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As a department, we wholeheartedly support each other, value collaboration, and strive to help each and every student reach their creative potential (plus we teach the most "awesomest" classes at school).

There are twenty-five electives for seventh and eighth grade students and ten electives for sixth grade students.  Seventh and eighth grade students may choose two periods of electives.  Sixth grade students have one elective period.  The seventh and eighth grade electives are:  Animation Semester, Animation Year, Advanced Orchestra, Ceramics Semester, Art Semester, Art-Ceramics Year, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Chorale, Culinary Arts, Debate, Drama, French, Guitar, Honors Band, Journalism, Media Productions, PhysicsSpanish, Computer Science: Storytech Semester, Computer Science: Storytech Year, Student Government, Symphonic Band, WEB (Where Everyone Belongs), and Yearbook.  The sixth grade electives are:  Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Wheel - Art, Wheel - Digital Literacy, Wheel - Drama, Wheel - Fun with French, Wheel - Introduction to Animation, Wheel - Introduction to Coding, and Wheel - Multicultural Studies.


If you would like to see examples of student animation or get more information about the animation classes, please click on the animation webpage link


If you would like to see more examples or get information about the art classes, please click on the following art webpage link

computer science: Storytech

If you would like to learn more about Storytech, please click on the Storytech webpage link.

Culinary Arts





Next year, Ralston will be launching an exciting NEW elective:  Journalism!  Do you enjoy keeping up to date on what's going on in the world?  Are you always the first to tell your friends what's going on in politics or entertainment or local happenings?  Do you want to keep your finger on the pulse of your school and help bring Ralston's first school newspaper to life?  Then sign up for Journalism!  Transform yourself into an intrepid reporter and be the voice of your classmates.  For more information, please e-mail Ms. Sorensen.  Hope to see you next year!

Media Productions

Media Production is an elective class which will focus on film creation and appreciation this academic year. This course explores typing proficiency and film critique methods which students  will assess camera operations, audio production, and video editing of both classic and modern films.


When You Believe

Two hundred seventy Ralston Middle School band, orchestra, chorus and animation students combine music and art to portray some of the amazing things that can happen, no matter how impossible they may seem, when you believe in yourself and others. The soundtrack was recorded live at a school concert while the animation was played in the background.


Student Government

WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)

World Languages

For more information about the World Language Department please click the link. 



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