High School News
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.