The Public Safety and Government Education courses at Eighth Street Middle School will provide the student a general overview of not only career options in the field but also a general understanding of the function and interconnection between the various agencies within government and public safety. Regardless of career choice the course will prepare students to be better citizens.
Beginning a new year with Mr. Fandel and his Public Safety/Government class.
Denise Millette recently visited Gene Fandel's Public Safety and Government Class. Mrs. Millette brought in her guide dog and explained what it is like to be blind. She discussed the safety precautions for blind citizens, and she showed Braille writing to the class. Students left class with a better understanding of how public safety officials work with special populations.
Governor Nathan Deal recently answered questions for students at ESMS in Mr. Fandel's Public Safety Class. Students sent the governor questions and hoped for a response. Click the link below to see the governor's response. It will redirect you to YouTube.
On Friday, August 26, Paramedic Lea Calhoun from the Tifton-Tift County EMS visited Gene Fandel’s Public Safety and Government classes. She spoke to students about the important roles that EMS plays in society. She also explained how a person becomes an EMT or paramedic. Students were given the opportunity to tour an ambulance, and students were amazed by all of the equipment found inside an ambulance. Students really enjoyed this experience.
On Friday, August 19, local attorney Jennifer Dorminey visited Gene Fandel's 8th Grade Public Safety and Government classes. Students have been learning about the legal process. Dorminey discussed how to become a lawyer, and she explained her role as an attorney in the legal system. She also conducted a mock trial with the students.
On May 18, students from Dr. Shelley Fandel’s EDUC 2130 class from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College recently visited Mr. Gene Fandel’s Public Safety and Government classes. A key component of the Public Safety and Government class is career planning for public safety and government. Dr. Fandel’s students created and engaged ESMS students in interactive activities that taught them about choosing public safety and government-based careers, postsecondary education options, and student life in postsecondary institutions. The ESMS students participated in eight stations, and each class ended with a question and answer section.
First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Deal, recently visited ESMS. Gene Fandel’s Public Safety and Government classes hosted First Lady Deal. Mrs. Deal gave a presentation to Public Safety and Government students, TALK students, and Georgia history students. Around 130 students attended the presentation. The First Lady talked about the importance of staying in school and her role as First Lady. We were honored that she took time out of her busy schedule to visit.
Sgt. Scott came to Gene Fandel's Public safety and Government class today (3-29-11) to talk to the students about the Tift County Sheriffs Explorer program. Sgt. Scott was able to take them outside to show them different things about a police car as well. If you are interested in law enforcement, or being part of a great organization and are between the ages of 14 and 21, and of good moral charater please call the Tift County Sheriff's office at 229-388-6020 for information about the Tift County Sheriffs Explorer program.
On March 15 2011, Jay and Wendy Klug visited Gene Fandel’s Public Safety and Government classes. Jay Klug gave a detailed presentation on his career in public safety. He is a traffic officer with the Tifton Police Department, and he talked to students about traffic investigations. Jay Klug also serves as a Navy Master of Arms. Wendy Klug, who serves as a Navy Military Police officer, talked about the importance of women in today's military. The Klugs talked about the many places that Navy personnel get to visit. They gave an inside look into the daily life of the Navy. They explained the differences between Navy ships, and they presented photos from their assignments around the world.
On Friday, March 11, Mr. Terrance Mays, Assistant Principal at Eighth Street Middle School, spoke to students in Mr. Gene Fandel’s Public Safety and Government class. Mr. Mays served in the United States Army for approximately 8 years. Mr. Mays spoke to students about his various experiences in the military, and he gave a presentation on his overseas duties. Students asked various questions about his military career. Students were interested to learn about Mr. Mays’s prior military career.
On January 18 2011, Jay Klug was nice enough to volunteer his time and come once again to visited Gene Fandel’s Public Safety and Government classes. Jay Klug gave a detailed presentation on his career in public safety. He is a traffic officer with the Tifton Police Department, and he talked to students about traffic investigations. Jay Klug also serves as a Navy Master of Arms. Klug talked about the many places that Navy personnel get to visit. He gave an inside look into the daily life of the Navy. They explained the differences between Navy ships, and they presented photos from their assignments around the world.
Students in Mr. Fandel's class were learning about government and one of the projects was to write to the President and he sent the following documents back.
Public Safety/Government Teacher