Hello our current 6th grade students, soon to be 7th graders!  We know you are all anxious to select your elective classes for next year.  Below you will see a link for the form and a video on how to complete the form.  Your teachers have completed their recommendations and now we just need what your elective choices are!  If you have any questions you can reach out to Ms. Wines directly, her email is wineshl@pwcs.edu. 

Make sure to follow all the directions on the form. 

Hope you are all doing well, we miss each and every one of you!

https://tinyurl.com/PKMS7thgrade (form to  complete)

Tutorial on how to complete the form.

Course Descriptions:

* School-owned instruments are available for certain students for both band and orchestra courses.*

Beginning Band
  No prior experience is necessary.  This is a performing ensemble.  Students will study elements of proper playing techniques, music reading, & concert etiquette.  2 evening performances are required. 

Band:  Prerequisite-1 full year.  Students are expected to practice daily, expand technique, facility, & overall skill on their instruments with a focus on improving tone quality.  2 evening performances are required.  

Beginning Orchestra:  No prior experience is necessary.  Students will begin developing practice techniques & learning the fundamental skills necessary for playing a stringed instrument.  Students will focus on establishing music literacy, ensemble skills, & performance techniques.  3 evening concerts & 2 after school rehearsals are required. 

Orchestra:  Prerequiste-1 full year.  Students will be expected to practice daily, expend technique, facility, & overall skill on their instruments to improve tone quality, intonation, & technique.  3 evening concerts and 2-3 after school rehearsals are required.  

Chorus:  Students sing a variety of genres of music.  Student will work towards achieving excellent vocal tone quality, technique, & musicianship.  Sight reading & choreography skills are worked on in class.  2 evening performances are required.  Students will be placed into gender sections.

Theatre:  Students will explore aspects of theatre.  Everything from the behind the scenes work to the singing, dancing, & acting on stage.  Students will work on sets, costumes, props, lights & sound as well as reading & memorizing scripts.  At least 1 show will be required.

Art:  Students will focus on developing skills which include drawing, painting, sculpture, & more.  They will have the opportunity to expand and refine skills using a variety of art media.

Global Perspectives:  This is a skills-based course that stretches across traditional subject boundaries & develops transferable skills.   The emphasis is on developing the ability to think critically about a range of global issues where there is always more than one point of view.  They will learn to collaborate with others & directing their own learning.

Creative Writing:  Students will experience the benefits of creative expression through crafting and revising their own short stories, poems, and non-fiction essays.  Students should expect to come away with a great knowledge of craft, enhanced approaches to revising their work, and a far better understanding of their own unique writing style.