Common Links For Students

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5/22/17

Students in grades 6th and 7th will be completing a survey this week during study hall in order to rank their preferences for rotations for the 2017-2018 school year. During 6th and 7th grade, students will have 4 rotations, one for each quarter of the school year. Please see the descriptors below for rotations choices and additional information. The links to the survey are at the bottom.

 

7th Grade, 2017-2018 school year:


Art - Drawing & Painting

Students will learn a variety of techniques using various art media to create multiple 2D pieces of art. Exploration into watercolor painting, shading, still life drawing, and acrylic painting will be covered.


Art - Digital Arts

Students will learn how to use iPad and iMac software to create digitally manipulated photographs and drawings. Students will learn tips to be a stronger photographer and students will also learn graphic design basics and create non-computer designed artwork.


Art - Multimedia Art & Sculpture

Students will explore using multiple art mediums on individual projects. Students will create 3D art using various sculpture materials and techniques.


Art – Ceramics

Students will learn a variety of clay hand building techniques such as coils, slabs, and pinch pots. Students will finish their ceramics by learning various glazing and painting techniques. Students will also get a chance to try out a pottery wheel.


Drama

Students will write and perform. Students will take part in the entire process of putting on a show including, but not limited to going through the rehearsal process, incorporating design elements (set, sound, lighting, costume) and performing for peers and / or parents.

 

Science by Design

Contains project-based activities that challenge and engage the curiosity and imagination of middle school students. Students will envision, design, and test their ideas with various tools. Possible Concepts: automation/robotics, designing and creating three dimensional objects, and architecture


Technology – Multimedia

This class will explore production techniques and tools used in graphic arts, web, photography, and videography. Students will work in groups and individually to create a portfolio of products that demonstrate their creativity and their understanding of the tools used.


Technology – Web Programming

This course will introduce students to computer programming by using tools such as HTML, Java Script, Scratch, and other platforms. A focus will be on creating interactive games.


Public Speaking

Speaking to a crowd, giving a speech, making a presentation to your class -these are all things you are going to have to do, and in Public Speaking you will learn how to do these things effectively. Students will learn to prepare and present speeches in a variety of settings.


Introduction to Personal Finance

Students will begin to develop knowledge and skills for personal financial management. The goals of this course center on: (1) financial responsibility and decision making; (2) the relationship of education, income, and careers; (3) money management; credit and debt as they are introduced to personal financial concepts such as income and taxes, checking and savings accounts, and comparison-shopping.



8th Grade, 2017-2018 school year:


*The 8th grade musical is not included in the ranked choices. If a student chooses to participate in the musical, for quarter 2 and quarter 3, they will be placed in 'musical theater' for rotation, following auditions in the fall.


Art - Drawing & Painting Advanced

Students will learn a variety of techniques using various art media to create multiple 2D pieces of art. Exploration into watercolor painting, shading, still life drawing, and acrylic painting will be covered.


Art - Digital Arts Advanced

Students will learn how to use iPad and iMac software to create digitally manipulated photographs and drawings. Students will learn tips to be a stronger photographer and students will also learn graphic design basics and create non-computer designed artwork.


Art- Multimedia Art & Sculpture Advanced

Students will explore using multiple art mediums on individual projects. Students will create 3D art using various sculpture materials and
Techniques.


Art– Ceramics Advanced

Students will learn a variety of clay hand building techniques such
as coils, slabs, and pinch pots. Students will finish their ceramics by learning various glazing and painting techniques. Students will also get a chance to try out a pottery wheel.


Music– Vocal

This class offers students the opportunity to explore vocal music without the pressure of performance. Focusing primarily on good vocal pedagogy, the students will be exposed to a variety of musical genres and styles.


Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)

Offers students the exciting chance to be active part of Oak Grove, through tutoring, recycling, playground monitoring, which are just a few service activities students perform.


Robotics

The Robotics rotation is a curriculum module designed to teach core computer programming logic and reasoning skills using the NXT or EV3 robots.  The class contains a sequence of challenge fields the students progress through to gain skills using various sensors and add-ons in order to complete the tasks on the field.  The students will gain skills in problem solving with their robots, how to build simple programs that progress toward the challenge task, and explore activities that expose additional uses for programming the robot behaviors.


Technology– Broadcasting

This class will explore video production with an emphasis on video technology, video composition, basic lighting and audio production techniques, and video storytelling. Students will work in groups to create video projects utilizing post-production editing.


Technology– Filmmaking

Students will learn all the basics of making a strong, visually-driven films with an emphasis on narrative storytelling. This course focuses on the basics of video production, essential film grammar, story development, script, music, and sound.

 

CLICK THE CORRECT LINK BELOW TO TAKE THE SURVEY

 

Current 6th grade students, click here

 

Current 7th grade students, click here