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Summer is just around the corner, but that means 7th and 8th  grade are creeping up right behind. To prepare for the next grade you need to pick electivesThere are many different options for incoming 7th and 8th graders.   

For rising 7th and 8th graders, they have options such as… Art, Physical Education (PE), Spanish, Home Economics (Home Ec), Computers, Digital Information Technology (DIT), Yearbook, Office Runner, Gifted, ESE Assistant, Library Assistant, and Band.  

ART. Amelia Jacobs is taking art for the 2018-2019 school year.

Art

Available for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. 

In Art, Ms. Hughes teaches students the principles of art like, balance, unity, and contrast.  Students learn how to shade, use gradients, and how to use primary colors. Students use watercolors, colored pencils, and they also collage with different papers.

It’s really fun because I get to bring out the creativity in me,” states Amelia Jacobs.

Physical Education (PE)

Available for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  

In PE, students play games and learn to play various sports such as volleyball, basketball, and kickball.

 Gracie Davis says, “It’s a fun time with friends, along with a break from school.”  

Band

Available for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. 

In Band, students are allowed to pick instruments, such as the clarinet, French horn, and multiple other woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Students learn how to play them and learn different things about each instrument.

Olivia Page says, “Band is so much fun because we get to go to multiple concerts throughout the year.” 

ACES. This year is Bryson Rouillier’s second year in gifted.“I like it because, it’s very interactive,” he says.

Gifted

 Available for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. 

Gifted, also known as ACES, is for students who have an education plan for being gifted. In this class, students can get creative and use STEAM in multiple activities such as a crime scene activity and building multiple towers with different strategies. When creating, these students use the four C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.

Computers

Available for 7th graders. 

In computers, Ms. Cobb and Mr. Specht help students get used to using the computer, so in the future students can use them for jobs. In computers, students are honing the typing skills learned in 6th grade, while producing new projects on the computer.

“It’s a good way to prepare you for future jobs in using computers,” says Caden Taylor (7th grade).

Yearbook

 Available for 7th and 8th graders.  

Applications were available the week of April 8 and were due April 12.  

In this class students work together to create the GBMS yearbook.

Lillie Thompson says, “I like creating spreads on the computer because it’s fun to use different elements.” 

Office Runner

Available for 7th and 8th graders.  

Applications were available the week of March 26. 

While being an office runner, students take trips around the school to deliver notes and items to classes as well as escort students checking in and out of school.

“It’s really fun helping out the office ladies, and being able to get out of the classroom,” says McKell Spring. 

ESE. Katie Hoffman says,“ESE is super fun because you are privileged to help out with other students.”

ESE Assistant

Available for 7th and 8th graders. 

Applications were available the week of March 26.

In this class students assist their friends in the ESE classrooms, along with building strong friendships with each other.

Library Assistant

Available for 7th and 8th graders.  

Applications were available the week of March 26. 

In this class, students help Ms. Graham with the library by putting away books and helping other students check books in and out.

Gracyn Phelps states, “It lets me realize how many books I would like to read.” 

 

Spanish

Available for 8th graders. 

Applications were available the week of April 15 and due on April 18. 

In Spanish, students learn a different language by learning new words, making up dialogue, making Spanish PowerPoints, and other interactive activities.

Lauren Hitchcock says, “It’s very fun to learn a new language that I might use in my future.” 

Home EC

Available for 8th graders. 

Students learn about sewing, cooking and food safety. Students can earn a ServSafe certificate that shows they know proper food handling skills.

Kent Carruth says, “Ms. Lord makes us food and that’s what makes the class great.” 

 

Digital Information Technology

Available for 8th graders.  

Applications were available the week of April 15 and due on April 18. 

In DIT, students can earn Microsoft certificates for: PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

“DIT is a credit class and it gets me closer to becoming successful in high school,” Kent Carruth also said.

 

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