Grade 8

At MPS we use MyCBE / PowerSchool as a tool for parents to see what is going on with their children while at school. MyCBE / PowerSchool allows parents to access demographic information, attendance, student’s assessments (the teachers’ record book of assignments and grades), report cards, and allows for course requests each year. To access this information, parents need to log in to their MyCBE / PowerSchool account (where you pay school fees and for field trips) and select their student.

You will find a link on the left-hand side of the screen that says Class Registration when you click on this link you will be given further instructions on how to submit your students’ course request for next year.

Grade 8 Complimentary Program Overview

*For the 2020 - 2021 school year all students will take all courses.

CTF Tech 8

This intermediate course will begin with a brief look into basic computer skills including file storage and retrieval as well as email usage and developing a basic proficiency with Microsoft Word.  The remainder of this class will focus on developing skills in graphical manipulation using Adobe Photoshop.

Drama 8

In drama students are asked to be the creator, performer and critic of theatrical work.  They will be creating characters and plot lines while working on such skills as vocal clarity and body control.  After the rehearsal process has completed they will perform their work for the class and work to identify and learn from the skills being presented by others.

Art 8

Art offers students the opportunity to create visual art using media that ensures safety in the studio setting.  Students can look forward to drawing projects that involve drawing what they see combined with artistic impressions.  Project work will culminate with students critiquing their work to share their ideas regarding what they like best about their artwork and any possible improvements they might be able to identify.

Music 8

There are many fascinating components required to create great music.  This course will include the chance to discover a variety of music appreciation topics as well as the opportunity to develop percussion performance skills.  All great bands: rock, pop, country, garage and symphonic have AWESOME DRUMMERS!  In this class, we will learn snare drum, drum-kit and auxiliary percussion techniques. This course is designed to let students work at their own level.  No previous music experience necessary.  For those students who have some previous background in music, we can work with more advanced topics and techniques.

Construction/CTF Multi-cluster 8

Construction: Students will learn safety and the proper use of tools and machinery to construct small projects. These small projects will help students develop the skills necessary to become successful in the final portion of the program.  The final portion of the program will require students to design, create, articulate and appraise projects.  Grade eight students focus on simple or complex machines that may include the construction of catapults, onagers or trebuchets. 

CTF Multi-cluster: In this introductory course students will identify and explore their interests and passions, and begin thinking about their futures.  Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) is a curriculum designed around occupation areas.  The CTF Multi-cluster course provides students with the opportunity for meaningful and authentic exploration of various occupational areas. Possible topics include: personal attributes and passions, jobs of the future, entrepreneurship, required post-secondary education, costs/benefits of jobs, and other student-driven topics.

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