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
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 6th Grade Summer Orientation Postponed
Due to concerns with COVID-19 and the potential health risk to students and the community, we have decided to postpone the Rising 6th Grade Summer Orientation scheduled for June 17th and June 24th. Our students will have the opportunity to engage in some of the same orientation experiences during the first week of school this fall. We look forward to welcoming our sixth graders in August and the beginning of a great 2020-2021 school year at Northbrook.
Have a Super Summer! April Mitchell - 6th Grade Assistant Principal