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Medical Office Management Fall Service Projects

The Medical Office Management classes were busy with their service projects this Fall.  The MOM1 class started this year by decorating seven pumpkins for Lakewood’s Help to Others Pumpkinpalooza in October.  

Culinary Arts Students Awarded Scholarships from the ACF

On November 13th, Clara Wagh and Jessica Bohannon were each awarded a $500.00 scholarship from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) at the 56th Annual ACF President’s Brunch at the Mayfield Sand Ridge Club.

RANGER CAFE TAKING RESERVATIONS, OPENS OCT. 25

The Ranger Café at West Shore will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The Cafe is now taking dining room reservations. The student-run restaurant is open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12:00-1:30 pm. To make a dining room reservation please call 216.529.4165 ext.1

CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 23

Classrooms are ready, lesson plans have been prepared, and teachers are anxious to begin another year of 21st century teaching.  The first day is Tuesday, August 23 at West Shore Career-Tech located in Lakewood High School for all West Shore Career-Tech students.  All students from Bay High, Lakewood High, Rocky River High, and Westlake High enrolled in a West Shore program should be in attendance.  

DEB STASEK RETIREMENT

West Shore Career-Tech says good bye to long-time Family and Consumer Science teacher Deb Stasek.  Deb started her career as a “Home Economics” Teacher at the former Horace Mann Middle School.  For the first two school years (75-76 and 76-77), Deb held Long Term Substitute contracts at Horace Mann.  After being offered a contract for the 1977-78 school year, Deb resigned as the result of her husband’s job taking them both to California.  She and her family returned to Ohio and to the Lakewood City Schools beginning with the 96-97 school year where she was a Family and Consumer Science teacher first at West Shore Academy, then Harding Middle School, and the last four years have been at Lakewood High School.

West Shore wishes Deb a wonderful retirement filled with golf, grandchildren, and travel.

Junior's design chosen as logo for Solstice celebration

Junior Nick Ferrone’s logo design was chosen in a contest as the winning selection for the Lakewood Summer Solstice Celebration.  The City of Lakewood is celebrating the Summer Solstice this year at Lakewood Park’s new Solstice Steps on June 21. Ferrone's logo will be incorporated into the marketing materials and social media used to promote the event. 

2016 WEST SHORE CAREER PASSPORT ASSEMBLY

Congratulations to the 196 West Shore Career-Technical students who received their Career Passport at the annual assembly and recognition program on Tuesday May 17th.   Career Passports are awarded to West Shore students who successfully complete their course of study.  Each passport includes the student’s resume, state testing certificates along with any career-field licensing and awards the student has earned including the Lakewood/Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Work Ethic Award and the Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Outstanding Student Award.  Local mayors and legislators contributed congratulatory letters as well.

35 students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, and 22 students received a Career-Technical Honors Diploma.  We wish these students ongoing success as they continue their education and/or enter the work force. 

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WEST SHORE EARNS TOP SPOTS AT STATE COMPETITION

For seven West Shore Culinary Arts students the long hours of practice and preparing paid off at the State FCCLA Competition.  West Shore grabbed three Gold Medals and two Silver Medals. Seniors Gabriel Antos and Stephen Watkins came in first place in Pastry Cake and Garde Manger categories respectively.  

STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR WORK ETHIC

West Shore students demonstrated their strong work ethic by attending an early morning recognition breakfast on Wed, May 4th. The Lakewood/ Rocky River Sunrise Rotary sponsored the event and acknowledged the students for being “dependable, hard-working, and committed to doing a good job” in the classroom and in the workplace.    

WEST SHORE ORIENTATION

West Shore orientation is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 7pm in the Lakewood Civic Auditorium.  New students entering a West Shore Career-Tech program for 2016-2017 school year should plan to attend along with their parents.  Students from Bay High, Rocky River High and Westlake High should plan to arrive by 6:45pm to take an school ID photo.  Parking is available behind the modular units across from the Auditorium.

CAREER PASSPORT ASSEMBLY

Senior Students completing West Shore Career-Tech programs will be recognized at the Career Passport Assembly on Tuesday, May 17 at 8:00am in the Lakewood Civic Auditorium.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  Parking will be available in the first rows behind the modular classroom units across from the Civic Auditorium.

ROTARY RECOGNIZES TOP WEST SHORE STUDENTS

On Monday March 14 at the annual Outstanding Student Award luncheon, the Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Club recognized 14 West Shore students as the top performers in their career-technical program. Outstanding student nominees exemplify traits of leadership, dedication, responsibility, caring, community involvement, and initiative. Read More for a list of award recipients and click here for luncheon photos. 

HARD WORK PAYING OFF FOR AUTO GRADUATE

West Shore Auto Tech and Bay High 2014 graduate Nick Petiya’s hard work and dedication are paying off at Ohio Technical College.  In just 18 months, Nick has earned his Associate’s Degree, two ASE certifications, his MAC certifications, and has been accepted into the BMW Step Training Program.  Other accomplishments include maintaining perfect attendance and making the honor roll five of six quarters.

WEST SHORE CAREER-TECH CONTINUES STRONG PERFORMANCE

West Shore Career-Tech graduates continue to be prepared for their next step – entering college or the workforce, according to the State of Ohio’s most recent report card.

The 2014-2015 report card assesses the status of the 2014 graduates.  96% of West Shore Career-Tech students achieved technical attainment on their state exams and 96% graduated in four years.  Another key measure is Post-Program Placement - 96% of West Shore students are employed, in an apprenticeship, in the military, or they are enrolled in postsecondary education within six months of graduation.

 Click here to view report card.

AN ABUNDANCE OF GOLD AT CULINARY COMPETITION

West Shore Culinary Arts students had another highly successful year at FCCLA Regional Competitions winning five Gold Medals in Garde Manger, Pastry Tray, Pastry Cake and Team Competition, as well as a Silver Medal in the Team Competition.  These students practice for numerous hours after school throughout the winter perfecting their recipes and skills to prepare for the competition.  

AUTO STUDENTS EARN INVITATION TO COMPETE IN REGIONAL EVENT

Congratulations to Jackson Nugent and Austin Slemc, Auto Technology seniors who have qualified to compete in the 24th Annual Greater Cleveland Automotive Technology Competition on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Cleveland Auto Show.  For 2 ½ half hours, Austin and Jackson will be working as a team to identify and address bugs/faults or repair issues on an automobile while teams from other schools work on similar vehicles with similar issues.

These teams were selected as the top performing schools based on a written exam completed earlier in the school year.  Jackson and Austin, representing West Shore Career-Tech, will be competing against teams from Medina County Career Tech, Polaris Career Center, Portage Lakes Career Center and Valley Forge High School.

The winners of the Greater Cleveland-area competition will participate in the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City.

WEST SHORE STUDENTS WIN SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS

West Shore Interactive Media students won multiple awards in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition, with Owen Smith receiving a top award, a Gold Key for his Photography submission, King City.  In total, eight Interactive Media students earned twelve awards across the Photography, Design, Comic Art, Digital Art, and Film & Animation categories.

WEST SHORE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2016-2017

Lakewood High sophomores were shown course offerings available to them in the West Shore Career-Technical District.
During a 2
nd period assembly on Tues, Jan 5th.   The majority of students begin taking West Shore classes in their junior year and continue to completion in their senior year.  With 2016-2017 scheduling right around the corner, it’s time for sophomores to think about their educational opportunities

FUELING INNOVATION

Thanks to a generous grant from Lakewood High PTA West Shore Electronics students are getting more opportunities to tinker and create with electronics.  The PTA donated over $750 to fund littleBits, a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for creating inventions large and small.  With this grant Electronic Technology instructor Andre Bruwer was able to purchase several more kits to expand the breadth of modules students can use to experiment.

“littleBits is a combination of Legos and Mindcraft.  It’s like Legos for electronics.  Students are only limited by their imagination.   We are grateful to the Lakewood High PTA for their support of our program,” remarked Mr. Bruwer.

New Online Enrollment System Coming this Fall!! EnrollTrack

The West Shore is going GREEN  this December with a new online enrollment system. Look for the link here--coming December 5th! 

Ranger Cafe Open for the Season!

 

The Ranger Cafe is open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12PM to 1:30PM! Please stop by and experience Lakewood's best kept dining experience. Reservations are recommended as the Cafe's schedule does vary due to holidays and school events. Call 216-529-4165 and select "1" reservations. Visit the Ranger Cafe website for more information.  

NEW FACES FOR WEST-SHORE CAREER TECH

    
West Shore Career-Tech welcomes three teachers to its staff this school year.

WEST SHORE COLLECTING BOOKS FOR LITERACY ORGANIZATION

The West Shore Career-Technical District is collecting gently used or new books for children ages 6 months-5 years to donate to Reach Out and Read, an organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care. The books will be given to doctors' offices to hand out at wellness visits. The classrooms of Early Childhood Education (Room A202), Medical Office Management (A201) and Child Development (A228) as well as the West Shore main office will be collecting the books through Dec. 16.