• FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL

    7th GRADE SCHEDULING REQUEST SHEET FOR 2017-2018

     

    ·     Please note that all requests are subject to change to meet the needs of all students.

     

    Last Name: ________________________ Parent Signature: _______________________

     

    First Name: ________________________ Date: _______________

     

    REQUIRED 8th GRADE COURSES: 

     

    ·     Literature, Language and Composition 7:

    -     Standard Classes – This course provides opportunities in reading, writing,

    media literacy, language instruction and to deepen the   habits that promotes critical thinking.

    -     Honors: Based on teacher recommendation; an accelerated course

     

    ·     Mathematics 7:

    -     Math 7: Standard

    -     Math 7 Advanced: Based on teacher recommendation

    -     Algebra I Honors 7: Based on teacher recommendation

     

    ·     Science 7 – Life Science – Students will explore Body Systems, Ecosystems, Genetics

     

    ·     Social Studies 7 – World History, The Early Years

     

    ·     World Language – Spanish 1A, Spanish Native Speakers 1A, Spanish Heritage Speakers 1A and French 1A

     

    ·     Physical Education/Health – Three marking periods of Physical Education and one marking period of Health

     

    The following are based on student need and may pre-empt their access to Creative Arts classes:

     

    ·     ESL/English as a Second Language Classes, Bilingual Classes, Read 180 Classes, and/or Speech Services 

    ·     Math and Language Arts Instructional Lab classes (based on PARCC test scores, etc.) – Please note that to meet the needs of students requiring any of these classes, it may pre-empt their access to the Creative Arts elective courses below.

     

    EXPLORATORY/ELECTIVE CLASSES: Please make your request based on the following options. Please note that requests are not always guaranteed.

     

    OPTION 1 – SEMESTER/HALF YEAR CREATIVE ARTS COURSES – each of these options are offered over a period of two marking periods on an A/B rotation:

     

    ·     Art Exploration (including technical art skills, principles of design and exploration of a variety of media)

    ·     Computer Applications (including keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets)

     

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    ·     Introduction to Band (for students who have no previous experience with learning to play a musical instrument) 

    ·     Leadership Mindset 7/8 (for students to develop leadership qualities by promoting empathy, positive social relationships, moral convictions, analytical, interpersonal communication and reflection skills)

    ·     Mass Media 7/8 (exploration of media such as movies, television, news; learning about life change solutions and issues; how the media affects our everyday lives)

    ·     Money Matters (basic strategies on how to manage money, investing in the stock market, setting financial goals, create a personal budget, managing debt, save for the future, track current spending habits, etc.)

    ·     Music Keyboard (including basic music theory, sight reading and performance; musical expression & appreciation; learning basic music theory and literacy)

    ·     Research, Society & Technology (including research techniques through classroom technology)

    ·     STEM I (allows students to use the design thinking process to develop and create solutions to real world problems using 21st century technology and tools, building prototypes using the design-thinking process.)

    ·     Theater Arts (including development of communication skills, improvisation and character development; drama terminology, ensemble work, public speaking, etc.)

     

     

    OPTION 2 – FULL YEAR FINE, VISUAL, PERFORMING ART SELECTION:

     

    The following courses are offered ALL year long/every day. Please indicate your choice(s) below:

     

    ·     Advanced Dance: (by audition and recommendation only; for students

     who have prior experience in dance technique and dance performance) _______

     

    ·     Contemporary Dance: no recommendation needed    _______

     

    ·     Chorus: no recommendation needed      _______

     

    ·     Band:  no recommendation needed      _______

     

    ·     Orchestra: no recommendation needed      _______

     

     

     

     

     

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    FMS SCHOOL COUNSELORS:

     

    ·     Ms. Q. Peters    (qpeters@franklinboe.org)  A-G  #732-249-6410 x322

    ·     Ms. P. Acolatse (pacolatse@franklinboe.org) H-Pa  #732-249-6410 x323

    ·     Ms. S. Alaigh   (salaigh@franklinboe.org)  Pe-Z  #732-249-6410 x324