Fall semester 2018 is offering Noorthoek students five Art and Science classes investigating North and South Korea, a Computer class to increase knowledge of how to use the computer and assist them in life long learning and communication, and a community and leadership club opportunity.

In Arts and Science 100 we are excited to explore the rich cultures and history of North and South Korea while exploring the political relevance these nations have on our country and world. The political influence of this region on our nation and world will be closely examined. Students will gain an appreciation for the culture and people that make up these two diverse countries. We will explore and compare the cultures of both nations and experience the art, music, and food from the area. Guest speakers will be invited to share their experiences and knowledge with students. This semester will provide a unique opportunity for students to gain a broader understanding of the world in which we live.

In Computer 100 we will explore the on-line resource www.21things4students to improve their knowledge of technology. This class is self guided with instructor support so students can work at their own pace. Students will work through “quests” to complete each unit. Some students will spend more time learning the basics such as using a mouse and keyboard, uploading and downloading, creating simple documents, as well as an introduction to social media. Other students will rapidly work through the quests and then be introduced to spreadsheets, presentations, digital editing, and even coding/ game design. An important concept will be internet safety.

During our Student Leadership Club (SLC) we will explore ways to serve our community, focusing on initiative and leadership skills. As this develops, we plan to partner with the Kiwanis Club to become an official “Aktion” Club. Last year’s accomplishments included the being the TOP donor for the GRCC pantry food drive, collecting change for a donation to Arts in Motion during our Holiday Party, volunteering at Big Step Walk and Celebration, and writing personal thank you’s to our supporters.