• BEGINNING BAND: Beginning Band is for sixth grade students who have little or no experience. Students learn to play a wind or percussion instrument and to read music. The band performs twice, once for the holidays and at the end of the year. Selected students perform at the elementary schools and at the state-sponsored Solo & Ensemble assessments. 

    INTERMEDIATE BAND: Intermediate Band is for seventh grade students who have completed beginning band at Lyons Creek or the equivalent. The band performs four times per year, including Concert, as well as Solo & Ensemble, assessments. Students are eligible for All-State and All-County Band auditions. 

    ADVANCED BAND: Advanced Band is for eighth grade students who have completed two years of band at Lyons Creek or the equivalent. This band performs eight times per year. This includes performing for the student body, with the Monarch Knights marching band, and Concert, as well as Solo & Ensemble, assessments. Students are eligible for All-State and All-County Band auditions. 

    BEGINNING CHORUS: Beginning Chorus is for sixth and seventh grade students with little or no choral experience develop beginning vocal technique and skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and an appreciation of music from around the world and through time. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

    INTERMEDIATE CHORUS: Intermediate Chorus is for seventh and eighth grade students who have already completed a year of Beginning Chorus. Students build on previous choral experience to expand vocal, technical, musical, and ensemble skills through rehearsal, performance, and study of high-quality choral literature. Singers focus on increasing knowledge of music theory and music literacy. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

    PEER COUNSELING: Peer Counseling is for seventh and eighth grade students. The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop basic knowledge and skills in communication, meeting human needs, and conflict resolution. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the functions and responsibilities of peer facilitators. Students are also teacher’s aids and assist with new student tutors. Application is required.

    ROBOTICS: Robotic classes are for sixth and seventh grade students with level 4 and 5 on FSA. This course will continue to explore and extend the Robotics and Computer Coding principles addressed in the Introduction to Robotics course, as well as general Engineering Design Principles. Students will expand their robotics skills by competing in the First Lego Challenge competition.  Students will integrate their robotics and coding skills by learning to write Android Cell Phone Apps which can control Lego Mindstorms Robots. Students will be introduced to the world of underwater Robotics by building Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs). Students will participate in an array of traditional engineering design activities such as mousetrap car design, water bottle rockets, electrical generator construction and bridge design. 

    LATINOS IN ACTION: Latinos In Action (LIA) is a leadership class offered to seventh grade students. Empowering Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through career and college readiness; service, social and professional assistance. Latinos In Action addresses the student as a whole, tying academics, leadership, and self-development into a single program.

    YEARBOOK: Yearbook class is offered to seventh and eighth grade students. Students work cooperatively to document all events at LCMS for the school year to build, market and produce the school annual yearbook. Only students who put yearbook as choice 1 or 2 are eligible for the application process which includes but is not limited to parental consent, academic and behavioral queries, teacher recommendations, and possible summer and or before or after school activities. Application is required.

    ART:  Art is a new class offered to all grade levels. Student learn to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art with artistic intent. Students become engaged in the arts through creating, developing, and responding to other artists work. Class projects are concentrated around the principles and elements of art through drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION:  Physical Education (PE) is offered to all grade levels as a semester class. This class is designed for students who enjoy high energy activities and can work with others on teams of different sizes. This class will place emphasis on several different types of sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football just to name a few. Students will be presented with the rules and regulations of each sport and practice the skills to be successful at each sport. Lastly, Students will have the opportunities to take a leadership role to make his/her team successful.

    HEALTH OCCUPATIONS: Health is only offered to seventh grade students. The purpose of this course is to inform and educate students on different types of health professions. Upon a successful completion of this course students will be able to distinguish between the different types of health professions and be able to perform some of the basic skills and knowledge common to health care. Students will be CPR certified by the American Heart Association.

    COMPUTER SCIENCE: Computer Science is only offered to seventh grade students. Computer Science is an introductory course that allows students to explore game development through the JavaScript programming language and Web Design by way of HTML and CSS code. This exciting course is delivering inspiration to students who love computers and those that may have had little interest in technology.

    LEEO: Students will become Industry Certified in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.  LEEO students also learn how to set up and run a real business that generates income where students make real-world business decisions. LEEO students also collaborate with other LEEO schools via Go-To-Meeting Conferencing, Broward College and businesses like Office Depot Corporate and Citrix among others. LEEO class is only offered to students with a 4 or 5 reading score as well as a 4 or 5 math score.  The course is a progression, so students who attend the sixth grade year, are automatically enrolled in the seventh and eighth grade years.  The eighth grade year is for high school credit.

    STUDIO: Studio is a class only offered to seventh and eighth grade students. It ss an in-depth exploration and application of Digital Video Cameras, Tripods, Microphones, and the iMovie Program.  Students write 4 storyboards to film and edit them using the software.  Public Service Announcements, Jingle commercials, How To Videos and a movie trailer are the 4 Video Projects.  Students also create PowerPoint presentations, edit music in the Garage Band program and create slideshows using Photos on Mac Computers. 

    GLOBAL SCHOLARS: Global Scholars class is only offered to 6th grade students. Global Scholars program through the Research Elective in the Media Center. Lyons Creek has been connected to schools across the globe in cities that include Barcelona, Warsaw, TelAviv and Medford, Massachusetts. Our students share facts about life in our area and learn about the culture and communities in other places. We share through blogging over the internet, skype conversations, and videos. We are exploring our digital world and how technology helps use connect and changes our lives. Each year topic to study changes and is provided by the district.

    Computer Applications in Business (IC3): IC3 is offered to both seventh and eighth grade students with an FSA of level 3 and above. Students work towards receiving digital tool certificates in IC3 Key Applications. Key Applications course focuses on basic database concepts, informational retrieval, and database inputs and outputs. Further, students will learn the most common functions of various office productivity applications in addition to being taught how to properly select and use the correct program or app for the task at hand.

    STEM: STEM Research class is for sixth grade students, it covers a wide range of topics that are concurrent with cutting edge scientific research and leading edge futurism. A brief overview of the topics covered are astronomy, engineering, math, general sciences, geography, technology, algebra, exponents, scientific current events, and more. This class also works in tandem with the KAPOW program, which helps prepare students to be future leaders in their own prospective fields of interest for employment. The KAPOW program is designed to aid students in finding their passion during their formative years so they are more prepared to succeed when they enter the workforce. This course will explore cross-curriculum approaches to math and science while incorporating an enjoyable but learning-intensive classroom environment. Students will rediscover their interest in science through the rocket propulsion labs and have their horizons of perspective expanded in regards to the nature of matter amidst the sound bowl oscillation lab, just to name a few.

     

    *HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASSES*

    SPEECH: Speech is offered to both seventh and eighth grade students and is a HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS. The purpose of this course is to develop students' beginning awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as it applies to oral communication concepts and strategies in a variety of given settings. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: learning and practicing a variety of speech formats, learning and demonstrating appropriate formal and informal public speaking techniques for audience, purpose, and occasion (such as, eye contact and body movements, voice register and choices of language, use of standard English), using research and writing skills to support selected topics and points of view, and collaboration amongst peers, especially during the drafting and practicing stages. Student must participate in tournament(s).

    DEBATE: Debate is offered to both seventh and eighth grade students and is a HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS. The purpose of this course is to develop students' beginning awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as it applies to oral communication concepts and strategies in a variety of given settings. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: learning and practicing a variety of speech formats, learning and demonstrating appropriate formal and informal public speaking techniques for audience, purpose, and occasion (such as, eye contact and body movements, voice register and choices of language, use of standard English), using research and writing skills to support selected topics and points of view, and collaboration amongst peers, especially during the drafting and practicing stages. Student must participate in tournament(s).

    SPANISH I: Spanish I and II are offered to both seventh and eighth grade students and is a HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS. The purpose of these courses is to enable students to begin to acquire proficiency in Spanish through a linguistic, communicative and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is placed on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and on the acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar. Cross-cultural understanding is fostered and real-life applications are emphasized through each course.

    SPANISH II: Spanish II is an eighth grade class and is a HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS. The purpose of these courses is to enable students to begin to acquire proficiency in Spanish through a linguistic, communicative and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis is placed on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and on the acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar. Cross-cultural understanding is fostered and real-life applications are emphasized through each course. The pre-requisite for Spanish II is the successful mastery of topics learned in Spanish I. 

    DIGITAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DIT): DIT is an eighth grade class for students with an FSA of level 3 and above and is HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS. Students complete all three IC3 Digital Literacy Certifications: Key Applications, Living Online, and Computing Fundamentals courses and earn digital tool certificates.

    ANY REQUEST IS NOT A GUARANTEE. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO SCHEDULE STUDENTS INTO THE CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE. CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. READING SUPERSEDES ANY ELECTIVE CHOICE.