Middle School Classes

These classes are appropriate for children from fifth to eighth grade unless otherwise indicated in the class description.  Please see our "Class Registration" page for specific class dates and registration fees.

Have time between classes?  This year, we are excited to offer our new Game Room, a place where our registered students can take a break, play and socialize in a safe, supervised environment.  There is no fee for our Game Room.

*Teacher's kids and families who are enrolled in IEW, who have siblings that are not, get first priority in Cookin, Comic book and Art.

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Classes at a Glance

A Slash (/) indicates that there is more than one class offered during a particular class period.

Mondays
Thursdays

Class Descriptions

Science

"Focus on Chemistry II" : 

This class is a continuation of last semester, for those students. Each week, we will read and review a chapter in "Focus Middle School Chemistry" from Real Science 4 Kids. Worksheets will be provided. Hands on activities are planned throughout the semester. Homework will be given each week.  This class will be graded on participation and homework completion.

Class Time: 9:00-9:50am on Mondays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Erin Murphy

Class Fee: $20

Texbook: Real Science 4 Kids, "Focus on Middle Chemistry", 3rd Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-941181-70-6

European Studies/Geography

I

 

Class Time: 12:30-1:20pm on Thursdays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Samantha Burroughs- Johnson

Class Fee: $

Textbook Required:

U.S History

Gilded Era to the Great Depression( American History)

This semester we are diving into the Gilded Era to the Great Depression. We will set the scene with the end of the Civil War. We will discuss the rise and fall of the Gilded Era, the Progressive Era, WWI, the roaring 20's and end with the Great Depression. WWII ended the Great Depression. I would like to continue the timeline in the fall, starting with WWII and diving deep into the WW, the Civil Rights Movement and end with the Vietnam War, if possible!

Class Time: 10:00-10:50am on Mondays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Genevieve Anthony

Class Fee: $15

Spanish

Beginner Spanish:

In this class we will learn Spanish and Spanish culture through music, games, hands-on activities, food and fun!  This is a great class for younger learners who are not yet proficient in reading and writing.  While this class is more fun than academic, there will be some light homework involved.  Please plan for about an hour of homework per week for this class.  This class is a great pre-requisite for Spanish I, which will be offered in the fall of 2022.

Class Time: 9:00-9:50am on Thursdays

Class Type: Elective, Graded

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: $10

Spanish II

This class is a continuation from our Fall Spanish classes and combines the Elementary and Middle School Classes from the fall semester.  Students who did not pass or who did not take Spanish in the Fall 2021 should take Beginner Spanish.  In this class, we will continue to expand our Spanish vocabulary through practice, study, games, food and fun.  Learning a new language is only possible with daily practice.  This class is for students who can devote a minimum of 20 minutes a day, four days per week for study, practice and homework activities.

Class Time: 10:00am-10:50am on Thursdays

Class Type: Elective, Graded

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: $10

Book Required: "Spanish For You".

*Cooking

 

Class Time: 9:00-10:50am on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Krystal Hinchee

Class Fee: $

Outdoor Skills

Class Time: 11:30am-12:20pm on Thursday

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Greg Sazonov

Class Fee: $

IEW

This year we will be offering Institute for Excellence in Writing! This class is a continuation of last semester, for those students. This will now meet once a week for 2hrs, to ensure enough time for each lesson and guided practice. Student workbooks/packages are required and can be purchased online.

"IEW's unique approach provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process, while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity. Our core writing program is supported by materials for reading, grammar, spelling, literature, poetry, public speaking, and more..."

Class Time:11:00-1:20pm on Mondays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Julie Brown

Class Fee: $10

Required book:  Structure and Style, Level B, Year 1 Student Workbooks and Fix It! Grammar "Nose Tree".

*Workbook(s) purchase is the responsibility of the parent. Teacher will have the DVD's for class use. Recommended for grades 6 and up.

*Art

This class is all about fun and creativity!  We will use paint, glue, yarn, magnets, tinfoil, magazines, cardboard and all kinds of stuff to make beautiful, unique creations!  We will learn a different art technique each week!

Class Time:11:00-1:20pm on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: $15

*Comic Book/Creative Writing

Class Time: 11:30am-12:20pm

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Rachael Erhlund

Class Fee: $

Spelling/Vocab/Cursive

In this class students will learn challenging vocabulary. We will using Megawords I. Students will study correct spelling, definitions, proper word usage and more. Each student will need his or her own copy of the workbook. Cursive will also be practiced each week, worksheets will be provided.

Class Time:10:00-10:50am on Thursdays

Teacher: Samantha J. Burroughs

Class Type: Academic, pass/fail

Class fee: $5, plus cost of Megawords I. Parents are responsible for workbook purchase.

Game Room ~ Free Period

This room will be designated for those students with a "free period", between other classes. This is for all school ages. The room will be monitored by a Parent/Volunteer at all times. Different types of board games, cards etc. will be available for play.

Class Time: Mondays & Thursdays 9-1pm

Class Type: N/A

Class fee: Free

After School Add-on: Health/Fitness/First Aid

Class Time: 1:30-2:15pm on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Greg Sazonov

Class Fee: $