KMS 6th Grade Parent Update
Winter Fastbridge Testing
ELA and Math Winter Fastbridge testing will take place the week of January 9.
Math: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
ELA: Thursday, January 12, 2023
This is assessment is taken in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Results are used to identify needed student interventions, allowing teachers to provide additional support for student growth.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
6:00 pm KMS Commons
End of Semester- Missing work due
January 13 is the end of the semester. Grades will be finalized on January 14. Report cards will come out the following week.
All missing work must be turned in by Thursday, January 12, 2023.
Deadline for Schedule Changes
Contact Mrs. Sheila, KMS Counselor 6th grade
New Elective Option
The elective class of CHOIR is available for 6th grade students starting semester 2 (January 17 – May 26)! If you would like this elective in place of your other elective, please share your request with Ms. Sheila by Friday the 13th firstname.lastname@example.org 486-7471.
Welcome Back! Happy New Year!
There is quite a bit happening. Wrestling and Dance will both start next week and these activities are open to 6th graders. 6th graders will start a new round of clubs during recess time on Monday. Students were able to sign up for Board Games, Music (piano and guitar), Art Club, and WIN (Whatever I Need- opportunity to get caught up on missing assignments or read).
KMS is also excited to welcome Mrs. Sara Bercy, Choir teacher back to our school from Northstar elementary. There is now an opportunity for 6th grade students to join Choir.
On Friday, January 6, we pushed out updates and changes to the KMS Student Handbook. Every student iPad has a KMS Student Handbook App. Please take a moment and review the Attendance/Tardy, and After School Reflection sections on pages 8-10. Starting next week, students who accumulate three unexcused Tardies will be assigned an After School Reflection. Students may also receive an After School Reflection for poor behavior choices. Parents will be contacted when a Reflection is assigned. Mr. Burton, Principal, Kodiak Middle School sent out an email letter on Wednesday, January 4th explaining this new opportunity for students to learn and reflect on ways to grow and change behaviors.
We're looking forward to finishing out the first semester, and getting a great start on Second Semester. Before we know it, Spring Break will be here!
January 10 Wrestling 3:45-5:30 pm
Open to 6-8 graders. School Sports physical and parent permission slip required. See link below. Forms also available in the 6th grade Office or KMS Main Office. Parent meeting to be announced.
January 10 Dance Team
Open to 6-8 graders. School Sports physical and parent permission slip required. See link below. Forms also available in the 6th grade Office or KMS Main Office.
Parent meeting to be announced.
This week we spent finishing up a formative assessment (basically a quiz/checkpoint) on summary writing for anyone that was absent before the break. Students will be getting back their feedback on Monday and have the opportunity to try again, if they received a failing grade. We also spent the week learning about capitalization, specifically proper nouns. We are finishing up summary and capitalization expectations next week, and we will be starting our class novel with the second semester! Next Thursday will also be our FastBridge assessment for reading!
This week we have learned the Canadian provinces and territories. We’ve also spent time identifying human features and physical features of a place by analyzing photos, working in teams, and making inferences. We will continue to focus on the Geography theme of place.
In math class, we worked on graphing positive and negative coordinate pairs on a grid. We did a fun graphing assignment this week that revealed a picture when the correct points were placed on a grid – a robot! Students then got to color and decorate their designs and they will be on display in the 6th grade hall.
I was out in December for over a week due to illness and then a required surgery. I am recovering well, but have been behind on updating grades for this reason. I am working hard on getting caught up with entering assignments that have been submitted, and hope to have everything updated by this Wednesday (Jan 11, 2023) before report cards are printed the following week. If you see an error in your child’s grade, please feel free to email me at email@example.com if you would like and I will work on it. Thank you.
Introducing: Mrs. Rounsaville- long-term sub for Mr. Bechtol
Camai😊 I’m Mrs. Rounsaville and I will be the sixth grade PE teacher for the next few weeks. I hope you had a wonderful break. We started off together learning Line Dancing and the students performed wonderfully. We are going over fitness goals and group games for the next few weeks. Then we will do a two week unit on Native Youth Olympics. I look forward to getting to know your child and don’t hesitate to email or call if you have questions.
I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break. GT Students are encouraged to continue to speak with me and complete the GT Work Release Form with their extension ideas! Semester two is a great place to begin to plan learning extensions! If you have any questions or are in need of any support, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see something that belongs to you call Ms. Kim at 907-486-7459, and she will connect your lost item(s) with your student. :)
Steps to Become a Volunteer
1. Email email@example.com that you are interested in becoming a volunteer and let them know which volunteer opportunity you’re interested in.
2. Check your email for a message from Sterling Volunteers (TheAdvocates@sterlingvolunteers.com) and follow the steps in the email. If you don’t receive the email within 3 business days, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
3. You will receive an email once your background check is complete, with instructions to visit a school site, complete a volunteer agreement form and present your ID to the secretary.
4. Start volunteering!
5. Any questions? Contact KMS Secretary Amanda Transano (Amanda.Transano@kibsd.org)