6th Grade Wolverine News

August 21-25, 2017

Happening this week...

Welcome back to school and welcome to STEAM Middle School. We are so excited to meet all of our new students, and we have great things planned for you this week.


Please look below for your individual classes to see what you can expect to be doing this week.

Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Sanchez and Ms. Marek

Welcome to 6th Grade Science Pre-AP! This year we will explore what it means to be a scientist. As scientists, our first responsibility is safe practice and, in order to build this skill, we will spend time this first week investigating lab safety. By the end of the week you will be adequately prepared for our lab safety test on Friday, August 25th.

STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Sanchez, Ms. Marek and Ms. Hernandez

Welcome to 6th Grade Science! This year we will explore what it means to be a scientist. As scientists, our first responsibility is safe practice and, in order to build this skill, we will spend time this first week investigating lab safety. By the end of the week you will be adequately prepared for our lab safety test on Friday, August 25th

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

Welcome to Accelerated Science! This year we will focus on many disciplines of Science including Life, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth and Space. Through our explorations we will refine our processing skills to help us become the most efficient scientists we can be. Please review the syllabus and return your signed safety contract by Friday, August 25. As we are preparing to take the 8th Grade Science exam at year’s end, we will move at a quick pace. Students will take the Beginning of Year (BOY) Assessment the first week of school to set a baseline for the year.


Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice, Ms. Gregg and Ms. Parker

Welcome to 6th Grade Pre-AP Math! We are so excited that you are here with us at STEAM. This year we will become mathematicians as we explore numbers and operations, proportionality, expressions and equations, measurement and data, and personal financial literacy. This week we will learn what it takes to be a problem solver, have a growth mindset and become familiar with the rules, procedures and our STEAM Learning Format.

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mr. Maddox

Welcome to 6th Grade Pre-AP Math! We are so excited that you are here with us at STEAM. This year we will become mathematicians as we explore numbers and operations, proportionality, expressions and equations, measurement and data, and personal financial literacy. This week we will learn what it takes to be a problem solver, have a growth mindset and become familiar with the rules, procedures and our STEAM Learning Format.

Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Morgan


Welcome to Accelerated Math! In preparation for the 7th grade math STAAR test, we will become mathematicians as we explore data, geometry, linear relationships, proportional reasoning and financial literacy! This week we will learn what it takes to be a problem solver, have a growth mindset and become familiar with the rules, procedures and our STEAM Learning Format.


Humanities ~ Mrs. Moore, Ms. Lindamood, Mrs. Strother and Ms. Peden

Welcome to Humanities! What is humanities? According to the Stanford Humanities Center, "The humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience." In our class, we will use language and history to understand the impact of humans on our world. We will begin our year with a workshop of geography skills to prepare us for studying the continents of the world and complete work in using close reading strategies. We look forward to seeing you!

Global Business and Professional Communication ~ Ms. Tedford and Ms. Owen

Welcome to Global Business and Professional Communications! This semester we will be learning how to communicate ideas creatively and effectively to others. We will also be learning about life skills through Recovery Resource Council. The Recovery Resource Council program will begin Tuesday, August 29th, and continue every Tuesday of the semester. Your student will be bringing home more information to you in a packet this week. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We are excited to get to know you this year!

Art ~ Mrs. Beam

Welcome to Art 1! This year we will be working through a variety of mediums, techniques, and projects. This week we will introduce classroom culture expectations, daily procedures, and Studio Habits of Mind. We will also begin our first unit focusing on the design process and drawing.


We are selling 2017-2018 Art Kits! These kits include all of the required supplies and are sold at a discounted rate. Please send $30 cash or check with your student by September 8th. Checks should be made out to STEAM Middle School.


Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

Beginning Band- This week we will be learning about classroom expectations, setting goals, and will begin to learn some basic music reading skills.

A reminder that August 29th will be our official instrument rental night!


P.E. ~ Coach Dunson

Our first week in PE will consist of learning classroom expectations, establishing dress out routines, and participating in team games to get familiar with one another. Uniform orders will be sent home if you have not already purchased. I look forward to meeting everyone!