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English:
 
The English and ELD Department focuses on ensuring all students are able to read, write, speak, and listen in the English language. Our teachers focus on the language and literacy skills the students bring to the classroom and then build on those skills to help them succeed. We focus on both literary and informative texts, introducing students to reading material they may or may not be familiar with. Students will write essays, work in groups on project-based assessments, take formative and summative assessments, and answer open-ended questions to help with their comprehension and understanding of the real world. As a department, we strive to help our students focus on being able to take the skills learned in their English and ELD classes to the real world and their other subjects.
 
Science:
 
Science knowledge is essential in this modern world. It is an important factor in making sound, educated decisions. It is our goal at Parlier Junior High, to teach students the science processes that will make them better decision makers and better citizens.
 
History:
 
The History Department at Parlier Jr High School focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past. This includes gathering, recording, synthesizing and evaluating evidence and theories about past events. We work individually, in groups, and as a class to better our understanding of social, political and cultural movements that have shaped human history. Our overall goal is to help each one of our students develop disciplinary literacy within history.
 
Math:
 
Physical Education:
 
Parlier Junior High Physical Education Mission
Welcome to Parlier Jr. High Physical Education Department. Our goal is to instruct quality physical education that promotes lifelong learners of health and wellness. We will develop the fundamentals of good health, self confidence, and opportunities that provide our students with high levels of physical fitness, that relate to the school’s rigorous levels of academic achievement.
 
Curriculum Components
  1. Individual & Team Sports
  2. Nutrition
  3. Fitness/Wellness/Health
  4. Cooperative & Team Building Games
 
Electives:
 
Spanish- Teacher (Concepcion Salinas) 
This class introduces students to the wonderful world of Spanish. From learning the essential vocabulary, verb conjugations, key phrases, geography, and about cultural experiences, the students are fully immersed in the language. Olé!
 
 
Tiger Study Skills- Teachers (Concepcion Salinas/ Mireya Monarrez)
 
This class is designed both as an academic support and skill-building course. Students will learn study and organizational skills. They will learn/improve their ability to take notes, review for quizzes and tests, manage their workload, and organize their materials for all of their classes. Students will also learn about different careers, colleges/universities, and about the acceptance prerequisites for each.
 
Choir:
Choir Teacher (Sheilagh Hughes-Luna)
The Intro to Music course teaches note-naming, solfege, note and rest values, and the elements of music leading to composing/writing music. By using music staff paper, taking notes, viewing videos, and reading, students will develop their music knowledge. Discussing music of the past and present, while using the elements of music, will help PJHS students share opinions, criticisms, and their own compositions.
 
The Choir course teaches note-naming, solfege, note and rest values, and the elements of music leading to singing/performing music. By rehearsing, taking notes, viewing videos, and reading, students will develop their music knowledge. Discussing music of the past and present, while using the elements of music, will help PJHS students sing as a group, in small ensembles, and individually to build confidence, develop vocal technique, and share their music knowledge. PJHS Choir will perform at Winter Concert, the Parlier Showcase, and Spring Concert, so save the dates as no other school events should conflict.
 
Band:
Band Teacher (Michael Afu)
 
Agriculture:
 
Parlier Jr. High Agriculture Program offers students classes in Agriscience and Agriculture Technology. Mrs. Wagner and Ms. Marin serve as the agriculture programs FFA Advisors and advise over 240 students within the agriculture program. We strive to offer students basic concepts in FFA, Animal Science, Plant Science, Career Development, Typing, Coding and Google Doc, Sheets and Slides without our classes. The department also host FFA Week on campus and has a garden area for students to grow flowers and vegetables.
 
Robotics:
Mr. Dillon
 
We all know that robots attract kids to learn. VEX Robotics and VEXcode are providing opportunities for students of all ages to participate in learning the code that makes these robots work. VEX makes computer science come to life through collaborations, hands-on projects, and engaging experiences. From classrooms to competitions, VEXcode helps to create the next generation of innovators.