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A Peek at This Week

Welcome to Mrs. Barragree's middle school website!


 We will be Studying:

*Note: There are tabs for each subject at the top of each webpage. These link to resources for you to use!*

Science: Matter unit: Pure Substances and Mixtures; States of Matter

6th grade Math (1st hour): Percents & Conversions

6th grade Math (2nd hour): Area of Polygons

7th grade Math (3rd hour): Proportions

7th grade Math (4th hour): Ratios, Rates, Proportions, & Slope

Extra Math Practice Recommendations:

  • Khan Academy is available for extra practice, and also allows you to view teaching videos that explain how to do various types of math problems. Sign up and choose the grade level that you have just completed in school for a review of things you know and to learn a few skills you may have skipped!
  • XtraMath is great practice for anyone who wants to improve their memorization of their basic facts. In just 7-10 minutes a day, you will improve your skills and increase your speed on math computations!

Saint-of-the-Day morning prayer:


For 6th grade Reading and Writing with Mrs. Kelly, follow this link to Mrs. Kelly's Website.

For 6th grade Social Studies with Mrs. O'Dowd, follow this link to Mrs. O'Dowd's Website.

For 6th grade Math with Mr. Cochran, follow this link to Mr. Cochran's Website.

For 6th grade Religion with Mrs. Watson, follow this link to Mrs. Watson's Website.

Technology: Click this link for the Typing Club website used at school.


Tests & major Projects this Week:

Tests & major Projects next Week:

  • Monday, January 22 - 7th grade (hour 4) math test (Chapter 5)

Materials We Will Need:

  • Please be sure your child has a scientific calculator (TI 30XS Multiview) and all other assigned school supplies at school.

Notices for Parents:

Please check your child's planner EVERY DAY. This is the best way for us to communicate what your child needs to be completing for class.

Please be sure that your child is wearing the appropriate & complete uniform.

If your child will not be at school for a planned absence, please email or send a note to me ahead of time. If your child is ill, please email me or call the front office that morning by 9:00 to notify us.

Students NEED to have their basic 0-20 addition & subtraction facts and 0-12 multiplication and division facts WELL memorized. Please practice by using XtraMath.com daily at home until mastered. This only takes 7-10 minutes each day.


Upcoming Events:

January 17 - "Make Room for Jesus" spirit shirt & jeans or uniform bottoms

January 19 - all-school Mass

January 22 - Talent Show try-outs after school

January 23 - Potential students' tours (6:00 p.m.) & Kindergarten information night (7:00 p.m.)

January 26 - all-school Mass

January 28 - Sunday Catholic Schools Week masses! (Wear your school uniform to any weekend mass that your family attends. The 11:00 mass is designated as the SHOJ school mass with school students and families serving in the positions at mass.)

January 29-February 2 - Catholic Schools' Week! (Check school newsletter for complete details.)

January 29 - Adoration

January 30 - all-school Spelling Bee

January 30 - "State of the School" parent meeting (6:30 p.m.)

January 31 - all-school Mass

January 31 - Faith Families

January 31 - pre-enrollment for current school families opens

February 2 - Talent Show (9:15 start time)

February 2 - early dismissal (11:30 a.m.); students may leave after the talent show with their parents (probably around 11:00), but need to be checked out by an adult with the student's classroom teacher


Thanks! to:

  • all our students who worked diligently to do their best on the recent MAPS tests!

Birthdays this month:

Jacob, Braden, Ashlyn, Broc, George, and Ava R.!

Click here for birthday treat guidelines.


Website Wonders of the Week:

Pacer Kids Anti-bullying site

Growth Mindset resources to explore

StudyJams for explanations of math and science concepts

SMART Goal-setting Strategy explanation

Online MAPS math activities to practice

Online MAPS reading activities to practice

Learn about Internet safety with a wide variety of information & videos

LearnZillion for lots of explanations for math and English/Language Arts topics.

Dance Mat Typing - fun and practical typing games online

Try Arcadamics for great online games for math, English, reading, and geography! You can compete against the computer, or other online players. Set up a "private game" and invite your SHOJ friends to join you in a cyber-space race.

Learn to play "Go" in 10 days! Japan's pandanet tutorial walks you through the basics of Go.


Incoming 6th graders should be able to:

Look up a passage in the Bible when given the book, chapter number, and verse numbers

Recite these prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition, Grace Before Meals, Grace After Meals, Angel of God, & pray the Rosary (may use a guide, but should have the prayers memorized)

Have all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts memorized through 12's

Know whole-number and decimal place values

Add and subtract decimal numbers and fractions

Multiply and divide decimals by whole numbers

Multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers

Multiply and divide with multi-digit whole numbers, expressing remainders as fractions or decimals

Measure length to the nearest 1/8 inch and nearest millimeter (PRACTICE this at home!)

Read and write fluently in cursive with correct letter formation

Read a map using the compass rose, legend, and scale

Copy accurately from a textbook or the board to their own paper

Write complete, gramatically correct sentences

Write stories and reports of at least 5-7 paragraphs

Look up words in a dictionary using the guidewords at the top of the page

Spell their complete legal name

Write their home address accurately, as it should appear on an envelope

Use online search engines (such as OneKey) and key words

Type using correct "home row" keyboarding skills (Use Technology link for online keyboarding practice.)