The Building Trades class is currently partnered with the Knox County Habitat for Humanity on House Project #48. Students have experienced setting trusses, cutting tails, hanging fascia sheeting on the roof. They hope to finish the toe roof soon and move on to hang siding and soffits.
The GAVC is proud to announce Ryan Rutledge as the September student of the month. Ryan is a senior at Knoxville High School, and is currently enrolled in the Networking Technology course, taught by Ms. Syndi Johnson at Carl Sandburg College.
According to Ms. Johnson's nomination letter, she stated "I am very impressed with Ryan, he is always on time and very attentive, which was proven by him driving from Knoxville to CSC more then two weeks before classes began at his high school. I was so impressed not only with his determination to learn the material in a very difficult college based course, but to also take the time to thank me to encouraging him. Ryan is an amazing young man."
Ryan is also involved in the Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound program along with The Performing Arts Academy and Knoxville High School Drama club. Ryan's future plans are to continue on at Carl Sandburg College majoring in Computer Science then to transfer on to Western Illinois University.
This month the Health Occupation students are learning the basics about becoming a nursing assistant. The students have learned about different healthcare facilities, professionalism, conflict resolution, resident rights, infection prevention, etc. On September 30th, the students will be taking a field trip over to KCCDD to complete their fingerprint background checks to comply with Illinois Department of Public Health's regulation of all CNA students having this completed before starting clinicals. Currently there are 21 students in the three blocks of Health Occupation, and all performing well to exceptionally well.
The Law Enforcement class has been busy, learning the phonetic alphabet and the Galesburg emergency signal codes, along with proper handcuffing techniques. Students have started utilizing the G.A.V.C. squad car, doing traffic stops in the parking lot learning good officer safety techniques and using the phonetic alphabet to run registrations and drivers license checks. On Monday, September 22, Officer Patrick Ruggles from the Galesburg Police Department will visit the classroom to speak about being a new officer for the GPD and the training he has received. On Thursday, September 25, students will tour the GPD and hear from the Entry Team Officers speak about the equipment they use when they conduct search warrants. Students will also get a chance to visit the 911 center, holding cells, report rooms and DUI rooms.
In the Early Childhood Education I classroom, the students are learning about different careers in this area. They are also learning about the different programs that are offered to parents of pre-school children. These students are gaining knowledge in the characteristics of a successful teacher, which they are using when they go into the classrooms of Bright Futures. This term they gain this hands-on experience every Wednesday and Thursday. The GAVC students look forward to this experience every week.
The Early Childhood Education II students are working in 1st and 4th grade classrooms at Gale Elementary School. Under the supervision of Mrs. Saey and Mrs. Green, the students are gaining hands-on experience everyday while they are working with the children. This is very valuable to them because they are thinking about going into the field of education.
Ms. Jodi Eaker from Morrison Institute of Technology will visit the Engineering Design class on Monday, September 15.
We are excited to welcome area students from Williamsfield, Knoxville, Abingdon-Avon, United and Monmouth Roseville High Schools we look forward to a great year.
Fire Science students will need to submit a physical, a copy of their insurance card to the GAVC office.