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Engineering and Technology

Students will gain confidence using current and up-and-coming technologies, which will assist them in navigating an increasingly technological world. These classes will help students gain experience in fields they may wish to pursue in college. Our classes provide students with active learning situations where they are able to develop and practice their problem-solving skills through experiences in technology.
Adv. Computer Animation 14+ Rm 30
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
This class is for students who have taken Computer Animation or Motion Graphics or who have experience with Adobe After Effects. In this class, we will utilize the more advanced functions of After Effects to develop professional-grade motion graphics and animations.

Computer Animation 13+ Rm #30
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
Using Adobe Creative Cloud applications, we will create and manipulate digital characters to make short 2D and 2.5D animated films (as opposed to 3D animated films).

Digital Storytelling:Documentary/Podcast Making#30
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
In this class, we will look for the interesting details about life and learn to share them through compelling visual stories (documentaries) and sharable audible presentations (podcasts). In addition to learning story structures, students will perform digital work

Illustrator 13+ Rm #30
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
Coming soon!

Junior Robotics 8-11 9:30 F Rm #35
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Tiffany Medcalf (Roark)
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 8 - 11
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $75.00
Use robotics to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to life!

Students will be guided step-by-step through the building and programming of robot behavior. They follow up their prototype work with a robotics investigation in which the students experiment with the robot’s motors, sensors, and programming to learn how robots really work.


Let's Make a Sitcom 13+ Rm #30
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 14 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
This class is for students who have always wanted to write, act or produce a television-style comedy; incorporating both single-cam and 3-camera setups, student will work collectively on creating an episodic comedy show, airing regularly on our Youtube channel.

LOL News Team 14+ Rm #32
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00
Are you a budding writing, photographer, or videographer? Do you love reading the news? Creative students with an interest in journalism are encouraged to join our LOL News Team! We will study news writing, photography, interview skills, and social media in order to produce the LOL News. Topics covered will include finding credible sources, thinking critically about the news, internet safety, and the fundamental skills of journalism. We'll work together as a team to become more informed, empathetic and engaged with our LOL community and we'll highlight all of the amazing events, classes, special projects, students and teachers, and day-to-day culture at Leaves! Publishing opportunities include producing writing, photography, and short videos for the LOL News Facebook and Instagram pages. Although meeting in separate class times, the 12 - 14 class and the 15+ class will collaborate to produce the news.

Marbleocity (STEM) 12-14 9:30F Rm. 30
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Allison Evans
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 - 14
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $90.00
Marbleocity introduces students to engineering principles and physics concepts with dynamic hands-on STEM model kits. Specific physics and engineering concepts are the focal point of each model and are taught in a fun and engaging way. The result is an awesome kinetic sculpture and new science insights!

Marbleocity (STEM) 9-12 11:00 F Rm. 30
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Allison Evans
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 9 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $90.00
Marbleocity introduces students to engineering principles and physics concepts with dynamic hands-on STEM model kits. Specific physics and engineering concepts are the focal point of each model and are taught in a fun and engaging way. The result is an awesome kinetic sculpture and new science insights!

Photography II Rm #
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Prerequisites: Photography I or equivalent knowledge base.
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $60.00
This is a class for the budding photographer who already knows how to use their camera’s controls and understands what f-stop, shutter speed and ISO are. Students will decide on their own photography assignments with the goal of building a portfolio. They will learn to give and get constructive critique, develop their skills in lighting and composition and use photo-editing software to enhance their images.

Students need a digital SLR camera.



Photoshop I 14+ Rm #
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
Students in this class can opt to learn Photoshop or Illustrator or a bit of both. We will take you through different Photoshop/Illustrator lessons teaching basic tools and features moving into detailed projects like: photo manipulation, creating composite images, gaining a better understanding of composition and how to edit images in detail.
This class teaches important skills that may be beneficial when seeing employment and any creative career path. Photoshop & Illustrator are industry standard programs for not only photography but graphic design and marketing.


Photoshop II 14+ Rm #
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Jessica Summers
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
Take your Photoshopping skills to the next level with new techniques, pro projects and learn how to really ‘wow’ with your Photoshop skills. Must have completed Photoshop I or know basic Photoshop tools.

Robotics 12-14 Rm #35
NEXT CLASS: 2019/20
Teacher: Tiffany Medcalf (Roark)
Outside Work: Minimal
Ages: 12 - 14
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $70.00
Use robotics to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to life!

Students will be guided step-by-step through the building and programming of robot behavior. They follow up their prototype work with a robotics investigation in which the students experiment with the robot’s motors, sensors, and programming to learn how robots really work. Students will then design and program their own robots to solve problems and complete challenges and competitions. We will finish the year with a battlebot competition.



Stop Motion Movie Making 10-12 Rm #30
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Ages: 10 - 12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00
Using mobile devices, students will create Legomation, Claymation, and other stopmotion-style short films. Concepts of story writing, camera composition and basic editing will be practiced as well.

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