Social Studies Department

Welcome to High School Social Studies!  

A little bit about myself: I grew up on a farm in the southwest corner of MN between two small towns of Holland and Ruthton.  I went to school in a system very similar to the GHEC district.  I was a student in Ruthton until my sophomore year when we paired with the Russell-Tyler schools and became R-T-R combining three communities into one district.   I went on to attend Southwest State University(now SMSU) in Marshall, MN, majoring in history and earning my teaching licensure in 7-12 social studies and k-12 health education.  My first job fresh out of college was with the GHEC School District and I have been here ever since, my how time does fly! 

The current class offerings at the High School level include:
 9th/10th grade: American History & World Geography (will switch every other year)
11th-12th grade American Govt., World History, & Economics- each class is one semester each
Electives: Each a semester long-History of U.S. in the 60's & 70's- & History Through Film- Sociology

Students must successfully complete 3 1/2 credits in  the areas of American History and social problems during grades 9-12.  Am. History, Geography, Am. Govt., World History, & Economics are required courses