Dear 6th Grader and Family,
Congratulations...you made it! Even though we are experiencing difficult times with COVID-19 I would like for us to stay positive and optimistic. Welcome to 6th grade and your first year at Hornsby 6-8. I want to share a few things about myself. I am originally from Colorado, but have been in Georgia for the past 26 years. I am a graduate of Butler High School where I met my high school sweetheart. We have two amazing children, one boy and one girl.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Voorhees College, Go Tigers! I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. This is my 17th year in the Richmond County School System. I have been a Bookkeeper, Parent Facilitator, ISS Teacher, and now currently your sixth grade Math Teacher. Teaching has forever been in my heart, and I am passionate about the education of our youth.
In my classroom, we will be studying math broken up into 7 units. Get ready to make your mark! I hope you are as excited as I am to get this new school year started. I am thrilled to be your teacher, and look forward to a fun and productive year together. Be ready to bring your “A” game. As a 6th grade student at Hornsby, you will have many expectations and responsibilities.
I believe in a safe environment. We will work hard all year long building a classroom that encourages risk-taking, thinking, respect, trust, and a sense of ownership among all students. I believe that parents, teacher, and students must work as a team to achieve our highest potential. I value your input, and I thank you in advance for your support during this exciting school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or telephone. If emailing, please expect a response within 24 hours. I look forward to seeing you during open house.
Mrs. Shahada Whitaker, 6th Grade Math Teacher
Phone: (706) 823-6960
Please make sure to access www.rcboe.org to complete the online application if you wish to participate in the virtual learning school by August 7th. If your child will be reporting back to school for face-to-face instruction you will not need to complete this application.
All parents are required to access infinite campus and update all personal information prior to the start of the school year.