Sharpen your pencils and prepare yourself to crunch some numbers,
spin the globe, study the stars, and devour a book!
You're part of an awesome 6th grade Mustang Team...
You are UNIQUE AND VALUABLE!!
We would like to welcome you to J.L. Simpson Middle School. Unlike the elementary self-contained classroom, the middle school structure is based on a team concept. Teaming is designed to facilitate the unique educational, social, and emotional needs of the middle school student. Your child's team will consist of a core group of academic teachers, a counselor, a secretary, and a dean.
The 6th Grade Team:
Dean Ms. Loiselle
Counselor Ms. Nameth
Secretary Ms. Daddio
SAMS (Spanish at Middle School)
Parent interaction is a vital part of our educational system. Please do not hesitate to call us at school 571.252.2840 or send an email (addresses listed above) if you have questions, comments, or concerns. Each teacher has a planning block each day. While this is the best time throughout the school day to reach us, please know that we will be in meetings and/or working with students during part of that block. If we are unavailable when you call, please leave a message. Although we will try to return your call/e-mail as soon as possible, please allow twenty-four hours for response time.
Direct House C line for specific 6th grade questions - 571.252.2846
If at any time you feel the need to come in for a conference, please contact Ms. Nameth, the 6th grade counselor 571.252.2840. We do not have formal conferences as they do in elementary school, but we can easily arrange one if necessary!
6th Grade Expectations
1) BE PROMPT! You will be marked tardy if you are not in the classroom when the bell rings. Please read the board as you enter and follow the directions carefully.
2) BE POLITE! Be courteous and respectful to others in all words and actions. Raise your hand and be recognized before you speak out. Remember to be respectful of the opinions of your peers, especially during class discussions.
3) BE PREPARED! Bring your materials every day, and be sure to complete all of your homework. Using your agenda will help!!!
4) BE HONEST! You will receive a failing grade on an assignment if you cheat or plagiarize. Remember… you may neither give nor receive assistance on quizzes, tests, and graded assignments.
Team members are expected to follow the above rules at all times. If a student chooses not to abide by the rules, he or she will be subject to the following disciplinary action: verbal warning, lunch detention, parent contact and/or referral to Ms. Loiselle, the 6th grade dean. The seriousness of the offense will be taken into consideration when handling each situation.
Students are expected to complete homework assignments on time and to bring homework to class when it is due. The goal of homework is to support and extend what is learned in class.
Agendas and Homework Hotline
Each student must use his or her agenda daily to keep up with homework, quiz dates, and long-term due dates. (The agenda will also be the only hall pass available to students!) Parents are urged to check agendas each day. Agendas are important communication tools.
Each teacher has a website to help parents and absent students stay informed about class activities. Please note: we do update the sites regularly, but be aware that they may not always be 100% accurate. Changes made in class may not be reflected on the web site, but will always be reflected on the classroom assignment board. Each student should use his/her agenda as the primary source for homework information.
Students complete all assignments in a timely manner! If a student fails to meet the required deadline for a major assignment or project, we will accept this work (with a penalty applied) within one week.
Good attendance at school is critical to student achievement. When a student is absent from class, a reasonable amount of time consistent with the length of absence will be given to make up missed work. It is the student's responsibility, upon return, to see each teacher about make-up work.
Students must cover all textbooks. The books become the student's responsibility once they are issued. Book covers/sox will be available in the House C office.
Items to Review from Student Handbook
Please review the Student Handbook section of the agenda on pages 5 – 16.