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  • Welcome students and parents!

    This year I will be teaching the following courses:

    Journalism 1: This course is an introduction to student publication.  In this course students will establish a more in depth understanding of the First Amendment and Constitution, discuss current events, establish a code of ethics, and participate in the publication of a school newspaper, magazine, and yearbook.  Students will receive first hand experience in conducting interviews, photography, and writing copy. 

    Journalism 2: This course is designed to help students use the skills they learned in journalism 1 to create the school yearbook.  During this course students will have hands on experience in business management, sales, and publication.  Students in this course will work alongside journalism 3 to get photographs, videos, and write copy for the yearbook.  These student play a key role in the design and distribution of the yearbook.

    Journalism 3
    : This course is an upper level journalism course that is designed to help students who wish to pursue a career in journalism.  During this course students will have hands on experience in business management, sales, and publication.  Students in the J3 course will serve as leaders who set goals and work with online design to create the pages of the yearbook.  Students in this course will be required to write copy, collect photographs and videos, and edit student work. 

    Oral Communications: This course is designed to help students understand the communication process.  During this course students will learn about verbal and non verbal communication, effective communication skills, how to handle conflict, and cope with the everyday world.  Throughout this course students will analyze speeches, write their own speeches, work with their colleagues on presentations, and ultimately learn the skills necessary to give an outstanding presentation.

    English 12:  This course is a continuation of the study of grammar, composition and research techniques with an emphasis on British literature.  Other studies include independent reading and small research projects throughout the year. Students will be required to create a portfolio, and write an essay for the four modes of writing (narrative, argumentative, expository and descriptive). 

    You may check the "My Resources" tab to see each course syllabus and AMI information, the "Classroom News" tab to see weekly lesson plans, and the "My Links" tab for links to each course's state frameworks.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me and/or set up a conference time with me.  My planning period this year is fifth period (12:50-1:40).

    Email: jassok@whsd.k12.ar.us

    Phone: 870-247-3255 ext. 1120