Two new classes at RHS; three apply for rec board seats

Feb 3, 2014 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

Fremont County School District 25 has approved two new Riverton High School courses.

Principal John Griffith described for the school board the new academic decathlon course and the geometry in construction internship.

In academic decathlon, students study in depth a specific time period in history and prepare speeches and essays after they cover all parts of that period.

The construction internship is a continuation of the geometry in construction class at RHS. After completing the course, students get a certificate in carpentry and receive college credit.

The current class, Griffith said, has seen "phenomenal growth" because the community is getting involved tremendously to help give students first-hand lessons in the trades.

The class gives a safety certificate to students and both that and the carpentry certificate can be used when looking for employment. Board members agreed to attend a tour of the Career Technical Education Department in February.

District 25 also has received three applications from community members who would like to serve on the district's Recreation Board as a "community at-large" member.

The board awards more than $100,000 in tax monies generated from the state-authorized one-mill levy to groups that request the help for recreational projects that benefit school district 25 patrons.

Dan Hauck, Sarah Hughes and Rick Treese applied for open five-year term position.

The board consists of nine members, including five at-large members and two from the city council who have yet to be selected by the council.

The council is in the process of filling two vacant council seats and could then appoint the two members.

Current members on the board are Glenn Ogg, Dean Peranteaux, Kris Nelson, Lee Martinez, Keith Bauder and Brett Watson.

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