Gr. 6 Memo April 11-April 24 is posted

My latest and greatest memo is posted on my web page.

Happy Easter Season!  May the Good Lord continue to bless us always and in all ways. 

Mrs. Gipson

Gr. 6 Memo is posted for March 27-April 10

Please check my web page for the latest and greatest memo.

Have a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter.  Mrs. Gipson

Grade 6 Memo March 6-29 is now published

Please check out the latest memo.  Wow! Tempus Fugit.  I cannot believe we are half way though Lent, the 4th quarter is about to start and spring break is in the close future.

I would like to wish you all an IRISH BLESSING

May there always be work for your hands to do... may your purse always hold a coin or two... may the sun always shine on your windowpane, may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain... may the hand of a friend always be near you, may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you and until we meet again, may GOD hold you in the palm of his hand.

Gr. 6 memo Feb. 20-March 6 is posted

Please check out my web page for the latest and greatest memo.  Mrs. Gipson

Gr. 6 Memo Feb. 6-20 is posted.

Please check out my web page for the latest and greatest memo. Also, make sure you check the online calendar as state assessments will be starting in March.

Valentine's Day parties will be on Tuesday the 13th at 1:30 p.m.

Mrs. Gipson

6th Grade memo for Jan. 23-Feb. 6 is published

Please check out my webpage for the latest and greatest memo.  I would like to wish everyone a Happy National Catholic School's Week and hope to see many of you through out the week. I know I will not be able to dance quite as well as I used to, but hopefully I can still shake a leg at Dance in Sister's Shoes Event on Weds. Jan. 31st.  Mrs. Gipson

Happy Kansas Day Jan. 29th

Grade 6 Memo Jan. 9-23 is published

Happy New Year.  Time sure has  gone quickly. We are in the final semester of 6th grade. Please check out my web page for the latest and most up to date memo. Mrs. Gipson

Grade 6 Memo Dec. 5-19 is published

Please check my web page out for the latest and final memo of the semester. Thanks, Mrs. Gipson

Memo Nov. 15-Dec. 1 is published

Please check out my web page for my latest and greatest Memo.  Yes, Christmas Around the World will be coming up soon. The students will know their country on Nov. 17th. The program will be Weds. Dec. 13th. We will have a sack lunch day Monday Nov. 27th after break.

May everyone have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.  Please remember to not take for granted all the little blessings that come our way each day:

Like a smile

Fresh air to breathe

A helping hand

A kind word

A nice house to live in

Food to eat

The joy of hearing laughter

The crunch of leaves when walking

Freedom to pray

A gentle hug

Our families

and most of all our life

and remember to thank God from whom all blessings flow.

Love, Mrs. Gipson

Welcome to Mrs. Gipson's Class

Welcome back to school. I am looking forward to a great year.  I hope to form each of my students to live in the Image of Christ.

Each day, I have a 5 part mission that my students, learn something new, grow in holiness and grace, have an experience to fill up their suitcase of life, feel loved, and that I get to know each of them well.

Look for a Memo every other week to keep up with the latest and greatest happenings in my room.

Here is to a SUPER DUPER year. Mrs. Gipson

Discipline/Demerits gr. 5-6


We will use the Demerit System in the upper grades at St. Joseph School. Please see the attached card for infractions that may result in a demerit.  Students will receive 2 demerit cards.  The yellow one will be for behavior issues. The blue one will be for academic issues.  This will allow the office a better means of keeping track of behavioral referrals.


5 demerits = 30 minute detention

10 demerits=60 minute detention

15 demerits=1 day in-school suspension

20 demerits=2 day in-school suspension


A student will have a “clean slate” at the end of each 9 week grading period and receive 2 new demerit cards.  An extra incentive will be given to those who have no demerits at the end of each quarter.

Homework Philosophy Gr. 5-6

Late Work

Students will be docked 5% each day for late work and may be kept in from recess to complete the unfinished work. A demerit may also be issued.



Homework Philosophy

Students in every grade have homework.  Typically homework should be 50-60 minutes a night.  By the upper grades, students should be able to do their lessons independently for the most part.  Homework reinforces newly learned skills and is essential in helping children review and master new knowledge and concepts.