For the 2012-2013 school year, new classes are being offered to Belton Yeokum Middle School students.
The first class is Character Council, which is devised to incorporate student leadership into the Belton School District’s Character Education program, Pirate Principles.
Students in seventh and eighth grade will work side-by-side in various committees to create and implement all student council activities as well as Pirate Principles. The class is taught by Kelly Benbow and Kim Loman.
Also being offered are Aftershock and Transformers. These courses are designed to provide YMS eighth grade students the opportunity to develop leadership skills essential for today’s world. Jen Koester will be teaching Aftershock and Daniel Bartholomew will teach Transformers.
Another class to be offered is Discovery Choir, a year-long class for seventh graders, taught by John Weinzierl. The students will perform several times throughout the school year.
The final new class is Advanced Physical Fitness. Mark Thomas will teach this class for eighth grade student athletes. This class will be in addition to the students’ PE/Health Class.
For more information about these class offerings, contact the YMS office at 816-348-1042.