JVS Monthly Update-February 2017

As a JVS student, parent, alumnus, community member or business partner, this newsletter is designed to keep you informed about the events and activities happening at the JVS. We will also share stories about many of our successful JVS students and graduates.

For questions, comments or concerns, please email the JVS at info@lcjvs.net.

Career Tech Saturday Event Is A Huge Success
Students get ready to make ice cream in one of the Career Tech Saturday labs

Career Tech Saturday (CTS) is a career exploration program designed to give elementary students a hands-on experience in various career tech areas. This opportunity can spark the interest of our younger student population by providing fun activities while they learn a new skill set. Students create make-it-take-it items that they can take home with them.

If this sounds likes something your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader would be interested in, our next CTS is March 11th, 2017! Students must be registered to participate in the CTS program. The registration link can be found on the Lorain County JVS website, www.lcjvs.com, under Quick Links.

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Precision Machine Technology Program Receives Generous Donation
Mr. John Green, junior high school PMT students, and Mr. Ralph Bentley

The Precision Machine Technology (PMT) Program was the recipient of a Swiss CNC Machine with Bar Feeder from Kernell's Automatic Machining, located in Berlin Heights, Ohio.

“This donation, which is valued at approximately $150,000 dollars, will add excellent learning opportunities for our students in the PMT programs," stated Kit Tyler, Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center Director.

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Superintendent's Message
Dr. Glenn Faircloth, Superintendent

During the month of February, the Lorain County JVS celebrated Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, a national campaign designed to highlight how career tech programs are making students “college and career” ready as well as preparing them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.

With 23 JVS high school programs and many career tech courses at the Adult Career Center, we are ensuring our students are equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.

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Women in Trades Showcase Opportunities to Young JVS Females
JVS students receive firsthand insight from women in trades

The phrase, women in trades, might sound non-traditional to most people, but the young women at JVS learned just how extensive the opportunities are for them. Kelley Kupcak, Technical Assistance Director at Chicago Women in Trades, recently hosted a panel and luncheon at the JVS to encourage, enlighten and empower the young women of JVS who have expressed a desire to be part of the Building Trades workforce.

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JVS Food Drive Provides Thousands of Meals to Community
ECE students deliver the monetary donation from the food drive to Second Harvest. From left: Brittney Kovacs (Clearview), Ashley Watson (Elyria), Joy Vaughn (Firelands), Libby Worthington (Keystone).

The JVS collected over 11,000 pounds of food for their Annual Food Drive, which was donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. Donations also included food items from the JVS Annual Craft Show and a monetary donation from the JVS PTA.

The monetary donations brought in from this food drive will provide approximately 9,500 meals to people in our community. This annual food drive was coordinated by Early Childhood Education (ECE) students and members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization (FCCLA).

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Auto Technology Students Receive Scholarships
Gary Ellison (Elyria) and Joe Meyers (Columbia)

Auto Technology seniors Joe Meyers, from Columbia and Gary Ellison, from Elyria, took 2nd place at the Greater Cleveland 25th Annual Automobile Technology Competition held at the Cleveland Auto Show on Sunday, February 26.

For taking 2nd place in this competition, Gary and Joe will each receive a $1,650.00 scholarship. This scholarship can be used at Tri-C Advanced Automotive Technology Center in Parma, University of Northwestern Ohio or Stark State College.

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Culinary Students are TV Celebrities in Lima, Ohio
Chris Stenzel (Brookside) and Jack Wagner (Avon) make their award winning muffins with TV hosts of Your News Now

Chris Stenzel and Jack Wagner, seniors in the JVS Culinary Arts program, were stars in front of the cameras on Lima, Ohio's noon news program, Your News Now. Jack and Chris recently won the Food for Thought Culinary Challenge with their sour cream muffins and appeared on Your News Now to make their winning recipe with hosts Holly Geaman and Jeff Gunter.

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JVS Students Advance to State Competition
Junior and senior Marketing and Management students advance to DECA state competition

JVS student members of the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Organization recently competed at the District Competition held at Tri-C Corporate Campus East in Cleveland, Ohio.

DECA is an organization for students enrolled in Marketing Education and is designed to promote a total program of activities which develops leadership, teamwork skills and individual growth.

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Allied Health Sciences Students Host Fundraiser Event
Allied Health Sciences seniors and LIFE student volunteers; Ashleah Scott (Elyria), Alexis Valentine (Brookside) and Roy Grissom (Keystone)

The Allied Health Sciences Program recently sponsored a Flannel Friday Fundraiser to help raise money for LIFE: A Dementia Friendly Foundation of Lorain County. Students and staff were asked to donate $1.00 to this cause and in return were able to wear their favorite flannel shirt and jeans to school. 

The fundraiser raised a total of $400.00. This money will be used to help create a "quiet room", equipped with stress reduction and mood alteration furnishings and supplies for LIFE's Vermilion center.

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JVS Students Heading to State Business Professionals Competition
JVS student members of the BPA Organization, advancing to the State Competition

JVS student members of the BPA Organization (Business Professionals of America) recently competed at the Regional Competition held at Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio and have qualified to compete at the State Competition.

BPA is a student organization that contributes to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills for students.

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JVS Students Had a Big Hand in the Great Big Home + Garden Show
Final garden display; Lady and the Tramp

Students from three different programs worked on both aspects of Cleveland's Great Big Home + Garden Show.

Carpentry students worked with Pepperwood Homes of North Royalton to assist the contractor in the construction of the 6,200 square-foot featured XTEND Technologies Ultimate Smart Home. These students worked on rough framing for cabinets and countertops, and completed finish work for trim and cabinetry.

On the garden side of the show, Landscape and Greenhouse Management and Masonry Trades students designed, built and decorated a Garden Showcase.

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Calendar of Events Questions? Comments? Click here
Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 2, 2017


End of 3rd Quarter
March 24, 2017

No School for Students

Career Tech Saturday
March 11, 2017

10:00am-12:00 noon
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students
Registration is necessary
Visit www.lcjvs.com to register your student


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