Here is a glimpse into what’s happening in the CTE programs at WMS and WHS:
Joe Bosch’s horticulture class and garden club have completed an orchard through donations from Tsugawa's, Yard & Garden, Shorty's Nursery, and NW Nurseries. We have 4 apple trees 3 pear trees, 2 plum trees, and a fig tree. We are still looking for a couple of partridges. We have started harvesting peas, lettuce, collards, and mustard greens from our hydroponic garden.
Nalean Warndahl’s HOSA club had 3 students compete at HOSA state. They had a wonderful experience and learned the ins and outs! They are super excited for next year and want to run meetings for the rest of the year to prepare for next year.
Kim Miller’s SkillsUSA will have 19 students travel to Yakima for state on April 19th. Nansi Valenzuela will be running for state officer and our SkillsUSA program received an impressive honor…
Woodland High School SkillsUSA has been chosen as a National "Model of Excellence"! Only 24 chapters in the Nation ae chosen (out of over 17,000 chapters). Two of our students will travel to Kentucky and become the spokespersons for SkillsUSA, they will be interviewed both on and off the camera, take part in the National activities and go on stage before over 16,000 people to be recognized and honored. Below is a brief statement about the award from the executive director:
This national program recognizes the integration and application of personal, workplace and technical skills in SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is one of the highest awards bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student organizations for career and technical education.
“The Models of Excellence program represents the very best in chapter achievement and community involvement,” said Timothy W. Lawrence, executive director of SkillsUSA. “These chapters define excellence across the board, serving as models for other chapters to emulate in strengthening their local programs. These students represent our future workforce and reflect the future of their communities.”
Mary Ellen Vetter’s Floriculture Team placed first in the state at the State FFA Floriculture competition. Individually: Cooper Kaml placed 1st, Jacob Laddusaw placed 2nd, Megan Shubert placed 3rd and Jennifer Parkhill placed 5th. Also on the team is Elisabeth Patnode who came in 20th. We will travel to the FFA state convention to receive our award. Then in October, we will travel to Indianana to compete at the national level. The Plant Sale is May 4th and May 5th. The students have been working hard. Everything is lovely and will be ready to sell at bargain prices. Don't miss this one!!
Here is an update from Rose Ruff’s classes: Financial Fitness: Students have spent the last three weeks (including spring break) investing $100,000 in the Stock Market Game. Students were put into groups of 2-3, investing in 6-9 different companies. They created company profiles for each investment containing a brief description of the company, contact information, a list of competitors and important financial information. Woodland has a total of 17 teams competing out of 267. We are currently holding the following places: 4th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, 33rd, 37th, 42nd, 43rd, 65th, 67th, 92nd, 105th, 123rd, and 168th.
In Mike Lindsay’s Computer Programming Class, students are busy learning the basics of computer programming. In the next week, students will be starting to make a platform game. Students from 1st and 2nd semester are looking forward to making their trip up to Microsoft for the TEALS computer science fair on April 19th.