I would like to welcome everyone to the 2019-2020 school year at Ola Middle School. This is my 10th year teaching at Ola Middle and my seventh year in 6th grade. I have two children, Jessica - 28 and Justice - 22. Justice has been in the Navy for 4 years. My daughter has my grandson, Aidan, who is 7.
I am excited to have my new students this year and look forward to a wonderful year of learning. The majority of our homework assignments will be found on Google Classroom. Homework will be assigned every Monday and will be due on Friday. There will be a weekly quiz on Friday that will cover everything from the homework. We will be doing several essays throughout the year, so their writing skills should be improving.
Infinite Campus - this is a great resource for checking your child's grades and progress. Grades are updated weekly so make sure you log on to see how your child is doing in each of their classes. I also send out messages through Infinite Campus. They may be regarding missing work, upcoming tests, project information, or anything else I feel is important for you to know about. Please make sure your information is up to date for Infinite Campus, so you get all of my messages.
What can you do to help your child have a successful first year in middle school?
Your child should be reading for at least 30 minutes a night. Reading helps your child with both fluency and comprehension. Make sure they choose what they would like to read to ensure success.
Agendas- check their agenda nightly for homework assignments as well as upcoming tasks or deadlines. PLEASE make sure your child has the following supplies daily: writing utensils, their spiral notebook, paper, and a book to read.
Please feel free to contact me via email anytime with questions or concerns. I look forward to a wonderful year full of learning and fun.