The Kenton City Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Before the Kenton High School winter break, the students of Mrs. Deb Purcell’s Patient Centered Care class spent the week at Kenton Nursing and Rehab, a local long-term care facility. This class is offered through Ohio Hi-Point at the Kenton City Schools Northwood satellite facility. The students, who are pursuing their State Tested Nurse’s Aide (STNA) license, completed early experience in the industry. The students shadowed current STNA’s at the facility and learned what they do on a daily basis.
The students began their day feeding the residents breakfast. They then helped the staff get the patients bathed and make their beds. The students were also responsible for responding to call lights, feeding the residents their lunch, ensuring they drank enough liquids, as well as visiting with and keeping the resident’s company.
This experience was a “practice run” for the STNA test that the students will be taking this coming Saturday. The exam requires the students to perform 5 tasks in 35 minutes in front of a state examiner, as well as a written test.
The experience wasn’t just in preparation for the upcoming exam, but it provided an opportunity for the students to be introduced to the real world healthcare setting. Cheryl Collins said that “[The experience] was really helpful for me, but it made me realize that I don’t want to work in a nursing home.” Collins would still like to become a nurse. Harley Crisp, who entered this year pursuing a nursing degree, has been changed by this experience. “It gave me the idea of whether or not I wanted to be a nurse,” Crisp said. After this real-world experience, she discovered she didn’t want to be a nurse, but instead pursue a different occupation in the healthcare field. This shadowing experience exhilarating for Jenna Rodenberger who said: “It excited me for to begin my career in the healthcare industry.”
During the second semester, these students will have the opportunity to have an internship with various health organizations throughout the community, to gain more experience and knowledge in the industry.
The Kenton girls basketball team defeated Indian Lake on Tuesday night by the score of 88 to 37. The girls are now 10-2 on the season. The girls will travel to St. Marys on Thursday, Jan. 12th. The JV game will begin at 6pm, followed by the varsity game.
The Kenton bowling team lost to St. Marys on Tuesday the 11th. The boys team lost 2500-2960 while the girls fell by a score of 2006-2309. The bowling team is back in action on Thursday the 13th when they travel to Plaza Lanes in Celina for a 5pm match.
The High School wrestling team was defeated by Wapakoneta and Defiance on Tuesday at Elida High School. Wapakoneta defeated Kenton 82-0 and Defiance won 72-6. The wrestling team will host the only home match of the season next Tuesday, Jan. 17th at Kenton High School. That match will begin at 6pm.
The swim team will travel to Wapakoneta on Saturday, Jan. 14 for the Lions Club Invitational. That meet will begin at 12pm.
The Kenton boys basketball team will host St. Marys on Friday, Jan. 13th. The JV game will begin at 6pm, followed by the varsity
contest. The boys will look to improve their 5-3 record.
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On Tuesday, January 10th, Kenton High School students who were enrolled in the Wildcat Community Connectors Program during the fall semester will host an exposition and give a presentation about their experiences during their fall semester internships at local businesses throughout Hardin County. WCC student interns invited their business mentors and parents as well as local educators and community partners to Tuesday’s event held at Mid-Ohio Energy’s Community Room.
The program will commence at 10:30 a.m. with an exposition. Students will be stationed at booths. They will explain their capstone project — a research project in the field they interned in and provide a summary of their internship experience to community members. At 11 a.m., the program will begin wherein the audience will watch a short video about the WCC program and then students will individually present what the learned at their internship as well as personally recognize and thank their mentors. WCC interns will also receive a certificate of program completion.
The Wildcat Community Connectors (WCC) program is a semester-long, career skills (elective) course and internship program for KHS Juniors and Seniors. In the program, students meet local business leaders who influence hiring in their companies; learn about educational/training requirements for careers of their interest, and develop job skills that will help them qualify for successful employment opportunities. Through the skills developed and the contacts they make during this program, KHS students increase their opportunity to be accepted into post-secondary programs and/or obtain a quality, full-time employment following graduation from high school.
Students have two periods (7th and 8th periods) in their daily class schedule blocked for the KHS class and off-campus, internship experience. They spend the first two weeks of the class at KHS learning vital career skills, including participating in mock interviews, drafting cover letters and resumes and learning soft skills while they are matched with local Hardin County businesses. Students then spend the rest of the semester off-campus at their internship site for a minimum of 60-hours, meeting once a week in the classroom on Mondays, to hear guest speaker presentations about career skills. During the semester, students complete a capstone project and share their internship experience at the WCC Exposition held at the end of the semester in which KHS students, teachers, WCC mentors, and members of the community are invited to attend. For more information about the WCC course, please contact: WCC Instructor/ KHS Teacher: Christina Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org