Pre-Registration

Pre-REGISTRATION

 

7TH GRADE PRE-REGISTRATION

Your child will begin the registration process at his/her elementary school.  The teachers and staff at the elementary level have been most helpful in evaluating, recommending academic levels for each student so that they will be placed in a program that will best help them receive a quality education.

 

The academic program of Waianae Intermediate reflects the educational objectives and policies of the Department of Education.  Every 7th grader must be enrolled in the following basic program:

 

           

  • 1 year of Mathematics Application I
  • 1 year of English Language Arts
  • 1 year of 7th grade Social Studies (Hawaiian Monarchy & Pacific Island Studies)
  • 1 year Personal Development/Guidance
  • 1 year of Life Science
  • 1 year of Elective/s

 

 

 

All students have equal access to courses, programs and services of this school without regard to sex.

 

The basic program of a 7th grader does not allow for a lot of student electives, but we feel that students need to have a firm foundation to build upon.  They will have more choices as an 8th grader after completing a structured 7th grade year.

 

 

ELECTIVES AVAILABLE TO 7TH GRADERS
 

BEGIN BAND        

Students taking 7th grade band will learn a basic foundation of music through the use of an instrument.  After watching demonstrations and/or films, each student will select an instrument.  Basic note reading, rhythms, and tonal conceptions will be taught through the use of a method book. All students are required to PURCHASE mouth pieces/drumsticks depending on the instrument selected. Students will take periodic playing tests on their instruments throughout the year. Students passing selected numbers will perform for the Annual Spring Concert.  All students must pass the final playing examination if they are to continue the following year. (YEAR)

 

BEGINING CHORUS           

For students who would like to sing and perform.  Emphasis is placed on correct production, breath support and control, singing many types and arrangements of song, and experience in choral performance.  The chorus will perform several programs during the school year, and special rehearsals will be required.  All students are required to PURCHASE a uniform shirt for performances. (YEAR)

 

TECH ED         

This course is designed to address the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards for Career and Technical Education through the study of industry and technology. Learning experiences involve activities in one or more of the following systems of technology: communication, construction, manufacturing, transportation, and biotechnology and provide opportunity for creativity, problem solving, and cooperative/collaborative learning. (SEMESTER)

 

MUSIC PROD          

Using technology, students will taught how to produce and record music using Apple’s standard recording software Garageband. With our program’s professional recording studio students will have the experience of not only recording their original songs, but also being at the helm of the controls with the multiple audio interfaces used in the class.  Advance students will have the opportunity to create and produce music videos of their original music and teacher selected artist. (YEAR)

 

EXPLORE MEDIA      

This is an exploratory course designed to allow intermediate/middle grade students to experiment with a variety of media in communicating messages for various purposes and to  evaluate their products. The course gives them opportunities to examine the nature and impact of various media on their lives. Media such as film or video production, television and radio broadcasting, desktop publishing, computer programming and graphics, interactive video, and photography can be featured. (YEAR)

 

INTRO. ART    

This is a one-semester introductory course providing students with opportunities to imaginatively create artwork through a limited scope of media and techniques. Activities include experiences in art production and art appreciation, which lead to aesthetic sensitivity and an understanding of the interrelationships of diverse cultures as well as the personal search for meaning. (SEMESTER)

 

TEEN HEALTH     

Students will be introduced to the Seven Health RISK Content Areas, which are also viewed as Seven Hidden Traps placing their health and also the health of others in danger.  Students are made aware and taught the skills for equipping their life with proper knowledge to give them power to make healthier choices through the skills of understanding how to use the Seven Health Standards as a way to keep them from falling into these “destructive” traps. (SEMESTER)

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  

The secondary Physical Education program is organized around course study by semester.  Middle schools (grades 6-8) offer courses that allow all students to meet the grades 6 to 8 cluster benchmarks. The intermediate or middle level Physical Education courses emphasize the application of a variety of movement forms (locomotor, non-locomotor,  manipulatives) in a wide range of adapted and modified games and sport activities. Physical Education provides opportunities to apply combinations of movement forms starting at a basic level and working towards more complex and changing situations. (SEMESTER)

 

SEWING       

This is a multidisciplinary course designed to help students develop communication, group process, and facilitative leadership skills and knowledge of parliamentary procedure. Student leaders develop and apply techniques of leading, planning, organizing, conducting, and  evaluating, including problem-solving and critical thinking. (SEMESTER)

 

AVID             

AVID is a college-readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college.  The program places emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading. (SEMESTER)

 

GRAPHIC ARTS     

The Graphic Arts is a class that explores graphic communication through the understanding of the elements and principles of design.  All students will be able to learn the design process and utilize programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite programs.  Some of the projects that the students will work on are; T-shirts design, posters, and create an online portfolio (SEMESTER)

 

8TH GRADE REQUIREMENTS AND ELECTIVES

This is for your information:

Every 8th grader should be enrolled in the following basic program:

 

  • 1 year of Mathematics
  • 1 year of English Language Arts
  • 1 year of Social Studies
  • 1 year of Science
  • 1 year of Elective/s

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS/PARENTS  
A. Have your parents help you fill out the 8th-grade Registration form online.  Look through the elective sheets and list the electives you want.
 
B. Please rank your electives with 1 being your 1st choice, 2 being your 2nd choice, 3 being your 3rd choice, etc.  Fill in at least five choices in case your schedule conflicts with your first four choices.  Most students will get their first and second choice if instructions were followed.
 
C. If you do not complete a registration form, the Registrar will select your electives for you.
 

D. Choose your electives carefully now.  Class changes will be allowed during the first two weeks of school.

 

ELECTIVES AVAILABLE FOR 8TH GRADERS

 

INTER. BAND    

Increased knowledge of performance techniques on instruments.  Increased marching activity for the first band semester; more reading exercises in preparation for high school band. (A year course open only to those who had beginning band and have been selected by the band instructor).  (YEAR)

 

MUSIC      

Using technology, students will taught how to produce and record music using Apple’s standard recording PROD. software Garageband. With our program’s professional recording studio students will have the experience of not only recording their original songs, but also being at the helm of the controls with the multiple audio interfaces used in the class.  Advance students will have the opportunity to create and produce music videos of their original music and teacher selected artist. (YEAR)

 

INTER. CHORUS     

Only for students who would like to sing and perform.  Emphasis is placed on correct vocal production, breath support and control, singing many types and arrangements of song, and experience in choral performance. The chorus will perform several programs during the school year and special rehearsals will be required.  All students are required to PURCHASE a uniform shirt for performances.   (YEAR)

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION        

This semester course (fulfilling the semester requirement as well as an elective) will cover a variety of sports and games such as cage ball, volleyball, archery, recreational sports (i.e., steal-the-bacon, stickball, long-base soccer, ping-pong) stunts and tumbling.  (SEMESTER)

 

TECH ED II      

Students enrolled in our Introduction to Technology Education class will be utilizing the Engineering Design Process to assist them with creating projects for class competitions.  Students will be held to very high behavior and academic expectations in this hands-on class/workshop.  Students will be required to utilize problem solving, troubleshooting, and critical thinking skills as well.  Projects and competitions may include: The Mo’ Betah’ Biggah’ Supah’ Clip, Mouse Trap Powered Vehicle, Build a Bettah’ Bridge, Tabletop Medieval Trebuchet, and so on... (SEMESTER)

 

 

TEEN  HEALTH       

Students will be introduced to the Seven Health RISK Content Areas, which are also viewed as Seven Hidden Traps placing their health and also the health of others in danger.  Students are made aware and taught the skills for equipping their life with proper knowledge to give them power to make healthier choices through the skills of understanding how to use the Seven Health Standards as a way to keep them from falling into these “destructive” traps. (SEMESTER)

 

                    

SEWING      

Students will focus on developing a positive self-concept by using effective communication skills in peer and family relationships.  Instructional activities may include:  applying effective decision-making and management skills in the consumer market, demonstrating proper clothing care and construction, and exploring a variety of career pathways. Projects include individual and community services items. (SEMESTER)

 

INTRO ART/DESIGN          

Is the expression of human creativity and imagination, usually in a visual form such as painting, drawing, sculpture and performance art. Unleash your inner artist and learn how to creatively express yourself through art in this class! Art I and Art II will center on teaching you the basics of drawing, painting, sculpture and performance art and will build your understanding of how to view and evaluate art effectively. We will also work on community projects and contests that showcase our talents as the artistic community of Wai'anae! (SEMESTER)

 

EXPLORE MEDIA    

Explorations in Media Production is an elective introductory course which focuses on the three components: pre-production, production and post-production. Pre-production consists of planning for a project: brainstorming, research and creating a shot list or storyboard. Production involves the actual filming of video clips.  Post-production is the process of editing a video project. Students in this class run a live daily morning bulletin broadcast and must be willing to appear live on closed circuit television. Students will also create videos for the school, video contests and for PBS Hawaii's Hiki Nō program.  Media students must be self-directed, be able to work with others and also be complex thinkers.  Students should also have a strong desire to produce quality work which means re-doing work until it is of professional quality. By the end of the course, students will be able to: Learn the fundamentals of Basic Shots, Camera Angles and Composition Technique, Learn the production process such as scripting, filming and editing, Familiarize the use of various cameras, Create and construct a video including text, graphics, and sound, Learn individual and group dynamics and problem solving skills, Learn to meet deadlines. (YEAR)

                    

AVID           

AVID is a college-readiness program designed to help students develop the skill they need to be successful in college.  The program places emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading. (YEAR)

 

GRAPHIC ARTS  

The Graphic Arts is a class that explores graphic communication through the understanding of the elements and principals of design.  All students will be able to learn the design process and utilize programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite programs.  Some of the projects that the students will work on are; T-shirts design, posters, and create an online portfolio. (SEMESTER)