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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.


Packet Pick-Up Days

Students registered to attend Four County Career Center this fall can pick up their schedules and other important 2016-2017 school information during Packet Pick-Up Days at Four County Career Center August 2, 4 and 9. Students should stop in on the following program days: August 2 - Agriculture/Diesel Mechanics, Computer Design/3D Modeling, Diesel Mechanics, Floral Design, Industrial Services, Health Careers, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies, Sports Fitness & Exercise Science, Veterinarian Assistant, Welding Fabrication, Work Transitions; August 4 - Agricultural Diesel Mechanics, Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Technologies, Building Trades/Building Trades/Carpentry, Chef Training, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts Management, Electrical, Fire & Rescue, Hospitality Services, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, Powersports, Pre-Engineering, Visual Art & Design; August 9 - Accounting & Business management, Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Technologies, Early Childhood Education, HVAC & Plumbing, Interior Design, Medical Office Technologies, Network Administration & Cybersecurity, Software Development & Game Design. 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 17, 2016 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.


Student Receives Gold at FCCLA National Conference

Four County Career Center Interior Design student Tori Manz (Archbold) just returned from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2016 National Leadership Conference in San Diego, California, where she won the National Gold Metal Award for her project in the Interpersonal Communications category. There were over 5,000 members from across the nation in attendance. Members competed at the district, and state levels before they advanced to the national level.

Tori used the topic of bullying for her presentation which included a plan to implement, judges’ questions, and a case study to present before the panel of judges. The FCCLA competition, evaluation, and recognition all stress cooperation as the basis of success.

Family, Career & Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important personal, family, work, and social issues through family and consumer sciences education. Interior Design instructor, Lisa Hall attended the conference with Tori.


Nomination Forms Available

Nomination forms for the Four County Career Center Wall of Fame and the Distinguished Service Award are now being taken. You can go to the website at www.fourcounty.net and fill out either of the forms electronically or print them out and send in a hard copy to Four County Career Center at 22-900 State Route 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502. Or, if you wish, you can call the school at 1-800-589-3334 and request a nomination form be mailed to you.

The deadline for submitting nominations is July 31, 2016. These awards are presented at the Fall Four County Career Center Advisory Committee reception. The requirements for the Wall of Fame are that the nominee has successfully completed his or her career program at least five years ago and has been successful in their career. The requirements for the Distinguished Service Award is someone who has been committed to bettering the school through their contributions to the Career Center and the communities it serves.

Four County Career Center currently has 106 outstanding members in its Wall of Fame and two Distinguished Service Award members who continue to inspire all of us..