Communications Applications

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year

Using Communications on Your Path

I want to welcome you to Communication Applications at Shepton High School. While some of you might disagree with this statement, this is the most important class you can take while in high school. Many of your other classes give you knowledge that will help you while you are in college and in some career fields, but this class while give your skills that you can and will use in every aspect of your life. I want to make sure that you learn to use your words not only for conversations with your friends, but to also to make a difference in your chosen path. Communications is necessary in every aspect of your life, why not learn to do it efficiently and effectively.

“You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.”
Tom Hiddleston

Classroom Rules

1. Have a positive attitude.

2. Come to class on time.

3. Begin your warm-up within the minute after the tardy bell.

4. Attend to personal needs before coming to class.

5. Remain in your assigned seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.

6. Be an active listener and an active learner.

7. Bring required material to class

8. Be respectful of your classmates at all times

9. Use polite speech and body language

10. Do Not cheat

Please visit the Communication Applications website for more information about the class, projects, and expectations.

Words create the path we choose to walk along.


What is communications?

It is a four part process that involves the sender, the message, the receiver, and feedback. The Sender is the one sending information to the receiver. This can be done verbally and nonverbally. The information that is sent is the message. The person that hears/interprets the message is the receiver. Once it is clear that the message is understood. the Receiver then gives the sender feedback.

Why do we need this class?

In a hyperspeed culture where everything can be done electronically, verbal communication is a skill that is no longer learned at an early age. When you are young you learn by watching those around you. If what you see is people on computers, their phones, and other mobile devices, then that is how you begin to communicate. Many lack the patience to have a full conversation without using abbreviations or shrugs and shakes of the head to communicate. This class will show you that it is important to slow down to take the time to not only converse but the hear about the things that are effecting our world.