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Dedication Ceremony

The Dedication Ceremony for the new addition at Four County Career Center was held Thursday evening. Superintendent Tim Meister opened the ceremony while William Spiess, past Superintendent, thanked the Board of Education and voters for their support and funding to be able to complete the project. They both emphasized that the new addition was not only built for needed space but most importantly for the safety of the students and staff. State Representative Tony Burkley and Kathy Shaver, Senior District Representative for Congressman Bob Latta, both spoke of their support of career and technical education and the need for facilities such as the Career Center in Ohio.


Following the official dedication by the Board of Education President Nona Liechty, Shaver presented a flag, on behalf of Congressman Latta, that was flown for Four County Career Center over the United States Capital in honor of their new addition.


The community was also able to view the completed project throughout the evening. which includes a new secure front entrance, two new classrooms and a multi-purpose room for large group events. Four County Career Center would like to thank the voters in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties and are proud to be a part of these communities.


Shown above during the presentation are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Liechty; Shaver; and Burkley.


2014-2015 New Staff

The Career Center is welcoming eight new staff members for the 2014-2015 school year.

Nola Rosebrock is the new Intervention Specialist at the Career Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in deaf education with a certification as an intervention specialist from Bowling Green State University. She has been in education for eight years. Nola lives in Ridgeville Corners and has three children and four grandchildren.

The new Vocational Special Education Coordinator is Jennifer Nagel. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in hearing impaired & intervention specialist as well as a master’s degree in special education from Bowling Green State University and has been in education for the past twelve years. Jennifer lives in Defiance.

Taking the position of Intervention Specialist-ESC is Jody Dille. She holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from The Defiance College and has worked in education for the past nineteen years. Jody lives in Napoleon with her husband, Patrick and they have two children.

The new Social Studies instructor is Brandon Brywczynski. Brandon obtained his bachelor’s degrees in social studies and history from the University of Toledo and his master’s degree in education from Waldon University and has been in education for the past six years. He lives in Delta with his wife, Elissa and they have two daughters.

Kristen Boyer is the new Vocational Special Education Coordinator at the Career Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and intervention specialist from Bowling Green State University. She has been in education for the past four years. Kristen lives in Delta with her husband, Bill.

Taking the position of HVAC & Plumbing instructor is Steven Steingass. Steven is a past graduate of the Career Center and obtained his associate’s degree in construction engineering from Northwest State Community College. For the past twenty-five years Steven has been the owner of S & N Builders and will be obtaining his teaching certification from the University of Toledo. He lives in Defiance with his wife, Dala and they have four children.

Curtis Miller is the new Carpentry Instructor at the Career Center. Curtis is a past graduate of the Career Center and has spent the past eight years working in the building trades at Fraker & Wyse Construction. He will be obtaining his teaching certification from the University of Toledo. Curtis lives in Wauseon with his wife, Lacee.

The new Diesel Mechanics Instructor is Denton Blue. Denton is a past graduate of the Career Center and has worked for Robert Blue Trucking for the past fourteen years. He will obtain his teaching certification from the University of Toledo. Toby lives in Holgate with his wife, MacKenzie.

New staff members shown above are (FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Nola Rosebrock, Intervention Specialist; Jennifer Nagel, Vocational Special Education Coordinator; Jody Dille, Intervention Specialist-ESC; Brandon Brywczynski, Social Studies Instructor; (BACK - LEFT TO RIGHT) Tim Meister, Superintendent; Kristen Boyer, Vocational Special Education Coordinator; Steven Steingass, HVAC & Plumbing Instructor; Curtis Miller, Carpentry Instructor; Denton Blue, Diesel Mechanics Instructor; and Rick Bachman, Director of Career & Technical Education.


Packet Pick Up Days

To prepare them for the start of school on Tuesday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m., students attending Four County Career Center picked up their packets containing their schedules and other important information for the year.

 

 

 

 

 


Train the Trainer Workshop

Four County Career Center Cosmetology instructors recently attended the “Train the Trainer” workshop to be able to stay current with industry standards and products to teach the students in the Cosmetology program at the school. Judith Moore (FRONT CENTER), Regional Color Specialist for Paul Mitchell demonstrated color techniques and products. Shown above during the workshop are Career Center Cosmetology instructors (LEFT TO RIGHT) Kim Dunbar, Krista Whetro, and Jill Westhoven.


Community Open House

The $4 million renovation which includes a new secure front entrance, two new classrooms and a multi-purpose room for large group events is finally completed! Four County Career Center would like to thank the voters in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties and invite them to an “All Community Open House” on Thursday, August 21 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. to view the completed project with a Dedication Ceremony at 6:45 p.m. in the new multi-purpose room.

This three-phase project started in 2012 with the new drive and bus pick-up/drop-off area on the east side of the building. Phase 2 was the demolition of the front canopy and site work for the building. Phase 3 finished the project with the actual physical addition of the building. With current enrollment at 1,020 the Career Center is completely out of space and the new addition is welcomed space to educate students.

“This is an exciting time for the entire Four County community. The completed addition is ultimately a wonderful addition to our facility that will benefit students and staff,” said Superintendent Tim Meister.


Opening Day

Opening day for all Four County Career Center students is Tuesday, August 19, 2014. 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 2014-2015 school year at Four County Career Center is opening its’ doors to over 1,000 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 9:00 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 edge 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 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 school information during Packet Pick-Up Days at Four County Career Center August 7, 11 and 12.

Students should stop in on the following program days: August 7 - Accounting & Business Management, Chef Training, Commercial & Graphic Arts, Computer Networking & Repair, Early Childhood Education, Health Careers, Medical Office Technologies, Software Design & Web Development, Sports Fitness & Exercise Science; August 11 - Agricultural Diesel Mechanics, Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Technologies, Building Trades, Carpentry, Diesel Mechanics, Electrical, Floriculture, HVAC & Plumbing, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies, Powersport Engine Technology, Veterinarian Assistant; August 12 - Cosmetology, Computer Design/3D Modeling, Fire & Rescue, Hospitality Services, Industrial Services, Interior Design, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, Pre-Engineering, Welding Fabrication. 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. all three 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 Tuesday, August 19, 2014 for all students. Classes start at 9:00 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.