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June 5, 2018
Our Medical Students Teach Workshop to Marshall Upper Elementary Students

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We wanted to give our Medical Assisting students and Health Occupation students an opportunity to teach a subject that they learned this year. Teaching helps our students learn and gives them experience for when they are in the industry and have to work with patient education. 

For the elementary students, we wanted to expose them to what they can learn in our programs at the WDFCTC and instill some lifelong skills for them such as the first aid stations where the lesson was how to stop a bleed and wrap to stabilize an impaled object also use of an EpiPen for an anaphylactic reaction, how to remove a bee stinger and remove tick.

Other stations were as follows: how the digestive system works, how to remove contaminated gloves, how to diaper and swaddle a baby, the aging process of the body, range of motion to prevent contractures, team building and importance of communication when we did the cup stacking challenge, components of the skeletal system,  and taking pulse and finding location of pulse sites.

May 22, 2018
Third Judicial Circuit Court Award Winners for Graphic Design renditions of Justice

Third Judicial Circuit Awards
View more pictures of Nathan Adermatt and Madison Ristic's award-winning graphic design illustrations. 

May 18, 2018
Construction II Grand Opening!

Construction II 2018 Grand House Opening - People 32
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On Thursday, May 17 our Construction Tech II students held their Open House at the construction site where they built a brand new home.  The house is located at 35042 Hazelwood in Westland.  The house is now completed and shows the great work our students have been able to accomplish while working in conjunction with the City of Westland.

May 7, 2018
Sunshine & Rainbow's Receives Care Package

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We are excited to share that the generous gifts our Early Childhood/Teacher Education students and pre-school students sent to deployed soldiers were enthusiastically received. A wonderful thank you letter and photo of some of the men and women who received the items that were sent were received by Mrs. Vaughan. Once again, kindness speaks volumes, even when miles are between people. Thank you to all who participated and brightened the day for some of our troops who are away from home.

April 30, 2018
2018 Breaking Traditions and HOSA Awards

Game Design and Programming - Morgan Schalk
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Awards Received

Construction Technologies: Hannah George - Certificate of Excellence.  Only 4 of these awards in the State of Michigan; Instructor:  Mike Koelzer

Electronics/Robotics Alternative Energy: Misty Tomlin - Certificate of Recognition; Instructor - Zack MacLean

Game Design and Programming: Morgan Schalk - Certificate of Recognition; Instruction - JC Irvine

The HOSA award we received was because every student in our Health Occupations classes joined the organization. Congratulations to all!

April 30, 2018
Woolf Welding Competition Award Winners

Woolf Aircraft Welding Competitions
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We had three students finish in first, second and third place.  The students worked in three phases of competition:  They start by doing a partial evaluation, including determining which defects were on each part.  They use measurement devices and a blueprint to examine and locate these defects in workmanship and fabrication.  Second, they were asked to solve a math problem involving calculations with fractions, segments, areas, and volume, etc.  Third, they were asked to read a print and then weld on .125 steel in three different configurations and then the welds were judged for their quality and precision.  Again, we had three students place in first, second and third place.

April 13, 2018
Animal Safari Visits Sunshine & Rainbows

Animal Safari visits Sunshine & Rainbows. See all images of our students interacting with preschoolers as they get up close to an alligator, sugar gliders, boa constrictor, and lynx cat.

March 23, 2018
Salvation Army Dropoff

Salvation Army Drop Off
We took a few NTHS Students this morning to drop off all the donations at the Salvation Army. They are always very appreciative because their supplies start to run low this time of year because their biggest donations are given around Christmas. We ended up giving them 2,200 items and $550. This could not have been possible without all of your help!

March 15, 2018
Silver Key Award for Graphic Design at the National Level Scholastics Art & Writing Competition

Emma O'Beirne Poster Design portrait
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John Glenn Senior Emma O'Beirne has been awarded a Silver Key for her Graphic Design Portfolio at the National Level Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition for 2018. This makes her eligible for a wide range of scholarships to hundreds of participating schools across the country including Kendall and CCS. She will also be recognized at the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Previously this year Emma was awarded two Gold Keys in the Regional level Scholastics Art and Writing Competition as well as second place in the DAFT (Digital Arts Film and Technology)  poster competition where she will be awarded $50 and be recognized at the award ceremony at the DIA. In addition, Emma is also a member of the National Technical Honors Society and maintains a GPA above 3.5.

March 9, 2018
We have received the 2018 Michigan Evergreen School designation

iSave 2018 Michigan Evergreen School designation award students group shot
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Congratulations to Zachary MacLean and your students for your hard work with the teachers, students, and families at William Ford Career Technical Center on saving energy. Mr. MacLean has received the 2018 Michigan Evergreen School designation, by completing at least 20 energy saving and environmental tasks.