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7th grade Electives

Athletics

HMS students participate in UIL Basketball/Cross Country/Volleyball (fall) and Track (spring).  Tryouts are held in the fall or previous spring.  Students must meet UIL requirements in order to participate.

See also:  HMS Athletics homepages

Physical Education

Physical Education will cover the following: individual and team sports as well as health and wellness concepts.  Once a student completes physical education, they will have acquired life long skills that will help them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
 

Coach Meisel:  meiselrj@hudsonisd.org

Art I/Ceramics

Art I students will continue work on the Elements of Art and the principles of Design.  Students will continue to express their creativity with a variety of media to include; graphite, charcoal, ink, pastels, conte’, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, mixed media, clay,and  printmaking materials.  Fees:  $3.00 for the ceramics unit.
Students receiving HS Credit will follow attendance guidelines set up by HS.  All projects must be completed.

Ceramics is a full-year course where students will learn both hand-building methods of working with clay and have the opportunity for wheel-thrown pottery also.  There is a ceramic fee of $10 to cover costs of clay and glazes.

Melanie Moses: moses@hudsonisd.org

Band

Middle School Band is a class open to all students who have passed both sections of the Beginning Band class the previous year. Students who decide to take Middle School Band will take the next step towards becoming an outstanding musician by learning to hone the soloist skill and playing in a varsity ensemble. Many new opportunities will be available (trips) for those who decide to join this class. We work with those students who would like to do sports or other extra-curriculars as well. We hope you continue to be apart of the band family. Fees: $75.00 (includes uniform for the year and all supplies for the class).

Stephen Sterling: stephensterling@hudsonisd.org

Choir

Choir is for students who would like to sing!  You do not have to have any previous experience, and no audition is necessary.  The 6th grade choir meets during a regular elective period.  The choir performs in concerts about twice a semester (sometimes more).  The choir goes on a Lufkin choir tour in the fall semester, and they go on an end-of-the-year road trip in the spring.  Fees:  $10 for Choir Polo shirt to wear during performances; students with financial hardship will be helped.

Mary Turner:  maryturner@hudsonisd.org

AVID

The AVID program is aimed at directing students to a level of higher education. This will be done by teaching organizational skills, proper study habits, and developing the learning process with critical thinking skills.  AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. Essentially, the AVID class is one that prepares students for rigorous classes in middle school and high school. Its ultimate goal, however, is to prepare students for college.

Jessica Cox:  jessicacox@hudsonisd.org

NewsCrew

HMS NewsCrew is a group of students who learn and use many aspects of media production.  NewsCrew members have duties like research, writing news articles, video & editing work, photography, graphic design, and podcasting.  Students interested in this program must have the highest level of responsibility and self-driven character.  They must be able to work independently and in groups to meet deadlines.

Dawn Young:  dawnyoung@hudsonisd.org

Media Center Aide

Media Center Aides have the opportunity to interact with other students, teachers, school staff, and parent volunteers, and are expected to represent Hudson Middle School in a professional, courteous manner at all times.

Media Center Aides are responsible for assisting students and teachers with locating and checking out media center materials, as well as reshelving books and helping to maintain the media center.

Dawn Young:  dawnyoung@hudsonisd.org

Robotics

7th Robotics is a beginning level, project based robotics course.  We will be utilizing Cubelets, Lego EV3 kits, and other various Lego Robotics materials. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building, and programming of a LEGO Mindstorm robot. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems. Student-designed robots will be programmed to compete in competition as developed by TCEA.

Ginger Dykes:  dykesg@hudsonisd.org