January 23, 2018
Immigration Workshop today at 1:15pm in the Cafeteria.
Students and families encouraged to attend.
Coffee with Ms. Klafter this Friday, January 26th from 8am to 10am
in the Cafeteria. Enjoy coffee, pastries and share your feedback with our
Quarter 3 starts January 8th.
New courses for Quarter 3:
College and Career:
Thursdays 3rd and 4th Period.
Mr. Hippard and Ms. Chen will prepare students for their post-secondary goals including applying to City College, looking at trade programs, preparing for a four-year university and more!
G Elective- Ms. Ludwig and Mr. Machado
Wednesdays Period 5 and 6
This is a documentary-focused class that fulfills the G Elective in the A-G graduation requirements. Over the course of the quarter, we will explore issues of social justice (including women's rights, gay rights, human rights, Civil rights, globalization and poverty) through film.
Computer Science with ScriptEd
Thursday and Friday Period 2
***Accepting new students for Quarter 3***** Learn coding languages from professionals in the tech industry (Google, Pinterest, and others) and earn credit in this super fun class. Successful graduates of this program qualify for tech industry internships in their senior year!
Surf Club- Tuesdays 12:30-3:30pm
***Accepting new students for Quarter 3*****. Earn PE credit, get lunch and learn how to swim and surf on our beautiful California coast.
HIFY SKILLS class-
Thursdays 5th and 6th Period in the Wellness Center. Earn Health credit in this exciting program. Gift cards for participating students.
Wednesdays 5th Period.
***Accepting new students for Quarter 3***** Want to engineer a bridge or battle robots? Check out MakeSpace with Ms. Robinson.
Art classes for Quarters 3 and 4:
Digital Storytelling: Tuesdays Period 2 Come and learn how to tell a story through images, text, sound and video! We will explore how your smartphone is an artistic tool, and use iMovie and Photoshop software.
Visual Investigations: Fridays Period 2 and 3 Do you like to keep a sketchbook? Do you like to observe the world around you? Do you ever wonder how your surroundings affect you? We will be approaching our world through a lens of inquiry. Our inquiry will include sketches, hand-written notes, photos, and questions. There will be multiple FIELD TRIPS!
Drawing: Wednesdays Period 2 OR Wednesdays Period 3
From cave drawings to street graffiti, the desire to make a mark in this world transcends time. This class will explore the different processes and mediums of drawing.
Mural Painting Thursdays Periods 2 and 3 Come and leave your mark on the walls of Independence! We will be painting a mural at school. We will begin by studying famous local murals in the MIssion through a field trip. You will learn how to work as a team to build a theme, design a mural, pitch an idea, organize a project plan, and apply the paint on the wall. This is a 2 block class.
Ceramics 1: Tuesdays Periods 2 and 3 Ceramics 1 will explore the hands-on building of sculptural and functional works of art using clay. We will start with developing hand-building techniques including pinching, coiling, slab work, and glazing.
Ceramics 2: Thursdays Periods 5 and 6 Ceramics 2 focuses on projects that build upon skills learned in Ceramics 1. You will also have the opportunity to work on the wheel as well as experiment with glazing and finishing techniques. You must have taken Ceramics 1 or talked with Ms. Klecker about your previous experience working with clay in the past year. This is a 2 block class.
See your Advisor to sign up for a new class.
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