As part of an in-school fieldtrip, Mike Pinto and Dave Deitsch were able to talk to students at West Geauga High School about the FBI.
The FBI: What Students Can Learn
As part of an in-school fieldtrip, Mike Pinto and Dave Deitsch were able to talk to students at West Geauga High School about the FBI. The combined experience of the two agents is over 25 years. The one works for the Washington, D.C. violent crimes task force and the other counterterrorism in Africa and the Middle East. They shared some personal stories with the students and discussed the safeguarding of the homeland process. Both agents were very grateful to the high school for this unique opportunity.
College and Career Week
Eighth grade students from West Geauga spent the week imagining their futures as part of College and Career Week. Special events included videos, trivia and spirit days. There was also a full day dedicated to presentations. Michael Archiable (West Geauga High school alumnus) was the keynote speaker. He shared his story and encouraged students not to give up on their dreams.
More than 20 professionals filled the classrooms to discuss their careers in small groups. Excel TECC high school students presented on their programs. The eighth graders were very engaged and enjoyed learning about the many paths that their lives might take.
GameCON is celebrated by WGMS
GameCON is the culmination activity in the three-year middle school technology program. Students have been learning coding, 3D designing, and digital media editing. Each year, students are challenged with more difficult and complex tasks as they move through the program. GameCON requires students create original games, code 3D prints, and use Photoshop to create posters and advertisements, logos and video game covers. This year, students were even able to print logo T-shirts with the school’s new garment printer.