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    6th Grade Registration

    Step #1: TO GET STARTED use the DECISION MATRIX below, and decide which Student you are

    6th grade decision matrix. see text on page for more details.

    1. ARE YOU ATTENDING WHITMAN in 2020-21 School year?
      No: Please email jabrown1@seattleschools.org
      Yes: proceed to step 2

    2. Which STUDENT ARE YOU? Music or no music?

    MUSIC:

    1. Select
      • 1 Art OR 1 Tech and
      • 2 Alternatives 
    2. HIT SUBMIT YOU’RE DONE

    NO MUSIC:

    1. Select:
      • 2 Art + 1 Tech (3 Total) OR 1 Art + 2 Tech (3 Total) and
      • 2 Alternatives 
    2. HIT SUBMIT YOU’RE DONE

    Step #2: START the online elective preference selection process

    1. Log in to your student source account https://ps.seattleschools.org/public/
      Set your browser window to full screen for best results. (parent/guardian account is view only).
    2. Click Class Registration on the left side of the screen.
    3. Click the pencil icon next to the category to see the courses available in that category.
    4. To select the course, click the checkbox (left side of course name) or directly on the course. When you have selected all the courses required in that category, click Okay to save your selection. Click Cancel to leave the page and make no selection.
    5. Once you are certain all your selections are correct, click Submit at the bottom of the page to save your selections.
    6. Once you submit, a new screen will open showing all your courses. Make sure all your courses are correct. If you notice any issues, simply click Class Registration again and make changes.
    7. Selections can be revised at any time during the open window for Online Registration (through DATE?). Once that window closes, any changes will need to be made by email to the Registrar at jabrown1@seattleschools.org

    6th Grade Elective Course Descriptions

    Welcome incoming Whitman Wildcats! We are so excited that you are joining the Wildcat family! Listed below are the elective course descriptions. Please go to the online registration tool in the Source to make your selections. Note: preferences are never guaranteed, but we do our best to honor all requests.

    6th Band - This course is for 6th grade students, both beginning students and students with prior musical experience. Students will learn and improve technique on their instruments. They will learn to read and interpret sheet music correctly. They will also learn to play as an ensemble, follow a conductor, and learn several exciting, diverse pieces of music. Band instruments are flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, tuba, and percussion. Piano and guitar are not in band, however, students with that experience are welcome to learn a band instrument to participate. This is a yearlong course

    6th Orchestra - This course is for 6th grade students, both beginning students and students with prior musical experience. Students will learn and improve technique on their instruments. They will learn to read and interpret sheet music correctly. They will also learn to play as an ensemble, follow a conductor, and learn several exciting, diverse pieces of music. Orchestra instruments are violin, viola, cello, and acoustic bass. Piano and guitar are not in orchestra, however, students with that experience are welcome to learn an orchestra instrument to participate. This is a yearlong course

    Visual Art - Join us as we create art while exploring and experimenting with drawing, painting,
    sculpture, and more. Reflect on, express, and celebrate your unique ideas, feelings, and moods, while
    learning about the elements of art and principles of design. This is a one semester course.

    Ceramics - is a studio-based course and provides exploration and experience in the elements (line, shape, form, value, color, texture, space) and principles (unity, variety, contrast, movement, proportion, balance, rhythm) of art and design. Students will be exposed to various artistic techniques and styles throughout history. Students will be expected to participate in studio management including care of materials, tools, and equipment. This is a one semester course.

    Television Production - This media class introduces students to the fundamentals of video production. Using state of the art equipment, students learn to perform basic camera shots, storyboarding and editing techniques, as well as an introduction to animation and music composition using GarageBand. This is a one semester course.

    Intro to Leadership - Students will learn the qualities of being a leader and will participate in activities that allow them to practice these qualities and skills. These activities and skills include but are not limited to:
    assisting/supporting Whitman events, communication skills such as public speaking and presenting ideas, and public relations/advertising. This course will be supported with lessons from our leadership curriculum. This is a prerequisite course for Advanced Leadership. This is a one semester course.

    Physical Education This course is a general physical education offering designed to teach the Five for Life curriculum through various fitness activities, games, and sports (individual & team) and other learning activities. This is a required one semester course.

    Health Education – Students in this class will explore the physical, social and emotional changes that occur during their current stage of development. Students will also take lessons on nutrition, exercise, relaxation, drug and alcohol abuse, and recreational safety. Finally, students will receive some training in first aid and CPR. This is a required one semester course.