On Thursday, February 15th, we had our Health Care Career Exploration Camp at the Greene County Career Academy. The youth learned about heart health, CPR, AED use, and hand washing. A big thank you to Greene County Public Health Director Becky Wolf and Public Health Nurse Shelby Cooklin for helping lead this class!
Senior Michael Martinez from Panorama High School prepared chicken marsala this morning with Chef D in the culinary class at the Greene County Career Academy. He started by prepping the fresh herbs including garlic, parsley, and rosemary. He then prepared the sauce with white wine and chicken broth. He cooked the seasoned chicken in a separate pan with olive oil and butter until it was a golden brown. He then set the chicken aside. In the same pan, he added olive oil, butter, and mushrooms which were cooked until they were golden and smaller in size. Just before plating the food, Michael added the chicken back to the pan to combine it with the sauce. Everything was so good!!!
Career Academy culinary student Sophie Kirk cooked Creamy Tuscan Chicken today in Chef D's class. Her recipe included pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, seasoned chicken, garlic, and parsley. The noodles and chicken were cooked in a sauce made of butter, garlic, milk, Italian seasoning, and flavor enhancer. It was topped with mozzarella cheese and then served to the class. It was delicious!
Chef D's culinary student Michael Martinez created his own rice dish today. Michael is a junior from Panorama High School and comes to the Career Academy every morning. He started with jasmine rice and added regular tomatoes, a celery stick, and shallot onions. He also created his own herb oil by using olive oil, fresh garlic, thyme, rosemary, and cilantro. It turned out really good, and Michael shared it with his class.
Friday is the perfect day for spicy shrimp tacos with avocado crema! The Career Academy culinary students and Chef D started by cooking spicy marinated shrimp to perfection.The tacos were topped with a homemade avocado crema and a delicious slaw. Another great recipe and effort by our culinary students!
Just in time for Valentine's Day! Shailynne Woodley prepared chocolate-covered strawberries this morning in the Career Academy culinary class. Shailynne took fresh strawberries, dipped them in melted milk chocolate, drizzled more chocolate on top after the first layer set up, and then sprinkled sea salt on them. The finished product was enjoyed by Chef D and her students!
Junior Afton Poldberg from Panorama High School partnered with the Ram Bistro by using some of their apples to make homemade pasty turnovers. They are delicious!
Juniors Sophie Kirk from Greene County High School and Afton Poldberg from Panorama High School prepared beef kabobs today. They marinated the meat with soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, lemon juice and hot sauce for the last two days, so the flavor was great! This morning, they cut the vegetables and used the leftover marinade to coat the vegetables, and then put the skewers together. They grilled them in their culinary kitchen so the vegetables were charred and the meat was medium rare. They were enjoyed by Chef D and her students.
On Thursday, December 14th, twelve 4th-8th grade youth participated in the Welding Career Exploration Camp at the career academy welding shop. They were able to learn welding basics and safety; and, then they tried their hand at welding. The youth were very creative in what they made; and, they designed some impressive structures!
Are you interested in learning some new things? Check out our upcoming Spring 2024 classes offered locally at the Greene County Career Academy. We have a great time in our classes and hope you can join us! If you have questions, please contact Teresa Green at 515.386.6190 or by email at email@example.com
Amber Lawton's Human Anatomy and Physiology I students dissected sheep brains to finish up their study of the nervous system. Bring on the finals!
Thank you to Raccoon Valley Radio and Doug Rieder for doing live remotes with the Greene County High School Career and Technical Education students and the Greene County Career Academy students on Wednesday, December 6th. Students enjoyed talking to Doug about the skills they are learning in their classes along with the employability skills that will make them good employees in the future.
During the 2018-19 school year, Landus made a commitment to the Greene County Community School District and the Career Academy to pledge $50,000 over a five-year time period. Today marks the completion of the donation commitment from Landus and an acceptance of $10,000 in matching funds from CHS. The Greene County Community School District has been incredibly appreciative of the support and commitment from Landus over the past five years and moving forward into the future. Plans are being made to have high school students participate in a field trip to visit Landus’ Innovation Connector in Des Moines in the very near future to learn and understand how Landus participates in businesses beyond agriculture. The Greene County Community School District wants to thank Sue Tronchetti, External Affairs, and Delbert Uhlik, Jefferson Hub Lead, for their support and commitment to the students and programs at Greene County. From the Left: Brett Abbotts -- Superintendent Teresa Green -- Career Academy Specialist Sue Tronchetti -- External Affairs Delbert Uhlik -- Jefferson Hub Lead
EMT Hybrid Class--January 11 - April 12, 2024 FREE tuition for those who qualify! Any questions? Please contact Paul Arens at Iowa Central at 515-574-1300.
Chef D and the Greene County Career Academy culinary students prepared homemade soups today. Students Sophie Kirk, Cassie Knight, and Afton Poldberg enjoyed crab bisque and loaded baked potato soups.
Iowa Central invites students to come to the Triton Visit Day on Friday, November 3rd. Iowa Central is giving away a full tuition scholarship, a $1500 tuition scholarship and a $500 scholarship. Students can sign up right on the www.iowacentral.edu website. Select the “Admissions” tab and go to “Schedule a visit”.
First Career Exploration Camp of the 2023-2024 School Year! Last week, we hosted our first Career Exploration Camp of the 2023-2024! The first strand is culinary where the youth learned about making nutritious snacks, basic knife cutting skills, hand washing, the difference between a chef vs. a cook, and the different herbs and spices they can use to enhance the flavor of their food. They made pizza crackers, fruit pizza, and veggie pizza using their newly learned skills! There is still room in the camp next Thursday, September 21st, for youth in grades 4-8. Please call ISU Extension's Samantha Hardaway at 515.386.2138 to register.
Production Welding Class is a Go! The Production Welding class is a "go" here at the Greene County Career Academy in Jefferson. We do have a few spots if you are interested. Classes start on September 26th and run through November 16th. Classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. To register, use the QR code or click the "Click Here" button on the attached flyer to get signed up. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Green at 515.386.6190. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HFRgd5V8xUfv_JCyQ1WjE7mE4P4EA0LA
Basic Small Engine Repair Class Offered in Storm Lake There is still room in this class if you are interested! Please use the QR code to register. If you have any questions, please call Teresa Green at the Greene County Career Academy at 515.386.6190.
Iowa Central's Abby Underberg and Sara Scharf met with our online and concurrent students this afternoon in the Greene County High School Auditorium. Their goal is to make sure these students are successful this year with their Iowa Central classes.