Welcome to ECOLE INTERMEDIARE DON ROSS MIDDLE SCHOOL !
FRENCH IMMERSION – Grade 7, 8 and 9
Registration for our middle years French Immersion program at Don Ross follows a student’s successful completion of French Immersion Grade 6 in School District #48. Entry into French Immersion for any other students, at any other grade level will be on the basis of:
a) Available space and
b) Previous experience with the French language
IMMERSION – Grade 7 –Our French Immersion grade 7 students follow their academic program of study in the French language and may also take Art, Drama and/or Physical Education in French.
IMMERSION – Grade 8/9 – Our Grade 8 and 9 French Immersion Program is comprised of three courses: Français Langue, Sciences Humaines, Beaux-Arts and Apprentisage par Projets.
FRANÇAIS LANGUE – Grade 8/9
This course combines the communicative approach and more traditional study of grammar and literature. Students study various modern and traditional literary, dramatic and journalistic forms, enriching their understanding of French culture, and appreciation of the written French language. Oral presentations, group discussions and the development of listening and speaking skills are also emphasized.
SCIENCES HUMAINES – Grade 8/9
Science Humaines is similar to the Social Studies regular curriculum with additional French language components to help students master the concepts. Big ideas are explored through authentic and competency driven learning experiences that examine key content and concepts related to various time periods. Power structures, ideology and revolution, the impact of the physical environment on economic, political and social change, and dynamic construct of identity frames essential learning experiences to help students become competent critical thinkers and active citizens.
BEAUX-ARTS and APPRENTISAGE PAR PROJECTS – Grade 8/9
Students in French Immersion 8/9 study the Fine Arts and undertake projects within the Applied Design, Skills and Technology curriculum en français.