School offers real world lessons

Career-based curriculum can get students interested in information

RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. - Students at Cole R-1 High School are taking their classroom knowledge a step further in the hopes of finding a career path.

A multi-media class is expanding business-related skills into real-life promotional videos and someday a weekly school news broadcast. A sculpture class allows young artists to more fully discover their talents and interests. Shakespeare and advanced writing classes have offered wordsmiths an open door to creativity.

Biotechnology and landscaping classes are combining the fundamentals of the agriculture department into meaningful, hands-on projects. And the addition of a jazz band class will benefit the student body, as well as the young musicians.

Alyson Bissonnette, a first-year science teacher from Columbia College, took on the new ....

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