Welcome Mavericks "LEVEL UP"
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and welcome our student to the sixth grade at Murphey Middle School. My name is Mrs. Chronnia Warren, and this will be my third year teaching World Area Studies at MMS. I am an Army veteran, who proudly served our country for eleven years and native of Augusta. I am a graduate of the University of Maryland University College with a major in social science with the concertation in psychology.
Sixth grade is the first year of a two-year World Area Studies course. Sixth grade students study Latin America, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The goal of this two-year course is to acquaint middle school students with the world in which they live. The geography domain includes both physical and human geography. The intent of the geography domain is for students to begin to grasp the importance geography plays in their everyday lives. The government/civics domain focuses on selected types of government found in the various areas so that students begin to understand the variety of governments in the world. The economics domain builds on the K-5 economics standards; however, the focus shifts from the United States to how other countries answer the basic questions of economics. The history domain focuses on major events in each region during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Sixth Grade is an imperative time for emerging middle schoolers, with that in mind; we have many expectations for our students at MMS and I do as well as their teacher. One of the biggest is being responsible for assignments and actions. I understand that the first year of middle school is a different learning environment and can be a challenging experience for students but it is imperative that we communicate and stay abreast of all issues and struggles that our new middle schooler will face. One factor and a very essential part will be that you follow up at home with assignments, projects, homework, correspondences, and reinforcing positive behavior (at all times). At this stage in your child’s education he/she is beginning to become more independent and may not share most of the information with you. Independence is great and a goal I definitely encourage in my classroom, but your child’s educational success still demands your support. I write you this letter hoping to establish a partnership between you and I during this school year; which will result in a positive and successful school year for our student.
I am excited and look forward to teaching and exploring our area of studies with our student this school year!