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    Mr. Joseph Gibbons

    Welcome to Petal Upper and to 6th Grade STaR! (Science, Technology, & Research) In this course, we will study a broad range of topics including astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, and more. I am so excited to have you as part of the Petal Upper Elementary family!

    A major focus of this class will be note taking & informational writing. Students will learn to take substantial class notes using a variety of note-taking methods. Students will also hone in on their informational writing skills through several science writing projects. Students will also get the opportunity to craft models & other science projects as we progress through the 6th grade science standards.

    About Me

    This is my fourth year teaching at Petal Upper Elementary. I am a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.

    I have lived the majority of my life in central & south Mississippi, but have also lived in South Carolina, Missouri, and the United Kingdom. 

    My wife, Lauren Gibbons, is a speech-language pathologist with Lamar County Schools. We enjoy jogging on the Longleaf Trace, playing tennis, and watching Southern Miss football! We are so excited to be a part of the Petal School District and the Petal community!

    If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to keep in touch, please e-mail me at joseph.gibbons@petalschools.com.