January 19th, 2024

6th

Important Dates:

  • Friday, January 26th – 11:30 dismissal- Aftercare until 3:00 
  • Friday, January 26th – 8th Grade Field Trip to Jamie Peck Productions recording studio. Jamie is an Emmy award winning composer and producer. We will be driving to the studio from MAIN CAMPUS. Students must be at Main Campus by 8:10am. Students will return to Middle School at 10:15am.
  • February 9th-13th Winter Break (February 13th classes resume @ 10:00 am)
  • March 2nd-11th Spring Break (March 11 classes resume at 10:00 am)

“Oglebay is offering a student discount for skiing this season.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please use this link to fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/axgQgo64ZugL2kXB8

6th Grade Happenings

For our MLK day service learning, the middle schoolers chose to either bake cookies to deliver to first responders or visit the House of the Carpenter to learn about the services they provide and to help with some of the behind the scenes work. At the HOC we sorted donations for their thrift store, unboxed and organized food pantry items, and packed weekend meal kits for area students. After their hard work, students were invited to take a break and play in the gym. It was a wonderful day of service learning!

  • English w/ Mrs. McFadden – This week we continued to explore the different types of conflicts in literature, then students analyzed their own books to determine what the conflict was in their books. Within the five books we found person vs. self, person vs. society, person vs. person and person vs. nature. We also had a meaningful discussion about banned books. Students were curious about how books get banned, who bans them, and why we still read them anyways.
  • Science w/ Mrs. Farris – The freezing temperatures have sparked a new learning journey in 6th-grade science! Maple in the classroom has officially kicked off and over the next few weeks, students will learn the science behind maple syrup and make some of our very own. Students were introduced to “tree cookies” and created their life as a tree. Then we created models inside the tree to learn its parts and functions. We ended the week diving into the ecology of a maple tree and how to identify. 
  • Electives w/ Mrs. Boldrick or Mr. McFadden – This week in Cultural Cooking, Mrs. Flannigan stopped in to show us how to make a traditional Filipino snack, lumpia. It was deep fried deliciousness! She also made puto (a steamed rice cake) for us to try, while some of the other students made chicken adobo and garlic fried rice.