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Grade 8 / 9 Course options for September 2018-2019

Grade 8/9 CLMS Options

 

A total of 6 options will be needed for the year.  Below is the course descriptions for each complementary course. At 7:pm, Friday June 15, 2018 the link below for grade 8-9 students will be available.  Together with your student, click on the link and complete course options forms.


https://goo.gl/forms/r5bAjWYQQg64i7sv2

Options class are first come first serve.   Please feel free to contact Mr. Crane by email jcrane@rockyview.ab.ca if you require assistance.

 

Term 1 A

Term 1 B

Term 2 A

Term 2 B

Term 3 A

Term 3B

 

Art 8

Art 9

Art 8

Wearable Art 9

Art 8

Art 9

Astronomy

Leadership

Astronomy

Leadership

Astronomy

Leadership

Band 9

Band 8

Band 9

Band 8

Band 9

Band 8

Culinary Arts

Baking

Culinary Arts

Baking

Culinary Arts

Baking

Guitar 1

Photoshop

Photoshop

Acting on Stage and Screen

Guitar 2

Songwriting/HipHop/Garageband

Music History

Civil Rights: A history of humankind

Music History

Civil Rights: A history of human kind

Music History

Civil Rights: A history of human kind

Beginning Sewing

Intermediate Sewing

Intermediate Sewing

Advance Sewing

Intermediate Sewing

Advance Sewing

Woodworking & Metal Working

Float your Boat Term 1

Woodworking & Metal Working

Float your Boat Term 2

Woodworking & Metal Working

Woodworking & Metal Working

Swag Marketplace

Study Skills

Swag Marketplace

Financial Literacy

Swag Marketplace

Humanties PAT Prep

Yearbook 1A

Outdoor Education

Yearbook 2A

Active Living

Yearbook 3A

Outdoor Education

Web Tools 2.0

Webpage Design

Web Tools 2.0

Webpage Design

Math PAT Prep

Web Tools 2.0

Lego Art/Sculpture

Rocketry

Lego Art/Sculpture

Robotics

Lego Art/Sculpture

Rocketry

 

 

Art 8:

This intermediate course is designed to allow students to explore the elements of art and principles of design through a wide range of media (drawing, painting, and sculpting). This course will be offered each term, but the specific projects will change throughout the year. Feel free to sign up for Art for more than one term!

 

Course Fee: $25

Art 9:

This course offers an advanced study of painting and drawing techniques. Students will use a variety of different materials to produce individual works of art that are culturally relevant and self expressive. This course will be offered each term, but the specific projects will change throughout the year. Feel free to sign up for Art for more than one term!

 

Course Fee: $25

Wearable Art 9 (Term 2 Only):

This course explores design and the concept of wearable art. Students will be introduced to an array of clothing artists, from haute couture, to pop culture phenomena, to local upcoming stars. Students will be expected to design and present their wearable art creations throughout the course of this term and to use other media like photography, Photoshop and music to complement the theme of their creations. Students will be expected to participate in a culminating fashion show as a requirement of the course.

 

Course Fee: $25

Astronomy:

Take what you learned in Science even further with the study of our solar system, space and the universe around us through wicked experiments, star gazing and more. This course is literally out of this world!

 

Course Fee: $15

Leadership:

Take charge of your school! Develop your skills in planning, implementing and evaluating school and community projects. You will learn techniques with communication, organization, promotion, evaluation, group process, managerial methods, human relations, and self-awareness.

 

Course fee $20

Band 8:

Year-long course. Students must sign up for all 3 terms.

Wind Instrument rental fee- approx. $210.00 (depending on the instrument and where you rent from)

School percussion rental fee- $30.00 per year (this is for the maintenance of all the percussion instruments)

 

School percussion rental fee- $30.00 per year

Band 8 will work at a fast pace to increase technical skill and musicality as individuals, small ensembles and as a large performing group. Students who enroll in this class are expected to practice for times every week and must have previous band experience. Through technical studies, challenging repertoire, this class will have the opportunity to play at 2-3 concerts, perform at a festival and participate clinics run by professional musicians. Additionally, there is an opportunity for band 8 students will participate in a one-day band camp which will be supplemented by fundraising.

 

Band 9:

Year-long course. Students must sign up for all 3 terms.

Wind Instrument rental fee- approx. $210.00 (depending on the instrument and where you rent from)

School percussion rental fee- $30.00 per year (this is for the maintenance of all the percussion instruments)

 

Band 9 will work at a fast pace to increase technical skill and musicality as individuals, small ensembles and as a large performing group. Students who enroll in this class are expected to practice for times every week and must have previous band experience. Through technical studies, challenging repertoire, this class will have the opportunity to play at 2-3 concerts, perform at a festival and participate clinics run by professional musicians. Additionally, band 9 students will participate in a one- day band camp which will be supplemented by fundraising.

Culinary Arts 8/9:

 

This CTF class is designed to enhance your culinary skills and give you the basics in order to prepare meals at home. You will make an array of dishes, from breakfast to dinner and dessert in between! Please come prepared to work collaboratively with a small group and contribute with food preparation and clean-up. The term will end with a challenge task that will be judged. Bring your creative skills and positive attitude, please!

 

Course Fee: $30.00

Baking 8/9:

 

In baking class, you will be tasked to create an array of baked items, from cookies to cakes. There will be a decorating challenging, themed according to season: Term 1: Halloween/ Term 2: Christmas/ Term 3: Ultimate Summer Treat. Please come prepared to work collaboratively with a small group and contribute with food preparation and clean-up. If you enjoy baking, this is the class for you!

 

Course Fee: $20.00

Guitar 1:

If you have ever wanted to try to learn the guitar, this class is for you. The school will supply each student with a guitar, tuner, picks and learning materials for the term. We start from the beginning and end by learning some of your favourite songs. Now is your chance to learn this great instrument!

 

Course Fee: $10.00

Photoshop:

Do you enjoy photography? Photoshop is great for improving your photography. In this class, you will learn from the beginning how to use this program and create magnificent art projects that you would see in galleries, magazines and advertisements all over the world. Students can use their own computers if they have the Adobe Photoshop software or the school will provide a computer to use for the term.

 

Course Fee: $10.00

Acting on Stage and Screen:

In this class, you will learn how to act for a live and t.v. audience. If you have ever wanted to be in a play or in the movies, this is the class is for you. By studying scripts, scenes and improvisation, students will perform for small and large live audiences. We will also shoot acting scenes on camera.

 

Course Fee: $10.00

Guitar 2:

This class is for students that want to take their guitar playing to the next level. If you have any experience playing guitar, have taken some lessons or Guitar 1 class and want to learn and have time to practice more, you must sign up! We will learn tab, chords, scales, solos and songs. The school will provide you with a guitar, picks and a tuner. Let's rock!

 

Course Fee: $10.00

Songwriting/HipHop/Garageband:

Do you enjoy listening to music? Have you ever wondered how artists record their music? Do you enjoy singing, rapping, and/or playing an instrument or creating beats and want to learn how to record your own music?! If so, this is the class for you. We will learn how to use garageband and record our own songs, beats and/or hip hop rhymes. So, if you want to record your own music, beats, rap or song sign up!

Music History:

Within this exploratory students will delve into the world of music and how geography plays a specific role in the genres that we see around the world. The Mississippi river, for example, worked to bring musical travellers to new areas of the world and brought with them the blues and jazz. Ask yourself: where did rap stem from? where in the world did we first witness signs of it? we could beg the same question of hip hop, country, pop, and many more. In this exploratory we will find the ties between human history, geography, culture, and music.

 

Course Fee: $20.00

Civil Rights: A history of humankind

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" George Orwell. What caused the civil rights movements? Was it unavoidable? How can we trace the footsteps of our ancestors and understand our human history? What changes will come? Can we predict this? Strong critical thinking and passion for history is a must!

 

Course Fee: $20.00

Beginning Sewing:

This class is designed for those students who have never taken a sewing class before and is a prerequisite for intermediate sewing. Come and learn how to work a sewing machine and follow a simple pattern. Students will make apron.

 

Course Fee: $25.00

Intermediate Sewing:

Bags Galore In this class students will design and sew different kinds of bags. They will learn how to sew in zippers, use interfacing and coordinate fabrics.

 

Course Fee: $25.00

Advance Sewing:

This class is designed for those student who have completed beginner or intermediate sewing and have a keen interest in sewing a quilt. Students will learn proper piecing techniques as they build a quilt top. If students wish to quilt their quilt top they must sign up for the third term advanced sewing class.

Course Fee: $30

Woodworking and Metal Working:

In this course students will learn safe use of various hand and power tools. Students will have the option to explore metal working through a jewelry making focus or woodworking, in which students will look at the various ways dimensional lumber can be altered and joined to make a unique project. The focus for those following the art metal stream will be to use the elements of design to make unique, visually pleasing jewelry ranging from pendants and bracelets to rings and brooches. The focus for those following the woodworking stream will be to create products that require joints in addition to various finishing techniques and a range of local and exotic wood choices. The products made will be of student choice within the confines of the design constraints given.

 

Course Fee: $30.00

Float your Boat: (Terms 1 & 2)

This is 2 term course. Students must sign up for both terms.

 

In this class students will learn about hull design and the relation between water displacement and floatation. Students will learn safe use of hand and power tools and apply these skills along with the basic elements of design to build their own unique paddle. Based on individual progress students will collectively help with building a canoe and/or paddle board. The year end celebration will be to test the flotation devices built!

 

Course Fee: $25.00

CLMS Swag Marketplace:

We all want to express ourselves and share our identities in the way that we dress and the items that we own. In Marketplace, students will learn how to design graphics that they can print onto vinyl. Permanent vinyl projects (decals for computers, phones, car windows), and heat transfer vinyl (graphics on hoodies, hats, t-shirts, etc.) will be created and advertized. Custom orders will be taken from the student body and community members.

 

Course Fee: $30.00.

Study Skills:

Get set up for success! Study skills, goal setting, time management and other strategies will be shared and practiced.

Financial Literacy.

Teens learn about relevant financial skills like managing a salary, buying a car and avoiding debt.

PAT Humanities 9 Prep: The objective of this course will be to improve student performance on the English Language Arts and Social Studies PAT exams through learning and reviewing test taking strategies. The PAT exam takes place in the 3rd week of June every year. Starting early preparation and mastering the subject content proactively before the exam reduces the test anxiety and improves confidence in students. Students will be reviewing curriculum through reviewing previous exams/prompts and practice questions offered in class.

Yearbook:

(Year-long course. Students must sign up for all 3 terms if they want this course.)

 

Do you want to be a part of a team that creates the book of memories for CLMS in 2018-19? We need people who are motivated and want to see this project through, from planning to printing. Specifically, we need students who have a camera and proficient knowledge of digital design software. You will be expected to enthusiastically attend school events, as well as take pictures during non-class times, such as after school. Finally, this is a YEAR LONG COURSE, three terms long, because we need consistency with the design of our book. Please do not sign up for Yearbook if you do not want to be a part of this fantastic experience for the entire school year.

 

Course Fee: $20.00

Outdoor Education

 

This course is for students who like being outdoors and active. You will develop a variety of skills including navigation, orienteering, hiking and trail etiquette, learning how to make your own pop can stove, starting fires and learning to cook outdoors. Students will also be introduced to camping skills such as survival, shelters and outdoor safety.

There will be outdoor excursions (which will have a fee) that you will be expected to be attending as part of your assessment.

 

Course Fee: $25.00

Active Living– Term 2 only

Do you like to be active? Are you interested in discovering new sports? This course will help foster recreational leadership and incorporate a study of health, fitness, and an active lifestyle. This option includes a variety of activities (traditional and non-traditional) that will allow individuals to participate and develop new skills and interests. There will be excursion which will have a fee.

Outdoor Education

This course is for students who like being outdoors and active. You will develop a variety of skills including navigation, orienteering, hiking and trail etiquette, learning how to make your own pop can stove, starting fires and learning to cook outdoors. Students will also be introduced to camping skills such as survival, shelters and outdoor safety.

There will be outdoor excursions (which will have a fee) that you will be expected to be attending as part of your assessment.

 

Course Fee: $25.00

WEB TOOLS 2.0:

Learn about the technology tools to put the polish on your projects! With the wide range of digital tools available, students have so many options to representing their understanding. Using the tools students will be creating their own digital content. When it comes time to completing a quality project it is important that the style and quality of the work be the focus. In core classes students don't have time to learn a new digital tool in addition to the task in their hands. Students will leave this exploratory class with a digital “toolkit” filled with options that they can use enhance the quality of their work. Course content to include: Google apps, programming apps i.e. scratch, multimedia files, augmented reality apps and a variety of RVS approved tools.

Webpage Design:

How does a good web page look like? Students will be introduced to basic web design using HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language). Students will learn how to use HTML tags and tag attributes to control their web page's appearance. Throughout, students will be planning, comparing and designing effective web pages. They will implement their planned web pages by writing HTML. Students will enhance their web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graphics, images, hyperlinks, tables, and multimedia; and producing a functional, multi-page website.

PAT MATH 9 Prep:

The objective of this course will be to improve student performance on the math PAT exam through learning and reviewing test taking strategies. The PAT exam takes place in the 3rd week of June every year. Starting early preparation and mastering the subject content proactively before the exam reduces the test anxiety and improves confidence in students. Students will be reviewing math 9 curriculum through reviewing previous PAT exams and practice questions offered in class.

Lego Art/Sculpture:

Do you want the opportunity to build, design/create projects with a “highly sophisticated interlocking brick system”? Sign up for our Lego Art and Sculpture class. You will have the chance to use technology to create moveable parts and learn construction techniques from guided sets that will help you bring your ideas to life. You will have access to an ever expanding and diverse collection of Lego pieces that will enable you to sculpt your creation in 3D. You will evaluate the accuracy and playability of different movie based sets released by Lego over the past 20 years. Then you have the chance to share your projects online with Lego Life and at the Fine Arts evening at the end of each term. If you can dream it, we can help you build it.

 

Course Fee: $15.00

Rocketry:

Have you ever thought about space and the final frontier? Now you will have the opportunity to design, build and launch different types of rockets. You will also have the chance to talk with people whose jobs relate to different parts of the space programs, and even those who have been in space. If you are interested in space and rockets, this could be the platform that launches your future career. Please note: You will be expected to provide your own rocket kits (we will provide motors).

 

Course Fee: $10.00

Robotics:

“Beep. mmm,click, whirl,”

<CRASH>

“Oops!! I didn’t program it to do that”.

Hopefully, that is something we will not hear too often, but that is also part of the world of robotics. We will be exploring the world of robotics and basic coding. We will be using a combination of different robotic systems to construct simple to more complex robots and programming the robots to accomplish ordinary one to two-step tasks to eventually more demanding challenges. By the end of the term, we hope to hear, “Wow! Did you see that; it weaved through a maze and avoided all the traps!

 

Course Fee: $20.00

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