The Walker Talker

Walker Career Center weekly update - October 25, 2019


On Thursday, students from the Computer Science and Biomedical Sciences program were able to visit Covance Laboratories. During their visit, students were able to complete hands on activities that taught them collaboration, problem solving, and work-ready skills. In talking with students after the experience, they were excited to learn how many opportunities are available for all skill sets within larger corporations. In the pictures below, you will see students were provided a box that included pieces to construct a drone. After facing failure with the initial flight, students were then able to trouble shoot the possible problems with the drone and then attempted to fix those problems through rebuilding the drone. Students were also able to complete an experiment that allowed them to extract DNA from a strawberry, as well as tour the facility and talk with individuals throughout several departments of Covance.
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The Construction Trades program is currently in year 2 of House 29 build. The Construction Trades program is comprised of first and second year students. If you are ever passing through the east side of campus on Heather Hills Road, turn right onto Heather Hills Circle and check out the new house along with the previous builds that have taken place over the years. House 29 is scheduled to be finished in April and will be ready to hit the housing market for the spring housing boom. This week the students were able to get insulation installed in preparation for staying warm this winter while they wrap up all of the finishing touches inside of the house. House 29 is a 3 bedroom house with just over 1,600 square feet.

Precision Machining is back in action

Last year, Mr. Mitchell was able to bring back the Precision Machining program at Walker Career Center after a 6 year hiatus. The program is now comprised of over 50 students and is made up of both first and second year students. Over the two years, students are progressing through blue prints in hopes of reaching NIMS certification at the end of the program.
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This week, the Health Careers II program started putting all of their classroom skills into real life application through clinical experiences. Students in the Health Careers II program are working towards their CNA certification and will spend a large part of the remainder of the year collecting practicum hours through clinical experiences to fulfill the requirements for certification.
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On Thursday, October 31 IVY TECH will be visiting the Walker Career Center to meet with seniors that are interested in pursuing a post-secondary education next year. Students will have the opportunity to complete an application on the spot and talk with individuals from the Office of Admission, Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP), and Ivy Tech Men of Merit Program. Ivy Tech has a strong partnership with the Walker Career Center and we appreciate everything they do for our school community.


The students in Nutrition and Wellness were able to mix up some ice cream in a bag today in class. After mixing all of the ingredients, students had to go outside and shake their bag for 10 minutes. At completion, students were left with a bag full of ice cream and were able to enjoy the finished product.


Walker Career Center and Warren Central High School are excited to host the annual Career and College Fest on Wednesday, November 13 on the Warren Central campus. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to explore a wide array of post-secondary opportunities.
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District Town Hall Meetings

This fall, MSD of Warren Township will be creating a comprehensive strategic plan based on community input that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply Journey of a Graduate (JoG) skills and dispositions. The Journey of a Graduate skills are a set of 6 skills and dispositions that have been identified by our community needed for success in and out of school. The JoG skills are Critical Thinking, Citizenship, Communication, Collaboration, Content Knowledge, and Resilience. These JoG skills will serve as the foundation of the district strategic plan.

One way the district will capture community input is through an online survey. Linked below is a short survey that will ask questions around our strengths as a district and help us identify areas for improvement.

(Click on link below to begin survey)

Strategic Planning Survey

Town Hall Meetings will also be scheduled for our teachers, students, parents and community to collaborate in person. Elementary school Town Hall Meetings will be hosted by their feeder intermediate and middle school. Those meeting dates are below:

Monday, October 21st, 6:00 - 7:30 at Raymond Park Intermediate and Middle School

Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 at Creston Intermediate and Middle School (GC, LA, EA)

Monday, October 28th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Creston Intermediate and Middle School

Tuesday, October 29th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School

Wednesday, October 30th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School (PR, SH, BV)

Monday, November 18th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Warren Central High School (WCC)

Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Raymond Park Intermediate and Middle School (LP, LO, HA)

Thank you in advance for your participation and thank you for your continued support of MSD Warren Township Schools.

Dr. Tim Hanson

Superintendent of Schools