Paige Gehrke

Ms. Gehrke

6th Grade Language Arts

240-236-5721 ext. 56721

Welcome to Language Arts! This is my fourth year teaching at BCMS, and I look forward to working with your student this year! When I am not in school, I enjoy reading novels, spending time with family and friends, and fixing up my new house!

Contact: E-mail is the most efficient means of contact. Please feel free to reach out to me at .

Academic Expectations: Students are expected to complete work on time. Late work will only be accepted through the following dates per term and will result in a 10% grade deduction unless otherwise communicated with individual students due to excused absences. 

Term One

September 3 - October 8 (midterm)

October  10 - November 7 (end of term)

Term Two

November 11 - December 20 (midterm)

January 2 - January 28 (end of term)

Term Three

January 30 - March 4 (midterm)

March 5  - April 8 (end of term)

Term Four

April 14 - May 8 (midterm)

May 11 - June 22* (end of term

*Last day of school subject to change

Supplies needed in class EVERY day:

  • Folder OR a separate space in a larger binder (separate from other classes)

  • Loose-leaf lined paper 

  • At least one pencil, pen, and highlighter

  • Headphones or earbuds 

  • Novels and short stories will be provided. If a novel or short story is being worked on in class, it should be brought daily.

Behavioral Expectations: Students are expected to adhere to all responsibilities outlined in the FCPS student handbook (found online at and in the back of school calendars). Students should expect to be treated with respect and to have their student rights honored, while also being a productive and respectful member of the BCMS community.

  • Behaviors that disrupt the learning of any student will result in a coordinating consequence according to BCMS’s PBIS structure. Please refer to the PBIS behavior plan included in the department letter. 

Tutoring: Students may receive tutoring by requesting to be signed up for BEST tutoring sessions or by requesting help during independent work time in class. will be used to post helpful reminders about homework. To gain access:
Period 1    Go to or text @f4ffb2 to 81010.
Period 2    Go to or text @ek9f4g to 81010.
Period 3    Go to or text @8kaka to 81010.
Period 4    Go to or text @d8g62ke to 81010.
Period 5    Go to or text @343c7k to 81010.

The following websites may be used throughout the year in language arts: