Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mission Intermediate Grade Center is the home of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.

Currently we have 5 fourth grade classrooms, 5 fifth grade classrooms, and 5 sixth grade classrooms. We have a departmentalized LD Resource program of three classrooms, as well as a Speech/Language program.

4th grade students have one instructor throughout the day in a self-contained classroom, except for the time that they are in their Specials class (Music, Art, or PE). The 5th and 6th grades are in a departmentalized format with teachers providing instruction in each individual subject area: Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.  All are designed to accommodate the hands-on activities and projects included in the curriculum.

All 5th grade students in Oklahoma are tested in five content areas: Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies and Writing. Each of the 5th grade teachers is responsible to teach the curriculum for one specific subject. This arrangement gives each teacher more time to prepare daily lessons that meet current 5th grade Oklahoma Academic Standards, incorporate hands-on learning activities, and implement best practices for learning.

6th grade students have the opportunity to take Pre-AP Math.  Mrs. Waller, our 6th grade math teacher has had extra training in Pre-AP/AP (Advanced Placement) provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the University of Tulsa. Students participating in these classes are working above grade level and exhibited high scores on the 5th grade OCCT Math test.

Mission IGC has a Media Center staffed by Mrs. Susan Landers (certified Media Specialist) and Ms. Jessica Chrisman (library assistant).

We have three internet-connected computer labs housing 25 (PC) computers in each.  There is a computer lab located in the fourth grade hallway, one in the fifth grade hallway, and one in the sixth grade hallway. Mission IGC students have a minimum of one fifty-minute period in the computer lab weekly. Every classroom has a minimum of two computers available for student use at the discretion of the teacher.

Fourth and Fifth grade students attend Music with Mr. Shelly Ash, Art with Mrs. Kristi Mowery, and Physical Education with Mrs. Brenda Flanary on a three-day rotation.

Sixth grade students choose between being in beginning band or having a three day rotation of Music, Art, and P.E.

Ms. Judy Martin is the full-time counselor for Mission IGC. Ms. Martin is available to assist students, parents, and teachers as needed. Mrs. Martin supervises the Mission IGC Peer Mediation program, the Gifted and Talented Program, and works with small groups of students on various topics. She is available for individual counseling upon request of the student, teacher, or parent, as time permits.

Michele Anderson is the Mission IGC Registrar and Chrissie McGrath is the Mission IGC Receptionist. They work diligently to fulfill the office needs for the Mission IGC office.

Barbara Jordan, Title 1 Remedial Specialist, works with individual students who need extra help in Reading and/or Math.

Title I Teacher Assistants are available to assist Mission IGC students, especially in the areas of Reading and Math, throughout the school day in the classrooms.