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MELIUS HOMEROOM MASS DATES:

OCTOBER 6, JANUARY 19, AND JUNE 1


"The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus"

Mark your calendars!  The Christmas musical, "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus," will be presented on December 14 at 12:15 and 6 PM. Band, Pre-K, first, third, fifth, and seventh grade are involved in this performance.  Seventh graders should arrive by 5:00 that evening to get ready with make-up and costumes.  The younger grades should arrive no later than 5:45 so that we may begin at 6.  The students are hard at work on the acting and singing and we are looking forward to a fun show!


CLASS SCHEDULE:

Kindergarten-Thursdays 1:00-1:30 and Fridays 12:45-1:15
First Grade-Tuesdays 12:15-12:45 and Fridays 12:10-12:40
Second Grade-Wednesdays 8:30-9:00 and Fridays 1:20-1:50
Third Grade-Thursdays 12:20-12:50 and Fridays 9:45-10:15
Fourth Grade-Fridays 10:30-11:15
Fifth Grade-Thursdays 8:30-9:10
Sixth Grade-Wednesdays 1:05-1:55
Seventh Grade- Mondays 12:15-1:05 and Wednesdays 10:00-10:45 First Semester
Eighth Grade-Mondays 12:15-1:05 and Wednesdays 10:00-10:45 Second Semester
Piano lessons-various times Monday through Thursday


Middle School Music News

Grading
    Middle School receives a letter grade in Music, based on behavior, class participation, papers, tests, and quizzes.  

Middle School Major Units
All Middle School grades watch, critique, and are tested on a musical.  Past musicals include:  The Wiz, Phantom of the Opera, Oliver, and Holiday Inn.  Eighth grade is required to watch West Side Story.

Sixth Grade learns about all of the eras of music from 1900 to the present, including jazz, blues, rock, country, etc. etc.  This is about a four month unit!  in the winter, we will be working on  units on freedom and the make-up of individual voices.  They are involved with the Spring Concert as well.  

Seventh Grade will be charting a song of their choice for seven weeks on a Top 10 or Top 40 chart.  The students will start this in September and it will be due by Thanksgiving.  This way, if they miss a few weeks, they can still get seven weeks worth of information. The early part of the year is devoted to recapping all of the basic music terms and notation learned through the years, as well as using our new books!   By October, they will start working on the Christmas musical, of which the seventh graders are in charge. Seventh grade will have music twice a week in the first two quarters.

Eighth Grade will begin Music class this January.  Two major units in eighth grade are:  learning about the steps of making a recording and the technological evolution of the recording process;  and tying everything learned over the years into one cohesive music theory unit.  Eighth grade will have music twice a week in the second two quarters.  Their grand finale will, of course, be performing in the Spring musical!