MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT DESKINS: We hope everyone had a healthy and restful spring break. Tomorrow we resume our online learning and ask students and staff to please check their school email and schoology accounts for updates. We will continue with online instruction as Governor DeWine has made clear that learning must continue to keep students on track for graduation. We are asking staff and students to refrain from coming to the building unless they have permission to do so. We will be hosting a Facebook Live session with Mr. Deskins on Wednesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. It is very important that we all stay on task as we await more information regarding graduation and end of the school year updates.
Greene County Career Center has announced the building will be closed to students until April 3, 2020. As of now, students are expected to return to GCCC on April 6, 2020. From March 17 through March 20th and from March 30 through April 3rd, students are expected to work on-line as instructed Friday and should make contact with each teacher during those times on a daily basis. Students should check Schoology and GCCC e-mail each day. Assignments are to be submitted per teacher instructions. Our goal is to allow students to continue their learning and to keep each student on track for graduation. Thank you and stay tuned for additional updates.
Seniors Joe Osborne (Beavercreek) and Jason Mahaffey (Cedarville) placed third in the Ohio FFA Career Development Event in the Ag Power Diagnostics competition. They each qualified for $5000 scholarships to the University of Northwestern Ohio! Great job by our Power Equipment Mechanics program and teacher Mike Spahr. #greenecountycareercenter #buildingtheworkforce #CareerTechOhio
Bryce Simpson (Fairborn), Nathan Craft (Xenia) and Samuel Hayslip (Xenia) recently placed in the top 20 in the virtual webinar presentation category for Business Professionals of America (BPA). The team presented their video, a digital promotion for Dayton Crayons to Classrooms, to a panel of local judges. They have advanced to a round of virtual presentations to a panel of judges from around the country. The top ten teams will then move on to the BPA National Leadership Conference May 6-10 in Washington D.C. Simpson is a senior in the Information Technology program while Craft and Hayslip are seniors in Video and Animation. Those two programs are taught by Richard Kayser and Rick Mack, respectively.
Congratulations to John Wilson for receiving the Excellence in Teaching Diversity Award today from the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Mr. Wilson was honored on Feb. 27 at COSI in Columbus during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay and Multimedia Contest awards ceremony. He was presented his award by Lori Barreras, chair of the OCRC.
GCCC had 18 students from the Health Science Academy and Sports and Exercise Science program advance to the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Columbus. Issac Williams, Keirstin Stover, Grace Edwards and Angela Langford all won gold medals at the regional skills competition.
Greene County Career Center students came away with six gold medals at the recent SkillsUSA regional championships. Placing first in their events were Elly Coe (Cedarville) in advertising design, Spencer Wilson (Xenia) in criminal justice, Richard Kruger (Beavercreek) in industrial motor controls, and the team of John Fraley (Xenia), Elijah Kain (Cedarville) and Kaden Jack (Xenia) in crime scene investigation.