Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th Grades)
1st Hour (8:15 - 9:30)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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
Workload: 3.5 Light end of the semester project