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Our mission is to educate all students through relevant and engaging instruction to achieve personal success and contribute to their community.

Our Vision is to be an innovative learning community preparing students to reach their full potential as leaders, learners and critical thinkers in a complex and changing world.

PK-4 Principal: Allison Kahkonen

5-8 Principal: Jason Richards

Assistant Principal: Samantha Pangburn

Director of Instruction: Renita Ward-Downer

School Counselor: Mrs. Snowdeal

Teachers: Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Schwigan, Mrs. Fonrouge, Mr. Chambers, and Mrs. Gauvin

Phone: (207) 404-5700

In sixth grade,we believe that anything you don’t know can be learned!

How Can You Help? Be Involved!

  • Home to school and school to home communication is key. Please call, send a note, or email our staff anytime.
  • Attend our school and family events, including conferences in November. Be sure to ask questions.
  • Request additional meetings to ask questions and seek advice or input about how to help your child.
  • Read through notices, information and student work that are sent home.
  • Get involved in our PTU or become a school volunteer.

In English/Language Arts, our priority learning targets:

Reading: Informational Text Features & Structures

  • Understands authors use text features and structures to support a specific point of view or mood in a text.

Reading: Literature: Story Elements

  • Understands how the characters, setting, and events all are connected to each other.

Writing: Types and Purpose: Informative/Explanatory

  • Is skilled at using relevant, precise information and vocabulary for a selected topic in an organized format, while using and maintaining a formal style.

Writing: Types and Purpose: Narratives

  • Is skilled at developing a story that reflects the different points of view of the characters and multiple narrators.

Writing: Types and Purpose: Opinion/Argument

  • Is skilled at stating a claim for an argument with clear reasons and evidence from credible sources, written logically and cohesively, while maintaining a formal style.

In Math, our priority targets are:

Statistics & Probability: Data Analysis

  • Understands how to interpret data represented in box and whisker plots.
  • Is skilled at representing and interpreting data using histograms. Understands how to interpret data represented by a histogram.
  • Understands how to interpret numerical data sets by using quantitative measures including median, mean, interquartile range.

Number Sense: Fractions, Decimals, Percents

  • Is skilled at dividing fractions by a fraction.
  • Is skilled at multiplication and division of multi-digit decimals to the hundredths place.
  • Understands the order of integers on a number line.

Geometry: Measurement

  • Uses coordinates from a graph to find the length of a side or the distance between two points.
  • Finds the area of triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids.
  • Finds the surface area of triangular and rectangular pyramids and prisms.

Algebra:

  • Is skilled at using exponents to evaluate numerical expressions.
  • Solves one-step equations using rational numbers. Solves one-step inequalities using rational numbers.
  • Is skilled at solving an equation as a process of substitution that makes the statement true.
  • Understands the relationship between independent and dependent variables as representative of real-life situations. Understands the connection between independent and dependent variables within an equation. 

Science and Social Studies are taught in thematic units. Our units of study are below, along with the priority targets for each.

Earth and Space: Composition and Structure of the Earth

  • Understands how erosion and sedimentation (deposition), causes surface changes.

Life Science: Biodiversity and Evolution

  • Understands how structural evidence is used to determine kinship among organisms and the identification of species.

Life Science: Cells and Organisms

  • Understands the differences between multi-cellular and unicellular organisms.
  • Understand specialized cells perform specialized functions in multi-cellular organisms.
  • Understand the functions of organelles in plant and animal cells (mitochondria, cell membrane, nucleus, etc.).

Life Science: Heredity

  • Understands the effects of sexual and asexual reproduction on the traits of the offspring.

Culture: Awareness and Understanding

  • Understands how culture impacts society.

Culture: Leadership & People

  • Understands there are different types of leaders.
  • Understands how leaders have positive and negative impacts on others.

Culture: Technology & Innovation in History

  • Understands how technology and innovation impacts societal change.

Geography: World Geography

  • Understands how changes in the natural physical features of the Earth affect humans, communities, and regions.

All 6th Grade Students also have access to 2 daily related arts classes

PE: Mr. Brady

Art: Mr. Estes

Band: Mrs. Nadeau

Modern Language: Ms. Snook

Health: Mr. Hutchins

The City of Brewer is proud to be a community of caring. Along with these values, Habits of Work are explicitly taught at each grade level. We work with our K-8 students to help them become a:

Respectful Learner Who

  • Listens and follows directions
  • Respects rights and feelings of others
  • Accepts responsibility for behavior
  • Listens to others without interrupting

Responsible Learner Who

  • Behaves responsibly
  • Completes all assignments
  • Stays organized

Collaborative Worker Who

  • Works and plays cooperatively
  • Participates/engages in class
  • Respects the POV of others

Self-Directed Learner Who

  • Demonstrates independent work habits
  • Sets goals and strives to achieve goals
  • Shows perseverance