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EIGHTH GRADE

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE

 

ART

32210- ART I   [ ½]

This beginning art class is designed to present the techniques, skills and knowledge that will prepare students with the ability to formulate their own creations. It will enlighten students to discover their self-expression, creativity and sense of design. They will learn how art is important to their lives and to the world. Students will tackle problem solving activities through various possible projects, such as: drawing, painting, sculpture, and much more! By learning many artistic techniques, students will gain confidence and ability to construct their own creation. The symbols behind an image will be explored as well as the meaning behind one’s own artwork.  Students will learn how to see in a new and unusual way that will affect their lives forever. ($15.00 participation fee required)

32411 –ART   II   (Art I is required pre-requisite)  [½]

The intermediate art class will be designed to allow students the freedom to express themselves through choice of their own projects. They will be presented with various possible projects. Students will gain more knowledge on top of previous knowledge learned. They will be given the opportunity to explore various artists and be influenced by their favorite artists in their own artwork. Artistic processes of traditional and current art related technologies will keep students excited. They will engage in various art making activities that will help students discover their self-expression, creativity and sense of design. By allowing much freedom, students will create artwork that is meaningful and develop critical thinking skills. This class will provide the opportunity for self-exploration, experimentation and inventive thought process. ($15.00 participation fee.)

    

CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE:

43360 – FACS/EXPLORATION    [1/2]

This class is a continuation of the family and consumer science (FACS) part of CCA 7th grade class.  This class prepares the student to understand areas in management/problem solving, foods and nutrition, childcare, consumer education, clothing, textiles, interior design, and responsible living. ($10.00).

43362/43364 FACS A and FACS B   [1]

This class is a continuation of the family and consumer science (FACS) part of CCA 7th grade class. This class prepares the student to understand areas in management/problem solving, foods and nutrition, childcare, consumer education, clothing, textiles, interior design, and responsible living. The class will last the entire school year and will cover the things taught in FACS/EPLORATION in greater detail. The course will also teach about Free Enterprise and have a mini business experience. ($10.00 Each Class per Semester)

 

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

Note: Activities/course work will differ between the Gateway classes.  Students can take both Gateway classes during the 8th grade year.

84079 PLTW GATEWAY DM & ST   [1/2 ]                                             Gateway DM & ST introduces students to the areas of: Design & Modeling, and Science & Technology.  Gateway (GTT) is the introductory class in Project Lead the Way (PLTW), and is a beginning engineering class. Students learn how to apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to their everyday lives while incorporating national standards.  GTT is “activity oriented” to show students how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems. Students learn software programs & 3D print. Students also apply the concepts of physics, chemistry, and nanotechnology to STEM activities. Highlighted activities are:  3D Design & Air/CO2 Cars.  (10.00 fee)  

84081 PLTW GATEWAY ME & AR   [1/2]                                               Gateway ME & AR introduces areas of:  Magic of Electrons and Automation & Robotics.  Gateway (GTT) is the introductory class in Project Lead the Way (PLTW), and is a beginning engineering class.  Through hands-on projects, students explore electricity, the behavior of atoms, and basic circuitry.   Students learn about automation and will design, build, and program real-world objects. Students learn to utilize communication and team-work to finish projects.  Highlighted activities are: Building circuits & VEX Robotics®.  ($10.00 fee)

        

 

COMMUNICATIONS LANGUAGE ARTS

52010 – ENGLISH 8  [1]

In this required course, students will work individually and in collaboration to read and write creative and informational texts.  Particular emphasis will be placed on argumentative writing.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

35210- SPANISH – I   [1]

This is the beginning course in the Spanish language.  Emphasis is placed on learning to speak Spanish along with reading and writing the language.  Language topics include:  introductions and greetings, descriptions of people and your personal surroundings, time, school, culture of Spanish-speaking countries, weather and food.

35211 - SPANISH – II   [1]

This Spanish II course continues to focus on understanding, speaking, reading and writing basic Spanish, with additional study of grammar concepts such as telling about things that happened in the past.  Much of the vocabulary will center on topics such as sports, vacations, home environment, community, personal entertainment, etc.  Students should have successfully completed Spanish I.

35230- GERMAN – I   [1]

This course focuses on understanding and speaking basic German, with an introduction to the culture of people living in German-speaking countries.  Language topics include:  introductions and greetings, descriptions of people and your personal surroundings, time, school, geography of German-speaking countries, weather and food.  This class is very interactive.  Students that participate will be prepared to take German II.

35231 GERMAN- II    [1]

This second –year German course continues to focus on understanding, speaking, reading and writing basic German with additional cultural experiences.  Much of the vocabulary will center on topics such as food, shopping, clothing, home environment, community, celebrations, personal entertainment, etc.  Students should have successfully completed German 1.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

73353-HEALTH 8  [1/2]

Health Education is a course that covers all areas of the health field.  It includes the physical, mental/emotional, and social aspects of personal development.  An understanding of health related careers, refusal skills, and First Aid/CPR will also be explored.

MATHEMATICS

62123- Math 8   [1]       

8th Grade Mathematics focuses on these critical areas: (1)formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling and association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2)grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3)analyzing two-and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

62124- Math 8 Honors  [1]         

Same as 8th Grade Mathematics with additional depth and breadth on existing topics.

 

SCIENCE

72340 – INTEGRATED SCIENCE 8TH   [1]

The eighth grade SEEd standards describe the constant interaction of matter and energy in nature.

Students will explore the following Learning Standards:

                1) Physical and Chemical Properties

                2) Energy and Waves

                3) Energy and Ecosystems

               4) Natural Systems and Resources

SOCIAL STUDIES

77340 - U.S. HISTORY  [1]

This course covers the formation of the United States, emphasizing the 18th and 19th centuries.  The first semester will involve European Exploration and Colonization, the Revolutionary War Era, the Creation of the Constitution, and the Early Years of the Republic.  The second semester will explore, but is not limited to, the concept of Manifest Destiny, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the Westward Movement.  Studying and discussing current events will also be emphasized.

 

 PERFORMING ARTS

32175 – BEGINNING ACOUSTIC GUITAR   [1/2]

This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their musical potential and aesthetic understanding through learning to play the guitar.  Emphasis will be placed on playing position, basic tone production, rhythmic precision and interpretation of musical symbols.  Students should provide their own guitar.  (A very limited number of school-owned instruments will be available upon request. $15.00 participation fee required.)

 

32176 – INTERMEDIATE GUITAR  [1/2]

This course is for students who have already completed beginning guitar.  Students will develop their musical potential and aesthetic understanding through learning to play the guitar.  Emphasis will be placed on playing position, basic tone production, rhythmic precision and interpretation of musical symbols.  Students should provide their own guitar.  (A very limited number of school-owned instruments will be available upon request. $15.00 participation fee required.)

 

32150- BEGINNING BAND  [1]

This is a preparatory class designed for students who want to learn how to play a woodwind or brass instrument.  The fundamentals of playing musical instruments will be taught.  Basic music notation and simple tunes will be learned on the instrument.  Woodwind or brass players must take this class or audition before registering for Symphonic Band.  Instruments are available for rent from local music retailers.  Larger instruments may be rented from the school.  The class will present concert repertoire in a variety of styles.  ($15.00 participation fee required)

 

32237 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE    [1]

This is a class designed for students who want to learn how to play percussion instruments.  The fundamentals of playing percussion will be taught.  Basic music notation and simple tunes will be learned on the instruments.  Emphasis is on snare and bells.  Percussion kits are used in class and taken home to practice on.  Kits are available from local music retailers.  The class will perform with the other bands as needed as well as present concert repertoire in a variety of styles. Solo performance and ensemble performance are emphasized as well. ($15.00 participation fee and $25 instrument use fee required)

 

32152 – ADV/Intermediate  BAND    [1]

This class is designed for continuing instrumental music students.  Beginning Band is a prerequisite for this class as well as a teacher signature.  Emphasis is on advanced concert band literature.  Continued training in advanced skills is stressed. Instruments are available for rent from local music retailers.  Larger instruments may be rented from the school. Solo performance and ensemble performance are emphasized as well.  ($15.00 participation fee required)

 

32250 BEGINNING ORCHESTRA     [1]

This course is open to all students interested in learning to play the violin, viola, cello or string bass.  No previous experience is necessary.  Violins may be rented from local music stores.  Violas and cellos and basses may be rented from the school.  Students learn to read music and produce a clear tone.  Students will review and learn skills necessary to move onto high school orchestra level.  Solo performance and ensemble performance are emphasized as well.  The class will present concert repertoire in a variety of styles. ($15.00 participation fee required)

 

32170 ADV/INTERMEDIATEORCHESTRA   [1]    

This course is for students who have completed beginning orchestra, or have had private lessons.  Violins may be rented from local music stores.  Violas and cellos and basses may be rented from the school.  Students learn to read music and produce a clear tone.  Students will review and learn skills necessary to move onto high school orchestra level.  Solo performance and ensemble performance are emphasized as well.  The class will present concert repertoire in a variety of styles. ($15.00 participation fee required)

 

32270 – MINUTEMAN CHOIR    [1]

This singing group will participate in several concerts during the year.  Appreciation for many types of music will be emphasized, and development of performance skills will be gained.  Vocal technique, sight-reading, and music theory will also be taught through two, three and four part mixed vocal literature.  ($15.00 participation fee required).

 

32137 – CHAMBER CHOIR   [1]

This is an audition only, advanced mixed chorus and will be involved in many performances and tours throughout the year.  Here, the choir will concentrate on performing and entertaining skills as well as proper vocal techniques and advanced choral music.  A purchase of performance attire is required.  ($15.00 participation fee)

 

32136- ADVANCED SSA CHOIR (BELLTONES)   [1]

This is an audition only vocal class for the student who wants to participate in more advanced presentations & music learning areas with three & four-part singing in soprano/alto range.  Many performances are required through the year.  Emphasis will be placed on a cappella singing and sight-singing techniques.  ($15.00 participation fee required) 

 

32110- DRAMA  I   [1/2]

Students will learn the basics of performance by performing often in front of the class.  We'll cover improvisation, memorize monologues andscenes, and write and tell stories.  ($15.00 participation fee required)

 

ADDITIONAL COURSES

28350-DIGITAL LITERACY  [1/2]

This course is an introduction to computer literacy. Students will have opportunities to use technology and develop skills that encourage creativity thinking, productivity and collaboration in the classroom and day to day life. Skills will be demonstrated by creating a project for a different content area.

 

73150- INTERMEDIATE ACTIVITIES   [1/2]

The 8th grade physical education classes will provide a fitness program, team games and individual sports, with co-educational activities.  Highly Recommended

 

 

 

 

Choose carefully:  Class changes cost $10.00

 

FEE SCHEDULE

In accordance with Utah State Law, the Weber School District Board of Education annually reviews all fees charged students for various activities, classes, yearbooks, etc.  Fee waiver applications are available at the school office.

 

T H BELL Junior High School

8th Grade Course Selection Guide (2020-2021)

Student Name:                                                                                                                                   

                                    (First)                                       (Last)

Student Number:                                                        Email:                                                             

     The Weber Board of Education strongly believes that every student should enjoy a full and rich learning experience that meets the needs of the whole child.  In addition to required core courses, this comprehensive learning experience should include recommended courses in health and P.E., fine arts, college and career awareness, world languages and culture, etc.  This whole child education represents The Weber Way!

REQUIRED COURSES + ELECTIVE COURSES MUST EQUAL 7.0 TOTAL CREDITS

Required Courses –

 

1.0 Credit Electives (Full-Year Classes)

 

       35210

Spanish I

 

       35211

Spanish II *Prerequisite Spanish I

 

35230

German I

 

35231

German II *Prerequisite German I

 

32150

Band Beginning

 

32152

Advanced/Intermediate Band TS*

 

32250

Beginning Orchestra

 

32170

Advanced/Intermediate Orchestra TS*

 

32237

Percussion Ensemble

 

32270

Minuteman Choir

 

32137

Chamber Choir  A*/TS*

 

32136

Advanced SSA Choir (Belltones)

A*/TS*

 

43362/43364

FACS A /FACS B

 

23884

ELL

 

Alternates – You must choose (2) half-year classes and (1) full-year class.

*PR=Pre-Requisite, *TS=Teacher Suggestion, *A=Audition, *TS=Teacher Recommendation, *AP=Application

 

Course #

Course Title

Credit

 

52010

English 8

1.0

 

77340

US History 8

1.0

 

72340

Science 8 

1.0

 

62123

62124

8th Grade Math      OR                                      8th Grade Math Honors TR*

1.0

1.0

 

73353

 Health

.5

 

28350

                    Digital Literacy 

.5

                                           Choose 2.0 Credits

.5 Credit Electives Courses  (Half-Year Classes)

 

 

 
 

32210

Art I

 

   32411

Art II *Prerequisite  Art I

 

   32175

Beginning Acoustic Guitar

 

   32176

Intermediate Guitar

 

32110

Drama I

 

   43360

FACS Exploration

 

   73150

P.E. – Int. Team Sport Activities

**Highly Recommended**

 

   84079

PLTW Gateway DM & ST (Design Modeling & Science Tech)

 

   84081

PLTW Gateway ME & AR (Magic of Electrons & Applied Robotics)

 
 

 

 
     
     
 

 

 
     
     

Student Signature:                                                        Parent/Guardian Signature:                                                 

                  

 

NINTH GRADE

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE

 

ART

32411   ART II   [1/2]

The intermediate art class will be designed to allow students the freedom to express themselves through choice of their own projects. They will be presented with various possible projects. Students will gain more knowledge on top of previous knowledge learned. They will be given the opportunity to explore various artists and be influenced by their favorite artists in their own artwork. Artistic processes of traditional and current art related technologies will keep students excited. They will engage in various art making activities that will help students discover their self-expression, creativity and sense of design. By allowing much freedom, students will create artwork that is meaningful and develop critical thinking skills. This class will provide the opportunity for self-exploration, experimentation and inventive thought process.  ($15.00 fee)

 32102 ART III    [1/2]

Students in the advanced art class will begin to feel more successful with their artwork.  Students should enter the class with enthusiasm to create their own artwork. They will demonstrate through numerous projects.  They will further investigate visual language which their inventiveness will help them to think deeper about images, self, world, life, design and art. Students will remain energized throughout this class with art activities that are engaging to each individual. Students will be presented with many projects, but will be given the opportunity to choose their projects. The knowledge they will gain from this class will not only prepare them for high school, but will help them to construct new ideas, new ways of thinking and emerge their creativity. ($15.00  fee)        

CAREER & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

BUSINESS:

27208 EXPLORING COMPUTER SCIENCE  [1/2]                                                                            

Exploring Computer Science is just that – exploring the science behind computers through engaging and accessible topics such as games, activities, and group projects. This course is laid out to help students of all levels of talent and knowledge. It is designed to help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students thinking practices of process development, problem solving, critical thinking, and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. This class fulfills high school credit.

28349 EXPLORING BUISNESS & MARKETING  [1/2]

Students will be exposed to the fundamental concepts of business and marketing.  Skills include basic business concepts, organizational communication, human resources management, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, and leadership.  Students will be exposed to courses within the Business and Marketing Career pathways and leadership organizations, such as FBLA and DECA

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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE:

43125 Design Sewing 1 (Clothing)  [1/2]

This hands-on course will introduce you to the creative world of apparel design and construction.  This class will give you a glimpse into to the exciting global apparel industry and give you skills that can be used to get a job in apparel design.  Students will learn basic sewing techniques, and create fun projects.  Come use your creativity to create items usable in your everyday life. ($15.00 fee)

43210 Foods & Nutrition 1  [1/2]

This course is designed for students who are interested in understanding the principles of nutrition and in maintaining a healthy level of fitness for life. Through hands-on lab experiences, students will learn basic cooking techniques.  Students also have the opportunity to receive their ServSafe Food Handlers Permit (valid for 3 years) to use as they apply for jobs in the future.    ($20.00 fee).

43150   CHILD DEVELOPMENT   [1/2]                   

Do you ever wish you could return to the simpler times of life when gluing macaroni to paper was considered art and playing with toys was the hardest work you did all day?  Then Child Development is the class for you.  Students will explore human growth and development and learn parenting skills.  Students will have the opportunity to care for a Real Care Baby.  This class is one of two pre-requisites for students interested in participating in the Early Childhood Education Lab. ($5.00 fee)

 

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING:

84125   CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY  [1/2]

Construction Technology is an introductory Hands-on course that will focus on residential construction.  Students will gain an understanding of how construction technologies impact politics, the environment, society,and economy. Students will develop a foundation in essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their occupational opportunities in the world of construction. Eye Protection is required. ($20.00 fee)  

84130   MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY  [1/2]

A hands-on course that introduces students to manufacturing technology Students will gain an understanding of how manufacturing technologies impact politics, the environment, society, and the economy. Typically, students are exposed to the manufacturing processes using machinery the first quarter, and the second quarter a product is mass produced. Eye Protection required. ($20.00 fee)

 

COMMUNICATIONS LANGUAGE ARTS

52110 ENGLISH 9   [1]

Students will work individually and in collaboration to read and write creative and informational texts. This course is required for high school graduation.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

35210   SPANISH I  [1]

This is the beginning course in the Spanish language.  Emphasis is placed on learning to speak Spanish along with reading and writing the language.  Language topics include:  introductions and greetings, descriptions of people and your personal surroundings, time, school, culture of Spanish-speaking countries, weather and food.

35211 SPANISH II    [1]

This Spanish II course continues to focus on understanding, speaking, reading and writing basic Spanish, with additional study of grammar concepts such as telling about things that happened in the past.  Much of the vocabulary will center on topics such as sports, vacations, home environment, community, personal entertainment, etc.  Students should have successfully completed Spanish I.

35212 SPANISH III   [1]

This course emphasizes grammar and fluency. This course will be conducted mostly in Spanish. Vocabulary topics will include: Going on a trip, shopping/market, preparing food, ordering at a restaurant, etc...

35230 GERMAN I   [1]

This course focuses on understanding and speaking basic German, with an introduction to the culture of people living in German-speaking countries.  Language topics include:  introductions and greetings, descriptions of people and your personal surroundings, time school, geography of German-speaking countries, weather and food.  This class is very interactive.  Students that participate will be prepared to take German II.

35231 GERMAN II    [1]                                                

This second –year German course continues to focus on understanding, speaking, reading and writing basic German with additional cultural experiences.  Much of the vocabulary will center on topics such as food, shopping, clothing, and home environment, community, celebrations, personal entertainment, etc.  Students should have successfully completed German I

35232 German III  [1]

This third-year German course continues to focus on skills learned in German 2 with a new emphasis on communicating in the past and future tenses.  Students will continue to develop proficiency in topics such as traveling, relationships, food, careers, etc. Students will continue to learn about German culture. This course will be conducted mostly in German. Students should have successfully completed German II.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

73110 PARTICIPATION SKILLS&TECH. - A (PE) [1/2]

The 9th grade physical education classes will provide a fitness program, team games and individual sports, with co-educational activities.

 

73120 PARTICIPATION SKILLS & TECH. - B  [1/2]

This class will be structured strength training & cardio-respiratory conditioning program.  Monday, Wednesday, Friday would be directed toward strength training using our weight room facilities.  We would chart specific body workouts & strength progression.  Tuesdays and Thursdays would be a variety of cardio-respiratory workouts, flexibility stretching, & nutritional instruction.  This course is recommended for student athletes and/or those that desire body conditioning as an individual activity.  If you are a student athlete, we recommend registering for this class during your sport season. ($5.00 fee)

MATHEMATICS

62125 Secondary Mathematics I  [1]

 The purpose of Secondary Mathematics I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships by contrasting them with exponential phenomena and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students will use properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. During this course we will tie together algebraic and geometric concepts that we study

62126 Secondary Mathematics I Honors  [1]

Same as Secondary Math I, but with the beginning components of Precalculus added.

 

SCIENCE

72150 EARTH SYSTEMS [1]

Earth Systems provides an interdisciplinary view of Earth using critical thinking skills, as well as chemistry, physics, and mathematical principals to explore and understand Earth’s place in the universe; relationships between Earth’s atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere; energy transfers in Earth systems; and human interactions with our planet.  Students will investigate current issues as they explore the complex challenges we face as a global community, in addition to learning about advanced technologies that are used to help solve these problems.   This course will offer students a unique perspective on one of fastest growing fields in science.

 

72160 PHYSICS with TECHNOLOGY [1]         

Physics is the study of motion, force, and energy within various systems. Mathematics is used to describe the different properties of physical objects and is a significant part of the course. It is strongly recommended that you feel comfortable with math taught in 7th and 8th grade. The technology portion of the class includes the use of: calculators, digital scales, computer simulations, thermal couples, multimeters, circuit boards, oscilloscopes, etc. Understanding the basic principles of physics will help give you a better appreciation for how the world works, and will have direct application throughout your life. This class covers the basic core for physics allowing you to take AP physics later in high school.  This course will also help prepare you to enter many technical career fields. There is a fee for this class.  $7.00

SOCIAL STUDIES

77115 WORLD GEOGRAPHY [1/2]       

This course will focus on a study of the interrelationships between our physical and cultural worlds.  It will explore how geography influences human behavior from the local to the international level.  Cultural, economic, and political geography factors will be studied.  Regional units of study include: (1) Northern America, (2) Latin America, (3) Europe, (4) Africa, (5) Western Asia, (6) Eastern Asia, and if time permits, (7) Oceania.  Studying and discussing current events will also be emphasized.

77600 AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY [1]           

The AP Human Geography course is equivalent to an introductory college-level course in human geography.  The course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and altercation of Earth’s surface Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences.  They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications.  The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards.  If students wish, they may take the AP exam in May to try and earn college credit (there is a testing fee).

 PERFORMING ARTS

32175   BEGINNING ACOUSTIC GUITAR   [1/2]

This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their musical potential and aesthetic understanding through learning to play the guitar.  Emphasis will be placed on playing position, basic tone production, rhythmic precision and interpretation of musical symbols.  Students should provide their own guitar.  (A very limited number of school-owned instruments will be available upon request.  ($15.00 fee.)

 

32176   INTERMEDIATE GUITAR  [1/2]

This course is for students who have already completed beginning guitar.  Students will develop their musical potential and aesthetic understanding through learning to play the guitar.  Emphasis will be placed on playing position, basic tone production, rhythmic precision and interpretation of musical symbols.  Students should provide their own guitar.  (A very limited number of school-owned instruments will be available upon request. ($15.00 fee.)

 

32150 BEGINNING BAND   [1]

This is a preparatory class designed for students who want to learn how to play a woodwind or brass instrument.  The fundamentals of playing musical instruments will be taught.  Basic music notation and simple tunes will be learned on the instrument.  Woodwind or brass players must take this class or audition before registering for Symphonic Band.  Instruments are available for rent from local music retailers.  Larger instruments may be rented from the school.  The class will present concert repertoire in a variety of styles.  ($15.00 fee)

 

32237 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE   [1]

This is a class designed for students who want to learn how to play percussion instruments.  The fundamentals of playing percussion will be taught.  Basic music notation and simple tunes will be learned on the instruments.  Emphasis is on snare and bells.  Percussion kits are used in class and taken home to practice on.  Kits are available from local music retailers.  The class will perform with the other bands as needed as well as present concert repertoire in a variety of styles. Solo performance and ensemble performance are emphasized as well. ($15.00 participation fee and $25 instrument use fee required)

32152   ADV/INTERMEDIATE  BAND [1]      

This class is designed for continuing instrumental music students.  Beginning Band is a prerequisite for this class as well as a teacher signature.  Emphasis is on advanced concert band literature.  Continued training in advanced skills is stressed. Instruments are available for rent from local music retailers.  Larger instruments may be rented from the school. Solo performance and ensemble performance are emphasized as well.  ($15.00 fee)

 

32250 BEGINNING ORCHESTRA   [1]

This course is open to all students interested in learning to play the violin, viola, cello or string bass.  No previous experience is necessary.  Violins may be rented from local music stores.  Violas and cellos and basses may be rented from the school.  Students learn to read music and produce a

Clear tone.  Students will review and learn skills necessary to move onto high school orchestra level.  Solo performance and ensemble performance are emphasized as well.  The class will present concert repertoire in a variety of styles. ($15.00 fee)

 

32170 ADV/INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA  [1]

This course is for students who have completed beginning orchestra, or have had private lessons.  Violins may be rented from local music stores.  Violas and cellos and basses may be rented from the school.  Students learn to read music and produce a clear tone.  Students will review and learn skills necessary to move onto high school orchestra level.  Solo performance and ensemble performance are emphasized as well.  The class will present concert repertoire in a variety of styles. ($15.00 fee)

 

32270 MINUTEMAN CHOIR   [1]

This singing group will participate in several concerts during the year.  Appreciation for many types of music will be emphasized and development of performance skills will be gained.  Vocal technique, sight-reading and music theory will also be taught through three & four part mixed vocal literature. ($15.00 fee)

 

32137 CHAMBER CHOIR   [1]

This is an audition only, advanced mixed chorus & will be involved in many performances & tours throughout the year.  Here, the choir will concentrate on performing & entertaining skills as well as proper vocal techniques & advanced choral music.  ($15.00 fee)

 

32136 ADVANCED SSA CHOIR (BELLTONES)   [1]

This is an audition only vocal class for the student who wants to participate in more advanced presentations & music learning areas with three & four-part singing in soprano/alto range.  Many performances are required through the year.  Emphasis will be placed on a cappella singing and sight-singing techniques.  ($15.00 fee) 

 

32120   DRAMA II   [½]

Drama 1 required.  This class is for advance students of drama.  Students will delve deeper into the principals of acting that were introduced in Drama I.  More memorization will be expected.  Students will perform something about every week.  ($15.00 fee)

 

PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

84400 PLTW STEM Essentials  [1/2]                             

Explore how to make a difference and improve lives, while using 3D Printers, Laser Engravers, geographic information systems, and other prototyping equipment. This is a hands on class where students spend most of their time working on projects and solving tomorrow's needs. Work on your own and as part of a team to develop solutions to community and global challenges. 

ADDITIONAL COURSES

52133 CREATIVE WRITING   [1/2]

This is an elective class that will bring out the creative writer in you!  Teachers will demonstrate different writing techniques and allow students to pursue their writing interests. Through writing practice and instruction, students’ writing abilities will be stretched.

 

25100   TAP 1 (Teaching As A Profession )  [1/2]   

Learn more about yourself, how you learn and how human development influences learning. Explore careers in education including school counseling, teaching, media services, or other education professions. Learn about the past, present and future of education in the U.S. Create an electronic portfolio that will continue throughout the Education and Training pathway.

 

RELEASE TIME

78010 RELEASE TIME [0]

This course covers religious class work.  Students must have his/her parents sign a Release Time Form. Course is not part of the Public School Program.  No credit is given for this course.

 

 

 

Choose carefully:  Class changes cost $10.00

 

FEE SCHEDULE

In accordance with Utah State Law, the Weber School District Board of Education annually reviews all fees charged students for various activities, classes, yearbooks, etc.  Fee waiver applications are available at the school office.

 

T H BELL Junior High School

9th Grade Course Selection Guide (2020-2021)

Student Name:                                                                                                                                   

                                    (First)                                       (Last)

Student Number:                                                        Email:                                                             

     The Weber Board of Education strongly believes that every student should enjoy a full and rich learning experience that meets the needs of the whole child.  In addition to required core courses, this comprehensive learning experience should include recommended courses in health and P.E., fine arts, college and career awareness, world languages and culture, etc.  This whole child education represents The Weber Way!

REQUIRED COURSES + ELECTIVE COURSES MUST EQUAL 7.0 TOTAL CREDITS

Required Courses –

 

 

 

 

 

1.0 Credit Electives (Full-Year Classes)

 

35210

Spanish I (ELEC)

 

35211

Spanish II (ELEC)

 

35212

Spanish III (ELEC)

 

35230

German I (ELEC)

 

35231

German II (ELEC)

 

35232

German III (ELEC)

 

32270

Minuteman Choir (FA)

 

32137

Chamber Choir (FA) A*

 

32136

Advanced SSA Choir (Belltones) (FA) A*

 

32237

Percussion Ensemble (FA)

 

32152

Adv/Intermediate Band (FA) TS*

 

32170

Adv/Intermediate Orchestra (FA) TS*

 

32150

Beginning Band (FA)

 

32250

Beginning Orchestra (FA)

 

23884

ELL      TR*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternates – You must choose (2) half-year classes and (1) full-year class.

*TS= Teacher Signature   TR=Teacher Recommendation   PR=Pre-Requisite   AP=Application   A=Audition

 

Course #

Course Title

Credit

 

52110

English 9 (LA9)

1.0

 

77115

77600

Geography (SG)   OR

                     AP Human Geography (SG)

0.5

1.0

 

72150

   72160

                Earth Systems (SCE)     OR

                Physics/Technology (SCP)

1.0

   1.0

 

  62125

  62126

               Secondary Mathematics I (MA)  OR

       Secondary Mathematics I Honors (MA)

1.0

1.0

 

 73110

 73120

Physical Education (PE) OR

                        Conditioning (PE)

0.5

0.5

 

 

   

Elective Courses – Choose 3.5 Credits or 2.5 with Seminary

.5 Credit Electives (Half-Year Classes)

 

27208

Exploring Computer Science (DIG)

 

28349

Exploring Business & Marketing (CTE)

 

25100

TAP1  (CTE)

 

 

 
 

   32175

Beginning Acoustic Guitar (FA)

 

   32176

Intermediate Guitar (FA)

 

32411

Art II (FA)                                                

 

32102

Art III (FA)                                              

 

   32120

Drama II  (FA)                                        

 

43125

Design Sewing 1 (Clothing) (CTE)

 

43150

Child Development (CTE)

 

43210

Foods & Nutrition 1 (CTE)

 

52133

Creative Writing (ELEC)       TS*              

 

 

 
 

84125

Construction Technology (CTE)      

 

84130

Manufacturing Technology (CTE)                       

 

84400

Principles of Engineering (PLTW) AP*

 

78010

Released Time ( 0 Credit)

Student Signature:                                                        Parent/Guardian Signature:                                                 

 

 

T H BELL Junior High School

7th Grade Course Selection Guide (2020-2021)

Student Name:                                                                                                                                   

                                    (First)                                       (Last)

Student Number:                                                        Email:                                                             

     The Weber Board of Education strongly believes that every student should enjoy a full and rich learning experience that meets the needs of the whole child.  In addition to required core courses, this comprehensive learning experience should include recommended courses in health and P.E., fine arts, college and career awareness, world languages and culture, etc.  This whole child education represents The Weber Way!

REQUIRED COURSES + ELECTIVE COURSES MUST EQUAL 7.0 TOTAL CREDITS

Required Courses –

 

 

*Circle the appropriate math class.  See your math teacher for his/her recommendation.

 

Course #

Course Title

Credit

 

52000

English 7

1.0

 

77145

Utah Studies

0.5

 

72140

Integrated Science

1.0

 

62107

62108

7th Grade Math   OR                               7th Grade Math Honors TR*

1.0

1.0

 

43155

College Career Awareness

1.0

 

*PR=Pre-Requisite, *TR=Teacher Recommendation

 

73150

Physical Education (P.E.)

0.5

Elective Courses – Choose 2.0 Credits

1.0 Credit Electives

 

    32150

 Beginning Band

 

    32237

Percussion Ensemble

 

    32250

Beginning Orchestra

 
 

    32270

Minuteman Choir

 

    35210

Spanish I

 
 

    35230

German I

     
 

23884

ELL  TR*

     
     
     

0.5 Credit Electives

     

 

32210

Art l

 

32431

Beginning Group Piano

 

25855

Skills for Success

Alternate Classes – Enter 3 Classes

 

52014

Reading 4 Success

     

 

 

       

 

 

       

Student Signature:                                                                            Parent/Guardian Signature:                                                                       

 

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