T HE M ACOMB D AILY • M AKING T HE C ONNECTION
CAREER • TECHNICAL • E D U CAT I O N T HURSDAY, D ECEMBER 18 , 2008 / PAGE 12A
Real world knowledge
The future awaits!
Graduate of The International Culinary School makes a visit
By Lindsay Kopasz
Mirror Staff Writer
ttention students: The person you’re
about to speak to could affect the rest of
Nurses, Lawyers, and
This is the subtle message being sent
out to Mount Clemens High School students at a Directors, Oh my!
recent college visitation from The Art Institute of
Michigan’s Rachel Brown. Herself a graduate of By James Wagner
The International Culinary School at The Art
Institute of Michigan she came to show students The incoming class of freshmen started a new
at MCHS’ Nutrition & Foods class how their pas- era for Mount Clemens High School. This is the
sion for food could turn into a career. first class of the 9th grade academy where stu-
According to the Art Institute, “As America’s dents explore career options and opportunities
interest in interna- throughout all subject matters: math, science,
tional cuisine grows, The next CTE page English and social studies. This very important
so does the need for transition year will help students to decide on
creative and experi- wil feature Warren his/her career academy for the remainder of
enced culinary profes- Woods-Tower his/her high school career. Mount Clemens’s
sionals.” Academies include: BioMedical Science, Creative
The International Culinary School, which Arts, and Legal Studies. Almost all career choices
exists as a school within a school at the Art can be placed within one of these academies and
Institute, offers students within it’s culinary pro- will provide high school students with real world
gram courses of study in Culinary Arts, Culinary knowledge before he or she invests in advanced
Management, and Professional Baking and Pastry. training after high school. Using a variety of
Scholarships are available: The Best Teen Chef classroom activities with real world applications
Competition is open to high school seniors in the and field trips, the 9th grade academy is bringing
United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) .
in guest speakers from the community Speakers
graduating in 2009 with a minimum 2.0 cumula- include college admissions agents, business mem-
tive grade point average. bers, and former students. All of whom are ready ,
willing, and able to share the positive and negative
According to the official rules, “Entry
parts of his/her career, skills needed, and a typical
day at work.
To be eligible to enter the Competition, first
On Tuesday November 25, Mount Clemens had
submit a completed Entry & Release form by
several guest speakers come in and discuss
February 6, 2009 to a participating Art Institutes .
careers throughout the day One speaker, Jill Yore,
school offering a Culinary Arts program. a Mount Clemens Alumni and a BSN, R.N, came in
The college speaker also elaborated on the Art and spoke to class of 2012 and gave them straight
Institutes other programs. forward facts and information about a career in
Along with exploring the idea of new plans the medical field. She discussed training and
after high school students were also given a taste career opportunities for doctors, nurses, X-ray
of the international food they will try in the technicians, heart surgeons, and several others.
school’s international; students were treated to She explained the importance of math and science
Tzatziki Yogurt and Cucumber Dip; a few chick- and the strong need to be a people person while
ened out but most were game. working in the healthcare field. She also encour-
This visit isn’t the only thing the district is aged the students to start volunteering now and
doing to help his students for life after high become involved with a group that demonstrates
school. his/her commitment to the future. Jaylor
Programs involve educational planning and the Jasmund, felt the presentations were excellent,
implementation of new requirements. ìShe (Mrs. Yore) described many career opportuni-
The Mount Clemens High School has included ties including pediatrics, which I plan to go into
college visits into its post-secondary preparation after high school. Also the question and answer
for students; also small learning communities for period was cool. I liked how we could ask a real
freshman and various new improvements to nurse real medical questions.î
requirements and the social structure of the Guest speakers are planned throughout the
school. school year and will continue to be a vital part of
College visits like the one given to Mrs. Rhodes’ the class of 2012. If you would like to volunteer
room at Mount Clemens High School are a small- your time and be a part of the program, please
er step to a brighter future for it and its students. contact the high school at 586.461.6100.
Mount Clemens High School uses Cutting-Edge Technology to Preserve, History?
By Patrick Linabury Society to the Media Studies’ history. At the end of the the Digital Production class a.m. on Comcast channel 5 School Creative Arts &
students. Each student will project, the Historical Society (affectionately known as and Wide Open West Channel Communications Academy
Students at Mount Clemens act as an independent con- will review each students’ Bather Babble) are producing 10. By airing Bather Babble scheduled to open in Fall
High School are using technol- tractor. They will make their project, hear each student’s LIVE, high school announce- live, students learn the 2009. Two other Academies
ogy to create and restore, his- case as to why they are the “pitch” and award a winner. ments on cable television. importance of “doing it right will be opening, Legal Studies
tory. Students enrolled in “best” historian/photograph- The plan is to have the win- Many area high schools pro- the first time.” They are and Bio-Medical Studies. The
ic expert in Mount Clemens. ning projects displayed at the duce announcement pro- exposed to the environment high school building will be
the Media Studies program
The students will have two Anton Art Center, Mount grams, however, they do not of a news room. They also
will be working on a project receiving a “facelift” over the
weeks to restore their photos. Clemens Public Library and air their announcement pro- learn the importance of
to restore photographs from They will correct downtown retail businesses. grams LIVE on cable televi- “PERFECT practice makes next two years in order to
the Mount Clemens Bath Era. cracks/imperfections in their The Media Studies classes sion. This is EXACTLY what perfect.” accommodate the programs
The restoration project will photos and colorize them. at Mount Clemens High Mount Clemens High School The current Media Studies and incoming students.
be “pitched” by members of Then they will write a brief School are already making does. Bather Babble airs program will become a part Please contact 586/469-6100 for
the Mount Clemens Historic narrative about the photos’ history. Students enrolled in LIVE each morning at 9:25 of the Mount Clemens High enrollment information.
M A K I N G T H E Macomb Intermediate
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