Encore

Encore classes are at Central to enrich a student's educational experience. Subject areas offered or assigned are:

Physical Education

Welcome to the CMS Physical Education/Health web page where…FITNESS IS CENTRAL.

The department’s philosophy is to encourage our students to participate in life long physical activities and to empower them to make responsible and healthy decisions in order to improve the quality of their life.

Our goal is to provide a daily program which promotes a healthy lifestyle. The students are introduced to and develop the skills and attitudes necessary to reach their individual maximum potential. To accomplish this, the students will, through a fitness-based curriculum, be involved in activities such as health-related fitness tasks, aerobic and/or rhythmic activities, team-building challenges and individual and team sports.

Students are expected to: 1. Stick PE locker information in ID sleeve.

2. Be dressed and ready to exit the locker room with the teacher, otherwise you will be tardy.

3. Dress out in your own PE uniform. A student who does not have their own uniform will be required to wear a loan and receive a point deduction. PE uniforms can be purchased during the school year.

(Shirts=$12.00 Shorts=$12.00)

4. Provide a note from home to the health office in the morning if there is a medical concern. If a student needs to be excused for more than 3 consecutive school days, a doctor's note is required and should be turned in to the nurse's office. If possible, a doctor’s note should include a description of what the student CAN safely do in class. Students with a medical excuse will be given an alternative assignment..

5. Wear athletic shoes (laces or Velcro) that stay securely on feet.

6. Write last name on PE shirt and shorts; NO other writing, drawing, rips, tears are acceptable. Student will be required to buy a new uniform.

7. Lock all belongings in assigned PE locker before, during and after class. CMS is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

8. Ipads, phone, cameras are not allowed in the locker room at ANY time.

9. Keep locker room free from glass containers, aerosol scents, food and gum, Chewing gum during school hours is prohibited and it is a safety violation during participation in PE activities..

10. Check the bulletin board daily before entering the locker room. Students are responsible and accountable for all information posted.

11. Remove jewelry before participation in PE activities.

12. Upon entering gym, student is expected to walk directly to attendance line and sit in assigned position.

13. Wait for permission before using equipment and then handle equipment only in the appropriate manner.

14. Report all injuries to teacher immediately. Students cannot report to the nurse's office without a pass.

15. Respond to whistle immediately. This indicates that all students are to set equipment down, sit quietly and look to teacher for instructions

. 16. Walk quietly around other teaching areas and refrain from touching equipment or disrupting other classes’ learning activities.

17. Check with teacher to obtain instructions regarding missed assignments due to absences. This includes missed health assignments, quizzes and tests.

18. Be prepared with sweatshirt and sweat pants to go outside in cooler weather (40 degrees or warmer). Students who are unprepared will still be required to participate outside.

Failure to comply with department policies and procedures may result in the following: point deduction from behavior score, conference with student, communication with parent/guardian, detention and teacher/office referrals.

Art

Art 1, 6th Grade:

Students learn the Elements of Design through a variety of projects. Basic skills and techniques are introduced through projects involving design, drawing, painting, sculpture, and art history. Art 1 focuses on the development of skills in creative problem solving, self-expression and visual communication while introducing the students to a variety of media, techniques, and ideas. Each project includes an element of understanding, critical thinking, craftsmanship (neatness, use of media) and creativity (illustration of original thought and expression of ideas).

Art 2, 7th Grade:

Students learn the Principles of Design through a variety of projects. Students explore the four aspects of art: art history, art appreciation, art production, and art criticism. Advanced skills and techniques are demonstrated through 2-D and 3-D projects involving various media such as drawing, painting, ceramics, and digital media arts. Students will make connections through art and develop skills in creative problem solving. Students will achieve higher-level thinking skills through analysis and interpretation by participating in examining the visual world around them. They will take appreciation in their own efforts and success through critique, self-evaluation, and extended use of skills and knowledge obtained in Art 2 class.

Art 3, 8th Grade:

Students will focus on art careers and technology-based art projects that integrate art with other content areas. Students will make connections through art and develop skills in creative problem solving. Students will achieve higher-level thinking skills through analysis and interpretation by participating in examining the visual world around them. Advanced skills and techniques are demonstrated through 2-D and 3-D projects involving various media such as drawing, painting, ceramics, and digital media arts. Students will take appreciation in their own efforts and success through critique, self-evaluation, and extended use of skills and knowledge obtained in Art 3 class

Family and Consumer Sciences

F & CS Module:

This course is a high-energy interactive experience. With its intuitive design, this multimedia CD-ROM lets students navigate easily through the program. It addresses multiple learning styles, and even features on-demand audio. It is the perfect balance of multimedia, text, and hands-on problem-solving for the Home Economics student. These modules include units in Child Care, Interior Design, Apparel and Textile Design, Nutrition, Consumer Services, Banking, Hospitality and Tourism, and Community Support Services.

Clothing and Textiles:

Students will study hand sewing, patterns, operating a sewing machine, and wardrobe selection and care. Students will complete their own pillow project.

Healthful Eating:

Students will learn how to evaluate their diet, demonstrate proper food preparation techniques for simple recipes, use correct table settings, and follow etiquette for informal situations.

STEAM Lab

6th Grade — PBL through Mathematics

7th grade — Robotics

8th grade — Engineering though Mathematics

Music / Band

6th Grade Music

In sixth grade, students study a variety of musical concepts. They will learn about the major composers, musical styles, and the evolution of musical instruments throughout history from the Medieval to the Modern Period. Students will also be introduced to world music and instruments. Students are also introduced to basic musical notation. Students will apply music reading skills through composition, improvisation, and performance on a variety of classroom instruments.

7th Grade Music

In the seventh grade, students will advance the musical knowledge that they gain as sixth graders; history, world music, music appreciation, theory, and basic instrumental skills. The history section of this course focuses mainly on music of North America and the Modern Period. Students will explore the development of the American styles of jazz and country western music. Students will also advance their music reading skills through a percussion and piano unit in which they will experiment with composition, performance, and improvisation. We will focus on the technique necessary to perform simple, two-hand pieces on the piano. They will learn to read the treble and bass clef, musical symbols, and basic rhythm patterns. Students will be introduced to Western and world percussion techniques. No percussion experience is needed for this class.

8th Grade Music

In the eighth grade, students will advance the musical knowledge that they gain as seventh graders; history, world music, music appreciation, theory, and basic instrumental skills. Students will research the Modern Musical period including the works of experimental composers like John Cage and Steven Reich and musical figures like John Philip Sousa. In addition, students will develop basic performance skills on guitar and a variety of percussion instruments. Chords, rhythm, form, and style are some of the concepts to be covered. Students will be provided with a guitar for use in the classroom. Students will further their study of Western and world percussion technique, history, and the evolution of modern percussion instruments. No percussion experience is needed for this class.

Communications


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