New Hebron Christian School

6th Grade

We strive to learn from God’s creation in all area’s of study and to do all for the Glory of God. It is our goal that every student would grasp our yearly objectives and be ready for the next big step in their lives.

Education Objectives

Math: Number Theory, percent, decimals and simple geometry.

Science: Units covered include: Invertebrates and Insect Collection, Trees and Plants, Geology, Introduction into Chemistry and Astronomy. Hands-on labs.

Bible: The life of Christ and the book of Acts.

History: Map skills and American history.

Shurley: Daily opportunities to practice language and apply grammar rules.

Composition: Our focus will be on the process of writing. There will be daily, informal writing as well as longer papers and essays that require the drafting, editing, and revising stages of the writing process. Emphasis will be placed on the organization of an essay, citation of sources, and development of a thesis.

Reading: Accelerated Reader, novels, short stories, and poems. Focus on genre and the elements of a story.

Activities

The Sixth graders have the opportunity to be involved in Cross Country, Basketball and Pep Squad. Annually we hold a Junior High Olympics that sixth graders can participate in. The sixth grade takes a few major field trips such as the “Tour of Crawford County”, the Cave Trip at southern Indiana, and Space Camp (every 5 years). In addition they take small local field trips throughout the year.

Meet the Teachers

Mrs. Sue Wassel

Mrs. Sue Wassel, NHCS Principal, has been teaching for over 20 years at NHCS. She has a BA in Chemistry and is a certified teacher for 6-12th grades in Science, Social Studies and Math.

Mrs. Wassel and her husband Mike have 3 grown children, 2 daughters and 1 son, that were all NHCS graduates. Prior to working at NHCS, Mrs. Wassel was a chemist for Marathon Oil. Her husband is a retired Marathon chemist and the NHCS Treasurer. Mrs. Wassel is actively involved in her church. She is a preschool teacher at Highland Church of Christ and is a member of their Missions Committee.

Mrs. Wassel can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at nhcs@mchsi.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.

Mrs. Kim Edrington

Mrs. Kimberly Edrington is  thrilled to say that she has been teaching at New Hebron for over 20 years. She has a B.S. in Education and has made her home in the Jr. High department. At this time she serves as the Vice Principal. She and her husband Dean have two grown daughters. She is also very blessed to be “Nana” to four precious grandchildren. She loves spending time with them, reading, crafting, and gardening.

Mrs. Edrington is a strong advocate for Christian Education as well as strong academics.  New Hebron is the perfect blending of those two essentials. New Hebron also has a great team of teachers and support staff. She feels very blessed to be a part of this school family.

Mrs. Edrington can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at kdedrington@frontier.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.

Mrs. Katie Danner

Mrs. Danner teaches Composition and Reading classes here at NHCS. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Education from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Mrs. Danner currently resides in Robinson with her husband and 2 daughters. She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family. She attended New Hebron, preschool through 8th Grade, and participated in basketball, quiz bowl, and cross country.

Mrs. Danner can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at dannerk0316@gmail.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.

Mrs. Linda Goodman

Mrs. Goodman is the 4th grade homeroom teacher at NHCS. She also teaches 5th grade Science and 6th grade Math. She lives in Flat Rock, IL, with her husband Phil. They have two adult children, Tom and Emma. Both are alumni of NHCS. Mrs. Goodman has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Mathematics with teacher certification from Eastern Illinois University. She attends Flat Rock United Methodist Church where she plays the organ and teaches Sunday School. She enjoys reading, reducing fractions, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Goodman can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at ljgood70@gmail.com. Class resources & announcements can be accessed on Google Classroom.