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Fifth Grade


Mrs. Gregory

Mrs. Heltzel

Mrs. Guthrie


The fifth grade at G. W. Carver has a student enrollment of about seventy students with four classrooms.

The four classroom teachers use a departmentalization structure for the four core subject areas. Teachers are on two teams with one teacher teaching math and science, and the other teacher teaching language arts and social studies.

Students will take three SOL tests in fifth grade: reading, math, and science. These tests will be given in May.

Students also enjoy an activity block each day which includes art, music, physical education, library, guidance, and D.A.R.E. instruction.

Fifth Grade Mission StatementHow can you make a difference in a fifth grader’s life?  The teachers at G.W. Carver Elementary School are instilling a sense of responsibility in our students, a love for learning, and a sense of pride.  It is our belief that these three values will help them with their next big step…MIDDLE SCHOOL.   

Ask yourself this question, “How can I make a difference in a fifth grader’s life?”  Answer it by giving your child responsibilities such as having them plan a family menu for the week, making a grocery list, and estimating how much money the family will need for the grocery shopping trip.  Encourage them to research and learn about topics for which they have a passion.  This leads to a love for learning, and may lead to a potential career choice.  Lastly, be sure to pick out positive attributes your child possesses, and tell them just how much you love these qualities.
Life is a journey, and your child is about to make a turn on a bend in the road and journey to middle school.  

Give your child these three tools for their new destination: a sense of responsibility, a love for learning, and a sense of pride in themselves.  Your child will need these tools throughout life’s journey.

The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.  Oliver Wendell Holmes