Junior High

Philosophy

The philosophy of computer education is to assist students in becoming productive and contributing members of society capable of self-sufficiency, lifelong learning and adapting to change. We believe all students should be exposed to the latest technology and theories of the modern business world.  We will challenge each student to strive for excellence no matter what his or her abilities are.  They will be challenged to become independent thinkers and doers.  We strive to prepare them with the skills needed to be successful after high school, whether they are going on to higher academics or directly into the work force.  Our small classes provide us with the opportunities for one-on-one instructional help and small group projects.

Course Descriptions

7th Grade

This course is designed to teach students how to keyboard correctly. Students will learn the keyboard and the correct finger placement and posture to use when typing. They will be introduced to Microsoft Word and will learn basic formatting techniques. Students will also complete activities using Microsoft Word and the Internet to develop study skills which are useful during their entire school career.

8th Grade

This course is designed as an introduction to various computer applications. Students will be introduced to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power Point. They will be given a variety of projects and activities in each of these applications, which will also build upon their typing and computer skills that were introduced in 7th grade. Students will develop their skill in using the Internet as a resource for their studies. Time will also be devoted to activities that develop good study habits and teach students how to manage their time wisely.

Faculty

Sharris Coomes has 17 years of experience owning and managing her own businesses and seven years managing a newspaper. Most recently Coomes has been a substitute for Unified School Districts #325 in Phillipsburg and #270 in Plainville as well as administrative assistant at APAC in Hays. Coomes has a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in human resources and a minor in political science from Fort Hays State University. Coomes is also currently pursuing a MS in Education through FHSU. She is a licensed pilot and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

“I was fortunate to have attended Catholic schools in my grade school years and wanted my children to have the same wonderful opportunity,” Coomes said. “My family and I moved to Hays in the summer of 2014 so our triplets could attend Holy Family and go on to TMP-Marian.”