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 7 Options

Drama (Young)

How do we connect through theatre? What does it take to create an engaging performance?

This is a hands-on course where students will participate in various performance activities including games, scripted work and exercises.

Course Fee: $5

2D/3D Art (Strickland)

Can you create pieces of art that are two- or three-dimensional using various media?

Students will be challenged to design and create sculptures using wire and cardboard, carve soapstone, paint wooden signs, and create string art.

Course Fee: $20

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

Study Time (Hardman)

Are you super-involved with activities and struggling to keep up with your school work, but are looking to end the year strong?

In this option, students can use their time to get caught up on school work or prepare for the end of the year. In some cases, students who have fallen behind may be assigned to this time on an interim basis to get caught up on missed work.

Film Study II (Bock)

Have you ever wondered about the process involved in filming a movie, including 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 we will be focusing on creating stop animation and various other multimedia projects.

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.

Grade 8 Options

Drama Production (Young)

How do we connect through theatre? What does it take to create a theatre production?

This is a hands-on course where students will work towards creating a theatre production from the ground up. Students will learn technical aspects of theatre, and perform in a small, One Act production to be presented to the students of Brookwood School.

Course Fee: $20

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 

Taste for Travel (Davis)

Can you eat your way around the world in 80 days? You bet you can! How great would it be to combine two of your favourite things - travel and food - into one experience? Do you have a taste for travel?

In this option, we will explore eight countries around the world, taking on the newest trend in the tourism industry: food tourism.

Get your taste buds ready to sample some amazing foods from countries like Germany, France, Greece, India, Japan and Mexico. You will also learn several simple phrases in each of these countries’ languages to enhance your experience of being a savvy tourist.

At the end of the term, you will receive a recipe booklet of the foods we sampled in class so you can enjoy them again whenever you want!

Course Fee: $20 to cover the cost of foods provided

Culture Crew (Denet)

Are you a leader in disguise? Are you able to plan and organize activities?

In this challenge, you will have the opportunity to influence and shape our school culture. You will plan, organize, and carry out activities for the Wolfpack that reflect the needs of our school and our community. These might be activities, like theme days and dances, that help to create a positive school culture. These are only two ideas - got more? Join the Culture Crew and see your ideas come to life.

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

Stagecraft (Young)

What are the various elements that go into creating a theatre production? What does it take to create an engaging performance?

This is a hands-on course where students will learn the technical aspects of theatre including set, costume and lighting design. Students will work in teams to create final performances incorporating all aspects of stage production.

Course Fee: $10

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: $35 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 (Dhaliwal)

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

Mentorship (Schock)

Do you like helping others?

In this class you will learn how 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.

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