Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th Grades)

1st Hour (8:15 - 9:30)


Mental Health

We will discuss the best ways to deal with feelings such as stress, anxiety, anger, and sadness; learn coping skills, talk about peer pressure, etc.  Each student will be given a journal at the beginning of the semester and will be asked to journal at the beginning of the semester and will be asked to journal each week.  There will also be take home assignments for this class.  We will discuss sensitive topics in this class.

Grade: MS

Class Fee: $30

Required Supplies: Pencil, pens, notebook, folder, glue, coloring materials of your choice (crayons, colored pencils, markers), and a yoga mat if you have one.  

Teacher: Jennifer Lockie

Aide: Becky Barajas

Workload:  3-4  Min. 4 Max. 14


2nd Hour (9:35 - 10:40)


Description: If you enjoy Art and Crafting this is the class for you! In the next 12 weeks we will be doing all kinds of hands on Art and Crafting projects such as holiday wreaths, resin jewelry, modge podge, sketching, painting a still life and much, much more.

Grade:                  MS/HS

Class Fee:            $150

Required Supplies: sharp scissors, markers, colored pencils, hot glue gun with glue, smock to protect their clothes if needed, items to personalize your wreath

Teacher:              Mandy Korzik

Aide:                    Selena Visser

Workload: 4              Min: 5    Max: 12




Learning creative writing, persuasive essays, poetry, short story, research paper with citations. Grammar prompts will be covered as needed. 

Grades: MS

Materials Fee: $20/ semester      Class Fee:             $100 /YEAR (This is a year long class)

Supplies:              Coposition notebook, pencils, 1 report cover with clear front

Teacher:              Emily Sault

Aide:                   Abby Manadant

Workload:            2-3        Min: 4    Max: 10



3rd Hour (10:45 - 11:50)

Physical Science CLOSED

A beginning introduction to chemistry and physics that sets the foundations for high school studies. The class will focus on vocabulary and basic concepts. There will be a lab each week. This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Grade: MS

Min.: 6     Max.: 10  CLOSED

Class fee: $100/semester (This is a year-long class).

Supply/lab Fee: $100/year

Required Supplies: Requires lab goggles, dedicated lab notebook, dedicated science folder (with brads and pockets), internet access, colored pencils, pencils.

Workload: 5+

Teacher: Kim Oleszkiewicz

Aide: Jen Lockie


4th Hour (11:55 - 12:55)

Constitution and U.S. Government

During this year long class the students will be focusing on how our government works, it's history, and who is involved. We will be starting with the birth of our independent country after the American Revolution and ending with our government today. Towards the end of the second semester we will be discussing the Illinois constitution and government. Throughout this class the students will be taking a series of quizzes after we finish each section. There will be a final culminating test during the second semester. Students can expect a moderate amount of written work in addition to studying for tests and quizzes. This is a subject that I enjoy teaching, as I have taught American History for a good number of years to seventh graders.

Grades:                MS 

Class Fee:            $65

Supplies:              Students will be required to have a notebook and writing utensils in class every day. I will be supplying all students with                                most copies of handouts and booklets when needed.

Teacher:             Tom Spielman

Aide: None

Workload:            4        Min: 5    Max: 15


Forensics 101 CLOSED


There is a fascinating world in forensics. Join me as we go through what forensics entails. We will learn the history, investigation process, explore crime scenes, travel through the courtroom as trials unfold and more. We will discover what is involved in nearly every aspect of the process from types of evidence, breaking down witness testimony and even trial preparation. This will be a 2-part class (fall/spring).


Grade:                 MS/HS

Min: 4   Max: 10 

Materials Fee:     $100 per semester

Required Supplies:  General school supplies, 1 1/2 in 3ring binder, dedicated single subject notebook, possible need of a microscope 

Teacher:             Melissa Terhorst

Aide: TBD

Workload: 3.5 Light end of the semester project