Wed, Sep 04, 2019

Destination Imagination

For Grades: 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning for 4th-6th grades that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams will showcase solutions to open-ended challenges at a regional tournament.

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First Lego League Robotics

For Grades: 5th Grade 6th Grade

The First Lego League is an opportunity for a team of 5th and 6th graders to come together to design, build, and program a Lego Mindstorms robot to complete “missions” on a table-top playing field. In addition, each team researches a real-world problem and is challenged to develop a solution.

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Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Dear Parents and Sixth Graders,

Departure time for the Father Son Sixth Grade Trip to St. Louis is FRIDAY, September 27th at 8:45am. All fathers should arrive by 7:45am to put their luggage and lunches on the buses near the football field. Boys and fathers should both bring a sack lunch (drinks will be provided). Fathers will then go to the EC Commons where coffee and breakfast will be provided. There will be a brief meeting at 8:15am in the EC Commons. Boys are to report to school at the regular time and go to their homerooms.

Because it is a group trip, please do not plan or request individual excursions.

The business office will bill you $875.00 for the total cost of the trip. This will include two nights at the hotel, transportation to and from St. Louis and transportation to all events. It also includes tickets for the baseball game, Six Flags, Rec-Plex, the St. Louis Arch, and meals at the hotel. Additional money will be needed for food at the ball park, lunch on Saturday at Six Flags, lunch on Sunday at the St. Louis Zoo, and for any souvenirs or snacks you may want to buy during the trip.

The dress code for the boys will be appropriate school clothes. Boys will not need a coat and tie. Hats are permissible outside only. Please bring a swimsuit for the pool if you intend to swim. You may want to bring an umbrella or rain gear because most events go on as scheduled. We have already taken care of all reservations and tickets. We have also attached an itinerary and a bus list. I am looking forward to a great trip with the boys and fathers.

Sincerely, Dennis Smith
Director of Athletics and Operations

Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Dear Parents,

Attached is the 5th and 6th Grade Intramural Football schedule.

Thanks,

Athletic Dept.

Last modified on August 21, 2019
Tue, Aug 13, 2019

Welcome back! We are excited to start the school year and are anxiously awaiting to see the boys again in the classrooms and hallways. Tomorrow is an exciting day for all of us!

We wanted to let you know that your son will be receiving his PDS laptop on Thursday, August 15th. Please help him to remember to bring his laptop bag (with the sleeve) to school Thursday morning. The computer has the same content filter as last year. The technology department will review the Responsible Use Policy on Friday with your son.  Please look for the envelope containing these documents Friday afternoon. 

If you have any questions, please email me at msmith@pdsmemphis.org.  

Thank you. 

Melissa Smith
Chief Information Officer

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6th ELA

  • Monday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book. The goal for today is 400 pages.
    • Students need to complete the Independent Reading Character Analysis on the main character in their independent reading book by Tuesday, September 17th.
    • Students need to read part two of "Thank You, Ma'am" by Tuesday, September 17th. Students need to complete the "Thank You, Ma'am" character analysis sheet by Tuesday, September 17th.
    • Students need to complete one 15-minute Membean session by Tuesday, September 17th. Students will have a Membean quiz on Friday, September 20th.
    • For Tuesday, September 17th, students need to watch the tutorial on the Reflexive/Intensive and Demonstrative Pronouns and then take Cornell notes. Students should also complete a nightly review of their grammar notes.
    • Students need to continue to draft, revise, and edit their personal narrative.
    Tuesday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students need to complete the Independent Reading Character Analysis on the main character in their independent reading book by Wednesday, September 18th.
    • Students need to complete one 15-minute Membean session by Wednesday, September 18th. Students will have a Membean quiz on Friday, September 20th.
    • Students should complete a nightly review of their grammar notes. Students should also prepare for a pronoun memorization quiz on Wednesday, September 18th. 
    • Students need to continue to draft, revise, and edit their personal narrative.
    Wednesday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students need to complete the Independent Reading Character Analysis on the main character in their independent reading book by Thursday, September 19th.
    • Students need to complete one 15-minute Membean session by Friday, September 20th. Students will have a Membean quiz on Friday, September 20th.
    • For Thursday, September 19th, students need to watch the Interrogative, Indefinite, and Relative Pronouns tutorial and take Cornell notes. Students should also complete a nightly review of their grammar notes and be memorizing the pronoun lists.
    • Students need to continue to draft, revise, and edit their personal narrative. 
    • The "Thank You, Ma'am" reading reflection is due Monday, September 23rd.
    Thursday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students need to complete the Independent Reading Character Analysis on the main character in their independent reading book by Friday, September 20th.
    • Students need to complete one 15-minute Membean session by Friday, September 20th. Students will have a Membean quiz on Friday, September 20th.
    • Students should complete a nightly review of their grammar notes. Students should be memorizing the pronoun lists. The Pronoun Test is Thursday, September 26th.
    • Students need to continue to draft, revise, and edit their personal narrative.  
    • The "Thank You, Ma'am" reading reflection is due Monday, September 23rd.
    Friday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students need to complete the Independent Reading Character Analysis on the main character in their independent reading book by Monday, September 23rd.
    • For Monday, September 23rd, students should complete the Pronoun Test Review. Students should also prepare for a pronoun memorization quiz on Monday. The Pronoun Test is Thursday, September 26th.
    • Students need to continue to draft, revise, and edit their personal narrative.  
    • The "Thank You, Ma'am" reading reflection is due Monday, September 23rd.

6th Science

6th Math

  • Day 1

    Before coming to class on Day 1, students were to watch the Unit 3 Day 1 tutorial and take notes. In class, students were to complete the day 1 checking in and practice problems. If students did not complete the practice problems in class, they are to finish for homework. Students will also need to watch and take notes on the day 2 tutorial.

    *Due to the upcoming Father Son Trip, this is a 7 day unit.

    **Please note the due date below coincides with the day of the math rotation and may not necessarily be the "due" date.

    Due: Friday, 13 September 2019
    Day 2

    Before coming to class on day 2, students were to watch and take notes the day 2 tutorial. In class, students were to complete the day 2 checking in and practice problems. If students did not complete the practice problems in class, they are to finish for homework.

    **Students received a hard copy of the Unit 3 Extra Practice Problems today in class. These are to be completed during free time in/out of class and will be due at the beginning of class on day 5, 9/19.

    Due: Monday, 16 September 2019
    Day 3

    Before coming to class on Day 3, students were to watch and take notes on the day 3 tutorial. In class, students were to complete the day 3 checking in and practice problems. If students did not complete the practice problems in class, they are to finish for homework.

    **Students should be working on the Unit 3 Extra Practice Problems due day 5, 9/19, and Unit 3 Practice Test (due 9/20) *7 day unit.

    Due: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
    Guided Challenge Test Out

    Those students who would like to attempt to test out of the regular curriculum and enter the Guided Challenge will have an opportunity to do so in class today. In order to attempt to test out, students should have completed the Unit 3 practice test found on PowerSchool Learning.

    Due: Wednesday, 18 September 2019
    Day 4

    Learning Circuit Day

    Students will work in a small group completing a collaborative assignment, working on virtual math problems, or working in a small group with the teacher.

    **Students should be working on the Unit 3 Extra Practice Problems due day 5, 9/19, and Unit 3 Practice Test (due 9/20) *7 day unit.

    Due: Thursday, 19 September 2019
    Day 5

    Learning Circuit Day

    Students will work in a small group completing a collaborative assignment, working on virtual math problems, or working in a small group with the teacher.

    **Unit 3 Extra Practice Problems are due today.

    **Students should be working on the Unit 3 Practice Test (due 9/20) *7 day unit.

    Due: Thursday, 19 September 2019
    Day 6

    Due to this being a 7 day unit, students will finish up small group work as well as review as a whole for the Unit 3 test.

    Due: Friday, 20 September 2019
    Test

    Students will test over Unit 3 today in class. Students in the Guided Challenge will be assessed over the GC Unit 3 material.

    Due: Monday, 23 September 2019
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