By Sierra Dennison
Teachers should be stoked because Act 48 credits and valuable knowledge are heading their way with the Career Education and Work Standard Symposium. On February 26, 2013 from 4:30-7:45 PM Red Lion Senior High will be hosting this 3rd annual event.
This Symposium will touch on Career Awareness, Career Acquisition, Career Retention and Advancement, and Entrepreneurship topics for lesson plans to teach all grade levels. The grades will be broken into K-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Throughout the evening there will be a guest speaker and dinner provided.The sections for grades will meet, and when each teacher leaves they will have four made lesson plans. They will also be able to network with teachers from around the county.
Mr. Cook and Mrs. Morris of the Business Department are forming this event with its sponsor YCAL (York County Alliance for Learning), who also sponsors the mentoring program.
“It’s a privilege to host this symposium, and to have the county come to the school to showcase what we have planned,” said business teacher Mrs. Morris.
They are expecting roughly 200 teachers from across the county to come to Red Lion.
By Cindy Buttorff
Many students are struggling with what to do when they get out of high school, worrying about college, and issues getting jobs.
The former Advanced Skills Center now called HACC Academy, “[Is] a tremendous opportunity for seniors to get involved with, it gives them the skills needed to become employable immediately out of high school,” Mr. Cook said.
Currently the students attending the academy this year have graduated from the nurse’s aid program. They have taken a CNA test and then they were able to work in a hospital or nursing home, making up to $12 and $15 an hour.
This is a good choice for kids who don’t thrive in the typical high school setting. The students come to the high school for the first three periods and leave to complete all of their hands on training. “We actually took care of real nursing home patients,” Morgan Lloyd said. A great advantage to HACC Academy is that the school pays for you to go to this program.
The main goal of this course is for the graduates of next year to be trained in a specific field of their choice. HACC Academy is an outstanding way to secure students’ plans for high school.
By Cindy Buttorff
Each year York College of Pennsylvania and the career center give the privilege to the juniors and seniors in all schools across the county to take part in a variety of mentoring programs. Some of the programs that are available are Accounting, Arts, Banking, Culinary, Entrepreneurship, Insurance, and Law. For a full list of the programs a student can contact their guidance counselor or Mrs. Morris in the career center.
Last month on December 5, four Red Lion seniors and one student from South Western won awards for their outstanding performance at this program. The task that they were given was to prepare a business plan, create a product, and present it through power point. The presentation was viewed by a panel of judges which consisted of parents, professors, and other school personnel.
Senior Bradania Harrington created hand-made birdhouses naming her plan “The Bradania Collection”. Senior Marquice Phillips created a business plan targeting small businesses, which consisted of marketing/videography naming his ”Marquee Marketing”.
Kenzie Schmitt also one of the awarded seniors. She created detachable accessories for headbands, belts, scarves, and bracelets for babies, girls and women naming hers “Junction Accessories”. Lastly, Senior Derek Shaull’s business plan was to create a breakfast truck that would move from location to location through York county selling breakfast sandwiches which would be able to be tracked through Facebook and Twitter, naming his “All About Breakfast”.
These new programs are always arising and there are students currently attending some at the moment. They are a great way to get the whole high school experience, boost up a resume, and get a head start toward a really good career.
By Sierra Dennison
Mouth watering aromas could be smelt along the A100s to the C100s. This was because the Marketing Fair -- held at business teacher Mrs. Krouse’s room -- had all the best foods anyone could find on January 13.
The students taking Marketing class have been non-stop preparing. They were designing their displays, packaging, and pitches to bring customers in to try their delicious food.
The marketers were dressed to impress, to serve, and were prepared to catch the eye of the consumer. Students used bedazzling techniques to decorate. Senior Tori Sprenkle used lights on her display, while senior Shae Owens and others glittered their displays.
But the most important part was the food. The consumers were predisposed to what they wanted. Some went straight to the desserts as if they had a sixth sense while others went to spicy food. There was also appetizers and main dishes. The crowd seemed to have a hard time finding a favorite between these, and most went back for seconds.
“It was hard at first putting everything together, but then it got easier from there.” said senior marketer Melissa Clark.
The principal and vice principals came in as a pack ready to devour, pleased as they went around sampling.
“It’s definitely unique. I like seeing the hard work of the students.” said principal Mr. Shue.
The visitors voted, and seniors Tori Sprenkle (Best Display), Sierra Stambaugh (Best Verbal Presentation), and Nate Vangorder (Best Food) were the best of the show. Despite the final outcome, everyone did a great job!