This is a beginning course in robotics. Students utilize LEGO Mindstorm EV3 kits, LEGO robotics programming software, and various LEGO robotics materials. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development and programming of a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot. Students will work hands-on, in teams, to design, build, program, and document their progress. Student designed robots will be programmed to complete various courses, activities, and challenges.
This class consists of group activities, service projects, planning for school and community events, individual projects/goals, and the learning and practicing of leadership qualities/skills both as a group and as individuals. This course is based on the belief that good leaders are developed—not born. As such, the focus of this class will be to give students the tools they need to become great leaders. The other half of this class is yearbook. Students will be responsible for contributing photographs and page designs for the school yearbook.
Students will explore various mediums including drawing, painting, sculpting etc…
Students will have the opportunity to learn different knitting techniques and create multiple items, including scarves, hats, and many others.
Students learn how to be better public speakers and have the opportunity to participate in a regional speech tournament. Students will practice both impromptu and rehearsed/memorized speeches.
Students will take on the personal responsibility of tracking their own fitness and nutrition levels. They will learn different methods of fitness they can use for a lifetime.
In this course students will increase their typing skills and will work at their own pace using an online program called Typing Club.
Students in choir will learn proper singing techniques and will also learn to read music. They will participate weekly as the Mass choir and will have the opportunity to perform both in and out of school.
This elective incorporates technology into music, using programs like Garage Band and iMovie. Students will also have the opportunity to explore a variety of different musical instruments.