Grade 8 Options
Grade 8 Option Course Descriptions 2019-20
2019-20 Grade 8 Option Course
Grade 8 students at Lakeland Ridge will have 6 option courses throughout the school year.
This class allows students to create projects using woods, metals, plastics, and multi material construction projects. Wood turning projects on the lathe will be explored. Students will be able to construct a variety of projects and have the ability to design a custom project.
This course uses a project-based and problem-solving approach to teach students a variety of technology and next generation internet skills that go beyond basic computer skills. Through individual and group work, students will learn applications that increase their understanding of and ability with technology.
Field Trip- $28.50
Students will have the opportunity to learn about art through various mediums. In Grade 8, student projects may include using tempera and watercolour paint, pastels, clay – hand building techniques and, glass fusing. Students will learn about art from around the world and gain the basic subject vocabulary.
Field Trip- $20.00
Band Camp- $200.00 (optional, to be confirmed)
*Rental Fee- $90.00
Band 8 is designed to develop well-rounded musicians, focusing on refining their musical and performance skills. Field trips may include opportunities to perform at concerts and special events, an optional band camp, and attending professional ensemble concerts.
*only if required
The course is mainly hands on where students develop and refine their fine motor skills by working with materials in new and creative ways. Project considerations include card making, scrap booking, needle point, knitting, accessories, and other mediums. Students learn the basics of various crafts and hobbies and then use those techniques to express themselves in creative and tangible ways. Majority of supplies are provided and students are encouraged to use upcycled materials.
DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN
This course is for students interested in creating projects that allow them to explore techniques for applying traditional art techniques and computer aided graphic work to: posters, cartoons, comics, logo’s, signs, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and stickers. In addition to these projects students will also have the ability to create stunning 3D renderings for: video game characters, interior and exterior design, and architecture. Students can also create original artwork (sketches, drawings, paintings) and will have the ability to enhance them digitally if desired.
Field Trip- $20.00
The drama program fosters a positive self-concept in students by encouraging them to explore life and express themselves. Students will participate in a variety of speaking and non-speaking roles. They will continue working on short plays and small group activities geared toward skill development. A final performance is an important part of the course.
This course provides students with an opportunity to explore their creativity and develop important life skills. Students will have the opportunity to make a variety of projects sewn both by hand and machine. Projects include but are not limited to; “Ugly Doll”, pyjama pants and personal choice.
Students will learn skills to develop and enhance their leadership capacity. Students will commit to adopting a leadership role within the school and community. This will include team leader responsibilities in areas such as: student interest groups, liaising with staff on school matters and governance, event/activity planning and implementation, humanitarian involvement, promotions, mentoring, school spirit, team retreats, etc.
In this course, students will learn about organization, study strategies, coping with deadlines, and how to best ensure that they will be successful in their school subjects. Through fun activities and regular organization/study blocks, this course helps students to take control of their learning in junior high.
Field Trip- $30.00 Camping- $140.00
Outdoor Education consists of three components: environment (living things & ecological processes), outdoor (basic knowledge, skills & attitudes for safe, comfortable, outdoor experiences) and personal/team development (understanding, respect, and appreciation for self & others). The course will include field trips, indoor and outdoor activities, as well as classroom projects. An optional overnight camping trip is also an important part of the course.
Field Trip- $20.00
Calling all performers! We are looking for students who want to be on stage for our school’s production at Festival Place. This class gives a firsthand look at all elements involved in putting on a large scale theatre production. If you love acting, this class allows you to focus on that passion and play a key role in the year’s big show.
Aside from performing arts and technical theatre classes, all junior high students will have the opportunity to be involved in our musical production of The Little Mermaid. Students who sign up for this extra-curricular activity will be rehearsing or working on technical theatre elements after school from September until the show. Some Saturday rehearsals will be held from September to December as well. There will also be some dress rehearsals in January.
Please note: Due to the demanding nature, strong preference for casting lead and supporting roles will be given to students who are in Performing Arts class.
Busy with hockey, volleyball, dance etc. and can’t make all after school practices? No problem! Our program is designed to support and encourage students to be involved in all different activities. We will work with you both inside and outside of class time to catch you up and can craft a role for you that you’re most comfortable with. In addition, we provide after-school study sessions to help students with homework prior to the show.
The photography program is designed to teach students the theoretical and technical aspects of digital photography. Students will use digital cameras and associated computer hardware and software for creating, modifying, and producing images.
Interested in learning how to work with clay? This course will provide an introduction to the tools and techniques needed to create beautiful hand built pieces. Students will also be introduce to the pottery wheel.
Field Trip- $105.00
This course is open to students who have previously demonstrated a positive attitude and genuine interest in PE. Course content includes fitness and training principles, sports safety, and an appreciation for sports leisure activities. It will encourage a healthy attitude combined with fair play and sportsmanship in recreational activities. Students will participate in a wide variety of sports, individual pursuits, and fitness activities, both on and off-site. Please note that swimming is a required element of this course. Students who cannot swim will be given basic skill instruction in order to participate.
SNACKS & APPETIZERS
Love to Cook? Students will explore the importance of food as it relates to culture and lifestyle. Students will prepare numerous healthy and delicious snacks and appetizers as they learn new techniques and skills in the kitchen.
Field Trip- $12.50
The goal of the course is to allow students to gain an understanding of sports training, anatomy, and physiology. They will be instructed in and practice proper training in every discipline of sporting mastery. Students will gain greater knowledge of nutrition, anaerobic and aerobic training, biomechanics, as well as technical sport practice so they may implement personal training for their chosen school or community sport.