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 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: $10

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

French 7 (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 option, we will build new language skills through daily games and activities, such as Spot-it, Guess Who, Kahoots and Family Feud. Of course, we will also participate in French cultural activities (i.e. La Chandeleur Crepe Day) because we know you love food! 

Course Fee: $10 for foods and cultural activities

Leadership (Hardman)

Can you become a student leader?

In this option, students will create, organize and operate student led programs throughout the school. This will include special events, recycling, etc.

Film Study (Bock)

What makes a strong leader? And how are people of differing personalities able to positively affect 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 (both in spoken and written form) aspects of the films.

Students will conclude the course with a final project that will involve researching and conducting a presentation of a leader using multiple forms of media and connecting the content of the course with their research.

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.

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 (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: $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: $25 for materials 

French 8 (Davis)

Can you say “Bonjour” to having 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 option, experience the world of French food and fashion. Build new language skills and practice what you’ve learned before with interactive games and activities.

From the fashion runway to the restaurants, the French are known throughout the world for their trendy style and delicious cuisine. Come and find out what all the fuss is about!

Course Fee: $10 for foods and cultural activities

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

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: $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 (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

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.

French 9 (Davis)

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?

A game or two a day, that’s the fun way to learn Français! In this Grade 9 option, we will play games daily to review what you already know and help you learn new language skills. We will also learn how to play some popular French sports like pétanque and card games like belote and bouchon.

Of course, we will also celebrate all the French winter holidays and cultural activities because I know you love food!

Course Fee: $10 for foods and cultural activities

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