• Leadership  The Leadership class is designed to provide students with the skills and tools necessary to realize their potential as positive forces on our campus and in society.  The focus is on instilling students with the mindset of putting the needs of Spring View and others before their own.  Some of the Leadership class responsibilities are: spirit days, school dances, Sparty Party assemblies, lunchtime activities, poster advertising, and school climate.  Leadership provides students with the self-awareness to do the right thing, even when no one is watching.   Students in this class become agents of change both in the present moment and well into the future.

    Selection Criteria: Open to 7th/8th graders, application

    Bridges  Bridges is a yearlong leadership elective that originated through a relationship with Orange Country Human Relations.  This class aims at BRIDGING the gaps between ALL students, teachers, and administrators to help provide/promote a safe, positive, and loving environment on campus.  In this class, students are given the responsibility/opportunity to help create this environment.  Much of our energies go into producing a weekly news episode that can be viewed every Friday.  This is a great forum for our kids to deliver positive and informative messages.  Other opportunities include our 6th grade intramural program and  facilitating nutrition/lunchtime activities.  Through teamwork, communication, creativity, and kindness, Bridges helps to develop and prepare young leaders for the world beyond middle school. 

    Selection Criteria: Open to 7th/8th graders, application

    Woodshop This is an entry level to intermediate course for students who are interested in working with wood in the industrial arts environment. Through lecture, hands-on activities, demonstrations and assessments the students will gain knowledge, skills and abilities that will enable them to construct small structures to more complex wood projects. Creativity, perseverance, and problem solving are essential ingredients for this course. The safe and confident use of tools in this class will last a lifetime.

    Selection Criteria: Open to all 7th and 8th grade students

    Advanced Woodshop  This is an entry level to advanced course for students who are interested in working with wood in the industrial arts environment. Through lecture, hands-on activities, demonstrations and assessments the students will gain knowledge, skills and abilities that will enable them to construct small structures to more complex wood projects. Creativity, perseverance, and problem solving are essential ingredients for this course. The safe and confident use of tools in this class will last a lifetime.

    Selection Criteria: Open to all 8th grade students. Seventh grade students must have prior teacher approval and have taken woodshop in 6th grade

    Sign Language This is an beginning level American Sign Language (ASL) course.  The course focuses on developing students’ expressive and receptive skills used when communicating with ASL.  Students will become knowledgeable of the manual alphabet, numbers, and varying vocabulary used in conversation.  Students are taught grammatical skills within instruction to strengthen their signing skills.  Students are exposed to a variety of Deaf cultural information to better inform their understanding of ASL.

    Selection Criteria: Open to all 7th and 8th grade students

    Digital Photography  This course introduces students to the fundamentals of photography, including camera functions and photo composition. Students will learn what it takes to create a good photograph and how to improve photographs using photo-editing software. Through a variety of assigned projects, students will engage their creativity by photographing a range of subjects and learning to see the world through the lens of their cameras. Using the skills they have gained they will be able to create their own personal digital portfolio.

    Selection Criteria: Open to all 7th and 8th grade students

    Yearbook In this course students will gain skills in page design, publishing techniques, copy writing, editing and photography while producing a creative, innovative yearbook which records school memories and events. There is an emphasis on photography techniques. They will also learn real world skills, such as time management, marketing, teamwork and design principles.

    Selection Criteria:  Completed application with a parent/guardian signature. Student must maintain all O’s and S’s and have above a 2.0 with no D’s or F’s.

    Beginning Band This is an instrumental music, performance based class for those interested in learning how to play an instrument. You may select from Flute, Oboe Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, F Horn, Trombone, Euphonium (Baritone), Tuba, or Percussion (drums). You will learn basics in tone,  musicianship, and  music literacy (reading and understanding music). This class is a prerequisite for Advanced Band. There are performing opportunities including three concerts on campus. We usually go on at least one field trip. Please note that this is a year long elective.

    Selection Criteria: Open to all grades 6th-8th

    Intermediate/Advanced Band This is a premier performing ensemble. In this class you continue to work on the principles of good tone, musicianship, music literacy at the highest level. You will learn leadership skills within a musical setting. Requires successful completion of Beginning Band and/or an audition, plus approval from the director. We perform high level music and participate in several performances on and off campus, festivals, and field trips throughout the year, including our yearly trip to Disneyland. 

    Selection Criteria: Audition with Mr. Martinez. Student must play at least two major scales and a selection of their choice

    Concert Choir This is a vocal music, performance based class for beginners. This class is for those interested in singing in a safe and welcoming environment. You will learn the basics of good vocal production, musicianship, and music literacy (reading and understanding music). This class is a prerequisite for Vocal Ensemble. There are performing opportunities that include three concerts on campus. We usually go on at least one field trip. Please note that this is a year long elective.

    Selection Criteria: Open to all grades 6th-8th

    Vocal Ensemble Choir This is a premier performing ensemble. In this class you will work on good vocal production, musicianship, music literacy at the highest level. You will learn leadership skills within a musical setting. Requires successful completion of Concert Choir and/or an audition, plus approval from the director. We perform high level music and participate in several performances on and off campus, festivals, and field trips throughout the year, including our yearly trip to Disneyland.

    Selection Criteria: Audition with Mr. Martinez. Student must be able to sing a major scale, major triad, and a small musical selection

    Experiential Wheel 6 This course is a combination of two semester long courses, Computer Skills and Music. 

    Music: This is a vocal music, performance based class for beginners. This class is for those interested in singing in a safe and welcoming environment. You will learn the basics of good vocal production, musicianship, and music literacy (reading and understanding music). 

    Computer Skills: Students will learn responsible use of technology, introductory programming using Block Based Coding and touch typing skills. They will gain an understanding of ethics and safety while using the Internet. Students will learn to create scratch coding projects. Touch typing and speed building will be emphasized throughout the class.

    Selection Criteria: Open to 6th grade students

    Experiential Wheel 7/8 This course is a combination of two semester long courses, Music and Woodshop (7th & 8th grade).

    Music: This is a vocal music, performance based class for beginners. This class is for those interested in singing in a safe and welcoming environment. You will learn the basics of good vocal production, musicianship, and music literacy (reading and understanding music). 

    Woodshop: This is an entry level to intermediate course for students who are interested in working with wood in the industrial arts environment. Through lecture, hands-on activities, demonstrations and assessments the students will gain knowledge, skills and abilities that will enable them to construct small structures to more complex wood projects. Creativity, perseverance, and problem solving are essential ingredients for this course. The safe and confident use of tools in this class will last a lifetime.

    Selection Criteria: Open to 7th & 8th grade students

    Teacher/Office Aide  The teacher/office aide program is designed to offer students the experience of learning basic workplace and clerical skills as they assist in the completion of classroom or office operations. Tasks could include checking off papers, stapling, delivering messages, putting up bulletin boards, and much more. Participation is a privilege available to 7th and 8th graders. Application required. Placement not guaranteed. Students may not request specific teachers. The administration will assign accepted applications to teachers or to the office.

    Selection Criteria:  Open to all 8th grade students with a completed application and three teacher signatures