Middle School: Electives & Exploratory Classes

Listed below are the Electives and Exploratory Classes available to students at St. John Middle School. (May change year-to-year)

Middle School Electives

Advanced Band
Advanced Orchestra
Applied Technology
Board and Card Games
Book Club: Literature Circles
Drawing
Environmental Studies:  Green Team
Foods

Forensics
Future City Competition
Introduction to Architecture
Italian for Travelers
Library
Magical Mystery Tours
Math and Logic

Movies with a Message
National History Day Competition
No Fear Shakespeare
Page to Screen
Photography
Printmaking
Robotics

Seminar (Current Events)
Set Design
Sewing and Crafts
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Student Council
Study Hall
Word Games

Exploratory Classes

Theater
World Languages (French, Latin, German, Mandarin Chinese)
Life Skills
Library
Technology
Study Hall

6th Grade

Writing Contest
Poetry Contest
Math Contest
Spelling Bee
Geography Bee
Science Fair

KU Literature Festival
KU Engineering Expo
National History Day
Exchange City
A Theater Experience
Prairie Star Ranch

Technology
Band/Orchestra/Choir
Band Festival
Bell Choir

World Languages
Nutrition
Drama/Theater
Student Council

HUG (Helping Understand Generations)
Car Bash and Penny Challenge
Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat

Art Club
Chess Club
Pep Club

Volleyball/Pizza
Movie Night
Ski @ Snow Creek
Family Promise

Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat Party
Valentine’s Party
Spring Event

7th Grade

Writing Contest
Poetry Contest
Math Contest
Spelling Bee
Geography Bee
Science Fair
KU Literature Festival

KU Engineering Expo
Future City
National History Day
Nelson Atkins Museum
A Theater Experience
Prairie Star Ranch
Benedictine Abby

Technology
Band/Orchestra/Choir
Band Festival
World Languages

Sewing/Crafts
Etiquette
Drama/Theater
Student Council

Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat
Art Club

Chess Club
Pep Club

Volleyball/Pizza
Movie Night
Ski @ Snow Creek
Family Promise

Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat Party
Valentine’s Party
Spring Event

8th Grade

Writing Contest
Poetry Contest
Math Contest
Spelling Bee
Geography Bee
Science Fair
KU Literature Festival
KU Engineering Expo

Future City
Model UN
National History Day
Museum
Lawrence Historical Walk
A Theater Experience
Cathedral of St. Peter

Technology
Band/Orchestra/Choir
Band Festival

Drama/Theater
Student Council

30 Hour Famine
Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat
Art Club

Chess Club
Pep Club

Volleyball/Pizza
Movie Night
Family Promise

Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat Party
Valentine’s Party
Spring Event