The purpose of the 2016-2017 Course Guide and Classroom Expectations is to share curriculum information and classroom expectations from the middle school staff. Furthermore, this document can serve as a Curriculum Guide for selecting future courses at the middle school. Our Building Administration and our Counselors are committed to supporting students in the selection and placement for academic courses.

Parent Orientation Checklist and District Handbook (Required Parent Sign-Off)

Please click here to complete this brief Orientation Checklist for the 2016-2017 school year. A link to the District and Rotolo Middle School handbook can be accessed here.

Curriculum Information and Supports

Core Classes and Descriptions

Exploratory Classes and Descriptions

Multi-Tiered System of Supports

X-Time Intervention Period

Core Course Offerings

All students in middle school take four core courses daily.  Core courses are Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts.  Honors placement in these courses involves a multi-step approach including student data, and student performance, and teacher recommendation. Curriculum, instruction, and assessment are aligned with high standards.   Please view the chart below and click on the link for a course description.

Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
English Language Arts

Honors ELA

English Language Arts

Honors ELA

English Language Arts

Honors ELA

Science Science Science
Math

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Math

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Math

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
X-Time X-Time X-Time

Exploratory Course Offerings

Rotolo Middle School is proud to offer a variety of rigorous exploratory and elective choice for students.  Students are scheduled for two classes a day in addition to daily Physical Education.   Students are provided multiple opportunities to explore a rich variety of topics and interests in order to develop their identity, learn about their strengths, discover and demonstrate their own competence, and plan for their future. The curriculum emphasizes deep understanding of important concepts, development of essential skills. Please view the chart below and click on the link for a course description.

6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Art

Katz, McKnight

Art

Katz, McKnight

3D-Art

Katz, McKnight

Band

Buckley

Automation & Robotics

Crawley

Automation & Robotics

Crawley

Chorus

Hillman

Band

Reiss

Advanced Communications

O’Herron

Computer Applications

Bennett, Crawley

Chorus

Hillman

Advanced Drama

Myers

Design & Modeling

Christianson, Crawley

Communication

O’Herron, Myers

Band

Ozsvath

Drama

O’Herron, Myers

Computer Essentials

Bennett, Crawley

Chorus

Hillman

Energy & the Environment

Christianson

Design & Modeling

Christianson

Computer Media

Bennett

Exploring French & Spanish

Ollearis, Togbe

Energy & the Environment

Christianson

Debate

O’Herron, Myers

General Music

Reiss, Ozsvath

Foods I

Powell

Drawing & Painting

Katz, McKnight

Health (required course)

Abraham, Clasen, Myers

French

Giacovelli, Togbe

First Aid

Abraham

Orchestra   

Griffith

Medical Detective

Clasen, Rios

Foods I & Foods II

Powell

Physical Education Krantz, Canfield, Whitwell, Rios,

Bowman, Stary

Orchestra

Griffith

FrenchTogbe
Physical Education

Krantz, Canfield, Whitwell, Rios

Bowman, Stary, Clasen

Introduction to Bldg Trades

Lorenz

Shop/Drafting

Lorenz

Magic of Electrons

Lorenz

Spanish

Ollearis

Medical Detective

Clasen

Orchestra

Griffith

Physical Education

Bowman, Stary, Whitwell, Baier,

Krantz, Rios, Lorenz, Canfield

Production Technology

Lorenz

Sewing

Abraham

Spanish

Ollearis

Visual & Graphic Design

McKnight

Woodworking I

Dennis