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7th Grade Electives

7th Graders take 7 classes. Some are Required classes and some are Elective classes. You get to pick 4 semesters of electives! Year classes take up 2 semesters. You also need to pick 4 semesters of "Alternates" in case the classes you want are full.

Scroll through the page to see the Elective class descriptions and videos of the teachers explaining their classes.You will register in student portal. 7th Grade Form

7th Grade Registration Pic

Need more room for electives?

7th graders can opt out of half a year of CCA and/or P.E. to get more room in your schedule. Weber Online let's you take required classes online! You can either choose a MAGNET course that includes a LIVE class each week, or a FLEX course that let's you go at your own pace. Talk to your counselor for more information.

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FINE ARTS

Jr. Art 1: Semester, Grade 7-9 ($20 Fee)

This class teaches you how to draw! We will learn and practice observation, proportion, shading, and perspective. We will learn to use a variety of materials such as drawing pencils, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, paints, and watercolors. Note for 9th graders: This class will earn you elective credit, but not a fine arts credit. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

2D Art 2 (Drawing): Semester, Grade 7-9 ($20 Fee)

This class explores fun two-dimensional art materials such as scratchboard, acrylic paint, and digital photography and editing. We will build on the drawing skills learned in Art 1 to create more advanced and finished works of art.  Prerequisite: Art 1. Repeatable for credit. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

Art 1 and Art 2

Drama 1: Semester, Grade 7-9 ($15 Fee)

In Drama 1 you will learn to act!  You will explore performance and theater, read plays, and see a musical. Some of the activities include: filming a newscast with a GREEN SCREEN, creating stuffed animal skits, learning and applying bruise and cut make-up, acting, playwriting.  Students gain the ability to use their imagination, speak loud and clear in front of others, and learn to use your body to tell a story. You will gain skills to combat “stage fright.” This course is a prerequisite for Drama 2, and Musical Theater. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

Drama 2 (School Play): Semester, Grade 7-9 ($15 Fee)

In Drama 2 we rehearse and prepare the after school play. The school play is different every year, but it is performed in the Black Box Theatre (Drama Room). Most of the rehearsals are in class, but there might be some after school rehearsals the week before the play. This class IS NOT the musical. Prerequisite: Drama 1. Repeatable for credit. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

Musical Theater: Year, Grade 7-9 ($15 Fee)

Audition & Teacher Approval Required. In Musical Theater students are cast in the school musical. The musical is rehearsed in class only with 4 evening performances. The class is co-taught by Mrs. Broberg and Mrs. Stone. The musical for the 2022-2023 school year will be Shrek Jr. To take this class, you must have taken or be registered for Drama 1 or Men’s/Women’s Choir. Prerequisite: Drama 1, or Men’s/Women’s Choir. Repeatable for credit. To audition email Mrs. Broberg. Class not listed in MyWeber. 

Musical Performance Dates Are: April 25-28, 2023

Drama 1, Drama 2, and Musical Theater

Women's Choir: Semester, Grade 7-9 ($20 Fee)

In WOMEN’S CHOIR you will learn the basics of good singing and music reading! You will explore and begin to understand how music works and how your voice is a unique and beautiful instrument. Some of the activities include: Rhythm reading and creation, note reading, singing melodies and harmonies as a group, solo opportunities, music listening, and a quarterly choir  performance.  Students gain the ability to: create music, read music, sing confidently in front of others, and gain an appreciation for music in our culture and society. This class is a great confidence builder! This course is a prerequisite for Spartan Choir, and Spartones, and Musical Theater. Repeatable for credit. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

Men's Choir: Semester, Grade 7-9 ($20 Fee)

In MEN’S CHOIR you will learn the basics of good singing and music reading! You will explore and begin to understand how music works and how your voice is a unique and amazing instrument. Some of the activities include: Rhythm reading and creation, note reading, singing melodies and harmonies as a group, solo opportunities, beat boxing basics, music listening, and a quarterly choir performance.  Students gain the ability to: create music, read music, sing confidently in front of others, and gain an appreciation for music in our culture and society. This class is a great confidence builder! This course is a prerequisite for Spartones, and Musical Theater. Repeatable for credit. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

Women's and Men's Choir

Beginning Woodwinds : Year, Grade 7-9 ($20 Fee)

No music experience required. Instruments taught: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, bari saxophone. Students who wish to play the saxophone will start on the clarinet and then switch to the saxophone. All students will learn how to read music and play their instruments with good tone and musicality. Classroom activities will include playing, music reading, music writing, etc. Students will gain the ability to play, read, create, and perform. This group will perform in four concerts during the school year. Field trips are a part of this class. Instruments available for rent from the school. Band and Orchestra Website. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

Beginning Brass : Year, Grade 7-9 ($20 Fee)

Instruments taught: trumpet, French Horn,  trombone, baritone, and tuba. Students who wish to play the French horn will start on the trumpet and then switch to the French Horn. All students will learn how to read music and play their instruments with good tone and musicality. Classroom activities will include playing, music reading, music writing, etc. Students will gain the ability to play, read, create, and perform. This group will perform in four concerts during the school year. Field trips are a part of this class. Instruments available for rent from the school. Band and Orchestra Website. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

Beginning Percussion : Year, Grade 7-9 ($20 Fee)

No music experience required. Instruments taught: snare drum, mallet percussion (marimba, xylophone, bells, vibraphone), bass drum, timpani, hand drums, and all small percussion instruments. All students will learn how to read music and play their instruments with good tone and musicality. Classroom activities will include playing, music reading, music writing, etc. Students will gain the ability to play, read, create, and perform. This group will perform in four concerts during the school year. Field trips are a part of this class. Instruments available for rent from the school. Band and Orchestra Website. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

Beginning Orchestra : Year, Grade 7-9 ($20 Fee)

No music experience required. Instruments taught: violin, viola, cello, bass. All students will learn how to read music and play their instruments with good tone and musicality. Classroom activities will include playing, music reading, music writing, etc. Students will gain the ability to play, read, create, and perform. This group will perform in four concerts during the school year. Field trips are a part of this class. Instruments available for rent from the school. Band and Orchestra Website. Listed in MyWeber in the Fine Arts Category.

Advanced Orchestra : Year, Grade 7-9 ($20 Fee)

7th grade students may audition for placement in the advanced classes.

CTE

Gateway DM-ST (Engineering Design and Modeling): Semester, Grade 7-8 ($10 Fee)

This class is geared towards becoming an engineer and learning the basics of design and its process. Students will learn to take their ideas and put them on paper and then model them on a computer which can then be 3D printed. CO2 cars will be designed and built in the shop and then tested and raced on our racetrack. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about nanotechnology and how science is a part of engineering. Listed in MyWeber in the Trade & Industry Category.

Gateway AR-ME (Robotics and Electrons): Semester, Grade 7-8 ($10 Fee)

This is a hands-on class where students have the opportunity to build mechanisms and robotic parts using VEX equipment. Students will use electronic components and learn to code their robots and mechanisms. Building RC Cars and racing them is a big part of the class. Students  will program the RC Cars and drones to go through obstacles courses to learn the principles of automation.  For the electronics session students will learn how electricity works and will work with snap circuit kits to learn the basics of electronics. Listed in MyWeber in the Trade & Industry Category.

Gateway: Robotics, and Design and Modeling

Foreign Language Classes

Spanish 1: Year, Grade 7-9

This course is an exploration of Spanish. Basic vocabulary and phrases that include greetings, farewells, numbers, alphabet, activities, descriptions, school, weather, and family will be covered. The Hispanic culture will also be introduced. This course CANNOT be repeated. If you took Spanish 1 in 7th or 8th grade you should register for Spanish 2. Listed in MyWeber in the Foreign Language Category.

Spanish 1-3

German 1: Year, Grade 7-9

This course focuses on understanding and speaking basic German with an introduction to the culture of people living in German-speaking countries.  Language topics include:  Introductions and greetings, description of people and your personal surroundings, time, school, geography of German-speaking countries, weather and food.  This class is very interactive.  Students that participate will be prepared to take German 2. Listed in MyWeber in the Foreign Language Category.

German 1

Dual Language 3 Honors: Year, Grade 7

This class is only offered for the students who have participated in the immersion program through elementary. This class will build on the knowledge gained from the student’s experience in the immersion program. Listed in MyWeber in the Foreign Language Category.

DLI Chinese Culture and Media : Year, Grade 7-8

This course builds skills in cultural-linguistic competencies necessary for successful communication with native speakers (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Students utilize media and authentic texts to learn about the diverse cultural products, practices and perspectives of the Chinese-speaking world. This class is only offered for the students that have been involved in the immersion program. Listed in MyWeber in the Foreign Language Category.

Chinese Immersion

Additional Classes

Some additional classes taught here at South Ogden Junior High Include:

  • Reading Skills, Semester Listed in MyWeber in the English Category

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