African American History Challenge
Students have the opportunity to compete in this
annual contest and win recognition and rewards for their
Students compete in after school contests at
district level .
Duke Talent Identification Program
7th grade students have the
opportunity to take the ACT or SAT tests and to be
recognized on the state or national level for their
Students in gifted/challenge program compete team
and individual awards in academic competitions at the
Students take National Geographic test and can
compete at district or state level.
Students receive High Fives from staff members
for special acts showing they are being safe, respectful,
and responsible according to McMillan's Guidelines for
Success -blue high fives allow students to go to the front
of the lunch line and to be entered into drawings for Grab
Bags and High Five Prize Drawings; gold high fives allow
students to get a free treat at lunch and to be entered into
the High Five Prize Drawing.
Students compete in various categories on
team/individual level at Western Heritage Museum and have
opportunity to compete at state and national level.
Students qualify by earning a grade point average
during any given semester of 3.0-3.49 (bronze), 3.50-3.99
(silver), and 4.00+ (gold).
Each May McMillan recognizes students in an
evening program who have received awards.
Students are nominated by 7th grade teachers and
with direction from the OPS Gifted Department participate in
service and leadership learning and activities throughout
the school year.
7th and 8th graders are
selected to assist in the recruitment of 6th
graders for next year's magnet recruiting in various
activities and events.
Students prepare for high school and regional
math contests against other middle schools teams and have an
opportunity to win team and individual honors.
Junior Honor Society
Membership is awarded annually to 7th
and 8th graders who qualify academically and meet
standards of leadership, character, service, scholarship and
citizenship. An induction ceremony is held each May.
100% Effort Club
Students receive a High Five for having no
absences, no tardies, and no referrals during a quarter. The
student can then go to the front of the lunch line and is
eligible for grab bag drawings and High Five prize
8th grade students are selected by
faculty on the basis of Leadership, Character, Scholarship
and Appearance and attend the annual Rotary Luncheon in
Students can compete at school, area, and
Students are selected by teachers for positive
effort, achievement, and attitude and are recognized and
rewarded by the PTSA.