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Perfect Attendance Announced for First Grading Period

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.

Interact Club Fish Fry - Oct. 23rd

The Interact Club's annual All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry is taking place on Thursday, October 23rd from 5 - 7 pm at the school.  Students will be serving some of the best fish you'll ever eat, along with french fries, applesauce or coleslaw, rolls, dessert, and drink.  Prices are $8 - Adults, $7  - Seniors, $6  - Children 12 and under.  Come on out and join us and your friends and neighbors for a great meal.  

Senior Citizens Luncheon

A roomful of Ashland County senior citizens attended Supt. McDaniel's annual luncheon this fall - the largest group in several years. Good food, good company, great door prizes - plus the bonus of a free blood pressure check by Adult Education's Medical Assisting students!  Thanks to Culinary Careers Management students for preparing and serving the luncheon and thanks to the students who represented their career tech programs and gave a brief talk about what they are learning.  For more photos of the luncheon, click Photo Gallery

Treasurer Gives Board of Education 5-Yr Forecast

                                                                                                                                         ACWHCC should be operating in the black for at least the next three years.  Treasurer Julie Smith presented the good news as part of the latest five-year financial forecast for fiscal years 2015 through 2019 that the Career Center Board of Education approved at its regular meeting on Thursday, October 16.
Smith said revenue should remain basically unchanged because state funding will be flat with the school on a guarantee basis.  That translates to about $600,000 per year.
                “If the guarantee is reduced, that figure is up for grabs,” Smith said, adding that there has been no indication of any changes by the Ohio Legislature.   Expenses also are expected to remain flat, with increases offset by retiring personnel being replaced by younger people.
                The school will save about $1,000 per month on health care costs by switching third party administrators for its self-insurance program.  The Career Center Board approved a change from Aetna to United Health Care UMR as part of the Jefferson Health Plan Self Insurance Consortium effective January 1.  For more on this meeting, click Read More.  

New Simulator Arrives

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.  

Supt's Student Advisory Committee Luncheon

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.  

October Students of the Month Named

  Ambriehl Trayter, Hillsdale High School and Corey Anderson, Loudonville High School, were named Career Center Students of the Month for October.
   Trayter, in the Career Center’s Engineering program, was named the Junior Student of the Month.  She is the daughter of Greg and Tracy Trayter and resides in Perrysville.
   Anderson, in the Career Center’s Construction Technology program, was named the Senior Student of the Month.  He is the son of David and Connie Easterday and resides in Perrysville.

Pendulum Restaurant Offers Limited Lunch Menu

Fall is the perfect time for a noontime drive to enjoy the colors and lunch with a friend or business colleague.  The Culinary Careers/Management program invites you to try their special limited menu lunches at the school’s Pendulum Restaurant on two Fridays, October 10th & 17th from 10:45 am – 12:30 pm.  The luncheon cost will be $5.00 - $7.00 with soft drinks extra.  On Wednesday, October 22nd the restaurant will serve a midweek “blue plate special” lunch of ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, apple crisp.  The meals are prepared by students in the Culinary Careers/Management program and the restaurant is open to the public.   Dates for November & December luncheon formats will be announced later.  

2013 Grad Receives Honor

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 - The Place To Be!

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.     

Bioscience Juniors Get to Know NCSC

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.  

Criminal Justice Works Mid Ohio Race

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.   

Cosmetology Salon Now Open

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.  

Teachers Show Appreciation

ACWHCC students were surprised at the end of the first two weeks of school as ACWHCC teachers threw a "thank-you-for-a-great-start" party when the first bell rang.  Dozens of luscious glazed treats were consumed along with gallons of milk and juice as teachers treated students in appreciation for their cooperation in a great start to the school year.  For more photos of the fun, click Photo Gallery.  

Important Info for Parents of Students with Disabilities

Click Student Resources tab at the top, then Notice for Students with Disabiities

Board of Education Hears Adult Education Report

   Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center superintendent Mike McDaniel says school officials are going to have to be prepared in the future to deal with changes in the market when it comes to offering adult education training programs.  McDaniel gave the Career Center Board of Education a heads up at its regular meeting August 21 as part of staff reports on the start of the 2014-2015 school year.  For more on this story, click Read More.

First Day for Jrs/New Students

August 18th was the first day at ACWHCC for juniors/new students.  For more photos of the day, click Photo Gallery.  

STEM Camp Ends

ACWHCC's first summer camp with a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focus has ended and the organizers are already looking toward next year's camp. Thirty-nine middle schoolers spent three days learning about construction (popsicle stick bridges and lashing), compass reading, creative problem solving, duct tape/cardboard boat building, plus lots of other fun activities at the Zupan farm in northern Ashland County.  For pictures, click Photo Gallery.  For video, click Video Gallery.

Construction Tech Students Nab Summer Internships

Five students in the Construction Technology program at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center (ACWHCC) are good examples of the advantage career technical education can offer to students and to the workplace.  Students at ACWHCC and other career centers filled out applications for work with Kokosing Construction and Adena Corporation last spring and the “ACWHCC Five” were among the deserving few who were chosen to interview for summer internships.  Now they find themselves well on their way to possible careers in the construction industry. 

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