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Grading System

A point system is used for most assignments.  Point totals are later converted to percentages. Assignment categories may be weighted to ensure balanced grading.


Percentage Scores:

100% - 90%          A

89% - 80%            B

79% - 70%            C

69% - 60%            D

59% - 0%              F

6th Grade Core

Changes to Sixth Grade Core

Dear Parents,

As we evolve our teaching towards the new Common Core standards, it is evident that our reading and language arts curriculum are becoming intricately ...more

Multidisciplinary Curriculum Overview

The goals of sixth grade core are to help every child develop a strong academic foundation in preparation for the coming years of middle school, and to boost ...more

The Value of Cooperative Groups

Groups are used frequently in sixth grade instruction. Sixth graders are social people and often benefit when they work with their peers. This method reflects the ...more

Classroom Differentiated Learning
  • Workshops provide a purposeful pace with explicit teaching, conferencing, and one-to-one instruction. Reluctant readers and writers, as well as strong readers and ...more

New Staff

We warmly welcome Nicole Parrilli to our department! 


Atwater, Leslie
Barber, Kathy
Geritz, Sheila
Gladden, Julie
Griffith, Megan
Mendenhall, Emily
Core 6
Parrilli, Nicole
Shepherd, Heather
Valvur, Debbie

Departmental Awards

Each year, an award is given to recognize one exceptional student in each of the 6th grade core classes. Although all students strive to achieve their personal best, the award recipients have gone above and beyond, excelling in all three Core subject areas – Language Arts, Reading, and History.  These students demonstrate initiative, responsibility, and diligence in their academic endeavors. They exemplify sound character by conducting themselves with integrity and showing respect to others.