MGM 8th Grade Gator News

Learn By Doing...Lead By Example

MARCH 16, 2015


Read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and highlights!

Color Me Gator Fundraiser for PTO

Remember to bring registration forms and payment to your crew leader! Students will have crew Tuesday, March 3rd, Wednesday, March 11th, & Wednesday, March 18th. We want as many colorful runners as possible to support our PTO Fundraiser!

Click here for application/information!

Color Me Gator Volunteers Needed

MGM's 1st Color Me Gator Color Run will be April 22nd. You have hopefully seen the forms that have been sent home. This is a PTO fundraiser and will take the place of our Swamp Fest. We are really excited about this event and with your help we can make this an exciting event for the students and staff. We really need your help to make this Color Run the success we are expecting it to be.

This will be an all day event and there are a variety of things that you can help with.

Set up: 8:00 – 12:00 set up on the football field

This will include setting up the sound systems, large fans, filling up cups with the color powder. We will have 3 areas for the students during this event. An area for warm-ups, the Color Run (walk, skip or jump) and the party area where they will be able to throw their color powder packs.

The Color Run and Clean Up: 1:00 – 4:00

Each grade level has a designated time for their Color Run and Color Party. We will need volunteers to throw the color powder at the students as they move their way around the track.

Please let Kathy Campbell ( know what time you are available to help us with this event. We greatly appreciate all your support of the MGMS students in making this an exciting year.

Upcoming Assessments

Check Schoology for more details. Email your student's teacher with specific questions.

Algebra: Quiz Friday (3/20) 9-4 to 9-6 on solving quadratic equations

Pre-Algebra: Test Friday (3/20) on Chapter 11 and 12-1 on solving systems of equations


Science: None

Social Studies: Social Studies-map quiz Tuesday (3/17)

Civil War Unit Quiz Thursday (3/19)

Civil War Portfolio due Friday (3/20)

World Language French Immersion: None

World Language Novice B1: Summative 3.2 Assessments this week

World Language Novice B2: None

World Language Novice B3: Unit 8 Interpretive Reading Assessment and Interpersonal Speaking Assessment on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday will be make-ups.

World Language Novice C1: Completion of Summative Assessments

World Language Novice C2: None

World Language Novice C3 Spanish: Summative Assessments start Monday - STAMP speaking test will be Friday

World Language Latin Novice A: None

World Language Latin I: None

World Language Latin II: None

ELA Grade Level: Petersen and Dorneker: SAT Vocabulary formative assessment Wednesday (3/18) and summative assessment Friday (3/20)

Hamilton: SAT vocabulary formative assessment Thursday (3/19) and summative assessment Monday (3/23)

English I: All English I students need to read chapters 21 - 25 by Monday, March 23rd and complete the discussion questions.


Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!