The TMS explore department provides unique opportunities for students to investigate areas outside the core curriculum. We currently offer students six different classes ranging from Art to Video Production. Each class is one semester long and student rotate to a new class at the semester break. If you have questions about the explore program in general, or any of our classes in particular, please contact your students school counselor.
Intro to Art is a semester long exploratory class that will provide students with the opportunity to explore the arts through creative projects, historical and cultural lessons, analysis of artworks, aesthetic valuing, and making connections to other subjects, careers, and the community. Students will learn about and apply the elements of art and the principles of design in visual art. Throughout the semester students will be introduced to a variety of art media and will create both 2 and 3 dimensional art projects. All instruction is based on the five strands and benchmarks of the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards.
The Temecula Middle School Band program provides instrumental music instruction at three levels. Beginning, Concert (intermediate), and Symphonic (advanced). Students are placed as much as possible by grade level to facilitate working schedules at school and peer group working relationships which will follow the band students into High School. Students will perform several concerts throughout the year, as well as compete in other competitions/festivals. We look forward to seeing you throughout the year at our evening events.
The Temecula Middle School Choir program includes three levels: Beginning, Treble, and Mixed. Students are placed as much as possible by grade level to facilitate working schedules at school and peer group working relationships which will follow the choir students into High School. Students will perform several concerts throughout the year, as well as compete in other competitions/festivals. We look forward to seeing you throughout the year at our evening events.
The curriculum for Speech Communications is based upon the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Listening and Speaking standards for the Common Core State Standards. The ability to give an effective verbal presentation is a very important skill. The goal of this course is to provide each student the opportunity to learn and practice how to give strong, organized oral presentations as well as developing self-confidence and poise.
Introduction to Drama
The first half of the semester will introduce students to basic drama techniques such as pantomine, speaking and articulation, improvisation, props and effective use of props, etc.; students will also develop an understanding of the variety of roles in theatre (jobs that make the performance all possible) and be able to identify and describe basic (Western) theatre history and the genres of theatre. The second half of the semester will include script analysis and a performance critique, which includes a written critique and a culminating performance/final project.