7th Grade Related Arts
Yearlong Related Arts Descriptions
Advanced Art with Mrs. Durbin and Mr. Kendrick:
Yearlong Art Courses are advanced and rigorous classes with an emphasis on elements and principles of art and color theory study, along with a focus of art history and appreciation of art in careers. Students create a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D art and spend a more in depth amount of time on a variety of materials and art media. Students keep their own personal sketchbook and large scale portfolio all year.
7th Grade Yearlong Musical Theatre:
This course will include students singing as an ensemble/choir, acting out monologues, skits, plays, some dancing (for the musical theatre component), building props & costumes, as well as learning basic acting, vocal skills, music reading & writing to be the best performer to our capability.
7th Grade Yearlong Beginning Band:
This is a beginning band class which means you will learn about one of the four basic instrument choices: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, or Trombone.
Semester Long Related Arts Classes
Art with Mrs. Durbin and Mr. Kendrick:
Using Elements and Principles of Art as a foundation, students learn about artists and the history of art through project work and research. 2-D and 3D art is explored and art appreciation is a focus for learning about the many types of art. Students keep a sketchbook and portfolio for the duration of the semester.
CS Discoveries with Code.org with Mrs. Courtney:
Computer Science is an introductory computer science survey course. PRMS will be offering this new course as a semester-long class. The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students are empowered to create authentic artifacts and engage with CS as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun.
General Music with Mrs. Burrows:
General Music is the study of music appreciation, theory, history, and performance. Subject matter will include singing alone and with others, instrumental performances (on non-traditional instruments), improvisation, composition, music notation, theory, analyzing and evaluating music and connecting music to history and culture. General music students will engage in group projects, movement activities, playing instruments, listening exercises, and various forms of interactive learning.
Public Speaking with Mr. Dobbins:
In this course, students prepare and present a number of speeches. Students will learn the skills to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and confidently. Through journal-writing, the students will have opportunities to explore new ways to express their opinions about various topics. In addition, students will develop the ability to evaluate their classmates’ speeches through positive feedback and constructive criticism.
Spanish with Mrs. Bass:
7th grade Spanish is a semester long course that introduces students in the language and prepares them for the next level if and when they decide to continue learning a foreign language.
STEMS with Mrs. Harrell:
The Exploring Careers/STEM class offers students experience with skills that are needed in the 21st century workforce. The careers curriculum covers areas two areas of curriculum that cover the topic of "Who Am I and What Can I Become?". The STEM portion of the class offers students the opportunity to explore the STEM area of Robotics. Students get hands-on experience using and programming robots to solve particular tasks.