Homework Hotline for All Classes 

Quarter 3 ends on March 16

National History Day Regional Awards! 

This past Saturday, 62 Eastwood students participated in the National History Day Regionals competition at IUPUI.  Students used feedback from the Eastwood fair to revise their projects and were ready to demonstrate their expertise on their topic.  We are very proud of their polished presentations, community support for each other during the awards ceremony, and their commitment to learning.  A special congratulations to the 8 6th grade students who will move onto the State competition, April 14th at Ivy Tech!

Wednesday Morning Student Support sessions 

  • A great time to make up work after absences!
  • Specific assignment help with a teacher
  • NHD collaboration and work time 
  • Students MUST have an orange pass signed be a teacher!

Parents: Remind – Text Communication Instructions – EW6 

  • Sign Up is Easy!    Text @mrvint to 81010 to join


Skyward is our official grade book


  • See your child’s individual class progress
  • See scores on graded work
  • Identify missing assignments
  • Send & receive messages from teachers
  • Grades in Canvas DO NOT automatically transfer & are NOT official grades


What are Conduct Scores in Middle School?

How is your child conducting themselves at school?  In middle school it is more than just “good behavior”, we want to see students actively following our IB Learner Profiles and classroom Essential Agreements.  Please review the MSDWT Conduct Grading Scale   (as published in Agenda Book on p.110).   Ask, is your child “living the IB Learner Profiles?”


 6th Grade's Focus Five      our five big deals

Student Agenda Book  Complete daily at school. Parents use the Digital Homework Page to double-check that ALL homework assignments are completed with quality!

Checking Skyward  weekly for academic progress in every class and to verify that all student work has been turned in

Reading for pleasure  for 30 minutes every night of story that captures their interests

Utilizing Wednesday Student Support   sessions for specific help and enrichment in academic classes

Essential Agreements  are important behavioral benchmarks we use as an active members in the Eastwood Community


Canvas is Eastwood's Blended-Learning Environment

Grades from Canvas will NOT automatically transfer into Skyward.  Canvas gives students and teachers one location to own and manage learning.  It is  a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place.  Canvas can dramatically increase student-teacher communication and it personalizes the classroom in a way that is impossible using traditional means.  It’s a powerful tool that supports learning and instruction on any device at any time.  Learn more about Canvas here: https://youtu.be/7tdrDiVSyLA


The EAGLE NEWS Monthly Newsletter 
- Stay connected within our Eagle community!


Welcome New 6th Graders!

     As you make the move to Middle School, we the 6th grade teachers welcome you on your next adventure!  As we all gear up for another year, it’s important to start off on the right foot.  If you are a student, we have some Steps for Success we’d like you to take to prepare for what’s ahead.  If you’re a parent, we have some ways to connect to ease this big transition and really make this a great year from day 1!


Eastwood Eagles Athletics & HomePage 

AD’s Note: Incoming 6th graders please note that not all sports are available. 6th graders are eligible to participate in Cross Country, Tennis, Soccer, and Wrestling. Eastwood Eagles Athletics

Find out everything sports related from the Sports Update

  • Prior to the first day of practice or tryouts, all potential participants must have a valid and completed physical form on file with our main office.
  • Physicals completed on or after April 1, 2016 are good for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Most students will have to update their physicals.
  • In addition, all students and parents must read and sign the releases pertaining to Concussions and Cardiac Arrest.  Full packets are prepared and available at the front desk.  Additionally, you can follow this link to download the complete packet to your computer. 2016 – 2017 Athletic Physical Packet
  • Click HERE to go to the NEW Athletics Homepage
  • Eastwood Eagles Baseball Homepage


Academic Help - Wednesday Student Support

Each Wednesday morning students can get specific help on assignments or projects from a teacher. Students must fill out an ORANGE PASS and have it signed by the teacher who is giving the help.


  1. Students must arrive between 8:30-9:10am in order to participate.

  2. Students will enter at Door #1, sign in upon arrival, and report to the teacher.

  3. Students will not be permitted to go to lockers, so bring all materials.

  4. Students without a signature will not be allowed to enter.

Looking for more academic support in middle school?  Check out some advice and tips from Mr. Vinton’s Academic Support Page


Math Department Help Sessions 

Sessions are after school beginning at 4:30.  Students will still need a pass from their math teacher.  Bring all of your materials with you.  Students may get a ride home at any time or ride the 6pm late bus home transportation is needed.  (Please ask for a late bus pass too!)

Date Location
Every Wednesday Ms. Hendricks’s room (217)



6th Grade Teacher Information

Teachers (email contacts)


Mrs. Sarah Ratzburg  |  Mrs. Chastity Thiems

Language & Literature

Mrs. Kari Serak  |  Mrs. Susan Sprinkle


Mr. Chad Wallace  |  Mr. JD Hartshorn

Individuals and Societies (IAS)

Mr. Andy Stoffregen  |  Mr. Doug Vinton


Mrs. Jill Ware

PE & Health

Mr. Adam Ahlfeld

Focused Reading Strategies Mrs. Carole Churchill
Special Education

Ms. Kate Alyea

Guidance Counselors

Mr. Tommy Wells (Last Names  A-L)

Mrs. Sharon Hopkins (Last Names  M-Z)