JVS Monthly Update-March 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.

Academic Spotlight: Ms. Christine Runkle - Science Instructor
Ms. Christine Runkle instructing students in her Microbiology & Trichology course

We are excited to shine a spotlight on our academic instructors every month. Our academic instructor for the month of March is Ms. Christine Runkle.

Most of Runkle’s classes fall under the umbrella of Anatomy and Physiology and include a semester long Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology course. She also teaches content specific courses for cosmetology and public safety students, to help prepare them for state and national exams. Runkle also enjoys teaching her Vertebrate Zoology course.

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JVS Names New Director of the Adult Career Center
Mr. Kristian J. Smith

Lorain County JVS has named a new Director of the Adult Career Center. The Board of Education approved the appointment of Kristian J. Smith to the JVS Adult Career Center position at its board meeting on March 16th, 2017. Smith is currently the Director of Culinary Arts at Francis Tuttle Student Technology Center in Oklahoma City. He will replace Kit Tyler, the current director who is retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

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Preschoolers Learn Through Project Based Learning
Taylor Daniels (Keystone) hatches a dinosaur egg with her preschoolers.

JVS preschoolers are discovering and investigating different topics and finding out that learning is really fun. Based on the Ohio Early Learning Developmental Standards, the JVS Early Childhood Education (ECE) students are building a two week curriculum for their specific preschooler(s). This curriculum includes planned activities for each day that involves one or more of the following; math, science, art, social studies, and language arts.

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Superintendent's Message
Dr. Glenn Faircloth, Superintendent

As we embrace a new season and all that spring has to offer, I want to share how we at Lorain County JVS are continuing to plant seeds that germinate success and growth for our students as well as the local economy.

We believe in recruiting, training, and obtaining the highest qualified administrators and instructors for all positions within our district. As mentioned above, we recently added Kristian Smith to our administrative team as the district’s new Adult Education Director starting in the 2017-2018 school year.

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Student Designs Logo for Winning Bowling Team
Holley Ziemba, Digital Media Arts senior & her final logo design

History was recently made, and Holley Ziemba, Digital Media Arts (DMA) senior from Keystone, has been asked to document it. The Keystone High School girl’s bowling team won the conference bowling championship, for the first time in the school’s history. Holley is on the team, and is also a talented artist.

Kevin Minnich, the bowling team’s head coach, knew about Holley’s talents. He asked her if she would be willing to design a logo that will be placed on a sweatshirt to celebrate the win.

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Students Obtain State FFA Degree
From left: Mr. Hendricks, Industrial Equipment Mechanics Instructor & FFA Advisor, Madeline Rising, Maggie Lieb, Brianna Rolfe, Zac Shutsa, Kyle Riggs, Brianna Davis, Ms. Berthold, Landscape & Greenhouse Management Instructor & FFA Advisor

Six members of the JVS FFA Chapter have met the requirements to obtain the State FFA Degree and will receive their degrees on May 5th in Columbus at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. The State FFA Degree is the 2nd highest level that can be achieved.

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Students Get CPR Certifications
Kamieo Linden (Elyria) and Mason Huffman (Amherst) take part in the CPR/AED training from Jimmie Ward

Industrial Electricity (IE) juniors recently received their CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) certifications. The training took place in their JVS lab and was taught by JVS Adult Career Center Public Safety Instructor Jimmie Ward, who is also a paramedic/EMT in Oberlin.

Mr. Jan Ramirez, IE Instructor stated, "It is extremely important to me that every one of my students knows this skill and gets certified their junior year. You never want to have to use it, but it is essential in the building trades industry to have this knowledge."

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Early Childhood Education Students Raise Awareness of Childhood Brain Cancer
Amanda Latto (North Ridgeville), Megan McNamara, Brooke Bird (North Ridgeville) and Ashley Hock (North Ridgeville)

You can find beauty in anything, even in the ugliness of disease. This is a powerful statement for anyone to say, but it is even more powerful coming from Megan McNamara, the mother of Maria and co-founder of the Prayers from Maria - Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation. Maria was only seven years old when her battle with brain cancer ended, but her strength, courage and love lives on in this foundation and movement.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) students, and FCCLA members (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), were inspired by this movement and wanted to help raise awareness of this foundation.

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Allied Health Science Students Advance To State Competition
From left to right: Maybeline Sanchez, Madilyn Helwig, Angel Williams, Raquel Hysong and Hailey Delzieth.

Five Allied Health Science students recently traveled to the Medina County Career Center to compete in the regional HOSA - Future Health Professionals conference.

Of these students, four will advance to the State competition in Toledo in April. Click READ MORE for a list of these students and the competitions they participated.

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Students Excel at Regional SkillsUSA Competitions
Team Works event silver medal winners; from left: Zack Koberna, Brandon Harris, Victor Goncalves, and Tom Widenmeyer

Fifteen Lorain County JVS students will be advancing to the State SkillsUSA Competition in Columbus to be held in April. These JVS students earned this honor by receiving top ratings in the North Central Regional SkillsUSA Competition held recently at Ohio Technical College (Cleveland), Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center (Richfield), and Polaris Career Center (Middleburg Heights). Click READ MORE for the list of students advancing to the next level of the competition.

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We are excited about sharing testimonials from students, staff, alumni, parents and community members on Career Tech Tuesdays and everyday!


Calendar of Events Questions? Comments? Click here
NTHS Induction Ceremony
March 30, 2017

Lorain County JVS

April 14, 2017

April 14th - April 23rd
Classes Resume, Monday, April 24th

The LCADA Way Key Awards Brunch & Fundraiser
April 1, 2017

DeLuca's Place in the Park


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