going to be a fantastic experience and I hope your child can attend!

Best Regards,

Janet Dorneker

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.


Upcoming Assessments

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

Math: Tues. May 15th- Summative- Chapter 3-Percentages


ELA: Book Club Post #2 on Google Classroom is due Tuesday for a formative grade; Reading Response Bingo Choice #2 due Friday. Bring your books to class!


Social Studies: Thank you to all the parents that have volunteered veterans to interview with our students. We appreciate your support in making this case study possible!

We ask all parents to make sure their kids dress nicely and professionally on May 21st for our veteran interviews. No gym shorts, t-shirts, or other casual attire. Collared shirts, dresses for the girls, nice pants are highly recommended. Thank you again for your assistance! If you have any clarifying questions, please contact your child's social studies teacher.


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Social studies Cold War Retest will be offered in class on Monday May 14th and will be offered during lunch next week. The End of the Year SLO test will be given to 7th graders on May 17th. It will count as a summative grade.


Science: Students will work on packet #3 and #4 next week in class. This will count as a summative project grade. If students are not finished in class by the end of the week they will need to be finish them over the weekend.


World Language:

French:

Fall:

  • Novice A: No assessment next week

  • Level 1: Interpretive Reading

Hamner

  • 6th Grade Passport: See Schoology

  • 6th Grade Immersion : See Schoology

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

Spaulding

  • 7th grade Immersion/Passport: none

  • 8th grade: none

Pontens

  • 8th grade Immersion: Interpretive Listening, Interpersonal Speaking and Presentation Writing Assessments on April 23-25

  • 8th grade Passport: Selection of best articles for “Le journal de MG”

  • French 2: Interpretive Listening, Interpersonal Speaking and Presentation Writing Assessments on April 23-25

Chinese: (Zhang & Wang)

  • Novice A Finish up Unit 4.1 Formative Assessments: on April 23 & 24

  • Level 1: Finish up continue Unit 4.1 Formative Assessments on April 23 & 24

  • Level 2: Finish up Unit 4.1 Formative Assessments on April 23 & 24


Spanish:

Salomon

  • Novice A: Formative Interpretive Listening Assessment- Thursday 04/26

  • Level 1: Presentational Speaking Summative Assessment - Thursday 04/26 - Friday 04/27

Simmons

  • Novice A: Summative Interpersonal Speaking Assessment- Tuesday 05/15-Thursday 05/17

  • Level 2:

    • Summative Interpretive Listening Assessment- Tuesday 05/15

    • Summative Presentational Speaking Assessment: Week of 05/14

    • Summative Interpersonal Writing Assessment: Week of 05/21

Sandoval

  • Novice A: Formative Interpretive Listening Assessment- Thursday 04/26

  • Level 1: Presentational Speaking Summative Assessment - Thursday 04/26 - Friday 04/27


Centeno

  • 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)


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Latin:

Stolebarger


  • Novice A: Continue Episode 3.3

  • Level 1: Continue Stage 11

  • Level 2: Conintue Stage 21

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