In Spanish 1, students will learn the basic communication skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis will be given to the development of oral skills and pronunciation. There will also be an introduction to the cultures of Spain, Latin America, and the Southwestern United States.
Students will be introduced to basic communication skills in speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is given to the development of listening comprehension and speaking, as well as exploring various aspects of French and French-speaking culture.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 1 or demonstrated proficiency.
French 2 is a continuation of elementary French with an emphasis on increasing oral communication skills. Learning new vocabulary and speech patterns will enable students to express their own ideas in a way that will successfully communicate their wants and needs to a native speaker. Further study of the French and French-speaking cultures is included.
This elective course offers beginning instruction for wind and percussion instruments. Students will learn to perform a repertoire of instrumental literature representing various genres, styles, and cultures with expression, technical accuracy, tone quality, and articulation individually and in ensembles. The course also includes music fundamentals, theory, songs, performance, listening, composing, improvising, analyzing, and learning how to read standard music notation.
Advanced/Concert Band is designed for the student who wishes to continue the study of instrumental skills on their own instrument. A production format will highlight both the marching and concert sessions. Students will be trained in marching techniques and advanced concert music. As part of the course, students will be expected to participate in football games, band reviews, school concerts, traveling performances, and extra rehearsals. A high commitment to oneself and the band will ensure polished performances and maximum fun for the student. This course can be repeated for credit. Daily practice is encouraged.