Trinity High School

School Bio: Trinity High School is located in the small mountain town of Weaverville, California, in the heart of the Trinity Alps. Students travel from as far away as Coffee Creek, Salyer, Buckhorn Mountain, and Browns Creek. Our student population is just over 300. The campus resides on 23 acres and contains twenty-six classrooms, a library, career center, gym, computer labs, counseling center, and cafeteria. Red and white are the school colors, and the wolf is our mascot. THS has many extra and co-curricular activities including ASB, AVID, athletics, FFA, FBLA and a wide range of clubs. Trinity is WASC accredited, has approximately a 17:1 student to teacher ratio, has over 12 AP choices, an extensive CTE program aligned with Shasta College’s dual enrollment program, as well as a visual and performing arts program, and an extensive athletic program.

TRINITY HS CONTACT:

Phone: (530) 623-6127
Website: http://www.trinitywolves.org
Address: P.O. Box 1060 321 Victory Lane Weaverville, CA 96093

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing and Product Development
  • Intro to Ag Mechanics | (10 credits/1 year)

    This course is for students to begin their Ag Mechanics shop experience. This will typically be freshmen and sophomores. Students will cover topics including: Shop safety, Oxy-Acetylene welding, Arc Welding, rope work, tool fitting and sharpening, electrical, and plumbing skills. Students may take this course for a 2nd year for credit. They will continue working on their welding skills including horizontal, vertical, and overhead in GMAW, and Oxy-Acetylene welding and begin project construction.

  • Ag Mechanics | (10 credits/1 year)

    Prerequisite: Intro to Ag Mechanics /Dual enrolled with Shasta College
    This course is intended for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year students that have completed AG Mechanics Intro Course. Priority in this class will be given to juniors and seniors that have completed the Ag Mechanics Intro Course and are in the Agricultural Career Path. This course will include a continuation of the students’ welding ability in Oxy-Acc. and Arc Welding through the overhead position. Students that complete this will then continue with advanced welding skills in M.I.G. and T.I.G. They will also have the opportunity for project construction. Other topics will include surveying, concrete, and advanced wiring.

  • Farm Power | (10 credits/1 year)

    Prerequisite: Intro to Ag Mechanics / Dual enrolled with Shasta College

    This course is intended for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-year students that have completed the Ag Mechanics Intro Course. Priority in this class will be given to the juniors and seniors that have finished Ag Mechanics Intro Course and are in the Agricultural Career Path. Students may take this course twice for credit. Topics in this class will include fuel systems, lubrication, electrical systems, brakes and tires, power transmission, trouble shooting, and hydraulics. 1st-year students will work primarily on bench activities with small gasoline engines. 2nd-year students will have the opportunity to work on individual projects that include engine rebuilding and equipment repair.

These classes are taught by

  • Myrna Papac
    Myrna Papac

    Myrna Papac grew up in southern California and graduated from La Puente High School in La Puente. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Cal Poly University in Pomona. She then earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and Health from Cal State Los Angeles. Myrna married her husband Tom in 1985 and moved to Redding, CA and started a family. She has a daughter who is currently a resident physician at Stanford Medical Center. Her son will be attending a Ph.D program in Economics at UCLA in the fall of 2016. Myrna has been teaching at Shasta High School since 1993-94. She has taught all levels of biology as well and MCM biology, medical biology, and Honors anatomy and physiology. Myrna was one of the originators to start the MCM program at Shasta High School in 1994 and taught MCM Biology for over 20 years. We now have an improved program, Medical Science Pathway, which includes all levels of science in each grade level for those students that are interested in medicine. Myrna is currently teaching medical biology and honors anatomy and physiology in the Medical Science Pathway. On her time off, Myrna enjoys reading, hiking, and being with her family.

    • Deborah (Dusty) O’Neill-Knight
      Deborah (Dusty) O’Neill-Knight

      Deborah (Dusty) has worked in the Information Technology field for the last 20 years, and teaching the last ten. She graduated high school in Rancho Palos Verdes, attending Humboldt State, UC Santa Cruz and graduated from National University where she received her Global Studies degree. She acquired her DS credential in Information Technology in 2004. Dusty has worked numerous jobs including eleven years for CA State Parks.

      She has been at Trinity High School for 15 years, first as the Technology Specialist and currently as a teacher, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) advisor and Yearbook advisor. She loves to teach web design, photography, accounting, AP Human Geography, graphic design and just about anything that provides students with lifelong skills and a more global perspective.

      When she has free time she can be found adventuring in her Airstream trailer, taking pictures, watching baseball, playing with technology, and being with family.

      • Paul York
        Paul York

        Paul York grew up in Southern California. He earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach in Industrial Technology and a Master’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona. For the last 24 years he has either taught math, drafting, auto shop, driver’s education, animation, CAD, construction, manufacturing, Cisco networking, Adobe web design, or cabinet making. When he is not teaching you will find him training his dog for search and rescue, traveling, or studying Spanish for his next adventure.

        • Mike Rourke
          Mike Rourke

          Mike Rourke grew up on the family ranch in Hayfork. He attended Shasta College (76) and Chico State Univ. (78) where he majored in agriculture with a specialization in Agriculture Mechanics. He completed his Agriculture teaching credential thru Chico State (79) while interning at Healdsburg HS in Sonoma Co. Mike continued his career teaching full-time agriculture mechanics at Yreka HS (81-84). He moved back home to Hayfork and Trinity HS in Weaverville in 1984. He has taught all areas of agriculture including Ag Mechanics, Animal Science, Plant Science and Forestry Natural Resources. He advises a very active Future Farmers of America Chapter (FFA). Students have agriculture experience projects that gain them experience and skills in agriculture. Students compete in leadership development, ag mechanics and forestry / natural resources at the regional, state and national levels. Mike has taught beginning welding for Shasta College for many years. He currently teaches two Dual Enrolled courses at Trinity HS thru Shasta in Welding and Ag Mechanics.

          Mike is very involved in the agriculture industry. He has been an ag producer in the six different northern California counties that he has lived in raising everything from beans to hay, cattle and timber. He has served as chairman of the Trinity County Cattlemans Assn. and has served as a director of the Trinity Co. RCD for many years. He manages the family ranch in Hayfork with his wife and son.

          • Cindy Lindsay
            Cindy Lindsay

            Cindy Lindsay received both a bachelorette and master’s degree in exercise physiology with a minor in nutrition from CSU, Sacramento. While at CSUS, she worked as a Wellness Consultant at the CSUS Suaznne Snively Student Heath Center and taught as a graduate assistant in the Exercise Testing Laboratory. Cindy Later obtained her Registered Nursing License from Shasta College in 2008. Cindy has worked for Shasta Regional Medical Center as an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation and as an RN on both the Telemetry and Cardiac Intensive Care Units. Cindy also has ten years of teaching experience in grades 7-12

            AG Science
            • Ag Science 1/Earth Science | (10 credits/1 year)

              This course is designed primarily for freshmen but is open to all first year Ag students. This course is the introductory course for the agricultural program. Students that complete this course will meet the THS physical science graduation requirement. The California Earth Science Standards will be presented in a forum that emphasizes their application in the agriculture industry. Energy in the earth systems, structure of the atmosphere, California Geology, our place in the universe, soils, climate, plant and animal physiology, plant and animal nutrition, budgets for Ag projects, record keeping, plant propagation, animal husbandry, and leadership skills. Students will be members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and will have the opportunity to have a Supervised Agriculture Experience Project. Meets UC/CSU Elective requirements (subject area: g).

            • Ag Science II, III, and IV | (10 credits/1 year)

              Prerequisite: Ag Science 1/Earth Science or Instructor Approval
              This course is for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Ag students. Course topics will include animal reproduction, plant reproduction, soil and water analysis, and advanced techniques in plant propagation, business skills, parliamentary procedure, leadership skills, forestry, natural resources, mapping, compass, surveying, wildlife management, soil management, and water management. Students may take this course up to three times for credit as the curriculum will rotate each year. Ag Science II Meets UC/CSU Elective requirements (subject area: g).

            These classes are taught by

            • Mike Rourke
              Mike Rourke

              Mike Rourke grew up on the family ranch in Hayfork. He attended Shasta College (76) and Chico State Univ. (78) where he majored in agriculture with a specialization in Agriculture Mechanics. He completed his Agriculture teaching credential thru Chico State (79) while interning at Healdsburg HS in Sonoma Co. Mike continued his career teaching full-time agriculture mechanics at Yreka HS (81-84). He moved back home to Hayfork and Trinity HS in Weaverville in 1984. He has taught all areas of agriculture including Ag Mechanics, Animal Science, Plant Science and Forestry Natural Resources. He advises a very active Future Farmers of America Chapter (FFA). Students have agriculture experience projects that gain them experience and skills in agriculture. Students compete in leadership development, ag mechanics and forestry / natural resources at the regional, state and national levels. Mike has taught beginning welding for Shasta College for many years. He currently teaches two Dual Enrolled courses at Trinity HS thru Shasta in Welding and Ag Mechanics.

              Mike is very involved in the agriculture industry. He has been an ag producer in the six different northern California counties that he has lived in raising everything from beans to hay, cattle and timber. He has served as chairman of the Trinity County Cattlemans Assn. and has served as a director of the Trinity Co. RCD for many years. He manages the family ranch in Hayfork with his wife and son.

              Building and Construction
              • Wood I | (10 credits/1 year)

                In this course the student will be introduced to the basic concepts of woodworking. Topics included are: CNC manufacturing, calculation of bill of materials, drawings and patterns, procedures and methods for assembling projects, the safe use of machines, mechanical drafting, the use of common hand drafting tools, sketching, orthographic and isometric drawing, dimensioning, and an introduction to computer aided drafting. Upon completion of this course students will be able to design a project, calculate the cost, and safely manufacture it. This course will give students the necessary background for advanced cabinet making, construction, and CAD/CAM classes. Ample time is allowed in class to complete all assigned work.  Students will use and adapt to new technology in the construction field.  If, due to absences or extenuating circumstances the student misses class, it is the responsibility of the student to find out what work was missed and thereby arrange a time to make up the work after school or as homework. Notebooks will be required.

              • Wood II/Cabinet Making | (10 credits/1 year)

                Prerequisite: Wood 1
                A course designed to acquaint the students with the construction of cabinets.  Emphasis will be placed upon the advanced use of tools, materials and equipment in a proper, safe and considerate manner.  Students will develop a set of drawings based on applicable codes and standards used by the industry.  The student will develop a materials list and calculate costs from a set of prints. Students will be shown (and use) a variety of methods on the construction and assembly of their cabinets.  Students will select and use finishing materials correctly and safely.  Note:  this is not a required course.  Students are expected to pay for materials taken home in the form of projects.

              • Entrepreneurial Manufacturing | (10 credits/1 year)

                Dual enrolled with Shasta College
                This is a dual enrolled course that allows students to earn both high school and college credits. Students are expected to be prepared for college-level coursework. This course will introduce students to theory and hands-on skills in small business manufacturing with the intent to develop products that will be manufactured and sold by the students in class.

              These classes are taught by

              • Paul York
                Paul York

                Paul York grew up in Southern California. He earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach in Industrial Technology and a Master’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona. For the last 24 years he has either taught math, drafting, auto shop, driver’s education, animation, CAD, construction, manufacturing, Cisco networking, Adobe web design, or cabinet making. When he is not teaching you will find him training his dog for search and rescue, traveling, or studying Spanish for his next adventure.