• Philosophy of Education    
     
     As a fifth and sixth grade team, we believe that a school, its staff and its teachers must be focused on one common goal:  student learning.

    Philosophy of Grading:
         
         As educators we believe that a grade should represent what students have learned based on their level of mastery of the district objectives and New York State standards.  Grading practices should be used to promote learning, accomplishments, and academic growth.  All grades should be communicated with both students and parents.  Grades should be seen as a tool to foster academic growth and demonstrate the student's achievement. 
     
    Grading Policy:
    Tests: 50% 
    Quizzes: 30%  
    Homework/Classwork: 20%