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Re-opening of main gate

The students (and teachers) are very excited about the re-opening of the main gate near the lower and middle schools!  We encourage all middle school parents to drop-off their students at that location.  As a reminder, please do not park or drop off your middle school students in the Pre-K/K lot; that entrance is reserved for lower school families.

5th Grade Parent Coffee, March 9, 2018

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

Please join Duane Freeman and Michele Huskey for a 5th-grade parent coffee on March 9th. Our goals for this interactive discussion are to inform parents about the middle school sexuality program, empower parents to be the primary information source around sexuality, use each other as resources, reflect on your own education around sexuality, and build relationships with the school and parents around human sexuality education.  We would like to see as many people as possible, so we encourage you to invite a friend who has not had the chance to attend a previous coffee. Please mark your calendars for Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 7:50 AM in Burch Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!



Middle School Counselors



5th Grade Course Syllabi 2017 - 2018

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5th Grade Reps 2017 - 2018

Clarissa Robinson

Kelly Whalen

Welcome to the fifth grade!!!

It is going to be an exciting year of learning, exploring, and creating along the path to becoming an Active Learner. Being part of the PCDS Middle School and the fifth grade is a fun adventure, and the Fifth-Grade Team is excited to help and guide everyone along the way. Our fifth-grade theme is Fun and Foundations, and we anticipate an exciting and challenging year that will surely bring new friends, skills, and special memories. Hold on tight everyone. The ride begins now!!!


Homework in the Fifth Grade

In fifth grade, we are seeking to begin the process of transitioning from lower school to middle school. It is a fun and also challenging process. Some will transition quickly, and others will need more time and guidance. To help with this, the fifth-grade team works daily with both students and their parents to help create active learners who are responsible and organized when it comes to homework and assignments.

There is a six-week fifth-grade program, Fun Fact, which stands for Foundations U Need For Any Challenging Task. Each week a new topic will be explained and taught to both the fifth-grade students as well as their parents. The topics will be as follows: Assignment Books, Study Space, Study Hour, Desk Calendar Usage, Binder Management, and Individual Course Strategies for Success. There will be weekly sessions with students, a coffee for parents, and handouts of instructions for all. The purpose of this program is to help guide, train, and give the tools needed to be an organized, responsible, active learner or parent.

Time is set aside in each class period for students to hear the assignments, to see them written on the white boards, and to copy them into their assignment books. For the first two weeks of school, advisors will check each of their advisee’s assignment books, to see that they are being filled out appropriately. Parents will also be instructed to do the same each night, after Study Hour. After two weeks, these checks can also be re-implemented, if needed, for individual students.

All handouts for assignments are given in class. These will not be available online, as we are striving to encourage students to be responsible for their possessions and work. Of course, they may ask for additional copies if they get lost. This way we can work with each student to foster responsibility.

Communication is the key to success in fifth grade, and we, the fifth-grade team, encourage parents to keep us in the loop with any concerns or needs to help our fifth-grade students.


The Fifth-Grade Team