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6th Grade Music/Physical Education

Sixth grade students have PE and Music twice a week. Students must choose between Band, Orchestra, or Choir. Those who wish to play an instrument are encouraged to continue with the instrument they played in 5th grade. Those who wish to sing are encouraged to take Choir. All music classes meet twice a week. Students who have no experience playing a woodwind or brass instrument may choose band. Beginning students will be accommodated with small group instruction during the first weeks of school. In all three music classes, sixth grade students develop performance skills. Instruction focuses on building a strong musical foundation, reading music, developing tone, technique, and artistic skills. Students perform several times a year in evening concerts. Students in all music classes will be assessed on their musical growth throughout the year. They will be expected to demonstrate their skills through playing and singing tests, progress checks, and performance preparedness. In PE, the students are exposed to a wide variety of activities with the focus being on fitness and skill development.

7th Grade Physical Education

The unique contribution of physical education to each individual’s total education progress is that of developing an appreciation for one’s own physical fitness, as well as creating an interest in and an enjoyment of physical activities for lifelong recreational purposes. Students will learn the importance of positive sportsmanship and cooperation, including respect for one another. Students will be provided an introductory exposure to a wide variety of activities, including team sports, individual and dual sports, and aquatics. Seventh grade is also the year students participate in the California State Physical Fitness Testing.

8th Grade Physical Education

The unique contribution of physical education to each individual’s total education progress is that of developing an appreciation for one’s own physical fitness, as well as creating an interest in and an enjoyment of physical activities for lifelong recreational purposes. Students will learn the importance of positive sportsmanship and cooperation, including respect for one another. Students will be provided an introductory exposure to a wide variety of activities, including team sports, individual and dual sports, and aquatics.