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 1 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.

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.

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: $20 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

Outdoor Education (Bock)

How would you survive in the outdoors all alone?  Would you know what to do and have the skills to accomplish the objective?

In this option, students will explore selecting appropriate equipment and gear for various wilderness situations. They will learn how to build a fire properly, be introduced to navigation and learn about the challenges of survival in the outdoors.

Course Fee: $15 for expenses and tools

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

Multimedia Storytelling (Patras & Traxel)

Have you ever wanted to write a story for the newspaper, create a video or a commercial, and/or use YouTube or other social media to tell a story? If so, this option is for you!

There are many ways to tell your story. Students in Multimedia Storytelling will have the opportunity to learn about their own storytelling voice. They will use these skills to share the great things happening within our school.

Sports Leadership (Dhaliwal)

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 field trips or working with younger students.

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.

Leadership (Hardman)

How can you become a leader in your school or community? How can students bring positive change to an entire school?

As you discover your leadership potential, you will demonstrate those leadership qualities in Woodhaven, as well as in our greater community of Spruce Grove and/or Stony Plain. Students will assist in planning events for our school and events that affect those outside our school. This may include preparing bulletin boards, recycling, volunteering in our community and helping create a positive school environment at Woodhaven. Joining leadership is a great opportunity to work cooperatively in groups and help make our school an even better place to be!

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: $25 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

Altered Books - Fine Art (Cresswell)

How can you create a final project that best showcases your artistic abilities using various mediums in a book?

In this Grade 8 option, you will be exploring the fine art world of repurposing old hardcover books and creating pieces of art. Journey with each other as we discover how textiles, papers and other recycled materials can be used to create personally meaningful and reflective pages within your book. Think of this option as scrapbooking-meets-poetry with a dash of painting and mixed mediums. The pages are endless.

Course Fee: $15 for materials

Tune In - Chill Out! (Schaber)

Do you need a mental break? Do you need to focus on just you for a block? If so, then this option might just be for you.

Unplug, relax and work on your own personal well-being. Dabble in possible activities such as journaling, coloring, mindfulness, yoga, stretching and walking. Learn what roles massage therapists, nutritionists, chiropractors and physiotherapists and other wellness professionals play in helping people maintain or improve their health.

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.

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

Sports Leadership (Schock)

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

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.

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.
 

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