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Career Night Open House

Four County Career Center hosted a Career Night Open House Monday evening with the Career Center’s labs and classrooms open to the public. Instructors and counselors were available to answer questions and acquaint visitors with career and technical programs and college credit options.  The Career Center offers 32 career and technical programs to high school juniors and seniors from 22 high schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. For more information about applying for the 2015-2016 school year, sophomores are encouraged to contact their associate school Guidance Office, call the Four County Career Center Student Services Office at 1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2701; or apply on-line at the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net.



ECHO for 8th Graders - Liberty Center

Liberty Center 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 Liberty Center 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jesse Cox and Loganne Weaver; are Career Explorers Marissa Harris, Medical Office Technologies (Patrick Henry); and Carl Pippin III, Software Design & Web Development (LibertyCenter). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


ECHO for 8th Graders - Edon

Edon 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 Edon 8th graders (LEFT TO RIGHT) Shelby Moran and Jonathan Fifer are Career Explorers Alex Weirauch, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Stryker); and Marissa Smith, Veterinarian Assistant (Edgerton). ECHO for 8th Graders is made available to all 8th graders in the four county area.


2015 Spa Days

The Four County Career Center Cosmetology Salon will be hosting “2015 Spa Days” March 16-20. Patrons are invited to indulge themselves and enjoy the day with complete make-overs along with a light breakfast and healthy luncheon prepared by the Chef Training students at the Career Center. During their visit, patrons will enjoy a therapy facial, spa pedicure with warm wax treatment, OPI manicure with warm wax treatment, and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree wash, sparkling water rinse and style. Call 1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2234 for more information and to make reservations for a day of relaxation. Deadline for registrations is February 27.


New Open House Date

Four County Career Center has rescheduled it’s Career Night Open House for the school to Monday, January 26, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. The backup snow date for the Open House is January 29, 2015. The Career Center is located on the corner of State Routes 66 and 34 south of Archbold.

We invite the public to meet Career Center staff and tour the labs to see the advanced equipment and modern facilities in the thirty career and technical programs available to high school juniors and seniors from associate high schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. On-line enrollment will be available that evening for the 2015-2016 school year.

For more information about the January 26th Career Night Open House or other school activities, contact the Career Center at 1-800-589-3334 or visit our web site at www.fourcounty.net.


2015 Junior Student Council

Four County Career Center has selected juniors to the 2015 Student Council. Student Council sponsors the school-wide blood drives, Christmas For Kids fund raiser, the Spring dance, and the paper recycling program at the Career Center. Students include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Stephanie Lambert, Graphic Arts (Tinora); Roscia Creps-Burling, Medical Office Technologies (Delta); Nick Wyse, Auto Collision Repair (Archbold); Kathleen Hitchcock, Interior Design (Defiance); Taylar Olea, Interior Design (Defiance); Alejandro Hinojosa, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics (Tinora); (MIDDLE - LEFT TO RIGHT) Shawna Westrick, Hospitality Services (Fairview); Rebecka Schweitzer, Hospitality Services (Ayersville); Marissa Smith, Veterinarian Assistant (Edgerton); Lauren Eberly, Health Careers (Wauseon); Cole Rankin, Industrial Services (Tinora); Ienola Laguna, Health Careers (Fairview); Spencer Hines, Pre-Engineering (Ayersville); (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Kelsey Davis, Floriculture (Napoleon); Lathon Babcock, Welding Fabrication (Archbold); Jacob Heath, Work Transition (Napoleon); Gavin Yorks, Chef Training (Fayette); Aaron Conrad, Pre-Engineering (Delta); Samuel Cramer, Agricultural/Diesel Mechanics (Fairview). Absent from the photo are Amber Carwile, Chef Training (Hicksville); Brooke Fields, Fire & Rescue (Hicksville); Dylan Hauser, Computer Networking & Repair (Defiance); Sierra Lester, Cosmetology (Archbold); Kobe Leung, Accounting & Business Management (Montpelier); Marissa Mendoza, Veterinarian Assistant (Napoleon); and Rachel Weiland, Cosmetology (Evergreen). Student Council Advisor is Angela Ballard, VOSE.


Senior Citizens Day at Four County

Four County Career Center is hosting a “Senior Citizens Day” at the school on February 20, 2015. Senior Citizens are invited to join us for a day of activities and lunch.

The day will last from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. If your group cannot make it for the whole day, they are welcome to either come in the morning from 9:15 - 11:50 a.m. (including lunch) or in the afternoon from 12:15 - 2:45 p.m. (including lunch).

Soup and sandwich will be available for a cost of $3.00 per person over the lunch hour. A total of seven activities will be available for the “seniors” to participate in throughout the day. Each activity will last approximately thirty minutes. These include a manicure for the ladies and a woodworking project for the men; a flower or plant activity; safety demos for senior citizens; creating winter ornaments; basic health checks; cupcake decorating; and bingo. The Career Center Student Ambassadors and Tour Guides will be available to assist you in the activities and guide you throughout the building.

Call Janet Knierim at 419-267-2267 to register or register on the front page of the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net. Registrations will be accepted through February 6, 2015, so sign up early to ensure your space. Parking will be available in the west parking lot off State Route 66 and enter the building through the west doors.

Thanks for considering joining us for a day of activity and fun!


Board of Education Recognition Month

Ohio Governor John Kasich proclaimed the month of January 2015 as School Board Recognition Month in our state. As citizens who serve students and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Ohioans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected public officials play in the education of our students.

School Board members contribute hundreds and hundreds of hours each year leading their districts. Whether crafting policies, hiring top-notch administrators, listening to staff and student concerns, or recognizing outstanding programs, board members always keep their eyes on the prize of student achievement.

Four County Career Center is joining with other districts throughout the state to recognize the important contributions school board members make to their communities. The Career Center is appreciative of their school board members who assure that the school is providing the best career and technical education possible for the students.

Serving on the district’s Board of Education for 2015 are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Connie Nicely, Career Center Treasurer; Cindra Keeler, starting her 7th year as a Bryan City Schools board member and her 7th year on the Career Center board; Carol Kleck, starting her 25th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and her 18th year on the Career Center board; Chris Oberlin, starting her 19th year as a Defiance City School board member and her 18th year on the Career Center board; Nona Liechty, starting her 5th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and her 5th year on the Career Center board; Marcia Bruns, starting her 6th year as a Napoleon City School board member and her first year on the Career Center board; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Meister, Career Center Superintendent; Larry Fruth, starting his 11th year as a Wauseon Exempted Village board member and his 11th year on the Career Center board; Dennis Vetter, starting his 6th year as a Hicksville Exempted Village board member and his 2nd year on the Career Center board; Larry Martin, starting his 19th year as a Montpelier Exempted Village board member and his 5th year on the Career Center board; Ron Crawford, starting his 11th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and his first year on the Career Center board; and Brian Baker, starting his 20th year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and his 9th year on the Career Center board. Absent from the photo is Kenneth Esterline, starting his 33rd year as a Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center board member and his 23rd year on the Career Center board.

The Board of Education elected Larry Martin as President and Dennis Vetter as Vice-President for 2015. Four County Career Center serves twenty-two school districts in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties.


2015 FCCLA Officers

Executive Officers of the over 100 member Four County Career Center Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter include (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Naomi Diaz (Stryker) Interior Design; Becca Addington (Archbold) Early Childhood Education; Dylan Shaw (Fairview) Hospitality Services; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alyssa Ramos (Pettisville) Chef Training; Tabitha Holifield (Fairview) Interior Design; Cathy Crivello (North Central) Early Childhood Education: and Jordan Vaughn (Hicksville) Hospitality Services. Among the chapter projects this year are fund raising and assisting with local community projects, participation in regional, state, and national FCCLA leadership and skill competitions, and sponsorship of student assemblies. Membership in the organization is limited to family and consumer science students. FCCLA Advisors include Susan Myers, Early Childhood Education instructor; Lisa Hall, Interior Design instructor, Pete Herold, Chef Training instructor; and Doug Tyas, Hospitality Services instructor.


Open House

Four County Career Center will be hosting it’s Career Night Open House for the school on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. The Career Center is located on the corner of State Routes 66 and 34 south of Archbold.

Meet Career Center staff and tour the campus to see the advanced equipment and modern facilities in the thirty career and technical programs available to high school juniors and seniors from associate high schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties. Learn how Four County students stay a step ahead of the competition as they complete their junior and senior years in high school. On-line enrollment will be available for the 2015-2016 school year while guests enjoy refreshments and door prizes throughout the evening.

Four County Career Center is in it’s 46th year offering quality education to both high school students and adults in northwest Ohio. Tim Meister is Superintendent, Rick Bachman is Director of Career and Technical Education, and Doug Beck is Director of Adult Workforce Education.

For more information about the January 12th Career Night Open House or other school activities, contact the Career Center at 1-800-589-3334 or visit our web site at www.fourcounty.net.