Sixth grade newspaper

above: They're a hard group to pin down. This is (almost) the entire team behind the sixth grade newspaper

The sixth grade journalism class has begun a weekly newspaper, distributed every Friday. The latest issue, and back issues, can be picked up in the Commons (beneath the video screen).

Journalism only meets for forty minutes a week, so these students have been working overtime to produce fresh news, interviews, reports and photography every week. There's even short fiction, puzzles and games, and an exhaustive and entertaining sports report.

Hard copies can be requested by emailing your mailing address to

above: A sixth grader on location, covering the Family Skating Party. Read the full story.

Gordon does not publish student names online, so the electronic versions are missing a few details, but here they, available for download:

issue four, February 28th
coverage of the Kindergarten Share the Warmth project, the eighth grade Civil Rights Trip, the basketball tournament, 

issue three, February 21st
another six-pager with a Seussical preview, the winners of a second grade story contest, coverage of the RISD Museum field trip and the fifth and sixth grade gardening activity, the sports report, and two pages of puzzles and games

issue two, February 14th
four pages with Lower School Q&A, coverage of seventh grade novels, the Students of Color Conference, and the Family Skating Party, more short fiction and library news, and the Sports Report

issue one, February 7th
a six-pager featuring coverage of Family Dance Day, the sixth grade social and Open Mic, news from the Joukowsky Family Library, a short story, and the debut of the Sport Report