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February is National Career & Technical Education Month and we are ready to celebrate here in the Warsaw Area Career Center all month long! 

Throughout the month we will be showcasing not only all the programs we offer, but more importantly the amazing teachers who continue to enrich the lives of their students by encouraging them to pursue their dreams, the students who are furthering their skills & knowledge by participating in these outstanding courses, and our local industry partners who help make it all possible. Below is our first student highlight:

Matthew Harstine is a current senior here at WCHS/WACC in our Internship program with Mrs. Ross. He's interning with SRKM Architects where he has been helping design renovations for Rees Theater in Plymouth. Matthew has taken many WACC classes, including: Preparing for College & Careers, IM: Video Edition, Principles of Business Management, Aviation Flight/Private Pilot Ground School, Intro to Engineering Design, Honors Principles of Engineering, and Honors Civil Engineering & Architecture. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, outdoor recreation, volunteers at his church, and does amateur photography. Matthew is also an Honor Roll student, in the National Honor Society, & has been a two-time Gold Key Award recipient in photography. Upon graduation, Matthew plans to go to either Purdue University, Ball State University, or Grace College to major in Business. 

Below are a few pictures of what he's been up to with his internship:





Be sure to stay tuned this month as we not only feature more stories about our wonderful staff, students, and community partners but also explain more about what CTE month is all about! 



Directly from the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) website, CTE Month® is a public awareness campaign ACTE holds each February to celebrate Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. CTE Month 2018, with its tagline of "Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!" gives us the chance to inform others of the innovation and excellence that exists within our local CTE programs and raise awareness of the crucial role that CTE plays in readying our students for careers and our nation for economic success. Check below for more information on how you can get involved.


ACTE- CTE Month
Last night WCHS/WACC hosted an open house, showcasing all of the wonderful course offerings available within the school. Students & parents had the opportunity to get insiders view on what courses will be offered next year and gather detailed information on courses of interest. Many hands-on activities and demonstrations were a huge hit including welding demos, Cuban sandwiches from the Blue Apron students, & a "tour around the world" in Agriculture. Special thanks to all of our amazing teachers for showing off their cool classes! Check out the fun below! 


Warsaw Area Career Center CTE course applications for the 2018-2019 school year have been finalized & published on our website. These can be located here:


TVHS: TVHS Application

WHITKO:  Whitko Application

WARSAW:  WACC CTE 2018-2019 Application

Warsaw Area Career Center students & staff have had so much fun this week celebrating Christmas! All week, we've been silly taking pictures in our "photo-booth" in the hallway. On Tuesday, WACC staff enjoyed a fun Christmas party together filled with yummy foods & hysterical games. Today, all WCHS/WACC staff wore our best Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Wishing all of our students & staff a wonderful holiday season! See you all next year!




 
Research over the last decade has shown that high school students perform better academically when the school start time is no earlier than 8:30.  Studies have also shown that starting school earlier has little/no impact for elementary age students.  


Warsaw Community Schools would like your feedback on how changing the start/end times would impact you.



The new start and end times for the schools would be approximately

Elementary: 7:40-2:40 (+/- 10 minutes)

Secondary: 8:30-3:40 (+/- 10 minutes)


WCS is in the investigative process to see if this would be the best fit for our community.  Your input is greatly appreciated in our research.




Here is the information regarding the various surveys.  Survey submission ends Dec 22.


Parent Survey - https://goo.gl/forms/XSSBFhwO7ysgQOFw2 
Student Survey - https://goo.gl/forms/j24YOALVrEMUbhHw2 
Teacher/Staff Survey - https://goo.gl/forms/2Rfx9J1SenXZ0CIv2 
Non WCS teachers/staff Extracurricular sponsors/Coaches - https://goo.gl/forms/7GLRwJ2171iiNZHE2
Local Busineses - https://goo.gl/forms/d08erIcihC0NdbN82
Before/After School Program Providers - https://goo.gl/forms/bskzQyfnawAlOWH93

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