February 2020
Upcoming Events

February 6
Associate School Meetings

February 13
Parent / Teacher Conferences
3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

February 13
Spaghetti Dinner
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

February 14
No High School Classes

February 17
Presidents' Day
No High School Classes

February 29
SkillsUSA Regional Competition
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Ready for Robobots Championship
Precision Machining & Manufacturing II student Jared Bailey uses a CNC Machine to create a part for the Robobot the students are building. Precision Machining & Manufacturing students will compete at the AWT Robobots Championship Saturday, April 25th at Lakeland Community College.

Precision Machining & Manufacturing students invent, design, create, and build the advanced precision parts and tools used in everyday products.
Pictured is Precision Machining & Manufacturing II student, Jared Bailey.
SkillsUSA Local
Contest Winners
Pictured are the first place winners from the SkillsUSA Local Contest.
More than 50 students were awarded first place medals during the SkillsUSA Local Competition Awards on Thursday, January 16th. Medals for the top three places were awarded to students in 38 different contests, which ranged from students demonstrating technical skills, to leadership contests. Some students compete as individuals, while others work in teams, depending on the contest.

First place winners will be moving on to the SkillsUSA Regional Competition, held on February 29th. This year the Regional Competition will be held at A-Tech on Saturday, February 29th. More than 400 students from career centers from across Northeast Ohio are expected to compete at the Regional Competition for the opportunity to advance to the SkillsUSA State Conference.
Calculus Students Look for Optimal Solutions
Pictured from left to right are Health Care Academy II students
Melissa Robinson, Brodie Mlckovsky, and Abigail Wiker.
How much aluminum does it take to make a can for your favorite soda?

That’s what the Calculus students in Mrs. Tarah Elliott-Clark’s class are determining. They’re applying derivatives to determine if the amount of aluminum used to create a soda can was the minimum amount for the fluid ounces it contains. They also considered how much air needs to be in the can to allow for opening without spilling any fluid. Students used micrometers to measure the thickness of the cans.

Mrs. Elliott-Clark teamed up with Precision Machining & Manufacturing instructor Mr. Ron Maurer, whose students cut the cans for the project. 
Workforce Development
Student Awarded Scholarship
Colin McElory is the first recipient of the Frank Curtain Memorial Scholarship
given by the Ashtabula County Builders Association & A-Tech.
Congratulations to Adult Workforce Development student, Colin McElroy on being the first ever recipient of the Frank Curtain Memorial Scholarship.

"It's an honor and a responsibility and I hope to live up to Frank Curtain's name," said McElroy. McElroy is a 7th generation farm owner from Hartsgrove Township and is currently enrolled in the HVAC and Industrial Electricity program at A-Tech. McElroy sees the growing need in the HVAC industry in Ashtabula County and hopes to one day start his own business.

The Frank Curtain Memorial Scholarship was created by the Ashtabula County Builders Association in honor of Frank Curtain who was the owner of Eastdale Overhead Door before he passed away in June of 2019. One of Curtain's wishes before he passed was to have any money donated by the community be used to start a scholarship fund.

To qualify for the Frank Curtain Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must write a one page essay, have two letters of recommendation, be in pursuit of a building trade, be in need of financial assistant, and plan to stay local, in northeast Ohio or Ashtabula County.

For more information on any of the Adult Workforce Development classes offered, please contact us at 440-576-6015, ext. 1152.