Randy Hussey

The year is rolling on and now we are at Thanksgiving Break – the time goes too quickly.

I wish all of you  a Happy Thanksgiving and want you to know I am truly thankful for all of you.

 

 

 

Welcome to Helena High home of the Bengals!

My name is Randy Hussey, students refer to me as Mr. Hussey or just Hussey, either is fine.

It is my sincerest hope that you enjoy your time at Helena High and find success in my classes and all your adventures during your years here.

We will all learn and grow together.

Some information about me:

  • My wife and I have lived in Helena since 2003
  • I have an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Santa Rosa Junior College
  • A Bachelors Degree in Literature and Writing Broadfield from Carroll College
  • And I am earning my Masters Degree in Career and Technical Education (expected completion June 2016)
  • I have two wonderful children – Gavin & Shannon
  • Originally from the small town of Crescent City, CA (the FAR northern coastal part of the state – 16 miles from the Oregon border).
  • I enjoy the outdoors: hunting, fishing, and hiking
  • I’m a fan of all sports (Baseball, Football, and Golf) top the list and have a love for the Dallas Cowboy’s – you can hate but don’t be too mean.
  • I love teaching and Montana

Technical Writing

Technical Writing is a senior level English IV  credit bearing that also is offered as dual credit.

In Technical Writing, students will learn to create and edit effective pieces of writing for diverse audiences, including professional and technical fields.  Students will work on the mechanics of writing and editing, audience analysis, style, and tone – all for specific purposes and audiences.  We will also spend time learning how to write for the electronic media.  Products of Technical Writing will include but are not limited to: manuals, how to (instructions), process, analysis, presentations, business models, leaflets/brochures, business plans, etc…

Students that enroll in Technical Writing will actively write assignments that focus on the college and career ready ideology.  Many activities and assignments are focused on real world experiences and will include hands on activities.

English III

The junior year English III students focus on American Literature.  Reading, writing, speaking, and listening concepts will be developed and tested as a necessary means to practical English.

  • Short Stories / Novels / Poetry / Plays
  • Text – Collections
  • Significant Writing / Composition
  • Discussion/Application/Analysis

 

Reading the Movies

Welcome to Reading the Movies!  This elective is designed to sharpen your viewing and critical thinking skills.  The course will examine film chronology, genre and directorial style along with some film terminology.  Students will view approximately 20+ films and will be required to write film critiques that compare and contrast film styles and genres, review and critique character portrayal and performances, as well as demonstrate in class “live” critiques. Historically class has attended theatrical field trips.

 

We will study different genres of film and discover what makes each genre unique.  This class will be highly driven by discussion, so participation is essential.  I want to hear your opinions about these movies and why they are or they are not worthy films.

Events

  • December 18, 2015 - Star Wars Field Trip

    The tickets are bought – 11:50 AM showing of Star Wars the Force Awakens at Cinemark XD Helena

Upcoming Events

  • September 9, 2015 - September 9, 2015

    District Writing Assessment

    All students will complete the Helena School Dist #1 writing assessment.

Randy Hussey's Schedule

  • 7:50-8:15

    Open Office Hours

  • 8:20-9:10

    English III

  • 9:15-10:10

    English III

  • 10:15-11:05

    Prep - NOT IN CLASSROOM

  • 11:10-12:00

    English III

  • 12:00-12:35

    Lunch - usually in classroom available for consultations

  • 12:35-1:25

    Reading the Movies

  • 1:30-2:20

    English IV - Technical Writing

  • 2:25-3:15

    6th Assignment - Available in classroom