By Paul Jones
By Hayley Althoff
Mr. Jeff Sicher, one of the many dedicated staff members at Red Lion, has 22 years of teaching experience. However, that’s not all he does.
Mr. Sicher, one of the electronics and wood shop teachers at Red Lion, spends the free time that he has, either being an ordained minister, selling houses through ReMax, flipping houses, laying bricks or making hot sauce.
“Go big or go home,” Mr. Sicher said. “You’re never too old to start something new.”
In his earlier years he helped lay the bricks for Milton Hershey’s house. He still remembers seeing the trolleys drive by their workplace every day.
About two weeks ago he had the pleasure of marrying a young couple along with closing the sale on three houses last month. He’s even getting the chance to sell a house to a bishop right now.
Aside from his occupations, one of his all time favorite hobbies is making hot sauce. He can make between 20-180 gallons of hot sauce per year.
Overall, teaching and being a real estate agent are at the top of his list due to the public service aspect of it. “The amount of gratitude I get from helping people is amazing,” Mr. Sicher said. “Seeing them go on to a college or tech school is an awesome experience.”
He will never get tired of helping people out. “You only go around once, might as well pack in as much as possible.” Mr. Sicher said.
By Brittany Zeigler
It’s around 9 in the morning at Red Lion High school, and students are busy getting crayons out, finding the perfect picture book to read, or even refreshing their teaching skills. This is the preparation required for Lion’s Den Preschool held in the FCS room C303 hallway during the school year.
One is held in the fall and one is held during the spring. About 10-11 children get signed up for the lions den preschool by their parents. Ages of children range from 2-6 years old. At the preschool, children learn basic skills, such as learning colors, numbers and letters.
A normal day for preschool students includes a lesson, snack, song, crafts, and storytime. “I am excited to work with little kids because I plan on being an elementary school teacher and hope to gain new insight for the future in that career,” says senior Chloe Fleming.
Every high school student that successfully completes child care can then move on to daycare. “My goal is that the student staff not only learns how to organize and run a preschool, but also learns valuable lessons in organization, time management, child developmental stages behavior and parenting skills. They should also form relationships with the preschoolers and experience their changes and growth through the preschool class,” Mrs Dellinger said.
Every single high school student in that class will be responsible to teach a class one day. They are also expected to plan a day schedule like an actual teachers does. This class is very hands on and gives the students a taste of what a teacher does everyday at school.
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