The Middle School course enrollment process for the 2018-2019 school year has begun. On this form, students will be selecting their Comenius Electives for next year, selecting their music performance groups, indicating which global language they will take and also which athletic teams (if any) they would like to participate in next school year. Please speak with your student(s) about which courses and activities they will be selecting. Parent partnership and engagement with the courses that students choose is important. All middlers should complete the online forms by May 25 at 4:00 PM.
Dr. Stephanie Palmieri, Academic Coordinator, met with the rising sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students on Friday to explain the process and answer any question(s) a student(s) may have. Students were sent a copy of the course catalog and a link to the online form. This information helps us to build academic schedules over the summer with each student’s requested courses. For those students who missed today’s sessions or were absent, Dr. Palmieri will meet with them early next week to review the form and course catalog.
There are many new electives being offered next school year, including “Mind. Body. Spirit.”; “Sports in Contemporary Society”; “Game Design”; “Geography and World Challenges”; “Fun with Math”; “Exploring Science and Engineering”; “MSBG (Middle School Broadcasting Group)”; “KivaU”; “Readers Group”; Latin; and conversational classes in Spanish, French and Chinese. Some other elective offerings will remain the same, including Art Studio, Digital Media, Robotics, Coding, Science Club, Handbells 6, Handbells 7, Mathcounts, and Debate.
For next school year, the performing music groups (Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Handbells 8, and Orchestra) will be separated from the electives and in their own period, allowing all students to choose from the great selections offered. Those who choose not to participate in a performing music group will be assigned to SAT (Student Assistance Time) where most teachers will be available to provide enrichment opportunities or additional assistance.
For those who wish to explore Latin, multiple sections of the course will be available. Students may choose Latin during the music ensemble periods. If a student wants to take Latin but it conflicts with an ensemble group, Latin will also be offered during both Comenius Elective groups.
Should questions arise about course enrollment, please contact the Main Office at (610) 866-6677
or email spalmieri