FINE ARTS OPTIONS (Full year)

Selection is over for first semester. See your homeroom teacher for more information.

Art

Grade 7: Students will learn proportion to create realistic still life drawings and one point perspective. They will learn about the art movement called Cubism and will create an original composition using coloured pencil drawing in this style. Students will used mixed media to create a 3D sculpture or relief. They will also create a simplified landscape, using acrylic paint, based on the styles linked to one of Canadian most famous groups- the Group of Seven.

Grade 8: Students will research different fonts and styles associated with Graffiti to create motivational words or phrases. They will learn to draw the correct proportions of the face, specifically eyes, and use tonal areas to create depth. Students will used mixed media to create a 3D sculptural relief. Also, they will create a watercolour painting exploring blind contour line.

Grade 9: Students will draw a believable architectural space using 2-point perspective. They will use mixed media to create a 3D sculpture. Also, they will create their own acrylic painting based on a 20 th century art movement using research on a specific artist and movement. Students will use calligraphy pens and watercolour to create text based inspirational works of arts. They will learn the basic forms of a mandala and then design and colour their own mandala.

Drama

Through our Junior High Drama courses, we develop an appreciation for drama and theatre as a process and an art form. Within this classroom each student will be given an opportunity to express him or herself in a safe, secure environment. Students will experience group work, individual work, written work, discussions, explorations in acting as creative problem solving, and extend the ability to think imaginatively and creatively. All three years of Drama will explore expression through movement (mimes, tableaux); speech (skits, scripted scenes, reader’s theater) and improvisation.

  • Grade 7 will focus on puppetry.
  • Grade 8 will focus on monologues and radio plays.
  • Grade 9 will focus on technical theater and Shakespeare.

Instrumental (Band)

The instrumental music class offers instruction on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments with a focus on the skills necessary for long-term student success. Fundamentals stressed include proper posture and playing position, development of characteristic tone quality and training in music literacy. The school district is able to provide many of the instruments needed in this class such as: flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion. All band students will perform in the Winter and Spring Band Concerts. Some may also have the opportunity to participate in band festivals, band camps or retreats. Due to Covid concerns, concerts and festivals are postpone at this time. Chairs and stands are all spaced out 2 meters apart from each other to ensure social distancing guidelines are being met. Chairs and stands will be sanitize after every use. This is to reassure that students will return to the joy of music in a safe and comfortable environment.

CTF Options (Semester one)

CTF 7

COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES (CCS) - Game Strategy

Sharpen your mind and enhance growth mindset by improving counting, problem-solving, decision-making and collaboration skills playing a selection of card, board, and dice games that will help you understand or improve game strategy.

DESIGN STUDIES (DES) - 3D Design

Discover and develop skills related to technologies used to design, construct and relay a message for the purpose of connecting, informing, entertaining or selling products. The focus is on providing students with flexibility to adapt to various situations relating to design, communication and fashion. Students will Think, Create and Make a floor plan or a design of their choice using a 3D online program.

INFORMATION PROCESSING (INF) - Multimedia

Students will brainstorm a variety of ways to tell stories and express themselves. We will explore topics such as green screen videos, editing, shadows, using imagination, stop motion, sound effects, and Imovie. Students will have the opportunity to create their own stories and share their final productions with peers.

CTF 8

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (COM) - Film Studies

Students will explore various situations relating to different forms of media, particularly film. We will look at audio and video concepts, preparing and delivering presentations using film and ways to critique or access compositions created by yourself and others. Students will be exposed to different genres of film and learn how to decipher its meaning and some of the filming techniques used to make the movie.

COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES (CCS) - Volunteerism

If you wanted to join Leadership this year, this course is for you! How can you make this world a better place to live in? How will you take action to improve the lives of classmates, Calgarians or global citizens? Celebrate and use your unique talents and develop some leadership skills in this course.

LEGAL STUDIES (LGS) - Legal Studies

Are you interested in learning about the law? Do you like to give speeches and debate on issues? Legal Studies 8 focuses on exploring knowledge and skills used by legal professionals in government and criminal law simulations. This CTF option supports skill development in public speaking, decision making, problem solving, researching, and collaborating with others. Students will be engaged in public speaking and debate activities, as well as critical analysis of legal issues.

HUMAN & SOCIAL SERVICES (HSS) - Learning Strategies (Pre registered)

This course is designed to help students who need some extra support in order to be successful in their classes. Teacher will work with the students creating good habits for organization, time management, planning for assignments, reviewing, and self-advocacy, as well as getting to know their individual learning needs and the types of learners they are.

Some assessment ideas could include binder organization checks, preparedness when coming to class, using graphic organizers, practice outlines for essays, and goal setting activities.

CTF 9

ENTERPRISE AND INOVATION (ENT) - Food Truck

If you are a food lover and interested in creating your own business, this course is for you! With food trucks being the new craze, you will now be able to search your inner entrepreneurial self to build and market your own Food Truck. You will work collaboratively with others to create a menu, a 3D version of your Food Truck, a business and marketing plan and share samples of your food with the class.

RECREATIONAL LEADERSHIP (REC) - Sports Performance

The purpose of the Recreation Leadership course is to provide student-athletes and opportunity to learn a wide variety of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that support the optimization of physical, social, cultural and emotional potential through sporting endeavors. The focus of this curriculum is to gain an in-depth understanding of factors related to sports performance.

COMMUNICATION TEACHNOLOGY (COM) - Book Club

Students will read and discuss various novels and authors in this CTF course. The students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the different components and people involved in the creation of a novel in order to provide students with some insight into the possible careers involved with writing, editing and publishing books.

Junior High Options

FINE ARTS OPTIONS (Full year)

Selection is over for first semester. See your homeroom teacher for more information.

Art

Grade 7: Students will learn proportion to create realistic still life drawings and one point perspective. They will learn about the art movement called Cubism and will create an original composition using coloured pencil drawing in this style. Students will used mixed media to create a 3D sculpture or relief. They will also create a simplified landscape, using acrylic paint, based on the styles linked to one of Canadian most famous groups- the Group of Seven.

Grade 8: Students will research different fonts and styles associated with Graffiti to create motivational words or phrases. They will learn to draw the correct proportions of the face, specifically eyes, and use tonal areas to create depth. Students will used mixed media to create a 3D sculptural relief. Also, they will create a watercolour painting exploring blind contour line.

Grade 9: Students will draw a believable architectural space using 2-point perspective. They will use mixed media to create a 3D sculpture. Also, they will create their own acrylic painting based on a 20 th century art movement using research on a specific artist and movement. Students will use calligraphy pens and watercolour to create text based inspirational works of arts. They will learn the basic forms of a mandala and then design and colour their own mandala.

Drama

Through our Junior High Drama courses, we develop an appreciation for drama and theatre as a process and an art form. Within this classroom each student will be given an opportunity to express him or herself in a safe, secure environment. Students will experience group work, individual work, written work, discussions, explorations in acting as creative problem solving, and extend the ability to think imaginatively and creatively. All three years of Drama will explore expression through movement (mimes, tableaux); speech (skits, scripted scenes, reader’s theater) and improvisation.

  • Grade 7 will focus on puppetry.
  • Grade 8 will focus on monologues and radio plays.
  • Grade 9 will focus on technical theater and Shakespeare.

Instrumental (Band)

The instrumental music class offers instruction on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments with a focus on the skills necessary for long-term student success. Fundamentals stressed include proper posture and playing position, development of characteristic tone quality and training in music literacy. The school district is able to provide many of the instruments needed in this class such as: flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion. All band students will perform in the Winter and Spring Band Concerts. Some may also have the opportunity to participate in band festivals, band camps or retreats. Due to Covid concerns, concerts and festivals are postpone at this time. Chairs and stands are all spaced out 2 meters apart from each other to ensure social distancing guidelines are being met. Chairs and stands will be sanitize after every use. This is to reassure that students will return to the joy of music in a safe and comfortable environment.

CTF Options (Semester one)

CTF 7

COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES (CCS) - Game Strategy

Sharpen your mind and enhance growth mindset by improving counting, problem-solving, decision-making and collaboration skills playing a selection of card, board, and dice games that will help you understand or improve game strategy.

DESIGN STUDIES (DES) - 3D Design

Discover and develop skills related to technologies used to design, construct and relay a message for the purpose of connecting, informing, entertaining or selling products. The focus is on providing students with flexibility to adapt to various situations relating to design, communication and fashion. Students will Think, Create and Make a floor plan or a design of their choice using a 3D online program.

INFORMATION PROCESSING (INF) - Multimedia

Students will brainstorm a variety of ways to tell stories and express themselves. We will explore topics such as green screen videos, editing, shadows, using imagination, stop motion, sound effects, and Imovie. Students will have the opportunity to create their own stories and share their final productions with peers.

CTF 8

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (COM) - Film Studies

Students will explore various situations relating to different forms of media, particularly film. We will look at audio and video concepts, preparing and delivering presentations using film and ways to critique or access compositions created by yourself and others. Students will be exposed to different genres of film and learn how to decipher its meaning and some of the filming techniques used to make the movie.

COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES (CCS) - Volunteerism

If you wanted to join Leadership this year, this course is for you! How can you make this world a better place to live in? How will you take action to improve the lives of classmates, Calgarians or global citizens? Celebrate and use your unique talents and develop some leadership skills in this course.

LEGAL STUDIES (LGS) - Legal Studies

Are you interested in learning about the law? Do you like to give speeches and debate on issues? Legal Studies 8 focuses on exploring knowledge and skills used by legal professionals in government and criminal law simulations. This CTF option supports skill development in public speaking, decision making, problem solving, researching, and collaborating with others. Students will be engaged in public speaking and debate activities, as well as critical analysis of legal issues.

HUMAN & SOCIAL SERVICES (HSS) - Learning Strategies (Pre registered)

This course is designed to help students who need some extra support in order to be successful in their classes. Teacher will work with the students creating good habits for organization, time management, planning for assignments, reviewing, and self-advocacy, as well as getting to know their individual learning needs and the types of learners they are.

Some assessment ideas could include binder organization checks, preparedness when coming to class, using graphic organizers, practice outlines for essays, and goal setting activities.

CTF 9

ENTERPRISE AND INOVATION (ENT) - Food Truck

If you are a food lover and interested in creating your own business, this course is for you! With food trucks being the new craze, you will now be able to search your inner entrepreneurial self to build and market your own Food Truck. You will work collaboratively with others to create a menu, a 3D version of your Food Truck, a business and marketing plan and share samples of your food with the class.

RECREATIONAL LEADERSHIP (REC) - Sports Performance

The purpose of the Recreation Leadership course is to provide student-athletes and opportunity to learn a wide variety of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that support the optimization of physical, social, cultural and emotional potential through sporting endeavors. The focus of this curriculum is to gain an in-depth understanding of factors related to sports performance.

COMMUNICATION TEACHNOLOGY (COM) - Book Club

Students will read and discuss various novels and authors in this CTF course. The students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the different components and people involved in the creation of a novel in order to provide students with some insight into the possible careers involved with writing, editing and publishing books.