Lakeside 7/8th grade Elective Selection Form 18-19
Preparations have begun for the 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to working with you as we prepare for the school year ahead. (Please note: The school schedule and the courses offered are subject to change.)

All 7th & 8th grade students will be assigned to teachers for daily instruction in language arts, math, physical education, and social studies. Students will participate in a block of science every other day. In addition to the core classes, 7th & 8th grade students have the option to choose three quarterly encore classes (specials) or year-long band, choir, GT, or AVID (all by audition or application/selection only.) World Language will be offered online for all students for one marking period.

You and your child should study these options carefully and indicate your selections. Please give careful thought to this decision because it may not be possible to change options at a later date.

Please read the course descriptions and rate your choices from 1-8, 1 representing the choices you LOVE. You will be assigned elective courses based on your preferences and the availability of courses. Please understand that these are requests and are not guaranteed.

**Note: If you are in choir, band, GT, and/or AVID, your elective courses may be limited or unavailable. Please give us your preferences below in the event that your schedule will allow us to enroll you in the courses.

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What grade will you be entering in September? *
Introduction to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Students will be introduced to the basics of STEM: Science Technology Engineering Mathematics. They will learn the basics of coding, robotics, and engineering through collaborative projects and challenges drawing upon STEM and 21st Century skills. Students will engage in makerspace activities and personalized learning experiences, and they will create and publish their work digitally.

*Note: this course is for those students who did not take Intro to STEM this year. If you already had Intro to STEM, please see the next course in the sequence, STEM Squared.

Are you interested in the Introduction to STEM course? *
I love it! Sign me up!
I'll pass on this one...
STEM Squared
Students will further explore skills they learned in Intro to STEM, like programming and robotics. With teamwork as the focus of STEM, students will be collaborating to create solutions to real world problems using technology and engineering. STEM Squared students are self-motivated and enjoy sharing ideas and thinking outside of the box.

*Note: Prerequisite for this course is Intro to STEM.

Are you interested in the STEM Squared course? *Note: You must have taken Intro to STEM to select this course. *
I love it! Sign me up!
I'll pass on this one...
Introduction to Video Production
This course is an introduction to Apple Computers and applications used on this platform. Students will work on 27” IMacs and several Macbook pros. Students will learn how to film, import, edit and export video, audio and stills using Final Cut Pro X.
Are you interested in the Intro to Video Production course? *
I love it! Sign me up!
I'll pass on this one...
Ceramics
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic hand building techniques of Ceramics. Students will learn about pinch pot, coil building, and slab building techniques. Students will gain an understanding of basic Ceramic vocabulary and processes. Students will also experiment with glazing techniques.
Are you interested in the ceramics course? *
I love it! Sign me up!
I'll pass on this one...
Introduction to the Fashion Industry
In this project-based course, students will use G Suite to learn about the fashion industry. They will research designers and the history of fashion design, explore elements of fashion design, discover brand management and marketing, and more, culminating in the creation of a digital portfolio of student-created industry materials.
Are you interested in the Intro to Fashion Industry course?
I love it! Sign me up!
I'll pass on this one...
Art I
Art I is available to students who may have been introduced to the Elements of Art previously. They will further explore the elements, while also being introduced to the Principles of Design. Students will explore a variety of 2D techniques, with a small focus on 3D. Students will be expected to practice good craftsmanship and effort, while still taking creative approaches to their assignments.
Are you interested in the Art I course? *
I love it! Sign me up! I have my own guitar!
I'll pass on this one...
Art II
Art II is available to any student who has previously taken two or more art classes. This course is designed to further challenge those students who have a strong interest in art. Students are expected to understand and be able to apply previously taught techniques to their assignments, or to use various techniques together. Students will learn more challenging and process based techniques such as sculpture and printmaking.
Are you interested in the Art II course? *
I love it! Sign me up!
I'll pass on this one...
Musical Theater
Students will examine American history & culture through the experience of American Musical Theater. Students will learn about the various jobs in producing a musical, the historical and social implications of specific musicals, and relate the events of the musical to personal experience through acting and viewing clips from various musicals of different genres.
Are you interested in the musical theater class? *
I love it! Sign me up!
I'll pass on this one...
Music Appreciation
Students will continue to explore different styles of music. Music technology will be included in this course as well as studies in percussion.
Are you interested in the Music Appreciation course? *
I love it! Sign me up!
I'll pass on this one...
Choral Ensemble
The following criteria for students enrolled in the choir will be a combination of the following:
• Periodic testing of vocal part
• A weekly performance grade based on regular attendance and active participation in class and attendance at concerts.
• All choral members are selected by audition only.

The two choices of choral ensembles (by audition only) are:

Schola (Grades 7/8)
Chorale (Grades 7/8)

Are you interested in the choral ensemble? *
Band
Band students will have the option of two different band groups (by audition only):

Concert Band (Grades 7/8)
Students must demonstrate a certain proficiency level on a wind or percussion instrument and are seated in the organization based on proficiency, an audition, and director recommendation. Standard band literature is performed several times during the year. Students may have the opportunity to take part in school assembly concerts, adjudicated performance, workshops, and other activities which will refine their perceptual, intellectual, physical, and technical skills in music. An overview of music theory fundamentals is studied as well.

Symphonic Band (Grades 7/8)
Students must demonstrate a high-level of proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument and are seated in the organization based on proficiency, an audition, and director recommendation. Standard band literature is performed several times during the year. Students may have the opportunity to take part in school assembly concerts, field trips, critiqued festivals, adjudicated performance, workshops, and other activities which will refine their perceptual, intellectual, physical, and technical skills in music. Music theory fundamentals are studied as well.

Are you interested in the band? *
Zero Period Band Lessons
Band lessons will be offered during zero period one day/week or during the school day. Transportation to zero period is the responsibility of the parent.

Students have the option of taking both PE and band lessons during zero period. (see below)

Zero period is held from 7:40am-8:20am.

Are you interested in the zero period band lessons? *
Zero Period PE/Health
Students involved in band/choir/GT/AVID have the option to start school at 7:40am each day for PE. By doing so, it will allow for more elective choices in their schedule. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent.

Band lessons will be offered during zero period one day/week also. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Students have the option of taking both PE and band lessons during zero period.

Zero period is held from 7:40am-8:20am each day.

Are you interested in the zero period PE/Health? *
Thank you for sharing your interests!
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