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2018-2019 Course Catalog: Clark Middle School

 

ASB (Stu Govt 5-8)

ASB is a leadership class. You will use skills such as budgeting, time management, and event planning. Some ASB activities occur at lunch or after school. You will need to submit an essay and be selected for this class.

LITERACY IN THE ARTS (Study Skills 8030_2A)

This course is designed to help students critically listen to, analyze, and develop an enjoyment of extraordinary music. Students will understand, recognize and hopefully delight in a wide variety of musical genres while practicing literacy skills. 

SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS 3-4 and 5-6

This class is for native Spanish speakers.

SPANISH 1,2

This course is open to any student interested in learning beginning Spanish.

AVID

You will learn strategies to improve school performance that focus on a college prep program in high school. This class includes tutoring sessions led by college students and field trips to universities and colleges that support academic success. Students with a GPA of a 2.0 and above (from Semester 2) are eligible. You will need to submit an application and interview with staff.

YEARBOOK (Publ Yrbk 6-8)

Yearbook is a leadership class. You will learn skills such as budgeting, time management, and event planning. Some Yearbook activities occur at lunch or after school. You will need to submit an essay and be selected for this class. 

THEATER 5-8 Beg

Learn the basics of theater and how to build your performance skills by participating in plays and performance events. 

CHOIR

Students who enjoy singing will learn vocal skills that will focus on breath control, ensemble skills and singing fun songs.

JAZZ BAND (Instrumental Ensemble)

Jazz Band is and Advanced course. You must first receive instructor approval by Mr. Lea. The jazz band consists of saxes, trombones, trumpets, bass, drums, piano, and guitar. The Jazz Band performs traditional jazz, as well as pop, rock, Latin, and other styles of music. 

INTERMEDIATE BAND (Band 5-8TH Int)

This is a mix of advanced and beginning students. Students who are interested in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, oboe, bassoon, percussion, or electric bass should consider enrolling. You may also learn violin, viola, cello, or bass. 

ADVANCED ORCHESTRA (Orchestra 6-8 Adv)

The Advanced Strings ensemble consists of violin, viola, cello and bass. To be enrolled, students must first receive instructor approval by demonstrating competency in basic music skills on one of the above instruments. Advanced Strings performs several concerts a year and submits an audition for Disneyland for a year-end field trip.