• Visual Art - Room 7 

    Ms. D-Y (kdiemandyauman@pps.net )  


    In the middle years, it is important to facilitate student artists in the development of their own self-awareness, personal abilities, and talents. In this class, students learn to use visual art as a means to express emotions and apply critical thinking skills. Students also use sketchbooks to understand how visual planning and organization play vital roles in the art-making process. Some key compoonents of the Laurelhurst School Art program include: 

    Appreciating and understanding the importance of the visual arts in society

    Cultivating and developing skills in various artistic media

    Creating an exciting and safe environment that allows students to be inspired and inquisitive

    Creating art based on one’s own experience, identity, imagination, and observations



    Physical Education - Gymnasium  

    Coach Lewis (mlewis@pps.net)


    Team Sports/Recreational Games: With a focus on "team," this class will explore vigorous components of exercise associated with team sports and games. Focus will include, but not be limited to, skill development, game concepts, and team interactions. Students in this course will leave equipped witht he tools necessary to pursue physical activity in the team setting now and for a lifetime. 


    Personal Fitness/Individual Sports: For the individual seeking a healthy lifestyle outside the traditional sport setting, this class looks to boraden students' view of the fitness realm. Activities will focus on various components and means of personal fitness as well as achieving personal fitness through individual sports. Students in this course will leave equipped with the toold necessary to pursue indifidual physical activity now and for a lifetime. 


    Technology & Media - Library 

    Ms. Lang  (mlang@pps.net)


    Technology: This course will dive deeper into more advanced exploration of computer programming using codesters and edity as well as continued photo/image editing using Pixlr. Google apps will  be used. This class is ideal for students who want to further explore coding and enjoy using technology to create! 



    Physical Education & Health - Room 25

    Ms. Martin (kmartin1@pps.net)


    Team Sports: During our quarter together, there will be many opportunities for students to work with a partner or in small groups as they explore skill development, game concepts and team interactions.  They will leave class with the skills to successfully participate in a variety of team sports.

    Health:  This class will focus on Alcohol, Tobacco/Nicotine and other drugs as well as nutrition. At the end of the quarter, we will focus on  healthy relationships and sexual health. All curriculum that is used comes directly from PPS.  Families are welcome to excuse their student from any parts of the healthy relationships/sexual health unit.  



    Cultural Exploration & Foods Exploration - Room 23

    Ms. AlSuhaimi (malsuhaimi@pps.net)

    Cultural ExplorationWhat defines a culture? Objects and artifacts? Beliefs and ideas? Traditions and language? The way it expresses itself through art, music, dance, geography, food, monuments, and more? This semester, we’re going to take a deep dive into a variety of global cultures and find out how they connect us all.

    Foods Exploration: What can food tell us about a person? We all have our own stories and food is a universal part of our daily routines and lives. This quarter, we’re going to learn the personal stories of various food business owners around Portland as well as how their businesses connect them to their own cultures and communities.