Dear Parent/Guardian and Scholar:
On behalf of the Humanities Department at Piedmont Middle School, I welcome you. I am elated that you have become a member of our school of 6th grade Pirates (Beastly Buccaneers) striving (adfecto), studying (studium), and succeeding (prospero) to become our 8th grade shinning Pirates and beyond.

As a scholar of social studies, you will join a community of bright young scholars who exemplify an unquenchable curiosity about world geography, government, and history of Ancient Civilizations.
To that end, the IB social studies curriculum will provide a learning environment for:

  1. social studies content through technological resources like the internet,
  2. critical thinking skills through student research,
  3. conceptual based learning
  4. character building through student presentations and public speaking, and
  5. rigor and taking ownership of one’s learning.
Therefore, it is the aim of the Department of Humanities to enhance your world and international view at Piedmont Middle School.

I know you will enjoy this 2013-2014 school year. I look forward to teaching you and imparting knowledge and skills that will equip you for the 21st century.


Keith L. Harrell
Sixth Grade Humanities & Department Chairperson