John Maland High School


Physical Education, CALM, CTS & Fine Arts


PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 – Graduation Requirement
The PE curriculum focus is on each individual experiencing success in the school setting and in the future. The emphasis has been placed on 4 general outcomes that are organized into broad categories in order to facilitate specific outcomes.
Activity – basic skills, application of basic skills
Benefits Health – functional fitness, body image, well being
Cooperation – communication, fair play, leadership, teamwork
Do it Daily for Life – effort, safety, goal setting/personal challenge, active living in the community
Assessment of student learning will be ongoing and continuous. Students will receive a written copy as well as visual and verbal cues in class on the expectation for evaluation, which will include criteria and exact outcomes focused on.
A written exam will conclude each unit and will be based on handouts and class activities.
Students will also be required to keep a logbook of weekly activities throughout the semester.
Emphasis is placed on daily participation and effort.
Physical Education 10 is a 5 credit course with classes being a mix of males and females.
Physical Education 10 is a required course to receive a high school diploma.
At the PE 20/30 level, each of the general outcomes include specific outcomes that emphasize the ability to analyze and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed at earlier grades. Both Physical Education 20 & 30 have grade specific outcomes. The outcomes for Physical Education 20 are a prerequisite for those in Physical Education 30.
Who should take PE 20 & 30?
Students who enjoy overall physical activity, who have a natural athletic ability, who are interested in remaining physically fit, who want to learn life- long skills that will enhance their personal lives, and students interested in careers in recreation, athletic trainers, PE teachers, sports journalists, coaches
By the end of Physical Education 20 & 30, students will:
General Outcome A:
Acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities: dance, games, individual activities and activities in alternative environments (IE aquatics and outdoor pursuits). The specific outcomes focus on: Basic skills and Application of basic skills.  
General Outcome B:
Understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity. The specific outcomes focus on: Functional Fitness, Body Image and Well-being  
General Outcome C:
Interact positively with others.The specific outcomes focus on: Communication, Fair Play, Leadership and Teamwork.
General Outcome D:
Assume responsibility to lead an active way of life. The specific outcomes focus on: Effort, Safety, Goal Setting/Personal Challenge, Active Living in the Community.
Physical Education 30:
Service and leadership are an integral part of this course. Students will be required to contribute 12 hours to organizing and officiating sporting events, and complete some written assignments.


CALM is a compulsory course, required for an Alberta Diploma and is usually taken in Grade 11.
CALM is offered as a 3–credit course at JMHS.
The CALM course consists of the following units:
World of Work & Career Choices
Well Being & Personal Choices
Independent Living & Resource Choices
Two extra credits are offered to students during CALM 20. These may be any 2 of the following:
HSS1020: Nutrition and Wellness
HSS2030: Perspective on Interpersonal Relationships
CTR1010: Job Preparation
FIN1010: Personal Financial Information
CTR2310: Career Directions – Expansion
CTR3310: Career Directions – Transitions


FRENCH 10- 3Y – Online
French 10 is a beginner course where no previous language experience is needed. Students will work on listening, oral & written comprehension. They will learn French by studying specific situations.
No prerequisite is required for French 10-3Y


ART 10-20-30

Art 10

An Introduction to Art & Design:

A general beginner course, Art 10 teaches students fundamental concepts, terms, techniques and mediums of art. Students learn to see as an artist does. They focus on basics which encourages students with little or no artistic exposure or background to gain confidence, satisfaction and pride in their growth. With effort and focus, students with little to no artistic experience will be pleased with the success they will find by completing this course.

Art 20

Widening Creative Approaches to Art Making:

Art 20 builds on earlier concepts, techniques and mediums, but with increased emphasis on expanding creativity and understanding of art as well as various types of art works and artists styles.This course allows for greater creative flexibility in the planning, creation and execution of created art pieces.

Art 30

Developing a Personal Artistic Style:

Earlier developed skills and knowledge are reinforced, while creative demands are increased. Students are given more creative freedoms with each assignment, choosing their creations. Each project or assignment should be met to explore and challenge the artist. Students are expected to begin to develop an individual and unique signature style. These art projects can be used for the creation of an art portfolio required for entrance to a post-secondary Fine Art institution.

ART 11-21-31

Art 11: Prerequisite Art 30

Achieving a Cultural Understanding & Appreciation of Art:

This guides a student’s thinking about the creative process an artist’s uses with their materials, what they are trying to convey through their artwork, methods of critical analysis and appreciation of artworks. Art pieces created in this course will be based on various artist studies.

Art 21:

History of Art Through Culture:

This course looks at the creation and function of art, the role and influence artists have on a culture and how art changes throughout history. Pieces of artwork produced by students will be focused on the periods they will study during this semester.

Art 31:

The Impact of Art on Society as a Whole:

Students learn about artists & styles throughout history. The course looks at influences of technology in art as well as art’s impact on society. This course is intended for the serious independent art student who wishes to build a portfolio for post secondary admission.


MUSIC 10-20-30 are all 5- credit courses which are taken over the full year
Jazz Combo 15/25/35 is designed to offer students the opportunity to perform instrumental jazz music in a small group setting of up to twelve players. Membership is open to all music students enrolled at JMHS. The literature for the ensemble ranges from Dixieland to modern jazz. The Jazz Combo rehearses twice a week and concertizes on a regular basis for both community functions and out of town performances. Participation in festivals, jazz camps, trips and working with guest artists is also part of the Jazz Combo experience. Students who are interested can earn credits for their participation in jazz band. These students need to see their music instructor to register for these credits.
Students should take music because they:
Have taken music in junior high
Have a natural ability in music
Want to learn and grow as a performer, listener, evaluator, composer and consumer of music
Want to enhance their own appreciation of music
Are interested in careers in the music industry including performers, songwriter, producer, retailer, sound or sound-track production for movies, television and theatre, advertising.Want to enhance their ability in Mathematics. (There are many studies to show that students who study music considerably enhance their ability to learn higher level mathematics)


DRAMA 10-20-30 and MUSICAL THEATRE 15-25-35
Drama 10-20-30 and Musical Theatre 15-25-35 at JMHS is a dynamic, exciting, and challenging ‘performing arts’ course that incorporates curriculum objectives into a semester of fun! The JMHS Drama Troupe presents a play to the public to showcase the talent and diversity of the students in the class. Whether you are interested in acting, or want to learn more about the technical aspects of theatre, this is the class for you!
This unique course has cross grade level enrollment to encourage growth in the dramatic arts and friendships that enhance the high school social experience. Students gain confidence, learn to interact with others, and conquer fears as they move through the levels and learn skills they will appreciate for a lifetime.
Students should take Drama/Musical Theatre because they:
Have an interest or curiosity in performing arts
Want to improve their confidence level
Want to enhance their abilities to speak in public
Want to learn more about the technical aspects (lighting, sound, costuming, make-up, props, set design) of drama
Are planning a career in the arts
Wonder what performing in public would be like
Enjoy participation activities
Are interested in teaching, counseling, psychology, advertising, politics, sales, television or journalism
Drama 30 and Musical Theatre 35 can be presented as course choices for post-secondary opportunities


Communication Technologies

Students will explore techniques in making power point presentations, photography, print communication, and working with audio and visual productions.
Photography: Learn how to take compelling photos, be the director of your own film and produce your own soundtrack. Students learn in their photography, video and audio projects to explore proper composition and design methods.
T-Shirt Logo Design: Students can create their own logos for stickers and for a variety of clothing such as t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, sweats, etc. Using Adobe Illustrator students will learn tracing techniques to complete their designs.
Students should take Communication Technologies/Audio Visual if they are:
Interested in a career in animation, graphic design, journalism, photography, or radio and television arts
Likely to do oral presentation in his/her work – managers, sales people, educators or trainers
Working to improve his/her grades on presentations and projects in any subject

Construction Technology

Construction Technology at JMHS comprises of 2 different strands: Constructions Technology and Fabrication Studies (some Mechanics modules are offered)
Students should take Construction Technology because they:
Want to learn basic building construction skills so they can create products out of wood
Want to learn introductory skills in working with metals
Will learn to design and manage a construction project
Are interested in a career in trades related to building construction, welding, and metal fabrication
Would like to develop skills that they can use in their personal life to do minor repairs and renovations
Enjoy working with their hands


JMHS offers an exciting option for students who are interested in hairstyling and esthetics. Whether you are thinking about cosmetology for personal reasons, or as a future career, this is a class you will want to check out!
Cosmetology provides the opportunity for students to develop basic career skills and develop an appreciation for personal grooming.
There are over 40 modules available for students to take.
Students gain confidence and knowledge as they move through the levels and learn skills they will appreciate for a lifetime or translate into a career in the industry.
Students should take Cosmetology if they:
Have an interest in hair styling, make-up or grooming
Want to improve their abilities in style and presentation
Want to enhance their abilities to assist others with makeovers
Want to learn more about the technical aspects of cosmetology
Are planning a career in the beauty industry
Enjoy active participation classes
Are interested in careers in hair styling, esthetics, massage therapy, make-up artistry, or a salon business.


FOODS 10/20/30
One of every three jobs in Alberta is related to the agriculture and foods industry. Students will develop knowledge of the nature of food and nutrition as well as skills in preparation and presentation of food.
Students should take foods because they:
Plan to have a job in the foods industry at some time in their lives.
Are interested in a career as a banquet/catering supervisor, baker, biological technician, butcher, chef or cook, food service industry, manufacturing managers, restaurant and food service managers, food and beverage processing, or food inspection.
Want to develop preparation and presentation skills for their own uses and pleasures.

Media & Cinema

Media and Cinema gives opportunity for students to engage and understand the impact and scope of cinema and other various media in their lives.

Media and Cinema 15

Examines the history of the medium, including the development of production and exhibition technologies that broaden the impact of the subject matter. The course will also explore the way in which history is portrayed and presented in the media and cinema, as well as the significant changes throughout cinematic history.

Media and Cinema 25

Explores the ways in which other cultures/national identities are represented by themselves as well as others. This course also investigates how cultural/national identities are developed or shaped by media and cinema.

Media and Cinema 35
Seeks to highlight the impact of and creation, by Media and the Cinema, of individual identity. Through exploration of the identities of creators and their worldview, students will be able to see their identities and the identities of others reflected/presented on screen.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education is a student-centered program designed to enhance the participant’s learning ability, self-confidence, and self-discipline. The O.E. course is an adventure in excellence where individuals can challenge themselves mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and culturally.
Students will learn:
To demonstrate the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for a safe, comfortable outdoor experience in all seasons.
To demonstrate an awareness and respect of living things and basic ecological processes.
To develop leadership and decision making skills.
To develop communication, listening and observational skills.To maintain a functional level of physical fitness
To develop positive personal and social behaviours and interpersonal relationships.
About proper nutrition and menu planning for outdoor activities.
About how to interact with wildlife populations in a manner safe for all involved.

Sports Medicine

The course examines issues and concepts in the fields of health, wellness, recreation, and athletics. This course combines theoretical and practical learning experiences. Students that take this course should be prepared to be active as we do weekly wellness activity labs.
This course is more hands on and less classroom based. Building on what students learned in the 15 course, the course combines theoretical and practical learning experiences. This course also provides opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills in the community of Devon. Students who take this course should be prepared to be active as we do weekly wellness activity labs.