Weekly Update

March 2023

Happy CTE Month!

During the month of February we celebrated Career and Technical Education month! CTE helps students learn both academic and technical skills to become college and career ready. At East Chicago Central High School we have over 10 pathways that students can choose from to enroll in.

Did you know that by becoming a CTE concentrator you can meet graduation requirements for bucket 3, postsecondary readiness competencies? In order to meet requirements with CTE, a student must take all required classes in the pathway and earn a C average in each course.

We look forward to growing our program offerings in the coming school years and increasing Work-Based Learning, Postsecondary Certifications, and Dual-Credit opportunities for all of our students!

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CTE Fair

We closed out CTE month with our CTE Fair on February 28th. Students and parents from both Block Middle School and EC Central High School were invited to attend. Students and parents were able to meet our CTE teachers and learn more about the programs we offer here at Central High School.

Junior Achievement

The CTE Department welcomed in Eve Gomez, a volunteer with Junior Achievement, in to speak to our students about interviewing and networking. Our students met in the mini-theater during Student Resource Time to hear Ms. Gomez speak. Our goal is to help prepare our students for our upcoming Career Fair in April.

Are you a local employer who is interested in attending our career fair? Please click here to sign up as vendor with Junior Achievement!

Black Labor Studies Week

On February 21st, we welcomed in a group of US Steelworkers from Cleveland Cliffs to discuss Black Labor Studies Week with our CTE students. Students heard about the different employees experiences working in the steel industry and what benefits they have. Thank you to Cleveland Cliffs for your visit!
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Staff Spotlight - Ms. Glavas

Hi everyone!

My name is Georgianne Glavas and I teach Pharmacy Tech here at Central. This is my 26th year with the district. I graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and earned my Master of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Eight years ago, when I moved from the middle school to the high school to teach health, teachers were asked about what classes we thought should be taught here at Central; I immediately thought Pharmacy Tech would complement our CNA and EMT programs. Since I am a state licensed and nationally certified pharmacy technician, I was able to develop the program from the ground up.

Pharmacy Tech is a great class to get students college and/or career ready. Students learn the skills necessary to work as a Licensed/Certified Pharmacy Technician, which includes a working understanding of name brand/generic drugs and their uses, entering prescriptions, and updating patient profiles. Skills acquired will include pharmacy calculations for medication dispensing, parameters of patient confidentiality, and providing customer service. They get first-hand experience to apply all their knowledge in a real pharmacy. In addition to having students become licensed and nationally certified pharmacy technicians, I’ve a few even go on to Pharmacy School to become pharmacists. If you or someone you know is interested in taking my pharmacy class, please stop by room or send me an email at gglavas@ecps.org.