***All students in the 6th grade are expected to be to class on time and prepared. This means having their assignment book, text book, AR book and writing utensil as they walk into the classroom.
6th Grade Honor Point System
As a method to help our students become more responsible individuals, the Middle School has implemented the Honor Points System. At the beginning of each of the grading term, each 6th grade student will receive 8 honor points. It will be the student’s responsibility to keep his/her points. A reward system has been developed, for students that keep at least six of eight possible honor points, for each term. At the end of the school year, each student must have kept a total of at least 30 of 40 possible points, in order to attend the end of the year class trip. It is important that students and parents understand that even when a student raises money through the fund raiser for the end of the year trip; it does not mean they are exempt from this system. Our class trip is a privilege and a reward that students must earn over the course of the school year. Money that is not used when a student is not allowed to attend the trip will be sent with their class to the 7th grade.
The following are the criterion used by the 6th grade team, in determining the loss of individual honor points. They are based on how responsible we expect each student to be:
What is the honor point breakdown?
One in each of the 6 classes
One in advisory
One for overall behavior (at school, on the bus, on trips, and during extracurricular activities)
How are honor points lost?
Seven or more unexcused absences in a class
Any combination of three total in one subject: unprepared for class, tardy, or missing assignment
Failing a class
Not dressing out or participating in P.E.
SRC/ In School Suspension
Suspension from school will result in the loss of all points for that trimester
***At the end of the year, any student who has not earned enough points to go on the end of the year trip will have an opportunity to appeal to the 6th grade teachers, which may or may not result in him/her being allowed to go on the trip.
***It is important to know that student’s are held accountable from the moment they get on the bus until the time that they get off of the bus in the late afternoon. They are also held accountable for all trips and extracurricular activities.