6th Grade Weekly News

February 1-5

Important dates to remember

February 9: AVID Parent Information Meeting at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

February 17: AVID Forms due

February 25 - 26: FMS UIL One Act Play - To Kill A Mockingbird at 7:30 p.m. (Cafeteria)

February 29: Spring Open House/Multicultural Event 6:30 - 8 p.m.

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AVID is an elective class that helps students stay on top of their GPA, provides training in asking and answering higher level questions, organizational skills, time management, and additional leadership opportunities. Additionally AVID classes have Study Group Tutorials with College Tutors twice a week to assist in their challenging and rigorous classes. Students who are in AVID must agree to take at least one Honors Class.

Applications were handed out. They are due on Feb. 17th. They must be turned into the counseling office by Feb. 17th.

AVID interviews will be held during the first week of March. If selected for AVID, your students schedule will be changed.

Parents wanting to know more about AVID may attend a parent information meeting on Feb. 9th. It is at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. here at Frankford.

Additional applications are available through the counseling office or your child's history teacher.

For more information about AVID, please contact our Frankford AVID Coordinator, Karyn Wynne at karyn.wynne@pisd.edu.

Quotes from Current AVID Students:

“I was in Honor Math in 6th grade, but then dropped it because I felt overwhelmed. Now that I'm in AVID I’m taking two Honors classes and I'm signed up to take three next year!”

“I wasn't in an Honors class last year. Now with AVID, I’m in Honors Science and doing well!”

“I wasn't in Honors math in sixth grade…now as an eighth grade AVID student I’m in all three Honors classes.”

“The AVID study/tutorial groups help me a lot. We bring questions that we have in one of our classes to AVID twice a week. The students and the AVID tutors help me to understand the concepts more. “

“I was a disorganized mess last year and drowning in my Honors class. I always turned things in late because I couldn't find it! Now my binder is amazing and I'm making great grades!”

“AVID teaches me how important it is to set goals and aim for those goals. It pushes me to be my very best in school.”

“AVID is like a class family…we all care about each other’s success!”

“This year we went to SMU for our field trip. It was really fun and exciting to see what a college campus looks like.”

“In sixth grade I had a bad attitude and didn't care too much about my grades. As a 7th grade AVID student I did much better. Now as an 8th grade AVID student, I have all A’s and B’s! ”

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World Wear Project -

Be a part of diverting thousands of pounds of shoes and clothing from local landfills by filling our shoes and clothing donation bin with your gently used shoes, clothing, purses, belts, wallets, hats, caps, backpacks, hard toys, stuffed animals, and pots and pans.

Frankford has partnered with the World Wear Project. For every pound collected, our PTA receives $0.15. The benefit to you? Neater closets, drawers, toy boxes, and kitchens, and the knowledge that less textile waste will end up in our local landfills. Our World Wear Project donation box is located in the parking lot by the gym.

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Frankford Food Pantry:

Communities in Schools has set up a food pantry for students in need at Frankford specifically. The pantry is in need of items such as applesauce, peanut butter, jelly, mac & cheese cups, granola bars and breakfast bars. If you are interested in helping, please send any donations to school with your child. The donations can be dropped off in the front office.

How do I contact my teacher:

6th Grade Counselor:

Sharlene Barton - sharlene.barton@pisd.edu


Eric McDaniels - eric.mcdaniels@pisd.edu

Patty Walker - patricia.walker@pisd.edu

Kay Marshall - kay.marshall@pisd.edu

Ruth Byerly - ruth.byerly@pisd.edu


Stephanie Brinton - stephanie.brinton@pisd.edu

Lisa Gilstrap - lisa.gilstrap@pisd.edu

Ashley Harris - ashley.harris@pisd.edu

English/Language Arts:

Lisa Youngblood - lisa.youngblood@pisd.edu

Libby Cooper - elizabeth.cooper@pisd.edu

Nicole Northcutt - nicole.northcutt@pisd.edu

Shika Hershel - shika.hershel@pisd.edu

Kristin Woods - kristin.woods@pisd.edu

Carol Dutton - carol.dutton@pisd.edu


Thomas Rooklidge - thomas.rooklidge@pisd.edu

Elizabeth Satz - elizabeth.satz@pisd.edu

Montrail Davis - montrail.davis@pisd.edu


Jeff McDonnell - jeff.mcdonnell@pisd.edu

Colby Pate- colby.pate@pisd.edu

Ken Hentges - ken.hentges@pisd.edu

Shanda Hairston - shanda.hairston@pisd.edu

Pam Fox - pamela.fox@pisd.edu

Fine Arts:

Rebecca Cronk (Band) - rebecca.cronk@pisd.edu

Mark Reddoch (Band) - mark.reddoch@pisd.edu

Geoffrey Golden (Orchestra) - geoffrey.golden@pisd.edu

Brittany Denig (Orchestra) - brittany.denig@pisd.edu

Aron Mattes (Choir) - aron.mattes@pisd.edu