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5th grade, challenges create the best learning - photo of 5th grade kids
5th Grade is a BIG deal.  It is the last stop before our students start the transition into middle school.  Our teachers are here ready for all the questions within academics, and also social skills.  
We know during 5th-grade friendships change, homework becomes more important, and tests become harder.  Things can be a little stressful with the many changes, but we are here ready to help your child excel, grow and be ready to move onto the 6th grade!
What we Teach
Our students continue to build upon their foundation in mathematics, literacy, social students, and science.  You can visit our Academic Services Department to get an in-depth look at what information they will learn in 5th grade.
5th-grade students also participate in the following encore classes:  
Basketball and whistle iconElementary Physical Education
Physical education is important in early childhood not just for physical activity and fitness, but also provides cognitive content, and learning instruction, motor skills, and knowledge.  The skills students learn from the early ages carry on throughout their school journey.
Music Note IconElementary Music and Collaboration Program
The Cedar Springs Elementary Music program educates students to become confident and independent musicians. The elementary music curriculum provides opportunities to explore sound through singing, moving, listening, and playing instruments.
Art IconElementary Visual Art Curriculum
The Cedar Springs Elementary Visual Art Curriculum gives each student learning experiences and balanced art education. We provide four goals: art production, aesthetic perception, historical and cultural perspectives, and art criticism.

Suggested Supply List for 5th-Grade

  • 1” Binders
  • Band-Aids
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Facial Tissues
  • Glue Sticks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Highlighter Markers
  • Note Cards 
  • Pencils and Pens
  • Post-it Notes
  • Spiral Bound and Composition Notebooks
Teachers and Team

Carol Franz, Principal

Secretaries: Kathy Hause and Lori Jones


5th Grade Teachers

Chessi Bass
Erin Cairy
Erica Johnson
Christopher Ilieff
Jennifer Kahler
Robert Moleski
Misti Sargent
Kara Smith
Amanda Tanner