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    To my classroom and to 6th grade Math and Science!

    Mrs. Anderson, Ms. Swanson and I will be teaming up for the 2019-2020 school year. 

    I will be teaching Math, Mrs. Anderson will be teaching Language Arts and Ms. Swanson will be teaching Social Studies. We will each be teaching a science class!


    News, Notes, and Other Important Stuff 


    January 20 and 21 - No school for students

    MLK Day Jan 20 and Optional Planning day for staff Jan 21

    6th Grade Field Trip!

    We are going to the Civic Center on January 30th to see a performance of "The Fire of Freedom" by Mike Wiley Productions. We have attended several of his one-man shows and each one is amazing!

    Permission forms given to students on January 10th.

    Signed permission forms and $4.00 (cash or check) is due by January 24th.


    End of the 2nd Nine Weeks Grading Period 

    Friday, January 17 - End of 2nd nine weeks. All missing work must be turned in by the end of the day. It will not be accepted after today.

    Tuesday, January 28 - Report card pick ups from 3:30 - 5:30


    Friday, December 20 - Early Release Day, starts our Christmas Holiday!

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    School Dance!

    Friday, December 6th! Admission is $5.00. Bring extra money to buy snacks. The dance ends at 5:00.

    Please do not be late picking up your child. We all want to go home too!


     Hat Day!

    Wear your favorite hat to school on Friday, Dec 6th for a cost of just $1.00! Proceeds go to our local animal shelter.


    If you aren't receiving Remind text messages from me and would like to, please send me an email at kmbraswell@caldwellschools.com. I will get you added!


    Thanksgiving Holiday

    No school Wed - Fri; Nov 27 - 28. 

    Wishing all my families a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!




    Picture retakes on Nov 13. Bring original package back to have a new photo taken.


    There will be no school on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

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    Veterans Day Ceremony

    Friday, November 8th. If your child has a family member that is a Veteran or is currently serving, please send in their name and relationship to your child. Forms were given to students earlier this week.


    Report Card Pick-Up

     Report cards will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 5 from 3:30 - 5:30. Those not picked up will be given to students on Wednesday.

    Early Release Day!

    Friday, October 25 is the end of the 1st 9 weeks and is an Early Release Day. School dismisses at noon.



    Fall Pictures

    Fall pictues will be taken on Friday, October 11. These are the pictures that will go into the school yearbook.

    Information should be going home next week.


    Progress Reports!

    1st Nine Weeks Progress Reports given to students today, Thursday, September 26.

    Please review with your child and return as soon as possible.


    Early Release! Friday, September 27

    Students will be dismissed at noon.


    First Dance!

    Our first dance is this Friday after school! Admission is $5.00. Bring extra money to buy snacks. The dance ends at 5:00.

    Please do not be late picking up your child. We all want to go home too!


    Prime Number Challenge!

    There are 25 prime numbers between 1 and 100. Students have been challenged to memorize them and recite them from memory in front of the class. Those who are successful will be rewarded with a large candy bar of their choice!


    GMS is using a trial version of Freckle which has applications for Social Studies. Language Arts, Science, and Math. Students may access Freckle at home. Just go to the Gamewell Middle School webpage, click on the Student tab, then click on Clever. Students can log into Clever using the school gmail account. Freckle is an application inside of Clever. The Clever program is where our online Big Ideas mathbook can be accessed. Student may also log in directly to Freckle but will need a class code. Please let me know if you need my class code.

    Blue Crew T-shirts!

    Cost is $20. Get yours now! The Spirit Club will be selling them in front of the gym in the mornings. Students who purchase a Blue Crew shirt and wear it to school on the day of any game will be given free admission to that game. This is good for the entire year!

    Homework Passes

    I do not give out/use/honor homework passes.

    If the material is important enough for me to assign it, then it is important enough for my students to do it. 


    GMS Chick Fil A Spirit Night

    GMS Chick Fil A Spirit Night Tuesday, Sep 3 from 5 to 8 pm. We need parent volunteers to wipe tables, deliver food, and greet people. If you are able to help us out, even for 30 minutes, please come on over! 


    August 26 - We had an awesome first day!!

    Parents/Guardians, please try to read through and sign as many papers as you can this evening, so we can get them back. If you can only take care of one thing, please take care of the orange colored Health/Medical Form. It is extremely important that we have your child's healthy history on file. Thank you!

    Free/Reduced Lunch

    You can now apply online! Just go to the Caldwell County School website, click on Departments, then Child Nutrition.

    Open House

    August 22 - See you all tonight! Open House is from 4:30 - 6:30.


    It was wonderful getting to know some of my kiddos for this coming year. I loved meeting all of you at Brave Beginnings! I hope you have read our team newsletter and gotten a head start on picking up your school supplies. I have been working hard in our classroom getting it ready for you. I am so excited because I have a feeling this a going to be a great year! If you have any questions at all, about anything, please email me at kmbraswell@caldwellschools.com.

    Oh, and please make sure I get your cell phone number. We will be using Remind this year to stay in contact with our families. It's an easy way to send text messages back and forth. I can send messages to a group (class) or individually.  We use it to send messages about homework, school events, and more. Check it out at Remind.com!

    See you all very soon!!


    Classroom Wish List

    We will always need paper towels and tissues. I have enough to get us started, but once that cooler weather hits, we will be going through tissues like crazy. And, this has been a bad allergy season too. So, if you are able to pick up a box or two for our classroom next time you are out shopping, that would be great! Please don't worry about buying name brands, the cheaper ones work just as well!



    This will be very basic as each teacher has specific requirements but here are some things you will need to get started:

    1. LOTS of pencils and cap erasers. If you use mechanical pencils, make sure you buy LOTS of lead!

    2. Notebook/looseleaf paper - college or wide ruled - up to you.

    3. Two glue sticks

    4. Pack of colored pencils - 8 count should be fine

    5. Three-ring binders - one for each class works best to help be organized. Two-inch is probably best. Don't get a three-inch - it won't fit in the locker!

    6. Dividers - three or four per binder; pocket dividers are nice to have

    7. Highlighters - two should be fine, any color

    8. Self-contained pencil sharpener

    9. Lock for your locker - we do have some locks, but probably not enough for a classroom set. You will be required to provide us with the combination if you do purchase one of your own.

    10. Deodorant! Yes, our middle school students are stinky! We have deodorant breaks after Encore where everyone goes to their locker, gets their deodorant and goes to the bathroom and applies it!

    11. Spiral notebooks - can't say how many you will need, but if they are on sale, you might want to pick up a few.

    12. You will not need a calculator - we have classroom sets.

    13. If you want a water bottle for class, you must get a clear plastic one.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: kmbraswell@caldwellschools.com