Sixth grade is a transitional year into middle school, where the students will be changing classrooms and teachers throughout the day. Specific questions should be directed to Ms. Baumbach, the homeroom teacher.
Teachers use OnCourse class homepages to keep their students informed about classwork, tests, grades, notes, etc. Click here to go to the Class Homepage.
Religion (Faith First Legacy Edition, RCL Benziger):
Unit 1 - We Believe (Creed)
Unit 2 - We Worship (Liturgy and Sacraments)
Unit 3 - We Live (Christian Morality)
Unit 4 - We Pray (Prayer)
Math (Mathematics: Applications and Connections Course 1, Glencoe McGraw-Hill):
Unit 1 - Problem Sovling, Numbers, and Algebra
Unit 2 - Statistics: Graphing Data
Unit 3 - Adding and Subracting Decimals
Unit 4 - Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
Unit 5 - Using Number Patterns, Fractions, and Ratios
Unit 6 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Unit 7- Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Unit 8- Exploring Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Unit 9- Geometry: Investigating Patterns
Unit 10- Geometry: Understanding Area and Volume
Unit 11- Algebra: Investigating Integers
Unit 12- Exploring Equations
Unit 13 - Using Probability
Reading - Reading, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
English - English, Houghton Mifflin
Science (Science - Level Red, Glencoe McGraw-Hill):
Unit A - The Nature of Matter
Unit B - Interactions of Matter
Unit C - Earth's Changing Surface
Unit D - Beyond Earth
Unit E - Life's Diversity
Unit F - Life and the Environment
Health (Teen Health Course 1, Glencoe McGraw-Hill):
Chapter 1 - Your Health and Wellness
Chapter 2 - Mental and Emotional Wellness
Chapter 3 - Healthy Relationships
Chapter 4 - Nutrition
Chapter 5 - Physical Activity
Chapter 6 - Personal Health
Chapter 7 - Your Body Systems
Chapter 8 - Growth and Development
Chapter 9 - Tobacco
Chapter 10 - Alcohol and Other Drugs
Chapter 11 - Preventing Diseases
Chapter 12 - Safety and the Environment
Click here to view the Discipline Plan for upper grades.
The following are a collection of academic guidelines for students in Grades 6, 7 & 8. It has been put together to help parents and students better understand the Middle School grading process. If you have any questions or would like clarification about any of the following policies, please contact your student's homeroom teacher.
The expected amount of homework for middle school students is 90 minutes per night (Monday-Friday), with occasional weekend assignments.
- Daily Reading : All students will be required to read for at least 30 minutes every night and 30 minutes over the weekend. Parents are asked to supervise this reading and to sign a reading log on a daily basis. Reading logs will be checked in weekly.
- Math : Students are expected to spend about 30 minutes per night doing math problems assigned that day.
- Projects : Students will periodically be asked to work on special long-term projects.
- Homework is to be turned in on the due date.
- Excused Absences :In the event of an excused absence, the student will receive full credit for missed work by completing any missing assignments and turning them in to the teacher within a reasonable time period.
- Late Work : Late work will be accepted but will only receive half credit. It may be turned in up to the end of the Progress Report grading period or the Report Card grading period only. For larger projects and assignments, students will be given specific grading criteria for items turned in after deadlines.
- Homework will be assessed for its accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness.
- Homework assignments will usually be worth 3-10 points per assignment.
- Assignments are usually worth 50% of the total grade.
Frequently throughout the year students will be tested on the material that has been covered in class.
- All students are expected to be present on test days.
- In the event of an absence, the student will be given the opportunity to retake the test on his or her next day in school.
- Tests and projects combined are usually worth 50% of the total grade.
- Test papers will be sent home to be signed by the parents indicating that they have seen their student’s score. Students receive homework points for these signatures.