About Sixth Grade

Our sixth graders, having spent years preparing for the role, emerge as leaders in the GCCS community. The environment for sixth grade encourages leadership, responsibility, and activism. With appropriate supports in place, students have more social and academic freedom and take on significant roles in the classroom and school.

Our students extend their potential for leadership to the Rochester community as well. Each year, the class takes on a new and important local “hot topic” to investigate. Teachers expose students to many perspectives on an issue and the class researches solutions developed in other cities around the country and the world. Students prepare a report and present their findings and recommendations to city officials and other stakeholders.

Sixth grade culminates with individual student passage presentations to a panel of school and community representatives.  Students present portfolios of their work and describe their growth as readers, writers, mathematicians, and artists. They reflect on their understanding of the important factors that contributed to the development of Rochester through time, and the roles they are prepared to assume as leaders and crew members in their community.

In sixth grade mathematics, students take on the role of mathematicians as they learn to reason and to communicate mathematically, connecting mathematics to social and scientific research and analysis.

Sixth Grade

Welcome GCCS Class of 2018!

Four Cities paperwork is coming home! Travel commitment and $75 deposit due December 4th.

Barnes & Noble Fundraiser on Monday, December 4th, Pittsford Plaza B&N location!


  • NewsELA and Music assessment revisions due Monday, 11/27
  • Four Corners questions due Monday, 11/27
  • Signed Weekly Reflection due Monday, 11/27


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Sixth Grade Classroom Expeditions

Season: Fall School Year: 2017-2018

Throughout history, humans have built walls. Walls can defend – or segregate – depending on their intention and perception. Sixth grade’s fall expedition is designed to look at how walls have conceptually kept people apart and how they are used to define or reinforce identity. They will start with the first communities and the rise of social roles and class before examining walls in the Classical Era. Following an exploration of walls across the globe and throughout history, students will turn their attention to the barriers that exist in our own community and critically examine data and demographics to spark a conversation about next steps for building bridges and breaking down barriers in Rochester


Sixth Grade
Chris Dolgos – Teacher

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Alexis Stubbe – Teacher

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Melissa Jones - Teaching Assistant

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