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6th Grade Team Lead
6th Grade Team Lead Katie Tito
Caitlin Dinneen
6th Grade Team
  Rachel Clark (408) 423-2952 6th Grade Teacher
  Mary Fries (408) 423-2954 6th Grade Teacher
  Ashley Frost (408) 423-2957 6th Grade Teacher
  Jennifer Germann (408) 423-2856 ex: 2856 Resource Teacher
  Katie Gilchrist (408) 423-2853 Music Teacher
  Ramsey Habib (408) 423-2871 6th Grade Teacher
  Rachel Hilario Pigg (408) 423-2948 ex: 2948 6th Grade Science Teacher
  Margaret Jackson (408) 423-2966 Read 180 / EL Teacher
  Ivy Lazaro (408) 423-2929 Resource Teacher
  Sheila Martin (408) 423-2925 History Teacher
  Ashley McCole (408) 423-2959 6th Grade Teacher
  Stacy Olsen-O'Leary (408) 423-2922 6th Grade Teacher
  Elle Pan Teacher
  John Sugrue (408) 423-2930 ex: 2930 6th Grade Teacher
  Tammy Teng (408) 423-2949 Science Teacher
  Katie Tito 6th Grade Teacher
  Phanom Wacht (408) 423-2957 ex: 2975 6th Grade Teacher

6th Grade

Welcome Aboard, 6th graders! 

We're so excited to welcome you into our Peterson Community.  We are in strange new times, but one thing is for certain: when you're a Peterson Pirate, you have a whole crew to support you!

Please take a moment to sail around our site and familiarize yourself with your potential teachers. Then, we encourage you to explore the Peterson School Loop page to see all the experiences we have to offer.

We look forward to meeting you soon! 

Join us for Pirate Kick Off!

Get prepared for being a member of our Pirate community -- attend Pirate Kick Off on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 8:00am - 11:45am. 

You'll tour our beautiful campus, meet our friendly staff, and meet other kids.  Please join us for an unforgettable experience!  For more information, please see the Pirate Kick Off flyer linked below:

2022 Pirate Kick Off Flyer

Inicio pirata 2022

Sample 6th Grade Schedule

Here at Peterson, 6th-grade students often see three to four teachers a day. Scheduling a student's day considers things like Math Placement and enrollment in Band/Orchestra, among other factors. No matter the schedule or teachers they see, all students will receive a meaningful and rigorous education at Peterson! 

Sample Schedule for a student: 

Per 1 - Math (Teacher A)

Per 2 - Social Studies (Teacher B)

SSR/Brunch

Per 3 - PE (Teacher A) + Orchestra (Teacher C)

Lunch

Per 4 - Language Arts (Teacher B)

Per 5 - Reading (Teacher A)

Per 6 - Science (Teacher D) 

What is Peterson +?

The Peterson + Program is an alternative 6th grade program that offers a unique opportunity for 6th grade students.  Currently, four teachers lead this program and provide a different approach to 6th grade curriculum.  The program is designed for the STUDENT who wants extra challenge and rigor.  

Please consider middle school choices carefully.  Characteristics of such a student includes someone who is self-driven, being an avid learner, wanting to rise to challenges and able to think critically.

The "+" aspect is in the areas of Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies

  • Science is taught to all sixth grade students by teachers who hold Single Subject teaching credentials in Science.
  • Math classes for all sixth grade students will be determined by a "multiple measures matrix" placement

Students in the Peterson + Program may have extra homework.

Enrollment for the Peterson + program occurs during Open Enrollment.  See the Open Enrollment and Peterson + page for more information.