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Name & Email Phone Courses
Fred Berghout 856-5188 x5318 Science 8, Marine Biology
Margaret Billin 856-5188 x5736 Band
Erik Bowman 856-5188 x5414 Art, Wheel 6
Julia Choi 856-5188 x6921 Video Production, KJLS Broadcast, Multimedia Art, Leadership
Elizabeth Darby 856-5188 x5246 Public Speaking, Wheel 6
Tracy Devers 856-5188 x5012 Spanish
Elizabeth Fee 856-5188 Math 8, Money Matters
Angelina Fitzhugh 856-5188 x5664 Choir
Andrea Gruner 856-5188 x5900 Spanish, Wheel 6
Jacqui Kandell 856-5188 x5571 French, Wheel 6
Jason Kneebone 856-5188 Band
Sandra Lewis 856-5188 Orchestra
Chris Mahle 856-5188 x6581 Drama, Wheel 6
Saki Matayoshi 856-5188 x6838 Japanese
Kevin Miske 856-5188 x5907 Industrial Tech
Tracy Mumford 856-5188  Orchestra
Susie O'Neill 856-5188 x5194 Family & Consumer Sciences, Wheel 6

Kari Nygaard

856-5188 English 8, Creative Writing
Alex Salzmann 856-5188 x6292 Design & Technology Studio
Megan Shelby 856-5188 x5687 Current Events
Maureen Willis 856-5188 x5504 Keyboarding, Computer Programming, Web Design

6th Grade Exploratory Wheel/PE/Music

Sixth grade students leave their core teachers for two periods per day.  During these two periods, students fulfill the required Physical Education requirements from the state and explore the rich elective program here at JLS.

Exploratory Wheel: During one period, 6th-grade students sample courses in each of these areas, rotating through in five week blocks: Industrial Technology, Drama, Language Transfer, Computer Applications, Art, and Home Economics.

Physical Education/Music: During one period, 6th grade students spend alternate days in Physical Education and Music. The choices in Music include Beginning Woodwinds and Brass, Choir, and continuing instruction in String Orchestra or Band. Students are encouraged to continue with the instrument they started in the 5th grade. In P.E., the students are exposed to a wide variety of activities with the focus on skill development.

7th and 8th Grade Electives

A wide range of elective courses is offered at JLS, both year-long and semester-long, to 7th and 8th graders. For descriptions of all the current offerings, see the course catalog.