Author Archives: Amy

MS Mythology (Ella Muelen)

Note: This class is open to middle school students only.

If you love stories, you will enjoy my class.  When I’m talking about stories, I’m not only talking about reading a book.  I’m talking about watching a movie, watching a TV show, listening to an audiobook, listening to a podcast and even good old fashioned human to human conversations.  These are all wonderful ways to enjoy a good story.  In my mythology class, we will explore stories from the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Norse people.  We will watch movies that tie into these myths.  We will then critique the story for accuracy.  We will research ancient myths and explore questions like: What makes a character a hero?  How is God defined in mythology?  The class will have a moderate amount of homework, but all of it will be manageable.  Please come and enjoy some fun myths with me.

History with Nigel (Nigel Fogelquist)

Do you enjoy learning things? What about things that have already happened? Would you take a class where you learn things about things that have already happened? If so, I have the class for you. In class, we will choose topics to research and discuss, no prior knowledge needed. Discussion is a great way to get a more in-depth understanding of history and I hope to be able to bring history to life through my class. So what are you waiting for? Put my class on your schedule right now!

 

1…2…3….Español!  (Mara (student) and Veronica (parent))

Are you ready to go on an adventure to learn a new language and experience new culture?

Come and join us! We are Mara and Veronica. We are native Spanish speakers and we would love to share our culture and language with you. 

The class will be tailored to your level and interests. You will learn basic Spanish conversation skills while exploring a new culture, through hands-on activities, games, music and more….

Los esperamos! 

 

Student Leadership Class (Amy and TSam)

Do you want to learn about who you are and how that impacts you as a leader in our community? Do you want to explore various leadership styles? Do you want to be a part of understanding how to create and support a culture of belonging at PSCS? Do you want to work on projects like creating a student government at PSCS and other community building activities? Then this is the place for you.

This class focuses on who you are as a leader, different strategies for leadership, different styles of leadership, working on various projects that are student driven, and really digging deep into what it means to be a school that cares about everyone feeling like they belong. Join us as we continue our journey in exploring all of these topics.

You did not have to be in this class Fall Term to join us in Winter Term. This class is open to all!

How to Teach a Class (Amy)

Hello! Are you a student who wants to lead a class? If so, prior to being able to teach, you need to complete this almost 100% asynchronous class delivered in ten modules that you can go through at your own pace. To help, a pacing guide and weekly email reminders are sent to keep you on track. Here is what the class covers:

Part One  – Exploration of Good Teaching and Learning About Yourself as a Teacher.

Part Two – Planning Your Class

Part Three – Pitching Your Class

Duolingo World Language Class (Amy)

Do you need a World Language class? Are you motivated to work asynchronously approximately 20 minutes a day during the week? Do you want to choose what language you learn? Then this is the class to take. Students can either select to use the program Duolingo or provide their own program (must be approved) to study a language over the course of ten weeks. Students are expected to work at least 20 minutes a day five days a week to earn credit for this course.

Midrange Frequency (Band) (Brandon)

If you are a current member of Midrange Frequency please sign up for this class. Thank you!

MishMash (Band) (Brandon)

Calling all students interested in being in a band. Do you want to add a little music to your life? Do you want to get to hang out with our amazing music teacher Brandon? This is the class for you. No experience required but you do need to have an instrument available that you want to learn how to play.

*New this term – this class is open to all students 6-12 not just middle school students.

Panthera Leo (Brandon)

If you are a current member of Panthera Leo please sign up for this class. Thank you!

Pizzly (Band) (Brandon)

If you are a current member of Pizzly please sign up for this class. Thank you!