Foreign Language Resources
Korinne Thoren grew up in Lander, WY participating in competitive sports, enjoying art and Spanish studies, and escaping outside in the beautiful Wind River Mountains. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art Education degrees in conjunction with Spanish studies and endorsement. Later, after beginning her teaching career, she pursued her Master’s degree in Spanish Language Teaching through Southern Oregon University during her summers in Guanajuato, Mexico. She has studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, northern Turkey, and Mexico as well as traveled to Costa Rica, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Ireland, Scotland, and Spain. Since teaching at HSCHS Korinne has led two international student travel trips with Spanish Club to Peru and the Dominican Republic, with a third planned to Costa Rica in 2021. Korinne’s Spanish teaching goal is to spark a curiosity for learning about new places and people, a passion for travel, and a global perspective.
Physical Education Resources
The Physical Education Department’s objective is to assist in developing students into a well-adjusted individual: physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.
Through the varied activities of the program, the department hopes to provide challenging and satisfying experiences in meaningful movement, self-expression, physical well being, and knowledge and techniques of physical activities.
Social Studies Resources
The mission of the Social Studies curriculum of Hot Springs County School District #1 is to develop a core of knowledge and skills from many academic disciplines including economics, geography, government, and history curriculums.
- Be productive, knowledgeable and (involved) contributing citizens.
- Understand and be respectful of diverse cultural perspectives.
- Participate justly and responsibly in civic duties.
Students are required to have 3 units of social studies during their high school career. Sophomores are required to take Geography/World History for a year course. Juniors are required to take United States History for a year course. Seniors are required to take an American Government course for a year.