About the Teacher/Welcome Msg
HI!!! My name is Charrody Hicks and I will be your child's teacher for Science and Social Studies for the 2019-20 school year. I graduated with a bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Memphis in 2008. I graduated with honors and scored in the top 15% on my PRAXIS exams. I taught for 4 years in the Memphis City School district and then 2 years at DCES before taking a 4-year baby-raising break. This is my second year back from that break and I couldn't be more thrilled and honored to continue my career in education at DCES!
I was born and raised in Monticello, AR. I moved to Memphis just after high school graduation and met my husband here, working in the restaurant industry. My husband, Joseph, and I were married in 2005. We have 4 children; Jacob (12), Caitlin (6), Amelia (5) and Josie (3). We have a gigantic lab mix named Max and 3 fish. We love playing board games and visiting the zoo and museums in our spare time. I enjoy painting, spa days, working out at the Y and I am a total foodie (spoiled from my many years of working in fine dining : ).
I look forward to teaching your child this year and will do my best to respond to any questions or concerns you may have quickly. Remind and email will be the best way to reach me. If you need to discuss something with me, I will gladly set up an in-person meeting or phone conference at a mutually convenient time.
School doors open at 7:50
Tardy Bell Rings at 8:30
Period 1: Science/SS (Hicks) 8:45-10:20
Period 2: LA (Flie) 10:25-12:30
Period 3: Math (Cox) 12:30-2:45
Dismissal Begins 3:15
It’s going to be an amazing year!
If you are reading this, you’ve discovered our classroom website! Yay! Thanks for checking it out! You can visit this site to see photos of our classroom activities, important announcements about fees and field trips, as well as a listing of the current standards being taught/tested in Science and Social Studies. By exploring the tabs above, you will find links to useful websites and more information about my background and experience.
This year will be an educational milestone for your 5th grader. We are preparing for middle school, so it is important that your child studies notes taken in class regularly. They will be tested on their retention of vocabulary and facts. They will even need to apply the facts they have learned to make predictions of outcomes and create solutions. It will be a fun and exciting, albeit, challenging year.
That said, we are offering an abundance of resources to help you and your student stay informed. Please join the Flie-Hicks-Cox Remind group ASAP. We do allow 2-way communication through the app, so this and email are excellent ways for you to communicate with us. If you haven’t done so already, stop by the office to get your Parent Portal password (you will need your photo ID to retrieve your password). This will allow you real time access to your child’s grades...and no progress report or report card surprises! And of course visit this website every one or two weeks. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year. :)