• Welcome to Sixth Grade!

  • Sixth Grade Team

    Introducing Your Sixth Grade Academic Team!

    Row 1 (L-R) April Mitchel, Tyra Olivo, KathyLee McElroy, Angelika Shelley, Shannon Melton,  Dr. Keith Thompson
    Row 2 (L-R) Karla McLendon, Caroline Pena, Carole Jackson, Jodi Mercer, Linette Rusk, Sharon Black
    Row 3 (L-R) Jennifer Wallace, Zack Davison,  Jamie Savoie, Ed Varn, Susie Overwyk, Christie Oliver
    New Teachers: Becca Rackley

Announcements

  • Year Long Spanish Interest Form

    As part of our initiative to provide the most challenging curriculum available, Northbrook Middle School offers high school level 1 Spanish to rising seventh graders for the upcoming school year. If you are interested in this two-year commitment, please be mindful of the following information:

    • Students who master the foreign language standards successfully will be given the option of receiving a Carnegie Unit for high school credit, and most will go on to Level II Spanish in the ninth grade, based on teacher recommendation. Although the classes are scheduled during Connections, the content is academic, just like any other core class. This requires students to be self-­‐motivated, organized, and prepared for class and assessm Attendance is very important. Absences, including early check-­‐outs, are not conducive to success in the foreign language classroom.

     

    • Students who enter the program are expected to commit to the two-­‐year sequence, thus taking up one of their two Connections classes each semester for two consecutive Therefore, Spanish language students who also participate in the yearlong music classes, for example, will not have any other Connections classes in seventh and eighth grades.

     Due to limited space, a lottery system may be used to determine placement in the program. If you and your child are interested in placement into the yearling Spanish language program, please complete the online interest form by Friday, March 5, 2021. The link can be found below. 

    Spanish I Interest Form: https://forms.gle/Z2Ypj1eFqD7GuppYA

    Sincerely,
    April Mitchell
    Sixth Grade Assistant Principal
    april.mitchell@gcpsk12.org                                                                    

    Marcela Alvarez
    Spanish Teacher
    marcela.alvarez@gcpsk12.org

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