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, Band, Art Foundations, Teacher Assistant, Study Hall,
Choices for Elective 2: Sports, Chorus, Art Explorations, Teacher Assistant, Meditation, Office 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.
This class will change every quarter. Students will continue to focus on art projects that build on developing skills and techniques while gaining knowledge of art media and styles. Many types of drawing, painting, and printmaking will be emphasized. There will be a $3.00 fee for this course.
This class changes each quarter. Students will creatively explore a variety of materials in creating mostly 3-D art work. Lessons will be presented that are challenging and allow for personal expression. There will be a $3.00 fee for this course.
Offerings will be hand ball and basketball. Please remember that along with playing games, students are required to learn skills, run, do push ups, sit ups, work hard, and have fun!
Meditation and Test Anxiety- Mr. Killebrew
Meditation has been shown to be a significant aid in dealing with many forms of anxiety, including test anxiety. In this elective, we will first just go over the basics of meditation instruction. Once everyone knows how it’s done, we will spend a lot of time “just sitting.” Most people will find this both a challenging and relaxing exercise. It is mind training in the most basic sense. At the end of each session, we will talk about our experiences with the practice (and its rewards). Everyone is welcome. Return students are more than welcome.
Band: Band is available for any 6th-8th grade student who has played their instrument for one year or more. Instruments in band include: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, string bass, and percussion. Students will learn the basics of music theory, history, and composition as well as put on two formal concerts through the year. Band is a full year commitment. Any student who wishes to join band in the middle of the year must talk with Mrs. U.
Chorus is available for any 6th-8th grade student who loves to sing! We will learn the basics of singing, reading music, writing music, music history and sight singing. Chorus will perform two formal concerts each year as well as some casual shows in smaller venues.
Teacher Assistants will be assigned to 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. This elective is available to sixth through eighth grade students during this elective cycle.
The Office Assistant will be helping Ms. Crim in the office. If chosen for this elective, you will be expected to communicate absences to Ms. Crim, attend reliably, and be ready to work. Tasks will include making copies, helping restock paper products, taking dismissal notes, helping with some office paperwork and helping with any students that come in the office for “minor” boo boos. Only one student will be chosen for this elective, so make your second choice wisely.
Elijah Bassett is the only student eligible for Web Design.
Put your first and second choices for each elective in the blanks below and submit the form by the morning of Wednesday, October 7th.