5th & 6th Grades

5th & 6th Grades

Mr. Ryan Schmeling

rschmeling@grace-wels.net

Ryan Schmeling

Hello students, parents, and friends of Grace Lutheran School. My name is Mr. Schmeling. I am very excited with the opportunity to serve you all here in the BEAUTIFUL area of Portland.

I graduated from Martin Luther College (MLC) in December 2013 as a double major with a bachelor's in both Elementary and Secondary Education. My emphasis was in Physical Education and History. I also received a minor in Coaching while participating in football, basketball, and baseball.

I grew up in Menomonie, WI since 4th grade and went on to high school at St. Croix Lutheran High School in St. Paul, MN. Before transferring to MLC, I attended the University of Wisconsin - River Falls to be a physical therapist and coach. While at MLC, I took a semester off to teach in Seoul, South Korea. What an AWESOME experience!

After dating Kimberly (Matthies) for 5 years, we tied the knot May 2, 2014. She was also a teacher and taught K-1 for 3 years at St. Matthew's in Winona, MN.

A few interests of mine include sports/exercise, being outdoors, trying new things, and spending time with family and friends.

A Few Favorites: - Type of Food - Seafood - Fast Food - Chipotle (I think I stretched the fast food realm with this one) - Sports to watch - Football, Basketball, Baseball - Candy- Sour Patch Kids - Store - Amazon - I might have cheated again

Few Fun Facts: - I've traveled to over 40 states. - I've been skydiving. - I've taught in South Korea. - I once participated in a community "Minute to Win It" and won.

Assignments: 
In an attempt to get students to take responsibility for their work, the last few weeks we have not posted assignments on the board.  This is to get them in the habit of writting their assignments in their notebooks right away.  Some have taken this challenge very successfully and some have room to grow.  But overall I think it is another step in the right direction of getting students to become more independent.
 

The What's Up!!!

 
Aware - Things new/happening in our classroom.
  • Class Changes - There are a few changes that have happened here at Grace Lutheran this year.  
    • We have combined grades 5/6 with 7/8 for Physical Education class and Current Events.  This is to build a family within the upper grade community.  Creating mentoring opportunities spiritually, mentally, and physically.
    • I (Mr.s) will not be teaching 5/6 Science this year, as I will be teaching the 7/8 History class.  Mr. Leitzke will be taking that class along with 7/8 Science.  This change will allow us to better serve/train the students in these subject areas.
      • (Mr.S- Upper History, Mr. Leitzke - Upper Science)
    • Office Hours have opened for Mr. Leitzke mid morning-afternoon on Fridays with some of these changes.  People can come in and ask questions, express concerns, or meet with him during these times.  

NOTES
Welcome to the 4th and final quarter.  Wow time has gone fast.  A few things to look to in the remaining months.

May 19 - 7/8th grade Softball Tournement

May 20 - Entertainment Night
             K-2 -  "3 of a Kind"
             3-8 - "Bones"
 

Select Month:      Select View:

July 2017
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31