Activities & Clubs
Jasmin Franklin | Choir & Theatre Arts
Students enrolled in Theatre will learn a variety theatrical endeavors, with an emphasis on appreciating, exploring, and performing theater as an art form.
Jasmin Franklin | Choir & Theatre Arts
In Choir you will:
Make new friends
Make great music
Learn to entertain
Learn to make people listen, laugh, and cry
Learn how to read music (it’s like another language!)
Be part of something great!
Instrumental music is an opportunity for students to release their inner creativity through music performance. They do this by developing the necessary skills to create music on a wind ensemble instrument (band) or a string orchestra instrument (orchestra). Our students begin the journey in 6th grade where they choose their first instrument and learn to make their first sounds. They learn how to read music and how to apply it to their instrument. After three years of hard work and study, we expect our 8th graders to graduate with a strong understanding of music and the ability to perform intermediate to advanced level music.
In addition to music, research shows that your student will develop other necessary life skills in band class. It is proven to improve language abilities, increase emotional resilience, increase empathy, increase attention spans and focus, and increase self-confidence. It is also proven to increase SAT scores and improve math and reading skills.Our students are responsible for obtaining their own instruments. ILTexas recommends that students rent-to-own their instruments through companies like Music & Arts. ILTexas does not own nor have the abilities to loan any instruments to students. Parents who are concerned about the financial commitment of band/orchestra should consider another elective choice.
Advisor: Mrs. Kristalyn James | Counselor 6-8
The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. We are honored to start an NJHS chapter at the ILTexas Westpark campus.
Requirements for becoming a member in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) in grades 7 and 8 include an average GPA of 95.0 with no grade lower than 90.0. Maintaining membership requires an average of 90.0.
Students achieve membership because they are held in the highest regard in all aspects of their student life.
In order to be a member of the National Junior Honor Society, students must be outstanding in the areas of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. The Honor Society Committee (as assigned by the Principal) ultimately will determine those students who have upheld, to the highest degree, the standards that are required.
An invitation to apply will be issued to students who meet eligibility. An invitation to apply does not guarantee acceptance into NJHS. NJHS induction opportunities are a committee based decision.
Specific requirements include:
Students must have a minimum of grade A in all academic courses.
Students should have demonstrated leadership. It is helpful if students have held a variety of offices with the school and community. These offices should have required the student to demonstrate a variety of skills and abilities.
Students should actively demonstrate the qualities of honesty, responsibility, fairness, courtesy, tolerance and cooperation.
The student should have made significant contributions to the school, classmates and community. Such contributions should be readily identifiable.