WPMS 6th Grade
Welcome to middle school!
January 21, 2022
I hope that by now you have heard about the WPMS Showcase night coming up on Wednesday, January 25! We want to welcome our community in to see all the amazing things happening in the school. Please drop in from 5:30-7:00 to take a look at what's going on in the middle school. The English project pictured below is just one of many great displays you'll see!
Core Class Updates
Science: "Setting Things in Motion" project - Students should be finished with Checkpoint 2 and Reading Packet #8.
History: "Quien Soy" project - Students should be working on Checkpoint 1.
English: "Memoir of a Student" project - Students should have submitted Checkpoints 1, 2, and 3.
Math: "Dividing Fractions" test coming up February 4!
Advanced Math: "Percentages" test on Monday!
Power Focus Areas: Progress Line Reminder
Three classes have PFAs that will pass on January 24:
Figurative Language in English
Unit Rates in 6th grade math
Energy 1 in Science
All teachers offer study guides and workshop lessons to help students prepare for these tests. You can also help at home by asking your student about the key terms (listed on the right side of the PFA page), and how they have been learning about these topics.
Some students have already passed one or more of these Focus Areas. One benefit of the Summit platform is that students can go out of order and master topics they know better. Another benefit is that students can pass Focus Areas anytime, even if they show up as red on the platform.
If you would like more information or printed study guides for any Focus Area, please reach out to your mentor teacher!
Chromebooks are used frequently in middle school, and they take a lot of wear and tear in the process! Here are a few tips to keep the chromebook in the best shape:
*Always carry the chromebook in a string bag or in both hands for safety.
*Power the chromebook OFF every night (not just closing the screen) to install updates.
*Wipe the keyboard and mouse pad with a Clorox wipe (not the screen).
Contact a 6th Grade Teacher!
Kip Shubert - History: email@example.com
Jessica Stuart - Science: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Chapman - Math and Panther Time: email@example.com
Lindsay Gardiner - Math and Panther Time: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Godwin - Special Education: email@example.com
Angela Wolcott - Mentor Teacher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Reynolds - ELL and Mentor Teacher: email@example.com