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Mock Accident

The entire student body at Four County Career Center had the opportunity to witness a mock accident with their classmates as the victims of a serious car crash. The mock accident was real to life with emergency personnel responding. The accident involved four students who had been drinking and driving and texting and driving. There was serious injury to these students and even a fatality. Students involved in the accident included Brookelyn Dye (Montpelier) Health Careers, Kevin Thomas (Fairview) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, Edith Avalos (Hicksville) Cosmetology, and Matt Baerlin (Bryan) Culinary Arts Management.

As the accident unfolds, emergency personnel including Deputies from the Henry County Sheriff’s office and the Ridgeville Township Fire Chief were the first to respond to the scene. They called for additional backup and an Ambulance and the Heavy Rescue Unit from Ridgeville arrived. Because of the seriousness of the students’ injuries, St. Vincent’s LifeFlight was called to the scene along with the Archbold Fire Department who came to assist. Firemen worked to extricate two students from the vehicle and send one to the hospital in an Ambulance and the other on LifeFlight. The one student who had been drinking and who caused the accident was taken by the Henry County Sheriff’s office and put under arrest. Grisier Funeral Home came to the scene and took away the student who had died in the accident.

The mock accident helped to demonstrate how many lives can be altered or changed beyond repair because of choices that each student makes on a daily basis while driving. Students were encouraged to make good decisions this year and to continue those positive patterns for the rest of their lives. Andres O’Neil & Lowe Agency from Wauseon helped to sponsor this important event. Cathy Rupp, Career & Technical Supervisor at the Career Center, coordinated the event.


Cosmetology Salon Opens

Four County Career Center Cosmetology Salon will open to the public on October 5, 2017.

Salon hours this year are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Thursday and Friday that the Career Center is open. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted during these hours. No appointments or customers will be accepted after 1:00 p.m. and no chemical service appointments after 12:00 noon.

Being a full service salon, we offer the following services--perms, nails (including the new gelish polish), manicures, pedicures, facials, hair color services, haircuts and hair styling.

All services are performed by Four County Career Center Senior Cosmetology students under the supervision of licensed cosmetologists, senior instructor Kim Dunbar, and junior instructors Krista Whetro and Jill Westhoven, using the newest procedures and equipment.

Clinic patrons are charged a minimal cost to cover materials and supplies.

To make an appointment or for information call the Four County Career Center Cosmetology Salon at 1-800-589-3334, Ext. 2234. Reserved parking is available near the entrance to the salon, which is located on the east side of Four County Career Center.


Hurricane Aide

Students in the HOSA Future Health Professionals club at Four County Career Center not only collected over 300 tennis shoes in their “Tennies” for Texas - Put Your Best Foot Forward campaign for the flood victims of the hurricanes, but spent three days assisting volunteers at Impact With Hope in Waterville. Students helped in the packaging of donated items that were loaded on trucks and sent to the many victims of hurricanes in Florida and Texas. These students selflessly spent hours packaging and loading several truck loads of non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies.

HOSA Advisors are Health Careers instructors Donna Badenhop, Robin Hill, Karen Walker, and Sports Fitness & Exercise instructor Mike Nye.


Ohio First 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. Rebecca Hunt, Central Ohio Regional Liaison for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, 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.


9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony

As a tribute to those who lost their lives and to acknowledge the 16th Anniversary of 9-11, Four County Career Center students from the Fire & Rescue and Law Enforcement & Security Tactics classes along with instructors Tonya Fisher and Kevin Thomas, held a Remembrance Ceremony in honor of “Patriot Day.” During the ceremony the National Anthem was sung by Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students Elizabeth Yinger (Bryan) and Jaimee Schreiber (Napoleon). Members of the Color Guard included Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students Tyler Conmay (Napoleon); Noah Blankenship (Archbold); and Fire & Rescue students AJ Loew (Defiance); and Dalton Richard (Delta). Color Guard Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students lowered the flag to half mast in respect for the day. Also present during the ceremony were representatives from Archbold Police Department, Napoleon Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Department, State Highway Patrol, and the Ridgeville Fire Department. Always Remember--Don’t Ever Forget---09-11-01.


Tennies for Texas

Students in the HOSA Future Health Professionals club at Four County Career Center have responded to the devastation in Texas and are gathering donations of new or gently used tennis shoes in the “Tennies” for Texas - Put Your Best Foot Forward campaign for the flood victims of Hurricane Harvey.

They are collecting the tennis shoes from fellow students and staff at the Career Center but are also inviting the public to bring their donations to the school Atrium on September 5-8 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Each pair of shoes will include a note to show support of these victims and show the shoe size. ISOH Impact from Waterville has generously offered to ship the tennis shoes to Texas.

Please join the students in supporting the many victims of Hurricane Harvey with this small gesture to stand by them in the devastation.


Senior Citizens Day

Four County Career Center is hosting a “Senior Citizens Day” at the school on September 20,
2017. 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!


New Staff

The Career Center is welcoming five new staff members for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sarah Nagel is the new Accounting Specialist at the Career Center. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. She spent previous years working at Midwest Community Federal Credit Union and Sherwin-Williams Company and this will be her first year in education. Sarah lives in Defiance with her husband, Andy and their two daughters.

Taking the position of In-School Studies Monitor is Mike Marshall. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Guidance. Mike worked in education for 32 years, coached Golf for 24 years and Basketball for 30 years. Mike lives in Wauseon with his wife, Amy and they have one daughter.

Kyle Bostater is the new English Instructor at the Career Center. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Language Arts from Bowling Green State University, and a Master’s Degree in Sport & Recreation Sciences from Ohio University. Kyle has been in education for the past seven years. He lives in Delta with his wife, Nicole and their son.

The Career Based Intervention Instructor is Gary Powell. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Walden University. Gary has been in education for ten years. He lives in Defiance with his wife, Chelsie and their daughter.

Brandon Hancock is the new Maintenance person at the Career Center. He spent past years working as Maintenance Manager at L.E. Smith Co and is a 2004 graduate in the Career Center Carpentry program. Brandon lives in Wauseon with his wife, Katie and their two sons.

New staff members shown above are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Sarah Nagel; Mike Marshall; Kyle Bostater; Gary Powell; and Brandon Hancock.


Packet Pick Up Days

To prepare them for the start of school on Wednesday, August 16 at 8:45 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 16, 2017. 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 2017-2018 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 8:45 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 2017-2018 school year including the Student Handbook can be found on the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net.