Black Gold Regional Division No. 18
École J.E. Lapointe School
780-929-5977

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.

Coding/Robotics 9 – 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 it’s easy to get comfortable with its terminology, concepts, and structure.  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.

Construction & Design 9 – 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 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.

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.

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.

Spanish – This course is designed to introduce students to an alternative second language and to provide them with fundamental reading, writing and speaking skills to form the foundation for communicating in Spanish.

 Sport Academy 9 – 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.

Grade 8 Complementary Courses

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!

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.

Pinterest 8 – Students will work through a range of projects individually and in groups that they have identified as being something of interest. Whether it is learning to French braid hair or making an up-cycled gift. This class is designed to help you start (and finish!) some of the goals you’ve set out for yourself. *Additional costs and material pick up required by students depending on projects chosen*

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.

Coding/Digital Citizenship 7 – 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 it’s easy to get comfortable with its terminology, concepts, and structure.  Digital Citizenship will involve demonstrating and practicing safe, responsible, and legal use of technology.

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.

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.

 Sports Academy 7 – 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.

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