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 2 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 & Chan)

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.

Technology in the Grade 6 Classroom (Bradshaw)

How can we use our Chromebooks to make things both fun and effective in the classroom?

In this option, students will be exploring various forms of technology to help in the classroom. This may include videos/movies, digital photography, Chromebook or mobile apps, etc.

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 (TBA)

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.

Film Study (Bock)

What makes a strong leader? And how are people of differing personalities able to have a positive effect on those around them?

In Film Study, students will be introduced to various films that depict leaders in a variety of situations. Students will be ready to discuss, critique and debate orally and in written response to aspects of the films. Students will conclude the course with a final project that will involve research and presentation of a leader, using multiple forms of media connecting content of the course with their research.

Technology in the Grade 7 Classroom (Dhaliwal)

How can we use our Chromebooks to make things both fun and effective in the classroom?

In this option, students will explore various forms of technology that can be used to help in the classroom. Media may include videos/movies, digital photography, Chromebook or mobile apps and more.

Grade 8 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.

Term 1 Performance: Haunted House

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: $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 cuisine at its finest?

This course will explore French recipes: you will have the opportunity to share your favorite recipe with your classmates, and dine at one of Edmonton's popular French restaurants. You will also learn how to make your very own crepe and have a chance at winning an award for the best crepe maker in Grade 8.

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.

Cosmetology (Cresswell)

Do you want to learn the theoretical and practical skills required for this profession?

Participants in this course will divide their time between learning about the following three aspects of Cosmetology:

  • Hair Braiding
  • Nail Art and Manicures
  • Facials, Cleansing Products and Skin Care

Course Fee: $25

Yoga and You (Schaber)

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

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.

Mentorship (Peet)

Do you like helping others?

In this class, you will learn to set up a personal portfolio identifying your strengths for helping others. You will receive training in the skills of leadership, assisting others, making successful personal relationships with younger students and teaching reading and math/science activities. You may be assigned to work with a younger student from our school or Brookwood to help with projects. Of course, there is always time for playing friendly games and building relationships.

Academic Support (Denet)

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 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.

Term 1 Performance: Haunted House

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: $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

American Sign Language (McClean)

Have you ever seen someone signing, or perhaps you learned the alphabet when you were little and wish you knew more? Come learn the basics of ASL and Deaf culture!

In this option, students will cover American Sign Language Level 1: vocabulary development, manual alphabet, numeral system, simple structures and grammatical forms of ASL. They will also gain insight into the culture and community of Deaf people.

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.

Robotics (Schock)

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

This course will be open to Grade 9 students, regardless of your experience. We will be learning how 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