6th-Grade Newsletter

April 19-23

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • MAP TESTING DATES

    · April 20 - April 22 - ELA MAP Testing from 9-11 am daily.

    · April 27 - April 29 - Math MAP Testing from 9-11 am daily.

    Please try to avoid scheduling appointments during these times.

Principal's Pride Post

Tech Support

Tech Questions


SPS Help Desk Information:

  • 417-523-HELP (4357)


Canvas Support:

  • 417-523-0417

support@fueledbylaunch.com

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EXPLORE is coming!


Make Explore part of your summer plans


This summer, Explore will offer students exciting opportunities to pursue their unique interests and passions. Each day will be packed with engaging, relevant, and personal learning opportunities, including free Artworks classes.


Middle school students will attend Explore classes Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration for middle school students begins March 3.


Register for Explore classes at www.sps.org/Explore.

Student Council News

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Congratulations to Mr. Kennedy's class for winning the fundraising competition! Our school raised over $2000 altogether. Thank you for your generosity, Wilson's Creek!


Spirit Fridays!

Every Friday is school spirit day. Students are encouraged to wear blue, Wilson's Creek gear, feeder pattern gear (Wanda Gray, McBride, Harrison, Kickapoo, Cherokee) or any college apparel.


Hat Fridays!

Students may also wear hats on Fridays.

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CORE ACADEMIC COURSES

Math

We are focusing on graphing, statistics, and intergers the next couple of weeks to finish our preparation for MAP testing.

ELA/Social Studies

ELA:


  • Reading + goals by scoring 80% or higher on each lesson. Why Reading Plus Works
  • Students should be reading at least 20 minutes per day.
  • In addition to using complete sentences in all written responses, accurate use of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar is an expectation in all writing assignments.
  • Students and teachers will work together to determine how to best reach our goals for the End-of-the-Year assessments.


SS:


  • Throughout the year we will be studying Ancient Civilizations, focusing on how geographical features affected settlement in a certain region and how each of the seven characteristics of a civilization developed within each one. Refer to the agendas of individual teachers for details about which TCi lesson is the focus for the current week.
  • Other standards-based, focused skill activities for informational texts will be included in weekly lessons throughout the year as well.

Science

In preparation for MAP testing, we are using our science time to increase our understanding of the math we need to know before we start testing. We will pick up science in the next couple of weeks.

News from the Nurses

MAP Preparation

As Wilson’s Creek is preparing for MAP testing in the coming weeks, we could use your help to best prepare your child for it as well! We will be offering a few extra tips over the next few weeks to help your child succeed!

MAP Preparation Tip #3: Eat a Nutritious Breakfast

A healthy breakfast provides a jump start for your child’s school day. Studies show that eating breakfast helps improve children’s concentration, alertness, problem-solving skills, creativity, and physical activity. Breakfast options should have protein, fiber, whole grains, and be low in sugar. Some simple choices are scrambled eggs, yogurt or oatmeal (add fruit or nuts on top), whole grain waffles, or a smoothie with fruit and peanut butter. Don’t forget to encourage drinking water early in the day. Even slight dehydration can make kids feel tired, have less concentration, and cause headaches.

When to Keep Students Home and When They May Return

Highlights of Learning

6th grade Teachers

6th GRADE TEAMS

Follow us on Twitter! @WilsonsCreekInt

Blue Team: Mr. Dlouhy, Mrs. Haeffner, Ms. Buehler

Creek Crew: Mrs. Box, Mrs. Grandon

Lion Team: Ms. Levy, Mrs. Stevens

Pride Team: Ms. Reid, Mrs. Stafford

Silver Team: Mrs. O'Mealy, Mrs. Wilson, Ms. Buehler

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Counselor's Corner

Jill Wilson Jrwilson@spsmail.org


Jill Wilson, M.S, P.S.C.

School Counselor

Wilson’s Creek Intermediate

jrwilson@spsmail.org

Google Phone: 417.612.7018

Wilson’s Creek Counseling Commons Page

Wilson’s Creek Counselor Newsletter

TECH NEWS FROM MRS. HILTON

Instructional Technology


This month we will focus on the digital citizenship topic, fairness (copyright, plagiarism, etc.). We will define the term, norms, then identify online norms for various digital communities. We will also explore how following online norms helps us become good digital citizens. Check out this link for some tips to encourage safe online conversations.


Mrs. Hilton

Email: trhilton@spsmail.org

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run helps girls build confidence, healthy relationships, and a positive self-image. The program, open to girls in 3rd- 6th grades, will be offered at Chesterfield Park this spring. Learn more here: https://www.gotrswmo.org/Our-Programs
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