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Traverse City West Junior  High Eighth into Ninth  Parent Orientation
Upcoming Diploma Requirements <ul><li>4 Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>4 Math (Algebra 1, 11 and Geometry) </li></ul><ul>...
Student Graduation Requirements <ul><li>Completion of a  Michigan Merit Curriculum  that includes a  Michigan   Merit  Cor...
Michigan Merit Requirements   <ul><li>Requirements beginning with the freshman class of 2006-07 (the graduating class of 2...
Ninth Grade Required Classes Social Studies Language Arts Science Math
Art   Pottery and Sculpture <ul><li>Exposes students to three hand building techniques in clay, the pinch pot, and slab co...
Computer Art / Creative Design <ul><li>Exposes students to the field of graphic art. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn...
Drawing and Painting <ul><li>Designed for the young but serious art student. </li></ul><ul><li>Visual and drawing skills w...
Exploring Photographic Art <ul><li>Explores a wide variety of photographic techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects include ...
Traditional American Arts <ul><li>The student will learn the background of many traditional American arts. </li></ul><ul><...
Video and Animation Art <ul><li>Students will </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to create a storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Create 5 an...
Foreign Language <ul><li>Why should you take a foreign language? </li></ul><ul><li>College </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Job S...
Foreign Language <ul><li>Which language should you take? </li></ul><ul><li>Family history </li></ul><ul><li>Career choice ...
Foreign Language <ul><li>Which program is best for your student? </li></ul><ul><li>2-year choice  </li></ul><ul><li>8 th  ...
Foreign Language <ul><li>When should I start? </li></ul><ul><li>8 th  or 9 th  grade  </li></ul><ul><li>10 th , 11 th , 12...
Math Course Offerings <ul><li>Algebra I </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra, Data and Geometry </li></ul>
Algebra I <ul><li>First course in a four year sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Topics Include:  </li></ul><ul><li>- Practice of ...
Algebra, Data and Geometry <ul><li>The first course in a four year sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>This course integrates alge...
 
<ul><li>Ninth Grade Math </li></ul>
Family and Consumer Science Global Cultural Foods <ul><li>Students will study four different countries </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Family and Consumer Science Textile Design <ul><li>Students will: </li></ul><ul><li>Learn a variety of techniques in worki...
Family and Consumer Science American Foods <ul><li>Teacher demonstrations, hands-on labs, individual and cooperative group...
9 th  Grade U.S. History and Government
What do we study? <ul><li>We study 20 th  century American History while incorporating the basic concepts of Democracy and...
Government Concepts/Topics <ul><li>Functions and purpose of government </li></ul><ul><li>Types of governments </li></ul><u...
Government Concepts/Topics Continued <ul><li>The Three Branches </li></ul><ul><li>Voting and Elections </li></ul><ul><li>C...
History Topics <ul><li>The Progressive Era  </li></ul><ul><li>World War I </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Depression </li></ul...
History Topics Continued <ul><li>Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Decades (80’s & 90’s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D...
How do we learn? <ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Power Points </li></ul><ul><li>Readings & Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Gr...
<ul><li>*Discovering Lit & Writing   </li></ul><ul><li>Public Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Debate </li></ul><ul><li>Journali...
Discovering Lit & Writing <ul><li>Short Stories  </li></ul><ul><li>Career Research  </li></ul><ul><li>Drama Unit </li></ul...
Short Story Unit A sampling of literature … story analysis…style…vocabulary…writing prompts…
Novel Unit
Career Research E x p l o r a t o r y . . . •  library research &  research paper  •  a resume  •  the job application  • ...
Drama Unit Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”
Writing Lab Appointments scheduled once each marking period for every student.
Public Speaking <ul><li>Basic speaking &  listening skills </li></ul><ul><li>Body language  (basics of verbal  & non-verba...
Debate  <ul><li>Highly research focused (emphasis on gathering effective research & correct citations) </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Newspaper <ul><li>Produce the  school newspaper  </li></ul><ul><li>Work both cooperatively and independently to write, edi...
Biology :  from the two Greek words,    bios meaning  life  and logos meaning  study of .  <ul><li>Brief Course Syllabus o...
<ul><li>Instructional Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook – 2002 Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture Material supplemented...
Student Experiment - Bacterial Growth from Pet Inoculation:  Dog’s Saliva
Why I Used My Dog’s Mouth :  I wanted to see if my dog’s mouth  contained a little or a lot of bacteria.  Hypothesis :  I ...
Student Field Lab Specimen Scientific Name:  Lycoperdon maximum Common Name:  Giant Puffball  Found:  Traverse City Zoo
Edibility :  Excellent when young, but use caution Habitat :  Worldwide in meadows, fields, and gardens  General Descripti...
Corn + Potato = Cortato Student Collaborative Ideas – Genetic Engineering
Algae Extension Student Projects
Change in  B owel or bladder habits Sore that does not h E al or thickening / lump Difficulty S W allowing or digesting Un...
A LCOHOL WILL CAUSE D EATH OR D REARYNESS. I T C OSTS        LO T S OF MONEY       I F Y O U ARE  I N  THE ADDICTION STAGE...
Theater Arts I  <ul><li>Students will study the various aspects of drama. </li></ul><ul><li>Student will build self-confid...
Theater Arts I Projects and Activities <ul><li>Voice Skills:   </li></ul><ul><li>tongue twisters, 3 word improvisation, gr...
Theater Arts II <ul><li>Students will study more specific aspects of theater including improvisation, characterization, th...
Physical Education <ul><li>Team Sports:   This semester long class will provide a team sport emphasis.  Activities may inc...
Other Physical Education Options <ul><li>Physical Education/Work Experience:   This is a semester long work experience pro...
Computer Applications 1 Semester Class For 8 th  and 9 th  Grade Students
<ul><li>Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Paint </li></u...
<ul><li>Projects require not just computer knowledge, but… </li></ul><ul><li>practical knowledge like…  </li></ul><ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Keyboarding every day </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-Autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic Athlete Pamphlet </li></ul><u...
Business and the Internet 1 Semester Class For 8 th  and 9 th  Grade Students
<ul><li>Students… </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about business & the Internet in a hands-on easy step-by-step way. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Students use the Internet to Learn … </li></ul><ul><li>What it takes to pay the monthly bills </li></ul><ul><li>Ho...
Starting a Business Each student creates a business plan for a new business that they would like to own . <ul><li>They use...
1 Semester Class For  9 th  Grade Students Web Publishing
<ul><li>This class is for students who… </li></ul><ul><li>Always wanted to learn how to make a web site but thought it was...
Web Topics In this class students learn how to create a variety of different styles of webs using Microsoft FrontPage. <ul...
Enhancements <ul><li>Students learn how to enhance their webs by adding… </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics created in Adobe Photo...
Technology Education <ul><li>Technology Education I </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Design I </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Des...
Music -Band <ul><li>Ninth Grade Band members will be placed in one of the three bands based upon their audition at the end...
Music - Band  <ul><li>Band Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz Band </li></ul><ul><li>Percussion Ensemble </li></ul><ul>...
Music – Orchestra  <ul><li>Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan School Band and Orchestra District Band Festival </li...
Music – Choir  <ul><li>OPTIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Symphonic Choir Women’s Choir </li></ul><ul><li>Tenor/Bass Choir – For c...
School Nurse Pat Quinlan
Thank You <ul><li>Please plan to attend parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 8, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ...
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    1. 1. Traverse City West Junior High Eighth into Ninth Parent Orientation
    2. 2. Upcoming Diploma Requirements <ul><li>4 Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>4 Math (Algebra 1, 11 and Geometry) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Science </li></ul><ul><li>3 Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>1 Fine Arts or Music </li></ul><ul><li>1 Health </li></ul><ul><li>Possible 2 year Foreign Language </li></ul><ul><li>16 to 18 Credits Required/6 to 8 Electives=24 Credits </li></ul>
    3. 3. Student Graduation Requirements <ul><li>Completion of a Michigan Merit Curriculum that includes a Michigan Merit Core and a 21st Century Applied Learning Core. </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of an online credit or noncredit course or learning experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the Michigan Merit Examination or MI-Access in the spring of the junior year. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Michigan Merit Requirements <ul><li>Requirements beginning with the freshman class of 2006-07 (the graduating class of 2010) unless legislation to support this requirement has not been signed by March 1, 2006 (otherwise the requirement will begin with the freshman class of 2007-08). </li></ul>
    5. 5. Ninth Grade Required Classes Social Studies Language Arts Science Math
    6. 6. Art Pottery and Sculpture <ul><li>Exposes students to three hand building techniques in clay, the pinch pot, and slab coil building </li></ul><ul><li>Students “throw” (or make) a pot on a kick wheel or electric wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>In sculpture, students experiment with additive, subtractive and assemblage methods. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Computer Art / Creative Design <ul><li>Exposes students to the field of graphic art. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn about illustration; advertisement; typographical design </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be exposed to software programs: Adobe Illustrator 10 and Photoshop 6. </li></ul><ul><li>Final exam project will be to create a nine month design calendar </li></ul>
    8. 8. Drawing and Painting <ul><li>Designed for the young but serious art student. </li></ul><ul><li>Visual and drawing skills will be developed. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials: pen, ink, chalk, watercolor, tempera and charcoal. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Exploring Photographic Art <ul><li>Explores a wide variety of photographic techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects include pinhole cameras, picture taking, film developing and enlarging, and other aspect of photography. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Traditional American Arts <ul><li>The student will learn the background of many traditional American arts. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects in weaving , basketry, time and metal work, painting, quilting, paper making batik, and sculpture will be explored by the student in traditional and contemporary methods. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Video and Animation Art <ul><li>Students will </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to create a storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Create 5 animations with aspects of sequenced movement, color, character and story. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a thaumatrope and flipbook to illustrate the principle of delayed vision. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Foreign Language <ul><li>Why should you take a foreign language? </li></ul><ul><li>College </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Job Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Growth </li></ul>
    13. 13. Foreign Language <ul><li>Which language should you take? </li></ul><ul><li>Family history </li></ul><ul><li>Career choice </li></ul><ul><li>Explorations favorite </li></ul>
    14. 14. Foreign Language <ul><li>Which program is best for your student? </li></ul><ul><li>2-year choice </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade Beginning (French/German/Spanish) 9 th Grade Continuing (French/German/Spanish) </li></ul><ul><li>1-year choice </li></ul><ul><li>9 th grade (French/German/Spanish): Accelerated Academic Program </li></ul>
    15. 15. Foreign Language <ul><li>When should I start? </li></ul><ul><li>8 th or 9 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>10 th , 11 th , 12 th Grades </li></ul>
    16. 16. Math Course Offerings <ul><li>Algebra I </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra, Data and Geometry </li></ul>
    17. 17. Algebra I <ul><li>First course in a four year sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Topics Include: </li></ul><ul><li>- Practice of operations with algebraic equations including exponents, radicals, and absolute value. </li></ul><ul><li>- An analytical and graphing approach to functions including linear, quadratic, and exponential equations </li></ul><ul><li>- Solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities. </li></ul><ul><li>- Solving systems of linear equations </li></ul><ul><li>- Basic operations relating to polynomials, including factoring. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Algebra, Data and Geometry <ul><li>The first course in a four year sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>This course integrates algebra, geometry, statistics, probability, trigonometry, and discrete topics </li></ul><ul><li>Study Topics: - Functions - Graph Models </li></ul><ul><li>- Two and Three Dimensional Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>- Exponential Growth and Decay </li></ul><ul><li>- Mathematical Simulations of Real-world situations. </li></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>Ninth Grade Math </li></ul>
    20. 21. Family and Consumer Science Global Cultural Foods <ul><li>Students will study four different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Students will study culture, history, art/design architecture, apparel, food education system, music, family life and traditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will develop life-long food preparation skills. </li></ul>
    21. 22. Family and Consumer Science Textile Design <ul><li>Students will: </li></ul><ul><li>Learn a variety of techniques in working with fabrics, yarns and textiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn competencies in using the sewing machine and related tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the principles of design to create clothing and accessory designs for different body types. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to update, personalize and repair clothing and home décor items. </li></ul>
    22. 23. Family and Consumer Science American Foods <ul><li>Teacher demonstrations, hands-on labs, individual and cooperative group projects provide students with an overview of food preparation skills and nutrition information. </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchen safety, sanitation procedures and food poisoning precautions will be emphasized. </li></ul><ul><li>Units of study are based on food influences by regions and ethnic cultures within the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>All recipes and foods studied will be evaluated based on current nutrition information. </li></ul>
    23. 24. 9 th Grade U.S. History and Government
    24. 25. What do we study? <ul><li>We study 20 th century American History while incorporating the basic concepts of Democracy and the U.S. Constitution. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be challenged to compare the present with the past and encouraged to become active participants in the Democratic process. </li></ul>
    25. 26. Government Concepts/Topics <ul><li>Functions and purpose of government </li></ul><ul><li>Types of governments </li></ul><ul><li>Who are Americans? </li></ul><ul><li>Individual rights,according to the Constitution </li></ul>
    26. 27. Government Concepts/Topics Continued <ul><li>The Three Branches </li></ul><ul><li>Voting and Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Current Events </li></ul>
    27. 28. History Topics <ul><li>The Progressive Era </li></ul><ul><li>World War I </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Depression </li></ul><ul><li>World War II </li></ul><ul><li>The Cold War </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Korean War </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnam War </li></ul></ul>
    28. 29. History Topics Continued <ul><li>Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Decades (80’s & 90’s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desert Storm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contemporary Presidents </li></ul></ul>
    29. 30. How do we learn? <ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Power Points </li></ul><ul><li>Readings & Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Group & Individual Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Videos & Slide Shows </li></ul><ul><li>Visuals & Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul>
    30. 31. <ul><li>*Discovering Lit & Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Public Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Debate </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism (School Newspaper) </li></ul>Lang. Arts 9
    31. 32. Discovering Lit & Writing <ul><li>Short Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Career Research </li></ul><ul><li>Drama Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Novel Unit </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>*Writing Lab </li></ul>
    32. 33. Short Story Unit A sampling of literature … story analysis…style…vocabulary…writing prompts…
    33. 34. Novel Unit
    34. 35. Career Research E x p l o r a t o r y . . . • library research & research paper • a resume • the job application • the business letter • a mock interview
    35. 36. Drama Unit Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”
    36. 37. Writing Lab Appointments scheduled once each marking period for every student.
    37. 38. Public Speaking <ul><li>Basic speaking & listening skills </li></ul><ul><li>Body language (basics of verbal & non-verbal communication) </li></ul><ul><li>Outlining & note-taking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Speeches for all occasions </li></ul>
    38. 39. Debate <ul><li>Highly research focused (emphasis on gathering effective research & correct citations) </li></ul><ul><li>Policy debate format (in two person teams) </li></ul><ul><li>Logical arguments </li></ul>
    39. 40. Newspaper <ul><li>Produce the school newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Work both cooperatively and independently to write, edit and publish articles </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about journalism </li></ul>
    40. 41. Biology : from the two Greek words, bios meaning life and logos meaning study of . <ul><li>Brief Course Syllabus of Main Topics Covered in Biology </li></ul><ul><li>6 Kingdoms – Fungi, Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protistae, Animalia, Plantae </li></ul><ul><li>Classification – 9 Phyla, Invertebrate + Vertebrate </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Method </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry – Organic + Inorganic </li></ul><ul><li>Photosynthesis + Respiration </li></ul><ul><li>Cells – Prokaryotic + Eukaryotic Animal, Plant, Viruses </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Division – Mitosis + Meiosis </li></ul><ul><li>DNA + RNA, Protein Synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic- Chromosomes, Heredity, Mutation, Genome </li></ul><ul><li>Human Body Systems – 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Disease – Contagious, Non-communicable, Inherited </li></ul><ul><li>Immunity – Natural + Acquired </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco – Affects on Human Body </li></ul>
    41. 42. <ul><li>Instructional Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook – 2002 Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture Material supplemented with Reading Guides from text </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Lab Experiments + Independent Lab Experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Exploratory Worksheets for both Individual and Group work </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Technology – Word, PowerPoint, Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Research – Library + Internet for Writing, Graphics, Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Career Speakers + Guest Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Demonstrations by Instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Presentations by Student’s explaining their Science Research + their Science Projects </li></ul><ul><li>VHS Tapes </li></ul><ul><li>CD Animations </li></ul><ul><li>Charts – both Anatomical and Explanatory </li></ul><ul><li>Posters – both Anatomical and Explanatory </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Tests </li></ul>
    42. 43. Student Experiment - Bacterial Growth from Pet Inoculation: Dog’s Saliva
    43. 44. Why I Used My Dog’s Mouth : I wanted to see if my dog’s mouth contained a little or a lot of bacteria. Hypothesis : I hypothesized that a few dime size colonies of bacteria, all the same color, would result but not much else. Experiment : I let my dog lick the agar in the petri dish for the inoculation. Observations/Results : Within the first day, my agar cultured a few pin head size white, smooth bacterial colonies. In later days, hundreds of small to medium size, multi-colored colonies, more textured, overlapped each other. A tiny amount of white, gray and black mold also cultured on the agar. Just a small amount of hemolysis was apparent near some yellow colonies. Conclusion : My hypothesis was somewhat right as bacteria did culture. But the colonies differed in color, texture and size. didn’t expect mold. What I Learned : My dog’s mouth has an abundance of various species of bacteria. I no longer let my dog lick my face and always wash my hands before I eat if I’ve played with him.
    44. 45. Student Field Lab Specimen Scientific Name: Lycoperdon maximum Common Name: Giant Puffball Found: Traverse City Zoo
    45. 46. Edibility : Excellent when young, but use caution Habitat : Worldwide in meadows, fields, and gardens General Description : Specimens can vary from 10 - 65 cm in width with a white, thin exoperidium (covering) and slightly mealy inside tissue, turning olive with age Additional Facts : - Edible in white stage, can be fried in butter and has a firm texture - Can weigh up to 56 pounds - The spores are olive-yellow in color when the puffball is mature and a fist size puffball can release some 6 billion trillion spores Reference: Simon and Schuster’s Guide to Mushrooms Student Research
    46. 47. Corn + Potato = Cortato Student Collaborative Ideas – Genetic Engineering
    47. 48. Algae Extension Student Projects
    48. 49. Change in B owel or bladder habits Sore that does not h E al or thickening / lump Difficulty S W allowing or digesting Unusual bleeding or disch A rge Cough or hoa R seness Chang E in mole or wart Beware of Cancer Beware of Cancer by Knowing the Warning Signs and a Yearly Checkup with your Doctor
    49. 50. A LCOHOL WILL CAUSE D EATH OR D REARYNESS. I T C OSTS LO T S OF MONEY I F Y O U ARE I N THE ADDICTION STAGE.
    50. 51. Theater Arts I <ul><li>Students will study the various aspects of drama. </li></ul><ul><li>Student will build self-confidence in front of groups through stage movement, vocal production activities and the development of acting techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will focus on verbal and non-verbal expression. </li></ul>
    51. 52. Theater Arts I Projects and Activities <ul><li>Voice Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>tongue twisters, 3 word improvisation, group improvisation, dramatic group reading, poetry reading </li></ul><ul><li>Stage Skills: necessary and interpretive actions, blocking a scene, dominant/subdominant characters, 2 person humorous scene, semester project, monologue </li></ul><ul><li>Body Skills: </li></ul><ul><li>charades, observation skills. mime, pantomime </li></ul>
    52. 53. Theater Arts II <ul><li>Students will study more specific aspects of theater including improvisation, characterization, theater production. Students are selected by teacher recommendation. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects and activities: </li></ul><ul><li>- Advanced improvisation </li></ul><ul><li>- Script reading </li></ul><ul><li>- Character analysis </li></ul><ul><li>- Prop, Costume, Scene design and planning </li></ul><ul><li>- Introduction to make-up </li></ul><ul><li>- Following a rehearsal schedule </li></ul><ul><li>- Play performance </li></ul><ul><li>- Two person dramatic scene </li></ul><ul><li>- Monologue </li></ul>
    53. 54. Physical Education <ul><li>Team Sports: This semester long class will provide a team sport emphasis. Activities may include basketball, football, soccer and softball. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Sports: This semester long course will provide an individual sport emphasis. Activities may include tennis, badminton, weight training and golf. </li></ul><ul><li>Aerobic Dance: This semester-long course will provide an aerobic dance and conditioning emphasis. Activities may include step aerobics, and dances. </li></ul><ul><li>Weights and Conditioning: This semester elective is a co-ed course that requires the pre-approval of the teacher for enrollment. Students will develop their muscular strength and endurance through the use of free weights, machine weights, and strength and endurance activities. </li></ul>
    54. 55. Other Physical Education Options <ul><li>Physical Education/Work Experience: This is a semester long work experience program where students assist the HPE teacher. The experiences include officiating, demonstrating skills, leadership, and organizing class activities. </li></ul>
    55. 56. Computer Applications 1 Semester Class For 8 th and 9 th Grade Students
    56. 57. <ul><li>Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Paint </li></ul>Software: <ul><li>Photo Draw </li></ul><ul><li>FrontPage </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe PhotoShop </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Illustrator </li></ul><ul><li>Ainsworth Keyboarding </li></ul>
    57. 58. <ul><li>Projects require not just computer knowledge, but… </li></ul><ul><li>practical knowledge like… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And Presenting </li></ul></ul>Projects Require
    58. 59. <ul><li>Keyboarding every day </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-Autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic Athlete Pamphlet </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Cartoon Drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Note Cards </li></ul>Projects <ul><li>Personal Stationery </li></ul><ul><li>Greeting Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Family Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Book </li></ul><ul><li>Website on a topic of their choice </li></ul>
    59. 60. Business and the Internet 1 Semester Class For 8 th and 9 th Grade Students
    60. 61. <ul><li>Students… </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about business & the Internet in a hands-on easy step-by-step way. </li></ul><ul><li>They use the computer and Internet to complete all assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>They create Excel spreadsheets that are used to play fun credit card and finance games </li></ul><ul><li>And they listen to exciting guest speakers who work in the field of finance and investing </li></ul>What's the class about?
    61. 62. <ul><li>Students use the Internet to Learn … </li></ul><ul><li>What it takes to pay the monthly bills </li></ul><ul><li>How to avoid credit card debt </li></ul><ul><li>How interest rates affect them </li></ul><ul><li>They also learn about… </li></ul><ul><li>Setting financial goals </li></ul><ul><li>Saving and Investing </li></ul><ul><li>Writing checks and logging transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Buying a car </li></ul><ul><li>The Stock market and tracking stock via the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Starting a new business </li></ul>
    62. 63. Starting a Business Each student creates a business plan for a new business that they would like to own . <ul><li>They use the computer and Internet to promote their business by… </li></ul><ul><li>Designing a company logo </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Business Stationery & Business Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Writing a Press Release </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Product Brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Business Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>Designing fun promotional items like…company </li></ul><ul><li>t-shirts, Frisbees, and mugs </li></ul>
    63. 64. 1 Semester Class For 9 th Grade Students Web Publishing
    64. 65. <ul><li>This class is for students who… </li></ul><ul><li>Always wanted to learn how to make a web site but thought it was too hard </li></ul><ul><li>Know the basics of Web Publishing and want to learn more </li></ul><ul><li>Would like to work on the West Junior High Web site or the WJH Channel 2 News. </li></ul>Students learn web publishing in a hands-on easy step-by-step way. Who is this class for...
    65. 66. Web Topics In this class students learn how to create a variety of different styles of webs using Microsoft FrontPage. <ul><li>Web topics include… </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Web </li></ul><ul><li>Travel in Northern Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Space Explorations </li></ul><ul><li>The Louvre </li></ul><ul><li>The Smithsonian </li></ul><ul><li>Rock and Roll Hall of Fame </li></ul>
    66. 67. Enhancements <ul><li>Students learn how to enhance their webs by adding… </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics created in Adobe PhotoShop or Illustrator </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><li>And Special Effects. </li></ul>
    67. 68. Technology Education <ul><li>Technology Education I </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Design I </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Design II </li></ul><ul><li>Woodworking I </li></ul><ul><li>Woodworking II </li></ul>
    68. 69. Music -Band <ul><li>Ninth Grade Band members will be placed in one of the three bands based upon their audition at the end of their eighth grade year. </li></ul><ul><li>Symphonic Band </li></ul><ul><li>Concert Band </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance Band </li></ul>
    69. 70. Music - Band <ul><li>Band Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz Band </li></ul><ul><li>Percussion Ensemble </li></ul><ul><li>Traverse City Band Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Solo and Ensemble </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan School Band and Orchestra District Band Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Concert at Interlochen </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal Concerts </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Jazz Band Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Music Scholarship Opportunities </li></ul>
    70. 71. Music – Orchestra <ul><li>Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan School Band and Orchestra District Band Festival </li></ul><ul><li>WJH Symphony Orchestra </li></ul><ul><li>Octet +7 </li></ul><ul><li>Solo and Ensemble </li></ul><ul><li>MSBOA String Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Music Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment Opportunities </li></ul>
    71. 72. Music – Choir <ul><li>OPTIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Symphonic Choir Women’s Choir </li></ul><ul><li>Tenor/Bass Choir – For changed voice boys, rehearse separately from 9 th grade Symphonic girls but to combine with them in resource to make Symphonic Choir </li></ul><ul><li>Madrigals – a highly select mixed choir that meets during resource period </li></ul>
    72. 73. School Nurse Pat Quinlan
    73. 74. Thank You <ul><li>Please plan to attend parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 8, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Conferences will conducted in classrooms using a walk-in format. No appointment is necessary. </li></ul>
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