Each student will take art and health/wellness. Students may choose to provide input into which other specialist classes they would like. There is no guarantee that students will be enrolled in their top choices. Students are typically assigned each course for two terms.
Band continues to be a full year course. Chorus will be offered as both a full year course, and a two-term course. Those students who take full-year band or chorus will be enrolled in two other specialist classes.
Students assigned to a support block will be enrolled in two specialist classes. Please be reminded that any student assigned to a support block is welcome to sign up for band or chorus with the understanding that they will not be able to take any of the other specialist classes.
Courses in addition to art and health/wellness are described below:
Digital Making with Coding
Have you ever wanted to create your own website, create an animation, or build a simple computer game? In this class you will explore computer programming (coding) languages and make your own products. No prior coding experience required. Based on experience you will select from various resources to learn Scratch, a block-based coding language developed by M.I.T., and HTML, the foundation of web sites. Additional coding languages may be introduced.
If you like playing games, working in groups, and activities that involve acting, music, movement, and movies...then you’ll love this class! We’ll play fun theatre and group games, do improvisation, perform skits and scripts, explore story structure in movies, and create short film projects using iMovie and Green Screen technology. No performance experience necessary -- just a willingness to participate in all of the above!
Spanish is the third most popular language in the world, AND with over 50 million native speakers and second language speakers, the United States now has the second largest Spanish speaking population in the world after Mexico. Come learn Spanish at O’Maley!In each ten-week course, you will practice basic conversations about yourself and others, including likes, dislikes, family, school, sports, colors, seasons, and food. You will learn about culture (food, art, music, traditions and holidays) and geography of the Spanish Speaking world. Classes will be taught in a blend of Spanish and English, and will include games, reading, skits, and projects.