Knapp Forest Elementary 6th-Grade Site

update from our student writing club

May 21, 2019


English Language Arts Update Written by: Noah E.

Recently in language arts, we have been working on our enviroscreen scripts. This is an informational piece of writing. We have spent a couple of weeks researching information about our topic and now we are beginning to make our video. We are finding pictures and recording our scripts to ensure we finish our presentation. On Friday, May 24th we will watch all the videos from our homeroom. The top 12 to 15 videos will be selected and families will be notified if their student’s video will be shown at the Forest Hills Fine Art Center on May 31st at 10:30 AM. Then, the audience will vote and the top three will be announced as well as the winner later that day. In addition to this, we are also finishing our NWEA tests. We have now started all three tests. We look to sharing our videos with families soon!

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

This week in science class, we were finishing our Enviroscreen videos. The purpose is to educate people on your topic through a 3-6 minute video. We will researched the topics and made a WeVideo. This website will let you make a video with your voice in it. The research will tie into the Great Lakes and Michigan as well as how they all affect each other. We will go to the Fine Arts Center Friday, May 31st at 10:30 for the EnviroScreens Film Festival. There we will watch the top 14 films. Click HERE to see the list of finalists. Our next mini-unit will focus on Earth science and will wrap up with a test on Monday, June 3rd.

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

The last math unit focuses on on essential standards for sixth grade. Here we are working in small groups to ensure we have masters concepts taught in math this year. We are also working on extensions if we have already mastered the concepts. We are also creating games that use the math skills we have learned throughout the year. We will wrap this up with a final assessment on Monday, June 3rd.

Social Studies Update Written by: Tyler E.

Students have been very busy is Social Studies this past week. We have been working on both our Great Lakes debate and our United States and Canada mapping lab. For the debate, we started in either the boomer's group, a group that thinks the Great Lakes have been getting better since the 1960s, or the doomers group, a group that thinks the great lakes are in trouble and are just as bad as they were in the 1960s. Inside these groups, we had a part of the great lakes to study. The parts were Pollution, Invasive Species, and Habitat Loss. With the rest of the people in our mini group, gathered as many facts as we could to help support our side. Then, after a few days of gathering the information, we joined back with our whole groups and shared all the facts we learned. Together we put together our facts so that we would have information for all of the three sections. While with our groups, we also made a opening statement (that helped to let the judges know our claim) and a closing statement (which helped to summarize our debate.) After a couple of days of preparing, we had the final debate, which took place on Thursday, May 16. For our United States and Canada mapping lab, we worked on our packet and did challenges one, two, three, and four. Challenges one and two are just using coordinates to locate states, territories, and physical features on a map. Challenges 3 and 4 are answering questions about thematic maps. After our packets we done we studied for the test which was on Thursday, May 16. Now that our United States and Canada unit is over, we are excited to start our next united on Mount Everest, in Asia.

Upcoming Events-

  • Orchestra Concert Tuesday, May 28th @ 7 PM
  • GEMINI Night Thursday, May 30th 4:15-5:30 PM @ Knapp Forest 5th and 6th grade wing
  • EnviroScreens Film Festival, Friday, May 31st @ FH Fine Arts Center @ 10:30 AM
  • MUSIC FRIDAY, May 31st
  • Tuesday, June 4th 6th-Grade send off Root-beer Floats and Video 2:45-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 5th Splash Bash 9:45 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 6th half day dismissal @ 11:55 am
  • Friday, June 7th last day of school dismissal @ 11:55 am

District Newsletter Mental Health for Tween/Teens linked here.

update from our student writing club

April 29, 2019


English Language Arts Update Written by: Noah E.

After reading a narrative book with a partner, we have transitioned into writing a narrative story. This story needs to be written in the genre of the mentor book (narrative nonfiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, or science fiction). We will be using a template to draft our story including details about the characters, setting, plot, and writing strategies that we would like to emulate from our mentor author’s writing. We are expecting to finish our writing by May 1st. We will be sharing our stories with other sixth graders in a writing celebration.

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

This week in science class, we started the week off by brainstorming the different strengths and weaknesses of our local environment. We are getting ready to start a project called the EnviroScreens Project. This is where you can choose to work alone or with a partner while picking a strength or weakness of our atmosphere. The goal is to educate people on your topic through a 3-6 minute video. We will be researching the topic and making a WeVideo. This website will let you make a video with your voice in it. We will be researching and answering different questions. The research will tie into the Great Lakes and Michigan as well as how they all affect each other. At the end of the unit, we will go to the Fine Arts Center to attend the EnviroScreens Film Festival, where we watch the top five films.

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

Hello, 6th-grade families! This week in math, sixth-grade students have just finished our unit on data, and we will be taking our test on this unit on Friday, April 26th, so make sure your students are studying! Our math teachers have posted “Data About Us” practice questions on PowerSchool for an extra way to practice for the test. However, these questions are optional; our teachers highly recommend trying these problems out. According to our math teachers, next week we will be starting a new unit. This component will be a quick review of decimals.

Social Studies Update Written by: Tyler E.

This past week in social studies, we have been continuing to study Canada and its five regions. We have been writing blogs as if we were a citizen in an assigned region. We have gotten to write several different blogs including an introduction, which tells the reader who we are, what region we live in, how old we are, our job, and other details about ourselves. Then we wrote a blog about our region’s population and languages. The third blog we wrote was about our regions climate and physical features. In this writing, we also had to tell the audience how the climate affects some of the things we do for fun in our region. The fourth blog post we had to write was about the economic activities (jobs) and buildings in our region. Finally, we finished our blogging with a stay or go blog. In this writing, we were able to choose to stay in the assigned region, or move to a different region. Along with writing blogs, we also had to comment on a partner’s blog. For each comment, we would stay in character, compare and contrast our region with the other person’s region. We had to comment on all of the partner's blogs minus the introduction along with any other four we wanted. As we are finished learning about Canada, we will be starting our mapping lab unit on Canada and the United States.

Upcoming Events-

  • Gone Boarding Class Presentation Tuesday, April 30th
  • MUSIC FRIDAY, May 3rd
  • Cultural Fair Open House Friday, May 3rd 1:45-3:15 PM
  • Gone Boarding link Saturday, May 4th or 25th
  • Tuesday, May 7th: Math M-Step Assessment
  • Thursday, May 9th: ELA M-Step Assessment
  • Half Day for Students Friday, May 10th (Teachers' Professional Learning)
  • Tuesday, May 14th: NWEA Reading Test
  • Friday, May 17th: NWEA Language Test
  • MUSIC FRIDAY, May 17th
  • Tuesday, May 21st: NWEA Math Test
  • Band and Choir Concert Thursday, May 23rd @ 7 PM
  • Orchestra Concert Tuesday, May 28th @ 7 PM
  • GEMINI Night Thursday, May 30th 4:15-5:30 PM @ Knapp Forest 5th and 6th grade wing
  • EnviroScreens Film Festival, Friday, May 31st @ FH Fine Arts Center @ 10:30 AM
  • MUSIC FRIDAY, May 31st

update from our student writing club

April 12, 2019


English Language Arts Update Written by: Noah E.

As spring break ended, we began a new language arts unit with Dr. Top’s and Mrs. Cook’s classes working together. Each student has picked a partner to work with during this unit. With their partner, they picked a book that they will read over the next couple of weeks. We will be using a template of questions about our books to show our understanding of the plot, setting, characters, etc. We are expecting to finish our reading on April 19th. Later this month, we will be writing a story in the same genre as our “mentor” book. This will allow students to write about topics that interest them, whether it is realistic fiction or fantasy. We will be using strategies that we are learning from our books to help give our stories a more professional look. Look forward to reading these!

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

Welcome back, 6th-grade families! Right before the break, we wrapped up our segment on how we see and how color affects what we see. Now we are moving on to a new unit using a different program called Mi-Star when we used IQWST in the last unit. We will be focusing on water and the cycle of water. During this unit, we will talk about the water cycle and the correct scientific terms like infiltration, condensation, evaporation, and precipitation. We will also be learning more about the human impact on our environment. In May, we will complete our unit challenge with an EnviroScreens Film Festival that will take place at the Fine Arts Center. The top 14 films produced will be shown on Friday, May 31st around 10:30 AM.

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

This week in math, our sixth-grade students have continued working on our new unit. In this unit, we have been putting data on a line plot. All of this relates to us. This is why the part is called “Data About Us”. We have been working with real data like; the number of letters in our names, as well as other real-world problems. According to our math teachers, next week we will be continuing the same unit and while working with lines, graphs, and tables.

We are also looking at how data affects landmarks like median and mean. Finding landmarks (max, min, mode, median, mean, range, lower quartile, upper quartile, and IQR) has been a large part of our work as well. Our test over this unit will be Friday, April 26th.

Social Studies Update Written by: Tyler E.

Now that we are back from Spring Break, we are starting a new unit in Social Studies! This unit is about Canada and its five different regions. We started the project just like our previous units by learning the geo terms. The four words that we learned about this time were ecumene, plural society, rural, and urban. After we developed a good understanding of what these words meant, we moved on to Canada’s five regions. To learn about the regions, we are in five different groups. Each group represents one of the five regions (the Core Region, the Northern Region, the Prairie Region, the Atlantic Region, and the Pacific Region). With our groups, we will be playing the “Canada Guessing Game”. During this game, we have a map of Canada that is marked with its five regions. Each round, we receive five cards that show statistics about the region’s population, climate, language, buildings, or economic activity. The goal of the game is to match the cards and their information to the correct region. If your team matches all five or ten cards with the correct region, you win! By the end of our unit, we will have played a game for every category. Further, we have been working so hard this year to prepare for our Cultural Fair Open House which is Friday, May 3rd from 1:45-3:15 PM. Please make plans to attend, we would love to share our learning!

Upcoming Events-

  • Report Cards sent home with students Friday, April 12th
  • Earth Day Celebration, Friday April 19th
  • MUSIC FRIDAY, April 19th
  • MUSIC FRIDAY, May 3rd
  • Cultural Fair Open House Friday, May 3rd 1:45-3:15 PM
  • Tuesday, May 7th: Math M-Step Assessment
  • Thursday, May 9th: ELA M-Step Assessment
  • Half Day for Students Friday, May 10th (Teachers' Professional Learning)
  • Tuesday, May 14th: NWEA Reading Test
  • Friday, May 17th: NWEA Language Test
  • MUSIC FRIDAY, May 17th
  • Tuesday, May 21st: NWEA Math Test
  • Extended Music Practice Tuesday, May 21st @ 8:45 AM
  • Orchestra Concert Tuesday, May 21st @ 7 PM
  • Band and Choir Concert Thursday, May 23rd @ 7 PM
  • GEMINI Night Thursday, May 30th 4:15-5:30 PM @ Knapp Forest 5th and 6th grade wing
  • EnviroScreens Film Festival, Friday, May 31st @ FH Fine Arts Center @ 10:30 AM
  • MUSIC FRIDAY, May 31st

update from our student writing club

March 15, 2019


English Language Arts Update Written by: Noah E.

In language arts, we have been writing are economy essays for our cultural fair project. These writings consist of an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. We are explaining how this economy works, how it makes its money, and who is working on this. Every day in language arts we have worked on one of these paragraphs. We started off by making a template of all the information that will be included. We then used this t help us fill out the writing. Once we have typed and finished our essay we then have to combine the writings together with our cultural fair partners. They were due Friday, March 15th.


Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

This week in science class we have been continuing our study with how our eyes work and why we see what we see. We are now on lesson 11 of 13 in the study of physical science. In this unit, we are studying how we see each of the colors we see. We talked about red, blue, and green and how they mix together by the eye to make each of the colors of our world. The rods and cones also affect the way we see the colors we see. With this, we learned that each of the different rods and cones and how they are color sensitive to each of the colors red, blue, and green. When there are only one of these colors being seen, only those rods and cones are working, but when you see multiple colors all of the rods and cones in your eyes could be working at the same time. We will be continuing our study of physical science up until spring break, our test will be on Wednesday, March 27th.


Math Update Written by: Ava F.

Hello, 6th-grade students and parents! This week in math us sixth-grade students have been working on using equations to solve real-world problems. We also took a quiz to see what skills we need to work on According to our math teachers, next week we will be finding equivalent expressions also to help us solve real-world problems. Which will complete our unit, our test will be Monday, March 25th.

Social Studies Update Written by: Tyler E.

This past weeks in social studies, we have been learning about the groups in Northern, Eastern, and Western Nigeria. We started the unit by taking notes on the different region’s physical environment, ethnic groups, culture, and economy, this work was done with a partner. After we obtained an understanding of all the regions, we went around the classroom trying to match up the three pictures for each subtopic with their region. For example, if the subtopic was economy we had to match one of the pictures with eastern Nigeria, one with northern Nigeria, and one with western Nigeria. The final part of our unit is designing a website that talks about the three regions and gives a brief summary of all five subtopics in that region. The website was due on Friday, March 15 and if done very well would mean you do not have to take the end of the unit test.


Upcoming Events-

  • Challenge Class Nomination is due on Monday, March 18th at 9:00 AM. Click here to nominate your child. (Math ONLY testing will be on April 11th at 9 AM here at Knapp Forest)
  • Towel Drive for Lincoln School. See the flyer for details.
  • Cultural Art Trip @ the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center at 10 AM on Monday, March 18
  • No School Thursday, March 28th through Friday, April 5th -- Spring Break 2019

English Language Arts Update

In English Language Arts, we have begun researching for our country's economy essay. Each student is compiling information about the major industries, imports, exports and natural resources into a graphic organizer as well as compiling a work cited list from credible sources. Throughout the next week we will continue to shape this five paragraph essay with an introduction, three body paragraphs focused on their subtopics, and a conclusion. These essays are due Friday, March 15th. Please ask your child to share what they are learning about their country!

Science Update

This week in Science class, we have been continuing our study of light and how it moves through different types of objects, as well as how objects absorb light. We have used light sensors to collect data on different materials and learned the terms transparent, translucent, and opaque. In addition, we have been drawing models and showing how the different light paths allow light to be reflected or transmitted through different surfaces. We ended the week thinking about color and how this impacts light and how we see. We will be continuing with our study of light and how what we see is affected by light in the next couple of weeks. We will have a study guide to complete at the end of next week and unit test before spring break (Wednesday, March 27th).

Math Update

In Math, we have started our Variables and Patterns unit which covers our introduction to algebra (variables, expressions, equations, tables and graphs). We are looking at math as business owners would, calculating price, income, profit, distance, and speed in order to plan a bike tour. We also compared bike rental companies to determine which one was a better deal. All in all we are solving real world problems using our math skills. We will have a test over this unit before spring break (Tentatively on Monday, March 25th).

Social Studies Update

In Social Studies we are continuing our study of Africa by looking at the cultural regions in Nigeria. We are creating an informational website that details the diverse ethnic groups, physical environments, cultures, and economies present in the three regions of Nigeria. Students have the opportunity to use this website as a replacement for their test in showing their understanding of Nigeria's ethnic diversity.

Upcoming Events-

  • Challenge Class Nomination is due on Monday, March 18th at 9:00 AM. Click here to nominate your child. (Math ONLY testing will be on April 11th at 9 AM here at Knapp Forest)
  • Choir and Orchestra Concert on Monday, March 11 @ 7 PM in the Eastern Auditorium
  • Towel Drive starting the week of Monday, March 11th for Lincoln School. See the flyer for details.
  • Cultural Art Trip @ the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center at 10 AM on Monday, March 18
  • No School Thursday, March 28th through Friday, April 5th -- Spring Break 2019

GIRLS ONLY--STEPS (Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Camp) @ GVSU For additional information click on this LINK application due March 15th

update from our student writing club

March 1, 2019


English Language Arts Update Written by: Noah E.

In English language arts, we have been researching for our upcoming TED talk podcasts. Each has picked a topic that intrigues them. We have been learning how to organize our research as well as how to determine if the websites are trustworthy. We will be creating podcasts to give others information and hopefully get them thinking about the topic. These podcasts will be about 90 seconds long and will have pictures of our research topics. Finding research online can be very hard so we are making sure we find true information. Additionally, many websites can have very complex and confusing writings so we are ensuring we find websites that will have good information that 6th graders can comprehend. We hope to finish these by this on Monday. Look forward to listening to your child's video.

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

This week in science class, we have been continuing our study of light and how objects are affected by light. This week we focused on shadows. We have been drawing models and showing how the different light paths create a shadow. We also talked about what you need to see a shadow. You need a light, a healthy eye, and an object in order to make a shadow. We drew a model with arrows and lines to show the pathways of the traveling light. We also explored how like reflects in a mirror and how light scatters when we shine it on paper or wood surfaces. We will be continuing with our study of light and how things are affected by light in the next couple of weeks.

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

This week in math, we have just started a new unit on graphing and variables. So far, we have tried an experiment with jumping jacks to see how your pace would slow down and speed up over the course of time. Next week, we will be continuing the same unit using tables, variables, and graphs.

Social Studies Update Written by: Tyler E.

This week in social studies, we have been learning about different women that are micro-entrepreneurs in Africa. We learned about some of the challenges they have had to overcome. As well as how this affected their families and their communities. We have been looking into three different examples of micro-entrepreneurs: the women grinding peanuts in Mali, Africa, and the women selling in Uganda’s “poor man’s market” and the women selling comfort foods from caravans in Botswana. Our final task in the unit is to make a Brochure about one of the three women micro-enterprises. Our goal is to give the pamphlet to a woman in Africa in order to persuade her to start her own micro-enterprise. Outside of school, we have been continuing to work on our cultural fair project with our partner. We are currently finishing the part of our country's government, which was due on the same day as our test, Friday, March 1.

Upcoming Events-

  • Challenge Class Letter and Nomination Coming Home Friday, March 1st. Click here to see the letter.
  • Talent Show Rehearsal Wednesday, March 6th from 3:45 to 5:00 PM
  • Talent Show Friday, March 8th @ 7 PM in the Knapp Forest Gymnasium
  • Choir and Orchestra Concert on Monday, March 11 @ 7 PM in the Eastern Auditorium
  • Cultural Art Trip @ the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center at 10 AM on Monday, March 18
  • No School Thursday, March 28th through Friday, April 5th -- Spring Break 2019

GIRLS ONLY--STEPS (Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Camp) @ GVSU For additional information click on this LINK application due March 15th

Thank you to our Photographers, Writers,e and Editors (Ellison D. and James D.) for all their hard work helping us publish this week!

Here's What We've Been Up to in ELA and Science this Week...

We began the week by wrapping up the second bend or focus of nonfiction reading by creating mini-projects on the topic we've been learning about in our research groups. We shared our mini-projects with students who studied other topics and gave one another feedback. We ended the week by picking a topic of interest that we are becoming experts on in order to create a 90-second podcast. These podcasts will be due March 1st.

In science we used light sensors to collect data from around our room. We compared our findings to learning we had previously done about our eyes. This helped us understand why our pupils change size in different settings. We also began learning about shadows and how these impact our conditions for sight.

Here's What We've Been Up to in Math and SS this Week...

In math, we are continuing our unit on Covering and Surrounding by looking at area formulas, specifically for surface area and volume of 3D shapes. Additional practice for this unit is available on the Math tab of this website. Our test over this unit will be on Wednesday, February 20th.

In SS, we are studying women micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries in Africa. We are looking at how they are having an impact on their communities through their participation in the informal economy of their country. We will be testing over this topic on Tuesday, February 26.

We also are continuing to work on our Cultural Fair project by completing different portions every two weeks! Your child received a pink rubric detailing all requirements and due dates (a digital copy is provided on the SS tab of this website). The next due date is Government on Friday, March 1. Cultural Fair will take place on Friday, May 3rd. We look forward to learning about life in countries around the world!

Upcoming Events-

  • Parent-Teacher-Student Led conferences Tuesday, February 19th and Thursday, February 21st 4-8 PM
  • Parents ONLY orientation at EMS, Wednesday, February 27th at 7 PM in the Eastern Auditorium
  • Monday, March 11 Choir/Orchestra Concert @ 7 PM in the Eastern Auditorium

Competition History The Dyer-Ives Foundation founded this competition in 1968 to encourage excellence in writing and to provide recognition for local work of high quality.

Eligibility Open to Kent County, MI residents of all ages. Open to Students attending classes within Kent County, MI, including GVSU. Open to students who are residents of Kent County, but attend school elsewhere.

How to Enter Each person may submit one poem for consideration. There is no entry fee. Writers whose work is selected for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category will be published in Voices and will be invited to read at the Awards Ceremony during the Festival of the Arts in June. Please submit via a Google document to Dr. Topolinski by Monday, February 25th.

Scholastic Writing Contest offering for all students. This contest has sentence story starters from author Jason Reynolds, click here for more details. (Once you click on the link you will have to click on the link from the redirected page as well.) Due Monday, February 25th.

update from our student writing club

January 25, 2019


English Language Arts Update Written by: Noah E.

This past couple weeks in language arts we have been working on reading a nonfiction chapter book with a partner(s). These books can be about anything from war to famous athletes. We have been learning about how to find the central idea and much more of a nonfiction book with brand new strategies. While reading our in our book club our teachers have also are been read “Chew on This” aloud. This is a book about fast food and the secrets we don’t know about it. This has really helped us understand how to use strategies we have been learning in our own book independently. Lastly, some updates, we are going to hopefully finish up our NWEA testing this week. We are looking forward to learning more about our new nonfiction unit about researching.

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

Since we've gotten back from break, we have been investigating optical illusions. We asked ourselves the question, “Can I believe my eyes?” We looked at several different illusions. Afterwards, we investigated to find out if what we saw was really happening. We looked at how this affects sight. We ended with a episode of Brain Games, where we looked at how our eyes play tricks on us with different angles, colors, shapes and sizes. This week we continued exploring whether we can believe our eyes or not and are transferring into the construction of 2D and 3D models. This ties into our last unit of how we can see things and why they occur. We will be constructing models to see how they can change depending on how we see them. Next, we will be investigating and changing our thinking about how light interaction with transparent, translucent, and opaque objects.

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

This week in sixth grade math we have been working on finding different formulas to find the area of rectangles, triangles, and parallelograms. We have also been finding the perimeter of these same shapes. Next week we will be continuing this same unit. WE need to make sure we are studying as we have a test on this unit coming up soon! Ask your math teacher for any help or information on concepts you will need to study so that you can ace that test!

Social Studies Update Written by: Tyler E.

This past week we have been learning about Mexico City, and more specifically the rural decline, spatial inequality, and the standard of living there. We have been looking into four different neighborhoods all located in Mexico City. We just finished going on our fourth and final neighborhood visit. During these visits, we have been listening to an interview of a family from that neighborhood. Then, using the information we learned, we would look at maps that show the different neighborhoods and their information. After looking at these maps and finding the correct neighborhood that matched all the information, we wrote a paragraph explaining why we thought this was the neighborhood. We have finished the unit and took our test on Thursday, January 24. We are beginning our cultural fair project which will mostly be done outside of school. Now that everyone has selected their country we are beginning our first section on geography, this portion of cultural fair is due on February 1st. Sections will continue to be due every other Friday from now until cultural fair in May. We will have two weeks to complete each section.

Upcoming Events- (Written by Alina K.)

  • Friday, February 8th Report Cards and MAP updates sent home with students
  • Thursday, February 14th Valentine's STEM Day, more information coming next week
  • Parent-Teacher-Student Led conferences Tuesday, February 19th and Thursday, February 21st 4-8 PM
  • Wednesday, February 20th Choir/Orchestra Concert @ 7 PM

Competition History The Dyer-Ives Foundation founded this competition in 1968 to encourage excellence in writing and to provide recognition for local work of high quality.

Eligibility Open to Kent County, MI residents of all ages. Open to Students attending classes within Kent County, MI, including GVSU. Open to students who are residents of Kent County, but attend school elsewhere.

How to Enter Each person may submit one poem for consideration. There is no entry fee. Writers whose work is selected for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category will be published in Voices and will be invited to read at the Awards Ceremony during the Festival of the Arts in June. Please submit via a Google document to Dr. Topolinski by Monday, February 25th.

Scholastic Writing Contest offering for all students. This contest has sentence story starters from author Jason Reynolds, click here for more details. (Once you click on the link you will have to click on the link from the redirected page as well.) Due Monday, February 25th.

Thank you to our Photographers, Writers and Editors (Ellison D. and James D.) for all their hard work helping us publish this week!

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • NWEA Map Testing Next week! Wednesday 1/16 will be math, Thursday 1/17 will be reading, Friday 1/18 will be language
  • Half Days for Record Marking January 17th and 18th. Dismissal will be 11:55 on those days.
  • No School for Students on Monday, January 21st in observance of Marting Luther King Jr. Day.

Here is What We've Been Working on This Week in ELA and Science...

In ELA we started a new Unit of Study focused on nonfiction reading. This bend of our learning is focused on strategies for nonfiction chapter books through book clubs. Students previewed over 20 texts prior to Winter Break and completed a Google Form to share their preferences. Then, students were put in groups with 2-5 other students who selected the same title.

This week, our mini-lessons have focused on orienting ourselves with the text and it's features, In addition, we continue to focus on the behaviors of a productive book club member. We have made a lot of growth in what we contribute and how we discuss books since our first round of book clubs in the fall!


In Science we began a new unit, 'Can I Believe My Eyes', which is part of the IQWST curriculum. This is a program being piloted by several middle school teachers across the district. Based on feedback from students, teachers, and instructional coaches, the district will determine whether or not we move forward with IQWST.

'Can I Believe My Eyes' focuses on light waves, their role in sight, and interaction with matter. We started the week observing different images. Upon further review, we learned that much of what we saw was an optical illusion. We continue to investigate, read, and chat about the conditions needed for site and the role light plays in what we see. Next week we will construct models to show how people see.

Here's What We've Been Up to in Math and SS this Week...

In math, we are continuing our unit on Covering and Surrounding by looking at area formulas, specifically for rectangles and triangles. We will continue to look at area and perimeter of 2-dimensional shapes as we move into next week. Additional practice for this unit is available on the Math tab of this website.

In SS, we are studying spatial inequality in Mexico City by "visiting" different neighborhoods and analyzing their standard of living. We are discussing the causes and effects of urbanization and why spatial inequality exists in urban areas. Our test over this chapter will be Tuesday, January 22nd. Your child can begin studying their geoterms and using the online social studies textbook (instructions located under the SS tab).

We also just started our Cultural Fair project by choosing countries today! Your child received a pink rubric detailing all requirements and due dates. Cultural Fair will take place on Friday, May 3rd. We look forward to learning about life in countries around the world!

Upcoming Events:

  • Winter Bowling Party, Thursday, December 20th we leave at 11AM and return at 2 PM
  • Band Concert, Tuesday, December 18th at 7PM @ Forest Hills Fine Arts Center

update from our student writing club

November 30, 2018


ELA Update Written by: Noah E.

Starting later this week in English language arts we will be writing drafts of our literary essays on a book we have read this year. We have been practicing locating evidence for our theories to write a claim about the short story “Scouts Honor”. You can look for these papers in your child's new literature essay packet to come home at the end of the unit with their literary essay. We have been doing this learning with our selected reading and writing partners. A literary essay is a piece of writing you examine and sometimes analyze a work of literature.

DEFINITION of a Literary Essay

In a literary essay, students engage in theory-building, claim-making, and selecting and organizing supporting evidence. Students also build fluency, flexibility, and decision-making skills in essay writing. Starting in 6th grade and progressing through 8th grade literary essay units are scaffolded by complexity of topic and types and presentation of evidence.

In 6th grade we focus on developing and proving a theory as a claim about a character, using direct quotes and paraphrased examples as evidence. Students explain evidence by focusing on key words.

As we further learn more strategies to write this essay we will continue to improve on our piece. Lastly, make sure your child is reading every night in order to meet the 40-book standard on their chart. Look forward to reading these writings before the winter break.

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

This week in science class, we have been wrapping up our Forces and Motion unit. We have recently completed a study guide with questions concerning previous investigations, including the egg drop and the phone case constructing. We identified the different independent and dependent variables of the different tests. Then we learned about force and mass, specifically how they affect each other. To finish the week, we will have our unit test on Friday, 11-30-18.

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

This week in math, we have started our new unit titled, “Let's be Rational!” We have been dividing and multiplying fractions by fractions. We have also been using visuals to find a part of a part in a math problem for example ⅔ of ¾. Lastly, we learned two different strategies to multiply mixed numbers and fractions.

Social Studies Update Written by: Tyler E.

Recently in Social Studies, we have been starting our new unit on the land use conflict in the Amazon. We have filled out our geoterms (which are the units vocabulary words) and we have learned about six different groups that want to use the Amazon in different ways. The groups are the Native Amazonians, Rubber Tappers, Loggers, Settlers, Cattle Ranchers, and the Environmentalists. We all gained a basic knowledge of what each group wants and now we will all we be diving deeper into one specific group. We were all split up into groups of four or five and given a specific group to study. By the end of our unit, our goal is to be able to create a video in the form of a newscast about our group. Our presentation will have to include when our group moved in, what our group wants to do with the rainforest, and why it is important. Each show will have at least one anchor person, one reporter, and two interviewees. After we record the videos they will be posted on seesaw so when they are done make sure to check them out.

Upcoming Events- (Written by Alina K.)

  • Orchestra Concert, Tuesday, December 4th at 7PM @ EMS
  • Half Day on Friday, December 7th
  • Meijer Garden Holidays Around the World Field Trip, Tuesday, December 11th we will leave at 10AM and return at 1PM
  • December 14th, Music Friday
  • Winter Bowling Party, Thursday, December 20th we leave at 11AM and return at 2 PM
  • Band Concert, Tuesday, December 18th at 7PM @ Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.

Scholastic Writing Contest offering for all students. This contest has sentence story starters from author Jason Reynolds, click here for more details. (Once you click on the link you will have to click on the link from the redirected page as well.)

Thank you to our Photographers, Writers and Editors (Ellison D. and James D.) for all their hard work helping us publish this week!

Here's What We've Been Up to in Math and SS this Week...

In math, we just started our unit on Let's Be Rational by looking at how brownie pans can model fraction relationships (taking a part of a part). We are focusing on modeling our mathematical understanding of situations rather than just getting the right answer and not knowing what it means in a real life scenario.

In SS, we are studying our mapping lab of Europe and Russia. Students are locating physical features and countries on a map, as well as using thematic maps to gain more information about life in that region. An answer key was emailed home if you are looking for ways to help your child study! Their test will be on Tuesday, November 20.

Here is What We've Been Working on This Week in ELA and Science...


In reader's workshop we are wrapping up our deep character study. Throughout this unit of study we have focused on building character theories, investigating how setting influences our characters, and studying character conflicts to understand motif and theme. Students will work in centers next week Monday and Tuesday to celebrate the end of this unit. After Thanksgiving break, we will move on to a writer's workshop focused on literary essays.

In science we are wrapping up our study of Forces and Motion. Students are showing their understanding of the concepts taught throughout this unit by designing mock cellphone cases that will need to withstand a crush and drop test. Students will build their cases on Monday and test them next week Tuesday. After Thanksgiving break we will analyze our data, create presentations to share the results, and have our unit test. The unit test for forces and motion will be Friday, November 30th. Look for a review guide in your child's science folder on Monday 11/26 that will help them prepare for this assessment.

Winter Weather Is Here, Please HAve your Student dress Appropriately

update from our student writing club

November 9, 2018


ELA Update Written by: Noah E.

These past couple weeks in language arts, we have been working on reading strategies to help us better understand our books. Mrs. Cook and Dr. Topolinski teach us a mini lesson and then we will discuss some examples from our read aloud to help us find examples on our own. We will often be sent off to read for about 20 minutes to complete this task. In this time, we look for the designated strategy in our books. After reading and writing, we will share our ideas with our selected partner. Some of our recent strategies have been background knowledge and individuals who influence a character in a good or bad way. We have watched videos to give us a visual of what the strategies mean in a conversation. This has really helped us identify them in our own book because it gives us a consensus of what we are looking for in our texts.

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

This week, in science we have been working on a variety of different things. To start, last week we were focusing on the egg drop. In this investigation, we had to test three different cushions and understand how a cushion effects the magnitude of the force when the egg collides with the table. Each team of three or four would pick out of a range of cushions to test. They dropped the egg from 20 cm, 40 cm, 60 cm, and 80 cm. This was focusing on the different cushions and the difference it makes. We have also been investigating the motion of a cork in a jar (accelerometer) when we move in different directions and speeds. Then we investigated the damage of the car and van collision. Next week, we will be constructing our phone cases to answer the unit questions. Please bring in CLEAN recycled scraps for our science phone case engineering project. (egg cartons, plastic containers, styrofoam, tin can, carpet scraps, etc...)

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

This week in math, we have been continuing our work with ratios. Instead of making comparison statements, we have been turning them into fractions, decimals, and lastly, we would convert our ratios into percentages. This week, we have also taken a couple practice quizzes to prepare us for our upcoming test on ratios.

Social Studies Update Written by: Tyler E.

This past week, we have started a new unit in social studies. We have been studying five Nation-States that make up the Soviet Union. They consist of Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Lithuania. Each day, our student selected groups get together to study a new nation-state. We rank it from one to five, one being excellent and five being very bad. We look at qualities such as freedom index ranking, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), life expectancy and crime rate. Our main unit goal is to be able to tell what nation-state would be the best for hosting the “Geogames”, our geography Olympics. In addition, by the end of the unit, we hope that everyone can say if a high or low number in a category is good and why. For example, students will know if a high freedom index ranking is good or not and can tell why. Additionally, make sure you are studying for our upcoming Social Studies test on Friday, November 9. Our Social Studies packets are due Friday, as well so if you need to finish yours, always remember you can use the online textbook!

Upcoming Events- (Written by Alina K.)

  • TODAY!!!! November 9th Report Cards will be coming home with your child
  • November 13th and 15th Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • No School for Thanksgiving Break November 21st -25th.

Scholastic Writing Contest offering for all students. This contest has sentence story starters from author Jason Reynolds, click here for more details. (Once you click on the link you will have to click on the link from the redirected page as well.)

Thank you to our Photographers, Writers and Editors (Ellison D. and James D.) for all their hard work helping us publish this week!

Here's What We've Been Up to in Math and SS this Week...

In math, we continued our unit on Comparing Bits and Pieces by looking at comparison statements, fractions, and ratios. We have now added in finding equivalent fractions, ratios, and decimals and absolute value. We are also working on comparing rational numbers and placing them on a number line. Our next test is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14th.


In SS, we are studying the nation states that arose from the fall of the Soviet Union. We are ranking their success as independent nations by looking at a variety of economic and political factors. We will have a test over this material on Friday, 11/9.

update from our student writing club

October 26, 2018

ELA Update Written by: Noah E.

In 6th-grade language arts, we are currently working on our Paper tower CER as well as strategies to make us better readers. We recently did a challenge with a group where we build towers out of five pieces of paper and then try to stack textbooks on them within a time period. We wrote about the winning group tower as well as how they won. This was similar to our bubblegum and boat CERs. You can look for this piece on Google Classroom. Additionally, we have been working on ways to grow our reading stamina and track our reading. Each night we have brought home a sticky note, which we have used to track our pages and jot down some character traits. We can find these character traits in our own book, our read aloud and book club texts. Lastly, we have also started book clubs with our peers during intervention time. Every group is reading a different book and discusses it with their group their thoughts. We should be finished with our CER by the end of this week, so look forward to reading them.

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

This week in science class, we have been covering a lot of different content. First, at the end of last week, we conducted an experiment called the paper tower challenge. Students had to make a paper tower that could withstand at least one textbook. During this experiment, students were teamed up each other to make a tower with five pieces of printer paper and 70 centimeters of masking tape. They had to make this tower in a total of fifteen minutes. Afterward, we conducted this experiment to see which team could have the sturdiest structure. At the starting of this week, we wrote a Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER) for our paper tower challenge. Finally, we have started to look at the different things that are scientifically fair and unfair with a few videos and notes. Remember, we are still collecting recyclables for our end of the unit experiment!

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

This week, in math we have been talking about ratios. We have been making “for every” statement and investigating different ways to solve different types of ratio problems. With a brand new partner each day, we have been working in our packets. According to our math teachers, next week we will still be investigating more ratios and potentially start a new lesson.

Social Studies Update Written by: Tyler E.

This past week, we student have been learning a lot in Social Studies. We have recently been focusing on the topic of transboundary pollution, which is pollution that starts in one country and spreads to other nations. We have been taking an in-depth look at three main examples of this transboundary pollution. One of these was the incident at the Chernobyl power plant, a factory in Ukraine that exploded in 1986. This accident resulted in the spreading of high levels of radiation throughout Europe. Even though the explosion happened in Ukraine, the effects spread throughout Europe. This is a key example of transboundary pollution. The second would be the all but common acid rain in the Black Triangle. The Black Triangle is made up of Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. This region produces lots of acid rain due to the fact there are many factories in the area that pollute the air. Similar to the radiation from Chernobyl, the acid rain is spread to other countries when the clouds holding the toxic water move across the sky. The third and final example of transboundary pollution that we studied would be the Danube and Tisza Cyanide Spill. This catastrophe happened after an extreme storm hit in Romania. It destroyed a dam dividing a large river system and a pond of cyanide (a very harmful chemical). All of the toxic substance was spilled into the river. This then spread throughout the Danube River and became other countries problem too. We will be taking a test on transboundary pollution on Wednesday, 10-24-18. These tests will come back home graded for parents to sign. Thank you!

Upcoming Events- (Written by Alina K.)

Scholastic Writing Contest offering for all students. This contest has sentence story starters from author Jason Reynolds, click here for more details. (Once you click on the link you will have to click on the link from the redirected page as well.)

Thank you to our Photographers, Writers and Editors (Ellison D. and James D.) for all their hard work helping us publish this week!

Here's What We've Been Up to in Math and SS this Week...

In math, we just started our unit on Comparing Bits and Pieces by looking at comparison statements, fractions, and ratios. Ask your child about the chocolate bar lesson and dividing up chewy fruit worms. We are also beginning to look at unit rates and how to find equivalent fractions and ratios to represent situations.


In SS, we are studying transboundary pollution. We looked at the Chernobyl explosion, acid rain in the Black Triangle, and a cyanide spill that spread through the Danube river system. We discussed how one country's pollution can become another country's problem, especially in Europe. We looked at the cause, effects, spread, and efforts to reduce the spread of each type of pollution. We will have a test over this material on Wednesday, 10/24.

update from our student writing club

October 12, 2018

ELA Update Written by: Noah E.

This week in English language arts, we have been working on editing and revising our personal narratives. After we had all finished our rough drafts, we received papers with writing strategies, such as captivating intros, interesting conclusions, and a variety of word choice. These were used to further improve our writing, and we reflected on our drafts when we were done editing. This proved to be an excellent idea since most kids prefer going step by step when writing this kind of essay. We then preserved these strategies by gluing them into our notebooks. This Friday (10-12-18), we will be having a celebration where we share all of our personal narratives. Mrs. Cook will combine with Dr. Topolinski’s class and Mrs. Stiles will partner with Ms. Boles. Remember to take a couple minutes out of your busy schedule to sit down and enjoy sharing our personal narratives. Lastly, this upcoming week, we will start to learn more about identifying and understanding characters. To do so, we are going to begin by using some from our anchor text, but really dive into everything about. We are looking forward to that next week.

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

This week in science class, we have been focusing on systems and models. Starting this week, we made a chart as well as a list of different models and how they relate to systems. Later in the week, we learned about the parts that make systems. This included the input and output, boundaries, and the different parts of systems. We continued by making small posters with a partner. These posters consisted of systems that the students had in their household. They had to label the different parts of the systems with help via research they did on the Chromebook.

Finally, we started to learn about recycling items that will be helpful in our "Forces and Motion" unit. With this came ways to make a system with only recycled items. The class watched a short video highlighting a book. In the book a rhino who sat on his sandwich and smashed it. We made another poster consisting of a solution to the problem: How can we prevent the rhino from sitting on the sandwich? On this poster, we had to label the input, output, boundaries and the parts of the system, just like we did with the previous system. This will wrap up the lesson of systems and models in science. Next unit, we will have forces and motion. In this unit, will be will collecting recyclable items (egg cartons, plastic containers, styrofoam, tin can, carpet scraps, etc...) to use in our project as a part of the unit challenge.

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

This week has been full of new math equations and operations to follow. Throughout the last two weeks, we have been working on equivalent expressions, the distributive property, and exponents. This week we just started working on the order of operations, also known as PEMDAS. PEMDAS is an abbreviation for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction. Next week we will be starting a new math unit where we will learn about ratios.

Social Studies Update Written by: Eduardo S. & Nick W.

Recently, we have been reviewing hemispheres in chapter 1. We have also learned about map elements, such as map keys and compass roses. Did you like those first test results? Well, we have the Chapter 2 test coming to you, completely scored, next week. Additionally, we will be skipping ahead to Chapter 16 for our next unit. We will observe pollution in Europe and how it affects other countries around the world. I hope you enjoy the test results and look forward to more news!

Upcoming Events- (Written by Tyler E.)

  • National school lunch week next week (Monday the 15th - Friday the 19th) if you get hot lunch you get a special treat with it for each day.
  • Bring in CLEAN recycled scraps for our science phone case engineering project. (egg cartons, plastic containers, styrofoam, tin can, carpet scraps, etc...)
  • October 19th music Friday
  • October 31st Halloween Parade and Party starting at 2:45PM "Costume Guidelines" link or the alternate "Harvest Party Permission Slip" link at 2:30PM

Scholastic Writing Contest offering for all students. This contest has sentence story starters from author Jason Reynolds, click here for more details. (Once you click on the link you will have to click on the link from the redirected page as well.)

Thank you to our Photographers, Writers and Editors (Ellison D. and James D.) for all their hard work helping us publish this week!


Here's What We've Been Up to in Math and SS this Week...

In math, we just finished our Prime Time unit with a focus on factors, multiples, prime factorization, GCF, LCM, equivalent expressions, the Distributive Property, and order of operations. We also recognized the application of all of these concepts to real world situations. We completed a practice test today and will be doing a final review on Monday before taking the Unit 1 math test on Tuesday 10/9.

Items to study:

  • Prime Time Focus Questions Study Guide
  • Practice Test
  • Online MathXL math problems
  • Optional online ACE problems
  • Previous Check-ups and Partner Quizzes

In SS we completed our study of map elements. You should have seen your child's test come home this week! We will be taking our Chapter 2 test over thematic maps next week Thursday 10/11.

Items to study:

  • Ch. 2 reading notes packet
  • In-class review study guide
  • Online textbook with reading quiz game

update from our student writing club

Here's What We've Been Working On This Week (9/28)

ELA Update Written by: Noah E.

In sixth grade language arts, we are learning so much already! Starting this coming week, the whole grade is going to work on personal narratives. If you do not know what this type of essay is, its literature often times written in the first person, and tends to refer to one’s life or experiences. All of the sixth-grade students will be writing their own personal narrative about Camp Henry. They could write about anything from overcoming their fear of heights on the Giant Swing to learning how to kayak or canoe. This piece will have such a variety of topics; it will easily appeal to a large span of people. Considering the fact that Camp Henry was a ton of fun, I’m sure everyone will have a very unique narrative. This will be a blast to write, as well as read for many families and students alike!

Science Update Written by: Marlina H.

This year in science class, we will talk about a number of topics, and starting this week in science class, we have been focusing on teamwork. With this, we have watched videos and talked with partners about what good and bad teamwork should look like. Soon after, we demonstrated teamwork with the marshmallow challenge. In this challenge, you would get in groups of four and each group would be provided with 20 uncooked spaghetti strands, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The goal was to be the team with the highest structure made with those items. This exercise helped the students learn what good and bad teamwork looks like. The next subject that we have started learning about is the engineering process. We started learning what all the different elements engineers have to think about when they are creating. This will come with an experiment happening later this week, building a boat to hold pennies. Learning about teamwork and the engineering process are just two of the fun things that sixth graders will be doing during this school year!

Math Update Written by: Ava F.

This week there have been tons of important math problems to form so many different math equations. There have been problems with real-life scenarios that we might actually need to use. This week and last week, we have been finding the least common multiple (LCM) in math by using real-life problems. For example, we tried to figure out when a big Ferris wheel and a small Ferris wheel would both meet at the bottom at the same time. We also tried to find the greatest common factor (GCF) by dividing supplies to make snack bags for a hiking trip. We also worked on prime factorization to find the longest factor string. Besides just working on problems, we played the factor and product game. According to math teachers, next week we will be solving equivalent expressions as well as looking at the distributive property.

Social Studies Update Written by: Eduardo S. & Ellison D.

There is much going on in social studies right now. We have recently finished chapter one in class, which was mainly about map features and geoterms, such as distortion, map scales, and more. We have taken the test, as well. Want the results? Your child will be taking them home next week. We are already starting Chapter two, and are currently working on making a promotional advertisement for a place that is near and dear to our hearts. They are looking great already! Adding to our busy schedule, we are beginning to make our own thematic maps in Gemini. We have been having a lot of fun in Social Studies this month, and it is looking like we are not done, yet!

Upcoming Events-

  • October 1st music fundraiser forms are due
  • October 5th Halk Walk
  • October 5th music Friday

GIRLS ONLY, STEM activity at Ferris State University in Grand Rapids on Saturday, October 6th from 9:30-12:30. See Flyer for more information.

Scholastic Writing Contest offering for all students. This contest has sentence story starters from author Jason Reynolds, click here for more details. (Once you click on the link you will have to click on the link from the redirected page as well.)

Thank you to our Photographers, Writers and Editors (Ellison D. and James D.) for all their hard work helping us publish this week!

Here's What We've Been Up to in ELA and Science this Week...

In ELA we have been learning the structure of a workshop model and the important skills required in becoming a thriving independent reader. We have modeled and practiced skills such as picking a just right book, strategies for interacting with our text, ways we can refocus ourselves if we get distracted in our reading, and the ability to make inferences.

We continue to build our independent reading stamina and look forward to our next unit where we will be writing Personal Narratives.

In science we have discussed the similarities and differences between the Scientific Method and the Cycle of Inquiry. Through a variety of team building activities we have discovered the keys to successful collaboration and are using those skills to participate in STEM challenges such as the Marshmallow and Design A Boat Challenge.

We will continue to practice our designed thinking skills in our upcoming science unit about Forces and Motion.

Coming Next Friday 9/28 Student Written Articles and PHotos

Upcoming Events:

  • Picture Day-Monday, September 24th
  • Half Day of School- Friday, September 28th
  • Next Music Friday- October 5th
  • Hawk Walk- October 5th

Camp Henry Final Reminder

Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.on Wednesday, September 12, from Knapp Forest

Return Time: 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, to Knapp Forest

***You may sign your child out and take them home at this time.***

Camp Henry Address: 5575 Gordon Ave, Newaygo, MI 49337

In Case of Emergency: Call Camp Henry at 616-459-2267 or 231-652-6472

Suggested Packing List: Please watch the weather forecast carefully before packing. A duffel bag or small suitcase works well to pack belongings in. We also suggest using large plastic garbage bags because they help to keep items clean and are easy to label for quick identification of belongings.

Bedding - Sleeping bag (preferred) or sheets/blankets

Pillow and case

Bathroom Articles - Towel/Washcloth

Soap/Shampoo

Toothbrush/Toothpaste

(They do have showers within the cabins.)

Clothing - Sweatshirt or sweater

Jeans or long pants

Shorts (be sure they meet school length requirements)

Tennis shoes, boots, or hiking shoes (shoes will get dirty)

Pajamas

Bathing Suit (one piece or tankini)

Raincoat/Poncho

Socks and Underwear

Shirts

Optional Items - Flashlight

Bug Spray

Sunscreen

Hat

PLEASE LEAVE ALL VALUABLES, MONEY, AND ELECTRONICS AT HOME. OUR SIXTH GRADERS WILL BE BUSY WITH ACTIVITIES AND WILL NOT HAVE TIME TO USE THESE ITEMS NOR WILL THEY BE SECURE IN OUR CABINS.

Camp Henry!

There will be a parent information meeting for Camp Henry on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 5:00-6:00p.m. Here are the camp release forms for both your child and any parent volunteer who will be attending camp with us! If you need an additional copy of these forms- please download the links below and send them in with your child.


Camp Release for Over 18
Camp Release form Under 18.pdf
MedicalAuthorizationForm.pdf

Upcoming Science Opportunity

Energizing Our World Saturday is a one-day camp program designed to introduce students currently in grades 6th through 8th to the power of sustainable energy and its applications to various fields.

The camp will be held at GVSU’s Allendale Campus on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. The cost of the camp is $10 and includes a t-shirt, lunch, and snacks.

Students will participate in a large group introduction followed by breakout sessions providing them with opportunities to interact with solar, wind, hydro power energy, and much more! Content of the event is targeted at students who have not attended previously.

For more information visit the website. The registration will be open soon and spots are limited. For information on financial assistance, please call 616-331-2267.