Thursday, December 08, 2016
50 Years of Vocational - Career & Technical Education
In Waynesville, Vocational Education began in 1966 with a few programs held at the High School. In 1970 the "Vocational Building" was built and became Waynesville Area Vocational-Technical School (WAVTS). The popularity of these programs grew and in 1973 a new addition was added to the building to house this growth. Through the years new programs were added and others dropped to keep up with industry needs. In 1994, Waynesville Area Vocational-Technical School changed its name to Waynesville Technical Academy (WTA).
With continued growth in enrollment, the need for more space became evident and in May of 2009 the move to the current location next to the high school took place and the name changed to Waynesville Career Center (WCC). Waynesville Career Center currently serves high school students from Crocker, Dixon, Iberia, Laquey, Newburg, Plato, Richland and Waynesville with many programs open to adult students as well.
In celebration of the past 50 years, the faculty and staff of Waynesville Career Center would like to invite everyone to an Open House on November 10, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Come see what WCC has to offer, tour the classrooms and shops, enjoy some refreshments and help us celebrate!
Waynesville JROTC takes 1st at Leavenworth
After a rough weekend at Smith Cotton a few weeks ago, the Waynesville JROTC Raider Team, led by E.J Warren, Maddy McDonald, Mason Michels and Stephanie Trudell, regrouped and won decisively Oct. 15 at Leavenworth, Kan., in a field of 20 teams.
There are the results:
1st Place - Overall!
1st Place - Army Physical Fitness Test 1st Place - Iron Man 1st Place - Cross Country Litter Carry 2nd Place - 10k Road March (Run) 2nd Place - Gauntlet 3rd Place 1 - Rope Bridge
Stephanie Trudell - 1st Place, Ultimate Raider, Female
Chris Alvarez - 2nd Place, Ultimate Raider, Male
Maddy McDonald - 1st Place, Female AFPT (371)
Stephanie Trudell - 2nd Place, Female APFT (353)
Caroline Pack - 3rd Place, Female APFT, (329) (This was her first Raider meet.)
“I am particularly proud of our team captains and assistants – E.J. Warren, Maddy McDonald, Mason Michels and Stephanie Trudell – for leading with heart, determination, compassion and by personal example,” said Col. (R) Charles Willliams, JROTC senior Army instructor. “Cadets Askins, Alvarez, Fry and Byrom are also all key leaders and returning competitors on our teams who make this all work. I am also very proud of our newest Raiders – Cadets Sean Wilson, Brianna Citron, Caroline Pack, Damien DeBerry, Cameron Scott, Braden Dever, Donavan Dunaway, Matthew Jones and Brian Rodger for (A) stepping up and trying this extremely demanding sport, and (B) for sticking with this.”
Next up is Waynesville/Fort Leonard Wood on Oct 22 with 25 teams attending.
Then, U.S. Army Raider Nationals will be held Nov. 3-6.
Waynesville Career Center students have put something special into the single-story, all-brick house that’s for sale at 102 Highland Woods in Waynesville: Tiger Pride.
“Whoever purchases this home gets far more than brick and mortar, they get students’ pride of workmanship,” says Clinton Jarrett, construction technology instructor. “Students have to keep doing something until they get it right and that’s what sets this house apart from all of the others.”
WCC students in the construction technology, HVAC and masonry programs spent two years constructing the home and are quick to point out how well built it is, how they took their time and how an instructor ensured that everything was done correctly.
“Now, it’s time to sell this house so our WCC students can focus on the new house they are building,” says Dr. Chris Berger, assistant superintendent of operational services.
The house’s highlights include an open concept kitchen and living room with the fireplace’s stonework reaching to the top of the vaulted ceiling. The cherry-stained kitchen bar island showcases masonry work below as well. Stainless steel appliances finish off the room’s upscale look.
The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in the bid process.