Full Year Courses
This advanced-level band class emphasizes the development of full-band performance skills in preparation for concerts and competitions. The elements of more complex music theory and interpretation are addressed and a higher level of technical playing proficiency is developed.
Eighth grade choral students will continue building on the foundations of reading a musical score (symbols, notes and rhythms) through games, sight-reading, singing and conducting on a more advanced level and in preparation for high school choral groups. Currently, a high percentage of LMS choral students secure seats in high school choral groups and many in the advanced performing groups. Students will be exposed to a variety of music styles and genres, enjoy performance opportunities on and off campus, attend competitions and perform in concerts. No previous experience required.
This course emphasizes development of music reading skills and interpretation as well as the attainment of proficiency in solo, ensemble, and full-orchestra performance.
The main objective of this course is to create a yearbook that reflects our school community and equally reflects each student in the student body. Our goal is to present a yearbook in May to the faculty, staff and student body that reflects the experiences of this school year and is an accurate representation of all.
Full Year High School Credit Electives (*1.0 High School Credit)
This course emphasizes communicating in French. Students become involved immediately in using the language to simulate daily life situations. Activities include speaking, listening, writing, reading, and the study of French culture.
This course provides the foundation for understanding Latin and the basis for learning any world language. Students enlarge their vocabulary, refine grammar in English, and learn about the origins of many aspects of our culture while reading the history, myths, and legends of the ancient Romans.
This course is an initiation into language as a means of active communication. A reasonable proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish is the primary goal.
*Intro to Theatre
This is a high school level course which allows students to skip Introduction to Theatre when they get to E. C. Glass and can enter Acting 1, Technical Theatre 1, or Musical Theatre Dance right away. Students will play Improv games, learn theatre terminology, and go through the entire history of theatre from ancient civilizations through today. They will also create a musical theatre showcase for family and friends to see at the end of the year.
This course stresses the art elements, good design principles and art history in both two- and three- dimensional art forms through the use of a variety of different media. Units of study include opportunities in drawing, painting, printmaking and the creating of sculptures. Supplies needed for this class are 9 x 12” drawing paper, colored pencils, a binder for notes, and a set of broad markers.
Inventions and Innovations 8
In this course students will make models of significant inventions that have advanced society. After studying these developments, they explore contemporary technological problems facing them, their community, or the world and apply a systematic procedure to invent new products or innovations as solutions. Technology topics include: audio communications, computer animation, alternative energy, flight, CO2 Dragster design, video production, virtual architecture, materials and processes, digital music, and computer graphics technology. ;Students will also work in small groups to solve technological problems using the design process. Projects include: CO2 Dragster, egg passenger compartment, flower box, acrylic picture frame, Balsa Wood Glider, mouse trap car, and vinyl t-shirt design transfer.
In this course students learn the basic language of technical drawing and design. Students design, sketch, and make technical drawings, use applied geometry, build architectural models, and prototypes of real design problems. Students use computer-aided drawing and design (CAD) equipment and established standards or codes to prepare drawings and models for presentation. The students will use the engineering Design Process to produce prototypes from the designs they create in AutoCAD Inventor. This is a good course for students who think they would like a career in engineering or architecture. Projects include: Technical sketches, AutoCAD and Inventor drawings, architectural drawings, jump Game design and Prototype, and model house.
Student is required to be in Alg. 1 or Alg. 2
Family & Consumer Science
This course is designed to introduce and explore basic homemaking skills. It includes units in food management, clothing management (individual sewing project), babysitting as a job, and personal care and grooming.
This course is designed for students to develop and enhance touch skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information on the keyboard. Students create their own business concept and compose/produce personal, educational, and professional documents.
If you like to be creative and work with a computer then you may be interested in Digital Photography. This course is intended to introduce students to the basic components of digital photography and using the computer as a dark room. We work hands-on with the camera creating different photo composites. Some of the labs include creating: mode, realistic, surreal, trick shots, self-portraits, and macro images. The course also includes digital imaging techniques of scanning, color correction, retouching, composition, content and more. Hardware, image input and output processes, and software are also discussed.