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    6th GRADE ELECTIVE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2021-2022

    Beginning Band 1
    Learn to read and play music. Beginning Band features entry level lessons with practice on percussion and wind instruments. Students will perform in 2 concerts, as well as support school-wide spirit events with demonstration. Students may rent their instrument for a $20 fee per year.

    Physical Education
    Students will work on overall physical fitness through instruction on sports such as: volleyball, kickball, baseball, basketball and a variety of hybrid sport games. Learn how to participate in sports, as well as the proper form for exercise. Students also learn about healthy habits for maximum physical fitness and well-being.

    Global Scholars
    Students connect with classrooms around the world using the e-classroom environment. A study of climate change and world problems are explored as students learn about cultures and communications with others around the world. Students become responsible global citizens who understand the art of communication collaboration.

    Beginning Spanish
    Students will learn how to read, write and speak in Spanish using culturally relevant curriculum. Learn basic vocabulary and grammar, as well as how to greet others and introduce yourself. Students who complete the year-long class with a B or higher are invited to sign up for Spanish 1 for high school credit in 7th grade.

    Art
    Art students will work in a variety of mediums to produce works of art. Units on pottery, drawing, painting and producing artwork using creative mediums will also be explored. End products will be shared around the school. Students will be encouraged to participate in district, as well as national poster contests.

    Broadcasting & Multimedia
    Learn telecommunications through the operation of our television studio and production of the WWMS morning television show. Students will learn all about anchoring, video production, script writing, planning camera angles and footage, as well as editing and running recording equipment. End products will be shown on the morning announcements show.

    Coding & Minecraft
    This course will prepare students for future careers by learning to code using JavaScript and Minecraft virtual worlds. Students will learn to use collaboration and problem solving skills. Fundamental computer information will be taught along with internet safety, computer components, ethics, and coding principles. Students will also gain a deeper understanding of Microsoft Word.

    Intro to Technology
    Students will learn skills in typing, word processing, basic spreadsheets, databases. Students are eligible to become certified in Key Applications.

    Intro to Business (NFTE) Entrepreneur Program
    Students will develop business skills in keyboarding as well as participate in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) program. Students will learn about the entrepreneurial mindset and build start-up skills for under-resourced communities to ensure success and create a more vibrant society. Students will also be eligible for certification in Microsoft Power Point.

     


    7th GRADE ELECTIVE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2021-2022

    Advanced Band 2
    Continue to sharpen your skills in reading music and playing an instrument. Practice on percussion and wind instruments and perform in 2 concerts, as well as support school-wide spirit events with demonstration. Students may rent their instrument for a $20 fee per year. Prior band experience is required to enroll in this course.

    Physical Education
    Students will work on overall physical fitness through instruction on sports such as: volleyball, kickball, baseball, basketball and a variety of hybrid sport games. Learn how to participate in sports, as well as the proper form for exercise. Students also learn about healthy habits for maximum physical fitness and well-being.

    Broadcasting & Multimedia
    Learn telecommunications through the operation of our television studio and production of the WWMS morning television show. Students will learn all about anchoring, video production, script writing, planning camera angles and footage, as well as editing and running recording equipment. End products will be shown on the morning announcements show.

    Spanish 1 (High School Credit)
    Students will accelerate their learning through reading, writing and speaking in Spanish using culturally relevant curriculum. Students taking this course will become more fluent in conversational Spanish. Students must have a level 3 or above on their last FSA Reading test in order to enroll in this course.

    Speech (High School Credit)
    Students will learn how to become successful in public speaking, speech writing and competitive debate. Students are taught analytical thinking, rebuttals and cross-examination skills. Students successfully completing this course may move on to the Debate course in 8th grade. Students must have a level 3 on their last FSA Reading test to enroll in this course.

    Peer Counseling
    Students will learn about how to support a positive school environment and develop keen listening skills. Students will be taught how to negotiate a positive outcome when helping others solve conflicts. Students will also engage in spirit and service projects.

    Career Technical Occupations (VE Entrepreneur Program)
    Students will continue to develop skills in computer fundamental and business planning. They will participate in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) where they will learn the entrepreneurial mindset and build start-up skills for under-resourced communities to ensure their success and create a more verdant society. Students will be eligible for certification in Microsoft Word.

    Digital Discoveries
    Students will engage in the study of computer science as a medium for creativity, communications and problem solving. Students will learn fundamental computer information, web development, animations, games, basic programming techniques and physical computing.

    Exploring Technology (Technology Program)
    Students will learn about internet safety and navigation, social media technology, communication skills and streaming. Students will be eligible to get certified in Living Online.

     

    8th GRADE ELECTIVE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2021-2022


    Physical Education
    Students will work on overall physical fitness through instruction on sports such as: volleyball, kickball, baseball, basketball and a variety of hybrid sports games. Learn how to participate in sports, as well as the proper form for exercise. Students also learn about healthy habits for maximum physical fitness and well-being.

    Peer Counseling
    Students will learn about how to support a positive school environment and develop keen listening skills. Students will be taught how to negotiate a positive outcome when helping others solve conflicts. Students will also engage in spirit and service projects.

    Advanced Band 3
    Continue to sharpen your skills in reading music and playing an instrument. Practice on percussion and wind instruments and perform in 2 concerts, as well as support school-wide spirit events with demonstration. Students may rent their instrument for a $20 fee per year. Students must have prior band experience in order to take this class.

    Debate (High School Credit)
    Students will learn how to craft a winning essay and argument for the purpose of competition. Students will work to earn top credit in the district as they defend their points of view on a wide variety of topics pulled from current events. Students will also work on presenting famous speeches with meaning and poise. Students must have a level 3 on their last FSA Reading test to qualify for this challenging class.

    Spanish 1 (High School Credit)
    Students will accelerate learning through reading, writing and speaking in Spanish using culturally relevant curriculum. Students taking this course will become more fluent in conversational Spanish and earn High School credit. Students must have a level 3 on their last FSA Reading test to qualify for this challenging course.

    Spanish 2 (High School Credit)
    Students will accelerate learning through reading, writing and speaking in Spanish using culturally relevant curriculum. Students taking this course will become more fluent in conversational Spanish and earn High School credit. Students must have successfully completed Spanish 1 with a grade of B or higher in order to take this class.

    Physical Education (High School Credit)
    Students learn how to give first aid for a variety of common medical conditions. They also learn about physical conditioning and sports medicine, while also working to become physically fit for life. Topics such as effects of a sedentary life style are identified as a part of a career exploration. Students must have a level 3 or above in their FSA proficiency in order to take this challenging course.

    Exploration of Engineering Technology
    This course will introduce students to the principles of engineering technology through designing, testing of construction with the aim of solving real world problems. Hands on activities will allow students to collaborate with peers to develop skills in research, leadership skills and communications. Students will utilize AutoCAD, 3-D printing technology to bring projects to life.

    Advanced Information Technology (High School Credit)
    Students will engage in the study of computer science as a medium for creativity, communications and problem solving. Students will learn fundamental computer information, web development, animations, games, basic programming techniques and physical computing.

    Foundations of Web Design (VE-JV Program)
    The VE-JV program will challenge students to collaborate with their class to launch and manage a business. The students will be involved in all aspects or marketing, dales and human resources to accounting, positions within the company. The class will allow students learn how to have an entrepreneurial mindset and develop professionalism in preparation for a future career.

     

     

     

Band

  • Middle school students performing using musical instruments Our band courses are comprised of all student experience levels who enjoy performing music together. Our program teaches students about the fundamentals of music appreciation.  

Physical Education (PE)

  • Middle school students in physical education class stretching Physical education emphasizes fundamental locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills through movement education, educational games, dance, and gymnastics.

Foreign Language

  • Hello written in multiple foreign languages Our program develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the target language and demonstrates cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors in the target language.

Technology

  • Five middle school students using different devices  Our Technology program supports, engages, and enriches our students by helping them develop problem-solving skills as they are introduced to methods of critical thinking.