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Seck re-elected to school board position

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


Members of the 2018 Carrollton Exempted Village School District are shown with officers elected for the year. Seated from left are: Rose Seck, president; and Helen Skinner, vice president. Standing behind are members Wendy Gotschall, Mike Pozderac and Tait Carter.

Rose Seck and Tait Carter took the oath of office when the Carrollton Exempted Village School District re-organized Jan. 9 for the new year.

Seck was re-elected to her position and Carter was elected as a new member during the November 2017 election.

Seck was chosen as president and Helen Skinner was named vice president.

Meetings will continue to be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Exceptions were noted for June 29 and November 6.

Skinner will serve as the liaison between the board and the Ohio School Boards Association. Carter will attend the Ohio School Boards Association annual meeting.

Committee appointments were made as follows: Transportation: Carter, Skinner; Athletic: Mike Pozderac, Wendy Gotschall; Policies: Skinner, Carter; Curriculum/Technology: Skinner, Seck; Building and Grounds: Gotschall, Pozderac; Finances: Gotschall, Pozderac; Core Team: Skinner, Seck.

Notebook project aids in learning

Third and fourth grade students at the Carroll County Christian Academy are shown with the animal project book they created. Seated from left are: Ella Barkan, Hayden Berardinelli, David Powell, Rhemee Beadnell and Katelyn Haas.
Standing behind: Abigail Huggins, Eva Green, Hannah Pickens, Miranda Snyder, Malia Schaar and Traegan Swonger.

Third and fourth grade students at the Carroll County Christian Academy are studying the classification of animals in science class. To help them understand animal families, each student created a science notebook of animal pictures. There are six sections in the book, one for each vertebrate classification and one for invertebrate. Each section consisted of a title page, characteristics page, a report on one animal and at least five pictures of different animals.

The project has a dual purpose as it also teaches beginning organizational skills and following project instructions to the students.

“It was an enjoyable project and an important learning experience,” said Teacher Joan Dawson.

High school students invited to explore healthcare careers through Union Hospital program

Area high school students considering or wanting to learn more about careers in healthcare can participate in a free hands-on program hosted over the next few months at Union Hospital.

The first Union Hospital TECH Career Program will be held Jan. 20, from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the hospital, where students will learn about UH TECH, tour Union Hospital, receive hands-on experience in the Laboratory Department, and learn basic hands-only CPR and use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) device.

UH TECH stands for “Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare” and has helped hundreds of high school students be inspired to pursue a career in healthcare. Each UH TECH Career Camp session takes students to departments of the hospital to learn from the professionals about their job, the technology they use, and the education needed to enter the field.

HVAC-R class receives furnace, A/C unit for lab instruction

Buckeye Career Center’s Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration received donations from two area businesses.
Shown above are representatives of the businesses and Matt McGraw, class teacher. They are from left: Chad Simpson, Jim Price, Diane Clark and McGraw.

NEW PHILADELPHIA – Buckeye Career Center (BCC) accepted the donation of two heating and cooling units from Refrigeration Sales Corp. to benefit BCC’s Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration lab. The furnace retails for $4,000, including installation, and the air conditioning unit retails for $3,500, including installation. Jim Price and Diane Clark with Refrigeration Sales visited the school Dec.15 to demonstrate how to operate and maintain the units.

“Refrigeration Sales values the continuing education of young students and we are so grateful they let us donate. The students were working on the furnace today, learning some combustion analysis and heat exchanger tips and things they will be utilizing in the field,” said Clark.

The donation also included a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat. Matt McGraw, HVAC-R instructor, is thrilled to receive support from a business he dealt with prior to becoming the HVAC-R instructor at BCC this year.

“I’m extremely grateful. It gives them (students) the ability to work on something new. The things that were in here were older and outdated. For them to see things that are up and coming in the industry, things that they’re going to go out and see when they get jobs, it’s extremely beneficial,” said McGraw.

Simpson Heating and Cooling also participated in the joint training event.

Buckeye students continue sharing tradition

Buckeye Career Center teacher Matt McGraw’s Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration class won a contest at the school to see who could collect the most canned food items. Students are shown above with the 1,300 items they collected.

NEW PHILADELPHIA – The Christmas season is a time for giving and Buckeye Career Center (BCC) students and staff are helping in multiple ways.

SkillsUSA, one of BCC’s career technical student organizations, recently held a canned food drive to benefit Share-A-Christmas, collecting 3,493 items. The collection was a contest among all high school labs, with Matt McGraw’s Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration lab coming out on top with a donation of 1,300 items. The class will receive a pizza party for the effort.

Buckeye students delivered donations to Share-A-Christmas volunteers Dec. 12 and will return later to help distribute donations to needy families. Cosmetology senior and SkillsUSA Secretary Carlie Cardani (Indian Valley) was one of the students who helped unload the donations at Tuscora Park. Cardani believes the effort was worthwhile for herself and her classmates. “I know I can come home and I have food. Some people don’t have that. As a school, community and club, we are helping people who aren’t as fortunate,” said Cardani. Cardani alone contributed 350 food items. Also donating to the cause was BCC Leadership Council. Members held a “hat day” this fall and collected $250 to donate.

Another career technical organization within Buckeye currently working on a service project, is FCCLA or (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America). The group held a donation drive to fill backpacks for needy children entering foster care in Tuscarawas County. The bags will be filled with school supplies, games, pajamas and other items donated by Buckeye students and staff. Approximately 30 backpacks will be distributed in January.

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