Fri, Nov 09, 2018

Dear Parents,

Attached is the Intramural Basketball schedule.

Thanks,

Athletic Dept.

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The Athletic Dept. is, once again, excited about the upcoming Crusader basketball season. Mark Fruitt will coach the team. Try-outs for the Crusader basketball team will be held on Thursday, October 18th 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 10–12 spots available for players on a basketball 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 20, 2018

Dear Parents,

Attached is the information, itinerary, and bus lists for tomorrow's St. Louis 6th Grade Trip. See everyone in the morning!

Thanks,

Athletic Dept.

Mon, Sep 17, 2018

REMINDER:
Dear Parents and Sixth Graders, Departure time for the trip will this FRIDAY, September 21st 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

ITINERARY FOR PDS SIXTH GRADE TRIP

September 21 – 23, 2018

Friday, September 21

Time What
7:45am Put luggage and lunches on buses (boys report to Homeroom)
7:45 - 8:15am Coffee and Breakfast in the EC Commons for fathers
8:15am Meeting in EC Commons for fathers
8:30am Load buses
8:45am Depart for St. Louis
12:00pm Lunch at roadside park - Boys and dads bring own sack lunches (drinks provided)
2:30pm Arrive at Hotel: St. Louis Airport Marriott 10700 Pear Tree Lane St. Louis, Mo. 63134 (314) 253–5132
3:00 - 4:45pm Free time at Hotel – swim, game room, etc. (snacks and drinks provided)
5:00pm Leave for Busch Stadium (dinner on your own at Busch Stadium)
TBA Load buses for return trip to Hotel

Saturday, September 22

Time What
7:15am Breakfast at Hotel
8:15am Leave for Gateway Arch
9:00am Visit Arch and Museum
9:10am Tram rides start
11:00am Leave Arch and depart for Six Flags (lunch on your own at Six Flags)
TBA Load Buses for return trip to Hotel
6:00pm Dinner at Hotel
7:30pm Free night at Rec-Plex – swim, basketball, ice-skating, etc.

Sunday, September 23

Time What
7:30am Breakfast and Chapel Service at Hotel
8:45am Leave for St. Louis Zoo (lunch on your own at Zoo)
12:00pm Depart for Memphis
5:30pm Approximate time of arrival at PDS

BUS LIST FOR PDS SIXTH GRADE TRIP

September 21 – 23, 2018

BUS 1
Coach McLean
Allen
Arnold
Arthur
Billups
Bragg
Brown
Bruce
Brundick
Burke
Chakravarty
Chapman
Childress
Coleman
Crabtree
Craft
Crump
Davis, Tucker
Davis, Turner
Donato
Ford
Fowler
Frazer, Bennett
Frazer, Wils

BUS 2
Coach Harrison
Ganguli
Gerhart
Godwin
Gooch
Gowen
House
Kimmel
King
Laughlin
Lewis
Lightman
Liles
Lowery
Mabie
Marek
Mariencheck
Maurette
McCullers
McDonnell
McEwan
McKay
Mednikow
Miller
Moore, Marcus
Moore, Wils

BUS 3
Coach Albertine
Nash
Parker
Patel
Peters
Ray
Redd
Renovich
Richards
Ross
Rudd
Schell
Schroerlucke
Scull
Smith, Alex
Smith, Carson
Snider
Solberg
Spear
Steffens
Stockburger
Tashie
Thompson
Winstead
Yarbro

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Event Registration

6th ELA

  • Monday
    • Students will read twenty pages of their nonfiction independent reading book.  If it wasn't completed in class, students need to update their second-trimester digital reading log by Wednesday, November 14th.
    • Students will complete one fifteen minute Membean session by Tuesday, November 13th.
    • Students need to complete Membean sentences by Friday, November 16th.
    • If it wasn't finished in class, students need to finish the pronouns test reflection by Wednesday, November 14th.
    • Students will complete an IXL practice on informational passages by Tuesday, November 13th. (Sixth Grade: G.1 Read and Understand Informational Text)
    • Students need to review all word parts and the lesson four spelling list for their spelling quiz on Thursday, November 29th.
    Tuesday
    • Students will read twenty pages of their nonfiction independent reading book. Students will continue to record the main idea of the chapter by completing their main idea graphic organizer. 
    • If students did not finish rewriting their body paragraphs in class, they need to finish it for homework.
    • Students will complete one fifteen minute Membean session by Wednesday, November 14th.
    • Students need to complete Membean sentences by Friday, November 16th.
    • Students will complete an IXL practice on informational passages by Wednesday, November 14th. (Sixth Grade: G.3 Trace an Argument)
    • Students need to review all word parts and the lesson four spelling list for their spelling quiz on Thursday, November 29th.
    Wednesday
    • Students will read twenty pages of their nonfiction independent reading book. Students will continue to record the main idea of the chapter by completing their main idea graphic organizer. 
    • Students will complete one fifteen minute Membean session by Friday, November 16th.
    • Students need to watch and take notes on the ISEE conclusion paragraph tutorial by Thursday, November 15th.
    • Students need to complete Membean sentences by Friday, November 16th.
    • Students need to review all word parts and the lesson four spelling list for their spelling quiz on Thursday, November 29th.
    Thursday
    • Students will read twenty pages of their nonfiction independent reading book. Students will continue to record the main idea of the chapter by completing their main idea graphic organizer. 
    • Students will complete one fifteen minute Membean session by Friday, November 16th.
    • Students need to complete Membean sentences by Friday, November 16th.
    • Students will complete an IXL on context clues by Friday, November 16th. (Seventh Grade: V2 Determine the meaning of words using synonyms in context.)
    • Students need to review all word parts and the lesson four spelling list for their spelling quiz on Thursday, November 29th.
    • Students need to review the ISEE conclusion paragraph examples by Friday, November 16th. Please be prepared to discuss them in class.
    Friday
    • Students will read twenty pages of their nonfiction independent reading book. Students will continue to record the main idea of the chapter by completing their main idea graphic organizer. 
    • Students will complete an IXL on context clues by Monday, November 19th. (Seventh Grade: V.3  Determine the meaning of words using antonyms in context.)
    • Students need to review all word parts and the lesson four spelling list for their spelling quiz on Thursday, November 29th.
    • Students need to review all the parts of an essay for the in-class writing assignment on Tuesday, November 20th.

6th Science

  • Monday

    Biotic and Abiotic Things Checking In

    Due: Tuesday, 13 November 2018
    Tuesday

    Cell Theory Checking In

    Due: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
    Thursday

    Organelles Checking In

    Due: Friday, 16 November 2018

6th Math

  • Day 1

    Before coming to class on Day 1, students were to watch and take notes on the day 1 tutorial. 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 need to watch and take notes on the day 2 tutorial before coming to class on day 2.**Due to open house this tutorial was option for homework tonight. Those who did not do it for day 2, did it in class on day 2.

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

    Due: Thursday, 08 November 2018
    Day 2

    Before coming to class on Day 2, students were to watch and take notes on 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 will need to watch and take notes on the day 3 tutorial before coming to school on day 3.

    **Students received a hard copy of the Unit 7 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, 11/14.

    Due: Friday, 09 November 2018
    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 7 Extra Practice Problems (due 11/14) and Unit 7 Practice Test (due 11/16).

    Due: Monday, 12 November 2018
    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 7 practice test found on PowerSchool Learning.

    Due: Tuesday, 13 November 2018
    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 7 Extra Practice Problems (due 11/14) and Unit 7 Practice Test (due 11/16).

    Due: Tuesday, 13 November 2018
    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 7 Extra Practice Problems are due today.

    **Students should be working on the Unit 7 Practice Test (due 11/16).

    Due: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
    Day 6

    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 7 Practice Test (due 11/16).

    Due: Thursday, 15 November 2018
    Day 7

    Students will review for the Unit 7 test today as a group. We will discuss the practice test and students will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    Due: Friday, 16 November 2018
    Day 8 - Test

    Students will test over Unit 7 today in class. Students in the Guided Challenge will be assessed over the GC Unit 7 material.

    Due: Monday, 19 November 2018

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