Drama

Drama 7/8/9 is open to students desirous of learning the basic elements of theatre. A creative, developmental environment encourages students to explore stage, lighting, sound, costume selection and design. Students are involved in a performance production that allows for the development of theatre skill

Tundra Sports

Tundra Sports is essentially a Physical Education class that takes place outdoors.  We will be doing a variety of activities such as running, biking, football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, golf, skating, grass volleyball, ice hockey, broomball and various other outdoor games.

Outdoor Education

This class will spend approximately 20 weeks exploring the great outdoors. The goal of this class is to help students establish a sense of self through personal challenges, and establish relationships with peers, others and the environment.

Any student taking this course must be committed to participating in all activities, whether they be written requirements or activity based. It needs to be noted that any students who exhibit behaviours and attitudes not in line with a successful experience will not be given the opportunity to participate in the activities or field trips.

  • demonstrate basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for safe, comfortable outdoor experiences in all seasons.
  • demonstrate understanding, respect, and appreciation for self, others, and their views
  • demonstrate awareness and appreciation of living things and understanding of basic ecological processes
  • demonstrate skill, judgment, confidence, and sensitivity in a wide range of environmentally responsible activities in outdoor settings.
  • develop knowledge and skills by investigating the effects of human lifestyles on environments
  • develop lifestyle strategies that foster contact with the natural world, encourage responsibility for local and global environments, and encourage living in harmony with others.

Outdoor Education students may participate in the following activities (but are not limited to): Archery, biking, canoeing,  map & compass, co-operation / group work – problem solving, survival – emergency situations, skating, camp set-up, trip preparation, physical hazards, environmental impact & responsibility, gear, knots, ice fishing.

Junior Band

The Junior High Band Program designed as a sequential and developmental approach to music instruction.  There is a grade 7 band that focuses on developing basic skills with students.  The Grade 8/9 Band works on refining and expanding the skills attained in previous years. 

Physical Education

The aim of the Physical Education Program is to expose students to a wide variety of physical activities with the expectation of creating an appreciation for fitness and the value of lifetime activities.

A wide variety of activities are offered through the physical education program at BMC.  These activities cover the five dimensions of the curriculum and include:

  • Alternate Environment:  skating, hockey/ringette, broom ball, curling, various outdoor pursuits including walking, hiking, orienteering, cross-country skiing.
  • Dance:  polka, two-step, jive, hip-hop.
  • Games:  cooperative games, softball, soccer, basketball, touch/flag football, ultimate Frisbee, floor hockey, rugby, volleyball, badminton, pickle ball, table tennis, bocce, bowling, golf.
  • Types of Gymnastics:  balances/pyramids, stuntnastics.
  • Individual Activities:  track & field, wrestling, self-defense, juggling, skipping, aerobics, weight training, circuit training, plyometrics, yoga.

In addition to various activities, fitness theory will also be incorporated into this course. 

Home Economics

Junior High Home Economics is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills revolving around food preparation.  Students will learn about kitchen safety, sanitation, measuring , and kitchen equipment via a hands on approach to instructions.  Students are expected to particpate and enjoy the fine meals that are created in this class.   

Industrial Arts

Grade 7  Industrial Arts is focused on an introduction to the uses and application of wood.  The main topic of this course will be woodworking and woodworking tools.  You will learn basic wood working skills through the application of measuring, cutting, shaping and finishing woodworking projects.  We will focus on building skills with simple hand and power tools.  Safety and safe shop procedures are a large focus of this course.  Students are required to work in a safe manner and are responsible for shop clean-up.   

Course Structure

1) Safety- you will learn how to work responsibly and safely in a woodworking environment.

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Identifying potential shop hazards
  • Hand and Power tools

2) Measurement – You will learn to use measurement and layout equipment during the construction of a woodworking project.

3) Hand and Power Tool Identification – You will learn to identify and use a number of hand and power tools to create a product out of wood. 

4) Woodworking Projects - Students will build a woodworking project, to develop skills in the use of hand and power tools in relation to wood construction.

Grade 8 / 9 Industrial Arts is focused on an introduction to the uses and application of wood and metal.  The main topic of this course will be woodworking and woodworking tools.  You will learn basic wood working skills through the application of measuring, cutting, shaping and finishing a variety of woodworking projects.  We will review hand tool skills and continue to build skills in the use of power tools.  Safety and safe shop procedures are a large focus of this course.  Students are required to work in a safe manner and are responsible for shop clean-up.   Appropriate

Course Structure

 1) Safety- you will learn how to work responsibly and safely in a woodworking environment.

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Identifying potential shop hazards
  • Hand and Power tools 

2) Measurement – You will learn to use measurement and layout equipment accurately. 

3) Hand and Power Tool Identification – You will learn to identify and use a number of hand and power tools to create a product out of wood. 

4) Woodworking and Metalworking Projects -  Students will build a number of projects to develop skills in the use of hand and power tools in relation to wood and metal construction.

Art

Junior High Arts is a a course focuses on three major components of visual learning:

DRAWINGS or delineations - all the ways we record visual information and discoveries.

COMPOSITIONS or structures - all the ways images are put together to create meaning.

ENCOUNTERS with art - where we meet and how we respond to visual imagery

Students learn the skills that will enable them to be successful in Art 10/20/30

Computers

In computers students develop knowledge and skills relating to computer technologies in several areas: systems management, text/data input, productivity software, programming, computer basics, Webpage design and emerging technologies.

Leadership

Students will develop a better understanding of what leadership is, the skills it takes to lead as well as being a contributing team member.

Students will learn about themselves, what they are capable of and what they can accomplish when they set their mind to it. They will grow as team players, creative thinkers, effective communicators and capable citizens.

Leadership will extend the student’s sense of community, open their eyes to their potential, and provides opportunities for them to share their successes. Students will begin to see how they can shape events rather than be shaped by them

Community Service

In this class we will be doing things that benefit our school and our community.  This may include planting trees, painting fences or visiting the elementary school.