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, Beginning Band, Art Explorations, Teacher Assistant, Web Design, Study Hall,
Choices for Elective 2: Sports, Advanced Band, Art Foundations, Teacher Assistant, Meditation, 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 Foundations:

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.


Art Explorations:

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.


Sports:

Offerings will be hockey and soccer. 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.


Beginning Band:

Beginning band will meet Monday and Wednesday at 2:10 and is for those students (grades 6th-8th) who would like to begin learning a band instrument or those who have been in band but would like to learn a new instrument. Beginning band is a commitment made for the whole year. Students who did not join beginning band first quarter may register for second quarter. Mrs. Umphlett will gauge each new student's commitment to band and approve or disapprove second quarter additions, so make a wise second choice for Monday, Wednesday elective.


Advanced Band:

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. Advanced band meets on Tuesday and Thursday and is a commitment made for the whole year. Students who did not join advanced band first quarter may register for second quarter. Mrs. Umphlett will gauge each new student's commitment to band and approve or disapprove second quarter additions, so make a wise second choice for Tuesday, Thursday elective.


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 seventh and eighth grade students during this elective cycle.


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 Tuesday, December 16th.


First Name:


Last Name:


Email Address:


Grade Level:


Monday, Wednesday 1st Choice:


Monday, Wednesday 2nd Choice:


Tuesday, Thursday 1st Choice:


Tuesday, Thursday 2nd Choice:


Don't forget that forms should be submitted before Tuesday, December 16th.



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