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High School Staff


  • Name Position Email Address Phone Extension Class Information
    Bailey, Lloyd Technology Coordinator lbailey@rockhill.org 11534 No Classes
    Basham, Nick Band Director nbasham@rockhill.org 10983
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    Bullion, Mark Industrial Tech. mbullion@rockhill.org 10987
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    Capper, Lou Anne Business Technology lcapper@rockhill.org 10988
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    Keyboarding

    All students can benefit from Keyboarding I. The touch method of keyboarding is taught a few letters at a time with the keyboard covered. The keypad numbers are also taught using the touch method. Computer softwares are used to teach the keys, analyze individual strengths and weaknesses, and to build their skills. After mastering the keyboard, the students apply their skills to learn basic business formatting for memos, letters, reports and tables. These basic skills are needed and used in other classes throughout high school, college as well as most careers.

    Computers I

    Computers I uses Microsoft software to develop computer skills in Word, Excel, PowePoint, Access, Publisher, and the Internet. The students learn to set up business forms, letters, tables, reports, and charts. They also use pictures and desktop publishing to add eye appeal and professionalism to their projects. In Excel, the students develop spreadsheets, apply mathematical formulas and functions, and analyze the data into useful charts and graphs. The students are also introduced to Access and PowerPoint. They learn to integreate the available computer tools into relevant useful skills that are used in their other classes as well as college and future careers.

    Digital Media

    Digital Media integrates computer skills as well as various other digital media to create projects such as edited videos or movies and design web pages. These skills are also used throughout the school and distrct to film and product special projects such as Elementary Programs, Sports Events, and classroom activities. The final project each year is compiling a video for the graduation ceremony that celebrates the graduating seniors.

    Financial Literacy Simulation

    Personal Finance is a required course for all high school students in Ohio. In order to best meet our student's needs, we provide two formats for obtaining this class requirement. Mrs. Lana Hardy provides a book-based traditional format and the Financial Literacy Simulation is the computerized online format of the course. In this course, students cover topics such as finding a job, getting and balancing a bank account, paying taxes, and finding an apartment. They are also introduced to the stock market, 401K's, and various retirement options that will enable them to make more informed decisions in their future.

    Dawson, Lena Secretary ldawson@rockhill.org 11533 No Classes
    Grant, Debbie Office dgrant@rockhill.org 11536 No Classes
    Gue, Sam Assistant Principal sgue@rockhill.org 11545 No Classes
    Guy, Sara Intervention sguy@rockhill.org 10996 No Classes
    Hackworth, Kim Math khackworth@rockhill.org 10999
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    Geometry

    Geometric symbols will be introduced and utilized along with theorems relating to points, lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, and circles. Students will apply formulas relating to perimeter, area, surface area, and volume. Students will also be introduced to trigonometry.

    Honors Geometry

    A strong understanding of solving algebraic equations is recommended for this class. Geometric symbols will be introduced and utilized along with theorems relating to points, lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, and circles. Students will apply formulas relating to perimeter, area, surface area, and volume. Students will also continue work in trigonometry.

    Pre-Calculus

    In this class, students will review both Algebra and Geometry concepts but at a more advanced pace. Topics covered will include linear relations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, the nature of graphics, polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions and their graphs, polar coordinates, and exponential and logarithmic functions.

    Calculus

    This class is designed to give high school students a Calculus background which will make entering the college level Calculus program less intimidating. Topics to be covered include limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.

    Hardy, Heather Science 10, 12 hhardy@rockhill.org 11500
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    Physical Science

    Physical Science is a high school level course which satisifies the Ohio Core Science graduation requirements. Physical Science introduces students to key concepts and theories that provide a foundation for further study in other sciences and advanced science disciplines. Physical sceince comprises the systematic study of the physical world as it relates to fundamental concepts about matter, energy, and motion. A unified understanding of phenomena in physical, living, Earth, and space systems is the culmination of all previously learned concepts related to Chemistry, Physics, Earth, and Space Science, along with historical perspective and mathematical reasoning.

    Honors Physical Science

    Honors sections will be required to look at topics more in depth and be evaluted more rigorously. They will also be required to complete an independent research project.

    Physics

    Physics elaborates on the study of the concepts of motion, forces, and energy as they relate to increasingly complex systems and applications that will provide a foundation for further study in science and scientific literacy. Students engage in investigations to understand and explain motion, forces, and energy in a variety of inquiry and design scenarios that incorporate scientific reasoning, analysis, communication skills, and real-world applications.

    Hardy, Lana Family and Consumer Sciences lhardy@rockhill.org 10992
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    Harper, Mary Jane Guidance mharper@rockhill.org 11537 No Classes
    Henderson, Christi English 9 and Electives ccraft@rockhill.org 10989
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    English 9

    Ninth Grade English students will begin the transition to learning the kind of reading and writing skills necessary for success at the high school level. Using literature (short stories, poetry, essays, plays and novels) suitable for the ninth grade level, students will develop reading comprehension and coherent sentence/paragraph writing skills. Grammatical principles that apply to good sentence structure will be studied and/or reviewed. Students can expect to read several short stories, poems, essays, and at least one play and one novel.

    Honors English 9

    It is recommended that students have passed 8th grade English with at least a B average before enrolling in honors English 9. In addition to the content and skills covered in regular English 9 class, students in the honors class will have more reading and writing opportunities and should expect to be held to more demanding standards.

    Holocaust Literature

    The study of this 20th Century event in human terms assists student in understanding the ramifications of prejudice , hatred and stereotyping. Holocaust studying also explores the dangers of remaining silent , apathetic and indifferent in the face of the oppression of others. This course will be a combination of literature , film , art and writing to allow students a more thorough understanding of the Holocaust in its most human terms. If possible , students will meet Holocaust survivors and listen to their personal stories. Journal writing will allow students to connect to the most basic emotions of others with their own. The course ends with a display of student projects to the student body.

    Appalachian Literature

    Though often misunderstood and misrepresented, Appalachia is a region of impressive cultural and ecological diversity. Stretching from New York to Mississippi, its mountains, forests and communities have inspired generations of musicians,artists, and writers. Unfortunately, however, Appalachia has also been the site of significant poverty, exploitation,and environmental degradation, giving rise to a powerful tradition of protest art. This course surveys Appalachian literature from the early twentieth century to the present day,focusing especially on questions related to class, ecology,gender, place, race, folklore, history, industrialization, migration, and stereotyping. We will study Appalachia as both a geographically and politically defined region, and as a construct that has been imagined in song, story, and study.

    Hensley, Jeff English 11 jhensley@rockhill.org 11503
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    English 9

    Ninth Grade English students will begin the transition to learning the kind of reading and writing skills necessary for success at the high school level. Using literature (short stories, poetry, essays, plays and novels) suitable for the ninth grade level, students will develop reading comprehension and coherent sentence/paragraph writing skills. Grammatical principles that apply to good sentence structure will be studied and/or reviewed. Students can expect to read several short stories, poems, and essays.

    English 11

    All juniors will study literature by American authors by time periods: 1600's, 1700's , 1800's , and 1900's. Overview of each time period will be achieved with lectures and the History Channel documentary , The Story of US and period films. In addition to working on silent reading comprehension with difficult texts , students will learn to write about literature including properly attributing sources according to MLA style. Close reading activities will include informational texts , poems , short stories , novels and speeches. All students will increase their proficiency with technology through the use of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Blackboard as well as one time exposure to The Hour of Code. Vocabulary will be increased by means of the Sadlier-Oxford program. Students will complete group projects which may include careers and/or poetry and/or literature topics.

    Honors English 11

    Academic students will often (but not always) use the same texts as other juniors, but assignments will be more difficult through the use of different questions, formats, options, and/or points awarded. Writing will similar be longer and/or more complex. All honors students will compete in the SCORES Academic Competition at Marshall University.

    Higgins, Leah Math lhiggins@rockhill.org 11504
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    Algebra I

    This course covers basic Algebra 1 topics at a slow pace of two to three days per lesson with review prior to the chapter tests. The content matches the state curriculum for the OGT graduation test in math. A calculator is supplied to meet the OGT requirements.

    Senior Math

    Hopper, David Principal dhopper@rockhill.org 11538 No Classes
    Knipp, Todd Health/PE tknipp@rockhill.org 11507
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    Kuehne, John History 10 jkuehne@rockhill.org 10994
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    American History

    This will be a study of American History from the end of reconstruction to present events. emphasis will be on major events in the United States, but connections will be made to major world events.

    Honors American History

    This will be a study of American History from the end of reconstruction to present events. emphasis will be on major events in the United States, but connections will be made to major world events.

    Larsen, Diane Early Childhood larsendl@collins-cc.edu 11508
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    Early Childhood Education 10

    This class is an introduction in to the field of early childhood. In this class students will begin to understand the developmental stages of children birth through nine years of age. Students gain hands-on experience working with young children in the Rock Hill Preschool classrooms.

    Early Childhood Education 11

    Early Childhood Education course designed to help students gain understanding and knowledge about children birth through nine years of age. The program prepares students for employment in child cares, nursery schools, working as a nanny or au pair, preschools, and Head Start programs. While participating in the program students learn about the growth and development of young children, how to work directly with young children, and learn to implement this knowledge during hands-on lab experiences in the Rock Hill Preschool classrooms.

    Early Childhood Education 12

    Early Childhood Education course designed to help students gain understanding and knowledge about children birth through nine years of age. The program prepares students for employment in child cares, nursery schools, working as a nanny or au pair, preschools, and Head Start programs. While participating in the program students learn about the growth and development of young children, how to work directly with young children, and learn to implement this knowledge during hands-on lab experiences in the Rock Hill Preschool classrooms. This experience may be applied toward obtaining a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).

    Lister, Samantha Science 9 slister@rockhill.org 11512
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    Biology

    This course investigates the composition, diversity, complexity, and interconnectedness of life on Earth. Fundamental concepts of heredity and evolution provide a framework through inquiry-based instruction to explore the living world, the physical environment, and the interactions within and between them.

    Honors Biology

    Honors sections will be required to look at topics more in depth and be evaluated more rigorously.

    Litteral, Barry CBIP/Athletic Director blitteral@rockhill.org 11513
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    Long, Brooke PLTW-Biomedical Science longbb@collins-cc.edu 10991
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    Principles of Biomedical Science

    In the introductory course of the PLTW Biomedical Science program, students explore ceoncepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person's life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.

    Human Body Systems

    Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis in the body. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases.

    Long, Zane American Government zlong@rockhill.org 10986
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    American Government

    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the American political system. In the first nine week quarter, we will examine the origins and form of governments, political theory, and the U.S. Constitution. The second nine weeks will consist of a detailed exploration of the Congress, Voting, and Elections, the Presidency, and the rest of the Executive branch. in the third quarter, we will focus on the Courts and civil rights. in the final nine weeks we will consider state and local governments and our federal system, as well as an examination of other governmental and economic systems around the world. This course is required for graduation by the Ohio Department of Education and the Rock Hill Local School District Board of Education.

    Honors American Government

    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the American political system. In the first nine week quarter, we will examine the origins and form of governments, political theory, and the U.S. Constitution. The second nine weeks will consist of a detailed exploration of the Congress, Voting, and Elections, the Presidency, and the rest of the Executive branch. in the third quarter, we will focus on the Courts and civil rights. in the final nine weeks we will consider state and local governments and our federal system, as well as an examination of other governmental and economic systems around the world. This course is required for graduation by the Ohio Department of Education and the Rock Hill Local School District Board of Education.

    Cultural Studies

    Culture is the total way of life of a group of people. Using a variety of techniques, we will study those ways of life. Cultural Studies can focus on anything broadly defined as cultural -- from communion wafers to reality TV to anti-war protests -- all of these cultural phenomena become "the stuff" that Cultural Studies workers read and interpret. Cultural Studies focuses on methods for understanding the historical, social, and political world around us. in this course, we will study a wide variety of cultures from around the world and throughout his history.

    Current Events

    Current Events class examines important events impacting the world today. This course will focus on events impacting the politicial, economic, and social structure of the world. Using a wide variety of print, video, and other media, students will gain an understanding of global proceedings.

    Malone, Bridgette Math bmalone@rockhill.org 11502
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    Algebra I

    This course covers basic Algebra 1 topics at a slow pace of two to three days per lesson with review prior to the chapter tests. The content matches the state curriculum for the OGT graduation test in math. A calculator is supplied to meet the OGT requirements.

    Honors Algebra I

    This course covers basic and advanced topics at a place of one to two days per lesson with some review tests prior to the chapter tests. The content matches the state curriculum and exceeds OGT graduation material in math. A calculator is supplied to meet OGT requirements.

    Marasek, Caitlyn Intervention cmarasek@rockhill.org 10990 No Classes
    McCollister, Bob History 12 mccolister@rockhill.org 11515
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    Senior Social Studies

    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of world politics and America's role within the international system. A secondary, and related, goal of this course will be to examine the basic operation of our capitalist economy, the government's role in that economy, and the glowingly integrated nature of the global economic system. the first semester and part of the third nine weeks will be devoted to the study of world politics, while approximately last third of the year will be devoted to economics.

    Honors Senior Social Studies

    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of world politics and America's role within the international system. A secondary, and related, goal of this course will be to examine the basic operation of our capitalist economy, the government's role in that economy, and the glowingly integrated nature of the global economic system. the first semester and part of the third nine weeks will be devoted to the study of world politics, while approximately last third of the year will be devoted to economics.

    McCorkle, Tami Intervention tmack@rockhill.org 11514 No Classes
    Mootz, Julie Science jumootz@rockhill.org 11517
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    Chemistry

    This course introduces students to key concepts and theories at an introductory level that provides a foundation for further study. Chemistry studies the prediction physical interactions of matter nd subsequent events that occur in the natural world.

    Honors Chemistry

    This course introduces students to key concepts and theories at an introductory level that provides a foundation for further study. Chemistry studies the prediction physical interactions of matter nd subsequent events that occur in the natural world.

    Pemberton, Rhonda Choral Music rhondap@rockhill.org 11519
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    Ramirez, Lana English 10 lanag@rockhill.org 11520
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    English 10

    The English 10 curriculum involves all facets of verbal communication: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Because final preparation for the state standardized testing is also a priority of this course, we also draw upon a variety of nonfiction informational texts in addition to literature, grammar, and vocabulary texts. In the study of composition, the writing process and essay format are emphasized. Literature units emphasize theme and figurative language and are built around major literary concepts (plot, character, point of view, setting, symbolism). Daily “bell ringers” include informal writing activities, grammar mini-lessons, literature responses, etc. Weekly vocabulary lessons build vocabulary that enhances both reading and writing skills. Over the course of the year, each student is to prepare a portfolio that reflects his or her progress toward mastery of Ohio’s language arts content standards. Additionally, students write essays, give various speeches and presentations, take tests and exams (including SLO and quarterly assessments), and complete a number of hands-on projects.

    Honors English 10

    It is recommended that only those students who completed English 9 with at least a B average take Honors English 10. Honors English 10 covers the same content as General English 10 but in greater depth, with more challenging and extensive tests and additional required projects. While all sophomore English students have the opportunity to select and read fiction in class, Honors students have an independent reading requirement to read one novel per quarter from the recommended reading list.

    Reed, Tamela Spanish treed@rockhill.org 11521
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    Scherer, Anita Health Technician ascherer@rockhill.org 11543 No Classes
    Shields, Ival PLTW shields-i@collins-cc.edu 11523
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    Unger, Karen History 9 kunger@rockhill.org 11514
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    World History

    This is a study of significant events that have happened in the 1750 to present. It will take into consideration the relation of historical events in the United States and those in other countries. Students will gain an understanding of their role as citizens and the influence of geography and economics on governments.

    Honors World History

    This is a study of significant events that have happened in the 1750 to present. It will take into consideration the relation of historical events in the United States and those in other countries. Students will gain an understanding of their role as citizens and the influence of geography and economics on governments.

    Waller, Mike Intervention mwaller@rockhill.org 11527 No Classes
    Wellman, Shawn Math swellman@rockhill.org 11528
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    Geometry

    This course covers only advanced topics at a pace of 1-2 days per lesson and little or no review prior to chapter tests. The content materials the state curriculum in math. A graphing calculator is required and provided for each student.

    Algebra II

    This course covers basic Algebra I, Geometry, and special Algebra 2 topics at a slow pace of two to three days per lesson with review prior to the chapter tests. This content matches the state curriculum for the OGT graduation test in math. A calculator is supplied to meet the OGT requirements.

    Honors Algebra II

    This course covers basic and advanced topics at a pace of one to two days per lesson with some review prior to chapter tests. The content matches the state curriculum and exceeds the OGT graduation material in math. A calculator is required and is student purchased.

    White, Ed Art ewhite@rockhill.org 11529
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    Introduction to Art

    Acquaints students with basic skills and theory. Introduces students to elements of art and design.

    Art I

    Focusing on the elements of art and design, students will learn two dimensional art skills with an emphasis on drawing.

    Art II

    Focusing on elements of art and design, students will utilize skills from Art I to create two and three dimensional art.

    Drawing

    Students learn basic drawing methods using a variety of mediums, such as pencil, charcoal, and ink. Focuses on the use of line, value, and composition to create a visually interesting image.

    Painting

    Students learn the basics of color theory and painting with water based mediums, watercolor, and acrylic.

    Ceramics

    Students will learn to use various hand building skills to create original pottery from clay. This is not ceramics poured into molds.

    Whitworth, Jane Library jwhitworth@rockhill.org 11544 No Classes
    Williams, Jeff PLTW jpwilliams@collins-cc.edu 11531
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    Zornes, Kim English 12 kzornes@rockhill.org 11532
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    English 12

    12th Grade English students will maintain a resource folder, study British literature, acquire an enhanced vocabulary, exercise oral and visual communication skills, and develop a career passport for graduation. Assignments are meant to meet all content standards set by the state of Ohio.

    Honors English 12

    It is highly recommended that academic students be prepared for the extra work this class requires for graduation and to prepare them for college. It is to be understood that students in this class will be going to college. Curriculum includes the same as General English 12, but in much greater depth. The class requires outside reading and extensive essay writing. All academic students must perform a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation based on the Research Project.