Welcome to Sixth Grade!
Sixth grade is full of firsts. Since sixth grade is the beginning of middle school, students often change classes for the first time. Though students normally weave among only three core teachers, they enjoy the experience of class periods and different teachers. It is a time of organization and time management as well. Core subjects include science, history, English, literature, and mathematics. Additionally, students participate in various resource classes that have included physical education, art, music, and library. The middle school faculty work to encourage student responsibility and independence as the year progresses.
Another first is the opportunity to be a part of athletic teams. Sixth grade boys may participate in cross country, football, and basketball while our sixth grade girls may choose from cross country, cheerleading, volleyball, and basketball.
We continue to participate in lower school monthly chapel programs and host one during the school year. Community service is emphasized, and students are challenged to do for others before thinking of themselves. Each year the sixth grade class sponsors a Kenston Cares food drive that benefits a local food bank. Students strive to reach their goal and are enthusiastic about the opportunity to do something good for the community. Service projects have included writing servicemen, sponsoring Salvation Army angel tree angels, making blankets for the Linus Project, participating in Operation Christmas Child, and cleaning school grounds.
Annually, the class takes part in an overnight field trip. Recently, we have discovered the treasures found in Richmond, our own backyard. While many of us shop or work in the area, few have explored the historical riches it offers. We visit many sites from the Colonial period to the Civil War era. The overnight experience helps the students gain a sense of teamwork and class unity. Ultimately, the trip always provides incredible experiences and unforgettable memories.
There is no better place to begin the middle school experience than Kenston Forest School!