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Ohio 1st Vote

In preparation for the November General Election, students at Four County Career Center participated in the Ohio First Vote student registration. Students who will be 18 years and older by November registered. Tim Monico, Regional Liaison Northwest Ohio from Ohio Secretary of State’s office, spoke to the students about the voting process before they registered Registrations were then delivered to each county’s Board of Elections. Career Center Government instructors coordinated the day.

Paramedic Graduation

Four County Career Center Adult Education Division recently had 15 students graduate in the Paramedic Programs held at the Career Center and Arrowhead in Maumee.

The eighteen month program includes classroom and lab training, clinical rotation at area hospitals and trauma centers in Toledo, and ride time with area EMS life squads. Dan Frederick, Public Safety Coordinator and Tom Samson, Paramedic Education Program Director, coordinated the program. Superintendent Tim Meister welcomed graduates and guests. Keynote speaker for the evening was Chrys Peterson, former Toledo news anchor and ProMedica consultant and correspondent for ProMedica’s HealthConnect website.

Shown following the graduation program are Paramedic graduates with Peterson (LEFT TO RIGHT) David Dubry (Wauseon); Paul Nieberding (Delta); Tyler Ellis (Toledo); Jamie Eisenbrandt (ProMedica Transport Network); Sarah Dempsey (Napoleon); Tim Miller (ProMedica Transport Network); Wade Bockert (Toledo); Dillon Flick (Northwood); Ken Jackson (ProMedica Transport Network); Ben Lowe (ProMedica Transport Network); Codie Carlisle (Williams county); and Peterson.

Safety Assembly

A safety assembly for over 500 new Four County Career Center students was recently held at the school. The assembly was held to promote safety in the Career Center for all students, personnel, and visitors.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Vern Fisher and Henry County Chief Deputy Arlen Cohrs both stressed the importance of safe driving habits. They emphasized that obeying traffic laws is vital as well as paying attention to speed limits, the actions of other drivers, and avoiding distracted driving through cell phone use.

Kevin Thomas, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics instructor at the Career Center, also spoke to the students about lab safety issues and general school safety procedures on the school grounds.

A film covering the importance of using seat belts was also shown, which included testimonials from sports and other public figures whose lives have been saved because they use their seat belts.

The assembly was organized by the Four County Career Center Safety Committee as a part of a yearlong safety drive.

Throughout the year presentations on tool safety, safety in the workplace, proper handling of industrial materials, and other safety situations will be presented to the students.

Fire & Rescue and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students are shown following the assembly with the officers.

Senior Citizens Day

Four County Career Center is hosting a “Senior Citizens Day” at the school on September 21,
2016. 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 soup and sandwich 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 14, 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!

FCCC new Staff

The Career Center is welcoming six new staff members for the 2016-2017 school year.

Chelsea Stewart is the new English Instructor at the Career Center. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Adolescent/Young Adult Education with a focus in English Language Arts from the University of Toledo. This is Chelsea’s second year in education. Chelsea lives in Whitehouse with her fiance, John and their son.

Taking the position of Cafeteria Supervisor is Marsha Heilman. She is currently working on her Accounting Degree. Marsha worked in the food service industry for the past thirty-five years with the last twenty-one years as the Food Service Director at Napoleon Area Schools. Marsha lives in Florida with her husband, Todd and their son.

Brooke Majewski is the new Vocational Special Education Coordinator at the Career Center. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science Intervention Specialist from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Marygrove College. Brooke has been in education for the past six years. She lives in Liberty Center with her husband, Keith.

The Career Based Intervention Instructor is Mandi Mohler. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Bowling Green State University. Mandi has been in education for fourteen years at Penta Career Center. She lives in Liberty Center with her husband, Casey and their four children.

Taking the position of Visual Art and Design Instructor is Erin Custer. Erin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. She spent previous years working in the graphic design field and this will be her first year in education. Erin lives in Weston with her husband, William and their two children.

Anne Taylor is the new Guidance and Marketing Secretary at the Career Center. Anne spent the past thirty years working in various offices. She has taken college classes at Bowling Green State University and Northwest State Community College. Anne lives in Napoleon with her husband, John and their two sons.

New staff members shown above are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Chelsea Stewart, English Instructor; Marsha Heilman, Cafeteria Supervisor; Brooke Majewski, Vocational Special Education Coordinator; Mandi Mohler, Career Based Intervention Instructor; Erin Custer, Visual Art and Design Instructor; and Anne Taylor, Guidance and Marketing Secretary.

Packet Pickup Days

To prepare them for the start of school on Wednesday, August 17 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.

Opening Day

Opening day for all Four County Career Center students is Wednesday, August 17, 2016. 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 2016-2017 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 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 2016-2017 school year including the Student Handbook can be found on the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net.