Eighth Grade Program

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    Required Program
    English 8AB
    2 Semesters
    Algebra 1AB or Algebra Readiness or Geometry AB
    2 Semesters
    US History AB
    2 Semesters
    Physical Science AB
    2 Semesters
    Physical Education
    2 Semesters
    Fine Art and/or Technical Art
    2 Semesters

    Elective Offerings 

    Elective Offerings are tentative - changes may occur due to teaching personnel availability.

    Chorus

    A beginning chorus class for anyone interested in singing.  This elective may be taken for an entire year.

    General Art

    Learn drawing basics and color theory.  Focus is on 2D skills and multicultural projects.  Express your creativity through mediums such as charcoal, paint, computer graphics, collage and other traditional materials.

    Horticulture/Floriculture

    Lean the parts and function of plants.  Tool use and gardening skills are introduced.  Vegetable planting is performed.  Flower names and uses are taught.  Basic floral design is performed using bud vases, corsages, and flower arrangements.

    Environmental Studies

    Study the human interaction with the environment.  Learn the principles of ecology, environmental science as well as some of the ethics, policy, philosophy, planning and natural resource management related to the environment.

    Intro to Photoshop

    Students are taught the basic tools and skills of Photoshop CS4 using the iMac lab.  They create projects throughout the year that help them develop logical thinking and inspire creativity.

    Digital Photography Learn about taking pictures and using a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera.  Learn the basics about film speed, aperture, shutter speed.
    Intro to Spanish Learn the essentials of Spanish that that you need to travel around the Spanish-speaking world.  This course starts at the beginning assuming you know nothing about the Spanish language.



    The following electives require teacher approval:

    Choral Music

    See Ms. Cronin in Room H1 if you are interested in Choir 7 (Revere Singers), Glee (Show Choir), Choir 8 (Concert Choir).

    Instrumental Music

    See Ms. Jacques in Room J5 or Mr. Miyoshi in Room H3 if you are interested in Senior Orchestra 7 (Sr. Orchestra), Senior Orchestra 8 (Adv. Orchestra), Beginning Band 7 (Sr. Band), Beginning Band 8 (Adv. Band)

    Journalism

    See Mr. Wechsler in Room E5 if you are interested.  Publishing the school newspaper "The Town Crier" includes a variety of jobs:  computer skills (Quark and Photoshop), photo journalism using digital cameras, layout, design and publication of students' articles and editorial opinions.  Students are encouraged to write about things that are meaningful to them while learning to apply real life-skills (organizing, prioritizing, meeting deadlines, creative problem solving).  Note:  not all students who apply and interview will be accepted.

    Leadership

    See Ms. Walker during PE if you are interested.  Students in leadership are involved in all school activities.  Students make decisions and vote on student body issues.  If you are interested in the Revere campus and student body, this elective is for you.  All students must have two teacher recommendations and a "C" grade point average.

    Career Awareness

    Students will not be placed in service unless requested/approved by an office or teacher.  Students will be working in one of the many school offices or with a teacher in a classroom.  Career Awareness students should be responsible and dependable, with no D's, F's or U's on their report card.  Students must pre-arrange career awareness positions by obtaining a signed note by office personnel or teacher they wish to work with.  Career Awareness students are required to complete weekly online assignments.

    Yearbook

    See Mr. Wechsler in Room E5 if you are interested.  Take pictures with a digital camera and design the school yearbook from cover to cover.  Students will use computers to design yearbook pages, collages for the Town Crier, and colorful artwork for the school's display cases.  Note:  Not all students who apply and interview will be accepted.

     Robotics See Ms. Banner in Room J4 if you are interested.  This elective offers the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Practice engineering design, learn mathematical principles, apply science concepts of programming an autonomous robot with sensors to explore, navigate, collect data and react to its environment.