Project Lead The Way (9 weeks of App Creators and 9 weeks of Design & Modeling)
*Some good general guidelines to consider for success in advanced courses are:
MAP scores at 85 percentile +
Grades at 80% +
Ohio State Test scores are Advanced or Accelerated
If you have any questions regarding placement, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.
Music Options: (must pick at least one – please use scheduling form to make your choice)
Rank your choices based on preference. We aim to schedule students’ 1st choice!
Students serviced through IEPs – scheduling is done in conjunction with IEP services.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR 7th GRADE COURSES:
Asian Exploration is a historical and cultural exploration of Asia. Students will develop a keener understanding of how Asia have evolved, as well as how people currently live in this area of the world. Cultural traditions, education, food and religions will be discussed.
Music Appreciation: Music Appreciation is the study of music from the medieval period to present day including popular music, world music, music technology, and music business. Melody, rhythm, form, and texture will be covered to develop perceptive listening. This all-inclusive music course will provide students with a broader view of music opportunities in the Western and global world with an in-depth look at various popular artists that shaped popular music through the 20th century. There is no prerequisite. Neither an ability to read music nor any other background in music is required.
App Creators: This unit will expose students to computer science as a means of computationally analyzing and developing solutions to authentic problems through mobile app development, and will convey the positive impact of the application of computer science to other disciplines and to society.
Art: An introductory art course that teaches students to apply artistic and reasoning skills to imagine, create, reflect and discuss artwork in conventional and innovative ways. Art class makes relevant connections between contemporary art and the lives of students. Students will use their computer, as well as classroom art supplies to explore art making techniques. Art class observes Ohio’s Visual Art standards which can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.
Broadway Bound: Do you love musicals and theatre and want to know more about this art form? Broadway Bound is a study of musical theatre in America. Students will participate in class activities such as acting, improvisation, singing and dancing. In addition, students will be introduced to many behind the scenes aspects of what it takes to put on and run a Broadway musical. There is no performance requirement for this class outside of class time.
Choir: The Lewis F. Mayer Middle School Choirs are open to all middle school students. Members of each choir are introduced to basic vocal skills and techniques for performing in a choral ensemble. Music selections will consist of a variety of 2 and 3-part music. Students are given opportunities to perform at higher levels as skills improve. There will be a concentration on sight singing and music reading skills. During the fourth quarter, the Choirs will incorporate the element of movement with choreography as well as Pop and Broadway vocal techniques. Evening concerts are required.
Design & Modeling: Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy.
TED-Ed: Students work to discover, explore, and present ideas in the form of a short TED-style talk. Students work through a series of explorations to help refine their literacy and presentation skills.