Automation and Robotics: Students learn about the history and impact of automation and robotics as they explore mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Using the VEX Robotics® platform, students apply what they know to design and program traffic lights, robotic arms, and more.
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.
Asian Exploration: 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.
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.
Medical Detectives: Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they collect and analyze medical data to diagnose disease. They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, measure and interpret vital signs, examine nervous system structure and function, investigate disease outbreaks, and explore how a breakdown within the human body can lead to dysfunction.
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.
Operation Advantage 8: OA8 is a psychology course that limits psychological theory and emphasises practical psychological insights that help middle school students navigate challenging social, educational, and economic issues. Through discussions, allegories, and experiences, OA8 promotes the free thinking skills needed to navigate high school’s upcoming personal and organizational dilemmas