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Summer Camp

Four County Career Center recently sponsored a week long “Summer Camp” for 7th, 8th and 9th graders in the four county area. Students had the opportunity to explore the vast areas of science, math, plumbing, and sports performance from experienced instructors. Students worked on projects throughout the week.

Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Math: Easy as Pi” class are (CENTER) instructor Rachel Fry with students (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jordan Ramirez (Ayersville); and Jacob Barajas (Defiance).



Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Water, Water, Water” class are (FAR LEFT) instructor Bill Parsley with students (LEFT TO RIGHT) Thomas Pena (Bryan); Michelle Miller (Bryan); Collin Vance (Fairview); Garrett Bennett (Fairview); Jaden Coulon (Bryan); and Jaden Mead (Toledo).



Shown doing hands-on learning in the “Sport Performance Boot Camp” class are (FAR RIGHT) instructor Mike Nye with students (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jacob Myers (Pettisville); Derek Floyd (Swanton); Mitchell Bachman (Napoleon); Ryan Marvin (Swanton); Zack Zawodni (Swanton); and Bella Sumner (Bryan).

5th Quarter Ag Academy

Area students considering a career in the agriculture industry recently participated in the 5th Quarter Agriculture Academy 2014 sponsored by Four County Career Center. Students who attended the week long, free academy had the opportunity to visit area businesses in agriculture and learn hands-on basic skills in the areas of either floriculture, Agriculture/Diesel Mechanics, Diesel Mechanics or Veterinarian Assistant.

Shown above is (LEFT) Jessica Allen and (CENTER) Morgan Reiter, (both from Patrick Henry) experiencing hands-on training at the career Center in the Floriculture portion with instructor (RIGHT) Florence Willeman.




Shown above experiencing hands-on training at Pondview Veterinary Clinic in Archbold with Registered Veterinarian Technician (LEFT) Susan Simon are (CENTER - LEFT TO RIGHT) Alexis Myers and Grace Norden (both Napoleon) and Career Center Veterinarian Assistant instructor (RIGHT) Stephanie Pippin

Summer Work Experience

To keep our career and technical training programs up-to-date with state-of-the-art technology, Four County Career Center instructors are eligible to participate in a Work Experience program sponsored by the Career Center. Instructors have the opportunity to participate with a local employer in an internship experience in the career and technical area of their expertise. Following their internship time, the instructors include the up-to-date training methods into their curriculum to give the best possible education to students attending the Career Center. The local internship site is not responsible for wages to instructors during their training. Through these types of partnerships with local businesses, Four County Career Center exists to serve the people of northwest Ohio.

Shown above is Chris Badenhop, Media Specialist (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Northwest State Community College Library. Chris is shown working with Kristi Rotroff, Library Director (RIGHT). Chris will utilize the training she received to better serve the students and staff at the Career Center in ordering sources for materials used, and utilizing on-line resources and data.


Shown above is Steve Hootman, Auto Collision Repair instructor (RIGHT) who had the opportunity to work at Dietsch’s Sales & Service in Edgerton. Steve is shown working with Dave Tadsen, Body Shop Manager (LEFT). Steve will utilize the training he received to better train the students at the Career Center the techniques of working with insurance companies and direct repairs, using a computer to mix the paints for repairing vehicles, and what area employers are expecting of new employees in the workforce.

Shown above is Robin Hill, Health Careers instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at the Henry County Hospital in Napoleon. Robin is shown working with Mabry Zwiebel, Lab Assistant (RIGHT). Robin will utilize the training she received to better train the students at the Career Center how the phlebotomists in the lab interact with other departments in the hospital and nursing homes, the opportunities available for medical technicians, and what area employers are expecting of new employees in the workforce.

Shown above is Karen Walker, Health Careers instructor (LEFT) who had the opportunity to work at Fairlawn Care Center in Archbold. Karen is shown working with Melva Martinez, STNA (CENTER); and Michelle Leonard, LPN (RIGHT). Karen will utilize the training she received to better train the students at the Career Center in the functions of a nursing care center and the levels and departments of care to the residents, as well as what area employers are expecting of new employees in the workforce.

2014 Retirement Reception/Service Awards

Four County Career Center held their annual Retirement Reception and Employee Service Awards honoring staff members for years of service to the school district.

Words of appreciation were given by Superintendent Tim Meister and plaques were presented to staff members with a total of 142 years of experience who retired from the Career Center during the past school year. Shown above with retirees is Superintendent Meister and retirees (LEFT TO RIGHT) Greg Wesche, Social Studies Instructor (30 years); Larry Rohrs, Diesel Mechanics Instructor (28 years); and William Mapes, Carpentry Instructor (30 years). Absent from the photo are Elmalene Jeffery, VOSE (36 years); and Jan Schroeder, VOSE (18 years).

Those recognized for years of service include:
Five years - Kelli Alspaugh, GRADS Instructor; Lisa Creager, Daycare Staff Person; Kyle Zartman, Math Instructor; and Angela Zetter, Spanish Instructor.
Ten years - Mary Jo Beilharz, Medical Office Technologies Instructor; Tricia Frysinger, Attendance Secretary; Pam Kuhn, Guidance Counselor; and Stephanie Sager, Hospitality Services Aide.
Fifteen years - Dean Detmer, Science Instructor; and Julie Mangas, GRADS Instructor.
Twenty-five years - Maria Barnes, Job Training Coordinator; Teresa Borton, Math Instructor; Karen Bostelman, Custodian; Ed Springer, Carpentry Instructor; and Brenda Watson, Proficiency Lab.
Thirty years - Jim Battershell, Career & Technical Supervisor; Paula Caldwell, Accounting Specialist; Steve Hootman, Auto Colllision Repair Instructor; Teresa Karnes, Guidance Secretary; Scott Lewis, Maintenance; William Mapes, Carpentry Instructor; Tony McCord, Career & Technical Supervisor; Jena Schoonover, Secretary to Career & Technical Director; and Greg Wesche, Social Studies Instructor.
Forty years - Ed Houck, Assistant Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds.

Summer School

Summer school classes for students in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties are again being offered by Four County Career Center.

There are two student start dates - June 16 and July 7, with no enrollees outside of these dates. Once a student begins they do not stop until they are completed with all their course work. Class times are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Enrollment forms will be accepted until June 10.

Summer school is open to current high school students, non-graduates or June 2014 graduates under the age of 21. Students may earn up to three 1/2 credits. Upon successful completion of the first 1/2 credit, the student may begin another half credit. All class work must be completed by July 24.

Transportation is the responsibility of the student. Some member schools provide bus transportation to Four County Summer School.

There will be a student service charge of $60.00 per class which must accompany the application form.

Classes offered are English, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science.

To enroll or for more information, students or parents should contact their local high school guidance office or the attendance office at Four County Career Center at 419-267-2316.