Ms. Russell-Peterson's Window into Social Studies

  • Hello Wildcats,


    Welcome to Ms. Russell-Petersons VE/SS Homepage, I can't tell you how excited I am to finally be able to see you guys after the longest spring break in history!!  

    Seriously, I am very excited to see all of you, we are going to have a great year in  World History, 10th, US History, 11th, and US Government and Economics, 12th grades, respectfully.  

    I had the opportunity to work with many of you this last year and look forward to working with you this year. For those of you that haven't I'll tell you a little about myself:  

    I hold a bachelor's of science from Hodges University in Legal Studies, that just means I studied the law and the process of how the law, locally, state wide, and nationally, and am currently working toward my professional permanent teaching certification for Social Sciences, that's what I'll be teaching you this year.  

    I also hold a current Florida nursing license as a Licensed Practical Nurse and have been active in the practice of nursing for more than 25 years. 

    I love reading, writing, music, creating and sewing, and find that life is so much sweeter when I am with my wonderful grandchildren. 

    I am an animal lover; my husband and I share 3 dogs, a Shih Tzu, German Sheppard, and very hyper, but loving Australian Sheppard. 

    I think maps are cool, and I hope that we'll be able to work on them this year, and that you'll learn a little more about your place in the world, geographically speaking.  

    Please check out the newly posted assignments here on the teacher web page, there's a lot of information for you and your parents including your Syllabus, Classroom Expectations,  and a List of Classroom Supplies, that I'm requesting from each student. 

    Well, that's all for now, until we are all together on the first day of school, stay safe and look around and count your blessings.  

    Ms. Russell-Peterson 

    VE/SS Forest High School 



    Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. 

    Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, 

    ambition inspired, and success achieved. 

    Helen Keller