Mrs. Gipson's memo is posted Oct. 30-Nov. 13

Please check out my web page for the latest and greatest memo to stay in the know. God's blessings. Mrs. Gipson

Latest and greatest Gr. 6 Memo is posted Oct. 17-31

I look forward to seeing you all at PT conferences next week. Thanks, Mrs. Gipson

Gr. 6 Memo Oct. 2-16 is posted

October, October, October!  Yes, it is the busiest month of the year here at SJS.  Make sure to check out the memo on my web page.  Today is the feast of the Guardian Angels. Make sure you say hello to yours and thank him or her for their never ending duty.  Mrs. Gipson

Gr. 6 Weekly Memo is posted Sept. 18-Oct. 2

Please check out my web page for the latest and greatest memo. We have the Feast of the Archangels on Sept. 29th and The Guardian Angels on Oct. 2.

Here are a few thoughts on Angels:

Angels are the guardians of hope.

Your guardian angel knows you inside and out.

Angels keep it simple and always travel light.

Whenever you hear a bell ringing in the distance, another angel just earned his or her wings.

Angels watch over you wherever you go, day and night.

Know your guardian angel by name.

Your guardian angel helps you find a place when you feel there is no place to go.

Angels carry high beam lights to help you through the darkest of hours.

We are always earthly angels "on call" for those in need.

After all, we are angels in training, all we have to do is spread our wings and fly.



Grade 6 Memo Sept. 5-19 is posted

Please check out  my web page for the latest and greatest memo.  Happy Feast Day to St. Teresa of Calcutta.

"Every act of love is a work of peace, no matter how small!"  Mother Teresa. Great words to live by.

Grade 6 Memo Sept. 5-19 is posted

Gr. 6 Weekly Memo is posted for Aug. 22-Sept. 5

Please check out the homeroom teacher's web page for the "classroom in the news" biweekly news. It will keep you in the "know" for all of the latest and greatest info: upcoming test, projects, important dates etc. Make sure to peruse the online web calendar each week, there will be many important events listed.

I am looking forward to a great year. 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. 4-6


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 green 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. 4-6

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.