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PLANKINTON JUNIOR
HIGH
Elizabeth Odens, Hunter Wilkes, Joey Olson, Judson
Peterson
Community Factors
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Population of Plankinton: 719 (0% urban, 100% rural)
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Location: 20 miles West of Mitchell...
Classroom Factors
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Technological Resources used:
A Promethean board that couples with a laptop
 Videos from YouTube and...
Classroom Factors
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Grouping Students:
7th grade was split into 2 sections. Twins were split up,
along with some “best fr...
Classroom Factors:
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Special Needs/Language barriers:
One child that he would place near the severe and
profound area of ...
District Factors
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As of 2010, total population of Plankinton
School District 01-1 is 1,281.
Population Density:...
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Race/Ethnicity:
 White:

1,178 (91.96%, #115)
 Black: 6 (0.47%, #29)
 Hispanic: 94 (7.34%, #4)
 As...
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Household Income:
<$10,000: 6.6%
 $10,000-$14,999: 10.4%
 $15,000-$24,999: 19.5%
 $25,000-$34,999: 17...
School Programs
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Sports:
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Football
Cross Country
Volleyball
Wrestling
Basketball
Track
Golf

Fine Arts:...
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http://www.usa.com/school-district-4655710population-and-races.htm#PopulationbyRaces
http://www.pl...
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  1. 1. PLANKINTON JUNIOR HIGH Elizabeth Odens, Hunter Wilkes, Joey Olson, Judson Peterson
  2. 2. Community Factors  Population of Plankinton: 719 (0% urban, 100% rural)      Location: 20 miles West of Mitchell, SD Business climate: Thriving main street with a variety of Businesses Political Climate:   Males: 356 (49.6%) Females: 363 (50.4%) The Republican party was the top fund-raiser among political parties in Plankinton. Commuting:  86% of commuters drive to work. Commuters in the city enjoy easier drives to work than most people.
  3. 3. Classroom Factors  Technological Resources used: A Promethean board that couples with a laptop  Videos from YouTube and Teachertube  Pinterest, teacherspayteachers website   Laptop/IPad use: Students are not provided a laptop or IPad for class  Not all students have access to a computer at any time, so if they were provided with one it would be easier to assign certain projects   Routine and Rules: Start with a Bell Ringer  Review at the end of each day 
  4. 4. Classroom Factors  Grouping Students: 7th grade was split into 2 sections. Twins were split up, along with some “best friends.”  Seating arrangement where the better students sit towards the back, and the students who aren’t achieving at levels satisfactory at the front and in his view from his desk.   Factoring in advanced and less advanced material: Focuses more on going after the students who are less interested in the content.  The advanced students do not lose interest   Diversity within the classroom: Mostly white students from the area in 7th grade  Some who are Latin American, but speak very good 
  5. 5. Classroom Factors:  Special Needs/Language barriers: One child that he would place near the severe and profound area of the autism spectrum.  Still expected to behave appropriately in the gym.   Biggest day to day Challenge: The consistency he strives to bring into his classroom  The students who do not want to be there   Advice:  Get used to people being on your case.  Kids, teachers, co-workers, and especially parents Long hours, not just a 7:30-3:30 job.  Teach because you want to make a difference in a students’ life. 
  6. 6. District Factors     As of 2010, total population of Plankinton School District 01-1 is 1,281. Population Density: 4.62 people per square mile Average education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average. Prevalent race is white: 91.96% of the total population.
  7. 7. District Factors  Race/Ethnicity:  White: 1,178 (91.96%, #115)  Black: 6 (0.47%, #29)  Hispanic: 94 (7.34%, #4)  Asian: 3 (0.23%, #72)  Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.): 35 (2.73% #48)  One Race, Other: 50 (3.90%, see rank)  Two or More Races: 9 (0.70%, see rank)
  8. 8. School Factors  Household Income: <$10,000: 6.6%  $10,000-$14,999: 10.4%  $15,000-$24,999: 19.5%  $25,000-$34,999: 17.9%  $35,000-$49,999: 22.6%  $50,000-$74,999: 17.6%  $75,000-$99,999: 2.5%  $100,000-$149,999: 2.5%  $150,000-$199,999: 0%  $200,000+: 0.5%   Occupation (Employed persons over 16)  Mgt./Professional: 36%
  9. 9. School Programs  Sports:         Football Cross Country Volleyball Wrestling Basketball Track Golf Fine Arts:     Chorus Band Oral Interp One Act Play
  10. 10. Sources       http://www.usa.com/school-district-4655710population-and-races.htm#PopulationbyRaces http://www.plankinton.com/default.htm http://www.city-data.com/city/Plankinton-SouthDakota.html Mr. Bert Bucher (teacher interview) http://www.citytowninfo.com/places/southdakota/plankinton http://www.zipskinny.com/index.php?zip=57368&p agetype=main
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