High School News
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.
The ACWHCC Director’s List is published quarterly to acknowledge adult students who have maintained above a 90% average in both attendance and academic achievements. For a list of the students whom Adult Director recognizes for their accomplishments click Read More. The Director wishes these students continued success.
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.
Students and staff celebrated Halloween in a big way with lots of fun costumes and a spooky buffet prepared by Culinary Careers Management and served to customers in the Pendulum Restaurant. Photo: Ladies in the Health Technologies Cluster pose with a skinny friend. For photos of costumes, click Photo Gallery. For photos of the Halloween buffet, click High School Programs/Culinary Careers Management/Photo Gallery.
Congratulations to ACWHC students who achieved Perfect Attendance for the first 9-week grading period of the 2014-2015 school year. For a list of these students, click Read More.
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.