Business & Information Technology Page

  • Welcome to the Business and Information Technology program (Business Education) at Siren High School!  This is the place to find out all about the courses that are available, what awards are given to students through the program and learn about Ms. Peterson.
    Current Schedule
    1st Semester
    1 - PF
    2 - Personal Finance
    3 - Information Processing
    4 - MS Explore
    5 - Publications
    6 - Computer Applications
    7 - Prep
    8 - Elementary Computers 
    9 - Technology Coaching
    Course requirements vary by class, but the one thing that EVERYONE needs is access to the computers.  Make sure that you have turned in your Network Usage Agreement (in the handbook) so that you have the access that you need.
    Other requirements are: 
    A good attitude
    The desire to learn what is being taught in class.
    A realization that B&IT classes will help you in other classes throughout high school and your life.
    To Volunteer in Ms. Peterson's classroom, please contact her at 715.349.2277 ext 202 or
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  • Articulated CTE Classes

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 2/28/2023

    I was compiling some information for Dr. Shetler on CTE Classes and articulation with CVTC and Northwood Tech College. Our students are lucky to have the opportunity to earn Technical school credits in High School at no cost to them. All they need to do is sign up for the credit, complete the class and earn a grade of C or higher. 

    Twenty-seven FCS students have earned a total of 96 credits with CVTC. 

    Eight Tech Ed students have earned 24 credits with Northwood Technical College.

    I started with articulation in 2016-17 and have had 75 students earn 335 credits with Northwood Technical College. Twelve of those students have earned Technical Diplomas in the Financial Service Customer Representative area. 

    When I talk to former students about the academy and the options to earn credits, they often say they wish that had been an option for them. I encourage parents to have a conversation with their students about the value of earning these credits in HS.

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  • 2022 Eugene LaRock Award Winner

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 8/16/2022

    Congratulations to Macy Tollander for receiving the 2022 Eugene LaRock Memorial Award and scholarship. She was the editor of the yearbook and took just about every class in the B & IT Department, including being a TA for the Technology Director. Macy is attending CVTC in the IT field.  

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  • Eugene LaRock Memorial Award

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 9/23/2021

    Congratulations to Madison Thiex for receiving the 2021 Eugene LaRock Memorial Award. Madison graduated with several technical diplomas including the Financial Services Customer Representative Diploma in the B&IT department. Madison is attending UW - Eau Claire in the nursing program. 

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  • Eugene LaRock Memorial Award

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 7/20/2020

    Congratulations to Ellyn Lindquist on receiving the Eugene LaRock Memorial Award and Scholarship for 2020. Ellyn was a part of our inaugural Tech Academy and graduated with a Technical Diploma in Financial Services Customer Representative this spring as well as earning her high school diploma.

    Ellyn plans on attending UW - Barron County this fall majoring in education. 

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  • Day 1 #onlinelearning #COVID19

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 3/19/2020 3:00:00 PM

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    Day 1 down 

    Missed the kids today, it didn't feel like a regular vacation day. I got grades done and started working on getting things ready for 4th quarter. I'm hoping that by tomorrow I will have updated my Moodle courses. 

    I hope that you are all safe and healthy! Wash your hands!



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  • Trying out new things

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 1/17/2020 4:00:00 PM

    For our Educator Effectiveness every year we have to identify a Professional Practice Goal. This year my goal is to come up with strategies to help students comprehend the concepts in class better to increase their learning. As a Google Certified Trainer I was given access to PearDeck, a Google Slides add-on that allows me to incorporate formative assessment and interactive assessments into my lessons. I tried it out last semester with one of my classes and then again the other day. I works great! I can access it on my ipad in real time as well to see the student responses as they are typing or drawing them. 


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  • End of Semester 1

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 1/10/2020 4:00:00 PM

    So here we are at the end of Semester 1 of the 19-20 school year. I have to say that this semester was a good one. I had classes that I enjoyed and I learned a lot as well as the students.

    My Financial Academy students worked hard at Financial Accounting and are ready to move on to Principles of Finance and finishing their Microsoft classes.

    Personal Finance brought a lot of good discussion and insight about the realm of economics. 

    Computer Applications went well with the new curriculum. Access was hard for the kids but in the end they did learn a bit about databases.

    Publications had a larger class this semester [than the past couple of years] and we successfully completed our pages for the first deadline! The book is going to be another good one and they have used their creativity well in the class.

    I had one 5th grade class this year because of the class size. We learned a lot and hopefully they will be able to use their Chromebooks to keep learning about the technology.

    So here's to another great semester that will go by fast!

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  • Happy New Year

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 1/2/2020

    Happy New Year to everyone! 

    I remember going to the elementary 19 years ago and seeing the 4k display stating they were the Class of 2020. I thought wow that's a long time from now, and here we are!

    Seniors, the next five months will go fast so make sure to enjoy your time!

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  • Inaugural Financial Services Technical Academy Class

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 9/20/2019

    In the 2018-19 school year, the Financial Services Representative Technical Academy was started here at SHS. There were 7 students in the program, 6 seniors and one junior. The seniors attended the WITC ceremony in New Richmond to receive their technical diploma the night before they graduated from Siren High School with their high school diplomas! Congratulations to all the graduates! Brennan Koball, Cassie Maslow, Mackenzie Baker, Tanner Buck, Derek Highstrom, and Cody Gerhardson!

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  • Congratulations to Cody Gerhardson

    Posted by Renae Peterson on 9/16/2019

    Congratulations to Cody Gerhardson for being the recipient of the 2019 Eugene A. LaRock Memorial Award and Scholarship. 

    Cody Gerhardson is a strong student with a drive to do his best in the area of Business. He was the Business Manager and co-editor for the 2018-19 yearbook year and did a great job! He put in a lot of extra time outside of class and was always willing to help out with tasks. Cody was a member of the inaugural Financial Academy Technical Diploma program and excelled in this program. He is attending WITC majoring in Accounting this fall. Congratulations Cody!

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