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Happy to Meet You...

Greetings. With the closure of schools during the COVID-19 crisis, I invite you to read the posts and links I have provided here. Although schools may be closed, learning never stops. Please join me in Google Classroom where your student can continue his or her sixth grade year through the use of this great technology. See you there!



Office Hours
Office hours: Beginning Monday, April 13, my office hours will be 10:00-11:00am M-F. I am available to answer your questions about Google Classroom, ReadWorks assignments, etc... You may drop in ANYTIME during the hour, ask your question, and get on with your day. Office hours are 100% OPTIONAL.
Meeting ID: 413-033-7852
Password: 930152

Google Classroom, Zoom Login Information


Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

I am available throughout the day via Google Classroom (www.classroom.google.com) and email (wcherekos@ballcharterschools.org), but beginning tomorrow (4/6), I will be on Zoom from 11:00am-12:00pm weekdays. If you care to join me, you will need the following information:

Q&A with Mrs. Cherekos

11:00am-12:00pm M-F


Meeting ID: 413-033-7852

Password: 930152

IMPORTANT: Please log into Google Classroom first thing every day. There you will find your daily assignments for ALL core classes.

  • Usernames are the first initial of your first name, first initial of your middle name (if you have one), and your entire last name, followed by @hearnclassroom.org.
  • Your password is ballcharter.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help. Have a great day!

~Mrs. Cherekos

Hello, everyone. Due to recent global events, our school is closed for the remainder of the school year and that means we get to keep learning, just in a new way. I will be using Google Classroom as the conduit for communicating assignments, discussion questions, and more. Students may access Google Classroom at www.classroom.google.com and log in using their credentials provided in Technology class. If students need assistance retrieving login information or are new to our school, please email me at wcherekos@ballcharterschools.org and I will provide this information.

I urge you to log into Google Classroom this week and “check it out” so that you feel confident on Monday when I post assignments for the week. Students will be part of a classroom and a chat room, and will participate in discussions, read interesting stories and passages, and have some fun along the way.

As always, I am available via email with questions. Have a great day and I’ll “see” you in Google Classroom soon!

Best regards,

Mrs. Cherekos

Resources Update

Hello, everyone. With schools being closed as the state, nation, and globe fight COVID-19, you may find yourself thinking, "What would Mrs. Cherekos want me to do right now?" Well, I have the answer! Of course I do.
Now is a great time to read; read books, magazines, newspapers (those antiquated bundles of paper dropped in people's driveways), websites, graphic novels... You name it, there is so much to read!
You can also head over to my Links page and get clicking. You have access to Google Classroom, MobyMax, and much more!
Lastly, under the Students tab from the main page, you can access work assigned from the MyPerspectives textbook. If you don't have your textbook with you, that's okay. I have scanned the pages for you.
Challenge: You know about primary sources and now is your chance to write a primary source! That's right, because you are living through a time that is historic and your perspective is important. I challenge you to journal or blog about what is going on right now as told only by you.
Here are some questions to consider: How do you feel? How are you spending your days and with whom are you spending them? What do you miss most about the "olden days" (you know, three weeks ago) and what do you love about our "new normal?" Does this inspire you to become a medical professional, a first responder, a government leader, a leader within your community? Have you noticed people doing nice things for others? What are you doing for your health?
There are so many directions your journal or blog can take and I look forward to seeing what you come up with (if you care to share).
However you spend this time, I hope you are well and that you are spending quality time with the people who matter most to you. Oh, and I hope you are reading something amazing!
~Mrs. Cherekos

Welcome to 6th Grade

The new school year is already off to a great start and I'm glad you stopped by the site to check things out! If you have not already, please visit www.SpellingCity.com/wcherekos and bookmark it. You may find this website not only helpful to you and your student, but also fun.
The Fall Festival is next month and the 6th Grade Team is already working on the basket to be raffled off at the fest. Our basket's theme is "Coffee on the Run" and we are very excited. If you would like to contribute coffee-related items or gift cards (Starbucks, Dunkin, Dutch Bros., QuikTrip, etc.), please send them in with your student and we will be happy to add them to our basket. It's going to be great!
Have a restful weekend.

Spring Conferences and 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly Information

Spring conferences are this week and I look forward to meeting with you and your student at our scheduled appointment time. As a reminder, 6th grade students will be dismissed at 12:15 pm this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Additionally, the 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Friday, March 22. Please join us in the MPR to celebrate your student on this day.
Have a great spring break (March 11-15)!

Second Quarter Awards Assembly

The 6th grade awards assembly for Quarter Two is scheduled for Friday, January 11th at 2:00 pm. Please join us in the MPR to celebrate your student!

Conferences October 10-11, 2018

It's difficult to think that we will have conferences in two short weeks! Please check with your student for the conference sign up slip that was sent home today. Conference times will be assigned based on first returned, first served.

Early Release and the 40th Day of School

Our next early release is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26 at 12:15pm. The 40th day of school is Friday, September 28. This quarter is zooming by!

Early Release and Labor Day Holiday

Our first early release is on Wednesday, August 29. Sixth grade dismissal time is 12:15 pm.
The Labor Day Holiday is right around the corner! School will be closed Monday, September 3 for the holiday and Tuesday, September 4 for staff development. Have a great 4-day weekend.