Welcome to Quarter 4

We had a great first day back! Every student was ready to get right back into the swing of things and it made for a really smooth day.

In Math we are moving forward with 7th grade Quarter 1 standards. This week’s is adding and subtracting rational numbers, and interpreting sums in real world contexts. In order to solve, students need to recall concepts already learned this year. It keeps them engaged in what they are learning!

In Reading we are filling in any gaps not mastered on the Posttest Benchmark in preparation for AZMERIT. 🙂


Students have a homework packet each week this Quarter, in addition to their Reading Log. Please go to the Cactus Canyon Information Night on Wednesday. Your student has a flyer in their backpack!


There will be no tutoring this Quarter.




Mrs Wirth

Benchmarks, and Reports Cards, and Spring Break, Oh My!


I hope you all have a fun and relaxing Spring Break planned at home or on a trip. We are done with Quarter 3, and have completed Benchmarks. A copy of Benchmark Scores, and Report Cards will be sent home after Spring Break.  Please encourage students to read, read, read, read, read, Read, Read, Read, READ, READ, READ over Spring Break! At least 30 minutes per day is the new STAAR standards for Quarter 4 students in 6th grade. Parent support on this is really appreciated.

There was a lot of growth this year, and I am so proud of each student’s effort. Every one is eagerly anticipating Spring Break. Here is a candid photo from this morning.  🙂

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