About Mack Lewis

Teacher - 5th Grade

Students of the Month

Congratulations to Room 15 Students-of-the-Month for January, Eddy C. and Charlotte K! These two superstars are excellent students. They put effort into their work, producing material that is consistently correct, well-organized, and neat. They’re also respectful and well-behaved. Finally, because they are pleasant and kind, they are well-liked by their peers. Kudos to you, Eddy and Charlotte! You rock!

Spotlight Award Winners

Congrats to Jaylee H., Laloni M., and Kadence N. for being awarded our first trimester Spotlight Awards. In fifth grade, these awards are the equivalent of “student of the month” awards, which typically go to the students demonstrating high academic achievement, excellent citizenship, and good attendance. 

Student Council Elections

See the source imageKudos to all the students who sought a position on the CPE Student Council. It takes a strong person to put one’s self out there like that. All eight candidates received a good number of votes, but Kadence and Laloni received the most. They will represent Room 15 on the Council. Be sure to share with them your concerns and ideas about how our school operates.  

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences are scheduled for Wed., Oct. 13th through Friday, Oct. 15th. Due to Covid restrictions, they’re to be held via Zoom—unless that doesn’t work for you. In that case, you can request an in-person session, which will most likely be held in the courtyard.

Sign-up for a preferred conference time by e-mailing me at mack.lewis@district6.org, by clicking here, or by indicating your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices on the schedule sent home with students. If you need it to be in-person, please indicate so. Otherwise we’ll assume your conference will be via Zoom.

If possible, please cluster your time near those of others. (Thanks!) As spots are filled, I’ll update this list on the webpage. If none of these times work for you, please email me and we’ll figure something out.

Fall conferences are modeled after a “goal setting” strategy. We’ll be discussing where your child is at academically, behaviorally, and socially and discuss strategies for growth.

I’ll send a Zoom link to your email the day before conferences. For Zoom to be effective, it is essential that you’re in a quiet place, seated at a table, and prepared to jot down a few notes. Your student should attend with you. Please make sure your video and audio are on, as it is difficult to speak to a blank screen. Thanks! ~ Mr. Lewis

Welcome Back to CPE!

Kids and families, I’m excited to have you joining my class!  Because we don’t get to have a Back-to-School Night this year, please explore the pages of this website. The most important ones for your parents include the “September Parent Letter” and the one labeled “Back to School Night.”  

Aside from that, take a moment to LOG IN to your district email. You can get there here or through Clever. Once you’re logged in, look for the invitation to join my Google Classroom. Simply follow the instructions in the email. If something doesn’t work right, don’t feel stress…we’ll fix it when you get to class on Tuesday! Next, send me an email to let me know you’ve checked in. My address is mack.lewis@district6.org.  

It’s going to be a great year!  See you soon!


Summer Adventures!

Kids, send me pictures and a short description of your summer adventures and I’ll post them here on the Platy for your former classmates to see.  If you’re a Room 15 kid from the last few years, let us see what you’re up to!


Honors & Awards

Here is the list of the year-end honors and awards for Room 15 students:

Presidential Scholars (the CPE equivalent to “Top 5%, our highest honor): Breanne Korth, Keila Fernandez, Shayla McDonald.

SOU Academy Nominees: Kelsi Kramer, Liam Warner, Roxy Wilson

Perfect Attendance: Bre Korth, Damien Parmenter, Liam Warner, Sean Williams

Room 15 Perseverance Award: Cash Almaraz

Room 15 Citizenship Award: Jordann Barlow

Fact Car Rally (Math Facts) Champion: Shayla McDonald

Fitness Champions: Connor VanDyke, McKinna Petersen

Battle of the Books Participants: Jordann Barlow, Breanne Korth, Kelsi Kramer, Liam Warner

If you’re looking for BABIES, click here!

Bird Boxes

To make this project work, the kids had to research bird species native to Southern Oregon, locate appropriate nesting box plans through organizations such as Cornell University and the Audubon Society, and use math measurement skills to construct the boxes. They had to create green screen presentations, which you can view here, and they had to do all of the work collaboratively, which may have been the hardest part.