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SCAPPOOSE HIGH SCHOOL 33700 SE High School Way Scappoose, Oregon 97056 www.scappoose.k12.or.us
MJ Term Survey Course Catalog 2016-2017
Scappoose High School is excited to offer MJ Term during the month of May and
June. The term will be 18 school days long and allow students to participate in 3
classes per day. Each class will be approximately 105 minutes long.
The purpose of The MJ Term Survey is to expose students and parents to all the
courses SHS staff have proposed. The SHS counseling department will use the
survey results to narrow the focus of classes that will actually be offered when
students forecast for MJ Term classes on May 3, 2017.
Please review the MJ Term Survey Course Catalog. The guide can be found on
the SHS webpage (http://shs.scappoose.k12.or.us/index.html), the SHS Counsel-
ing Website (www.scappoosehighschoolcounseling.weebly.com), and the SHS
Facebook page. Students that do not have access to the electronic version of the
course guide online will be provided with a paper copy.
Please read all course descriptions carefully! There are over 70 amazing classes
that have been proposed. Please note any course fees or prerequisites listed.
The attached MJ Term Survey is an exact copy of the electronic survey students
will take on Monday, March 6th. Please complete the attached survey, so the
electronic survey will only take a few moments.
The courses that students choose on the MJ Term Survey will NOT be used
for placement into a class. This information is used solely by the SHS coun-
seling department to determine which classes will be offered to students dur-
ing forecasting in May.
AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH
MUSICAL FILM (1955-Current)
This class covers the late 1950's through the Obama
era. Historic events and cultural trends covered via mu-
sicals will include "Grease (late 50s),
Hairspray (1962-63), Across the Universe (1963-
69), Dreamgirls (1963-late 70s), Hair (1968-69),
Company (early 1970s),The Wiz (African-
Americans in the 1970s), clips from Cant Stop the
Music, Xanadu (early 1980s), the rise of music vid-
eos (Michael Jackson, Madonna, etc.) in the 1980s,
Footloose (1984), clips from Breakin & Beat
Street (1980's), Rent and "Singles" (1990's), and
clips from American Idiot, Wicked & Glee (post
ANCESTORY: THE HISTORY OF US
Students will explore their family's past through Ances-
try.com and develop a better understanding of the
forces that shaped their present by exploring the past.
Students will research historical events relevant to their
family's history, and build a presentation of what they
Why do birds migrate? How do bees find pollen? How
do whales communicate? It is all part of their behav-
ior. In this class, students will study the evolutionary
causes of animal behavior, including communication,
foraging, antipredator behavior, mating behavior, pa-
rental care, and social behaviors.
AUDREY HEPBURNHER LIFE AND
Get ready to be inspired! Audrey Hepburn's life starts
and ends in style and grace. Let's get to know this
amazing, brilliant, joyful person through her work in
film, as a humanitarian and UNICEF ambassador, a
fashion icon, and a writer. During this course we will
watch several of her films, look at biographical ex-
cerpts, and be inspired by her love of people and of life
- a life that brought joy and hope to the entire world!
Have you looked up recently? Wondered what patterns
lie in the fire-flies that got stuck up there in that bluish
-black thing? In this course you will learn to recognize
25 constellations, how to use them to map the sky, use
the moon to tell time, and prove that the Earth isnt the
center of the universe. Course will meet 3 times during
MJ Term outside of class after dark to learn to work the
telescope, practice constellation finding, and view plan-
ets and Messier objects.
BIRDING 101/102 Students will learn the basics of bird identification in
this hands-on course. Highlights will include identify-
ing birds by common field marks, habitat and calls.
This course will include one field trip to Sauvie Island.
BOOK CLUB Bring your love for reading and the ability to share
your thoughts and ideas about literature. In this class,
you will read books of your choice, share in class dis-
cussions, arts and crafts, and Lit Circles. Be prepared
to share your insights, make recommendations, and
analyze literature on a higher-level.
Fee: $10, Hand wraps This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of
boxing and MMA including defense and safe holds,
footwork, punch boxing and MMA. Students will also
utilize shadow-boxing, mitt work and heavy bag work
to develop their skills and techniques. Conditioning
work (jump roping, running, etc) will also be an inte-
gral part of this class. This class will be worth .25 PE
Fee: $10, Food Handlers Permit
Prerequisite: Age 15+
In this course, we will focus on the high price of eating
cheap food, nutrition label analysis, building menus
with our body and wallet in mind, smart comparison
shopping skills, polite table etiquette, and general food
service skills. We will earn our food handlers card, a
must for any food industry job. The class final will
involve planning, prepping and hosting an end of MJ
Term dinner party, putting to use all of our new budget
foodie skills and etiquette techniques! Enjoyed the
course during January? Ill put you on an advanced
culinary course now that you have some basic skills
under your belt.
CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL
Are you interested in exploring the topic of equality in
America? Do you have questions or concerns about
how issues of gender, race, and class have evolved
throughout our history and the civil rights issues we are
presented with today? In this class, we will examine the
expansion of civil rights throughout US History, and
evaluate limitations to equality still experienced by
some Americans today. Bring an open mind as we ex-
plore these issues through conversation, research, and
CODE ACADEMYIntro HTML & CSS
HTML is the language of the internet, one of the most
basic forms of computer programming that some call
the internets skeleton. In addition to improving your
high school transcript and resume, this class will help
you learn the basics of HTML or build your existing
programming skills with hour of code activities. If
youre interested in learning HTML to explore a career
in computers, liven up blogs, edit scripts, personalize
webpage templates like Weebly or Wordpress, visually
improve seller descriptions in sites like Amazon or
Ebay or add pizzazz to sites like Evite, this class is for
COLLEGE & CAREER EXPLORATION
Your future is a big deal! Start preparing for life after
high school in the College & Career Exploration
course. Discover various careers based on your person-
ality, interests, and skills. Understand your post-
secondary options. Complete the SuperMatch college
search to find colleges that are the best match for you.
Bonus: the class includes a one day field trip to three
COLLEGE PREP 101
College is right around the corner and the time to pre-
pare is now! Spend time daily preparing for ACT and
SAT math. Learn an introduction to statistics and use
this to analyze and compare college options. Compile
and share key info, stats, and graphs for colleges and
universities of your interest. Take stress out of college
planning by doing research and preparation early!
COME TO YOUR SENSES!
Why do people experience phantom limb? Why do
some people see sounds or hear colors? Explore your
senses and perception through experiments.
COMIC BOOKS & POP CULTURE
In this course, students will read and write comic books
while they explore how this genre impacts pop culture.
They will also have the opportunity to grapple with
recent claims that comic books may have more literary
merit than previously suspected.
Community Awareness is a class based on making our
school and community a better place. Students will aide
in and develop projects that will have a positive impact
on our community. Projects will range from cleaning
up around the school, painting, volunteering and more.
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE
What should you do in the event of a disaster like a life
-threatening earthquake? This course will teach disaster
response for the individual when there is no help. This
class will include hands-on training that includes work-
ing with local Police and Fire departments. Topics in-
clude: emergency preparedness, fire suppression and