African American History Challenge
Students have the opportunity to compete in this annual contest and win recognition and rewards for their performance.
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 performance.
Students in gifted/challenge program compete team and individual awards in academic competitions at the district level.
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 gradersfor 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.
National 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 drawings.
Rotary Honor Roll
8th grade students are selected by faculty on the basis of Leadership, Character, Scholarship and Appearance and attend the annual Rotary Luncheon in May.
Students can compete at school, area, and district level.
STAR Student Awards
Students are selected by teachers for positive effort, achievement, and attitude and are recognized and rewarded by the PTSA.