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• Focusing on Their Next Steps • Working the Advantages • Time for Juniors to Take the ACT

• Numbers Ma er • Supercharged Summer

Taking It To The Next Level EHOVE students made an impressive run in the student organization competitions this year. To find out more about these competitions and student organizations at EHOVE, view results of the BPA, FCCLA and SkillsUSA state competitions, and see photos of all of the students who competed, go to www.EHOVE.net.

No matter where a student is in their high school career, graduation seems to sneak up on students and parents. It’s hard realizing that your teen is growing up, becoming an adult and making adult decisions.

As a partner in education, we are here to help. Our guidance counselors, career advisors, college advisor and Community Partnership Coordinator can help guide your teen through all of the college and career choices, obstacles and requirements.

• Ready for Senior Recogni on? • Good A endance Pays Off • Important Senior Dates

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Principal’s Corner

Does your teen have a plan for after high school? To stay on target with their future plans, students must stay focused throughout their high school career. This can be a lot of pressure for high school students, but our partnership can assist them in making sound decisions with a sense of ownership to prepare them for their future.

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FCCLA State Compe tors

State Compe on Results: • 100 students qualified for the State Compe ons • 49 students were awarded medals • 19 students earned gold medals • 11 students are advancing to Na onal Compe ons

SkillsUSA State Compe tors

BPA State Compe tors

Compe ng on an Interna onal Stage EHOVE’s Robotics Team, a.k.a. Mavericks #2252, won the FIRST Robotics’ Buckeye Regional competition this year competed in the FIRST Championships, an international event where high school teams from around the world compete for the top spot. The team’s quality work on their robot was recognized by FIRST Robotics judges who awarded them the Innovation in Control and Industrial Design Awards. See plenty of photos and videos and learn more about their journey at www.EHOVE.net. Compe on Results: • Ended season with a 27-14 record • Set a record for highest match score at regional event • Won two robot design awards • Ranked 7th in their division and made it to the quarterfinals out of 400+ teams at the interna onal championships • If your teen is interested in joining the team, please contact EHOVE.

Members of EHOVE’s Robo cs Team at NASA Plum Brook’s Reverberant Acous c Chamber in the Space Power Facility


Time for Juniors to Take the ACT Whether your teen is planning on college or a career, taking the ACT is an important part of their plan. Check with an EHOVE counselor to get help on preparing for the test. Upcoming test dates are June 8, September 21 and October 27. Please note that registration deadlines are at least one month prior to each test. Testing locations, fees and more information are at www.actstudent.org.

“EHOVE prepared me for college in many different ways. Almost every day, I use something that I learned from my teachers, peers, administrators or my experiences. A ending EHOVE really gave me a great head start and I would definitely do it all over again.” Tiffany Pleska, Class of 2012, Visual Media Tech Junior att BGSU, BGSU BG SU,, Dual Major in Communica Comm Co mm mun unic ica ons ons n and and Criminal Jus ce

Focusing on Their Next Steps Your teen’s next adventure in college and/or a career will be here before you know it. Juniors have met with guidance counselors to determine their college or career track and have registered for next year’s classes. Seniors are finishing up their career portfolios and many are working with college and career advisors to complete college, scholarship and job applications. As the school year comes to a close, encourage your teen to keep his/her grades up and to stay actively involved in work, sports, school activities and community service. EHOVE counselors and career advisors are ready to help if your teen has recently changed plans or feels unsure about what’s next. Academic, Credit or College Questions? Contact Guidance Counselors Jim Johnston at x269 or JJohnsto@EHOVE.net or Tricia Rosekelly x248 or TRosekelly@EHOVE.net. Work-based Learning or Career Questions? Contact Community Partnership Coordinator Heather Horowitz at x236 or HHorowitz@EHOVE.net.

“Take it seriously and take advantage of the help you’re ge ng from EHOVE. It’ll help you market yourself.” Senior TessAnn Brewster, Visual Media Tech (Huron HS), on track to graduate with 35 free college credits

Working the Advantages Through multiple work-based learning opportunities and career skills training, EHOVE is helping students build a solid foundation for a career and/or college after high school. EHOVE partners with dozens of businesses throughout our 800 square mile district to provide students with opportunities close to home. Last summer, Senior Stephen Parker, Electrical Tech (Western Reserve HS), participated in the Summer JumpStart program by working at JBT FoodTech to get an early start on vital workplace skills in his career field. Because he had good grades, attendance and discipline, Stephen also qualified for Early Placement. Through this program in second semester, he is replacing his program lab time with a job in his field at Lewco, Inc. to gain more experience, earn money and build up a solid résumé. Career-driven and college-bound students can benefit from these work-based learning experiences. Interested students or parents who would like more information can contact Community Partnership Coordinator Heather Horowitz at x236 or HHorowitz@EHOVE.net.

“Summer JumpStart will give you a piece of the real world and skills for your career. It literally jump starts a big part of your life.” Senior Stephen Parker, Electrical Tech (Western Reserve HS)


Ready for Senior Recogni on?

Important Senior Dates

Friday, May 24 at the Sandusky State Theatre Session I: Doors open at 8 am – students should be in balcony seats at 8:15 am • Auto Body • Early Childhood Education • Auto Tech • EMT/Firefighter • Criminal Justice • Forensic Science • Culinary Arts • Job Connections • Diesel Tech • Teacher Academy Session II: Doors open at 10:30 am – students should be in balcony seats at 10:45 am • Career Based Intervention • Global Business Management • Computer Network Tech • Exercise Science • Construction Tech • Health Careers • Cosmetology • Health Tech • Electrical Tech • Industrial Tech • Engineering Tech • Visual Media Tech

Senior Mike Verbiar, Diesel Tech (Vermilion HS), who began working at Valley Harbor Marina for Summer JumpStart and con nued there for Early Placement, is on track to graduate with 18 free college credits

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“Every opportunity at EHOVE – consider it, think about and take advantage of it.”

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A detailed mailing outlining Senior Recognition was sent to each Senior’s home and is available at www.EHOVE.net. Questions? Contact Linda Hohler at x276 or LHohler@EHOVE.net.

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Academic Exams, Yard Sign Distribution Career Tech Exams, Ice Cream Coupons

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Parking and seating are first come, first served. The theatre will be cleared of all spectators and students between sessions. Parking is available downtown and in the parking garage at the corner of Market/Columbus.

Seniors: Don’t forget to sign the Senior Banner at lunch me during Senior Countdown Week!

Make-up Exams, Senior Picnic

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The annual EHOVE Senior Recognition program is an impressive one and we are pleased to be able to honor and recognize so many fine individuals. Because of the importance and dignity of this event, students are expected to dress appropriately. Gentlemen should wear collared shirts, ties and dress pants, while ladies should wear a dress, skirt or dress pants. No jeans or flip flops are permitted. Students needing clothing assistance should see a counselor two weeks in advance.

Senior Recognition

Good A endance Pays Off It’s clear that attendance is important to EHOVE students and parents. EHOVE will be rewarding perfect attendance students with upcoming prize drawings. Finalists will be eligible for a car drawing during Field Day on May 10. One of the first things that employerss say they need in an employee is “come to work every day and show up on time.” EHOVE’s work-based learning opportunities include qualifications like 95% attendance to prepare students for the real world. Students’ competency profiles, which are a snapshot of their skills that give employers an idea of their employability, also include attendance details. All students with 95%+ attendance become members of 95% Club where their good attendance is recognized with fun activities each quarter.

Fun Facts: • 559 students have qualified for 95% Club for at least one quarter this year • 46 students have perfect a endance for the en re year – 20 are girls, 26 are boys • 8 students have 2 years of perfect a endance • 13 of 16 partner schools have students with perfect a endance – Bellevue HS & Norwalk HS lead the way with 6 each

Two Year Perfect A endance Students (L-R): Chantal Woods (Vermilion HS), Bailie Prater (South Central HS), Alyssa Woods (Vermilion HS), Garre Hartman (Western Reserve HS), Ka e Mar n (Western Reserve HS), Blake Kryling (Bellevue HS), Shannon Ebert (Perkins HS), Akil Pearson (Perkins HS).


Numbers Ma er

Supercharged Summer

EHOVE and several other career centers participated in the Numeracy Challenge, a regional event designed to improve students’ math skills. EHOVE is always looking for ways to enhance student achievement and involvement, and participating in this event fits the bill. A Junior team and a Senior team from each program are given five, three-part questions pertaining to real life situations. Each part of the question builds and gets more difficult. Congratulations to the first place Junior and Senior teams who advanced to the regional competition at Owens Community College.

For example: One ques on asked about finding the area of a flooded basement, the depth of the water, and how long it would take to pump the water out with a given pump size and rate of flow.

Winning Junior Team: Diesel Tech students Tim Vekas (Western Reserve HS), Kyle Tinney (Western Reserve HS), Anthony S eber (Monroeville HS), Tyler Willbond (New London HS)

EHOVE’s Summer School is open to EHOVE students as well as non-EHOVE students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors next year. Summer School is helpful for credit-deficient students or for those looking to free up their schedule so they may participate in work-based learning opportunities during their Senior year. Summer School runs June 10-July 12 and will provide a variety of blended learning classes, a combination of online work with classroom instruction. To enroll your teen or get more information, go to www.EHOVE.net.

Winning Senior Team: Computer Network Tech students Wesley Zoellner (Edison HS), Kevin Robinson (South Central HS), Ma Rigsby (Vermilion HS) and Jimmy McClune (Norwalk HS)

EHOVE Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Access them at www.EHOVE.net. EHOVE wants to share your teen’s experiences and memories with you. Throughout the year a large number of photos and videos, featuring as many students as possible, will be available for viewing through our many channels.

Stay Connected Prom Queen Megan Popke (Huron HS) and Prom King Calvin Riley (Norwalk HS)

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EHOVE Parent Newsletter - May 2013