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Elective Choices for Fall, 2020

Class Name Grade Description Sem or Year Application Link (if required)
BAND 7, 8 Students perform at school community activities, programs, parades, and festivals. YEAR-LONG and students must have teacher approval to be enrolled. year  
CHOIR 7, 8 Students perform at school community activities, programs, and festivals.  YEAR-LONG and students must have teacher approval to be enrolled. year  
ART ADVENTURES 7, 8 Travel through both visual and media arts to learn how, together, they create a wonderful new world!  In this class, you will create visual and media art projects, along with a digital art portfolio, to share with your family and friends. sem  
FILM PRODUCTION 7, 8 This semester-long film class is dedicated to helping students learn how to capture engaging footage with a camera, edit their film using special software, add music and special effects, and be creative. Students will help their groups create special videos to be seen throughout our campus. Students who like to be creative with technology and are self-starters are encouraged to join. sem  
FILM (YEAR LONG) 7, 8 This year-long film class is dedicated to helping students learn how to capture engaging footage with a camera, edit their film using special software, add music and special effects. This course is intended for students who enjoy working in a collaborative environment within teams and who are problem-solvers. The year-long class differs from the semester-length class.  Students will have the opportunity to compete in film competitions and prepare high-quality films for submission. The year-long film class is a good fit for students who are self-motivated, creative, and independent learners. year  
FITNESS 7, 8 Do you really want to get in shape?  This fitness class will focus on healthy lifestyle habits, daily exercise, and sports nutrition.  Students will be taught how to get fit with the latest exercise techniques. sem  
“FUN”-DAMENTALS OF SPANISH 7, 8 Want to learn to communicate in Spanish and be successful in a foreign country?  This class will teach you the basics of Spanish grammar and also the in’s -outs of the culture.  During the semester students will be taught primarily in Spanish with enriched curriculum for native Spanish speakers. sem  
GATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY: DESIGN AND MODELING 7, 8 Gateway to Technology gives students an introduction to engineering careers, the design process engineers use, and experience using real-world engineering tools. This S.T.E.M. program is designed to help students take a more hands-on approach to learning.  THIS ELECTIVE REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION - MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE NMS WEBSITE. sem https://forms.gle/MLQniVhS5DLNsoiC9
INTERNATIONAL CULTURE 7, 8 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in another part of the world? This class learns about the culture, art, music, dance, food, cinema, and more from different cultures across the globe. sem  
INTRO. TO THEATRE 7, 8 Do you like to use your imagination, be creative, play games, work as a team, and have fun? This class is a semester-long introduction to the art of ACTING and THEATRE!  No acting experience is necessary, you just have to be willing to take risks and have fun! School performances are not a part of this class! sem  
LEADERSHIP
7, 8 Leadership Elective & SLED Club (Student Leaders in Education Club) Do you want to make Norris Middle School the best it can be?  Leadership encourages students to develop their own best qualities while working to meet group goals. Students in Leadership & SLED will plan programs like Board Games Mornings & Giant Yard Games @ Lunch, NMS Jenius Bar, Escape Rooms, Google Workshops, Virtual 5K Runs and Club Fest.  They will also participate in School Service like volunteering in the SDC class, being Big Buddies, making signs for school events, and helping in the library. Be today’s leaders & make NMS the best that it can be! APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE NMS WEBSITE. year Leadership Application
ROBOTICS
8 This is the second class in the Gateway to Technology (GTT) pathway from PLTW. In order to apply for this elective, you had to take Gateway to Technology as a 7th grader (Gateway to Technology is a prerequisite for this elective). It is a YEAR LONG elective, Students will explore mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Using the VEX Robotics® platform, students apply what they know to design and program traffic lights, robotic arms, and more.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON NMS WEBSITE. year https://forms.gle/WDLfjTtjUGfiWbcr6
SPORTS BUFFET
7, 8 If you enjoy all different sports, or trying new ones, this class is for you.  Stay in shape, feel better, and satisfy your sports craving with this buffet! sem  
STUDENT AIDE
8 In order to be a student aide, you must complete an application.  APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON NMS WEBSITE. sem https://forms.gle/A2eGqaKcEwtumygX9
THEATER PERFORMANCE 7, 8 Do you want to be an actor or enjoy entertaining people?  This is a YEAR-LONG advanced theatre class for students that can't wait to perform in front of an audience.  We will primarily work on preparing scenes/plays for school performances and a nighttime show in the spring. ACTING EXPERIENCE IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED.  ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIRED. APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE NMS WEBSITE. year https://forms.gle/sTFbxKfD7GQKhtUv7
YEARBOOK 7, 8

Students will work together as a TEAM to produce the NMS yearbook, The Tome.  Students learn skills such as design, copy-writing, editing, marketing and photography.  It is the staff ‘s job to capture the memories of the school year! THIS ELECTIVE IS A YEAR LONG AND REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE NMS WEBSITE.

year  https://forms.gle/ECTBYQ1ibPXaJC5v6