ASPIRE 5th Weekly News

October 14, 2016


Oct. 17-19 - CogAT testing for 5th graders

Oct. 18 - District Pink Out Day - Wear pink in order of Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct. 19 - National Unity Day - wear Orange

Oct. 22 - Fall Festival

Oct. 24-28 - Red RIbbon Week - The themes for the days are listed below.

Oct. 28 - Lunch with the Principal

Oct. 31 - ASPIRE "Curse" Day

Nov. 15 - 1st Math Olympiad Trial

This Week in ASPIRE 5

When the end of the 9-weeks rolls around, there is always a little panic for some students as they realize that the drop-dead deadline has finally come. The scholars have worked hard to finish up what needed to be finished up this week. They have all had several opportunities to manage time and display grit as they persevered through to finish the assignments on time.

In Humanities this week our scholars have been exercising their right to vote. They were active listeners during the Student Council Officer campaign speeches. They took notes about what the candidates had to say about their character, their accomplishments, and their ideas for improving our school through StuCo. When we returned to class, each scholar wrote an analysis of one of the speeches that had an impact on them as a voter. We discussed that there were many qualified candidates this year and that the decision would require thought. The next day they voted and had to wait until the next morning to find the results. It was a great real world experience!

In science the scholars worked together to create and present a Pecha Kucha to review the properties of matter. What's a Pecha Kucha you ask? It's a presentation of 20 slides (pictures only) which are presented for 20 seconds each in a fast paced presentation style. They did a great job!



6th Grade Accelerated Math
  • Operations with multiple forms of rational numbers.

5th Grade Math

  • Deconstructing word problems
  • Review division of 3 digit numbers by 2-digit and 3-digit divisors.
  • Algebraic Reasoning



  • If characters from one story dressed up as characters from another story - who would they choose and why?
  • Reviewing Scholar goals as we begin the second 9-weeks.

Social Studies:

  • Cultures Collide - The Powhatans and the Settlers at Jamestown, Pochahontas, Chief Powhatan and Captain John Smith


  • Properties of water


  • Catching up on presentations

CogAT Testing Next Week

In the dates section, you can see that 5th graders will be taking the CogAT test October 17-19. It is a cognitive abilities test divided into three sections; verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative. We will be using the Chromebooks to take the CogAT test this year. Please try to be sure your child is here each day that week with a good night's sleep and a charged Chromebook.

Author Visits

We have several visiting authors coming to GHE in November! Polly Holyoke will be presenting to our 3rd - 5th graders. Pre-order forms for their books came home this week and will be due back mid-October. Books that were pre-ordered will be autographed by our visiting authors.

Red Ribbon Week - October 24-28, 2016

We will be observing Red Ribbon Week October 24-28. Each day has a different theme, and students are encouraged to dress accordingly. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 24: Our Future is Bright- Wear neon colors and sunglasses

Tuesday, October 25: Sock It to Drugs- Wear crazy socks

Wednesday, October 26: Don't Get Mixed Up with Drugs- Wear mismatched clothes

Thursday, October 27: Lights Out on Drugs- Wear pajama pants

Friday, October 28: Team Up Against Drugs- Wear your favorite team's jersey or shirt

Pokemon Cards

We have had problems with trading cards, especially Pokemon cards, in the morning before students come to class as well as at lunch and after school waiting for cars. To prevent these problems, Pokemon cards are not allowed at school. Please help us to make sure your child does not have any Pokemon cards in their backpacks (even if they promise not to take them out).

Fall Festival Plans

There are still many openings for volunteers to man the booths our classes are responsible for at the Fall Fest on October 22nd. Our Homeroom Parents hope you all are able to volunteer. It is a great way to meet people in our school. Below is the link to our Sign up Genius so you can choose the time that fits your schedule. Sign-Up Genius

Chess Club Opportunity

The following flyer was created by our very own ASPIRE parent Kym Rogers. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to compete in 2 upcoming chess tournaments as a Glenhope team. Thank you Mrs. Rogers for all of your help!

Play in Chess Tournaments with your

Glenhope classmates!

We want to encourage those who are learning chess to play in local scholastic tournaments. These tournaments are a great way to learn more about chess and have fun supporting your classmates. Each tournament has multiple sections so that students play others of a similar age and chess level.

We would love to have a Glenhope team at the following Fall tournaments:

Nov. 5 School location to be determined, Lewisville ISD

Dec. 3 School location to be determined, Keller ISD

Parents: The tournaments are not school functions, and families will be responsible for entry fees, transportation, and supervision of their children.

I am putting together an email list of those who are interested in learning more about scholastic tournaments. Please contact me if you would like to be on the list or if you have any questions. I will forward the tournament flyers to those on the list.

My husband and I have taken our boys to tournaments for several years, and can help with registration, US Chess membership, and other questions.

Kym Rogers,


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