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#VOX5Year: Top 5 LS Classes YOU Should Take This Year

Anna Villalobos, Editor-In-Chief

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Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, MODGer’s of all time zones – welcome to the VOX Anniversary Celebration.  Today’s 5 is of the best LS Classes – PLUS real recommendations from real MODGer’s.


We asked, you answered. On Proboards, we asked you to tell us your five favorite Learning Support classes, and you delivered. Here they are, in no particular order:

1.  Religion

With the most mentions, religion is a popular LS class.  This class challenges students of all grades to think critically with essays, stimulating in-class discussions, and enables one with a broadened perspective on our Catholic faith.  How important it is to understand our foundation as Catholics and our identities as children of God!

Religion has been my favorite LS class this year. It is so helpful so have someone to ask if I get confused, and discussing is so interesting because you can see a new aspect of something you thought you knew extremely well.  ~ Kaity

2. History/Literature

How do our pasts apply to our futures? With a wide range of topics: Medieval History, Ancient History – I’ll even add American Government to the list – a firm knowledge of the past is vital to one’s education. Often paired with literature, you will be able to literally feel your brain grow by the chapters you read.

American Gov & Econ with Mrs. English. It’s so important to know how our government was established. Also it is really informative to know the basics of economics so that we can learn how to use our monetary wealth properly.  ~ Rebecca

(I must include Literary Analysis (Literature 12) in this for the future seniors in the crowd: by far one of my favorite classes, and a MUST for any senior to take before graduation.  Trust me: you will not be prepared for the stories you will read, nor the classes you will experience.)

3.  Latin 

Whether you attend Latin Mass, or just want to know the roots of our English language, hundreds of MODG students have attributed Latin (despite its challenging nature) as one of the biggest tools in their success.

I would totally recommend taking a Latin LS course, because who doesn’t need help with Latin?! Plus the moral support of your classmates is a huge plus. My favorite teacher would have to be Gabrielle Aranas, so if you happen to get her, you’re in luck! ~ Anne

4.  Radio Theater

A fun extracurricular, Radio Theater encourages creative thinking.  Do you love theater, writing scripts, or even sound effects?  Take it from me: you won’t regret taking this class.

Radio Theatre with Mrs. Hansbrough. That class was so much fun because it allows you to be creative/expressive. Also, having my script get chosen for production this year was a neat experience. The writing process was difficult at times, but it was totally worth it! ~ Rebecca

5.  Journalism/News Production

If you didn’t expect this to be on our list, then I’m surprised.  Call me biased, but deciding to take journalism was the best decision I made in my high school career.  If you love writing, photography, video, or just getting the scoop: you will love this class (not to mention the research skills and teamwork you will experience and develop)!

(Interjection: because I took these two classes, I am now excitedly pursuing Journalism in college. Would I have done that, had I not taken these classes? Honestly, no, I would not.)


 

Still not convinced, or having trouble deciding? Take a look at what other MODGer’s had to say on Proboards:

“Catholic Doctrine with Mr. Crook. Honestly, it’s so important to know more about the Catholic faith and that class definitely made me think a lot and helped me understand the important principles of the Catholic faith!” ~Rebecca

“8th grade history book club. This class was great because we discussed the books we read in history. My teacher sent out questions that we all wrote answers to and then discussed them in class. It was a good way to really be able to think about the books instead of just reading them to get them done.”  ~ Susannah

 

                                                                                      “Grammar with Mrs. Crook. Honestly, this was one of my first LS classes that I ever took!                                                                                                             The class was informative and helped improve my writing and gave me confidence as a writer!” ~ Rebecca

 

“Bible Study. Need I say more? How about this quote from Saint Peter? ‘…In them are things hard to understand which the unstable and foolish distort to their own destruction.’ (1 Peter 3:16)  Oh, and get Dr. Madden. He is a super smart guy and you can tell he love what he teaches.”   ~ Anne

 

                             “History. History is probably the most popular LS class, the reading can be intense, so, like with Religion it is helpful to have the class discussion.                                                Learning what others think about the material helps clear up any confusion, or maybe to help you see an issue from another perspective. I get lots of, ‘I never thought of it that way…that’s a really good thought!'” ~ Noah

“Science. Earth science, in my opinion, is not nearly as scary and awful as it was portrayed to me. It was really fun and easy, so I didn’t need an LS class. However, for subjects like physics and chemistry, LS classes are helpful or clarification and teacher support.” ~ Noah

 

Number one above all other number ones…. LATIN WITH MRS. PEDDEMORS[, ]
SOMEONE GIVE THAT LADY A MEDAL FOR AWESOMEST TEACHER EVER.” ~ David

 

“[…] Religion has been my favorite LS class this year. It is so helpful so have someone to ask if I get confused, and discussing is so interesting because you can see a new aspect of something you thought you knew extremely well.” ~ Kaitlyn 

 

“Foreign language. If you take Latin, an LS class is priceless. Latin, for me, is probably the most challenging subject. Most likely due to the fact that I just started Latin with Henle 1/1B. Still, learning a new language is difficult. Online quizzes make life much easier for any subject but especially for Latin and Math, juggling hundreds of physical documents can be hard.” ~ Noah

 

“Sacraments and Apologetics with either of the Crooks is a must…hands down, my all time favorite class.  Faith and Morality with Mrs. Fiona Leggett…THIS CLASS MADE MY FRESHMAN YEAR THE BEST I’VE EVER HAD.” ~ Isolde

 

“[…] History book club is AMAZING!!!!! I personally love literature when it comes too history. and Having a book club has been amazing. I have enjoyed all the books. I also recommend doing a bookclub during the summer, it was so much fun. (Yes I said school and fun in the same sentence) It also gives you a feel about how will the class be for the year, which was nice this was my first year doing history book club.” ~ Kaitlyn

                                                                           

 “Faith and Morality with Mrs. Aberle. I really enjoyed this class, we had so many amazing discussions and Mrs. Aberle was a fantastic teacher (when I took this course Mrs. Crook was my grader and TS and I loved it SO MUCH).” ~ Bella

 

“Medieval History with Mr. James *sips coffee* Berquist! This one is [self-explanatory] […] If anyone has even heard of Mr. Berquist *sips coffee* you know how much fun he is.” ~ Audra

                               “Biology with Mrs. Hansen. This was a super fun course (even if I died in the chemistry section a little) and Mrs. Hansen was an awesome teacher,                                             I loved her teaching methods!” ~ Bella

 

Henle Latin 1/1b with Mariah Anderson. This class was probably the most beneficial because I seem to have a lot of Latin questions and it was great to have a teacher to answer my questions. and Mrs. Anderson was so nice!!! ~ Susannah

 

“Cambridge Latin with Teresa Peddemors. That woman is an absolute angel. She is so sweet and funny and she also really knows her stuff. I honestly cannot say enough to compliment her she is just so amazing. ” ~ Audra

 

“8th grade history book club. This class was great because we discussed the books we read in history. My teacher sent out questions that we all wrote answers to and then discussed them in class. It was a good way to really be able to think about the books instead of just reading them to get them done.” ~ Susannah

 

                                                                                 “U.S History with Mrs. Crook. This was probably my most favorite class so far. I LOVED IT SO MUCH.                                                                                      Learning about the history of this country is amazing.  And Mrs. Crook is just fantastic.” ~ Bella

 

“Medieval History and Literature with Mary-Mark Haggard. It was really an informative class and I learned so much about the Spanish Inquisition and the Protestant Reformation that I was unaware of previously. Besides, Mrs. Haggard would get so excited to teach that it just made me that much more excited to learn.” ~ Audra

 

U.S History with Mrs. Sarah Sabo! I highlyhighlyhighlyhighlyhighlyhighlyhighlyhighly recommend her! She is absolutely amazing and so much fun! She is very good at keeping your attention and making the classes fun, while at the same time being strict and making sure everyone gets done with what they need to do. To describe how amazing she is, she rapped for us in one of the classes.  You can’t get much better than that. I love you Mrs. Sabo! ~ Christian

 

“American History and Literature with Sarah Sabo. She was such an upbeat and inspiring person, besides the class material was super fascinating. (Also I met a lot of really absolutely amazing people in that class).” ~ Audra

“Geometry with Mrs. Kellie Dunlap. This was a really fun class to take. She would make each student do a geometry problem towards the end of class and have us race to see who could finish first. It was fun and challenging and a very good experience.” – Christian

 

Natural Science with Mrs. Hayden. This class was so interesting and Mrs. Hayden is such an amazing teacher. Her stories are THE BEST (shoutout to her pet rock that is most definitely living).” ~ Bella

“My favorite class is probably History. I did World History this year and it was great.   Also, the people I took the classes with are amazing and cool people.” ~ Ashley


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Anna Villalobos, Editor in Chief

Senior at Mother of Divine Grace School.

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