Language Arts 7 Honors (1.0) (7220A-semester 1, 7220B-semester 2)Prerequisite: Instructor approval, grades from previous year, and SRI (Reading) score for 1121-1700+. Testing for SRI reading score will be conducted in April by their teacher. Please encourage them to do their best. Application is required and available online. This class is based on the 7th grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards is designed for students who qualify for more advanced instruction, while still focusing on building concrete writing skills with a focus on sentence fluency and type, reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies of effective communication. We will be reading a variety of literature from historical fiction to non-fiction. We will be tying this class closely to Utah History and Science.
World Languages (0.5) 7th & 8thThis course is designed to allow 7th and 8th grade students to have exposure to a variety of world languages, including Spanish, Italian, French, and German. Through this multilingual experience, students will recognize similarities and differences in spoken language, learn basic expressions, vocabulary, and become more aware of world history and its impact on language. Through these experiences students will be able to identify which languages they may be interested in studying further at either ELA or at the High School level.
ELA News & Elementary Yearbook (0.5) 7th, 8th, and 9th This course will have two components: First, students will learn basic journalism skills such as note-taking, planning, interviewing, and editing, etc. They will also learn team building and leadership skills while collaborating on the Elementary Yearbook. Graphic Design skills will be taught in order to create a visually strong presentation of our school’s memories. Second, students will learn basic broadcast journalism skills, including script writing, video production, studio lighting, and basic video editing, etc. They will use these skills to create the weekly school news video, The Phoenix Feed.
FINE ARTS ELECTIVESTheatre I (0.5) 7th (7530A-Semester 1, 7530B-Semester 2)Prerequisite: None$ fee required This class is designed as an introductory course for theatre. Students will learn the awesome skills of acting by studying Improvisation, Stage Combat, Musical Theatre, and Play Production. Intro to Stage Crew (0.5) 7th (8915B-2nd Semester)Prerequisite: NoneApplication required-See Mrs. Butler$ fee required This class introduces students to Stage Crew; the art of technical theatre (lights,sounds, costumes, stage management, etc.). No after school hours are requiredfor this course. Drawing 1 (0.5)$ fee required This class will provide students with a basic art skills and techniques across a variety of drawing media. It will also provide art experiences that will develop visual competence, expertise of skills in two- dimensional art in value and in color, and awareness of historical art movements.
Drawing 2 (0.5)$ fee required Prerequisite: Drawing 1 required or permission from professor with advanced portfolio review.This class will build upon the roots of Drawing I. You will push the creative and technical components of making a drawing with emphasis on line, form, space, composition, value, color, time, and design. You will widen your understanding of different mediums and begin to understand how they might be introduced into your own personal work. Drawing projects, class projects, class critiques, daily drawing and one on one direction.
Painting 1 (0.5)$ fee required This class is a basic studio course in the media and techniques of painting. Activity will emphasize the study of color, structure, creativity and aesthetic values in general. A command of techniques and materials, both traditional and experimental, will be taught.
Painting 2 (0.5)$ fee required Prerequisite: Painting 1 required or permission from professor with advanced portfolio review.In this class, students will receive more advanced assignments with increasing emphasis on the expressive possibilities of the medium. Beginning Orchestra (0.5) 7th, 8th, 9th (8510A–semester 1)Prerequisite: None$ Fee RequiredThis course is for students who are interested in playing the violin, viola, cello, and bass. There are two evening performances (October and December) outside of class that are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.
Advanced Orchestra (0.5) 7th, 8th, 9th (semester 2 only)$ fee requiredThis course is for students who are interested in playing the violin, viola, cello, and bass and have had Beginning Orchestra or can pass a playing test with the instructor. There are two evening performances (March & May) outside of class that are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.
Wind Ensemble (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7524A-semester 1)Prerequisite: None$ Fee RequiredThis course is for students who are interested in playing flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone or baritone/euphonium as part of an ensemble. Two evening performances (October & December) outside of class are part of this course. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required.
Ukulele (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th ( -semester 1)$ fee required *Students must provide or rent own instrument. This course is for students who are interested in playing ukulele--both chords and fingerstyle. Singing while playing will be encouraged. Practice time outside of school is required. An instrument for use at home and school is required. This is a great class where you can play songs in a fun environment to help you relax from the stresses of the day. Come and learn one of the most accessible and popular instruments out there!
Music Composition and Connections (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7521)Prerequisite: None$ fee required This course is for students who would like to learn how to notate music, both freehand and notational software. Instruments are not required for this course. Students will learn the basics of piano and music theory and how to notate music for different instruments. The final project will be a “Composer’s Alive!” recital, where students’ works will be performed by live musicians.
Boys Choir I (0.5 or 1.0) 7th, 8th, 9th (7510MA-Semester 1, 7510MB-Semester 2)Prerequisite: None$ fee required Don’t miss out on BOYS CHOIR! This class will be packed with energy and FUN! Yes, choir is FUN! We will sing songs from all over the world, from Bach to Rock! We will build powerful, amazing, healthy voices that can’t be stopped! You will not have another class like it! Girls Choir I (0.5 or 1.0) 7th, 8th, 9th (7510FA-Semester 1, 7510FB-Semester 2)Prerequisite: None$ fee required Girls just wanna have fun? YES! We do! ELA’s all girls choir is an amazing opportunity for ELA girls to kick it up a notch! We will work to create amazing, strong, healthy voices and great musicianship! You are not going to want to miss signing up for this class!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVESTeam Sports (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7720)This course is designed to teach sports which require group participation and cooperation. (This class cannot be substituted for Participation Skills and Techniques).
Total Body Strength and Conditioning (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7727)This class is a total body aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high-intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance, and clear your mind before you start your busy day! This class includes circuit training and stretching for a complete workout. All levels are welcome! Weight Training (0.5) 7th, 8th, & 9th (7726)This course is designed as an introduction to proper weightlifting techniques and includes the development of individual programs that develop body tone, muscle strength, and physical conditioning.
Dance 1 (0.5 or 1.0) 7th, 8th, and 9th (7728)This course offers basic dance techniques, fitness fundamentals, movement qualities, and rhythm with an emphasis on creativity, sequencing, and problem-solving.
Yoga (0.5) 7th. 8th & 9th (7725)This class introduces foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breathe, and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. This class will help you relax the physical body while helping to quiet the mind and calm the nervous system. Leave relaxed, content, and ready to take on the day! Open to students of all levels.
Beginning Tumbling Class (0.5) 7th, 8th, and 9th This class focuses on providing the skills necessary for beginning tumbling. Students will spend time working on strength and tumbling drills that will help them get one step closer to better tumbling for classes and try-outs. Beginner tumbling will work on strengthening handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and rolls, as well as drills for round offs, and walkovers. There will be no instruction on apparatuses (vault, bars, beam, or floor).
Self Defense (0.5) 7th, 8th & 9th The Taekwondo program of martial arts will provide students with not only the most effective method of weaponless self-defense, but will also introduce them to an intricate art form, and Olympic Sports, and a means of maintaining physical fitness. The purpose of training in martial arts is to develop coordination between the mind, body, and spirit. The martial art drills and learning activities in this class integrate aerobic stamina and physical strength with concentration skills. What you will learn in this course will help you in every aspect of your life.