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This course develops a foundation in drawing and painting through the five strands of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework and the California State Visual Arts Content Standards.Through the application of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design students create a variety of unique art works that demonstrate foundational drawing and painting techniques. Students will analyze visual information, responding to artists’ works as well as their own, in written and oral form. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of the historical timeline of art and its affect on the development of society. They will also learn about career pathways as well as recognize the impact of new technology as a means to broaden and expand upon their artistic knowledge and skill.Due to the variation of course lengths; three dimensional art projects should be introduced when time allows. Required art vocabulary, reading and writing assignments are included in the course work.


Students taking this elective will be introduced to various basic computer skills. They will learn how to use and understand basic computer related terms, identify basic computer hardware components and peripheral devices, i.e. keyboard, mouse, printer, CD-ROM. Students will also be introduced to basic word-processing skills which will include correct use of the keyboard and will have the opportunity to practice on a daily basis. Students will be introduced to spreadsheet skills and will create simple multi-media presentations. Correct terminology related to hardware, software and applications will be introduced and reinforced throughout the semester. This course will prepare students for Intermediate level technology courses in middle school. They will understand the legal, social and ethical issues related to the use of computers in our daily life.


Band – Band consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments.  Students must choose one instrument to play in class.  All music classes have evening performances scheduled during the year. 

Orchestra – Orchestra consists of stringed, brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, students must choose one instrument to play in class.  All music classes have evening performances scheduled during the year. 

Chorus – Students will learn musicianship skills, music theory, and proper vocal technique. Performance participation is mandatory.


Student Council

Student Council (ASB) is an organization of student leaders who plan and coordinate school functions such as spirit assemblies, dances and recycle activities. It is composed of five officers, and  7th and 8th grade students. These students demonstrate excellent citizenship, perform well academically, and are passionate about representing their fellow peers.

Yearbook and Hoover News

This course is designed to teach students how to create and produce a school yearbook. Students will focus on the elements of the purpose of a yearbook, developing a theme, creating layouts and designs, photography, writing, and editing. Students will also participate in the marketing and sales of the yearbook. Students in this class also are responsible for creating the a "Hoover News" show on a weekly basis.

Electives Department
Contact Geoffrey Barb  Geoffrey Barb Teacher
Contact Michael Crockett  Michael Crockett Tech Teacher
Contact Kenneth Rogers  Kenneth Rogers Teacher
Contact Jennifer Sanders-Ivemeyer  Jennifer Sanders-Ivemeyer Teacher
Contact Ms Sykes  Ms Sykes Teacher
Contact Christine Yu  Christine Yu (562) 421-1213 ex: 505 Teacher

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