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7th and 8th Grade Students to Select their Elective Classes (HEARTS classes)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are very excited to be trying something new for the 2014-2015 school year!
Next school year, West Branch Middle School will be offering elective courses to our 7th and 8th grade students during their HEARTS class periods. This may not seem like so much of a change, but just ask your student. They will tell you that it is a big change!
In past years, students have simply had a choice of selecting Band or Choir. All other HEARTS courses were required for students. This upcoming year (using the same number of staff as previous years) we will be offering our students the opportunity to choose from up to as many as 13 different courses!
To see all of the new and exciting classes that your student will have the opportunity to choose from, please click on the Elective Course Selection Sheet and the Middle School Course Catalog.  These forms were passed out to all students on May 7, 2014.  Please help your student complete the Elective Course Selection sheet and sign it to be returned to their homeroom teacher no later than Wednesday, May 14th.
We understand that these changes may be confusing, so please feel free to contact Mr. Kitzmiller or Mr. Walker if you have any questions. Also, please feel free to watch this video of our presentation to students on May 7th to assist you in better understanding this new process.
Thank you for your assistance with this. We look forward to an exciting year next year!

-Mr. Kitzmiller

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