Presentation on theme: "8 th Grade Registration 2015-16. Required Courses O English Language Arts O Math O Science O US History O PE or Athletics O 2 electives ** **MTA and double-blocked."— Presentation transcript:
Required Courses O English Language Arts O Math O Science O US History O PE or Athletics O 2 electives ** **MTA and double-blocked Math will use one of these electives.
PAP English Language Arts PAP Science and PAP US History O Challenging reading materials O Expanded writing and critical thinking opportunities O More in-depth study of the material O Expanded critical thinking opportunities These classes will prepare you for PAP and AP classes in high school. AP classes can earn you college credit while you are in high school.
PAP Algebra 1 O HS Math Credit O Requires excellent study skills O You will automatically be registered for Algebra 1 if you are currently successful in PAP Math 7. If you have not had PAP Math 7, testing is required to prove you have mastery of 8 th grade math before you can take Algebra 1. You must score an 80 or better on the test. Test will be given in May and July. Registration is required. Scan the code on the Attendance Office window and complete the form to receive more information.
Boys Sports Girls Sports O Required to play football if in class in August O Basketball tryouts are in November O Track, Cross Country and Soccer can be participated in while in PE class O Volleyball tryouts in August O Basketball tryouts in November O Track, Cross Country and Soccer can be participated in while in PE class
Athletics O A coach’s signature is required to sign up for athletics. O A sports physical is required before school starts. Athletics is for the serious athlete. It is like a PAP PE class. There is a lot of running. Don’t sign up if you don’t like to exercise!
Tennis External PE O Try outs required- you must know how to play tennis and keep score O Must be at Hebron for practice at 7:30 am O Bus gives you ride back to KMS at 9:00 am O Application required O $150/ year fee O Minimum 5 hours week to earn PE credit O Must have at least 15 hours /week of special training to leave early
O Listed on the blue course request sheet. O You must choose 5 and number them 1-5 with 1 being your first choice. O Some require applications or auditions. O Some earn High School credit.
O Requires application O Required parent meeting (last night) O Fees for uniform, summer camp, and competitions required O Requires participation in after school activities such as athletic events and school functions.
Fine Arts: Music O Band- Symphonic, Wind Ensemble, Honors O Jazz Band – must be dual enrolled in band O Choir – Tenor/Bass (boys) choir, Girls Choir 8, and Select Girls 8 O Orchestra- Chamber, Philharmonic and Intermediate All music courses require auditions for the upper level groups.
Fine Arts: Theater O Theater 1- Beginning/Intermediate theater class O Advanced Theater and Production **- An advanced class for students with prior MS theater experience. This class produces 3 plays a year and participates in the UIL One Act Play Competition. After school rehearsals will be required during play productions. ** application/audition required
Fine Arts: Art O Art 1- beginning drawing, painting, and sculpture O Art Appreciation/Graphic Art- A combination of art history and creating art on computers. O HS Art **- One or two years of MS art and teacher selection. This class earns HS fine art credit. ** application required
Spanish O Spanish 1- the introductory course in the Spanish language. This class earn 1 HS foreign language credit. O Spanish 4 AP- An Advanced Placement class for native Spanish speakers. Successful completion of Spanish 3 PAP and teacher recommendation required. Students earn HS credit, as well as the opportunity to earn college credit. O There are other foreign language classes at HS, including French, Latin, German and American Sign Language.
Outdoor Education O Students learn life skills in the great outdoors. These include nature recognition, hunting, fishing, hiking, archery and cooking. O Students participate in archery competitions. O You may only take this course once in MS.
Media Production O Yearbook- students will design layouts, write captions, edit and publish the school yearbook. **Application required O Video Tech – students learn video editing techniques and participate in special video projects for KMS. **Application required
Technology Education O Robotics - basics of robotics is covered as well as the science behind them. 1 semester class O Gaming –introduces students to basic computer game creating and to careers within the industry. 1 semester class You may only take this course once in MS.
Technology Education O Designing and Building Model Bridges, Cars and Rockets- exploration of engineering fields. 1 semester class O Forensics: CSI and You- exploration of science and technology involved in forensics and law enforcement. 1 semester class You may only take this course once in MS.
Human Services Food and Nutrition Clothing & Textiles O Study of the nature of food, food processing, and nutrition. You get to cook! O 1 semester class O Study of fashion, textiles, and apparel industries, including garment design. You get to sew! O 1 semester class
Human Services Principals of Human Services Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness O Topics include goal setting, healthy living, child development, and personal care O Students learn interviewing skills and explore careers relating to Human Services (medical, hospitality, interior design, etc.). O 1 semester course earning ½ HS credit. O Students learn nutrition, food management, and food choices. O 1 semester course earning ½ HS credit.
Helping Classes Circle of Friends Student Aide O Students work in the office or library greeting visitors, helping with projects, running passes and filing. O Application located on the attendance office windows. O Establishes friendships between students with “differently-abled” and their “abled” peers. O Application is located outside the door of Room 1701.
Applications: O On the attendance office window O At the teacher’s door O Scan QR codes or pick up the paper copy, whichever is available. O Due by March 20
Steps to Choosing Your Classes 1. Read the descriptions of the classes (use the QR code) 2. Talk with your parents about your choices 3. Discuss your study habits and motivation for PAP classes with your parents
Steps to Choosing Your Classes 1. Have your parent complete the Enrollment card and SIGN IT in all 3 places. 2. Mark your blue course sheet and sign it front and back! 3. DUE: Wednesday, March 4 4. Applications due by March 20