experience music through instrumental works,
literature, and audio and visual lessons covering the history and elements of music.
Mrs. Julie Lucky teaches band.
Mrs. Julie Lucky
Students will experience music through the study of
literature, audio, and visual lessons covering the history and element of music.
Physical Education and Health
The 6th, 7th and 8th grade
Physical Education classes consist of a 9-week curriculum. The Kentucky Core
Content for the Arts and Humanities and Practical Living are both included in
these curriculums as well as basic physical education principles.
The 6th grade curriculum for dance within Arts
and Humanities guidelines concentrates on the different purposes, cultures, and
styles of dance. Locomotor and non-locomotor movements and how they form dances
are explored by practicing a variety of both square and folk dances.
Practical Living concepts include locomotor, non-locomotor
and transitional skills. The physical benefits of exercise (i.e. coordination,
body shape and muscle development) are also taught at this level. Basic
principles of Physical Education taught in 6th grade include
sportsmanship and cooperation in relation to team sports. Floor hockey, soccer,
basketball and volleyball are some of the team sports played.
The 7th grade curriculum
for dance includes
analyzing, evaluating and interpreting dance. Balance, elevation and isolation
of body parts are taught by way of ballet, tap and jazz dance.
Practical Living concepts
include: Body changes and the relationship to exercise; self-evaluation
techniques and their relationship to performance; offensive and defensive
strategies; and strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and body
composition and their relationship to performance.
Recreational sports such
as badminton, bowling, volleyball and softball are examples of the basic PE
curriculum for the 7th grade.
The 8th Grade
for dance include the dance elements of
space, time, and force; appropriate dance vocabulary; compositional forms of
dance; and contributions of dance to society.
Practical Living concepts
for this grade level include motor skill refinement, fitness training principles
and the physical, social and mental benefits of leisure, recreational and/or
competitive sports. Activities focus on the individual and lifetime sports are
stressed as basic PE principles. Aerobics, social dance, golf and tennis are
examples of sports taught at the 8th
Candy Bolin, Physical Education
Students will continue to learn the elements and
principles of art by working with various media. Students will
also evaluate master artists and their works in order to develop an awareness
and appreciation for their presence in every day experiences.
Studio lessons and activities give students the
opportunity to create works of art and use various media and techniques.
Students are introduced to various periods, styles, and cultural groups of
artists and their works to help develop a basis of understanding for students to
celebrate cultural diversity and various global views of art.
Art criticism is also taught in reference to the student's
own work. Criticism of their own work is stressed as they explore, theorize and
apply the principles of aesthetics to their work and the work of others.
Mrs. Debbie Pulliam is our Art Teacher.
Ms. Resa Hersel
All students (unless they have band) will have a 9 weeks class called
Computer Applications. This class will focus on Digital Citizenship, Research
Skills, Email Skills, Internet
Safety, Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), web design, podcasting, some typing to
increase accuracy and speed, and general knowledge about computers.
It will also include the updating of the ILP (Individual Learning Plan) and some
Agricultural Science - 7th Grade 18 weeks class Mrs. Erin Butler
(Students will take this 1/2 the year and then switch
to the Reading class.)
The course content focuses on exploring current and future
agricultural careers as well as the historical events
that molded the industry.
The course provides instruction in the foundations of the various
segments of the agricultural industry.
Agricultural career opportunities will be emphasized.
Animal science and plant and land science will be the focus of the
selection and planning of a supervised agricultural experience program and
related record keeping will be presented.
The local agricultural industry is emphasized, and the high school
program and FFA activities are featured.
Leadership development will be provided through FFA.
Classroom, laboratory and field trip experiences should be provided.
Students will receive personal guidance and counseling with preparatory
instructional program selection.
|Reading - 7th Grade
18 weeks class Mrs. McKenzie Leathers