The Butler County Regional Transit Authority has created an online input form, where parents can enter their address, school destination, time transportation is needed, etc. The agency will use that data to see what services, in which locations, might be feasible. The online input form is available at:
Also, Paul’s Bus Service, a Cincinnati-based private bus company, is accepting applications for bus service within the Lakota School District. Registration packets specific to Lakota are available on their website, at www.paulsbusservice.com. We have been advised by a parent that Paul’s Bus Service is planning to begin some service on Sept. 4. Contact the company at 513-851-5089 for details.
The Lakota School District will continue to try and inform parents of all possible transportation options.
Would you like to view an actual surgery, speak with surgeons, and take part in a nursing panel discussion at The Christ Hospital on Thursday, October 29? Ten current juniors & seniors will be chosen to take part in this unique opportunity. To be considered see Mrs. Gerstner in room 221 to pick up an application form and return it by September 11.
We are pleased to announce the Graduation Ceremony for the Lakota West Class of 2016 will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University.
Additional communication will be provided throughout the year regarding specific information for seniors and their families.
College Credit Plus and Alternative Options informational sessions will be held at each main campus to discuss Credit Flexibility and Summer School options for junior high and high school students. There will be a presentation about both programs, with time for parent questions. Junior high and high school parents are invited to attend either of the two sessions. The sessions at Lakota West will be held February 25th at 7 pm in the theatre.
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.