Enrichment Classes

Mill Creek students creating projects in Art class.

Enrichment classes give students opportunities to make connections to other disciplines while learning "real world" skills that enhance their academic experience.  Our classes also provide a place for students to explore their identities, take risks, and develop self-esteem.

 

7th Grade Enrichment Classes

Adolescent Health

7th grade Adolescent Health class is a nine-week focus class. Students will work toward greater self-awareness and understanding of the physical and emotional changes taking place during adolescence. During the course, they will study family and peer group relationships, have a greater awareness of self-concept, develop better decision-making skills, and learn about the lifestyle choices and how decisions affect their health. Teacher: Crystal Zurek

Careers & Technology

Career Awareness & Technology combines career exploration and technology education in a nine-week focus class. This course guides students through modules designed to teach them how to use technology while they explore career opportunities. The class is taught in a computer lab as a blended online course – which blends an actual teacher and student interaction with online resources and collaboration. This course meets the state high school online requirement. Teacher: Lauren Straub

World Languages - Spanish, French, or German

Focus on Language! Dive into the French, German, or Spanish language and culture with this nine-week course. We will learn how to greet people, introduce others, talk about the things we like and don’t like, and much more! This class is an introduction to the French, Spanish, or German language and culture and is an opportunity for students to get a taste of the French 1, Spanish 1, or German 1 classes offered to 8th grade students at Mill Creek. Teachers: Cheri Sing (French & Spanish) and Agnes Krynski (German)

Physical Education

We would like to instill self-worth that will help students to not only become successful in physical activity but in all other areas of their lives. We strive to help students develop lifelong skills that will guide them to become better people and live successful, healthy lives.

Our mission is to help and challenge all children to become physically active and remain healthy for a lifetime. We wish to create an environment where students enjoy what they are learning, and, at the same time, they are understanding, building, and maintaining physical fitness, gaining sufficient motor skills to perform a variety of physical activities, and acquiring the knowledge to make wise choices about their lifestyle. Not only will we implement a physical education program that challenges the minds and bodies of the students in a positive way, but also for other teachers, administrators, parents, and the entire community to understand, support, and become physically fit and educated. We truly believe that healthy bodies lead to healthy minds. Teacher: Ann Pregont

8th Grade Enrichment Classes

Art

Art is a nine-week focus class. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and materials while creating artwork that expresses their individuality.  Possible media include: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Clay, Collage and Sculpture.  Students will observe, evaluate and respond to historical, notable and contemporary artworks. Throughout the quarter students will be encouraged to make artistic choices to express their individuality, their personal sense of design and their emotions. Teacher: Ashley Kung

Life Skills

Life Skills is a nine-week focus class. Throughout the quarter, students will learn and demonstrate a variety of skills that will enable them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. We will explore all aspects of health and wellness including; emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development, as well as environmental influences and interpersonal connections.  Students will have an opportunity to practice healthy eating, and learn why we want to eat healthy. Students will practice how to resolve conflicts, manage emotions, deal with social situations, be safe with technology, apply first aid and safety practices in an emergency situation, and practice healthy behaviors to relieve stress. Teachers: Joel Anderson, Ann Pregont, Crystal Zurek

Physical Education

Our mission is to help and challenge all children to become physically active and remain healthy for a lifetime. We wish to create an environment where students enjoy what they are learning, and, at the same time, they are understanding, building, and maintaining physical fitness, gaining sufficient motor skills to perform a variety of physical activities, and acquiring the knowledge to make wise choices about their lifestyle. Not only will we implement a physical education program that challenges the minds and bodies of the students in a positive way, but also for other teachers, administrators, parents, and the entire community to understand, support, and become physically fit and educated. We truly believe that healthy bodies lead to healthy minds. Teacher: Joel Anderson

Technology Education

Eighth Grade Technology Education is a chance for your child to learn about technology as it relates to the seven different areas of technology: Medical, Information and Communication, Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies, Energy and Power, Transportation, Manufacturing, and Construction Technologies. We discuss the importance of technology to society, as well as giving the students a hands-on opportunity to explore how technology works and impacts their daily lives. We utilize a modular system in which students work cooperatively to complete a unit using the computers. They learn about the history of their module topic, its current impacts on society, as well as how to use different types of computer software. Teacher: Brian Semple

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