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Middle School | Grades 6-8

All About MIddle School:

Middle schoolers have six periods of core classes that include:

Students are assigned to a homeroom which will be the class they start in each day. The homeroom teacher they are assigned is the main teacher to answer questions and communicate events and assignments.

Students have study hall time which they can use to make up tests, talk with their teachers, and do homework. They also are able to choose one elective class per semester. They are able to go to this class every day.

Specials/Electives 

Electives selection is open for the 2021/2022 school year.  Click here for easy-to-follow steps to make these selections in Infinite Campus.

  • Choir – Choir is a semester-long elective open to all grades. Students will learn the fundamentals of sight-singing, reading music, harmony, blending and following a conductor.
  • Band – Band will be a year-long elective. Students will learn the fundamentals of reading music, following a conductor and proper playing technique for instruments. Students interested in band will need to be available for the first semester after school so they can begin finding the instrument that will work for them. Instrument rental is required.
  • Art – Art is a semester-long elective open to grades 6-8. Students will be studying and creating art from Ancient Greece and Rome, Gothic Art, The Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, Romantic, Realism, impressionism, expressionism and abstract periods. Several different mediums will be used in creating art pieces.
  • Physical Education – This is a combination class with students having the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of physical movement and participate in team sports.  P.E. is a semester-long elective open to grades 6-8.
  • Student Government is a year-long elective.  Student Government is a student-based civic organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students.

    Students will maintain a high standard of personal conduct.  Members will demonstrate leadership qualities by serving as good examples of behavior through their words and actions.

    All members will be expected to participate in approved activities, which will serve to enhance the quality of both the physical and behavior environment of the school.

    The purpose of student government is:

    1. To develop positive attitudes and to practice good citizenship.

    2. To promote harmonious relations throughout the entire school.

    3. To improve student/faculty relationships.

    4. To improve school morale and general welfare.

    5. To provide a forum for student expression.

    6. To plan special events or projects.

    Benefits of being involved in student government include: opportunity to improve reading and writing skills, gain experience in public speaking, and learn how to make a positive impact on school and community environment.  In addition, student government serves as a chance to meet new friends and work with a wide variety of people.

     Objectives of the Student Government are to:

    1. Provide a democratic form in which students can address those school related issues, which affect their lives.

    2. Maintain open communication between students and school staff.

    3. Train students in the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship.

    Students must be very responsible people who are willing to work hard.   As student government members you will be called to serve other students by representing their issues.  The council does not have the power to change policies, only to voice student opinion.

     Student government will be involved in many community minded projects.

    1. School beautification.  Clean up, painting, repairing, etc.

    2. Community service.  Food drives, recycling projects, coat drives.

    3. Student opinion polls, student newsletter/Yeti News, etc.

  • Astronomy is a semester-long elective that helps middle school students build a solid science foundation. This engaging course focuses on fundamental Astronomy concepts such as the history of Astronomy, space tools, the Sun, the Moon, the planets, solar systems, and galaxies.  Astronomy will introduce higher education level terminology, but explains it at a level appropriate for kids in grades 6-8, giving them a background in Astronomy topics they’ll build upon later.
  • Karate is a semester-long course that will train students (grades 6-8) how to utilize the power of their body and muscles to deliver powerful attacks to drive opponents back. Karate is easy to learn and the techniques involved are simple.  This is a beginners introduction to karate and present styles focusing on different approaches to the sport.
  • Technology is a semester-long course offered to grades 6-8.  Technology will familiarize the students with the resources of technology, technology systems and the evolution of technology. Students will be taught the design process and use it to explore the concept of design. They will be introduced to common materials and processes as they challenge themselves to solve innovative problems. 
  • Home Economics is a semester-long course currently only offered to our 7th graders for first semester and 8th grade students, second semester.  Home Economics will teach life skills, such as etiquette, babysitting, and getting along with others will be incorporated into this class. The cooking for this class may include baking and quick meals.
  • Yearbook is a year-long elective where 7th and 8th grade students will learn basic principals of yearbook production and develop skills that include writing copy, captions and headlines; digital photography; desktop publishing and using appropriate technology tools for media production.
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