Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on September 2, 1998 · Page 4
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Ironwood, Michigan
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Wednesday, September 2, 1998
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Wednesday, Sept. 2,1998 THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood. Ml — Page 6 Spotlight Student of the Week Kristen Busakowski •""" ^^-^ " ^^ Senior ,^tnl. Wright High Schc Krtstwi, a National Honor Church and works at the Society member, faces a Clovertand Cinema. She lough academic schedule, also enjoys swimming, water including her favorite class- skiing and being with her es, sociology and psychoto- friends, gy. She also keeps busy The daughter of K.m and with Accent!, volleyball and Rick Busakowski, botti of track, and is' the co-captain Ironwood, Kristen plans to of her basketball team. study for a Outside of school, Kristen is medical field at a four-year active at Zton Lutheran college. For more Information about The Dally Globe'* Student Spotlight, call Pam Davenport at 932-2211. -i-lfT^^^ i-v £-.*.>=.. Bessemer grad teaches modern office skills with old techniques School events Ironwood Luther l_ Wright Friday: Parents Night at football game, 7 p.m: Our Lady of Peace Wednesday, Sept. 9: Childrens' Litury, 8:45 a.m. followed by birthday party for Mary, the Blessed Motner. , Wakefield Central School Friday: Safety program on bike safety, bus safety and patrol with Michigan State Trooper Mark Miller, 9:30 a.m., morning five-year-olds through grade six; Field trip to Saari's Farm to pick apples, morning five-year-old class. Marenisco Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 10: Segment 2 of Drivers Education, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10: Student pictures. . Watersmeet Frljdj|y,,,Stpt. 11: Sflbool pio- hires; ••••'-•••• Mellon Thursday: Magazine sales begin. Editor's note: If you would like your school activity listed in this column, contact Pam Davenport at 932-2211 by noon Tuesday. By PAMELA DAVENPORT Globe Staff Writer BESSEMER — Kathy Johnson has revived the office secretary program she remembers as a student at A.D. Johnson High School. A 1975 Bessemer graduate, Johnson recalls there was an extensive office program when she attended the . school. "I could pretty much function in any office when I graduated." The program included three years of shorthand, typing and general business classes. "I could pretty much function in any office. The program prepared students for a basic secretarial position right after high school." While Johnson only works with a few students at a time, her office cadet program tries to do for today's students what the program she took did for her. "They can take all the college courses," she said. "What thev need is actual experience." Principal Mike Bennett is quick to praise Johnson's system. "Usually when you see students, they just answer the phone and mokes copies. (Kathy) trains them in office procedures., " "After a year, they have learned many skills... in office procedure and secretarial science. They are not just office aides, they are learning. They become viable personnel in the office. He tells of one young woman, Marilyn Silva, who arrived in Bessemer from Mississippi last fall with no secretarial training. "She's pretty much a secretary," he says of her work now. Siiva spent the summer working in the school office as a Manpower employee. ''She's invaluable. We couldn't have done it this summer without her." Bennett says Johnson's program "built up (Silva's) confidence." Silva is now going through training to be an administrative secretary; atJoogebic Community College. M hadn't thought about" college before," she said, "I just thought Fd go straight to work." After working with Johnson during the school year, she realized she would needed extra training. Silva said she likes all aspects of the job that Johnson describes as "keeping everyone else organized." The school office is'a communications hub for the.'-"whole Kathy Johnson, left, secretary at A.D. Johnston High School, Bessemer, trains Marilyn Silva to do student schedules on the computer. Silva was a office aide at ADJ last year and, after a year of Johnson's training, is studying at Gogebtc Community College to be an administrative secretary. - : school, "everyone comes here to find out what's going on. Silva assists Bennett and "pretty much makes herself available for his projects," Johnson said. Johnson had four students last year. Besides Silva, Ha van Maki is also taking secretarial classes at GCC. Layla Roderick is attending classes at Northland College in Ashland, Wis., and Deanna Janczak has entered the military. "I teach them to almost everything," Johnson says. "They become an extension of myself. There is so much area to cover, front counter, telephone, delivering messages, and especially the window taking care of students or teachers." If a teacher needs supplies or photocopies, the office aides do the job. If a runner is needed " go here and tell so and so ... ," the offices aides do the job. "I use them to keep all loose ends tied up," Johnson says. After an office tour (They know where everything is, and they learn how everything works,") the first day, students learn how to answer the telephone. They start with proper telephone etiquette. "I teach them how to answer, put calls on hold, and take messages." At first, students just take phone numbers, Johnson said, without a name of who is calling or who the call is for. She teaches them to identify the caller, the date and time the call came in, and who it's for, and to initial the message so, if there is a question, the person being called knows who to ask, "After a while their messages look just like mine," she said. There are some things the aides won't do, such as finances and distributing funds. But Johnson said she does expose them to banking procedures. "I show then what I am doing and have them write a check to know how it feels. They learn about a proper endorsement, but it's very general, and generic in that area. "Once in a while, I will send them to the bank to do a deposit so they know how the bank operates." They learn to verify the deposit is done correctly and the importance of bringing back a receipt and documenting the deposit in the journal. "A lot (of students) are not aware about cash flow, where it comes from and how it is distributed. They don't know general banking procedures." Another sensitive area is student files. The student office workers do some work such as setting up th,e files and sending out requests for files from other schools, but not much more than that with student files. They also don't work with teacher files. Now that Silva ia no-longer a •tudeatj 'however, *)M bm^been helpful in preparing student schedules. Although not all her aides will go into a secretarial field, they may all need the training in the future. Some will work their way through college working in an office. "It would be helpful for students to know how an office functions." NEWSPAPER IN EDUCATION Every week hundreds of copies of the Daily Globe are provided to area classrooms as part of a program to encourage reading and participation in local community activities and affairs. This project is only possible through a partnership between the newspaper, local businesses and concerned individuals. NEWSPAPER IN EDUCATION Teachers: Classroom bundles of the Daily Globe can be ordered at no cost to you or your school by calling the circulation department at (906) 932-2211 or 1-800-236-2887. Teacher lesson plans for The Mini Page and other materials are also available on request.. 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