Fine and Applied Arts
This course offers middle school students basic to advanced
keyboarding and word processing skills. Using Microsoft Office, the students will have a basic understanding of computer terminology, practice
in the use of tools, database, spreadsheets, and multimedia presentations.
is an ECONOMIST. In fact, throughout one's entire life one must deal
with economics. The basic topics of scarcity of resources, barter,
specialization, production and flow of goods and services, wages,
profits, credit, money, and banking are some of the economic facts that
are part of everyday life.
This course is intended as a basic introduction to the concept of
writing newspaper articles. Students will learn to write news stories,
feature articles, sports stories, and editorials as well as gain
knowledge about the other parts of a newspaper, such as comics and
editorial cartoons. One goal for this class may be the opportunity to
work on the school newspaper.
•Speech and Debate
introductory course is designed to demonstrate a variety of oral
presentation techniques which are intended to help the student feel
comfortable and secure when speaking in front of a group. Students will
gain experience in both formal speaking, such as oratory and
expository, as well as informal impromptu and extemporaneous speaking.
Dramatic interpretation of plays and short stories will also be
included. Communication skills will be further enhanced through the
preparation and presentation of a policy debate.