Southeast Polk Junior High will be using this article to share information regarding the registration process over the course of the spring semester and summer. If any questions come up and you need further information regarding the transition process from 6th to 7th grade or 7th to 8th grade, feel free to contact the SEP junior High Main Office at 515-967-5509.
Student Information for Scheduling
For those students who would like to be considered as PEOPEL helpers email your Junior High counselor and answer the following:
Junior High Counselors go by last names of students-
Mr. Crowley (firstname.lastname@example.org) has students who are last names A-F.
Mrs. Speed (email@example.com) has students with last names G-N.
Mrs. Parsons (firstname.lastname@example.org) has students who are last names O-Z.
Information for Students for Scheduling
For those students who would like to be considered as PEOPEL helpers email your counselor and answer the following:
Band Students, We Want You!
Students have worked diligently to learn the fundamentals on their instruments in 5th and 6th grade and are moving into an exciting level of their instrumental education next year at the Junior High. Junior High Band offers extended opportunities for not only academic band ensembles, but also extra curricular ensembles and performance opportunities. In Junior High, students will have the opportunity to play more complex compositions of music, join the Jazz Band, participate in competitions and participate in our solo and ensemble festival. In 8th grade, students will have the opportunity to play with the high school pep band at a basketball game and attend the Adventureland Festival of Bands in May. We hope that you will continue with band throughout Junior High to witness these exciting new adventures in your instrumental education!
All Singers Wanted!
Students have the opportunity to join choir starting in 7th grade. Choir is a performance based class, but students will have the chance to grow and develop into stronger musicians as well as in their confidence. Students will have the chance to work together with their classmates as a team to work towards a collective goal. In 8th grade students have the opportunity to join a flex Honor choir. In Junior High, students also have the opportunity to join middle school show choir and musicals. Students in show choir travel and attend various well-known competitions as well as perform at SEP high school events throughout the year. Fine arts is a valued part of the curriculum at the Junior High and is also believed to be essential to have a well-rounded education both socially and academically. We hope to see your students start their singing journey on the right track!
Band or Choir-Why not both?
Students do not have to choose between band and choir, they can do both! If you would like to participate in both band and choir, follow the instructions below:
Once a staff member is notified we will put the student’s name on a list. The students on this list will have the opportunity to do chorus during flex class at SEP Junior High.
Here is additional information that applies to before and after school opportunities for 7th and 8th-grade students interested in Band and Chorus.
Jazz Band for 7th Grade- Tuesday and Friday 6:40am -7:20am (End of October to the end of March)
Jazz Band for 8th Grade- Monday and Thursday 6:30am – 7:20am (End of October to the end of March)
Solo/Ensemble Festival (7th and 8th grade)- Hosted in the spring
Adventureland Festival of Bands (8th grade only)- May
Show Choir (Sudden Impulse)- Monday and Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Auditions for show choir will occur during the second week of school for incoming 7th and 8th grade students.)
Middle School Musical-Auditions in January. -Tuesday and Friday 3:00-4:30 p.m. Performances in the spring. Students have the opportunity to be on stage or backstage to help with stage crew.