Art

Kay Stimatze

Art

Art I is a comprehensive course that provides students with the foundation knowledge and opportunity to explore different art media and to create individual works of art. This course may also provide an exploration of career opportunities in the art world. Initial course covers the language, materials, and processes of a particular art form and the design elements and principles supporting a work of art. Although the Art 1 course focuses on the introduction of different art forms and mediums, it will include the study of major artists, art movements and styles.

Band

Preston Thomas

Band

This course is designed to give the student an enriching and diverse instrumental music education. This class provides a number of performance opportunities for the student in a variety of settings. The daily objective of the course is to foster and promote musical growth through the playing of an instrument by the student. As a member of the band program, group effort and cooperation is necessary to a successful program. Band is a skilled effort in which each student is expected to show technical and musical growth throughout this course.

Choir

Preston Thomas

Choir

The Choral program is designed to enhance the musical, creative and expressive qualities of all students. Musical opportunities are provided for every child to learn the basic skills of singing and reading music, developing song repertoire, broadening listening skills, and experiencing the interrelated nature of music with other cultures and content areas. Students will continue to develop an understanding and appreciation of the differences in music from other cultures and the connections music brings to people, places and time. The topics in this class will provide a strong basis for the continuation of their music skills as the student continues on their path to becoming a life-long participant of music

Forensics/creative Writing

Tina Andrews

Creative Writing

This class explores various types of writing. Descriptive writing, poetry, short stories and more will be written in this class.

Forensics

This class is an introduction to high school forensics. We learn how to present prose, poetry, informative speeches, oration speeches, and improvised duet acting. This class helps you learn the art of public speaking.

Industrial Technology

Wally Wolgast

7th Grade Woodworking

Seventh grade woodworking is a nine-week introductory class designed to acquaint students with the wood shop. Students will learn measuring skills and be introduced to a variety of hand tools used to complete a simple hands on project. Units of instruction will include basic shop safety, basic tool safety, measuring, sanding, staining and basic electrical wiring for the completion of their project.

8th Grade Woodworking

Eighth grade woodworking or Intro to Industrial Technology is a nine-week class designed to build an interest in the area of Woodworking. Students will learn shop safety, power tool safety and complete their choice of a select group of projects designed to utilize skills learned about power tools. Students will use the table saw, jointer, and radial arm saw to complete the project. Students will learn the names and uses of common hand tools along with basic use of measuring skills needed to complete their project.

Life Skills

Margie Eck

Life Skills

Seventh grade students will complete three basic sewing projects during a nine week rotation. A travel towel, pillow case, and a fleece pillow. Basic nutrition lessons will be taught by our County Extension Agent. Fabric for these projects are not provided by the school. Students must purchase their own supplies prior to the beginning of each project.

Movie & Book Club

Nathan Honas

Movie & Book Club

If you love a good story whether it’s on the page or the screen, then this class is for you! We love discussing book-to-movie adaptations, comparing the similarities and differences, and debating on which one is better.

Physical Education

Judd Dohrmann | Kami Dahlberg

Physical Education

Physical Education courses provide students with knowledge, experience, and an opportunity to develop skills in more than one of the following sports or activities: team sports, individual/dual sports, recreational sports, and fitness/conditioning activities.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math | STEM

Eryn Guy

STEM

This is a junior high STEM course designed to educate students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students will use hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration guided by the design process to participate in project based learning opportunities to find solutions to real-world issues and problems. Projects are designed to allow for multiple right answers and productive teamwork and collaboration.

Technology

Shane Hahn

7th Grade Technology

7th Grade Technology is split up into four different projects.

1. Google Doc 2. Google Slideshow 3. How To Video 4. Balsa Wood Tower

8th Grade Technology

8th Grade Technology is split up in three projects.

1. Straw Towers 2. Solid-Fuel Rockets 3. CO2 Dragster

BARBER COUNTY NORTH | USD 254

Central Office - 620.886.3370Junior Senior High School - 620.886.5667Grade School - 620.886.5608