Middle School

Students climbing on rocks at Cape Kiwanda

Students explore Cape Kiwanda

collage of student's cardboard mazes testing incentives for cockroaches

Students built mazes for use in testing what might motivate Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches to find their way through the maze. (They found strawberry juice to be the most effective)

Collage of spray-painted art- moon over landscapes

Spray Paint Art done by students in the Middle/High Art Elective

Students learn about crabs during a lab at Hatfield Marine Science Center

Learning about ocean life at Hatfield 

Students getting ready to launch rockets in the field

Ms. Nielsen's class gets ready to launch rockets

Sign for middle school garden reading: Good Life Middle School Pollinator Garden

A KVCS Parent volunteer made this beautiful sign for one of our gardens

Students begin working on assembling a mini cement mixer in gardening class.

Students follow directions to put together a mini cement mixer for the gardening program

Middle School Academics

Mathematics

Teacher- Scott Castle

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Scott has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from WOU, Middle School Endorsement from WOU, and Master's Degree in Education from WOU.  Scott is also the Head Teacher for the Middle and High School grades.  Scott has worked at KVCS since 2004 and considers it like home. 

Mr. Castle playing drums

 

Humanities

Teacher- Michaela Wasson

 

Science

Teacher- Inger-Lis Nielsen

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Health and PE

Teacher- Ronnie Simmons

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Languages

Middle School Students can choose to take French or Chinese languages.  If students complete all 3 years of middle school French, with a grade of "E" for all 6 semesters, they will be eligible for 1 credit of High School French 1 and move into French 2 in grade 9.

Middle School Chinese Teacher: Michael Chung

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Middle School French Teacher: Tamara Sprague

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Electives

Students have the opportunity to participate in various electives, sometimes with high school students.

Electives and projects vary by year, but have included

Guitar/Rock Band

Cooking

Art

Robotics

Aiding in elementary classes

Service Projects

Digital Media

Yearbook

 

Additional Programs

Gardening

Teacher - Lua Siegel

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Sign for middle school garden reading: Good Life Middle School Pollinator Garden
Students begin working on assembling a mini cement mixer in gardening class.
Zucchini Blossom

 

Field Trips

KVCS places a priority on field trip experiences for students.  Some of the "Annual" opportunities include:

6th Grade Outdoor School

Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport)

Cape Kiwanda (Pacific City)

Silver Falls State Park

Oregon State University

Heartland Humane Society

Other trips related to course content

 

Student Council

Student Council plans social events for middle school students and organizes items for the annual KVCS PTO auction. They meet in Mr. Castle's room on Wednesdays during Advisory.