Explore our pathways for growth through elective classes
Enriching student's studies with a wealth of classes focusing on Creativity, Technology, Life skills by exploring and building on core competencies.
Beginning Band 7th, 8th
Class description coming soon.
What is your favorite thing about Band? "Watching A piece of music grow from start to finish" - Mr. Asti
Computers 7th, 8th
This elective class is designed to allow each student to learn the ins and outs of the Google suite of technology(Google docs, sheets, etc.) Students will be learning basic coding in conjunction with proper use of technology and the Internet. During their exploration, students will use a variety of media, techniques and methods. Students will primarily be using chromebooks during this class, but there will be days in which they will be using PC’s and other technologies. Students will also create games using coding on scratch.mit.edu.
Choir 7th, 8th
Class description coming soon.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
The STEM class at Endeavour is a hands-on, engaging class that helps prepare students for the jobs of the future, whether or not those jobs are in a scientific field.
The Endeavour STEM class consists of the following courses:
- Magic of Electrons: Through hands-on projects, students explore the science of electricity and the behavior and parts of atoms. Students acquire knowledge and skills in basic circuitry design and examine the impact of electricity on our lives. Students will build an electromagnetic motor, a telegraph machine, and work with snap circuits to learn about how capacitors, diodes, resistors, sensors, and many other devices work and what they are used for.
- Flight & Space: Students use critical thinking skills to solve problems, design products, and work collaboratively. The exciting world of aerospace comes alive through the Flight and Space unit. Students explore the science behind aeronautics and use their knowledge to design, prototype, and test a glider.
- App Creators: This course introduces students to the field of computer science and the concepts of computational thinking, through the creation of mobile apps. Students are challenged to be creative and innovative, as they collaboratively design and develop mobile solutions to engaging, authentic problems.
- Robotics: Students will learn the basics of building and programming robots to complete various tasks and challenges through teamwork and problem-solving skills.
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Video Production - Forever Endeavour TV
Forever Endeavour Television. A small group of students dedicated to the creation of the silliest, funniest, most thought provoking video content available to middle school students. These hard working, creative geniuses spend countless hours combing through the most viral videos, latest memes, and oddest photographs on the web to create a 15-18 minute weekly show for the amusement of the Endeavour student body. This elective is not for the faint of heart, as there is a weekly deadline and the competition is fierce. Click here for more.
Our goal in Yearbook is to create a unique, creative, engaging and fun yearbook that will be something students can look back on over the years to remember their time at Endeavour Middle School. The class is generally smaller in number, so that each student can take an active part in developing pages, and feeling like a big part of the process. Other responsibilities include taking photos of new students and preparing the end of year slideshow for promotion. Don’t miss out on this fun class.
Math - Math in Art 7th, 8th
MATH - Careers and Finance 7th, 8th
Finance & Careers helps bridge the gap between what students learn in their traditional math classes and what they need to know for work and life. Students are equipped with skills to think critically and make sound financial decisions. A strong foundation in personal finance education will enable students to prepare them for the real world and how they relate to money and earnings.
- learn how to use and interpret numbers as they relate to money and earnings.
- develop an understanding of how to work with money and how it is acquired.
- explore interest, bank accounts and budgets.
- explore careers based on their interests, strengths and weaknesses.
- engage in real-world activities including vacation planning, applying for loans, and developing a personal budget.
- Living on a budget
- Exploring careers and income
- Opening and using bank accounts
- Understanding credit and loans
MATH - Jump Start 7th, 8th
This is a course of basic skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers as well as fractions and decimals. The course is designed for low-achieving students. To effectively assist students, teachers individualize and/or make use of small group instruction. The teaching techniques emphasize the use of manipulates and other tools, including technological tools. Students develop non-mathematical skills that are essential for success such as organizing work, making generalizations, working cooperatively, using technology as a tool and communicating effectively.
- fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
- fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm and strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area
- fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm and strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
- recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
- explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10.
- add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
- add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.
- solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers.
- interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator.
- Math Bingo
- Streets and Alleys
- Math Jeopardy
What is your favorite thing about Math? "I have always loved math and, I like showing kids that math can be fun" - Mrs. Brown-Grant
MATH - Geo City 7th, 8th
This course will assist students in developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills within real-life contexts. It incorporates geometry, mathematical reasoning, logic and language into each lesson. Students will learn the skills architects, engineers, and builders use to design and create the buildings and cities around us. They will learn how to read and create blueprints, take measurements, and use scale to create two and three dimensional models.
- work with scale, length, and area to create two and three-dimensional models.
- design buildings and cities within a given budget, analyzing the square footage needed.
- study the connections between two-dimensional and three-dimensional models.
- compute perimeter, area, and volume of geometric figures.
- collect and analyze data using charts and graphs.
- create interactive notebooks, participate in class discussions, work in cooperative groups, and present final projects.
- Scale model of chosen object
- Blueprint and scale model of bedroom
- Creation of three-dimensional solids
- GeoCity design project
"For geo-city we build objects based on geometery. We use scale factor and we make big objects small and, small objects big." - Mrs Brown-Grant
Language Arts - Electives
Creative Writing 7th, 8th
Class description coming soon.
Journalism 7th, 8th
The Journalism class is a small group of motivated students who put together the school newspaper, “The Raven Files,” as well as enjoy news programs where we discuss current events and create a Google slideshow of what we’ve learned. Be prepared for a fun class.