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Constitution Day Student Registration

In preparation for the November General Election, students at Four County Career Center participated in Constitution Day student registration. Students who will be 18 years and older by the November election registered. Career Center Government instructors spoke to the students about the voting process before they registered. Registrations were then delivered to each county’s Board of Elections.

Fall Sports Spirit Day

Four County Career Center celebrates Fall Sports Spirit Day. 75 student athletes, cheerleaders and band members from all 22 associate schools were recognized. The Career Center wishes all of its student athletes a successful fall sports season!

Patriot Day

As a tribute to those who lost their lives and to acknowledge the 17th Anniversary of 9-11, Four County Career Center students from the Fire & Rescue and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics classes along with instructors Tonya Fisher and Kevin Thomas, held a Remembrance Ceremony in honor of “Patriot Day.” During the ceremony the National Anthem was sung by Dani Reimund, Firefighter/Paramedic at Highland Township Fire Department. Members of the Color Guard included Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students Cheyenne Wyse (Delta); Makayla Joseph (Delta); Mia Beltran (Delta); Nick Rowland (Liberty Center); and Fire & Rescue student Dalton Richards (Delta). Color Guard Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students lowered the flag to half mast in respect for the day. Following a moment of silence in respect for those who have sacrificed so that we may be safe, Taps was played by Ellie Cichocki, Job Placement/Workforce Development Coordinator. Also present during the ceremony were representatives from Archbold Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Department, State Highway Patrol, and the Ridgeville Fire Department. Always Remember--Don’t Ever Forget---09-11-01.

Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $4,945 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to Four County Career Center in Archbold for Technology Education and Mathematics Focus. The Career Center is one of 608 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant during its Fall 2018 grants cycle for improvement projects.
With this grant and through the Technology Education and Mathematics Focus, the Career Center was able to purchase desks, stools and calculators for students to use as they continue their education in their career and technical field of study. “Hands-on learning is an important part of our curriculum at Four County Career Center,” said Mathematics instructor Brittany Rohda. “We look forward to the new opportunities these items will provide for our students to become more engaged in mathematics.”
Since its inception in 2005, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided more than $60 million in grants to more than 13,000 schools, benefiting more than 6 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects.
Shown above thanking Joseph Wilson, Lowe’s representative and store manager at Lowe’s of Defiance, are students at the Career Center (LEFT TO RIGHT) Gabriel Bland (Hicksville) Accounting & Business Management; Sydney King (Ayersville) Welding Fabrication; Gabe Caley (Hicksville) Welding Fabrication; Wilson; Brittany Rohda, Mathematics instructor; Devon Williams (Defiance) Fire & Rescue; and Cristina Acevedo (Defiance) Visual Art & Design.

Teachers Attend Nurse's Pinning Ceremony

What an Honor it was for Four County Career Center’s Health Careers instructors Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Badenhop to be invited to the Nursing Convocation at the University of Toledo of two 2015 Career Center graduates. Receiving their Bachelors of Science in Nursing were Abby Bilow (Patrick Henry) and Anne Keiper (Napoleon). It was a Special Honor for a nurse to pin a new graduate nurse as Mrs. Walker pinned Abby. Both students were able to complete their education a full semester early because of their training at Four County Career Center.
Four County Career Center offers training in thirty career and technical programs to juniors and seniors in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties.
Shown above (LEFT TO RIGHT) are Badenhop; Keiper; Bilow; and Walker.

Senior Citizens Day

Four County Career Center is hosting a “Senior Citizens Day” at the school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Senior Citizens are invited to join us for a morning of activities and lunch. The activities will start at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m.
A total of six exciting activities will be available for the “seniors” to participate in throughout the morning. These include a hand and arm massage by the Cosmetology students; a floral activity led by Floral Design students; creating a winter ornament under the direction of the Interior Design students; a 15 minute senior workout led by the Sports Fitness & Exercise Science students; basic health checks from our Health Careers students; and bingo with prizes for everyone led by Hospitality Services students. The day will end with a complimentary sandwich and salad luncheon prepared by the Culinary Arts Management and Chef Training students under the leadership of Chef Herold.
The Career Center Student Ambassadors will be available to assist you in the activities and guide you throughout the morning.
Call Janet Knierim at 419-267-2267 to register or log into the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net and you can register there. Registrations will be accepted through September 19, so sign up early to ensure your space. Parking will be available in the front parking lot off State Route
34 and enter the building through the front doors.
We look forward to hosting this day and meeting many of the senior citizens in the four county area for a day of activity and fun!

New Staff

The Career Center is welcoming seven new staff members for the 2018-2019 school year.
Tim Myers is the new Math instructor at the Career Center. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Eastern Mennonite University. Tim has been in education for the past 19 years. He lives in Archbold with his wife, Heather and their three sons.
The new VOSE position is being held by Carrie Nofziger. Carrie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Intervention Specialist from the University of Toledo and has spent four years in education. She lives in Wauseon with her husband, Lucas and their son.
Holli Horn is the new Guidance Counselor at the Career Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wellness/Corporate Fitness from Defiance College and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Bowling Green State University. Holli has spent 14 years in education and lives in Defiance with her husband, Tom and their three children.
Taking the position of In-School Studies Monitor is Steve Grimes. He spent the past 26 years working for the Bryan Police Department where he recently retired. He is also a past graduate of Four County Career Center. Steve lives in Bryan with his wife, Elizabeth and they have two children.
Tracy Harding is the new Automotive Technologies instructor at the Career Center. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Auto Tech GM ASEP from Owens Community College and is a past graduate of Four County Career Center. He has worked at GM dealerships for the past 18 years and at the Edgerton Police Department for 16 years. This is Tracy’s first year in education. He lives in Bryan with his wife, Misty and their four children.
The new Science instructor is Drew Steyer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. Drew has been in education for two years and lives in Defiance.
Jenny Waldvogel is the new Custodian at the Career Center. She has spent past few years working as a custodian and the previous 23 years as a floral designer. Jenny lives in Stryker with her two children.
New staff members shown above are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Myers; Carrie Nofziger; Holli Horn; Steve Grimes; Tracy Harding; Drew Steyer; and Jenny Waldvogel.

Packet Pick-Up Days for Students

To prepare them for the start of school on Wednesday, August 15 at 8:45 a.m., students attending Four County Career Center picked up their packets containing their schedules and other important information for the year.





Opening Day

Opening day for all Four County Career Center students is Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The Career Center takes the concept of career and technical education beyond the traditional concept of focused training for a single profession and expands it to include clusters of training in a career field. The 2018-2019 school year at Four County Career Center is opening its’ doors to over 900 new and returning students.

Upon completing their training, students receive a Career Passport containing a certificate documenting their training along with verification of employability skills. If they meet the graduation requirements of their high school and pass the required state examinations, they also receive a diploma from their associate high school.

Students attend the Career Center classes starting at 8:45 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Four County Career Center follows a closed lunch period policy requiring all students to either purchase a lunch in the cafeteria or carry their own. Lunches conform to federal governmental standards for a nutritious student lunch.

All Four County Career Center associate districts provide bus transportation for students enrolled in the Career Center. Students are urged to use the transportation provided by their local district. For students who must drive cars to school, a parking area is provided at the northwest side of the school building.

School closing and delays will be broadcast over the Archbold, Bryan, Defiance, Montpelier and Napoleon radio stations as well as WTVG-13 TV and WTOL-11 TV in Toledo.

Additional information regarding the 2018-2019 school year including the Student Handbook can be found on the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net.

Packet Pick-Up Days

Students registered to attend Four County Career Center this Fall can pick up their schedules and other important 2018-2019 school information during Packet Pick-Up Days at Four County Career Center on August 1 and 7.

Students may also pay their school fees, pick up their technology device and check on uniform orders at this time.

Packet Pick-Up hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. Student Services staff members will be at an information table in the multi-purpose room to distribute packets and answer questions. Students who wish to locate their classrooms and career labs may do so on these days.

Fall classes begin Wednesday, August 15, 2018 for all students. Classes start at 8:45 a.m. at the Career Center.

For more information about Packet Pick-Up Days, call the Student Services Office at
1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2701.