Port Lions teacher Eli Derenoff instructs carpentry students Jeremy Kewan and Brandon Bartelson atop a 12 x 16 foot shed the class is building for a local resident. Port Lions students have built two sheds this school year. (Photo by
in the carpentry class at Port Lions School have built two sheds this school
year. As KMXT’s Casey Kelly reports, the students are gaining valuable career
and life skills, and a couple of community members are getting brand new sheds
out of the deal.
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Lions teacher Eli Derenoff looks on as students from his carpentry class work
on finishing a shed that they started building at the beginning of this
semester in January. Derenoff says the class built another, smaller shed during
the first semester of the school year, which led to the shed they’re building
1 :34s “…boys
will build it. Hehe”)
first shed will be used for storage, but the owner of the second shed wants to
use it for a wood shop, hence the larger size. Derenoff says that meant a few
different design features.
2 :12s “…stiffeners
and the lookouts.”)
Brandon Bartelson takes a break from hammering shingles onto the roof, to
explain what the students have done so far and how the snow this winter
affected their progress.
1 :18s “…if
all the snow didn’t come.”)
students only work on the project during their 50-minute class period, so
that’s also slowed them down. Junior Jeremy Kewan says he’s considering a
career in carpentry or construction some day.
1 :16s “…the
laborer no more. Hehe.”)
besides learning about carpentry, the project is teaching them other skills as
3 :11s “…it
into the mathematics.”)
how do the students feel about learning math during carpentry class?
(Bartelson-Kewan :08s “…can do carpentry, so…”)
When they’re not
building sheds, carpentry students in Port Lions build dressers and cabinets
and do other woodworking projects. Now that the weather is cooperating,
Derenoff says the second shed should be done on time, by the end of the
I’m Casey Kelly.
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