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Lakes offers a comprehensive academic program. You can visit each department tab to see more about the classes offered, teachers, tutoring, and other information.

Business

Todd Pehowski: Department Chair

Kathleen Buchholz

Louanne Collins

G.P. Sessions

English
Announcements:English Tutoring is available in the library every Tuesday and Thursday after school.

Ted Cohn: Department Chair

Jayne Alison

Sarah Casberg

Merry Farrington

Rachel Mahnken

Kathy Morlan

Will Niva

Kirk Weaver

Caleb Kellcy

Announcements:English Tutoring is available in the library every Tuesday and Thursday after school.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Pat Hannam:Department Chair
Personal Health (9)
This course is designed to guide students into making sound personal and career decisions. Units in the course promote positive mental, emotional, social and physical health, develop skills to build healthy relationships, prevent diseases and make healthy choices.

Nanette Jimenez:
Interpersonal Relationships (10,11,12)
Class provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate respectful/caring relationships in the family, workplace and community. Areas of study include functions and expectations of various types of relationships, personal needs and characteristics and their impact, communication skills, conflict prevention/management techniques, teamwork/leadership skills and standards that guide behavior.

Independent Living (10)
Independent Living is designed to prepare students for responsible decision making in a variety of areas that confront young adults as they leave high school.  The primary focus of Independent Living is the development of essential skills for living on their own, in a family, or with others. Standards and competencies are selected from the Work and Family sections of the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Planning systems to manage connections between family responsibilities, career choices, and community involvement is an essential component of this course.

Nutrition and Wellness (9,10,11,12)
The course focuses on the role of foods and nutrition in human health and wellness. Areas of study include demonstration of nutrition/wellness practices that enhance individual and family well being. Concepts related to factors which influence nutrition/ wellness, nutritional needs, acquiring/handling/using foods, food safety and the impact of science/technology are all included.

Robin Harrell:
Career, Community and Family Connections (12)
In Career, Community and Family Connections students will prepare for their future. Examine potential career choices to determine their career goals based on their knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Demonstrate transferable and employability skills in community and workplace settings. Determine skills and knowledge needed to develop a life plan for achieving individual, family, and career goals. Student will demonstrate management of resources through their ability to write and present.

Early Childhood, Education and Services . (10,11,12)
In Early Childhood, Education and Services students learn the knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in Early Childhood, Education and Services.
The course focuses on the provision and management of child care services and prepares individuals to plan, design, and manage child care facilities and programs that meet children’s developmental needs and interests and that provide safe and healthy environments. Dual credit is available.

Parenting (10,11,12)
Evaluating the impact of parenting roles and responsibilities on strengthening the wellbeing of individuals and families is the focus of the Parenting course. It is designed to assist students in developing appropriate skills and attitudes in working and living with young children. Ongoing planned learning experiences with young children are an essential component. Areas of study include the intellectual, social, emotional and biological development of children, parent child relationships, parenting practices, special needs of children, parental and environmental influences on child development, and external support systems. Dual credit is available.

Financial Literacy (10,11,12)
In Financial Literacy, students will learn to evaluate management practices related to human, economic, and environmental resources. The effective management of current and future resources is stressed. Learning activities will help students make satisfying short and long-term decisions. Standards and competencies address financial goal-setting and strategies; household income, assets and debt management; preventing and resolving financial difficulties; and use of public resources. Teacher approval required.

Jessica Soete:
Project management 1, 2 (10,11,12)
Project Management is a course that prepares individuals to apply quantitative and qualitative kowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. The course includes instruction in leadership and project planning, risk management, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, accounting, statistics, decision making and human resources.

Family Health (10,11,12)
This course is designed to prepare students for life-long decision making, problem-solving, critical thinking and management skills related to health and wellness issues that impact families. Students assume an active role in competencies from the Work and Family sections of the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. This course focuses on the interrelationships of healthy choices and a productive, satisfying life.

Independent Living (10,11,12)
Independent Living is designed to prepare students for responsible decision making in a variety of areas that confront young adults as they leave high school.  The primary focus of Independent Living is the development of essential skills for living on their own, in a family, or with others. Standards and competencies are selected from the Work and Family sections of the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Planning systems to manage connections between family responsibilities, career choices, and community involvement is an essential component of this course.

Mary Opdahl:
Culinary Arts I, II, III (10,11,12)
Culinary Arts prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. The course includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques. Dual credit is available.

Sue Reynolds:
Housing, Interiors and Furnishings  (10,11,12)
In Housing, Interiors, and Furnishings students learn the knowledge, skills, and
practices required for careers in housing, interiors and furnishings. This course
focuses on the behavioral, social, economic, functional and aesthetic aspects
of housing, interiors and furnishings. Instruction includes analyzing, planning,
designing, furnishing and equipping residential, work and leisure spaces, and the
study of related policies.
Senior Seminar (12)
This course will assist students in meeting standard on their culminating project. The course will help students complete their portfolios, fulfill their community experience, write their reflective paper, and present their project at the end of the course.

Marcy Schafer:
Mentor Leadership 1 & 2 (10,11,12)
This course is designed to prepare Ignite mentors to pursue program goals.  Students learn the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective mentor.  Course content includes: communication skills, listening techniques, public  speaking, understanding others, leadership skills, facilitation techniques and encouraging/empowering others. Students learn lifelong lessons as they demonstrate their knowledge, skills and practices required for careers in the field of teaching and recreation by active volunteering.

Nutrition and Wellness (9,10,11,12)
The course focuses on the role of foods and nutrition in human health and wellness. Areas of study include demonstration of nutrition/wellness practices that enhance individual and family well being. Concepts related to factors which influence nutrition/ wellness, nutritional needs, acquiring/handling/using foods, food safety and the impact of science/technology are all included.

Courses taught by multiple teachers
Independent Living (10,11,12)
Independent Living is designed to prepare students for responsible decision making in a variety of areas that confront young adults as they leave high school.  The primary focus of Independent Living is the development of essential skills for living on their own, in a family, or with others. Standards and competencies are selected from the Work and Family sections of the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Planning systems to manage connections between family responsibilities, career choices, and community involvement is an essential component of this course.

Nutrition and Wellness (9,10,11,12)
The course focuses on the role of foods and nutrition in human health and wellness. Areas of study include demonstration of nutrition/wellness practices that enhance individual and family well being. Concepts related to factors which influence nutrition/ wellness, nutritional needs, acquiring/handling/using foods, food safety and the impact of science/technology are all included.

Recreational Leadership 1, 2 (11,12)
Recreational Leadership is designed to prepare students for lifelong volunteering in their community in the services of education, recreation and leisure.
Students will learn a variety of safety and security practices and skills involved in managing education, recreation, leisure and other programs and events for themselves and others. Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in the field of recreation by actively volunteering in elementary schools and community centers. Students will also obtain certification in first aid/ CPR and research future career opportunities in the education, recreation and leisure areas in their community. This course may be cross credited as occupational credit or Fitness and Health credit. Student must provide own transportation.

AFFILIATED STUDENT LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION

FCCLA (FAMILY, COMMUNITY, and CAREER LEADERS OF AMERICA)
CULINARY ARTS CLUB

See our Clubs & Activities page for more information.

Foreign Languages

Anne Miller:French 1,2,3,4

Laurent Motte: German 1,2,3 & Spanish 3

Kristy Thomas: Spanish 1 & 2

Ben Shultis: Japanese 1, 2, 3

Annie Mast: Spanish 1& 2

Our foreign language department has numerous associated activities and clubs. There are Haiku contests, French Club, the Asian Interest Group, and the Japanese Culture Fair to name a few.

See our Clubs & Activities page for more information.

Health & Fitness

Garret Miller: Department Chair, Weight Training, Swim and Dive, Lifeguard Certification (Head Girls Golf Coach, Assistant Boys Swim Coach)

Nick Jensen:Freshman (Gym), Walking, Swim and Dive (Head Boys Basketball Coach)

Stacie Pate: Freshman (Swim), Aerobics, Walking, Yoga

Nolan Soete: Freshman (Weight Room), Sports Skills

Kate McCall:Yoga (Head Boys and Girls Swim Coach)

JROTC

Colonel Gerald Rosenbaum

Sergeant First Class Frederick Dumas

First Sergeant Raul Munoz

Math

Stephanie Killen: Department Head

Steve Anderson

Reagan Coffey

Keri Hampton

Karissa Huhner

Mike Killen

Ray Kurtz

Mark Lundy

John Supan

Online resources to support your students in math can be found here:

Performing Arts

Ryan Batcheller: Choir

Robin Harrell: Drama

Tami Johnson:Instrumental Music, AP Music Theory, Musical Trends

Briana Navarro: Drama

Science

Science Page

Tutoring: After school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library with a science teacher.
Lakes Science Fair is scheduled for February 20, 2014. All students in science classes need to complete a science research project.

Dan George: Chemistry
Ryan Tebow: Biology; Chemistry; AP Chemistry
Lisa Legary: Natural Resources Biology; Human Body Systems and Structures; Forensic Technology; AP Biology
Kim Knust: Natural Resources Biology; Introduction to Engineering; Principles of Engineering

Rich Kuras
Katrina Theitje-Weihs: Biology; Environmental Issues
Briana Navarro: Physical, Earth and Space Science; Biology,

 

Special Education

Susan Kirkpatrick

Deanna Klingensmith

Sally Larsen

Tracy Nelson

Sheila Beckstrom

Linda Vanderbilt

Social Studies

Darrellene Canada: (Department Head) US History, Contemporary World Problems

Andrea Dunnavent: AP World History, 9th grade World History

Teresa Golston: Pacific Rim, Contemporary World Problems

Greg Kepner: US History, Pacific Northwest History

Andrea Morgan: US History, World History

John Shelton: AP Government, AP US Histroy, US History

Caleb Kellcy: World History

Technology

Joe Clark: Desktop Publishing (Yearbook), Visual Communication, Web Design

Louanne Collins: Design Technology

Visual Arts

Debra Gus

Kate Kuhn

Scott Waeshle: AP Art, Commercial Photography

Linda Wilson: Ceramics

 

 

 


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