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1 Welcome to 8th Grade Pre-Registration Sawtooth Middle School
2 8th Grade Pre-registration forms due by Tuesday, February 17th Please turn forms in to your World Civ teacher.Be sure to have your parent/guardian sign it!Online Registration Dates areFriday, Feb. 13th - Monday, Feb. 16th
3 Please remember. . . Online Registration is REQUIRED and done at home. Returning the paper registration form is REQUIRED.You might not get the elective classes you want if you do not turn in your paper registration form.Newsletter in the summer . . .Registration in August – come with your parentsGet your schedulePay your feesGet your locker/combination
4 Course Description Books Our school website has a course description book with class descriptions available. This is where you can get more information about all of the 8th grade required and elective courses.
5 Online Registration Dates are Friday, Feb. 13th - Monday, Feb. 16th Online Registration Website:https://ps.meridianschools.org/public/home.htmlYour paper registration will need to be completedprior to attempting to register online.
6 Online Registration will be open from Feb.13th through Feb. 16th. SMS Student Online Registration for 8th grade. Website: https://ps.meridianschools.org/public/home.htmlUser name: xxxxxxxxxxPassword: xxxxxxxxxxOnline Registration will be open from Feb.13th through Feb. 16th.Use the following procedure to request classes for next year.1. On the start page, click Class Registration from the navigation menu. The class Registration pageappearsNote: 8th grade Required Classes are listed and requests will be submitted when you have made all other selections. Any changes in math placement or honor courses will be made by the registrar.2. Next click the pencil icons for your Elective Choices. An Elective Choice popup window will appear.Place a check in the box on left side next to the elective choice you want to make. Then click okay.Note: If you are selecting a yearlong class, you will need to select (for example) Choir 8A as your 1st elective choice and Choir 8B as your 2nd elective choice.3. A green checkmark appears in the area for which you selected courses. You will select one elective ata time.4. Repeat the steps until you have made a total of 4 elective choices, 2 alternative elective choices andthe health selection.5. Click Submit. The Course Requests page appears.6. You have finished the online process. Return the Pre-Registration form to your World Civ teacheras soon as possible.
7 Registration Form Print your full legal name (not nickname) Bus? Custodial informationWhere you liveWho you live with and addresses/phone numbersEmergency ContactsSiblingsPARENT’S SIGNATURE – Very Important
8 Registration Form - classes 8th Grade Required CoursesEnglish 8CCSS Algebra 8Physical Science 8Physical Education 8World Geography 8 (one semester)Health P1 or P2 (one semester)Study Hall (9th period all year)
9 English Honors 8 . . . differences from English 8 At this time, the same novels are read in Honors English and English 8.However, in Honors English, ALL reading is all done at home with the teacher providing checkpoints as to when students should be at a certain page/chapter in the book.Class time is used for discussion and projects.More in-depth questioning and more writingMore use of computer-based programsMore project-basedStudents create/teach a lesson to the classStudents are required to enter a writing contest (outside of school) with an original piece of writing that they did not create at schoolLots of group and self-directed workDebate/Socratic circle is used in classNo late work is acceptedNo re-dos on classwork/quizzes/testsThe classic author’s study that was formerly done as homework each quarter is no longer required.
10 Honors or Accelerated Classes EnglishEnglish Honors 8MathCCSS High School Math ITreasure Valley Math/Science CenterSciencePhysical Science Honors 8
12 Registration Form - classes Elective CoursesYear Long ClassesSemester ClassesConcert Band 8Orchestra 7/8Choir 8Spanish IBeginning Art 8Art – Drawing and Painting 8Art – Pottery and Sculpture 8Drama/Communications 8Advanced Drama & Comm. 8GTT Pre-Engineering Technology 8Family Consumer Science IFamily Consumer Science IIPublicationsApplied Keyboarding 7/8Computer Explorations I 7/8Computer Explorations II 7/8Peer Tutor 7/8Assistants (counseling, library, office, teacher)
13 How many electives can I take? Year Long ClassA and B2 year long classesYear Long ClassA and Bor1 Year Long ClassA and B1 year long class and 2 semester classesSemester Class 1Semester Class 2orSemester Class 1Semester Class 24 semester classesSemester Class 3Semester Class 4
14 Choosing Alternatives for Electives Space may NOT BE AVAILABLE in one or more of your elective choices. So, YOU MUST ALSO CHOOSE TWO ALTERNATIVE ELECTIVES. If you DO NOT choose alternatives and the elective you want is full, ELECTIVES WILL BE CHOSEN FOR YOU.
15 Concert Band 8YEAR-LONG COURSE – fee required This course is designed for students with two years of successful prior band experience. Students are expected to practice at home (150 minutes/week) and provide their own instrument and method book. Students are required to participate in evening concerts and the spring district Middle School Band Festival.
16 Orchestra 7/8YEAR-LONG COURSE – fee required This class is designed for students with a minimum of one year playing experience with violin, viola, cello, or string bass. Students are expected to practice at home (150 minutes/week) and provide their own instrument and method book. Students are required to participate in evening concerts and the spring district Middle School Orchestra Festival.
17 Choir 8YEAR-LONG COURSE – fee required This class gives students an introduction and foundation in singing in two and three part music of various styles. The class will emphasis enjoyment of singing. Participation in evening concerts and the spring district Middle School Music Festival is required.
18 Spanish IYEAR-LONG COURSE This course provides students with the fundamental skills of Spanish. An emphasis is placed on comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. Credits and grades earned in Spanish are entered on official high school transcripts and count towards official high school GPAs.
19 Beginning ArtSEMESTER COURSE – fee required Students will explore the fundamentals of drawing, painting, perspective, crafts, art history, and careers in art. This course is required prior to taking 8th grade classes – Drawing/Painting and Pottery/Sculpture.
20 Drawing and PaintingSEMESTER COURSE – fee required Prerequisite: Beginning Art Students will learn basic drawing and painting as well as explore a variety of media, art history, and careers in art.
21 Pottery and SculptureSEMESTER COURSE – fee required Prerequisite: Beginning Art Students will learn basic clay hand techniques and explore a variety of additional sculpture media, art history, and careers in art.
22 Drama/Communications SEMESTER COURSE – fee required Students will explore drama through performance, communication, criticism, etc. Presentations may include: pantomime, oral interpretations, Reader’s Theatre, mini plays, radio theater speeches, and puppetry. This course is required prior to taking Advanced Drama and Communications.
23 Advanced Drama and Communications SEMESTER COURSE – fee required Prerequisite: Drama/Communications This class is the introductory course to basic acting techniques and terminology. Students will develop voice, create a character, evaluate a play, and perform in scenes. Students also learn about theater history, criticism, and vocational opportunities.
24 GTT Pre-Engineering Technology 8 SEMESTER COURSE – fee required Projects will be designed and fabricated using STEM criteria. Projects incorporate the use of modeling software and robotics. Problem solving and understanding the influences of technology are incorporated into learning. Students investigate the impact of energy on their lives and the environment.
25 Family and Consumer Science I and II SEMESTER COURSE – fee requiredFood Preparation/NutritionSewingConsumer ChoicesFamily/Community RelationshipsPersonal DevelopmentFamily Consumer Science I is required prior to taking Family Consumer Science II.
26 PublicationsSEMESTER COURSE Students who enjoy writing and being creative enjoy this class. Writing happens each day in class. Students learn the basic forms of journalistic writing: news, features, editorials, and headlines. Students should be able to work and write independently as well as with a partner, be responsible, and be able to meet deadlines. Students will produce a school newspaper and other student works.
27 Applied KeyboardingSEMESTER COURSE Students will learn proper technique, hand position, key strokes, and touch control. Basic formatting of documents will be taught. Pre-Requisite: Recommendation of keyboarding instructor or counselor. Great for students who type below 20 wpm with less than 6 errors and for new students.
28 Computer Explorations I SEMESTER COURSE Prerequisite: Keyboarding Students will learn word processing, editing, changing layouts, proofing, columns and tabs, search and replace, database, and spreadsheets. This course is required prior to taking Computer Explorations II.
29 Computer Explorations II SEMESTER COURSE Prerequisite: Computer Explorations I Students will work with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web page design. Digital cameras, scanners, and other technology are introduced. Also studied: Internet safety, research strategies, and copyright laws.
30 ONLINE CLASS REGISTRATION PAGE Green checkmarks mean your selection is complete.ONLINECLASSREGISTRATIONPAGEClick on theto selectyour electivesThere will be4 pencils.
31 CHOOSING YOUR ELECTIVES ONLINE Chooseoneelective.ThenclickOkay.You willdo thisfor all 4electivechoicesand bothalternatechoices.
32 Peer Tutors and Assistants Semester Courses Peer Tutoring and Assistant (counseling, library, office, and teacher) Students may not choose to be an assistant during online preregistration. You must choose your 4 electives and 2 alternate electives that do NOT include being an assistant. If you would like to be an assistant AND you complete and turn in a form, you may have the opportunity to be chosen as an assistant after online registration is finished.
33 Peer Tutors and Assistants SEMESTER COURSESPeer Tutoring and Assistant (counseling, library, office, and teacher)Students must fill out a form that is picked up from Mrs. Howell, our registrar.Recommendations will need to come from a teacher, the librarian, or the counselor.Students learn organizational skills and to take responsibility with working with others.
35 Peer TutorSEMESTER COURSE Peer Tutors assist students with special needs in one-on-one situations. Students must be kind and caring, empathetic, and willing to take directions. Assistant form must be filled out and turned in with parent signature. Needed: teacher recommendation
36 Assistants SEMESTER COURSE Counselor, Office, Teacher Assistants work with staff, students, and parents.Library Assistants help out in the library and must be responsible, helpful, and organized.Assistant form must be filled out and turned in with parent signature.Needed: teacher/librarian/counselor recommendation
37 One more time . . . Alternatives for Electives You will choose electives by numbering your choices. 1 = your 1st choice, 2 = 2nd choice You may choose an elective that is FULL and space is NOT AVAILABLE. So, you must make alternative elective choices. Number some extra choices. If you do not choose any alternative electives and space is unavailable, electives will be chosen for you.
38 Frequently Asked Questions Who do I give my preregistration form to? When is the form due? What if my form comes in late or I don’t turn it in? Do I have to register online and with my form? What if I know I am moving and won’t be here in 8th grade? Why do I have to choose alternatives for the electives? What if I don’t choose any alternatives? How do I get into an Honors or Accelerated class? How do I get to be an assistant?