- A continued emphasis on the centrality of the Eucharist and an understanding of how Christ empowers us for mission
- A deeper appreciation for prayer as the primary way we come to know God and share in community
- An examination of the New Testament and the key themes that are found there
- A continued development of moral conscience informed by Scripture and Church tradition
- A recognition of the moral imperative we have as God’s chosen for whom God sent Jesus
- A basic understanding of Church, Church history and the people of God as the body of Christ
- A continued integration and understanding that service to the community is a Christian response to Gospel call
- Identify the rise of industry in the United States
- Describe how immigration impacted the U. S.
- Analyze how the U.S. became a world power
- Develop an understanding of major events in the 20th century (WWI, Great Depression, WWII, Cold War, Civil Rights and involvement in the Middle East)
- Discuss Current Events
- The Atom
- The Periodic Table
- Combining Atoms
- Laboratory experiences include the “Chemical Interactions” FOSS kit.
- Expressions, equations and functions
- Rational numbers
- Solving linear equations
- Ratio and proportion
- Graphing relations and functions
- Analyzing linear equations
- Solving linear inequalities
- Solving systems of linear equations and inequalities
- Exploring polynomials
- Using factoring
- Quadratic and exponential functions
- Rational expressions and equations
- Respond to levels of meaning in poetry
- Identify sequence of events in a novel
- Evaluate a novel through critical review
- Develop and accept multiple interpretations of a text
- Students will exhibit mastery of their ability to identify various writing styles; students will demonstrate their own particular writing style through various writing assignments
- Students will demonstrate their proficiency in writing and researching reports; students will also demonstrate their ability to present research information to classmates and adults
- Students will continue to expand their written and oral vocabularies through various exercises, weekly quizzes and oral presentations
- Students will exhibit mastery in oral communication and presentation on various topics
- Students will become familiar with various testing strategies and develop ways of demonstrating knowledge
- Utilizing the skills acquired throughout the past years, students will paint, draw, sculpt, carve, print, assemble, and weave an independent project. Independent studies: Analyzing the work/style of a chosen artist, reproduce a piece of art of selected artist, or create an original, in the style of said artist. Written report as well as a verbal presentation is also done.
- Chair reconstruction/design for final project
- Computer Literacy
- Using Software Applications: tab sets, tables, outlining, hanging indents, footnotes/endnotes (covered in LA classes)
- Microsoft Office Excel: Spreadsheets, charts/graphs, Formulas and functions, filter, sort
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint: Sound, backgrounds, slide master, custom animation
- Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop
- Robotics (constructing, programming)
Band & Chorus
- Basic Skills:
- Identify basic parts of the instrument
- Demonstrate the proper care of the instrument
- Use proper playing posture: total body, arm, hand, wrist, and finger positions
- Tone Production:
- Produce sounds demonstrating characteristic tone quality
- Use proper breathing technique, play with good embouchure
- Define and interpret through performance dynamics
- Identify and define flat, sharp and natural signs
- Use alternate fingerings where applicable
- Tuning and Intonation:
- Identify and utilize tuning mechanisms of the instrument
- Demonstrate ability to tune a given pitch
- Improve intonation by making appropriate adjustments in embouchure posture and breath support
- Musical Concepts:
- Count and perform rhythmic patterns combining various notes and rests
- Count and perform musical selections in a wide variety of time signatures
- Name and interpret through performance the lines and spaces on the staff in the clef pertaining to the instrument
- Name and interpret through performance accidentals, phrasing, breath marks
- Name and interpret through performance repeat signs, solo/soli/tutti divisi/unison, accent, staccato, first and second ending, DaCapo al Fine
- Name and interpret through performance variations in dynamics Name and interpret variations in tempo
- To be able to perform the physical skills with some degree of proficiency.
- To be able to verbalize what exercise is and why it is needed.
- To describe what cardiovascular exercise is and and relate it to everyday activities
- Students will be able to play a team game displaying the following skills with proficiency:
- goal keeping
- To demonstrate teamwork and fair play during a game.
- To play the game effectively
- Importance of good nutrition, how to maintain an active daily routine and develop positive habits.
- Food guide pyramid and types of nutrients
- Alcohol: Alcoholism and its causes, effect on the human body and behavior changes caused by alcohol
- Drugs and Drug use: What is addiction and the effect on the body, the effect the media has on drug use.
- Responsibility: Taking responsibility for own actions, how to determine corrective action for mistakes and making goals for the future.
- Peer Pressure: What is peer pressure and the importance of making own decisions; getting out of difficult situations responsibly.
- Eating Disorders / Exercise: Effects of dieting, the dangers of eating disorders, proper exercise programs and developing a positive body image.
- Local Health service providers
- All students learn how to pray Hail Mary and Our Father in Spanish. They also sing Spanish children’s songs.
- Learn Imperfect tense of Ar, Er and Ir verbs
- Indirect object pronouns, demonstrative pronouns
- Use Present, Past and Imperfect tenses to communicate in Spanish
- Read basic 60 page novel