6th Grade News 11/17/23

Upcoming News and Announcements:

  • Monday, November 20 – Pick up at Main Campus (Turkey Ball Game)
  • Tuesday, November 21st- Drop off and Pick up at Main Campus – Family Thanksgiving Feast, 12:30 pm Dismissal, No Aftercare that day
  • Wednesday, November 22nd-Sunday November 26th – Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, November 27th – Classes Resume, 10:00 am Start
  • Wednesday, November 29th – Please join the 8th Grade for a special Sound Bath Meditation Presentation, on Wednesday November 29th from 8:15-8:45!! Students will share a short morning meditation by playing cross-cultural instruments that are used to help the mind and body relax. Please bring a yoga mat, towel or small pillow to sit on the floor with. 8th grade students must arrive at 8:00. Doors open at 8:15 in the Main Room on Middle School Campus. We hope to see you there!!!
  • Progress reports are now available on Veracross. If you have any questions or difficulty logging on to the Parent Portal, please contact Asylnn Belancic at abelancic@wcdsedu.com.
  • The Wheeling Symphony will present Symphony on Ice Thursday, November 30, at WesBanco Arena.  This spectacular event features the WSO along with professional skaters, area choir students AND Mrs. Chelsey as the guest singer this year, performing all of your holiday favorites!  Student tickets are available for just $10 anywhere in the arena. See the flyer below.
  • As we begin the new trimester, please remind your kiddos to continue coming to class prepared with a charged computer, pencils, and their books.

6th Grade Happenings:

6th Grade Newsletter

  • English w/ Mrs. McFadden – We finished Walk Two Moons this week, and spent the last two days creating our final pieces. Some students chose to map out the main character’s route across the country and to find out more about the destinations Sal visited on her quest to find her mother. Other students chose to write a one page sequel to the book. These are due Monday, so they may have a little wrapping up to do over the weekend. Students will need to bring their free choice reading books every day now.
  • Foundations of Pre-Algebra w/ Mrs. Murray-We completed Chapter 3 on Tuesday, and have begun reviewing for our math test that will take place on Tuesday, November 28th.  We will review any final questions Monday, and should be well prepared on Tuesday.
  • Deep Dive-  We kicked off our WCDS Zines deep dive this week with a presentation by Dr. Christina Fisanick who presented information on what zines are, how they got their start, and the endless creative possibilities they could use in their own zines.
  • Music w/Mrs. Chelsey – The students are doing well at getting their parts down on their instruments for “Silent Night”. I appreciate their focus and the hard work will pay off!!! 
  • Science w/ Mrs. Farris – An open-book science survey was given that included multiple choice, short and long answers. The “book” they used was their very own science journal that each worked to document their learning in science. To celebrate we had our first harvest of the grow tower. We shared a class salad with spinach, bib lettuce, swiss chard, savoy, and kale and an arugula herb flatbread. 
  • Electives w/ Mrs. Boldrick or Mr. McFadden – Cultural cooking and  Design are underway! The chefs learned a little about Canadian culture and made poutine and Tim bits. Design – We started the trimester in design class by designing and making “formal wear” using only trash bags, tape, and staples. Their creations were amazing! We also started a logo design project which involves creating a logo using their first and last initials. We’ll continue this project after Thanksgiving break.
  • Art with Mr. K- I’m late to the party, but middle school art has been working with washable markers to create watercolor style artwork. The subject matter was to take a skeleton and have it do something in everyday life, lol. I know, right. The other goal was to understand techniques with markers and water and see how creative they could be with a commonly white skeleton. Another great thing in class was having a guest speaker, Mandy, who is related to one of the excellent 8th-grade middle schoolers. She works at the M+ museum located in Hong Kong. She spoke about her work at the museum as the Senior Registrar for M+ and what other behind-the-scenes activities happen in museums. I’m pretty excited to get into some digital work after the break, but until then, Great job!