Woodhaven
Middle School (5–9)

Options Courses

Woodhaven School has a wide variety of options courses. Whether you're into sports leadership or drama, there's something for you!

Term 3 Options Registration

To register for an options course, please make your selections at the following links:

Note: Some options have a fee associated with them; please refer to this year's selections below for costs.

Grade 6 Options

Drama (Young)

How do we create an engaging performance?  What does it take to get up and perform in front of a group?

In Drama, we will play games and experiment with movement and speech. You will develop performance skills and by the end of the term, be able to get up and perform confidently in front of a group. Topics will include movement, speech, improvisation and scene work.

Service Ninja Warrior (Woitas)

Do you want to help make an impact on someone's life? Do you want to bring a smile to someone's face?

Students will participate in acts of service in our school and our community. They will plan and execute acts of service that will leave others feeling blessed.

Sports Leadership Junior (McLachlan & Bradshaw)

Would you like to inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle?

Students will plan, implement and participate in various physical activities both in and out of the school. Leadership opportunities may include helping with intramurals, planning of field trips or working with younger students.

Foods (Foster)

Which culinary techniques and skills are necessary to perfect your specific cooking challenge?

In this option, students will be exploring various breakfast, lunch, dessert and appetizer recipes. Students will also get the opportunity to find their own recipes and make them to share with the class.

Course Fee: $20

Strategic Board Games (Rink)

Can you create a board game that is both playable and fun, and perhaps even marketable?

Students will explore and play various board games. Afterwards, students will create a board game of their own, applying some of the mechanics and ideas they learned from playing other games.

Outdoor Ed / Wall Climbing (Bradshaw)

Are you interested in participating in outdoor pursuits?

In this option, students will take part in outdoor pursuit activities such as bouldering, wall climbing and other outdoor cooperative activities.

Academic Support (Woitas)

Are you finding it difficult to balance school work, extracurricular activities and family events? If so, this option might just be right for you.

In this option, students will have the opportunity to work with the support of a classroom teacher to make sure they stay caught up on their work and to get extra help with topics that are challenging them.

Grade 7 Options

Drama (Young)

How do we create an engaging performance?  What does it take to get up and perform in front of a group?

In Drama, we will play games and experiment with movement and speech. You will develop performance skills and by the end of the term, be able to get up and perform confidently in front of a group. Topics will include movement, speech, improvisation and scene work.

Course Fee: $5 for materials

IA (Huedepohl)

How can you combine different skills and abilities to complete different projects and how are these skills are transferable between woodworking, metalworking, silk-screening and electronics? What careers require these skills?

Students will learn safety procedures, measurement and power tool skills. They will combine these skills in different ways to complete various fabrication projects. Students will learn how these skills can be used in different real-world jobs.

Course Fee: $15 for materials

French 7 (Davis & Strickland)

Can you say “Bonjour” to having beaucoup de fun in French class?  Do you want to know how to speak one of the most beautiful and popular languages in the whole world and have fun at the same time? Are you ready for all the opportunities that could come your way if you know a little Français?

In this Grade 7 option, we will build new language skills through daily games and activities, such as Spot-it, Guess Who, Kahoots and Family Feud. You will learn how to describe yourself, your best friends and your loveable (but possibly weird!) family in French. Of course we will also participate in the fall French holidays and cultural activities, because we know you love food!

Course Fee: $5 for foods and cultural activities

Academic Support (TBA)

Are you finding it difficult to balance school work, extracurricular activities and family events? If so, this option might just be right for you.

In this option, students will have the opportunity to work with the support of a classroom teacher to make sure they stay caught up on their work and to get extra help with topics that are challenging them.

Foods (Patras)

Which culinary techniques and skills are necessary to perfect your specific cooking challenge?

In this option, students will be exploring various breakfast, lunch, dessert and appetizer recipes. Students will also get the opportunity to find their own recipes and make them to share with the class.

Course Fee: $30

Band (Anderson)

Do you love music?

This is the beginning of your musical journey. In this class you will be able to listen, learn and play music as part of a full musical team, no matter whether or not you have played an instrument before.

Sports Leadership (Dhaliwal)

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills through your love for physical activity?

Students will plan, implement and participate in various physical activities both in and out of the school. Leadership opportunities may include helping with intramurals, planning field trips or working with younger students.

Film Study II (Bock)

Have you ever wondered about the process involved in filming a movie, camera angles, display options and transitions? Or have you ever wondered how traditional animations were created? Did you know you can create your own animations?

In Film Study II, students will focus on how to create interest in film using various filming techniques. Come ready to learn and work hard as there will be an emphasis for students to create stop animation and various other multimedia projects.

Grade 8 Options

Advanced Drama Production (Young)

What goes into putting on a production? How do we choose a script, costumes, actors and tech elements to engage an audience?

This is a hands-on course where students will choose, rehearse and produce a one act play for an elementary school audience.

Course Fee: $20 for materials

IA (Huedepohl)

How can you combine different skills and abilities to complete different projects and how are these skills are transferable between woodworking, metalworking, silk-screening and electronics? What careers require these skills?

Students will learn safety procedures, measurement and power tool skills. They will combine these skills in different ways to complete various fabrication projects. Students will learn how these skills can be used in different real-world jobs.

Course Fee: $20 for materials 

Foods (Glegloff)

Which culinary techniques and skills are necessary to perfect your specific cooking challenge?

In this option, students will be exploring various breakfast, lunch, dessert and appetizer recipes. Students will also get the opportunity to find their own recipes and make them to share with the class.

Course Fee: $30

French 8 (Strickland)

Do you want to experience the world of French fashion at its finest?

In this Grade 8 option, build new language skills and practice what you’ve learned before. This course will explore French fashion in a fun and interactive way. The French are known throughout the world for their trendy style. Come explore!

Course Fee: $10

Band (Anderson)

Do you love music?

This is the beginning of your musical journey. In this class you will be able to listen, learn and play music as part of a full musical team, no matter whether or not you have played an instrument before.

Sewing (Cresswell)

Do you have an eye for fashion?

Do you desire to learn more about a needle and thread? Not only will we be learning the theory of fabric and fashion, but we will also apply our newfound skills into remaking old fashion into something new.

Course Fee: $20

What's Up, Woodhaven? (TBA)

Want to voice your opinion, uncover hidden stories and snap eye catching photos? Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name in the news? This journalism option is for you!

Using games, hands-on exercises and technology, you will craft stories only you can tell. You will discover how to use social media, photography, print and digital tools to get yourself heard! You may even discover you can hack it as a 21st-century journalist.

Yoga and You (Schaber)

Do you like to follow yoga videos? Do you need a mental break? Do you need to focus on just you for a block? 

This class will start with easy poses and sequences that use a combination of movement, postures and breath to work on strength, flexibility and balance. In this all-levels class that focuses on alignment, beginners will safely learn the basics, while more experienced students can take postures to a deeper level. We end every class with deep relaxation and calming music.

Grade 9 Options

Drama (Young)

How do we create an engaging performance?  What does it take to get up and perform in front of a group?

In Drama, we will play games and experiment with movement and speech. You will develop performance skills and by the end of the term, be able to get up and perform confidently in front of a group. Topics will include movement, speech, improvisation and scene work.

Course Fee: $5 for materials

Art (Young)

How do we effectively use and manipulate materials, techniques, and processes essential to understanding the visual arts?

Students will discover the role of the artist through a series of projects. Topics include sketching, painting, and mixed media.

Course Fee: $20 for materials

IA (Huedepohl)

How can you combine different skills and abilities to complete different projects and how are these skills are transferable between woodworking, metalworking, silk-screening and electronics? What careers require these skills?

Students will learn safety procedures, measurement and power tool skills. They will combine these skills in different ways to complete various fabrication projects. Students will learn how these skills can be used in different real-world jobs.

Course Fee: $30 for materials

Ebert, Roper & Rotten Tomatoes (Teliani)

Become an expert film reviewer!

Move over, Ebert & Roper: Woodhaven film reviewers are taking over! In the challenge, students will explore the elements of effective filmmaking and gain an understanding of editorial writing techniques through viewing a variety of films and writing movie reviews.

Titles selected will cover a variety of genres and periods, and students will have the freedom to express their inner voice and preferences. Students will also uncover what makes a film and review “good”.

Foods (Bradshaw)

Which culinary techniques and skills are necessary to perfect your specific cooking challenge?

In this option, students will be exploring various breakfast, lunch, dessert and appetizer recipes. Students will also get the opportunity to find their own recipes and make them to share with the class.

Course Fee: $30

Academic Support (TBA)

Are you finding it difficult to balance school work, extracurricular activities and family events? If so, this option might just be right for you.

In this option, students will have the opportunity to work with the support of a classroom teacher to make sure they stay caught up on their work and to get extra help with topics that are challenging them.

Band (Anderson)

Do you love music?

This is the beginning of your musical journey. In this class you will be able to listen, learn and play music as part of a full musical team, no matter whether or not you have played an instrument before.

Coding & Robotics (Schock)

Would you like to learn how to code and program a robot to perform specific tasks?

Do you enjoy math? What about computers? We will be learning how use a variety of coding formats to build and program robots using E-Z Robot kits. You will be challenged to make and program your robot to complete tasks such as avoiding objects, performing specific movements and responding to word commands. You will also gain an appreciation of robotics in the workforce.
 

For more information contact:
Woodhaven Middle School
Phone: 780-962-2626
Email: Woodhaven@psd70.ab.ca