Welcome to 6th Grade
  • Welcome


    Elementary Back to School Night

    Thursday, July 27th 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM


     School starts

    Monday, July 31st, 2023

    8:40AM to 3:30 PM

    *6th Grade enters through the south gate near the bike rack. Students may be on the south playground beginning at 8:30 AM. The first bell is at 8:40 AM. The late bell is at 8:45 AM. On the first day of school, the teachers will meet the students on the south playground. After the first day, students will go directly to specials for attendance and their first class. 


    SUPPLY LIST for 6th Grade 2023-2024

    School Supply List




    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) or Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a systematic approach to ensuring that all students receive the behavioral and social emotional support to succeed in school.

    Highland Lakes School implements a Positive Behavior Support System
    ( www.AzPBIS.org ). Our goal is to teach and reinforce expectations of all students in
    both academics and behavior to ensure their success  while at school.

    This school-wide system provides students with consistent consequences on a multi-
    step process. Sixth grade students are provided a PBIS card to carry with them at all times. 
    In order to familiarize yourself and your student with the expectations, please click the link below for the Highland Lakes School Wide Expectations Matrix.
    Also, the student handbook is provided below.
    In addition, positive behaviors will be positively rewarded.  Reinforcing positive behavior benefits all students and increases learning in the classroom. 
    Please refer any specific questions to your child's homeroom teacher.
    Thank you,
    The 6th Grade Team 




  • Canvas Link Picture

    If you are looking to access course readings, power points, documents, and assignment submission, remember to log in to Canvas!  If you have any problems - just let me know!

    If you have questions about Canvas, check out the Canvas Guides (you can search for your question)

    Interested in being an observer of your child's account use this link, parent resources ,  to set-up your own account.  This is a great way to track progess and view assignment feedback.

  •  Power Schools Picture LInk

    Follow your student's grades.  Contact the office for your parent account.


  • Hi everyone,

    If you plan on volunteering this year, I need a few things from you. 6th grade does NOT currently have any overnight field trips planned, but we will be scheduling a one 'day' field trip this November.  More information will be coming home in a few weeks.  We wanted to provide you with volunteer information early if you need to attend a volunteer training session. Please read the details below.

    • ALL parents who have ALREADY completed volunteer training, need to fill out paperwork on an ANNUAL basis. No exceptions. All paperwork is digitized this year, so parents need to scan the QR code in order to access the forms. The QR code is pictured below as well as attached to the email.  
    • This is only for people who are already trained.


    If you are planning on attending a field trip this year:
    • All chaperones must be volunteer trained AND need to have completed their online paperwork
    • Overnight chaperones need to have a valid fingerprint clearance card and a copy of driver's license on file (6th grade has NO overnight trips planned at this time)
    Things to know:
    • A volunteer is someone who regularly donates their time.
    • One-time events like class parties and Bearathon do not require training (this will probably change next year, so I encourage all to take the training.


    Most questions can be answered by looking here first.


    Thank you!! 
    The 6th Grade Team


  • SEL resources

    (Resources for families)




    Mrs. Schuch /Math

    Mr. Marano's Picture






    Mr. Marano/ SS/Science

    Mrs. Stutesman

    Mrs. Stutesman/ELA