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Benjamin Logan Career Technical Education Teachers and Students hosted Board of Education and Administrators at Appreciation Dinner

Benjamin Logan High School Career Technical Education Teachers and Students hosted the Benjamin Logan Board of Education and Administrators at the Annual Board/Administration Appreciation Dinner. Teachers from the various subject areas presented the following updates: Agriculture teachers have been researching the Ohio Agribusiness Association credential for their students as assistance to meeting graduation requirements. Additionally, Global Economics and Food Markets has been added to the course offerings. Teachers were pleased to note enrollment continues to rise.
The business department announced the offering of a new Business Marketing class to go along with the other business pathway courses of Business Foundations, Marketing Principles, and Financial Accounting. They also highlighted a few updates about the Career Connections program. This year we have 27 students who will be participating in our internship program throughout more than 7 partner sites. These students will also be completing their Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal that evaluates their workplace readiness skills. Computer Science classes are new to Benjamin Logan High School. This year we have expanded our course offerings to include a second level of programming and computer science principles. We are actively exploring additional offerings for next year, including the addition of some college credit plus courses to allow students to receive college credit for their high school class.
Family and Consumer Sciences is excited to announce CTAG credit for all students enrolled in Career Readiness. This Personal Finance end of course exam grants students who meet the minimum pass score 3 college credits at an Ohio public post secondary institution.
Currently over 74% of Benjamin Logan students passed this test last Spring compared in 57% statewide.
The Digital Design program announced the addition of Motion Graphics and Arts and Communication Capstone courses that will offer introductory animation and portfolio-building, internship, and Adobe Certification opportunities to students.
Students from the Career Tech Organizations also explained some of their initiatives. Benjamin Logan FFA Officers, Emma Wenger and Chance Frater, discussed the FFA’s goal to promote agricultural literacy K-8. Students discussed the activities previously conducted – First Grade – Top Of Tour – Wenger’s Produce, Second Grade – Climate and Agriculture, Third Grade – Soils. The activities correlate elementary and high school curriculum. Future activities include science fair preparation, petting zoo, and water quality testing.
BPA students highlighted their organizational goals for 2019-2020. This year BPA students have a chapter goal that every member will participate in a competitive event and continue to contribute to local communities with a food drive and supporting the Logan County Special Olympics. Members also reported they recently attended the Region 16 Fall Leadership Conference and heard a powerful message from Dr. Scott Grant of Triple Threat Leadership about using social media as a professional tool to help their futures.
FCCLA reported the student led Relay for Life has generated 13,000 already toward our goal of $30,000 for the school district goal. The Spring Relay will be held at the Middle School.
FCCLA is busy planning activities related to a $1000 grant received for Driver Safety. Future projects also include the Annual Food Drive and Veteran’s Day Projects.
SkillsUSA student members highlighted their goals for the 2019-2020 school year, which included increased membership, additional competitions, expanded fundraising efforts, and leadership opportunities. They also announced a new relationship with The American Heart Association and future plans for sponsoring and hosting an event to raise awareness of the leading cause of death in our country and raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke, while encouraging students to make heart healthy choices.

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