Welcome Back

Dear 6th Grade Students and Parents,

Welcome back to Travis Elementary School! I’m very excited to start the 2017-2018 school year and hope you are as well. This is going to be a fun and challenging year for everyone. I will be your child’s sixth grade language arts teacher. This will be my ninth year teaching and my second year here at Travis, and I am very pleased to teach in such a wonderful community. I grew up and graduated from high school in Mineral Wells. I then went on to Tarleton State University and graduated with a Bachelors in Science/elementary education, EC-8th grade teaching degree.

            This year students will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum in all core subject areas. We will use a variety of teaching techniques and activities to explore the subject area of English Language Arts and Reading. Students will be expected to continue their learning at home in order to fully understand the concepts taught. Your son/daughter will usually have a Reading Homework Packet and Spelling practice assignments for language arts. Therefore, students will need to be prepared to set aside some time each evening for their studies. Throughout the year students will be assigned various projects. Please help your child be successful by checking my website at http://tes.mwisd.net/ (click on Staff and scroll down to find my name) on a regular basis for assignment due dates and such.   Due to the challenging curriculum of sixth grade it is difficult for students to catch up if they fall significantly behind. If your son/daughter needs additional help I am usually available after school until 4:30pm, and will set up any additional time necessary to help a student be successful.

I believe students achieve at a higher level when teachers, students, and families work together as a team. Therefore, I will often be communicating with parents throughout the school year and encourage you to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. The best way to reach me is by email at cherring@mwisd.net or by phone at 940-325-7801 ext. 3611. If I am unavailable to take your call please leave a message, and I will return it as soon as possible. I will respond to your communication within 24 hours. In addition, please sign up for our class groups on Remind (text service). Instructions were sent home with paperwork on the first day of school.

            I look forward to working with both you and your child this year. Thank you in advance for your support in making the 2017-2018 school year a success here at Travis Elementary!

Go Rams!

Crystal Herring

6th Grade Language Arts Teacher