The PE/Connections Block
At Mabry we offer instrumental music, choral music, general music, and the visual arts as part of the Connections classes. Additionally we offer Business Education, which, while not generally considered arts or music education, is offered in this same block of time.
The instrumental music classes offered at Mabry are Band and Orchestra. A student can only participate in one. Each of these programs meet all year.
A typical 6th or 7th grade student will spend 4 periods in academic classes and 2 periods in Connections and/or PE classes each day. In 8th grade a typical student will spend 5 periods (because of the possibility for Foreign Language study) in academic classes and 2 periods in Connections and/or PE classes each day.
Health is offered for 1 nine weeks. When a student is not taking health, most students participate in Physical Education. A typical student's schedule during the PE/Connections block would be:
- Health and Physical Education for 1 period
- Connections (rotating through nine weeks of study in non-instrumental music, Art, and Business) or participating in instrumental music all year for 1 period
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