Mrs. Karen Thompson

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Mrs. Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson

Family and Consumer Science

Department Philosophy

Family and Consumer Science classes are a combination of hands on-learning activities and classroom presentations to help students develop life-long life skills. Classes focus on personal finance, nutrition, foods, and daily living skills. These classes are a part of the Career and Technical Education classes at Minnewaska High School.

Teaching Background
* Taught Family and Consumer Science classes at Minnewaska High School for 7 years.
* Faculty member of the University of Minnesota Extension Service for 22 years.

Educational Background
* Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - Stout in Home Economics Education
* Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota
* National Extension Leadership Development Program Participant

Teaching Schedule
1st Hour
2nd Hour
3rd Hour Food Occupations II
4th Hour Food for Life
5th Hour Prep Hour
6th Hour Career Exploration 
               8th Grade
7th Hour Exploring FACS
               7TH Grade

Room Number E156

Contact Information

Classroom Office Phone Number 320-239-4800  ext 1454


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Minnewaska National Honor Society   

The Minnewaska Chapter of National Honor Society has a membership this year of 30 juniors and seniors.  

The members of the National Honor Society plan and conduct several community service projects through out the year including Trick or Treating for the Food Shelf, reading at the Elementary School during I Love to Read month, serving as building hosts during the Veteran's Day program, and the Mock Accident program.

NHS members also manage the Laker School Store located at the high school.

Membership in NHS is open to all juniors and seniors who have a cumulative GPA or 3.33 or higher.  New member applications and interviews are accepted in September of every school year.  A member induction ceremony is conducted in October.    

I have served as the advisor of the Minnewaska Chapter of National Honor Society for 10 years.         




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