Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Dear Parents,

Attached is the 6th Grade Intramural Basketball schedule. Looking forward to a great season!

Thanks,

Athletic Dept.

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The PDS Athletic Dept. is excited about Crusader Golf for Spring 2020. The team will be led by Coach Ross Spain.

Due to the time and training involved, the Athletic Dept. encourages you and your son to thoughtfully evaluate whether or not he wants to make this commitment. Once the season begins, the boys will average 2 to 3 activities per week. Boys will practice on Mondays and Tuesdays and participate in matches on Thursdays. 

Also know, due to conflicting schedules, if you choose to participate in the Crusader Golf program, you may not participate on the Crusader Track team. Please note that soccer games are only on Wednesdays and Fridays, therefore boys who choose to participate on the golf team or run on the track team may still play in the PDS Intramural Soccer League. 

TRY-OUTS: We will hold a two day try-out on Monday, November 4th from 3:30-6:00pm and Tuesday, November 5thfrom 3:30-6:00pm at Galloway Golf Course. Boys should be dropped off and picked up at the clubhouse. 

For the 8 boys who are selected for the golf team, the cost is $175.00 (you will be billed by the school).

Any boy that has not previously submitted a physical and the necessary concussion and cardiac arrest forms need to do so before try-outs. All forms can be turned in to the school nurse.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 842–4626 or dsmith@pdsmemphis.org. You will be receiving more information on the first day of practice. As always, thank you for your support and here’s to a great season!

Dennis Smith 

Director of Athletics and Operations

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The Athletic Dept. is excited about the upcoming Crusader basketball season. Mark Fruitt and Palmer Albertine will coach the team. 

TRY-OUTS: Try-outs for the Crusader basketball team will be held on Monday, October 28th from 3:30–5:30pm and Tuesday, October 29th from 3:30–5:30pm in the PDS gym. Boys should be picked up at the main entrance at 5:30pm. Try-outs will be closed to all parents and spectators.

The Crusader basketball team is designed for boys who want additional opportunities for basketball practice and games. However, playing time is not guaranteed. While it will be more intense and competitive than our intramural basketball program, it will be consistent with our philosophy and high standards relating to sportsmanship and keeping athletics within a proper framework.

Assuming that more boys try out than the 10 spots available for the team, we will have to make cuts (unlike Crusader football). Before try-outs, we will talk to the boys about their attitudes and responses to the selection process. We hope and think that our 6th grade boys are mature enough to handle the disappointments that some of them may experience by not being chosen. Boys that play Crusader Basketball are also encouraged to play in the Intramural league. The two programs do not conflict. Looking forward to a great season!

Thanks,
Dennis Smith
Director of Athletics and Operations

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

PDS uses an off-campus filter called Captive Portal, which your son will have to sign into once every five days. While we showed your son how to do this, we wanted you to know the process too.

When your son launches his internet (Chrome, Safari, or Firefox), a blue screen, with "Captive Portal" will appear. Skip over the two boxes for username and password. Your son will need to click the link titled, "Google Auth,” which appears towards the bottom of that screen. Once he clicks on the link, he will be prompted to enter his PDS Gmail. (Your son should have a sticker in his AB with this information. Most accounts follow the scheme: first name + first letter of last name + 3 numbers @pdsmemphis.org. Ex: charlest465@pdsmemphis.org)

The next screen will have him enter his email password. (This is his AR password, plus his PDS graduation year. 6th graders use 2019, 5th graders use 20 and 4th graders use 21. Ex: hatsky2018 or hatsky19. This password is also located on his sticker.) He will have to click "Next" two times to finish the authentication process. Once he is done, his home internet connection will work. While this process will be repeated every five days, it should only take a minute to complete.

Captive Portal

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6th ELA

  • Monday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students need to complete the Lesson #4 Spelling Sheet by Tuesday, November 19th. Students will have a spelling quiz on Friday, November 22nd. Students should study the Lesson #4 spelling list, homophones, and word parts located on PowerSchool Learning. 
    • Students will have a preposition memorization quiz on Tuesday, November 19th.
    • Students need to complete Preposition Practice #2 by Tuesday, November 19th.
    • Students need to complete the ISEE essay prewriting sheet by Tuesday, November 19th.
    • Students need to read the NEWSELA article, answer the quiz questions, and complete the main idea handout by Tuesday, November 19th.
    Tuesday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students will have a spelling quiz on Friday, November 22nd. Students should study the Lesson #4 spelling list, homophones, and word parts located on PowerSchool Learning.
    • Students need to complete Preposition Practice #3 by Wednesday, November 20th.
    • Students need to complete the ISEE introduction graphic organizer by Wednesday, November 20th.
    • By Wednesday, November 20th, students need to complete the following IXL on main idea: Seventh Grade: A.1 Determine the Main Idea.
    • By Wednesday, November 20th, students need to complete the following IXL on supporting details: Seventh Grade: K. 4 Identify supporting details in informational texts.
    Wednesday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students will have a spelling quiz on Friday, November 22nd. Students should study the Lesson #4 spelling list, homophones, and word parts located on PowerSchool Learning.
    • By Thursday, November 21st, students need to take Cornell notes on the Prepositions #2 tutorial located on PowerSchool Learning.
    • By Thursday, November 21st, students need to complete the following IXL on synonyms: Seventh Grade: R.1 Choose the synonym.
    • Students need to complete the ISEE body paragraphs graphic organizer by Thursday, November 21st.
    Thursday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students will have a spelling quiz on Friday, November 22nd. Students should study the Lesson #4 spelling list, homophones, and word parts located on PowerSchool Learning.
    • Students need to finish Preposition Practice #4 by Friday, November 22nd.
    • By Friday, November 22nd, students need to complete the following IXL on context clues: Seventh Grade: V.1 Find Words Using Context.
    Friday
    • Students need to read 20 pages of their independent reading book.
    • Students need to complete the ISEE conclusion graphic organizer by Monday, November 25th.
    • By Monday, November 25th, students need to take Cornell notes on the Conjunctions and Interjections tutorial located on PowerSchool Learning.
    • Students need to complete the ISEE practice packet by Monday, November 25th.

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