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Holiday Break

Four County Career Center high school and adult workforce education classes will not be in session from December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015 due to Winter Break. Classes will resume their regular schedules on Monday, January 5, 2015 according to Superintendent Tim Meister.

Cosmetology Salon Closed for the Holidays

The Four County Career Center Cosmetology Salon will be closed to the public for the holidays from December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015. It will reopen again on January 8, 2015.

Salon hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Thursday and Friday that the Career Center is open. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted during these hours. No appointments or customers will be accepted after 1:00 p.m. and no chemical service appointments after 12:00 noon.

A complete offering of beauty services are available including perms, nails and manicures, facials, tinting, haircuts, hair styling, and other beauty care services. All services are performed by Four County Career Center senior Cosmetology students under the supervision of licensed cosmetologist and instructor Kim Dunbar using the newest procedures and equipment. Salon patrons are charged a nominal cost to cover materials and supplies.

Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit Preschool

Four County Career Center Preschool students had a surprise visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus this holiday season as they presented their annual Christmas program for parents and grandparents under the direction of Early Childhood Education students at the Career Center. Shown with Santa and Mrs. Claus are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Kellen Hurst (Napoleon); Brooklyn Behnfeldt (Defiance); Jordan Geiger (Defiance); Blake Vandenberghe (Archbold); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Luke Meienburg (Defiance); Parker Niese (Defiance); Macy Behnfeldt (Defiance); Santa; Aubree Vandock (Wauseon); Mrs. Claus; Mason Bachman (Napoleon); Monroe Barton (Napoleon); and Carter Hammon (Defiance).

The preschool is run under the direction of Early Childhood Education instructor Susan Myers along with Preschool Staff Person Lisa Creager and Education Aide Jennifer Hutchison.

Exploring Career Hands On

Wauseon Middle School 8th graders participated in “Exploring Careers Hands On for 8th Graders” (ECHO for 8th Graders) held at Four County Career Center. Career Explorers from the Career Center guided the students through several careers that were of interest to the 8th graders as they are looking forward to planning for their future. Shown with Wauseon 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Aaron Newland and Christina Norman; are Career Explorers Calyton Riebesehl, Software Design & Web Development (Wauseon); and Aaron Conrad, Pre-Engineering (Delta). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.

Car Donation

Four County Career Center’s Automotive Technologies class recently received the generous donation of a 2008 Pontiac G6 from Stykemain Buick-GMC Ltd in Defiance. This vehicle will enhance the learning opportunities for Career Center students in preparing them to work in the automotive industry when they graduate.

Joe Stykemain, owner of Stykemain Buick-GMC Ltd, along with GM are pleased to support the automotive training program through this donation as part of the General Motors Service Operations on-going support of technical training. Shown with the vehicle in the background are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Doug Posey, Automotive Technologies senior instructor; Matt Westrick (Holgate); Caleb Haplin (Evergreen); Stykemain; Mike Ritz, Stykemain Buick-GMC Ltd service manager; Lathan Myers (Napoleon); Toby Kennerk, Automotive Technologies junior instructor; Brett Driscoll (Bryan); and Dayne Fitzcharles (Fairview).

Career Exploration Days

On Thursday and Friday, Four County Career Center hosted the annual Career Exploration Day for over 1,800 sophomores from the 22 member schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. Each sophomore visited two career and technical programs and heard presentations about the programs from Career Center junior and senior students and instructors. The Career Exploration Day is an opportunity for sophomores to learn more about the programs to make decisions about attending the Career Center during their junior and seniors years of high school. Students can register to attend the Career Center at www.fourcounty.net. Open House for parents and students will be held on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Together We Make A Difference

Led by Skills USA, Four County Career Center students united in a school-wide effort and collected personal care and toiletry items for the non-profit outreach “Together We Can Make A Difference.” The organization assists people of all ages in Northwest Ohio with basic needs and resources that are not available with any government assistance programs. Through their involvement, the students hope to make a positive change and give families in northwest Ohio a happier Christmas season. Shown above presenting the executive director, Kelli Burkhardt, with the collected items are the Skills USA Leadership Counsil. Skills USA Leadership Council and advisors, Bill Parsley, Social Studies instructor; and Krista Whetro, Cosmetology instructor; coordinated the event.

Christmas for Kids

Four County Career Center students united in a school-wide effort and raised over $2,200 and collected toys for the annual Christmas for Kids campaign sponsored by Mix 98.1-WDFM and the U.S. Marine Corps. Students, led by the Student Council, raised money through this year’s theme “Can’t WEIGHT for Christmas.” All career and technical clubs at the Career Center participated and through their involvement will bring a happier Christmas to children in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams counties. The Interior Design students raised an addition $198 for Tiana’s Wish which sends toys to cancer patients at Toledo Hospital. Standing with some of the donated items are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Bill Zimmerman, Retired U.S. Marine; Angela Ballard, Student Council Advisor; Ray Dailey, Retired U.S. Marine; Spencer Hines, Pre-Engineering (Ayersville); Rick Small, Clear Channel’s Director of Operations; Ienula Laguna, Health Careers (Fairview); Erin Marshall, Health Careers (Fairview); and Brent Roughton, Clear Channel Account Executive.

Neighbors in Need Fundraiser

Four County Career Center students united in a school-wide effort and collected 1,383 pounds of non-perishable food items for the annual “Neighbors In Need” campaign sponsored by 105.7 The Bull and Chief Supermarkets. All career & technical programs at the Career Center participated in the “Packing the Pirate Ship” campaign and filled a pirate ship with the non-perishable items. Through their involvement, the students hope that families in northwest Ohio will have a happier Thanksgiving and Christmas. Shown above following the 105.7 The Bull live remote broadcast with Josh Busch, Program Director, are the Skills USA Leadership Team; Brent Roughton, Clear Channel Marketing Specialist; and Busch. Skills USA Leadership Council and advisors, Bill Parsley, Social Studies instructor; and Krista Whetro, Cosmetology instructor; coordinated the event.

Public Safety Appreciation Dinner

Four County Career Center hosted an appreciation dinner for the Ridgeville Township Volunteer Fire/EMT Department, Archbold German Township Fire/EMT Department, and Henry County Sheriff’s Department in an effort to thank the safety service personnel for their continued support. Tim Meister, Superintendent welcomed the honored guests. Fire & Rescue and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students took part in the program. Matthew Baker led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Samantha Burdine gave the invocation. All of the students talked about their career and technical education programs. Shown following the dinner are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Fire & Rescue students Elizabeth Kistner (Delta); and Matthew Baker (Liberty Center); Superintendent Meister; Representing Archbold Department was Chief Andy Brodbeck; Representing Ridgeville Department was Chief Ken Freytag; Representing the Sheriff’s Department is Sheriff Michael Bodenbender; and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students Samantha Burdine (Hilltop); and Veronika Mangotic (Delta).

Four County Career Center wishes to express its’ appreciation for the courageous efforts of the men and women on the fire and emergency medical squads. The duties they perform take a special kind of courage and dedication.

Locks of Love

Four County Career Center’s Early Childhood Education student (RIGHT) Alexandra Barber (Pettisville) recently donated eight inches of her hair to “Locks of Love.” (LEFT) Stephanie Canfield (Bryan) from the Cosmetology Salon at the Career Center was her stylist.