High School News
Parents: You are invited to check out the ACWHCC preschool program conducted by students in the Early Childhood Education program overseen by Ohio-certified instructor Shirley Meehan. The preschool offers:
- Classes three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Two sessions - AM - 9:00 to 11:00 (3-4 year olds) --- PM - 12:15-2-15 (4-5 year olds)
- The oversight of the Ohio Department of Education
- Observation booth available for parents
- Kindergarten-ready instruction
- Curb-side preschool drop-off service
For more information and application call ACWHCC 419-289-3313 or stop at ACWHCC to observe the current program at work.
Four senior students in the Engineering and Design Technology (ENG) program at ACWHCC had the opportunity to visit the Ohio State House on April 12th as part of a Student Technology Showcase sponsored by the Ohio Association of Career Technical Education (ACTE) The Engineering program’s students discussed mechatronics and robotics with Senator Larry Obhof and some state representatives and displayed their NAO robot ROB. An attention getter, ROB was programmed by the students to dance the Macarena and perform other activities. For the rest of the article, click Read More.
In another example of community service, students in the Resource Conservation program have installed bluebird boxes on the grounds of Hospice of North Central Ohio, Ashland. The boxes were constructed by RC students while they were confined to the classroom during bad winter weather days. With spring near, it was time to get the boxes to the birds just in time for spring nesting.
ACWHCC was named the 2015 Outstanding Education Business of the Year at the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards on Thursday, March 12th. A judging committee from the Medina Area Chamber of Commerce chose ACWHCC from three candidates, basing their selection on the school's performance and standing, customer service strategies and practices, community involvement, and promotion of Ashland County and the surrounding area. Supt McDaniel accepted the award and praised all ACWHCC students and staff , high school and adult education, for their dedication to excellence and to the community.
The Pendulum Restaurant will be open on Thursday and Friday, March 12th & 13th. To check their specialty menu, click here.
The Pendulum will be closed the weeks of March 16th, 23rd, and 30th and will reopen on April 9th for an International Tasting Event and April 10th for the second annual "Opening Day" buffet. More information will be coming!!
The ACWHCC Adult Education Director’s List is published quarterly to acknowledge adult students who have maintained above a 90% average in both attendance and academic achievements. The Adult Director recognizes Adult Education students for their accomplishments and wishes them continued success. For a complete list of students honored, click Read More
Mark your calendars for the College Credit Plus Meeting at 6:30 pm in the McGinnis Group Room on March 10th. This is a mandatory meeting for anyone considering College Credit Plus (formerly Post Secondary Enrollment Option and Dual Enrollment) for the 2015-2016 school year. If this educational option is in your sights, don't miss this meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Garverick, School Counselor, at 419-289-3313 ext 2212.
Nominations are now being accepted for ACWHCC's prestigious Pentagon Award. The award is given each spring to a person, group, company, etc. that has made outstanding contributions to ACWHCC in the last year. Click the link for a nomination form. Forms are due in the Superintendent's office on March 26th.
Ten teams of culinary students from four schools competed Feb 11th in the annual "Culinary Affair with Pork Cook-off" sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Pork Producers. The student chefs had ninety minutes to prepare a pork dish and other dinner courses from two trays of ingredients and recipes that they had never seen before. A half-hour planning period allowed students to get organized and assign tasks from chopping, to sauteing to choosing the china, but the real test came in the kitchen with the clock ticking. Finished products were judged by five culinary professionals. ACWHCC's two teams received a fifth place medal and an honorable mention at the end of the contest. For photos of the event, click Photo Gallery.
The list of ACWHCC students who achieved Perfect Attendance for the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year has been released along with those who had perfect attendance for the second 9 week grading period . To access the lists, click Read More.
Gage Bragg (Ashland)
Doyle Burgett (West Holmes)
Michael Cheuvront (Loudonville)
Kaylie Ellington (Ashland)
Keaton Morehead, Ashland High School and Payson Jones, Hillsdale High School, were named Career Center Students of the Month for December.
Morehead, in the Career Center’s Construction Technology program, was named the Junior Student of the Month. He is the son of Tom and Beckie Morehead and resides in Ashland.
Jones in the Career Center’s Graphic Communications program, was named the Senior Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Rachel Rowe and resides in Jeromesville.
Students in Auto Technology conducted their annual food drive in conjunction with Armstrong Utilities of Ashland and came out waaaaay over their goal of 1700 items. The collection which will be donated to Associated Charities numbered 3267 items of canned/boxed food. Auto Tech students led the way in donated items followed by students in the Criminal Justice program. Photo: Auto Tech and Criminal Justice students pose with the display of donated food items in the Auto Tech lab.
Three students in the ACWHCC Cosmetology program took honors at the Ohio Association of Beauticians Annual Student "Combout" contest. Two students took first and third places in the fantasy art category and one student was awarded first place in Consumer Day-Styling. You can check out a photo of one example of the detail and creativity put into their fantasy art. Congratulations to our winners!!
Sophomores from ACWHCC's member schools recently spent time checking out career-tech programs and considering their next two years of high school. Visiting students spent time in three programs of their choice watching current ACWHCC students and teachers (and an alumnus in the case of Culinary Careers/Management) present their respective programs. Visitors then had a chance to do some hands-on activities to get a feel for each program. Photo: Sophomores try out welding with the oversight of Auto Body Technology students. For more photos of the visit, click Photo Gallery.
In a recent project, Graphic Communications (GRA) students used the latest technology to create traditional art.
A new feature of Adobe Illustrator called Image Trace can take a photograph and break it up into 3, 6, or 16 spot colors. GRA students chose a favorite celebrity photo, separated the photo into 6 colors (or “swatches”) in Illustrator, and gave an original name to each of the colors. They printed this sample as their guide. Then, they removed the colors, applied a thin black outline to the sections, and printed the outline onto posterboard. Click Read More for the rest of the story.
TheAutoTechnology program took some time for community service at Hospice of North Central Ohio, Ashland. Fall clean-up was the order of the day with leaf raking, cleaning flower beds, and general pre-winter preparation with the supervision of teacher Jon Burkholder. Hospice posted a big thank you to the students.
ACWHCC has added one more piece of virtual learning equipment to its stable of simulators. The new Caterpillar hydraulic excavator has arrived and has been installed in the Construction Technology lab though other programs such as Power Equipment & Resource Conservation will have access. This simulator provides a safe environment for novice operators to become familiar with machine controls and learn proper operating procedures before training on real machinery. Instant feedback from the simulator allows operators to measure improvement as difficulty of operation is increased. For a complete brochure on the new equipment click the attachment.
If you really want to know what's happening, ask the students. That's the philosophy of Supt Mike McDaniel as he convened this year's Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee. The student participants were randomly chosen from the student body with no attention paid to grades or home schools and they definitely had opinions. They were united in many things as they expressed opinions about things ranging from lunch menus to why they chose to come to ACWHCC (small class sizes, family atmosphere, programs that interested them and offered advantages for their future aspirations, etc.). The group will meet again in the next couple months.
Kevin Lowe, a 2013 graduate of Loudonville High School, was named August 2014 Student of the Month at Ohio Technical College (OTC) in Cleveland. Kevin received his Career Passport in 2013 at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center where he completed the Automotive Technology program. Lowe is pursuing training in diesel engines at OTC based on his personal career goal of working on large semi trucks and off road equipment. Lowe has been a student at OTC for more than a year, and has not missed a single day of class, been late to class, or left early. He maintains 90% GPA and is always willing to help out his classmates or other students who are struggling. For the rest of the story, click Read More.
ACWHCC offers many different Tech Prep career-technical programs for students who are interested in a career plus the opportunity to earn college credits. ACWHCC received "A's" on its 2013-2014 State Report Card with a graduation rate of 94.3% based on students who graduated in 4 years and in post program placement at 90.4%, i.e. the percentage of students who are employed, in an apprenticeship, join the military, or are enrolled in postsecondary education.
Juniors just entering ACWHCC's Bioscience College-NOW program took their first trip to North Central State College (NCSC) to get their NCSC ID's. While touring the campus they met the science department's cadaver and had a chance to see ACWHCC's Bioscience seniors in their college classroom. Students in this program spend lots of time at the college as they take college-level classes in preparation for the associate degree in Bioscience they will receive when they successfully complete the program requirements. For more photos of the day, click High School Programs/Bioscience College-NOW/ Photo Gallery.
Students from ACWHCC's Criminal Justice program were once again invited to direct traffic for the annual weekend-long Mid Ohio Regional Porsche Club of America race at the Mid Ohio Raceway in Lexington. For more photos and video of a day at Mid Ohio, go to High School Programs/Criminal Justice/Photo Gallery.
The ladies in the Cosmetology program are ready to help you toward a more beautiful you in the ACWHCC Cosmetology Salon. The salon is open Tuesdays & Fridays from 9:30 am- 12:15 pm and the prices are right for you to get a complete makeover!! Stop in for a new "do,", a facial, a manicure or pedicure.