Beginning Band: This class is for any student who is new to playing a band instrument. If you have had prior experience learning to play a non-band instrument, please come talk to Ms. Wassum in advance to see if Beginning Band is the right place for you.
Advanced Band: This class is for students who have had 1 or more years of band experience (or private music lessons).
MESA: Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a statewide program for students interested in the STEM fields. MESA students complete a variety of engineering and science activities throughout the year leading up to competitions in the spring at local universities. In the past students have: designed pelican nests, engineered balsa wood gliders, designed mousetrap cars and created life-vests. Application required.
Robotics: This is a beginning course in robotics which will introduce students to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve the development, building and programming of a LEGO Mindstorm robot. Students will work in hands-on teams to design, build, program and document their progress. This class will include group collaboration, project design, critical thinking and troubleshooting, time management, understanding of current topics and proposed solutions to current world and space issues.
Speech & Debate: In this elective, students learn the art of public speaking and argumentation. Debate allows students to stay up to date with current events and have lively discussions with classmates. Participation in tournaments provides a fun way to meet students from other schools and compete for Sutter.