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Geography of Asia (Sam) (BLOCK)

This is a block class.

Asia! One of the most complex regions on the planet earth. It is a beautiful place that holds so much ancient history, mystery, and fascination. This class will study an area of the world that we don’t always focus on. We will be on a virtual journey traveling to each country and discovering what awesome things each territory has to offer. Some will be familiar, but most will be brand new. Also, we will talk about how this continent’s exports benefit the world as a whole.


Newspaper (Sam)

Writing! One of the best ways to share ideas, thoughts, and current events. Wouldn’t it be great to have a school newspaper in the form of an online blog? Let’s make our dreams into reality and create the school’s very first online newspaper. We can share our daily happening on campus and beyond. This will help our community (and beyond) hear a little more about what makes PSCS a great place to be!


Poetry II (Sam)

Creative thought expressed through the written word. In this class, we will experiment, play with words, ideas and the devices people use to make poems. Let’s explore how poetry impacts our society both in America and abroad through different styles, subject matters and how poems shape our lives as a whole.

Electronic Music Collective (Sam & Shane)

An exploration of composition, production, and keyboard musicianship through the use of electronic musical instruments, computers, and a variety of compositional, production, and instructional software. Students develop increased fluency in note-reading, ear-training, listening, keyboarding, and music vocabulary.

(Teacher approved)

Please have a computer and headphones.


Required texts/materials: You need to have a computer that can run specific music software. Also you must have you own headphones. Students will be responsible for obtaining their own texts/materials. Materials should be procured by: 4/15/19 The first day of Spring Term

First Peoples (Sam)

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

When we hear about the start of this awesome place, it always begins with the landing on the East Coast. We all know by now that much more was going on way before then. This class will talk about the many people groups and tribes that were a part of the these great United States before the invasion of British settlers. We will be learning about groups that lived in many regions and how they survived and thrived while doing some amazing things. Also, we will learn about the similarities that we come across in our state that reflect Native cultures, practices, and ideas.


Just Write (Sam) (BLOCK)

This is a block class.

This class is what the title says, Just Write. I want us to gather and work on building up our writing skills in a relaxed way. I find that just taking the time to write and process thoughts and ideas helps us to stay connected to the great skill of writing. We will have time to free write (journal), work on specific projects, blog and even the chance to do collaborative work. If you’re looking to get more into writing or take the time to just write more, this is the class for you!



Psychology (Sam)

Psychology is a beginning study of the subject of psychology. We will analyze the behaviors and mental processes of human beings and animals. Students will be processing psychological facts, principles, and phenomena. Some of the topics we will cover are principles of learning, types of personality, understanding human behavior, patterns of behavior, emotional and behavioral adjustments, group influences, and psychology and society.


Washington State History (Sam)

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

Washington my home

Wherever I may roam

You are my land

My native land

Washington my home

Your verdant forests green

Caressed by silvery streams

With nests of pines and brandied wines

Washington my home

Come join me as we learn about the beauty and versatile land we call Washington State. This class is for those who are wanting to know all about the history, culture, and geography of what people call one of the most beautiful states in the US! We will look at maps, timelines, stories, interesting facts and activities that will help us to become more familiar with this great place we call home.

Art & Aesthetics (Sam)

This is a mega class.

One of the many forms of expression, Art, is expressed in so many mediums. In this class, I want to explore the idea of what makes something Art. How do we look at different pieces and express the deeper meaning behind them? Let get into great conversations about the things we experience and do some creating of our own.