Ridgeview Middle School Eighth Grade Choice Sheet 2018-2019
Choice sheets options must be selected by Feb 23rd! Access will be cut off after that date!
Email address *
Student Last Name: *
Student First Name *
Student ID *
Please confirm that you are entering the 8th grade by clicking below. If not, please use the correct grade level choice sheet. *
Is your student currently identified for Talented and Gifted (TAG) classes as per RRISD eligibility requirements? *
Is your student currently identified for Special Education (SPED) services per RRISD eligibility requirements? *
Eighth grade students are automatically registered for: Language Arts, Science, U.S. History, and Math.
(Student will be placed in a math class according to performance data from the previous year)
Pre-AP U.S. History will be offered for 8th grade students in the 2018-2019 school year.
This course includes the study of the history of the United States from the early colonial period through Reconstruction. Primary and secondary source materials, reading and writing skills, technology, and critical thinking will be used to acquire and apply information. Pre-AP strategies will be used to prepare students for the AP Human Geography course in high school. Pre-AP U.S. History is not a prerequisite for AP Human Geography. Reading and writing for this course will be more rigorous. Placement will be determined based on performance data.
Is your student interested in taking Pre-AP U.S. History? *
Please check your PE Choice *
Note: 8th graders who have already taken two years of PE do not have to choose PE during the 8th grade year. Students wishing to take Off Campus Physical Education must select one of the below options until district approval is received. Applications and guidelines for OCPE may be found at www.roundrockisd.org.
Electives: Prioritize your choices for electives by numbering 1-5 (1 = first choice) in the corresponding boxes.
In order to maximize student achievement, students in need of assistance may be reassigned to an academic intervention class in lieu of one elective choice. As always, electives are subject to change or cancellation. Budget constraints may further affect RRISD schedules and class availability.
Performance Art Courses Available to Eighth Graders
Performance Art courses require the purchase of a shirt and attendance at rehearsals and performances. Performances count as summative assessments.
0625 Band – Beginning (First year). Students will develop basic musical literacy skills while learning to play their respective wind or percussion instruments in preparation for a sequential experience in a full band setting in subsequent years. The students will be screened for placement on an instrument based upon their physical characteristics, as well as their preference, with the goal of placing them on instruments with which they can be successful. There may be a rental fee associated with a school owned instrument.
0743 Band - Advanced band placement is determined by the directors through audition. Students further develop ear training, individual and ensemble playing skills, tone production, and music reading in a full band setting. Students attend sectional technique classes, and participate in numerous concerts, contests, and community performances. There may be a rental fee associated with a school owned instrument.
0667 Orchestra - Beginning (First year). Students develop basic playing skills, practice habits, music reading, and listening skills, while playing violin, viola, cello, bass, or harp. Harp students in RRISD are required to take private harp lessons. Students will be screened for placement on an appropriate instrument. There may be a rental fee associated with a school owned instrument.
0806 Orchestra - Advanced orchestra placement is determined by the director through audition. Students extend their ear training skills, playing skills, tone production, music reading, and musicianship. Students participate in a variety of concerts, festivals, and community events. There may be a rental fee associated with a school owned instrument.
0646 Choir - Beginning (First year). Students will develop choral reading techniques, ear training, vocal production, solfege, and basic music theory skills in preparation for a sequential experience in a choir setting in subsequent years. Students will also develop skills in musicianship, ear training/listening skills, individual/ensemble singing, vocal production, music reading, and performance skills.
0750 Girls Choir - Placement is determined by director through audition. Students will develop skills in musicianship, ear training/listening skills. Individual ensemble singing, vocal production, music reading, performance skills, and music theory. Advanced choir students will study a variety of vocal styles and literature as they further develop and refine individual performance skills. In 7th/8th grades, students may also participate in UIL Choir contests and numerous community programs, and are encouraged to participate in solo and ensemble competitions and All-Region Choir Auditions.
0751 Boys' Choir - Students will develop skills in musicianship, ear training/listening skills. Individual ensemble singing, vocal production, music reading and performance skills. Advanced choir students will study a variety of vocal styles and literature as they further develop and refine individual performance skills. In 7th/8th grades, students may also participate in UIL Choir contests and numerous community programs, and are encouraged to participate in solo and ensemble competitions and All-Region Choir Auditions.
Visual Art Courses Available to 8th Graders
*High school credit is awarded upon successful completion
0681 Dance Fine Arts - Teacher determines placement . Students will learn basic elements of dance styles and acquire the wellness information and skills necessary to become healthy adults. All Dance class students will be required to purchase a T-shirt.
0848 Theatre Arts- Beginning (First year). First year students explore elements of drama and conventions of theatre; interpret characters, voice and body expression and the relationship of theatre to history, society, and culture. This work may culminate in a production performed for the public.
0849 Theatre Arts Advanced- Placement is determined by directors through audition. Students learn basic acting skills, pantomime, improvisation, storytelling, character analysis, body expression and the relationship of theatre to history, society, and culture. Advanced students interpret characters using the voice and body to interpret scenes and study the relationship of theatre to history, society, and culture. This work may culminate in a production performed for the public.
Ridgeview is considering the option of a Vocal Ensemble (Musical Theater) class for 7th and 8th graders dependent on space and allocations.
In this course students will study a variety of vocal styles and literature as they further develop and refine individual and group performance skills. One year of choir or theater is required as a prerequisite.
Would you be interested in a Vocal Ensemble class? *
If interested in participating in a Vocal Ensemble class, what choice would you want it to be?
0673 Discovery (Technical Theatre) – Technical Theatre consists of set and prop construction, theatre safety, lighting and sound design, board operation, costume and makeup design, and stage management. This class will assist with the needs for all RMS Theatre Department shows. Technical Theatre involves physical movement, lifting heavy objects, working with power tools, lumber, paint, furniture and set pieces. Student placement is determined by the directors after the student applies and interviews with Ms. Taylor.
0842 Middle School Art 1- $25 fee required. This course extends the learning of basic elements and principles of design, art history, and art appreciation. Students design, develop, and create art using a variety of media.
0845 Middle School Art 2A- $25 fee required. This course extends the learning of the elements of art and principles of design, art history, and art appreciation. Students design, develop, and create art using a variety of media.
0841 Art 1 High School* Teacher determines placement - $25 fee required. High school credit awarded upon successful completion of course.Students explore the elements of art and principals of design with emphasis on visual literacy skills, use of critical thinking, imagination and the senses to explore the world alongside creative visual problem solving. Students create original art in a variety of media, study art history, aesthetics, and participate in the critique process within this general survey course. Students are expected to meet the exact same requirements and standards as students taking this course in high school. Prerequisite: Successful completion of either Art MS 1 and Art MS 2, or receive teacher approval based upon a portfolio review.
Ridgeview is considering the option of a Graphic Arts class for 7th and 8th graders dependent on space and allocations.
This course extends the learning of the elements of art and principles of design, art history, and art appreciation. Students design, develop, and create art using a variety of media and then applying in the digital world. A $25 fee would be required for supplies.
Would you be interested in participating in a Graphic Arts class? *
If interested in participating in a Graphic Arts class, what choice would you want it to be?
CTE/Elective Courses Available to Eighth Graders
*High school credit is awarded upon successful completion
0744 BIM (Business Information Management)* Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create word processing documents, develop a spreadsheet, formulate a database, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate software. This course is Tech Prep articulated (college credit) at the Middle School. This course contributes to the Business endorsement for graduation requirements.
0827 Gateway to Technology * A $15.00 fee may be charged to cover supply expenses.This hands-on class integrates math, science, and technology to show how engineering is used to solve everyday problems. Students develop skills that will prepare them for a rigorous high school curriculum. This course does not contribute towards an endorsement. One high school elective credit will be awarded after successful completion.
0671A TV/Video Production - Parents must sign a consent for their students to be photographed and for projects to be published on YouTube with a private URL address. This class includes an introduction to video editing and news broadcasting strategies in the middle school environment.
0671B TV/Video Broadcast (PROWL) - Parents must sign a consent for their students to be photographed and for projects to be published on YouTube with a private URL address. This class includes advanced video editing and news broadcasting strategies in the middle school environment.
0661 Tech Apps 2B - In this course, students are introduced to the world of computer science. Using Scratch and MIT's App Inventor, students will learn fundamental programming concepts by learning how to create animations, computer games, and interactive projects. We’ll finish the year exploring different programming platforms. Throughout the year, we’ll examine possible career paths and opportunities to expand our programming knowledge. Tech Apps 1 nor Tech Apps 2A are prerequisites.
0794 Journalism: Yearbook - This course teaches students yearbook design and composition in order to compose the school yearbook. Students are instructed in digital photography skills, interviewing, and writing skills. The student must complete an application for approval.
0892 Leadership: PALS- $10 per year for a student manual may be assessed.This course trains students to be knowledgeable in conflict resolution, mentors, and effective speakers. Students utilize leadership skills through the planning process, problem solving, and teamwork to develop, carry out, and evaluate student-led service projects. The student must complete an application and interview process required for placement into this course.
0614 Student Aide - Students have the opportunity to assist staff in various campus roles while developing occupational skills and serving in a student leadership role. There is an application and interview process for selection to assist in the front office, counseling office, library or in a classroom setting.
0616 Peer Mentor - Students have the opportunity to assist peers with academic support in cooperation with the teacher. Students might assist peers with re-teach, homework, reinforcing the daily lesson, and study skills or strategies. There is an application and interview process for selection to assist in the classroom setting.
0894 Study Skills- This course is designed to provide instruction in techniques for developing better study habits. Students will learn techniques that will improve their time management, along with organizational, listening, test-taking, and note-taking skills. Time will also be spent working on homework.
LOTE Courses Available to 8th Graders
* High School credit is awarded upon successful completion.
**High school credit is awarded upon successful completion of second year in course.
0776 Spanish 1B** (Second year of the Spanish 1 credit) Prerequisite: Evidence of successful completion of Spanish 1A.
0796 Spanish 2* This course reviews concepts taught in the previous level and continues with additional structures and vocabulary to increase language proficiency. Prerequisite: Evidence of successful completion of Level 1 Spanish.
0772 French 1B** (Second year of the French 1 credit) prerequisite: Evidence of successful completion of French 1A.
0766 French 2* This course reviews concepts taught in the previous level and continues with additional structures and vocabulary to increase language proficiency.Prerequisite: Evidence of successful completion of Level 1 French.
Important Notes—Please Read Carefully:
While every attempt will be made to honor students’ elective requests, sometimes budget and enrollment considerations may affect actual course availability and offerings. By clicking below, we commit that these are the courses we request to be scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year. We understand that school resources will be allocated based on these choices. Student schedules will not be changed to select different teachers or to drop a previously selected elective. Change of mind requests will not be honored after the course verification window in May. *
Parent/Guardian Last Name *
Parent/Guardian First Name *
Parent/Guardian Best Contact Phone Number *
Parent/Guardian Email
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This form was created inside of RoundRock ISD. - Terms of Service - Additional Terms