Electives will meet on alternate days this year. Elective 1 will meet on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Elective 2 will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Choices for Elective 1: Sports, Advanced Band, Art Lab, Teacher Assistant, Dungeons and Dragons, Study Hall,
Choices for Elective 2: Sports, Beginning Band, Sculpture, Nature Explorations, Teacher Assistant, Web Design, Study Hall,

Students who are not in good academic standing will be required to attend study hall. We define good academic standing as a “C” average or better and current on all assignments. Teachers may require students to attend study hall if they miss a deadline for homework or class work.

Course Descriptions

Art Lab: Ms. Krista

Yo, get ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! In Art Lab you will learn a variety of ways to express yourself and what is happening in the world around you. In this course you will have the chance to experiment with a variety of materials and techniques as you refine your skills. You can look forward to using a little bit of everything from paint, collage, printmaking, book binding, drawing and more. We will explore the elements and principles of design as well as art history and art from different cultures. Art Lab is a great place for you to visually express your uniqueness. This class will be offered all year, but will change each quarter. Supply Fee: $3.00

Sculpture: Ms. Krista

Imagine, design, create! This will be our motto for our sculpture class. You will have the opportunity to express what is important to you in 3-D! During this course you will explore with wire, paper mache, clay, found objects and more. By the time you finish this class, you will be able to effectively manipulate and mold a variety of materials in order to create an original and unique artwork. We will explore kinetic sculpture along with masks, functional pottery, free standing and relief sculpture. You will also have the opportunity to learn about art history and different cultures during this course. Supply Fee: $5.00

Sports: Ms. Brook, Ms. Blair and Ms. Edie

Offerings will be flag football and ultimate frisbee. Please remember that along with playing games, students are required to learn skills, run, do push ups, sit ups, work hard, and have fun!

Dungeons and Dragons: Mr. Killebrew

Myth and imagination, storytelling and literacy, arithmetic and probability, character development and team building, cooperation and communication, … all of these and more are required to succeed in the many-faceted jewel of a game called Dungeons and Dragons. Dungeons and Dragons ("D&D") was created by gaming enthusiasts Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974. Since then, the game has spawned countless copies in the current world of computer role playing games (RPG's) that are so prevalent today. But instead of letting a computer roll the dice and dictate the game to you in pre-fabricated sentences and canned images, here it all takes place in the imagination of the players. Success is up to you and your team. If you want see where it all started, and you feel like you are up to the challenge, climb aboard. For this minimester, we will be exploring the classic D&D module, The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth. Priority will be given to students who have not experienced this offering.

Beginning Band: Mr. Collings

This elective course is offered to middle school students with interest in learning one of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, baritone, percussion, guitar and bass guitar. In addition to providing a great musical opportunity to students, participation in middle school band prepares MDCS students to continue their studies in a high school band. Beginning band is a commitment made for the whole year and will meet on Tuesday and Thursday.

Advanced Band: Mr. Collings

Advanced band is for sixth-eighth grade students who have participated in band for at least one year. We will work towards playing scales, solos, and concert band music. In addition to providing a great musical opportunity to students, participation in middle school band prepares MDCS students to continue their studies in a high school band. Advanced band meets on Monday and Wednesday and is a commitment made for the whole year.

Teacher Assistants will be assigned as an assistant in an elementary classroom. Students will be expected to communicate absences to their supervising teacher, attend reliably, and be ready to work. Only one of your electives can be Teacher Assistant. Sixth graders are not eligible for this offering during the first quarter. Only qualified students will be placed as assistants. Make your second choices wisely.

Aspen Budden is the only student eligible for Web Design.

Fill out the form below below and submit it by the morning of Monday, August 7th. All fields but email are required.

First Name:

Last Name:

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Grade Level:

Monday, Wednesday 1st Choice:

Monday, Wednesday 2nd Choice:

Tuesday, Thursday 1st Choice:

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Don't forget that forms should be submitted before Monday, August 7th.

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