Welcome to Sixth Grade!
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
Sixth Grade Announcements
Rising Sixth Grade Parent Night InformationRising 6th Grade Parent Night is Thursday, February 27, 20206:00 pmNorthbrook Cafeteria
- Meet teachers, counselors and administrators.
- Learn about academic courses and expectations in middle school.
- Learn about Connections course options.
- Attend Q&A sessions to learn more about math course selection, gifted classes, the inSPIRE STEM team and more.
Yearlong Spanish Application
Northbrook Middle School offers high school level I 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 being self-- motivated, organized and prepared for class and assessments. 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 years. 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.
Students who are interested in applying for Spanish 1 (yearlong Connection for 7th and 8th grade school years) should apply HERE
Rising Sixth Grade inSPIRE STEM Team Application Process NOW OPEN!
INSPIRE STEM TEAM APPLICATION INFORMATION For Rising Sixth Graders for 2020-2021 School Year The application is now available for rising sixth grade students to enroll in the Northbrook inSPIRE program for the 2020-2021 school year. inSPIRE is an instructional model that focuses teaching and learning on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through a project-based learning focus.
inSPIRE is ideal for students who enjoy math and science, as well as those who love to learn by doing. Students who enjoy problem-solving and collaborating with others are also ideal candidates. This program is available to all students, of all ability levels. Our inSPIRE schedule can accommodate students in both standard and accelerated math, as well as for students who qualify for gifted or special education instructional programs.
The goal of InSPIRE is to increase college and career readiness through a collaborative and rigorous curriculum and to empower students to become innovators and technologically proficient problem solvers. Typical classroom instructional strategies will include:
- Focus on Problem Based Learning – Students work individually, in pairs, and in small groups to engage in interdisciplinary projects throughout the semester that allows for a unique learning experience. Projects help students experience the world as it exists outside of the classroom walls.
- Integration between the Content Areas – Literature, writing, classroom activities, and projects allow students to master skills and content for language arts, math, science, and social studies. This allows in-class experiences to have greater relevance to the student.
- Emphasis on 21st Century Skills – Students will explicitly practice and hone skills related to critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, leadership, and technology.
If you are interested in applying to the inSPIRE program, complete the application (see link and QR code below). The online application consists of four sections, an overview of inSPIRE, student information, and a short response component. The application will be available until March 6, 2020. For parents and students who wish to get more information, please visit www.northbrookms.org (see “Academics” page for the link to “STEM”).
Please contact our team if you have any questions, April Mitchell, Assistant Principal Email: email@example.com Phone: 678.407.7135 Brooks Baggett, Assistant Principal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 678.407.7137