DIGITAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DIT): DIT is an eighth-grade class for students with an FSA of level 3 and above and is a 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.
INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY (ICT): ICT is offered to both seventh and eighth grade students. 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.
LINKING EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (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. The course is a progression, so students who attend the sixth-grade year, are automatically enrolled in the seventh and eighth grade years.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP/MARKETING: Students will focus on the process of discovering new ways of combining resources to create a successful business. This class focuses on the business process of creating relationships, focusing on management and commerce, as well as marketing.
SPORTS/MONEY MANAGEMENT: Students will learn the business attributes of money management and sports management. This class will assist students in understanding the creation, restoring, and maintenance of financial wellness.
CODING AND GAMING: Creation of computer software, apps and websites. Students also practice development, design and industry of gaming. Students learn digital programming and web design through HTML and CSS Code.
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 read music. The band performs at Concerts, as well as Solo and 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 at 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 for the student body, with the Monarch Knights marching band, Concerts, 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. 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.
ADVANCED CHORUS: Advanced Chorus is for seventh and eighth grade students who have already completed a year of Beginning Chorus or similar experience. 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. 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.
INTRODUCTION TO PIANO: Beginning techniques, music literacy, and related musical knowledge through solo and literature.
STUDIO/TV PRODUCTION: Studio is a class only offered to seventh and eighth grade students. It is an in-depth exploration and application of Digital Video Cameras, Tripods, Microphones, and the iMovie Program. Students write storyboards, Public Service Announcements, Jingle Commercials, How- To-Videos and a movie trailer are a few of the course projects.
MUSIC APPRECIATION: Encourage awareness and appreciation for music. Students explore music through listening, stimulating the imagination and development of basic skills and process of music.
MUSIC PRODUCTION: Students will learn to operate Garage Band and Music Production. Students will create and track songs, add voices and instruments, then upload and export finished products.
DRAMA/THEATRE: Students explore performance, technical, and administrative aspects of theatre.
ART: Art is 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 artists’ work. Class projects are concentrated around the principles and elements of art through drawing, painting, print-making, and sculpture.
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 includes, but not be limited to: formats, public speaking, techniques for audience, purpose, and occasion, points of view, and collaboration. Student must participate in tournaments.
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 includes, but not be limited to: formats, public speaking, techniques for audience, purpose, and occasion, points of view, and collaboration. Student must participate in tournaments.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) & MINDFULNESS
MINDFULNESS & SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL WELLNESS: Practice of maintaining awareness of thoughts, feelings, body, and environment through a nurturing lens. Social-Emotional Wellness includes the process through which children understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy, establish and maintain positive relationships.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH/SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING (S.T.E.M./SEL): Sixth grade class covering astronomy, engineering, math, general sciences, geography, technology, algebra, exponents, scientific current events, and more. This class also works in tandem with LCMS's SEL program, which stands for Social-Emotional Learning. SEL helps prepare students to be future leaders in their own prospective fields of interest, by integrating interpersonal skills such as: introspection, self-reflection, self-awareness, awareness of others, compassion, empathy, and various mindfulness tools. The SEL program is designed to aid students in finding their passion for kindness and seeing the value in every human life.
LATINOS IN ACTION (LIA): A leadership class offered to seventh and eighth 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 tying academics, leadership, and self-development into a single program. LIA students’ mentor elementary school students and attend an annual conference.
GLOBAL SCHOLARS: Global Scholars is only offered to sixth grade students. Lyons Creek has been connected to schools across the globe in cities that include Barcelona, Madrid, Mumbai, Petropavlovsk, and Boston. Our students explore their own cultures and worldviews in order to share facts about life in our local area with our Global Peers in order to gain insight and to learn about the culture and communities in other parts of the world. Yearly topic of study is provided by the district.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Beginners): A comprehensive program consisting of skill development, lead up games, team sports, and physical fitness activities. Students receive instruction in rules, skills, and strategies. This course promotes cooperation, leadership, fair play and friendly competition.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Advanced/Team Sports): This class is designed for students with a sports background interested in furthering skills and strategies of competitive team sports, such as basketball, flag football, soccer, and volleyball.
HEALTH: The purpose of this seventh-grade 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.
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL: The focus and the intent of the Cambridge Lower Secondary Program is to encourage students to use problem-solving skills to access and link together knowledge from across all standards. Cambridge academic content is cross-curricular and emphasizes understanding issues through a global perspective. Throughout the progression of the program, students develop and strengthen their reasoning and communication skills. Content is based on Florida Standards with educational enhancements based on the Cambridge Assessment International Education Standards (Cambridge Standards). Implementation of Cambridge Standards assists teachers in delivering innovative, student-centered, inquiry-based learning in a highly collaborative environment that promotes higher level questioning. Performance tasks are imbedded within the curriculum to provide students the opportunity to apply their knowledge when given authentic context. Application details will be posted on the LCMS Website.
INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH: Introduces students to language and culture. Beginning skills in listening and speaking and introduction to basic skills in reading and writing. THIS IS NOT A HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS.
SPANISH I: Spanish I is a seventh and eighth grade class and is a HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS. The purpose of this course 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.
SPANISH II: Spanish II is a seventh or eighth grade class and is a HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS. The purpose of this course is to enable students to begin applying 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. The pre-requisite for Spanish II is the successful mastery of topics learned in Spanish I.
ROBOTICS: Robotic is offered to all grade level students. There may be an option for an eighth-grade high school credit advanced robotics course for those who successfully completed previous Lyons Creek robotics. 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 participate in an array of traditional engineering design activities such as mousetrap car design, water bottle rockets, electrical generator construction and bridge design.
ANY REQUEST IS NOT A GUARANTEE.
EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO SCHEDULE STUDENTS INTO THE CLASS OF CHOICE.
CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
READING SUPERSEDES ANY ELECTIVE CHOICE.