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Title: Connections Classes Curriculum Night 2012-13

Connections ClassesCurriculum Night 2012-13
  • Art Chorus/General Music
  • Agriculture Connections Math
  • Band Engineering Technology
  • Business Healthy Living
  • Career Development Physical Education

ART CONNECTIONSVisual Arts Instructor Melissa
  • Art Program Concentrations
  • 6th grade-Portfolio Design, Sketchbooks, Shading,
    1 point Perspective, Compass Drawings, Slab Clay
    Owls, Weaving Bags, Color Theory, OP Art,
    Watercolor, Oil Pastel, Self Portrait Collage
  • 7th grade-Portfolio Design, Sketchbooks, Shading,
    1 point Perspective, Curve Stitching, Slab Clay
    Box, Coiled Baskets, Color Theory, Watercolor,
    Self Portraits, Pastel Flowers
  • 8th grade-Portfolio Design, Sketchbooks, Shading,
    2 point Perspective, Tessellations, Clay
    Characters, Collage Expression w/ Weaving, Color
    Theory, Tie Dye T-Shirts, Watercolor, Art
    Careers, Grid Self Portrait

Annual YOUTH ART Exhibit
  • March is National Youth Art Month
  • All school year, the most outstanding student art
    work is selected for exhibition along with
    student works from every Fannin County School at
    the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association.

Exploring AgricultureJeff Willbanks
  • This class is designed to explore agriculture
  • and natural resources.
  • Students will gain an understanding of how
    agriculture affects their lives daily, and learn
    how agriculture and its industries employ
  • Students will learn how plants and animals grow.
  • This class will also introduce students to the
    National FFA Organization, the best student
    organization in the U.S.
  • Exploring Agriculture classes will be a
    combination of classroom instruction,
    outdoor/indoor labs, a SAE project and the FFA.

  • Regular practice at home ensures student success.
    This is considered your homework assignment.
  • Please see for a list of
    all events and info with the high school and
    middle school bands.
  • If you wish to receive emails from the Fannin
    County Band Boosters, please be sure to turn in
    the Student information sheet given to your child
    in band class.

Band 6th, 7th, and 8th GradesJulia Barnstead
  • Weekly grades are determined by the following
  • 50 (20 points per 90 minute day, 10 points on
    Friday) class participation/bringing materials
  • 50 Weekly practice logs
  • Test grades are determined on the following
  • Bi-weekly playing tests
  • Scheduled Performances (Please see syllabus)

Important Dates Band
  • September 10 6th grade rental night/meeting 5 PM
    WW/6PM BR
  • September 12 Money due for District Honor Band
    auditions (7th and 8th only)
  • September 15 Start date for 6th graders 9 1130
  • October 28 7th, 8th and HS Band Concert, 3PM,
  • November 9 1 PM Veterans Day performance, FCMS
  • (8th grade only)
  • December 1 Honor Band auditions (select students
  • December 13 7th and 8th grade Christmas Concert,
  • December 16 6th grade and high school
    Christmas Concert,
  • FCHS PAC, 3 PM
  • February 1-2 District Honor Band (select
    students only)
  • TBA (March) 7th, 8th HS Winter Concert
  • (LGPE pre-concert) PAC
  • TBA (March) LGPE Competition
  • May 14 6th 7th Grade Spring Concert

Business Connections I 6th gradeDiane Bailey
  • This class is designed to introduce students to
    basic touch typing, word processing, and
    multimedia presentation software packages.
  • Students will be graded on their performance
    during keyboarding as well as various class
    projects involving the various software.
  • Homework is rarely given in this class as all the
    work is predominately done during class time.
    Students should be encouraged to practice their
    new keyboarding skills at home whenever possible.

Business Connections II - 7th GradeDiane Bailey
  • This class expands on the students
  • basic knowledge of keyboarding and
  • computer usage. Students will use the skills
    they learned last year to produce documents and
    multimedia presentations.
  • Most of the work is done during class. This work
    is both computer generated as well as using
    handouts and other materials.
  • Homework is rarely necessary if the student uses
    their time in class wisely.

Business Connections III - 8th gradeDiane Bailey
  • This class is designed to introduce
  • eighth grade students to some of the
  • classes they will be offered during
  • high school.
  • The subjects they will study involve economics,
    personal finance, business law, as well as
    utilizing critical thinking skills.
  • Homework is rarely given as students have more
    than ample class time to complete work.

Career Awareness 6th GradeLauren Seber
  • Who Am I? - The goal of this course is to
    promote essential skills and knowledge students
    need to develop a positive self-concept. The
    course will provide students with opportunities
    to identify interests, abilities, aptitudes
    values and personality traits as they relate to
    career planning, to develop a keen understanding
    of the value
  • of work, and to differentiate
  • between jobs and careers.

Career Development 7th Grade
  • Where Am I Going? - The goal of this course is
    to apply self-assessments and decision making
    skills while examining career concentrations and
    pathways. This course will expose students to
    positive work ethics, and the
  • importance of societal issues
  • on career choices. These
  • essential components are necessary
  • for educational and career planning
  • success.

Career Management 8th Grade
  • The goal of this course is to
  • promote essential skills and
  • attitudes students need to make
  • key decisions about career options, high school
    course offerings, and post secondary/workforce
    opportunities. In this course, students will
    increase awareness of resources available to
    support educational and career planning.

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General Music 7th 8th GradeSharra Clemons
  • In this class students will learn the basics of
    music including
  • Reading and notating music
  • Basic rhythms and rhythm patterns
  • Singing in a group, using correct pitches and
  • Students daily grades will be based on class
    participation, worksheets, and quizzes
  • Students will also receive test grades at the
    completion of a unit

Chorus 7th 8th GradeSharra Clemons
  • Due to class structure Chorus will take place
    mainly during General Music Class where the
    students will learn
  • How to read and notate music
  • Basic Warm-ups
  • Basic Singing techniques
  • Note accuracy
  • Chorus students will be required to participate
    in all choir performances
  • There may be afterschool rehearsals for Chorus
    students they will be notified at least two
    weeks ahead of time if they will meet

Connections MathAlthea Gobble
  • Math Connections is a class that offers support
    with math concepts that are being taught in
    regular math classes. It is the goal of this
    class to provide students with the extra help
    needed to assist them in increasing their
    mathematical abilities. Math Connections is
    available to 6th , 7th, and 8th grade students.

Connections Math
  • The classroom activities consist of
  • small group instruction, hands-on
  • applications, and the use of
  • technology to build the students
  • math skills. Instruction consists of
  • the review of math concepts that have
  • already been taught and the preview
  • of concepts that will be taught in the regular
    math classroom.

Engineering and Technology
  • Phil Pressley
  • The purpose of Technology Education
    is to develop technological literacy through an
    activity-based study. Technology Education
    focuses on systems of communication,
    energy/power-transportation, production, and
    bio-related technologies.

6th GradeExploring Technology
  • Exploring ET introduces and has the student work
    through an engineering design process while
    looking at technological impacts on society.
    Exploring ET reinforces the areas of math,
    science, social studies, and language arts
    through practical application and hands-on

7th GradeInventions and Innovations
  • Invention and Innovation is designed to introduce
    students to the world of invention and innovation
    along with the Engineering Design Process. They
    will examine the impacts of invention and
    innovation on society and solve problems through
    research, design, and experimentation in one or
    more of the areas of Engineering and Technology.

8th GradeTechnological Systems
  • This course is designed for students to utilize
    the universal systems model including input,
    process, output and feedback. Students will
    examine various systems such as electrical,
    mechanical, structural, natural, and information
    and learn how various systems work together.

Technology Student Association
  • In addition to classroom and laboratory
    experiences, students may participate in the
    Technology Student Association (TSA). Activities
    of TSA are an integral part of the instructional
    program because they promote leadership skills,
    high standards of craft quality, scholarship, and
    safety. Opportunities are provided for leadership
    development and competition in many areas related
    to engineering and technology.

Healthy LivingBuffy Chapman
  • Students find learning about themselves really
    fun in Health class. As students evaluate and
    improve the four areas of Health, they become
    very resourceful. Students create and perform
    skits, play charades, and design television
    commercials, game boards, and puzzles to address
    the Health standards being taught.
  • During Health enrichment, students are provided
    the opportunity to participate in guitar lessons,
    line dancing, and other health related activities.

Healthy LivingContents in Brief
  • Health and Wellness Your Body Systems
  • Making Good Decisions Growth and
  • Self Esteem Coping with Conflict and
  • Body Image Physical Fitness
  • Friends and Family Nutrition
  • Caring for Your Body Controlling Disease
  • Health and Safety
  • Understanding Consequences of Drugs
  • Alcohol and Tobacco

Physical EducationCoaches Cindi Barnes and Steve
  • Pre and Post Presidential Fitness Testing is
    utilized to be able to see the students
  • Daily activities such as hockey, volleyball,
    badminton, soccer, etc.
  • Daily weight room activities, jogging, and
    stretching on a daily basis and the teaching of
    many life long skills.