Elective / Exploratory Courses

BAND
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
All students may participate in Band. 15 minutes or more of daily practice outside of school is expected to keep up with the pace of the class. Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone & Mallets are the various instruments offered in Band.

 

ORCHESTRA & STRINGS
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
All students may participate in Strings. 15 minutes or more of daily practice outside of school is expected to keep up with the pace of the class. Violin, Viola, Cello & String Bass are the various instruments offered in Orchestra / Strings.

 

GENERAL MUSIC
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
All students may participate in Music. Any student not choosing an instrument will continue to receive instruction in general music.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE)
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
Students participate in both traditional and non-traditional sports and fitness programs with an emphasis on increasing personal fitness levels, athletic skills, and health concepts.

 

ART
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
Students will focus on the elements of art: line, texture, color, form, and shape. From these, they will develop creative thinking skills across the curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on two and three-dimensional drawing skills, cutting, pasting, folding, sketching, printmaking, and clay construction.

 

STUDY SKILLS
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
The student is in his/her homeroom for Study Skills. During study skills time, the student is doing homework and/or getting assistance with any questions they might have from the lesson plan for the day.

 

TOASTMASTERS
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
All students in 6th, 7th & 8th grade will participate in this enriching program which will be offered through the humanities classes in these grade levels. It will be a weekly class which runs for 9 weeks, culminating in a “Speak-Off”, to which parents are invited. This program enhances public speaking skills and self-esteem in students. A Toastmasters representative is in charge of the program at Cheyenne.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE
7th & 8th Grade
All middle school students are required to participate in (4) hours of community service each semester. This may include projects both in and out of Cheyenne. Parents are required to sign off on students’ participation.