The Health Occupations students have started parparing for clinicals to begin by learning how to provide care or assistance to residents in a healthcare setting. Students are learning the anatomy of each body system as well as collecting specimens, taking care of catheters, colostomies, transferring, lifting, making a bed, ambulating, grooming, and personal hygiene. To ensure students receive the hours for the course that are designated by Illinois Department of Public Health, the students will be attending class on 10/31 from 800 am -1200 pm.
Auto I, students have successfully completed training on basic car care maintenance procedures. They are now accepting customer vehicles for repair in the areas of tire rotation, tire replacement, pressure checks. wheel balance, exhaust inspection, oil changes, fluid level checks plus inspection of belts and hoses.
The Early Childhood Education I, classes are receiving training in Conscious Discipline. This program is used at Bright Futures where the GAVC students gain their lab experience on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They are making the connection between their classwork and real life working with children.
Childhood Education II, students are working in 1st and 4th grade classrooms at Gales Elementary School. Under the supervision of Mrs. Saey and Mrs. Green, the students are gaining hands-on experience while they are working with the children on a daily basis. This is their favorite time of school day and are saddened that the experience ends at the end of the term. Both students are interested in going into careers working with children at the Early Childhood level or in the nursing field.
Engineering Design's students are finishing learning about AutoCAD. They have completed the Bridge Design project, in which Tyvar Shull and Luke Almaguer's bridge were the winners. Their bridge weighted 49 gram,but held 20 lbs. Their design focus more on building methods to attach the bridge's member without using glue. Their bridge has a efficiency rating of 183%. Next term, students will be learning the architecture software called Revit. Students will also be working with Art Department and GHS Staff to design their dream home.
Fire Science students have been practicing swinging of cutting and striking tools applicable to ventilation and forcible entry. Students were able to practice these techniques recently on a residence home on Florence Ave during a field trip.
The Building Trades class continue to work on House # 48 with the Knox County Habitat for Humanity. The siding has been installed and they will be moving inside to start hanging drywall.
The Culinary Occupation students have learned about the different classes of fires that can happen in the kitchen, as well as the culprits and ways to prevent them. The students also partook in seasonal labs which included the main ingredient of pumpkin! The students ended up the month with the festive Halloween Sugar Cookies!