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As a department, we wholeheartedly support each other, value collaboration, and strive to help each and every student reach their creative potential (plus we teach the most "awesomest" classes at school).

There are twenty-six electives for seventh and eighth grade students and ten electives for sixth grade students.  Seventh and eighth grade students may choose two periods of electives.  Sixth grade students have one elective period.  The seventh and eighth grade electives are:  Animation Semester, Animation Year, Advanced Orchestra, Ceramics Semester, Art Semester, Art-Ceramics Year, Become a Chromebook Jedi, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Chorale, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Debate, Drama, French, Guitar, Honors Band, Media Productions, PhysicsSpanish, Computer Science: Storytech Semester, Computer Science: Storytech Year, Student Government, Symphonic Band, WEB (Where Everyone Belongs), and Yearbook.  The sixth grade electives are:  Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Wheel - Art, Wheel - Digital Literacy, Wheel - Drama, Wheel - Fun with French, Wheel - Introduction to Animation, Wheel - Introduction to Coding, and Wheel - Multicultural Studies.


If you would like to see examples of student animation or get more information about the animation classes, please click on the animation webpage link


If you would like to see more examples or get information about the art classes, please click on the following art webpage link

Become a Chromebook Jedi

computer science: Storytech

If you would like to learn more about Storytech, please click on the Storytech webpage link.

Creative Writing

Culinary Arts




Media Productions

Media Production is an elective course which provides motivated students with a hands-on introductory experience in media production. This hands-on course explores typing proficiency, script writing, journalism elements, camera operation, audio production, and video editing. Students will learn all the basic skills necessary to produce a special video features, short films, and commercials. This course will also equip students with the skills necessary to function in a technology and media-centered society.


When You Believe

Two hundred seventy Ralston Middle School band, orchestra, chorus and animation students combine music and art to portray some of the amazing things that can happen, no matter how impossible they may seem, when you believe in yourself and others. The soundtrack was recorded live at a school concert while the animation was played in the background.


Student Government

WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)

World Languages

For more information about the World Language Department please click the link. 



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