Content Areas

Carthage High School UIL Academic Coordinator
Kim Funderburk
903-693-2552 ext 1136, kfunderburk@carthageisd.org
Event
Coach / Room
Accounting
Focuses on the principles and practices of accounting including bookkeeping, income statements, balance sheets
Karen McAlister
Room A10
Calculator Applications
Strengthens knowledge of calculations by drawing from current high school algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus textbooks.
Angela Hardy
Room E2
Computer Applications
Develops greater computer literacy by emphasizing computer word processing, speed and accuracy, computer skills, database and spreadsheet competencies.
Nancy Dominguez
(See Mrs. Funderburk)
Computer Science
Enhances computational abilities in addition to testing their mastery of Java programming and new technologies in computer science.
Belinda Ratcliff
Room C5
Current Issues & Events
Expands the understanding and knowledge of current, state, national and world events and issues.
Kim Horton
Room C7
Debate
Cross-Examination Debate(2 Person Team)  and Lincoln-Douglas Debate (Individual)
Develops the ability to analyze a problem, conduct thorough research, and employ principles of argumentation and advocate for or against a given proposition.
Russell Rowe
Room B6
Informative & Persuasive Speaking
Develops the ability to analyze a selected topic, formulate and develop a speech, then extemporaneously deliver it to an audience.
Russell Rowe
Room B6
Journalism
News Writing, Editorial Writing, Feature Writing and Headline Writing
Promotes critical reading, writing, thinking and communications skills through the administration of four separate contests.
Jayme Quick
Room A6
Literary Criticism
Promotes literary scholarship through literary history and terminology including an essay dealing with a specific topic about a literary passage. 
Beth Simmons
Room C9
Darla Lister
Room C8
Mathematics
Advances students math skills, knowledge and understanding in the areas of Algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, analysis, analytic geometry, and calculus.
Angela Hardy
Room E2
Number Sense
Fosters math appreciation and skills through a fun, fast paced, 10 minute math and mental gymnastics contest covering all levels of high school mathematics.
 
Angela Hardy
Room E2
One-Act Play
Fosters high quality creative arts performances in a competition where schools present an 18-40 minute play.  
Kim Funderburk
Drama Room
Ready Writing
Promotes advanced writing skills by developing a well balanced expository composition on a chosen topic using supporting arguments and evidence to be the deciding factor in the paper.
Melanie Hudson
Room C4
Prose and Poetry Interpretation
Promotes understanding and appreciation of literature through the art of oral interpretation
Kim Funderburk
Drama Room
Science
Challenges the aptitudes on various topics in biology, chemistry, and physics demonstrating the student’s understanding of basic scientific principles.
Tracy Kennedy
Room D5
Social Studies
Enhances the knowledge pertaining to a specific historic event as well as social studies terms and concepts.
Sherri Parker
Room C3
Spelling & Vocabulary
Strengthens vocabulary and spelling usage by drawing directly from high school academic curriculum.
Illene Richter
Room B8