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Phone: 480-484-5200
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Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm
Mohave Middle School
8490 E. Jackrabbit Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250     
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Chris Asmussen, Principal
Wendy Allen, Assistant Principal
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Achievement Profile
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District Announcements
ATTENTION: Measles
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MOHAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Robotics fans,
Please click here for specific details for the upcoming State Championships for VEX and VEX IQ robotics on 2/28 at ASU. Mohave will be represented by three teams: VEX team 7681, and VEX IQ teams 7681 B and C. The VEX IQ teams defend their State title!
This event is an excellent opportunity to sample robotics programs at different levels; VEX IQ competes at elementary and middle school level and VEX covers middle school through college.
We hope you will take some time to stop by.
Please join me in wishing our teams good luck in their attempt to qualify for Worlds in Kentucky !!
Course Selection for 2015 - 2016
Mohave Middle School
Enrichment Course Descriptions
2015-2016
Semester Long Enrichment Course Descriptions
Art: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. An exploration of the Visual Arts.  Students will explore drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture integrating cultural and historical concepts while applying the elements and principals of design.
Computers: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Teaches students how to use the computer as an academic resource.  Word processing, drawing, spreadsheet data entry, graphs, PowerPoint, internet research, and digital citizenship. Learn proper finger placement and appropriate navigation of the Internet (basic requirement for high school)
Choir (6th grade): Students will have the opportunity to prepare and perform vocal selections in rehearsal and concert settings.  Students learn to read notes and rhythms, learn basic music theory and history and performance etiquette.  Students perform in winter and spring concerts.
General Music (with Basic Guitar and Percussion): Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students learn the elements of music, how to read music, and how to play the guitar.  Guitars are provided, students do not need their own equipment, however may choose to bring their own.   This class is also recommended for students who play, but read TAB only.
Industrial Arts:  Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Through a hands-on approach to learning students will be introduced to a general core of instructions on safety and four main technology components.  The general core consists of units of instruction on general safety.  The four major technology components 1) Communication 2) Construction 3) Manufacturing and 4) Transportation/Power and Energy.
Intro to Spanish Language & Culture:  Offered to 7 and 8th grade students. Brief introduction of Spanish culture with topics such as geography, family/home, food, calligraphy, leisure, and recreation.  Emphasis is placed on the following areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening.  This is an introductory class, designed to teach basic skills and allow students to consider the pursuit of further language acquisition.
Multicultural Exploration Offered to 6th grade students.  Brief introduction to the romantic languages and culture.  Exposure to other languages and cultures around the globe. 
Physical Education: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. PE classes place a strong emphasis on the importance of promoting a positive self-image for all students.  Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including, but not limited to; basketball, badminton, softball, scooter-hockey, broom ball, etc. Students are asked to ‘dress out’ into a PE uniform.  Information is provided to students in the first days of class on how to obtain a uniform.
Video Production: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students.  Teaches students how to create videos with special effects and sound.  Creation of public service announcements for the school.  Students are also responsible for daily morning announcements, and will fill the roles of news anchor, camera operation, sound board operation, and production. 
Math for Success: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students who are not meeting state standards in Math, as measured by the 2012 AIMS assessment, will automatically be enrolled in this support class. Families who feel that this class would benefit their child, even though they are meeting standards, may elect this course. 
 
 

 
Year Long Enrichment Course Descriptions
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination):Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students that are accepted into the AVID program will participate in academic programs designed to teach them the habits of study that will prepare them to take advanced classes in high school to to be college eligible.  AVID students take part in enrichment trips and activities, engage in weekly tutorials, and develop a college readiness plan.  AVID is an on-going commitment.  An application and interview process is required to be chosen for AVID.  Please contact the school for more information.
Band: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students will have the opportunity to experience the joy of creating and performing music while learning to play an instrument.  Students learn basic to advanced rhythmic patterns, music theory and history, intonation, performance etiquette and teamwork.  Students perform in winter and spring concerts and at festivals.
Chorus: Offered as a year-long course for 7 and 8th grade students. Students will have the opportunity to prepare and perform vocal selections in rehearsal and concert settings.  Students learn to read notes and rhythms, learn basic music theory and history and performance etiquette.  Students perform in winter and spring concerts and at festivals.
Strings: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students will have the opportunity to experience the joy of creating and performing music while learning to play a stringed instrument.  Students learn basic to advanced rhythmic patterns, music theory and history, intonation, performance etiquette, and teamwork.  Students perform in winter and spring concerts and at festivals.
Spanish I: Offered to 8th grade students. The first year Spanish language learner will experience a variety of techniques, procedures, and activities to effectively communicate at a beginning level.  Emphasis is placed on listening, speaking, reading, and writing to facilitate communication in the target language.  Vocabulary acquisition and a cultural overview will be integral components of the Level I coursework.  Students/families will have the option of receiving high school credit for this class. 
Student Government:  Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade student. Students must write an essay (minimum of one paragragh) describing why they would be a good candidate for this class.  Additionally, students must obtain teacher recommendation(s). The purpose of this class is to train student leaders in leadership skills, group dynamics, planning and evaluating, constitutional government, fiscal responsibility, and service. Class time will be divided among regular business meetings, work projects, and committee assignments. Student Government serves as the student activity director. All student activities, clubs, projects, and activities must be approved by Student Government at a regular meeting.
The aim and objectives of the class:
  1. To provide a democratic form in which students can address those school-related issues which affect their lives
  2. To promote active school spirit
  3. To promote a better relationship between students and faculty
  4. To promote worthwhile school activities
  5. To develop more interest in citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship
  6. To contribute to the community
Year Book: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students will memorialize the 2012-2013 academic year by producing, selling, and distributing the school year book. Students will work directly with an outside vendor (teacher assisted) meeting real-life deadlines and making decisions that impact the production of the book. 
Speak Up Mohave
The Cartoon Network and Cox Communication are leading a National Anti-bullying campaign to Speak Up, very similar to the Stop, Walk, Talk we have at Mohave Middle School. They are promoting empowering students, teaching them to speak up for others by reporting to adults when unkind behavior is observed. Mohave was the only school in the State selected to host the Speak Up Event on October 21st. This video showcases this special event at Mohave Middle School. Our students use PAWS throughout the day and Speak Up by using the Stop, Walk and Talk!


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