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.

Composition: Some long term writing projects. Paragraph practice, sentence and word exercises. Persuasive, Narrative, and Expository writing styles are taught. Introduction to a thesis statement.

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

Reading: Accelerated Reader, novels, short stories, and poems. Focus on the elements of a story and how to analyze literature.

History: Map skills and American history

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


    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.

Daily School Schedule

8:15 – 9:00 ———————————————————– Bible (Edrington)

9:00 – 9:45 ———————————————————– Shurley English (Edrington)

9:45 – 10:30 ——————————————————— Math (Wassel)

10:30 – 11:00 ——————————————————- Break

11:00 – 11:30 ——————————————————- Science (Wassel)

11:30 – 12:15 ——————————————————- Computer (Goodman)

12:15 – 1:00 ——————————————————— Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 ———————————————————– History (Edrington)

1:45 – 2:30 ———————————————————- Reading/Composition (Danner)

2:30 – 3:00 ———————————————————– Study Hall (Edrington)

Meet the Teachers

Mrs. Sue Wassel

Subjects: Math, Science

    Mrs. Sue Wassel, NHCS Principal, has been teaching for 17 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 has been married to her husband, Mike, for 32 years. They 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 Mike is also a chemist at Marathon and is the NHCS Treasurer.

    Mrs. Wassel is actively involved at NHCS and in her church. She has served as our Principal for 5 years. She offers after school tutoring for those in need and is also a Quiz Bowl Sponsor. She is a preschool teacher at Highland Church of Christ and is a member of their Missions Committee.

Mrs. Kim Edrington

Subjects: Bible, Shurley Language, History

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 Principle.

She has been married to her husband, Dean, for 23 years, and they have two grown daughters. She is also very blessed to be “Nana” to three 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.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Edrington at any time.

Mrs. Katie Danner

Subjects: Reading, Composition

Mrs. Katie Danner is entering her 2nd year teaching 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 18-month-old daughter. She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her little family.

Mrs. Danner attended New Hebron, preschool through 8th Grade, and participated in basketball, quiz bowl, and cross country. She is a member of Pleasant Ridge Christian Church, where she leads worship, directs VBS, and helps out with the children’s ministry.

Mrs. Danner can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at dannerk0316@gmail.com.

Mrs. Linda Goodman

Subjects: Computer

Mrs. Linda Goodman is entering her 9th year at NHCS. She lives in Flat Rock, IL, with her husband Phil. They have two children, Tom – a sophomore at the University of Illinois – and Emma who is a junior at Robinson High School. 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.