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École intermédiaire LAWRENCE GRASSI Middle School

2018-2019

GRADE 7 COMPLEMENTARY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Band – Ms. Murphy (full year course) Instrument Required

Instrument required. Student can provide his/her own instrument or rent through St. John’s Music.  The school hosts two St. John’s Music Information evenings to provide parents with instrument rental information and fees. Rental fees can range anywhere from $35.00 to $55.00 per month to borrow (but not own) the instrument.  If you choose to buy a new instrument through St.John’s Music,  the cost will vary:  flutes and clarinets: $600, trumpets, trombones - approx. $800., saxophones vary; $1000- $1800. If you are unsure whether your student will continue with music, but wish to own rather than rent, a lower-cost option is to buy a student-grade instrument online (for example, Amazon has trumpets and clarinets for under $200), but ask Lisa Murphy for advice on the types to avoid. You may also choose to buy a used instrument.

Should you find these options are not suitable for you, please contact Ms. Murphy for other arrangements.

Additional fees for Optional Music Field Trips throughout the year: Expect to pay about $555 for all activities. Costs can be lower if students elect not to participate in some of the optional camps and trips. We are planning some fundraising to potentially lower the cost of these field trips, but parent involvement is critical to raising these funds and saving costs for families. Please consult Ms. Murphy’s website for a detailed description of her music program. CAMP CAROLINE: Annually in October. Student Fee Required: approx. $200. Dates: October 10th, 11th, 12th 2018

CANMORE’S VIC LEWIS BAND FESTIVAL: Annually in November.  Student Fee Required: $80 if students participate in both the concert and jazz band. November 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2018

CANTANDO MUSIC FESTIVAL Location: Annually in April. Student Fee Required: approx. $250  per student, plus spending money.

Financial Assistance:  Some families would love to have their student participate in music, however, do not have the resources for the whole program. If this is an issue, any family can contact Lisa Murphy confidentially to request financial assistance, or to rent school instruments.  We ask that you contact her early in the year to see what arrangements can be made.

Course Outline: This course is a continuation of the skills learned in grade six beginner band.  Students are building upon their knowledge of technical skills on their instrument as well as the teamwork and cooperation required to play and participate in a band.  Music fundamentals such as melody, tempo, harmony, dynamics, balance, blend, intonation, and rhythm are the focus as the students learn to play a variety of music and a variety of musical styles. The students will also study music theory to enhance the knowledge that is required to effectively play their instrument. As the students progress, creativity and playing more than one instrument is encouraged.

French as a Second Language- (Term)-No Course Fee

French as a second language (FSL) course offers students important cultural, linguistic, career development opportunities and precedes post-secondary language studies.  The FSL program enables students to communicate in French in a variety of school travel, leisure and job-related contexts.  FSL also enables students to better understand francophone cultures in Canada and in other countries of the world.  Students will engage in various language activities, based on the context, the communicative task and the different information and communication technologies available.  

Drama 7 – (Term) –No Course Fee

In this level I Drama course, students will begin to work on the development of their whole person – emotional, social, physical, intellectual, imaginative, and aesthetic – through “acting out”.  Students will acquire knowledge of self and others through participation in and reflection on dramatic experience. They will also develop competency in communication skills and an appreciation for drama and theatre

Students will explore speech and acting by participating in an orientation, storytelling, toastmaster activities, readers’ theatre and sports theatre.

 

FOOD BASICS 7 – (Term) $26.25

Food Basics 7 is an introductory level CTS Foods course.  In Food Basics 7, students will acquire basic knowledge and skills related to cooking. Topics covered

Include:  

 

Outdoor Education – (Term) $26.25

Students will experience familiar and new outdoor activities while learning the value and importance of teamwork. Depending on the season, activities could include tennis, skating, archery, disc golf, geocaching, broomball, snowshoeing, ultimate Frisbee, and so on. It is expected that students come to class prepared for the activity of the day.


Construction Technology 7 (Term) $21.00

Box it up! Introduction to Tools and Materials

Grade 7 students will develop basic hand tool processes and learn design theory that will allow them to complete a simple wood box, plastic keychain and pen set. Introduction to the safe operation and use of some woodworking machines will also be done.  If time permits, students will be able to build on their knowledge to work on more advanced pre-approved wood and plastic projects.

Art – (Term) $26.25 in this complimentary course, grade 7 students will be encouraged to think of themselves as artists. They will access their imaginations through drawing and painting while exploring the concepts of motion, passage of time, and using found objects to create a 3-dimensional effect in their work. Students will also be expected to speak about their art—since every piece will be individual and therefore unique, each student will be asked to explain the thoughts, feelings, processes, etc. that went into their finished products.  

Bronze Star- Town of Canmore- $45.00 -Course Fee

Bronze Star is the training standard and excellent preparation for success in later Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and with partners. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Includes CPR A and AED. Students registered in this program must be able to conduct themselves in a manner best representing LGMS.  Students must be on time and refrain from using inappropriate language or horseplay in the Elevation Place changerooms. They must be able to read the course material without assistance and will be expected to complete the required course hours.  Students who are going on holidays within the term will not be allowed to register as you cannot miss more than 2 swimming sessions. 

Golf Skills Course Fee $57.50 Golf skills option at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club. Golf instruction will be provided by qualified professionals and will be geared to the skill level of the participants. Included in the golf option will be some outdoor education activities.

MultimediaNo Fee:  Students discover the impact of the media and develop fundamental skills to relay a message effectively using various forms of media; e.g., photography, print, Web and audio or video production.

Leadership/School Council\Volunteerism - No Fee:

Students will plan, organize, create and collaborate as they work on school, community and global projects of their choice. As they work on these projects, students will explore fundamental leadership behaviours and skills.

 

NOTE:  Some complementary courses may be cancelled due to staffing and or enrolment numbers.

École intermédiaire LAWRENCE GRASSI Middle School

2018-19

GRADE 7 COMPLEMENTARY COURSE REGISTRATION

 

2017-2018 Grade 7 Option Registration: The following has the possibility of being offered if enrolment is sufficient.  Please hand in this page ONLY to your Grade 6 homeroom teacher by June 20th.

 

CATEGORY A CHOICE - Full Year (counts as 3 options)

Music (Band) _________________

 

CATEGORY B CHOICE - Term (12 weeks)

Art, Construction, Foods, Outdoor Ed, Drama, French as a Second Language, Bronze Star Swimming + Outdoor Ed Activities, Golf skills plus Outdoor Ed Activities, Multimedia, Leadership|School Council|Volunteerism

PLEASE RANK ALL OPTIONS FROM YOUR MOST TO LEAST FAVORITE, AND PUT A * BESIDES A COUPLE THAT WOULD NOT BE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU.

 

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STUDENT NAME (Please print) _______________ Homeroom ______

 

PARENT SIGNATURE:______________________

 

 

École intermédiaire LAWRENCE GRASSI Middle School

2018-19

GRADE 8 COMPLEMENTARY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Band – Ms. Murphy (full year course) Instrument Required

Instrument required. Student can provide his/her own instrument or rent through St. John’s Music.  The school hosts two St. John’s Music Information evenings to provide parents with instrument rental information and fees. Rental fees can range anywhere from $35.00 to $55.00 per month to borrow (but not own) the instrument.  If you choose to buy a new instrument through St.John’s Music, the cost will vary:  flutes and clarinets: $600, trumpets, trombones - approx. $800., saxophones vary; $1000- $1800. If you are unsure whether your student will continue with music, but wish to own rather than rent, a lower-cost option is to buy a student-grade instrument online (for example, Amazon has trumpets and clarinets for under $200), but ask Lisa Murphy for advice on the types to avoid. You may also choose to buy a used instrument.

Should you find these options are not suitable for you, please contact Ms. Murphy for other arrangements.


Additional fees for Optional Music Field Trips throughout the year: Expect to pay about $555 for all activities. Costs can be lower if students elect not to participate in some of the optional camps and trips. We are planning some fundraising to potentially lower the cost of these field trips, but parent involvement is critical to raising these funds and saving costs for families. Please consult Ms. Murphy’s website for a detailed description of her music program. 

CAMP CAROLINE: Annually in October. Student Fee Required: approx. $200. Dates: October 10th, 11th, 12th 2018

 

CANMORE’S VIC LEWIS BAND FESTIVAL: Annually in November.  Student Fee Required: $80 if students participate in both the concert and jazz band. November 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2018

 

CANTANDO MUSIC FESTIVAL Location: Annually in April. Student Fee Required: approx. $250  per student, plus spending money.

Financial Assistance:  Some families would love to have their student participate in music, however, do not have the resources for the whole program. If this is an issue, any family can contact Lisa Murphy confidentially to request financial assistance, or to rent school instruments.  We ask that you contact her early in the year to see what arrangements can be made.

 

Course Outline: This course is a continuation of the skills learned in grade six and seven band.  Students are building upon their knowledge of technical skills on their instrument as well as the teamwork and cooperation required to play and participate in a band.  Music fundamentals such as melody, tempo, harmony, dynamics, balance, blend, intonation, and rhythm are the focus as the students learn to play a variety of music and a variety of musical styles. The students will also study music theory to enhance the knowledge that is required to effectively play their instrument. As the students progress, creativity and playing more than one instrument is encouraged.

 

Term Courses

French as a Second Language- (Term) No Course Fee *Currently, we do not have enough interest to run this option - we will be reevaluating based on registration responses

French as a second language (FSL) course offers students important cultural, linguistic, career development opportunities and precedes post-secondary language studies.  The FSL program enables students to communicate in French in a variety of school travel, leisure and job-related contexts.  FSL also enables students to better understand francophone cultures in Canada and in other countries of the world.  Students will engage in various language activities, based on the context, the communicative task and the different information and communication technologies available.  

Foods: Baking Basics, Snacks and Appetizers- $26.25 Course Fee

 Students will develop an understanding of how to follow a recipe, how to safely handle tools and equipment, the importance of nutrition and how to keep their kitchen organized and clean. We explore a variety of different recipes, such as fruit crepes, muffins, cookies, quesadillas, potato pancakes, Thai Spring rolls, baked spaghetti and more. To end the term, students learn how to professionally decorate cupcakes using special equipment provided by our very own Joanne Wilson. In the fall, students also use fresh vegetables from our school garden to make delicious soups and appetizers!

MultimediaNo Fee:  Students discover the impact of the media and develop fundamental skills to relay a message effectively using various forms of media; e.g., photography, print, Web and audio or video production.

Construction Technology 8 - $21.00 Course Fee

Grade 8 students will begin the term by reviewing safety and procedures within the CTS shop.

Students will select from a wide variety of pre-approved wood and plastic craft projects including coin banks, small shelves, stools, and toys.  Students will learn to safely use a variety of hand tools and power tools in the production of these projects.   ALL PROJECTS WILL BE SELECTED FROM AVAILABLE PLANS.  Grade 8 students new to the CTS shop, will complete the introductory grade 7 projects – the small box, plastic keychain and pen set.  Once complete, students will be able to select from other, more advanced projects at the instructor’s discretion.

Art –Term $26.25- Course Fee

In this complimentary course, grade 8 students will be encouraged to think of themselves as artists. They will access their imaginations through drawing and painting while exploring the concepts of motion, passage of time, and using found objects to create a 3-dimensional effect in their work.  Students will also be expected to speak about their art—since every piece will be individual and therefore unique, each student will be asked to explain the thoughts, feelings, processes, etc. that went into their finished products.  

Drama 8 – (Term)-No Fee

In this level I Drama course, students will begin to work on the development of their whole person – emotional, social, physical, intellectual, imaginative, and aesthetic – through “acting out”.  Students will acquire knowledge of self and others through participation in and reflection on dramatic experience. They will also develop competency in communication skills and an appreciation for drama and theatre

Outdoor Education $26.25- Course Fee

Students will experience familiar and new outdoor activities while learning the value and importance of teamwork.  Activities will include  tennis, skating, canoeing, archery, disc golf and ultimate Frisbee depending on the season.

Bronze Medallion-Course Fee- $65.00 - Course Fee*

Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education- judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn both tow and carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk.  Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims.  Lifesavers will develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.  Bronze Medallion is the pre-requisite for the Bronze Cross award.  Must have swimming ability and be 13 years old.  Students registered in this program must be able to conduct themselves in a manner best representing LGMS.  Students must be on time and refrain from using inapropriate language or horseplay in the Elevation Place changerooms. They must be able to read the course material without assistance and will be expected to complete the required course hours.  Students who are going on holidays within the term will not be allowed to register as you cannot miss more than 2 swimming sessions. 

 

New: Fitness course at Elevation Place,  parallel to Bronze Medallion.  This means that students taking Bronze Medallion or Cross cannot take the Fitness course, and vice versa as they are happening at the same time: $84 course fee

The sessions are specially designed to allow participants to channel their high level of energy into fun fitness activities. Classes will vary with a combination of Dryland Fitness and Aquatic Fitness at Elevation Place.

Options include Yoga, Dance Fit, Fitness Fun, Swim Workouts, Aqua Fit, Hydrorider, Aqua Jogging, and our New Aqua Mats! These are great ways to experience different ways to have fun and exercise!

Note: During single blocks (once a week), students will be staying at Grassi and do some independent work to catch-up on their studies.

Bronze Cross Course Fee- $90 - Course Fee -

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.  Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork.  Lifesavers learn how to rescue a spinal injured victim and a pulseless victim.  Bronze Cross is the prerequisite award for all advanced training programs in lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership.  Prerequisite:  Bronze Medallion and a demonstrated ability to work independently.

Students registered in this program must be able to conduct themselves in a manner best representing LGMS.  Students must be on time and refrain from using inapropriate language or horseplay in the Elevation Place changerooms. They must be able to read the course material without assistance and will be expected to complete the required course hours.  Students who are going on holidays within the term will not be allowed to register as you cannot miss more than 2 swimming sessions. 

Golf Skills Course Fee $57.50 Golf skills option at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club. Golf instruction will be provided by qualified professionals and will be geared to the skill level of the participants. Included in the golf option will be some outdoor education activities.

New: Makerspace 8 - Fee - $15

Design, build and test your own project from start to finish in this challenging option with an emphasis on hands-on and high-tech. Choose from existing projects in robotics, programming, computer graphics, 3D printing, multimedia and circuitry - or bring your own passion and idea. 

You will be responsible for the complete design/build process, including working in teams, solving difficult problems, and presenting your finished project to the rest of the school. Parent volunteers will guide you along the way but you are ultimately responsible for learning and creating independently.  If you are self-motivated, looking for a challenge and interested in high-tech, this option will be hard but rewarding. Held in the Learning Commons.

 

Please fill out the following questions:

 

Why do you want to be part of this course?

 

________________________________________

 

Describe the last thing you created or made outside of school.

 

_______________________________________

 

 

What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome during that project and how did you solve it? ___________________________

 

Sustainable Gardening in the Canadian Rockies - No Fee (one term only)

This course is designed for students interested in natural and environmental sciences, and those that would like to get their hands dirty!

Through hands-on activities, students will research what plants are most suitable for our mountain environment. They will plant, grow and care for plants in the school garden and learn about sustainable gardening practices. This course will be offered in the fall and spring terms. Studies and project work will focus on seasonally appropriate planting and management in our school garden.

 

Leadership/School Council|Volunteerism - No Fee

Students will plan, organize, create and collaborate as they work on school, community and global projects of their choice. As they work on these projects, students will explore fundamental leadership behaviours and skills.

 

NOTE:  Some complementary course options may be cancelled due to staffing and or enrolment numbers.

 

École intermédiaire LAWRENCE GRASSI Middle School

2018-19

GRADE 8 COMPLEMENTARY COURSE REGISTRATION

 

2017-2018 Grade 8 Option Registration: The following has the possibility of being offered if enrolment is sufficient.  Please hand in this page ONLY to your Grade 7 homeroom teacher by June 20th.

 

CATEGORY A CHOICE - Full Year (counts as 3 options)

Music (Band) ____________________

 

CATEGORY B CHOICE - Term (12 weeks)

Art, Construction, Foods, Outdoor Ed, Drama, French as a Second Language, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross + Outdoor Ed Activities, Golf skills plus Outdoor Ed Activities, Multimedia, Leadership|School Council|Volunteerism, Gardening, Makerspace, Fitness Course

 

PLEASE RANK ALL OPTIONS FROM YOUR MOST TO LEAST FAVORITE, AND PUT A * BESIDES A COUPLE THAT WOULD NOT BE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU.

 

  1. ___________________________________
  2. ___________________________________
  3. ___________________________________
  4. ___________________________________
  5. ___________________________________
  6. ___________________________________
  7. ___________________________________
  8. ___________________________________
  9. ___________________________________
  10. _________________________________
  11. _________________________________
  12. _________________________________
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STUDENT NAME (Please print) _______________ Homeroom ______

 

PARENT SIGNATURE:______________________