Middle School Arts and PE Cycle Changes
Beginning January 4, our 6th graders will have the opportunity to learn a new art form! All students who began the year in Art will move to Glee; those in Glee will move to Guitar and those in Guitar will move to Art. On March 28, 6th graders will shift one last time so that everyone spends about a third of the year in each course. Also on January 4, 6th graders will begin a new PE cycle. Swimmers will move to the gym and a new group will start swimming. We will switch again on March 28 so that every 6th grader spends time in the pool! Our 7th and 8th graders can request a change in their art or music class but are not required to change. Request forms will be distributed to students to fill out in their Art, Glee or Guitar class the first week of January and students will indicate their first and second choices. We will do our best to give students their first choice but also need to maintain a numerical balance among the three courses. Preference will be given to 8th graders. This change will take place at the start of the new semester on February 1. Also beginning February 1, 7th and 8th graders who want swimming will also have that option. Preference will be given to students who have not yet had swimming.