Farms has approximately 800 students in 5th and 6th grades. We have 2-3 person teaching teams at Farms who work collaboratively with one another. Academic classes include: science, social studies, math, reading, and writing. Students participate in Encore classes which include keyboarding/computers, Art, peer-to-peer, and physical education. In addition to Encore, students also get a choice of participating in band or vocal music for a full year.
Farms has numerous opportunities for parents to volunteer and stay active in their child’s academic and extracurricular activities. We encourage all parents to join our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Whether it be becoming a board member or chairperson for PTO, or simply signing up to volunteer at one of our school events, we want our parents to be involved! PTO sponsors many activities such as: Superstar Party, Student Lock-ins, Video Truck Game Day, Limo Ride Day, Turkey Trot, Santa Shop, and much more. In addition to these fun activities, parents are encouraged to help with Popcorn and Spirit Store Days; become a copy parent; or, chaperone for field trips throughout the year. A special thank you to our PTO who make all of the fun things happen at Farms!
Encore / Music
At Farms, students have a variety of elective classes that they attend throughout the year. All students are able to choose a music class which is a year-long class. They can choose between vocal music and band. Students participate in their music class for 5th and 6th grade.
In addition to this class, students will participate in one marking period of art and keyboarding (5th grade)/computers (6th grade). Students also participate in physical education for two marking periods. Peer to peer is also an option for students who want to mentor some of our students with special needs.
Peer to Peer
Our Peer-to-Peer class takes the place of one marking period of physical education. Students attend this class every-other-day for one full marking period. These students are peer mentors within the Extended Resource Room class or the general education classroom. Our peers are mentors for students with special needs, and they work within small group settings or one-on-one assisting our students with both academics and social situations.
Highly Capable Cluster
For 5th and 6th grade, we have two teaching teams where we place our Highly Capable Cluster (HCC) students. In addition to differentiated instruction within the classroom, HCC students attend bi-weekly workshops focusing on a variety of accelerated activities and lessons.
Each year, Farms has approximately 80 students that participate in HCC events. We also have a team of parents who lead the organization and instruction. On average, HCC participates in 30 events throughout the school year. Some of the topics include: Game Design, Upper Level Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Financial Literacy, Robotics, and others. We are very lucky to have an amazing parent group that is excited to offer these opportunities to our HCC students!
LOC Student Credit Union
LOC Bank has teamed up with Mr. Anderson and his students for the past several years to offer banking opportunities for all of our students and staff at Farms. Mr. Anderson has approximately 18 student employees who have different responsibilities within the credit union. Each Thursday during lunches, our student employees, along with the supervision of an LOC Federal Credit Union employee, are available to assist students with opening up an account, depositing money, or withdrawing money. We are very grateful for the opportunity to have LOC work with our LOC students teaching them valuable life-long skills.
Farms has a cross country team that is for both 5th and 6th grade students. This takes place in the fall. Students practice 2-3 days per week and also compete in meets during the week and on some weekends. This is a great way for your student to get involved in something at Farms!
Hartland Robotics is a multi-grade level program offering opportunities to learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and life skills that empower students to use Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to create their own futures. Robotics takes place immediately after school and on some weekends.