6th Grade

Welcome to sixth grade!
We are a community of scholars who strive for hands-on learning experiences, rich content, and in-depth discussions.  


     Upcoming Events:                  

Jan. 24, 2020 8:20-9:02 Spelling Bee 2:40-3:20 Academic Award ceremony Principal's list Grades all A (4.0) Honor roll Grades all B (3.0) Nov. 5, 2019 Challenger Learning center field study, Colorado Spring CO Please have student arrive at school by 6:45 am. We will not be entering the building so come prepared to leave right away. Eat breakfast and make sure to pack a snack and lunch The class will leave the Challenger learning center at 2:15 pm and will arrive at school around 3:20. Students may take phones to take pictures and call parents if we are going to be late Day of the notables Schedule 

8:20-9:02  Elective 1 9:02-9:15. Set up desks for Day of the notables. 

9:15-10:15 Rotations/ museum presentations

10:15-11:15  Core 1

11:15-12:20 Core 2

12:20-1:00  Lunch/Recess

1:00-2:15 core 3 

2:15-2:30 Get ready for parade

2:30-3:20 Party

Rotation Schedule

9:15-9:30            Ham visits Room 118 (Lynch class)

                           Hares presents to Hares

9:30-9;45            Ham visits room 119 ( Hares class)

                           Lynch Presents Lynch

9:45-10:00          Hares to Room 117 (Ham’s class)

10:00-10:15      Lynch to 117 (Ham’’s class) 


Conferences October 17th - 18th

The 6th grade middle school team is looking forward to conferences.  We are excited to share your child’s strengths, as well as discuss strategies to encourage and support them in the classroom.  If you would like to schedule a conference, please do so through Sign- up Genius coming home via email soon. You will meet with all three teachers at one time. See the Newsletter Page for more information. Day of the Notables - October 31st Expectations for this project were presented to scholars on October 2nd. Here is what scholars should do at home: 1. Choose a notable person who is worthy of a Nobel Prize or other prestigious award in their field. 2. Research that person and know why they are notable 3. Create a costume with materials from home. Include 3 artifacts. 4. Be ready to present that person on October 31st. Challenger Learning Center Field Study - November 5th See the Field Study Information Page for more information. This is a wonderful hands on opportunity where scholars will learn to problem solve, work as a team, and use higher level thinking skills to learn about astronomy and the nature of science. Transportation to Colorado Springs will be by private car and scholars will need to bring a sack lunch. Please be to Excel by 6:50 a.m. and we will return at 4:00 p.m.


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Contact Us:  

Michelle Lynch 
6th grade Math 
303-467-2295  Ext. 118

Christine Hares 
6th grade Social Studies/Science 

303-467-2295  Ext. 119

Barb Ham
6th grade Literacy

303-467-2295  Ext. 117


Note: We will respond to emails according to Excel's policy, which is to respond within 24 hours on work days. This means that if I receive an email at 8:00 am on Friday, We may not respond until 8:00 am the following Monday

A Note About Homework

Homework can be accessed through the 6th Grade Homework Calendar. 

According to the Parent/Student Handbook, your child can have around 60 minutes of homework plus reading time. Projects may take longer.
Student completing homework
If you find that your child’s homework is consistently taking over 90 minutes (with their sustained focus), please let us know.

Students and parents should  sign up with Campus to receive notifications for your student's current grades and missing assignments. Campus can send you a notification when assignments are scored (including missing assignments) or grade changes (below a certain %).

If something extraordinary were to occur on a school evening and your child was unable to complete their homework, please send a signed letter with them to school.

Late work will only be accepted until the end of the unit of which it’s from, and may receive no credit depending on how late it is.  Please check middle school late work policy.  

Middle School Success 

The power of "Yet" ......

A time of growth as we move through important  skills together as a team.

Please note, we are working really hard with your scholar. In the sixth grade we go through extensive and involved steps to help scholars  master the skills necessary for middle school.                           

    Pointers for having a good year:

Turn in all work on time 
Bring all of the necessary materials to class
Ask questions 
Use time wisely
Take good notes
Communicate with your teachers
Advocate for yourself