Conquering Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Gone are the days when it was only a bonus to know how to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Now, it’s practically a necessity to utilize these programs in everyday life, whether for school, a job, or something as simple as making an address database to track correspondence. Most individuals can open these programs and figure out enough to produce basic results. Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to make a stellar document or know time saving techniques? How about being able to create charts and tables that adjust as you input more data? Or even learning how to to produce presentations that are sleek and professional in appearance? Sound like something useful to you? You’re in the right place! In this 15-week course, we will learn how to effectively and efficiently use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students will learn the basics and explore many of the more advanced features to help them put their work above and beyond that of their peers. A final project will tie all three programs and demonstrate the valuable knowledge obtained through this course.
This course will also contain an extra credit unit to learn touch typing. Credit will be awarded when students reach at least 30 wpm and 90% accuracy on the final test.
Music Theory & Composition
Students will study music theory and apply these principles to composing their own compositions. An understanding of music theory gives the musician the foundational tools and skills needed to succeed in the performance of the instrument of their choice, as well as vocals. This course is designed to introduce theory in a fun and informative way to help each student understand each new concept thoroughly. A short review of theory fundamentals will be followed by more in depth theory principles. Ear Training is also included in the course. Keyboard recommended for this class.
Public Speaking I
The Art of Communication is a gift! Be sure your student understands the value of communication! Join Ms. Neumann, the Ms. Frizzel of Public Speaking. Your students will engage in conversation, learn about the different types of Speeches, as well as write and present their own Speech (or two;)! This will be an interactive Public Speaking Class, with a Club-like feel.
Public Speaking II
Whether you are an experienced speaker looking to gain input and learn new tips as you develop your speech ideas or are new, yet excited, to public speaking and hoping to learn how to give an inspiring oral presentation, this class is for you. Heather Neumann will bring students on a journey- exploring different types of speeches, delving into the process of effectively executing ideas. Students will write and deliver speeches. Class time will be teaching, as well as engaging discussions and presentations. Students will learn how to connect with and engage their audiences, even through an electronic screen, and finally create an environment in which students can grow and flourish in their public speaking skills. Students will have mini presentations throughout the class, and will write and perform a final speech. Not for beginner speakers or apprehensive speakers. Ages 13 and up. This class will meet over Zoom. One Semester Class, offered both semesters. Minimum 5 students.
This SAT/ACT class prepares students to perform well on both the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. We believe, as do many educators, that students should take both tests. Most colleges will accept either and students will sometimes score higher on one exam than the other. We use books by different publishers because we feel that they do the best job of preparing students for each test, respectively. This class covers all subject matter on these two exams (reading, math, english and science) as well as essay-writing and test-taking strategies.