Greene County Career Academy health care students are really proud of their work today in their Human Anatomy and Physiology I class! This lab reinforced learning about body cavities, directional planes and cuts, organs, organ systems, and lab procedures.
If you were unable to attend Wednesday's Career Academy orientations, we invite you to attend orientation Monday, August 21st, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. We will go over valuable information, hand out your career academy schedule, show you how to look at your grades, get you signed up for text messaging from the college, and answer any questions you may have. Please park in the north parking lot and enter door N5. If you have any questions, please call Teresa Green at 515.386.6190 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greene County High School business students Karma Butts and Makayla Byerly will attend the Business Horizons Conference July 16-20. Pictured here are: (L to R) Home State Bank President Bob Allen, student Karma Butts, business teacher Teresa Blackburn-Bentz, student Makayla Byerly, and Jefferson Telecom's General Manager Jamie Daubendiek. Bob Allen and Jamie Daubendiek have participated in Leadership Iowa and know how beneficial Business Horizons is for our students. Thank you to them for sponsoring these two business students at this great conference. Business Horizons is a five-day innovation simulation bringing students (grades 9-12) of all experience levels from across the state together to gain a better sense of how their skills connect to the business world and the real world. Students are placed in teams, and they work together to solve a situation.
Get Your High School Equivalency Diploma for FREE!!! Our next orientation is this coming Wednesday, July 12th, at 4 p.m. at the Greene County Career Academy. Please contact Teresa Green to register at 515.386.6190 or email@example.com.
We are excited to announce our upcoming production welding adult education class starting in September. Check out our flyer to register!
These students just completed a career pathway in the Greene County Career Academy. We celebrated together with a breakfast this morning. We discussed senior scholarships, work-based learning scholarships, and seniors wearing a blue cord at graduation representing a completed pathway. We also discussed pathways for next year and orientation for the fall with the underclassmen. Thank you to these students for a great year!
Twelve students in grades 4-8 joined us for a pizza session on Monday, April 24th. Chef Julie Kennedy, Ram Restaurant's Seth Stucky, and ISU Extension's Samantha Hardaway helped the students prepare pizza crackers, a veggie pizza, and a fruit pizza. Seth Stucky is a freshman at Greene County Schools, and he did a great job working with our students in the two culinary career exploration camps. This camp flew by and the students could not believe it was time to go at the end of class. Thank you to Chef Kennedy, Seth, and Samantha for another great camp!
Iowa Central is happy to announce that we are offering a Certified Nurse Aide course at the Greene County Career Academy in Jefferson from June 7th to July 27th. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. To register, scan the QR code on the attached flyer. Please note that there is tuition assistance available if you are at least 18 years of age. If you have questions, please call Teresa Green at the Career Academy at 515.386.6190.
Iowa Central representatives joined us today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help seniors register for Iowa Central college classes for next school year. Sara Scharf, Director of High School Partnerships, and Stephanie Evenson, Admissions Representative, helped our students get signed up for the classes they want and need. Students seated are Paige Teeples and Kyann Fowler, and Kamryn Sanders is standing by Sara Scharf. Thank you to Sara and Stephanie for coming to us to help our seniors get registered!
Did someone say "Upside Down Pizza?" Here is Mrs. Kennedy and her students preparing lunch for today's meal. (Eaten on 4/5/23) This one is always so popular!
Twelve students in grades 4-8 joined us for an education career exploration camp on March 27th. Deb Marquardt teaches the education/paraeducator career pathway in our Greene County Career Academy, and she joined with ISU's Samantha Hardaway to lead this camp. We started by having the book "People Who Work in Our School" read to them. We identified the people in our school who do the many jobs that make our schools successful. Students were then asked to think of a favorite school person who has made an impact in their lives. They were given eight strips of paper to write positive comments. These strips were then folded up and put into a thank-you jar which the students designed. We had stickers, ribbons, flowers, and bows for them to decorate their thank-you jar. Students took this home with them to deliver to their favorite person today. Students then had some physical activity by playing "May I Cross the Ocean" with Samantha Hardaway. We are offering culinary career exploration camps in April. Students in grades 1-3 will be on April 17th which is ISU Extension Week, and students in grades 4-8 will be on April 24th. Sign up by calling ISU Extension at 515.386.2138.
We had a great week at the Ram Restaurant serving meals on Wednesday and Thursday to our many guests! We hope you can come out and join us for a delicious meal and dessert soon! Great Job to Julie Kennedy, Brandon Gustoff, and their students!!!
Join us for a Take and Bake class with Chef D on April 19th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class will be held at the Greene County Career Academy! Sign up using the QR code on the flyer! If you have any questions or need help signing up, please contact Teresa Green at 515.386.6190.
Students in Home Maintenance class constructed a 8'x12' Gambrel roof shed. Justin Robbins purchased this shed for his property/farm. Proceeds will be added to the Industrial Tech department funds for future tool and educational material purchases.
Instructor Amber Lawton and her healthcare students traveled to Iowa Central on Tuesday, March 7th, for a tour and some hands-on learning.
Ten students in grades four through eight participated in the health-care career exploration camp held after school at the Greene County Career Academy on Monday, February 27th. Shelby Cooklin and Deb Wolterman from Greene County Public Health facilitated several activities for this group. Students got to learn about CPR and the AED device and then put into practice what they learned by doing CPR and using the AED device on the manikins. This was a highlight for the students, and they did a great job. February is National Heart Association Month, and students learned several pieces of important information to help improve their lifestyle. We start each camp out with healthy snacks to get them in the mindset for healthy eating. They discussed ways to keep moving, what to eat, and how to reduce stress. They used the pulse oxygen meter before and after exercise to see how their pulse rate goes up and down with activity. March is the education/paraeducator career pathway for students. To register, please contact ISU Extension Youth Director Samantha Hardaway at 515.386.2138.
We hope you can join us for our Introductory and Advanced Canva classes that are offered in April!
Design your own sock bunny on Tues, Feb 28th, 6-8pm in room D103 at the GC Career Academy. Supplies provided. Park in the north parking lot and enter door N5 in the GC Career Academy. Register with QR code. Questions? Call or email 515.386.2188; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in learning more about Canva and how you can improve your social media presence, marketing materials, or personal documents? If so, join us for the introductory class on January 10th and the advanced class on January 17th. You can take one or both of the classes. Greene County's Emily Roehner is very knowedgable with Canva, and she will help you up your game with your own creations. Classes will be held at the Greene County Career Academy in room D122. Participants should park on the north side of the high school and enter the door marked N5 in the career academy. To register, hold your phone up to the QR code on the attached flyers which will take you to the Iowa Central website. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Green at the Greene County Career Academy at 515.386.6190 or by email at email@example.com.
Greene County High School and Greene County Career Academy students teamed up to bring nonperishable items to support the KG98 Caring Christmas Program and to help "Fill Doug Rieder's Big Red Van." After we loaded his van, Doug delivered the items to our local food pantry. Career Academy students from each of the career pathways were interviewed by Doug Rieder on December 9th. Students shared what they are learning in their classes and how these career pathways and Iowa Central classes will benefit them in their futures. We thank Doug Rieder for doing these remotes both days--Wednesday, December 7th, with our high school Career and Technical (CTE) students and Friday, December 9th, with our Career Academy students. We also thank the businesses and individuals who paid for these ads. We appreciate your support for all of our CTE students!