MRS. ALHEIM, MS. FELLNER, MRS. MORGAN, MR. MORTENSEN, MRS. ROSA and MR. SWAIN
WELCOMES YOU TO OUR 6TH GRADE TEAM
We are pleased to welcome you to sixth grade in the Middle School. We hope you have enjoyed the summer and have had time for rest, relaxation, reading, sports and many activities with family and friends. As we begin to get ready for the 2018-2019 school year, we want to give you some information to help you prepare and be ready for Thursday, September 6th.
A LITTLE ABOUT 6TH GRADE
In the Middle School you will experience more independence but also more responsibility! You will have lockers (which will be easy after the first few days) and you will no longer have a teacher walk you from class to class (you will know your way around the school after the first week, we promise!).
With this new independence, you will be expected to act appropriately in the hallways and classrooms as well as be prepared for every class (that means bring everything you need for class to class).
SIXTH GRADE CURRICULUM
Our team goal is to create a learning environment to engage all students. In sixth grade, you will be studying many interesting topics in both your core and encore classes. The core classes include English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The encore classes are those on your schedule that are not taught by us (Health, Technology, Foreign Language, P.E., Art and Music).
Parents…Please E-mail Us!!!
As your child’s core teachers, we would like to get to know your child as quickly as possible. It would help us greatly if you would send us an e-mail telling us about your son or daughter to help us get to know them before the school year starts.
Also, our team sends out a weekly e-mail letting parents know what the upcoming week looks like. Please send, email@example.com, the e-mail(s) you would like this weekly update sent to.
Just some ideas for the email…
- what is special about your child?
- how does he/she feel about school?
- does your child have any special talents?
- what does your child enjoy doing (in and out of school)?
- what is your goal for your child?
- any other information you would like to share
We look forward to meeting you on Thursday, September 6th and to an exciting 6th grade year. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Team Highlander – Alheim/Fellner/Morgan/Mortensen/Rosa/Swain
We believe these supplies are essential for a successful 6th grade year
- Either one three-inch binder with three rings OR two one and a half inch binders with three rings. This is a personal preference.
- 2 packs of loose-leaf paper (to be replaced throughout the year)
- 4 plastic folders with pockets and three holes to go into binder. As we use these the whole year we have found the plastic ones to be more durable. We also ask that they have a specific color for each core subject.
Math (Blue), Social Studies (Black), ELA (Yellow), and Science (Green).
- #2 pencils (to be replaced throughout the year)
- A pack of dry erase markers (math)
- **OPTIONAL** – students frequently use calculators in math and science. We have a class set of calculators, but students who wish to purchase their own are encouraged to do so. We recommend a Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 2.
- Black or blue pens (to be replaced throughout the year)
- A few highlighters
- 2 boxes of tissues
- All students will be using the same assignment notebook, which can be paid for during the August Open House or during homeroom the first week of school.
- 2 packs of 3×3 Post-it-Notes (ELA)
- A cheap set of earbuds to be used with the computer
We strongly encourage the use of a durable pencil pouch with three holes to keep in binder, rather than the traditional tool boxes used in elementary.
We will show you how to organize your binder and folders during the first week of school. We cannot stress enough how important it is to keep your materials organized. Being and staying organized will be a big help to you in Middle School.
- 1 pocket folder
- 1 pocket folder
- Notebook (either binder or spiral notebook)
- 1 pocket folder
- Crew neck t-shirt (long or short sleeve)
- Socks and sneakers
- Elastic waistband shorts (these shorts must be as long as your outstretched fingers hanging by your side and no writing is allowed across the back side of your shorts)
- Optional – sweatshirt and sweatpants and second set of PE clothing
Hello members of Team Onair! Yup, you are thinking, what is ONAIR? In keeping with the Scottish traditions of our community, Onair is Scottish for Honor/Dignity/Strength.
This will be a very exciting year for you- your first year in the Middle School! Your team of teachers is here to make the transition to the Middle School run smoothly. We will help you with all of those “Middle School Firsts”: lockers, changing classes and getting around a new building. We are getting excited for a brand new school year and we can’t wait to meet you!
Now, meet your teachers….
Mr. Adamek is beginning his fifth year at SGMS. Mr. Adamek is an active sports fan having coached multiple sports for many years. In addition to teaching, Mr. Adamek enjoys camping with his wife and sons.
Mrs. Ayers is a 1987 Scotia-Glenville graduate and has been teaching for over 25 years. She is the mother of three children: Tyler, Madison and Alexandra. They tend to keep her very busy- but when she does have free time, Mrs. Ayers loves to read & spend time with her dog.
Mrs. Levandowski has been teaching math for 15 years. Outside of school, you can find her at the local ice rink from September through March cheering for her son Joshua’s hockey teams, one of which is the GMSVS Storm team. When she isn’t teaching or freezing at the rink, she loves to spend time with her husband and family, get out and enjoy nature or sit with a good book.
Mrs. Bogue has been teaching for over twenty years. When she’s not teaching, she is usually a cheering soccer/lacrosse mom for her twin boys!
Mrs. Bogue also loves reading, shopping, spending time with her husband or walking her dog, Bandit.
Mrs. Hunt is beginning her first year teaching at SGMS. She loves working at the middle school as this will be her ninth year here, where she has worked as a teaching assistant and covering 6th grade maternity leaves. When she is not teaching, her 4 and 2-year-old boys keep her very busy.
Mrs. Hunt loves Disney, reading, the beach, and spending time with her family
We believe these supplies are necessary for your child to be successful. Please keep this list handy throughout the summer so that as these items go on sale, you can maximize your savings! Please do not label the items with class names in advance. We will do this together, as a team in the fall. (However, you may put your own name on them, of course!) Please remember that some of these supplies will need to be replenished throughout the year. This is our suggested supply list:
- 1 one-inch binder (any color or design)
- 1 pack of colored pencils (package of 8-12 basic colors is fine)
- 2 packages of #2 pencils (to be replenished quarterly)
- 1 package of pens (blue or black ink suggested)
- 1 package of loose-leaf paper (with more to be added in the spring)
- 1 box of tissues PLEASE- we tend to go through a lot during the year
- 3 two-pocket plastic folders (preferably different colors)
- Texas Instrument TI 30x II S calculator (used for the next 3 years of middle school)
- Spiral bound notebook
For Foreign Language:
- loose-leaf paper
- pocket folder
- 30 index cards
For Physical Education:
- crew neck t-shirt and sweatshirt (no inappropriate logos)
- elastic waist shorts (appropriate length)
- socks, sneakers (that tie or velcro securely)
- deodorant (stick) to keep in PE locker
IF you have a reading class:
- Binder with inside pockets
- pocket folder
For Computer Projects:
- pocket folder
AGENDA & Folder – You will be receiving a letter from the school with details about purchasing this year’s AGENDA and take-home folder. The cost is $8.00 for the set. Keep an eye out for that letter, as it will give you all of the information you’ll need about purchasing the AGENDA and Folder.
If your family is unable to purchase school supplies at this time, please contact one of the teachers on the team so that we can be sure your child has what he or she needs when school begins. You may e-mail us or call the Middle School Main Office at 382-1263. Thank you!
As your child’s teachers this year, we would like to get to know your child as quickly as possible. We are aware of his/her academic abilities and past school performance, but there is so much more to the whole child that we want learn, so we hope you will take the opportunity now to tell us about your son/daughter.
Please share with us anything you’d like us to know about your sixth grader. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
The following is a recommended list of supplies for the 2018-2019
school year for 7th grade. We believe that these supplies are necessary
for students to be academically successful.
ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:
- Colored pencils
- Dry erase markers (different colors)
- 3 ring binder 1 ½ inch
- 1 spiral notebook
- Loose –leaf paper
- 1 tissue box for homeroom teacher
- Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator
- 1 blue binder 1 inch 1 blue pocket folder (for Mrs. Kingsley’s classes)
SUPPLY LIST 2018-2019
We believe these tools are necessary for your child to be successful. Please keep this list handy throughout the summer so that as materials go on sale, you can maximize your savings! Please remember that some of these items may need to be replenished throughout the year.
Standard Supplies for all Classes
- Pens (blue & black)
- Colored Pencils
- 1 Package of loose leaf paper
Supplies for Core Classes
- 15 dividers (for Math & Science)
- 2” Science Binder
- 1” binder, 5 dividers, 1 manila folder (Accelerated Science)
- 1 ½ “ Math Binder (Putorti)
- Binder or 2 pocket Folder for Math (Taft)
- TI83 or 84 graphing calculator (highly encouraged to have) (Accelerated Math)
- 1 Spiral Notebook (for ELA)
- 1 Two-Pocket Folder (for ELA)
- Binder or 2 pocket Folder for Social Studies (Gildersleeve)
- 1 Two-Pocket Folder (Montano SS class)
- TI-30x IIS Calculator (highly encouraged to have)
- 3 subject notebook
- a pocket folder
- pens/ pencils/ erasers
- 2 dry erase markers
- 2 glue sticks
- stretchy book cover
- PE: crew neck t-shirt, sweatshirt, elastic waist shorts (appropriate length) socks, sneakers (that tie or velcro securely) deodorant (stick) to keep in PE locker
Home and Career Skills:
- 2 pocket folder
- 2 pocket folder
- Lined paper