Oak Manor Sixth Grade Center

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Upcoming Events



    UPCOMING CALENDAR DATES **Tuesday, February 21st-Healthworks***THIS DATE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 4/13/2017**
    Monday, March 27th-Ring Lardner Visit-8:45am to 10:30am-JS/MI/MP
    Tuesday, March 28th-Ring Lardner Visit-8:45am to 10:30am-CS/RP/KK
    Wednesday, March 29th-Ring Lardner Visit-8:45am to 10:30am JF/SC/KS
    Friday, March 31st-1/2 Day Dismissal for all 10:43am -End of 3rd Marking Period
    Monday, April 10th-School Resumes
    Friday, April 14th- Students & Staff 1/2 day dismissal 10:43am
    Monday, April 17th- NWEA TESTING WINDOW BEGINS
    Friday, April 21st- Students & Staff 1/2 day dismissal 10:43am
    Thursday, May 11th-Spring Choir Concert @7pm@NSH
    Monday, May 29th- MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL
    Monday, June 12th-1/2 Day Students & Staff 10:43am
    Tuesday, June 13th-1/2 Day Students Last Day 10:43 Dismissal-Teachers Full Day










    We hope you enjoy time with your families!



     30 of our Oak Manor School student’s artwork has been selected for the 2017 Community Student Art Exhibit 

    Held at:

    Box Factory for the Arts

    1101 Broad Street

    Saint Joseph, MI

    Phone (269) 983-3688

     Exhibition Dates: April 8th thru 29th


    Monday thru Friday hours – 10-4

    Saturday hours – 10-4

    Sunday hours 1-4 pm


    Judging will be held on Friday, April 7th, 2017.


    The reception for the students and families will occur on Tuesday, April 11, from 6-8 pm. The ceremony will be presented at 6:30.

    Please plan to visit the art show before it closes on April 29, 2017

    It is an honor to have our students represent our school with such wonderful artwork. Each student has put much effort and time into his or her project, and it is especially nice to have an art show like this one to share our best work with visitors throughout our community. 

    Mr. Morgan
    Art Teacher


    Student Name:  Mackenzie Higbee

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Cheyne Cheney

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Victoria Yates

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Sheccid Torres Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Isabella Moore

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Samarah Custard

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Peyton Botyard

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Jenna Kiesler

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Lyric Hill

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Jalyn Tural

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Tyler Hollis

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Andrew Hartman

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Lilly Melead

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Kailyn Miller

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Kaitlyn Salinas

    Grade:  6th Grade
    Student Name:  Mason Peterson

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name: Mary Saylor

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Arely Domingo Pureco

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Cody Pelley

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Hannah Hollingsworth

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Allera Morrison

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Simmon Brown

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Maggie Morin

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Justin Skylor

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Matthew Rowe Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Devin Owen

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Mariah Steinke

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  McKayla Bock

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Ashlyn Thompson

    Grade:  6th Grade


    Student Name:  Ethan Thornhill

    Grade:  6th Grade

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Welcome To Oak Manor Sixth Grade Center!
Oak Manor is a unique building in that it is dedicated to the transition of our students from elementary school to the secondary experience.  Students are placed on teams for the year, but have a varied specials schedule throughout each semester.  Oak Manor offers 1-1  computing for our 6th graders, who use and apply all kinds of technology applications within their lessons.  
For those of you who use social media, Oak Manor now has an "official" Facebook page.  The page is called Oak Manor 6th Grade Center--not to be confused with "sixth" grade center.  We hope to publish pictures, events, reminders on this page to better communicate with our families. We hope you check us out!
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call or email. 
Adam Burtsfield
Principal, Oak Manor 6th Grade Center
683-7484, ext 10300

Bullying Awareness

  • Definition of Bullying 

    Defined as repeated, persistent, harmful behavior, where an imbalance of power exists, intended to cause fear, distress, or harm to another person's body, emotions, self-esteem or reputation, that substantially interferes with a student's ability to benefit from the educational environment.

    Examples of Bullying Behavior

    Physical Bullying is the most obvious-using physical actions to gain power and control over their targets. These would include kicking, punching, slapping, shoving or physical attacks.

    Verbal Bullying is using words in a negative way to insult, tease or put down in order to gain power over another person's life.

    Cyberbullying is using technology, such text messages, emails or social media by spreading rumors, mean words or lies. These can be spread quickly and anonymously. Internet safety rules for all students should be followed to monitor social media internet safety.

    Relational Bullying is exluding someone from joining or being part of a group, whether the lunch table, game, sport or social activity.

    Non-Retaliation/False Reporting:

    Making intentionally false reports about bullying/aggressive behavior for the purpose of getting someone in trouble will not be tolerated. Giving false information or false reporting is considered a form of bullying behavior and could result in disciplinary action.

    We always encourage students to speak with one of our adults at Oak Manor at anytime. For all the prevention we have in place, unless we know or witness a situation it is difficult to know that a child is being bullied. Students may be withdrawn, not want to come to school or may have a change in their appetite or become moody.

    Families can help by teaching students to respect one another, be kind to each other and general manners and empathy. Fostering a child's confidence and self worth and "to do the right thing" will go far. 

    If you believe a bullying situation is happening please call our office at 269-683-7484.

    An excellent resource site, StopBullying.gov,click on link below.




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