West Shore Career-Technical District News

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.

SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

On Friday December 4th the junior culinary arts students prepared dinner for the families staying at the Cleveland Ronald McDonald House with funds raised by the West Shore classes.

CINDY HELBIG RETIRES

West Shore Career-Technical District Aide, Cindy Helbig retired on November 30.  Cindy began her tenure at Lakewood City Schools in 1996 spending her first 8 years assisting students in numerous career-technical classrooms. 

Cindy will be greatly missed by the students and faculty of West Shore Career-Tech as well as the patients and employees at Rae-Ann.

TASTING EXPERIENCE FOR CULINARY STUDENTS

On Saturday, November 14th, West Shore Culinary Arts junior and senior students traveled to Chef2Chef Foods warehouse on Cleveland’s eastside to experience formal tastings by Chef2Chef Foods.  Students participated in presentations and tastings of olive oils, cheese and chocolate as well as a spice identification session during the morning and spent time with Culinary Institiue of America representatives in the afternoon.

HACKATHON AT HYLAND

Hyland, creator of ONBase is excited to announce they are hosting a Hackathon this December.  Never been to a Hackathon before?  It's an event where people who love technology come together and collaborate on projects!

ACUMEN SOLUTIONS VISITS WEST SHORE CAREER-TECH

Acumen Solutions employees spent the day at West Shore Career-Tech last week.  They have been an excellent education partner.  The support of Acumen Solutions and other technology companies in Northeast Ohio Is an important part of preparing West Shore students to become college and career ready during their high school tenure.

 

CULINARY ARTS FEATURED ON CHANNEL 19 NEWS

Jen Picciano from Channel 19 Cleveland stopped by the West Shore Culinary Arts program yesterday.  Take a look and what she saw!

http://www.wsmv.com/story/30437826/growing-demand-for-high-school-culinary-arts-programs

PIZZO RECEIVES CTE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR INVITATION

West Shore Career-Technical student Jonathan Pizzo has been named a CTE - US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist. This is the first year Career Tech Education students from across the nation will be selected for this national recognition from the President of the United States. He is one of only five students chosen from over 120,000 students enrolled in a CTE program throughout Ohio

WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION TRADES

Learn about all the great career opportunities available to women in the construction trades from tradeswomen in those jobs.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Plumbers Local 55, 980 Keynote Circle, Brooklyn Hts, Ohio

Meet representatives from several building trades: Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters, Iron Workers, Pipe Fitters, Bricklayers, and more.
 

GFS PARTNERS WITH WEST SHORE CAREER-TECH

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “when one door closes another one opens” and this indeed was this outcome for a West Shore Career-Tech program this year.  In March, long-time community partner Bonne Bell closed its Westlake operation.  And with that closing, a West Shore community-based training program lost its workplace training location. 

 

REPORT CARD SHOWS CONTINUED FOCUS ON STUDENT SUCCESS

West Shore Career-Tech received a strong report across all categories on the State of Ohio’s recently released report cards for career-technical centers.  West Shore earned A’s in achievement, four-year graduation rate, and placement while being was just one tenth of a point shy of an A in the five-year graduation rate. 

2015 SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Nick Roche is currently a sophomore at Bowling Green State University studying Construction Management.  As a college freshman, he had a rare opportunity to land a paid summer internship with Kiewit Corporation in Denver, CO as a Project Engineer.  

TEAMBUILDING INTRODUCES EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

New students to West Shore Career-Tech spent a few hours out on the baseball field earlier in the week for team building.  The activities helped the students to work as a team, work on their problem solving skills, think critically and be creative.

   

WINNING CONTEST YIELDS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

When four engineering students signed up to compete in the Hyland Innovation Showdown last spring, little did they know the winning prize of an iPad was only one of many benefits in store for them.

WEST SHORE CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 18

Students enrolled in a West Shore class should report to West Shore Career-Tech at Lakewood High School for the first day of school, Tuesday, August 18th.  Enrolled students were mailed home a packet of pertinent information and forms.  Questions? Call 216-529-4163

HEALTH CAREERS STUDENTS TALK TO YOUTH ABOUT DRUG ABUSE

This spring West Shore Health Careers students visited Harding and Garfield Middle Schools to educate students on drug abuse prevention and medication safety. The high school students created presentations, games, and story boards to engage the younger students.  The tools and data were supplied at no cost through GenerationRX, a partnership between Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Cardinal Health Foundation. 

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RANGER CAFE HOSTS FOX 8's "KICKIN' IT WITH KENNY"

Today the stage for Fox 8's Kickin' It with Kenny" was the West Shore Culinary kitchen and the Ranger Cafe.  Kenny Krumpton was talking about the Taste of Lakewood which is happening this Sunday, June 7th at Madison Park.  Four local chefs showcased their items for the food festival.  The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce was looking for a neutral site for the filming and the West Shore facility was the perfect spot. 

http://fox8.com/2015/06/03/taste-of-lakewood-returns-for-12th-year/