Course Catalog

English 7

Course Number: 
j710
Instructors: 
Mr. Matt Kristalyn

Through a Reading/Writing Workshop, students explore various genres in reading and writing, focusing on Figurative Language, Literary Elements, and the Traits of Writing. Students will begin researching and learning how to find credible sources from the internet. Grammatically, the 7th grade focuses on organization, transitions and flow, sentence structure and verb tense.

English 8

Course Number: 
j810
Instructors: 
Mr. Matt Kristalyn

Through a Reading/Writing Workshop, students explore various genres in reading and writing, focusing on Figurative Language, Literary Elements, and the Traits of Writing. Through various lessons, worksheets and projects, the students will be able to identify and understand Figurative Language, Literary Elements, and the Parts of Speech. Eighth grade will focus on expanding word choice and vocabulary through new words banks and warm ups.

English 1

Course Number: 
1110/1111

This course emphasizes writing as a process, focusing on developing fluency, word choice, organization and creativity. It also provides an overview of all types of writing genres. The use of stories, poems, novels and playwrights will be used to generate theme-based student writing. The course will be an introduction to writing with voice and challenge ego-centric thinking.

Interpersonal Communication

Course Number: 
1215
Instructors: 
Mrs. Rachel Jank

This course focuses on various types of communication in various situations. Students will focus on all levels, from familial to formalized and the types of communication required at each level. Students will look at the ever-expanding media of communication. There will be a large focus on oral communication, while also looking at written and visual communication.

English 2

Course Number: 
1120/1121

This course continues the development of process writing, with continued focus on fluency, word choice, organization and creativity. In addition, it begins to tap into the synthesis and analysis of ideas in a departure from strictly pathos or moralistic writing. The use of novels, both fiction and non-fiction, playwrights and the completion of five speeches will shape how students use their voice for a purpose.

English 3

Course Number: 
1130/1131
Instructors: 
Mr. Matt Kristalyn

This course uses process writing, with continued focus on fluency, word choice, organization and creativity, to develop a more sophisticated writing skill set. It allows students to evaluate research and create/present ideas that are well-founded. Continued reading of challenging texts will generate writing in most units.

English 4

Course Number: 
1140/1141
Instructors: 
Mrs. Rachel Jank

This course draws from both the development of writing techniques as well as the development in critical thinking processes to teach students to write with precision and style. This will be cultivated after thematic units that provide exposure to elevated writing styles such as: allegory, extended metaphor, allusion and satire.

Advanced Topics in Literature

Course Number: 
1150
Instructors: 
Mrs. Rachel Jank

This independent study course allows motivated, upper-level students to do additional exploration in the area of Literature. The student and teacher will work to set the pace and curriculum. Studies will be focused on both the classics and modern literature, with an emphasis on those in the literary canon, taking choices from lists like the A.P. selected reading list.

Advanced Topics in Composition

Course Number: 
1160
Instructors: 
Mrs. Rachel Jank

This independent study course allows motivated, upper-level students to do additional exploration in the area of writing. The student and teacher will work to set the pace and curriculum. Studies will be focused on advancing skill in both creative writing, with an end goal of submitting work for publication.

Journalism A

Course Number: 
1210
Instructors: 
Mr. Matt Kristalyn

This course combines an introduction to the basic principles of journalism with the development of skills in computer design in creating school publications such as the monthly newspaper and yearbook. Students will also contribute information provided on the school’s website. An emphasis will be placed on gathering information, developing writing skills, and creating appealing design through the use of various computer software programs.

Journalism B

Course Number: 
1211
Instructors: 
Mr. Matt Kristalyn

This course combines an introduction to the basic principles of journalism with the development of skills in computer design in creating school publications such as the monthly newspaper and yearbook. Students will also contribute information provided on the school’s website. An emphasis will be placed on gathering information, developing writing skills, and creating appealing design through the use of various computer software programs.

Exploratory 8 FCS

Course Number: 
j862
Instructors: 
Mrs. Julie Stahr

In this class, students will continue to explore nutrition and making healthy food choices through a variety of learning experiences. Other concepts related to the work of the family will also be studied including child development, quilting and sewing.

 

Food and Nutrition 1

Course Number: 
6450
Instructors: 
Mrs. Julie Stahr

Students examine how food is used by the body and explore how to provide safe and nutritional food for individuals and family. This includes food safety and sanitation, applying dietary guidelines in the selection and preparation of various foods, and cooperative food laboratory experiences.

Food and Nutrition 2

Course Number: 
6460
Instructors: 
Mrs. Julie Stahr

Students explore how to provide safe and nutritional food for individuals and families. Students will apply skill preparing various baked and culinary food products, examine current food issues that affect the family and society, and explore multicultural differences in food choices.

Sewing And Home Décor

Course Number: 
6430
Instructors: 
Mrs. Julie Stahr

In this course the student will learn about textiles, fabrics and design principle. Students with beginning or more advanced sewing abilities may take this class as basic skills will be practiced and new techniques learned. Clothing and home décor projects will be a part of this class. Cost of the projects will be the responsibility of the student. Specific choices that appeal to boys and girls will be offered.