WoodShop Mr. Toelle

Projects shown above were created during the 4th nine weeks period by middle school students

Onekama Middle School third quarter wood shop students with their final projects, a musical hidden novelty box

Interior and exterior view of the projects, which

 include a hidden compartment.

HIDDEN TALENTS

Onekama Wood Shop Students Create Musical Hidden Boxes

 

Students in Rex Toelle’s wood shop class at Onekama Middle School are proudly showing off their latest creations. The nine-week exploratory course consists of students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. This quarter, students in wood shop designed and constructed hidden musical novelty boxes.

 

“Just like a jewelry box, it has a song that can play when you wind it up and then open it,” explained eighth grade student Jay Sturgeon. “We went to a website that Mr. Toelle told us about and got to choose a song that we wanted to use. There is a secret compartment inside the box, too, which is pretty cool.”

 

The course is designed to give the student a broad variety of experiences in the field of woodworking.  

      The Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society region #13 fair was held at Mason County Central School on May 7th through the 9th and followed by the state MITES convention on May 14th and 15th at Saginaw Valley State University. Awards are given each year to students that demonstrate skill, work ethic and craftsmanship in the field of Industrial Technology. First through fourth place region winners qualifies for the state competition. There are 20 regions and the potential to competing against 80 students in any one given division, category and grade level. Any Michigan or northern Indiana student in grades K through 12 is eligible. There is no distinction between the schools sizes, A through D schools compete against each other. The woods area (WO) has 17 categories. Students that are then placed into grade level of similar abilities.     
      (above photo) Onekama Middle School WO3D MITES winners from left to right are:

8th grader Hope Showalter 1st Place Region 13 & 4th Place State

8th grader James Sturgeon 2nd Place Region 13 & 3rd Place State

7th grader Taylor Bennett 3rd Place Region 13 & 5th Place State

8th grader Kyle Carter 4th Place Region 13 & 6th Place State

6th grader Ajah Fink 5th Place Region 13
7th grader Dalron Gray 6th Place Region 13 (Absent; Not Pictured) 

Onekama Middle School second quarter wood shop students with their final projects, a hidden novelty box


BUILDING LEARNERS

Onekama Wood Shop Students At Work

 

Students in Rex Toelle’s wood shop class at Onekama Middle School are proudly showing off their latest creations. The nine-week exploratory course consists of students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. This school year, students in wood shop are building hidden novelty boxes. The course is designed to give the student a broad variety of experiences in the field of woodworking. 

 

exterior of box
Thomas Peterson
Interior of box showing hidden compartment
 Peterson's project

  This is the first 9 week exploratory wood shop class at Onekama. These are the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who 
built this year’s hidden novelty box project. The course is designed to give the student a broad variety of 
experiences in the field of wood working.  




Novelty Box Project

by first marking period students   

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Barbara Eldridge,
Nov 23, 2014, 7:45 AM
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Barbara Eldridge,
Nov 23, 2014, 7:45 AM
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