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, Study Hall,
Choices for Elective 2: Sports, Beginning Band, Sculpture, Nature Explorations, Teacher Assistant, 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.
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: $5.00
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. Amy Jo
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!
Nature Explorations: Ms. Blair
In this class we will explore the world outside the classroom. Events may include bird watching, botanical wonders, nature journaling, hiking, litter pick-up, and more. Plan to be outside and respectful of nature and the out-of-doors.
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 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 all seventh and eighth grade students. Only qualified sixth graders (as determined by Ms. Janet) will be placed as assistants during this elective cycle. Make your second choices wisely.
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