Abraham Thao

Hello! My Name Is...

Abraham Thao

First and foremost, I would like to say that I am for you and your child. Your child will be sharing the next 180 days (10 months) with me in our confined classroom/school, and I would like to partner up with you to ensure optimal education for your child. Please fill free to challenge and keep me accountable in this.

I was born in Fresno, California, but raised in Hickory, NC. I attended Challenger Early College High School and graduated with my high school degree and Associate in Science (AS). From there, I attended Lenoir-Rhyne University for one year and then transferred to Appalachian State University. I graduated with a degree in Middle School Education with a concentration on English Language Arts and Social Studies.  I am excited for the challenges and laughter that lies ahead! 

Marvelous Monkey Team
828-327-6300 Ext. 108
Room 108

Marvelous Monkey Team Supply List

Turn into your Homeroom Teacher:

  • Clorox  Cleanup Wipes
  • 3 Boxes of tissues
  • Roll of Paper Towels

Supplies that you will need for Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies:

  • Notebook Paper (4+ packs to start the year)
  • Lots of Pencils & Pens
  • Handheld Pencil Sharpener
  • Box of Colored Pencils
  • Box of Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers
  • 2 inch Homework Binder or trapper keeper with 2 pocket folder that can clip in the binder
  • TI-30X IIS Calculator (Cost approximately $13)
  • Earbuds for online videos (dollar store has these for $1)  
  • 4- two inch 3 ring binders (one for each class- math, science, social studies, language arts)
  • 2 spiral notebooks (for math and science)



A = 90 – 100

B = 80 – 89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

F = 59 or below 

Northview 6th Grade Grading Polices:

Grading Scale:

The 6th grade operates on a weighted grade scale.  Students’ assignments fall into one of the following categories (Classwork, Homework, Quiz, or Test) and each category is a certain percent of a student’s grade. 

Classwork 20%

Homework 20%

Quiz 25%

Test 35%

Late Work: 

·         Late work will be accepted for up to 5 days after an assignment is due. 

·         Students will receive reduced credit for any assignment that is late. 

·         If an assignment is more than five days late, no credit will be received for that assignment. (A grade of zero will be entered into the grade book)


Missing Work (due to absence from school):

Students are allowed to make up all assignments that are missed when they are absent from school.  Students must request missing work from each teacher the day they return to school.  Students will have one day in addition to the number of days that they were absent in order to complete and turn in all missing work without penalty.  (For example:  If a student misses 1 day of school, they will have 2 days to complete and turn in and complete all make up work upon returning to school). 

What can I do to help my child to be successful in the 6th grade?
1-Please check your child’s planner every night and help ensure that they complete all homework.  (Require your child to record ALL homework assignments)
2-Help to make sure your child goes to bed early and without distractions (TV, Cell Phones, Games, etc.)
3 -Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast before school each day.


Language Arts Homework:

Weekly Vocabulary:

Students are assigned vocabulary at the start of each week; they may have vocabulary practice to finish for homework throughout the week (check the planner).  Vocabulary quizzes are each Friday.   Please help your child study. 

Social Studies Homework:

Social studies homework varies and students should record all assignments in their planners. 

TIPS for HPS accounts:

Student Accounts

Username – last name, 1st two initials (some may be three initials) *entire last name no hyphens or spaces – all lowercase-(Those with multiple last names need to use their 1st last name in password.)

Password – last name and 6 digit birthdate

Powerschool/Rapid Identity Account

Username – Student ID #

Password - All passwords were reset to Hickory2017 – STUDENTS MUST CHANGE to Northveiw2017 the first time they login.

Northview Student Account Login (use if for some reason student has no access ie brand new student)

Username – nvwstudent

Password – 4DHawks

First Time Login to activate HPS Google Apps for Education

The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook