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, Nature 101, 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 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 lacrosse 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 101- Ms. Blair

Explore nature topics like birds, wildlife, botany, nature yoga, and more with our own professional naturalist, Ms. Blair. Fun will be had indoors and outdoors during Nature 101, as we learn about a variety of Mother Nature's features and creatures. We will be creating a nature journal as part of class. Students should be prepared to go outside most days.


Band:

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:

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.


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, March 9th.


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 Wednesday, March 9th.



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