Custer County High School Classes
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3750) 11 years ago
I had a question regarding classes taught as Custer County High School.

There's obviously a lot of people fluent or at least generally familiar with Latin. What I'm wondering is if it's still taught at CCHS. My grandfather took like 6 or 8 classes/courses in Latin at CCHS and it's something I wish I had be taught here in Seattle.

Alea Icata Est!
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Posted by Sharon Clarke (+80) 11 years ago
It was not taught at CCHS when I was going to school there from 87-90
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Posted by Beverly Harris (+87) 11 years ago
I took it at Custer from Inga Hanson somewhere between 66 & 69.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2310) 11 years ago
Spanish and French are the only currently taught foreign languages.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 11 years ago
I remember getting Spanish from Senora Tooke in grade school. Does that help?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9743) 11 years ago
¿quién sabe?
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Posted by tjh (+134) 11 years ago
Mrs Horton doesn't make an entire class out of it, but she does make her honors english students study it.
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 11 years ago
A good in depth study of Latin is a fantastic vocabulary booster, IMO, not to mention the help with foreign language studies....I would highly recommend it as a course for all high schools...
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 11 years ago
No Latin during the late '70s.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6019) 11 years ago
Keine Deutsche, Herr Rath?

I wonder what happened to Mr. Nigel Cottier?

Do you know, Bridgier?
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Posted by Bridgier (+8992) 11 years ago
I believe that Herr Cotty-eins may have ended up with ein Vogel in sienem Kopf.

I still remember the day that he told our class (which was chock full of bra-burning feminists) that he had a hard time seeing women as his equal. Hilarity ensued.

Frau Mott was the German teacher when I graduated, I know she took over the yearbook as well - is she no longer at CCDHS?

[This message has been edited by Bridgier (11/19/2009)]
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6019) 11 years ago
My fellow disciple of 'The Dark One' wrote:
I still remember the day that he told our class (which was chock full of bra-burning feminists) that he had a hard time seeing women as his equal. Hilarity ensued.

I seem to recall that as well, now that you mention it.

I remember with much greater clarity the time Lothar (Brandon Lancaster) hopped on my back in class and put my hand through the glass window. Nice little scar I have on my wrist now.

I had more freak injuries at that school ...
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Posted by Bridgier (+8992) 11 years ago
Yes, and that's what got Lothar moved into my period.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 11 years ago
I had Otto Neuhardt as my German teacher.

I knew Nigel outside of school (I had long since graduated when he was hired) as he was one of my Taekwondo students. My wife and I saw him off in his little Nigel-mobile (a mini-cooper looking car) the day he moved. I think he was headed to Missoula.

Shame German isn't taught there now - I really enjoyed my time in Otto's class.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8992) 11 years ago
I think BigDryBug had a Nigel taekwondo story, but I don't remember the particulars.

He really had a problem maintaining control in the classroom - for example, when a student turns in a paper describing his fellow female classmates as 'hunden', or tells another student to "saug mich', or gives someone else a pacifier because all she does is complain.... the teacher really shouldn't laugh about it. It sends the wrong message.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6019) 11 years ago
He was an odd duck, but his classes were always entertaining.
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Posted by RA (+653) 11 years ago
Howdy......

Good thoughts on an in-depth study of Latin.....however, a teacher can't get the majority of students to study and use good English - spoken, much less written or read. IMHO
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Posted by howdy (+4949) 11 years ago
It just serves as another tool for teachers and students, to improve their studies not only in English, but in foreign languages...the course of study has nothing to do with getting the student to use proper English, spoken or otherwise, but it might serve to interest them in some of the origins of words...IMO, the more tools the better...I am sure it must be difficult to be a teacher these days...the study of Latin was fascinating to me years ago, because of the origins of various words...

Many Catholic schools offer it (my daughter went thru those schools and took it)...Do they offer it in the Catholic school in Miles City??

[This message has been edited by howdy (11/20/2009)]
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 11 years ago
I agree it would have been a hard-sell at CCDHS but I also think it's a shame it's not offered. I might have been geeky enough to take it back then? Actually, I probably would have. I'm working to bring my German back up through Rosetta Stone 3 and have the Latin modules on the shelf waiting. It's about all I can do between time and availability.


Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9743) 11 years ago
Latin phone pranks are a riot.

Dic, estne magnimercatus? Estne vobis Ianitor in Cupa et Magister Purus in ampulla? Sicne? Bene, eos emitte! Hae . . . Hae . . . Hae!
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Posted by Jeremy Orthman (+439) 11 years ago
Bridger,

Who did you have as a teacher. I seem to recall we were in the same class, but I can't recall if Cottier was the only teacher I had or not.
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Posted by Skye W (+18) 11 years ago
Mrs. Mott is still at the high school, she is teaching yearbook, some freshman english and French 1&2. I was in the last graduating class of '09 and when I got to CCDHS Madame Halbert was teaching French (ABSOLUTELY LOVED HER!) And Mrs. Peterson...not chicken legs...was teaching Spanish. Mrs. Peterson retired my junior year and was replaced by Mrs. Larson. And like I said Mrs. Mott teaches French. Like someone posted earlier, in Mrs. Horton's honors english class she does go very deep into Latin Roots, Prefixes and Suffexes and let me tell you...it really helps in college! Hope I helped!
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Posted by Jeremy Orthman (+439) 11 years ago
So, who does the school paper? Ms. Neiberg is no longer there?
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Posted by ty head (+102) 11 years ago
no, she's still there and she does the newspaper i think
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Posted by K. D. (+366) 11 years ago
Here is a quick search for Mr. Cottier: http://www.peoplefinders....obdd=&doby

[This message has been edited by K. D. (3/16/2010)]
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 11 years ago
Having lived in Eugene I'm not surprised Nigel is there. It's Earth-Momma-Hippy Central.

He did mention he might move out of MT and live in a commune. Those are a dime a dozen in Eugene.
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