Category Archives: Elective

Dungeons and Dragons (Taig/Quinn)

Have you ever wanted to slay a demon or god? Well sorry I can’t make that happen but I will be facilitating Dungeons and Dragons where you can pretend to! Wow, so cool right! New and experienced players are welcome, plus I will be helping everyone along so don’t worry. I will be the DM or Dungeon Master. We will choose the setting and the theme together and I will help you create characters. I will have all the resources you need except a pencil and a notebook or you can bring your laptop.

Take this class if you want to roleplay or just chill and play a fun game at school. We will take turns bringing snacks to the sessions. This is a collaborative game and we will make decisions together but I will ultimately have the final say on most things.


Minimum of 3, max of 8 people in the class. Mature themes. This class will be co-facilitated by Brandon!

Old School Film Class (Dan Gillmore)

Let’s watch old school horror and suspense films (think Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, Black Cat, etc) and then discuss them.

We may pepper in some other classic films that will help get you started on your path to understanding film critique, theory, and production.

We’ll watch part of the film each class, then finish it the next class, followed by discussion. You won’t need to do outside work, but you will likely want to take notes.

Twilight Zone

It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

In this class, we will watch a selection of Rod Serling’s classic exploration into speculative stories, discuss the themes and if the show is still relevant today.

Reading short stories may be a part of the course work, each story taking about an hour to read per week.

2023 PSCS Yearbook (Yearlong) (Sieglinde)

Hope to work with a motivated group of 5-10 students who want to spend time this year learning how work together as a team, to collect photos and create a repository, and then, ultimately in Spring Term, pull it all together into a book. I’ll work with you on using the Adobe Suite, taking photos, and creating a school yearbook that represents all of us, captures our memories, and has a cohesive feel. We’ll start off slow in Fall Term (CID Guidebook?!), move into more work in Winter, then we’ll need everyone to get real busy in Spring.

We’ll need

1-2 editors

2-3 Photographers

2-3 Layout Managers

Cut It Out! (Scobie)

MakerMade M2 CNC KitMakerMade M2 CNC Kit
Who wants to be on a small team (6 students max)  who help develop, install, and learn about the new computer-controlled plywood-cutting robot I’ve ordered for the shop?  This class will include:

  • Unboxing a kit that lets us build and install a CNC router capable of cutting any shape into a plywood or other panel up to 4 x 8 feet!
  • Designing a way to install this tool and cutting rack onto the east wall of the shop
  • Testing and calibrating the machine
  • Setting up a dust collection system for the machine
  • Practicing digital drawing and design in Sketchup in order to develop the skills to design projects for the machine
  • Learning the software that drives the tool path, and how to convert technical design drawings to tool paths.
  • Developing helpful videos for teaching others to use the cutter
  • Trying out early projects
  • And, more important than any of these things: naming the machine! :-).

Shop Life (Scobie)

If you like making things, fixing things,  and  being competent with tools, you should always take as much Shop Life as you can possibly get your hands on! Here’s what we’ll be doing:

  1. Learning about tools and the skills to use them effectively and safely.
  2. Working on improving, organizing, stocking, and cleaning our ever-developing shop.
  3. Contributing to the school and our larger community with fixes, furniture, and projects.
  4. Completing projects that result in gifts you can give to yourself or others.