GO CAPS May Newsletter

Business & IT Strand

How Are You Doing?

We know that what's happening right now is completely crazy! We hope that everyone is staying safe and want to say we really miss you! We are sad that we won't get to finish the rest of the school year and present the Capstones that we created, but we are still dedicated to finishing the school year strong! Although things have changed, we still want to show/recap some highlights that happened before this quarantine craziness!

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GO CAPS Online

With this crazy change, we have gone online! We have worked on business plans, listened to podcasts, virtual toured businesses, etc. Although it hasn't been ideal, we've made the best of it. We even have the occasional video conference call with our students!
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Kym having a canvas conference with Hunter Webb, and Sara Schmidt.

A Word From Our Students About Our Current Events

Capstones

Although we were unable to have our annual Capstone Showcase Night to spotlight our hard work, we were able to present them virtually. Although it's not as fun as the showcase night, we made the best of it in virtual style. Highlights from submissions:



  • Jordan Porter (IT) made a video game to help teenagers with anxiety or depression by giving the player an outlet to cope and help with those issues.


  • Liatris Parker-Reece (IT), Tyler Edwards (IT), and Adam Bein (IT) created an app for a business partner that helps with scheduling appointments for self-care.


  • Halle Jungmann (Business), Katy Finke (Business), and Brock Turner (IT) created a business called One Stop Pop for an easier and faster way to get a soft-drink rather than going and waiting in a drive-through at a restaurant.


  • Jake Jacobs (Business) and Kat Mozingo (Medical) created a Mental Health/Community Center for Greene County to help lower the rate of Stigma associated with mental health facilities by using color, texture, smells, and lighting to help people with any mental illness problem.



All of the students submitted awesome ideas and we thank you for your hard work and dedication even through these tough times.

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Jake Jacobs presenting his capstone over a video presentation.

Girls In Tech

Before the social distancing, and the stay at home order was in effect, we had a Girls In Tech event led by IT Student Sarah Ladd. It was a success! We had a total of 112 Girls from the Ozarks area and they got to take a deeper dive into what a tech career could look like! They played games and heard from some guest speakers. A big thank you to Stephanie Youngblood from WWT, Krista Peryer from the Geek Foundation, and Amber Gillenwaters from Gillenwaters Analytics. Also a huge thank you to the Teachers and Club Sponsors for attending the event as well!
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The girls playing a game during the event.

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Our Guest Speakers

Thank you to all our business partners for your support this year! We appreciate each of you.

Congratulations to our 2020 graduates! Good luck in your future adventures!