On Friday November 14th, 2014, the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be offered to all interested students at Lakota West. Testing will occur during the regular school day. The primary purpose of the test is to help predict a student’s academic and occupational areas of strength/aptitude. The test combines verbal, math, science, and technical skills with three career exploration scores to predict success in a wide variety of occupations. Additional information about the ASVAB is available at www.asvabprogram.com or from your student’s guidance counselor.
There is no cost to participate.
Interested students should stop by Guidance Office to pick up a parent permission form. Signed permissions forms must be returned to Guidance Office by Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014.
In accordance with Ohio State Laws, our school district routinely performs hearing and vision screenings to identify students who have problems or might be at risk for problems. Hearing and vision of students is vital, especially for classroom learning, so it is important to identify any barrier to learning that can be corrected. 9th grade is the last year that students will be participating in hearing and vision screenings and we conduct just the essentials of screenings. Most students have already been to optometrist or ophthalmologist by this age; however it is still important that we comply with state regulations. On Wednesday, October 29th, please have your students wear or bring their contacts or glasses, old or new, anything is better than nothing.
If you have any questions, please call Stephanie Wehmann at 874-8390 ext 23600.
Come enjoy a night of fright and fun with your friends and family as you take a haunted tour through:
The old Union School!
8735 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
Friday, October 24, 2014
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Adults - $7
Students - $5
Concessions will be Available!
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty
WHAT ARE CAREER SHADOW DAYS?
Our Career Shadow Days program enables you to have a comprehensive learning experience within a vocational area of interest, in or near your community. These quality opportunities are provided in the hopes of influencing your future career path.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
· Are you passionate about a particular career?
· Do you value the opportunity to be connected with a professional who will allow you to “shadow” what they do and answer your questions?
· Many shadowing opportunities require one of more visits. Are you willing to give up a half-day or up to two-or three-days throughout the school year to learn about a specific career choice? And are you willing to shadow on the weekends?
· Can you arrange for your own transportation?
HOW DOES THE PROGAM WORK?
The Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty will facilitate the process of connecting highly motivated students with a local business or community organization in your chosen area of vocational interest. As the organizations will be requested to provide a comprehensive learning experience for you, we ask that you commit yourself to the program, be willing to see it through to its conclusion and be willing to focus on applying yourself to gain the intended benefits.
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
Your guidance counselor and the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty must feel that you are sincerely interested in participating in this program, and will be willing to apply your energies and thoughts to see this program through.
· You need to have a minimum accumulative average grade score of 2.0.
· You must present yourself in a professional manner, dressed appropriately and arrive a few minutes prior to their requested starting time on days of your visits.
· You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.
· At all times, you will adhere to the schedules provided by your host organization.
· You will have time to ask questions, however much of your time will be spent shadowing and attentively listening.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Pick up an application from your guidance counselor or online HERE. Decide on one vocational area that you are the most interested in shadowing. You must also be willing to commit to at least a half-day up to a two- or three-day commitment during your school year. Visits are encouraged to be scheduled during weekdays, and are limited to your days off.
Take time to share your thoughtful comments when filling out your application and return it to the contact listed on your application or to the Rotary club of West Chester/Liberty.
Once approved, you will be notified and sent information about the program. Your parents will need to sign a consent/waiver form and return it to the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty. The organization will be requested to provide specific areas of information to you about what it is like working in their field. The opportunities for advancement, compensation, and requirements essential to qualify for a career will also be included.
AFTER SHADOWING, WHAT’S NEXT?
Upon completion of each shadow visit, please write to your designated contact thanking them sincerely for their time. Please also share with them what you’ve learned.
Upon completing your visit, you are requested to prepare an evaluation of your experience and submit it to your counselor and to the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty. This evaluation is intended for you to internalize what you’ve observed and the knowledge you have gained and then for you to ask yourself if your attributes are a good match for this career. In addition, your response will assist our evaluation of the program and help up to improve the program in the future.