• Welcome to the Fifth Grade Webpage!

    We are very excited about beginning a new year in 5th grade with such wonderful students!  We are dedicated to making this a productive and successful year for your child.  We will be communicating with you often about classroom plans, your child’s progress, school events and other activities as they arise. Please sign and return all forms that your child received on their first day of school as soon as possible.

    Our 5th grade rotation time is 1:25 – 2:25 PM. Please schedule any appointments during this block of time in order to avoid missing classroom instruction.

    Our lunch schedule is as follows:

    • Ms. Cottrell’s Homeroom – 12:50 – 1:20 PM      

    • Mrs. Black’s Homeroom –  12:50 – 1:20 PM

    • Mr.  Hilmes’ Homeroom –  12:50 – 1:20 PM

    • Ms. Holub’s Homeroom –  12:53 – 1:23 PM

    • Mrs.Pahmiyer’s Homeroom – 12:53 – 1:23 PM

    • Mrs. Bazan’s Homeroom – 12:55 – 1:25 PM               

    Snack Time:

    Students will be allowed to consume a non-liquid, non-refrigerated snack during recess which occurs at different times between 9:00 AM and 10:55 AM daily.  Students may not share their snacks with other students.  Snacks should be single size servings that can be consumed during the 15 minute recess.  All snack trash or opened unconsumed snacks will be thrown away before entering the building. 


    Edna Elementary Campus Rules:
    • Follow directions

    • Speak appropriately

    • No bullying, teasing, or put-downs

    • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

    Grading Policy:

    All daily work, quizzes and test grades will be averaged together with tests double weighted.  Progress reports will be sent home each third week and report cards will be sent on our six week cycle.  Please sign and return progress reports/report cards to your child’s homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

    Re-teach and redo a graded event:

    Teachers are required to give the actual grade the student earned on a graded event.  The district shall permit a reasonable opportunity to retake a graded event for which the student received a failing grade if they meet any of the following criteria:

    · The student puts forth sufficient effort (prepares for the graded event, takes time to respond to the entire graded event, shows strategies, checks over the completed work, etc.)

    · Has extenuating circumstances discussed with an administrator, such as extended illness or a family emergency.

    If the student meets any of these criteria, then the skill or concept not mastered will be retaught and the student will be given another opportunity to be reassessed.  Any reassessed graded event will not receive a grade higher than a 70.

    All students are expected to do their very best the first time a graded event is given. 

    Academic Dishonesty:

    A student found to have engaged in academic dishonesty shall be subject to grade penalties on assignments or tests. Students caught cheating will be given a second copy of the assignment and will receive a score of no more than 50.  Their parent will be contacted by the teacher. Repeated offenses will be referred to the office. 

    Make-Up Policy:

    A student will be responsible for obtaining and completing the makeup work in a satisfactory manner and within the time specified by the teacher.  Students will be given one day to make up work for each day the student is absent. The teacher may extend the make-up work time line up to three (3) days for each absence if the student has extenuating circumstances.  Students who do not make up the work within the time allotted will receive a zero in the grade book for the assignment.



    Homework will consist of: 

    •  Studying for tests or quizzes

    •  Reading, Science, and Social Studies Assignments

    •  Practicing math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

    •  Math practice packet in the math binder

    •  Completing general projects


    The fifth grade website found on the Edna Elementary website under the “Teacher Webpages” link contains a calendar feature which details test dates and other fifth grade events.  Please visit the fifth grade website at least weekly as dates are subject to change based on student mastery.


    Each student has a home communication folder that they should bring home each night. 


    There is a 5th grade events calendar that includes test and assignment due dates in the back of each student’s blue folder.Remember to register at TxConnect to see your child's grades and attendance online. Please come by the office and ask for your unique number to register.


    If you have any question/concerns please call (361) 782-2953 or email us at:

    Mrs. Black - cblack@ednaisd.org
    Mr. Hilmes - bhilmes@ednaisd.org
    Ms. Holub - sholub@ednaisd.org
    Mrs. Pahmiyer-  spahmiyer@ednaisd.org
    Ms. Cottrell - bcottrell@ednaisd.org 
    Mrs. Bazan -  lbazan@ednaisd.org