Ms. Daragh Boland » Welcome to 6th Grade!

Welcome to 6th Grade!

Please complete the Information sheet for your 6th grade student by clicking on the link below:
Thank You!!
-Ms. Daragh Boland

My name is Daragh Boland (pronounced “Dara”). I am a graduate from The State University of NY at Oneonta. I obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education for grades N-6 with a concentration in science.

I have substitute taught in many grades, became a Remedial Reading Specialist when I first moved to NC and served hundreds of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Davidson County, NC. I then went on to teach second grade for more than 10 years at Wallburg Elementary School.

After an unexpected move to Florida I became a first grade teacher in Lakeland, FL. During my time in Florida I finished my Master’s Degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction.

Upon my return to NC (much to my delight), I obtained a job teaching fifth grade at Fair Grove Elementary School. After a year at Fair Grove Elementary School, I was able to return to Wallburg Elementary. I have taught fifth grade and fourth grade math and science since my return. During the 2018-2019 school year and summer I obtained my add on licensure to teach gifted education in grades K-12.

I am passionate about teaching and consider myself a life-long learner. It is with honor, excitement, and humility that I teach at Oak Grove Middle School as a member of the Sixth Grade Polar Bear's Team as a science teacher.

Important Polar Bear News:

Current 10-point Grading Scale:

Beginning with academic year 2015-2016, Davidson County Schools adopted a

10-point grading scale for all students in grades 3-12.

Previous (7-pt. Scale)


Current (10-pt. Scale)

















  • There shall be a minimum number of grades in the following categories each grading period:

*Major Works - 3

*Minor Works - 4

*Class/Homework- 5

  • Major Works consist of the following: tests, projects, presentations, papers, performances, and other teacher defined assignments.  Major work is counted as 40% of student’s final grade.
  • Minor Works consist of the following: quizzes, group and teacher-led activities, notebooks, cooperative activities, small scale labs, projects, group work. Etc.  Minor work is counted as 35% of student’s final grade.
  • Class/Homework is counted as 25% of student’s final grade.

Make-Up Work:

It is the student's responsibility to get make-up work from their teacher's. They will have 5 days from the day that they return to complete make-up work.

Late Work:

Students shall not receive a 0 for turning in late assignments. Students will receive a 10 point deduction for each day for late work.