MGM 7th Grade House News

March 30, 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 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 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!

Counseling News

*Register today for Edventure’s free Be A Boss Summit. Your student will learn how making healthy decisions now will help them be successful later.

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:

Upcoming Assessments

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

Math: All Classes: Tues. April 10- Quiz (les 12.1- 12.3)

Fri. April 13- Summative (Circles)

ELA: We will be going to the book fair on Thursday 4/12.

Social Studies: See Schoology

Science: Open Notes Lab Assessment Friday April 13th.

Encore: See Schoology

World Language: French:


  • Novice A: No assessment next week

  • Level 1: Interpretive Reading


  • 6th Grade Passport: Conte de fées Presentational Speaking

  • 6th Grade Immersion : Unit 4 Interpretative Reading

  • 7th/8th Grade Level 1: Unit 4 Interpretative Reading


  • 7th grade Immersion/Passport: Nothing

  • 8th grade: Nothing


  • 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 :No assessment

  • Level 1: No assessment

  • Level 2: No assessment



  • 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:

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

  • Level 2:

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


  • Novice A: No assessments

  • Level 1: Writing Quiz (March 27)

  • Interpretive Reading Assessment (March 29).


  • Novice A: No assessments

  • Level 1: Interpretive Reading Assessment (March 29).



  • Novice A: Complete 3.2 Discussion Packet/Forum if not completed in class before Spring Break. 3.2 Assessment moved to 4/12

  • Level 1: Continuing Stage 10; Students need to make sure they are turning in translations for this stage as we go through it.

  • Level 2: Continuing Stage 20; Students need to make sure they are turning in translations for this stage as we go through it.

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!