• "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery



    We are glad that you have virtually joined us for this academic adventure called the 6th grade!  For students to succeed, all parties--teachers, families and students--need to be pulling together. That takes communication, and this site is one tool toward that end.  As you browse this site, note the tab on the sidebar for each teacher or program.  Two other tools are essential to our keeping families informed: Our Wednesday Letter and JumpRope.
    Every Wednesday we send home our Wednesday Letter, a newsletter with important news, events and other information. Often there are attachments, such as permission slips or information about upcoming events. All attachments will be indicated at the top of the Wednesday Letter--either physical copies will come home that day, or there will be a link to access it online. For this to work, please make sure we have your email address.  If you have not been receiving it, let us know so we can solve that.
    To monitor student progress and success, we use an online program called Jumprope.  Jumprope is an online grade book that gives students and families a look at where students are with assignments 24-7.  Click here to link to your student's account; your student's account log-in is the same as the whole family's.  Note that Jumprope monitors Proficiency Based Learning (PBL), where students struggle towards a goal--we focus on progress and the latest attempt, so students will stumble early and often.  With that in mind, Jumprope is a great window into how a student is progressing in real time.
    We hope all of these tools--the Webpage, Wednesday Letter, and Jumprope--help keep students on their academic track and everyone informed about all that is going on. Communication is a key to making academic success possible.