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Sixth Grade

Sixth graders engage in a variety of learning activities and projects. Activities include annual Shakespeare and folk tale performances, Renaissance and Silk Road Bazaar role plays, a planetary research project, plate tectonics-building and experiments with igneous rocks.  Students also attend annual art/architecture field trips, as well as places like Diana Wortham Theatre and the Warren Wilson College challenge course. In sixth grade, we focus on community building efforts. We “grow” our community through class meetings, team-building activities, group projects and experiential field trips.

Teaching Staff

Name Phone Ext. Title
John Hall 611 Sixth Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher
Kinsey Steere 625 6th Grade Math and Science Teacher
Marni Rubin-Flanigan 620 Middle School Teaching Assistant

Recent Classroom News

15 Years of Shakespeare in the Valley!

FIFTEEN YEARS OF SHAKESPEARE IN THE VALLEY: AN ARTSPACE JOURNEY - John Hall, 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher I began my teaching job at ArtSpace Charter School in the fall of 2003, ...

Silk Road Bazaar in Western North Carolina!

[caption id="attachment_7620" align="alignleft" width="200"] A Silk Road buddhist poet explaining his inspiration to become a poet.[/caption] Right before winter break sixth graders at ArtSpace journeyed back in time to Samarkand and the Great Silk Road ...

Field Trips – Real World Integration

[caption id="attachment_7583" align="alignleft" width="224"] 4th grader examining insect life in the Cradle of Forestry.[/caption] SWANNANOA, NC, October 11, 2016 - At ArtSpace Charter School  arts integrated experiences are expected on a day to day basis; it ...

ArtSpace Charter School Elects and Inducts 2016-17 Student Council

On Wednesday, August 31st ArtSpace Charter School had their elections for the 2016-17 Student Council. Student Council serves as a student government program which provides opportunities for leadership and a “channel” for students to voice ...

John Hall Chosen to Attend a Shakespeare Workshop

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR HUMANITIES - John Hall, a teacher from ArtSpace Charter School has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 26 seminars and institutes supported ...

STEAM Expo

SWANNANOA, NC - March 3rd - Students at ArtSpace took part in the school’s third annual STEAM Expo.  STEAM is an expansion of the National Science Foundation’s acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to include ...

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You!

SWANNANOA, NC- The ArtSpace stage will be filled with exciting performances, informances and special events throughout December and January!  This week is the 4th Annual Medieval Faire hosted by ArtSpace 6th graders.This is not a ...

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You!

SWANNANOA, NC - The ArtSpace Stage has some exciting theatre and multi-media productions coming in October that promise to engage, educate, and entertain.  Coming next week, on October 8, the 7/8th grade Theatre Arts elective ...

A+ 20th Anniversary Conference: Celebrate Arts Integration

[caption id="attachment_6845" align="alignleft" width="201"] A+ Fellow Michelle Pearson leads attendees in an energizing movement celebration.[/caption] DURHAM, NC, August 3-5, 2015 - The A+ Schools program of the North Carolina Arts Council celebrated 20 years of ...
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