École J.E. Lapointe School

Complementary Courses

Grade 9 Complementary Courses

Art 9 – Students will be taught basic skills related to shading, composition and color. Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums as well as paper. This course is project driven, with class time used to explore and complete assignments.

Badminton 9 (Term 2) – The objective of this course is to provide the student with an intermediate and advanced level knowledge and skills in badminton. As a result, the student will improve his/her general physical fitness and skill performance.

Basketball 9 (Term 1) – The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an intermediate and advanced level of knowledge and skills in basketball. As a result, the student will improve his/her general physical fitness and skill performance.

Coding 9 – Want to learn how to codebut don’t know where to start? Coding is equal parts vocabulary, logic, and syntax. Coding may at first seem intimidating, but with practice it’s easy to get comfortable with its terminology, concepts, and structure.

Construction & Design 9 -This course is designed for students with an interestin Woodworking and Ceramic design. Students will use a variety of tools, materials, and techniques to design and create individual projects.

Drama 9 – Drama 9 is where all the fun is! We will work on monologues from movies and television shows as well as write our own scripts and scenes. Students will learn how to become an improviser, participate in theatre sports, and will practice being front of an audience. Don’t forget to bring your lip-syncing dance moves, the last project of the term is where we film our own music videos.

Film Studies 9 – Students will also have the opportunity to examine how elements offilm-making, that is, sound, music, cinematography, and special effects, come together to enhance the audience’s overall viewing experience. In addition, students will explore the impact that films and popular culture have on society. Students will then put their knowledge to the test by creating their own short film.

Food & Textiles 9 -This course is designed for students with an interest in Foods, Rug Hooking, Knit/Crochet, and Sewing. Students will select projects amongst these modules as well as other projects agreed upon with the teacher. Additional fees will apply for the sewing module.

Outdoor Education 9 – Outdoor Education is a CTF student-centered program designed to enhance the participant’s learning ability, self-confidence, and self-discipline. The Outdoor Education course is an adventure in excellence where individuals can challenge themselves mentally, physically, socially, emotionally and culturally. The students will learn to utilize the outdoors as a classroom and incorporate many skills to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

Robotics 9 – The robotics challenge involves learning about mechanical systems, sensors, automation, and provides an introduction to basic programming. There will be a $10.00 fee associated with this course.

Service Learning 9 – Students in this option will spend their time working with communities in Beaumont. Some of our volunteering will take place at locations such as the senior’s home, a local daycare, or a nearby elementary school.

Sport Academy 9 (Term 3) – Students have the opportunity to develop skills, strategy, and learn the rules and regulations of major school sports and those sports that are not so common.

Sport Select 9 (Term3) – In this option, the students will be introduced to various sport modules. The students will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as flag football, slo-pitch, floor hockey, handball and much more.

Strategic Games 9 (Term 2) – The Strategic Games Complimentary Course is an opportunity for you to learn aboutboard game design by playing different styles of modern board/card games. Students will experiment with different board game mechanics then design and build their very own prototype board/card game. Students will develop competencies in relation to leadership, positive social interactions, critical reflection and problem solving.

Volleyball 9 (Term 1) – The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an intermediate and advanced level of knowledge and skills in volleyball. As a result, the student will improve his/her general physical fitness and skill performance.

Grade 8 Complementary Courses

Aqua Sports 8 – In this option, the students will be introduced to various sport modules. The students will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as water polo, underwater hockey, diving, snorkeling, survival skills and much more. The Aqua-Fit staff will assess the swimming ability of the group and choose the appropriate activities to ensure safety and consistency for all students in the class. There will be a maximum $50.00 fee associated with this course.

Art 8 – Students will be taught basic skills related to shading, composition and color. Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums as well as paper. This course is project driven, with class time used to explore and complete assignments.

Construction & Design 8 -This course is designed for students with an interest in Woodworking and Ceramic design. Students will use a variety of tools, materials, and techniques to design and create individual projects.

Digital Photography 8 – Students will become familiar cameras and their options. Students will explore different aspects of photography and will also practice the art of doing picture critiques, in order to improve their own photographic skills. The final project will be putting together a photography portfolio demonstrating what they have learned.

Drama 8 – In Drama 8 we will work in partners and small groups to create scenes, play improvisation games and read scripts. Students will learn all of the technical terms for theatre and what it means to be a respectful audience member. It’s a great start if you need help getting up in front of a crowd to speak or do a presentation. No experience necessary, come out and enjoy the fun!

Ethics 8 – Students will build a base of knowledge regarding ethics, then reinforce by watching films, relating the ethical implications to your lives.

Food & Textiles 8 – This course is designed for students with an interest in Foods, Rug Hooking, Knit/Crochet, and Sewing. Students will select projects amongst these modules as well as other projects agreed upon with the teacher. Additional fees will apply for the sewing module.

Math Innovation 8 – This course focuses on the creative enrichment of individual and collaborative inductive and deductive reasoning skills by encouraging students to utilize prior mathematical knowledge.

Outdoor Education 8 – Outdoor Education is a CTF student-centered program designed to enhance the participant’s learning ability, self-confidence, and self-discipline. The Outdoor Education course is an adventure in excellence where individuals can challenge themselves mentally, physically, socially, emotionally and culturally. The students will learn to utilize the outdoors as a classroom and incorporate many skills to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

Soapstone Carving 8 – Students design and create (carve) small sculptures using soapstone (a metamorphic rock).

Wellness 8 – “The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.” In this class, students will discover different means of attaining their maximal wellness through the exploration of different topics such as the teenage brain, nutrition, “Mind Up”, balance, proper breathing, yoga, technology, stretching, art, journaling, music and many other body & brain activities that promote well-being.

 

Grade 7 Complementary Courses

Art 7 – Students will be taught basic skills related to shading, composition and color. Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums as well as paper. This course is project driven, with class time used to explore and complete assignments.

Active Living 7  – This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of individual and team physical activities that promote lifelong healthy, active living. This is an activity based course that will include a wide variety of activities including weight training, individual/team sports, aerobic activity, dance, stretching and fitness. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and safety and injury prevention. The goals are to create a desire for lifelong activities promoting healthy lifestyles, as well as participate in activities.

Coding 7 (Term 2) – Want to learn how to code but don’t know where to start? Coding is equal parts vocabulary, logic, and syntax. Coding may at first seem intimidating, but with practice, though, it’s easy to get comfortable with its terminology, concepts, and structure.

Computer Apps 101 7 – This introductory computer literacy course will promote the integration of technology tools into a student’s learning. Emphasis on the course will be on: EJELS network understanding, word processing skills, spreadsheet, basic programming, presentation tools, online safety and cyber-bullying.

Construction & Design 7 – This course is designed for students with an interest in Woodworking and Ceramic design. Students will use a variety of tools, materials, and techniques to design and create individual projects.

Drama 7 – In Drama 7 we will work in partners and small groups to create scenes, play improvisation games and read scripts. Students will learn all of the technical terms for theatre and what it means to be a respectful audience member. It’s a great start if you need help getting up in front of a crowd to speak or do a presentation. No experience necessary, come out and enjoy the fun!

Food & Textiles 7 – This course is designed for students with an interest in Foods, Rug Hooking, Knit/Crochet, and Sewing. Students will select projects amongst these modules as well as other projects agreed upon with the teacher. Additional fees will apply for the sewing module.

FSL 7 (French as a Second Language-Term 1 only) – During this 12 week course, students will improve their ability to communicate in French, both orally in written form. They will discuss and write about familiar topics, be able to correctly address and communicate with others, and learn about francophone cultures.

Soapstone Carving 7 – Students design and create (carve) small sculptures using soapstone (a metamorphic rock).

Sports Academy 7 (Terms 1 & 3 only) – Students have the opportunity to develop skills, strategy, and learn the rules and regulations of major school sports (volleyball, basketball, badminton, track & field).

Structures & Design 7 – Students will design and create projects using renewable resources. In the process, students will examine the importance of renewable resources in a sustainable environment.

Wellness 7 (Terms 2 & 3) – “The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.” In this class, students will discover different means of attaining their maximal wellness through the exploration of different topics such as the teenage brain, nutrition, “Mind Up”, balance, proper breathing, yoga, technology, stretching, art, journaling, music and many other body & brain activities that promote well-being.