ENHS Staff Notes
March 20, 2016
SAFETY AROUND WATER
Through the Safety Around Water program (formerly known as Begin to Swim or SPLASH), the Y helps prevent drowning. Three children die every day as a result of drowning. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4. It is the second leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14. As an organization dedicated to creating safe spaces for all, the Cole Center Family YMCA has an opportunity to make a difference.
Research has shown that participation in formal swimming instruction can prevent drowning. The Y is the nation’s leading provider of community-based swim lessons. With 1.2 million children participating in swim lessons in 2013, and with more than 2,700 locations in 10,000 community sites, the Y is one of the few organizations in the country positioned to bridge the gap between the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the United States. We can help kids and families learn to be safe in and around water.
The Safety Around Water program is for all children, but it especially targets minority and underserved populations who are at a higher risk for drowning. The program teaches kids and their families water safety skills to prevent drowning. It is delivered in five sessions.
Around 1980 the Cole Center Family YMCA began delivering this community-based drowning prevention program in Kendallville. Since 2010, over 1,170 children have enrolled in our program and obtained water safety knowledge.
The Cole Center Family YMCA Safety Around Water program will be offered in collaboration with schools and other community organizations. The majority of the staff for the Safety Around Water program are adults and high school students volunteering their time to help keep the youth of our county safe. Through such collaboration, we are able to reach all communities in the county. But we can’t do this without your help. We are looking for volunteers from our High School communities to help with this program. We need approximately 5 volunteers each hour (9-12 & 1-3) the week of June 6th-10th. We have a program set up for the volunteers to follow and give classes to volunteers according to their ability.
If you have any questions or would like a presentation of the Safety Around Water please don’t hesitate to call me.
Aquatics Team Lead
Cole Center Family YMCA
700 S. Garden St.
PO Box 233
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Greetings from the APC!
As we steamroll towards a couple of weeks off, a few quick reminders:
-Your presence is your gift!!! People, including students, are sick of each other and tempers may flare. The value of adults merely being in the vicinity of hallways is a huge deterrent for anyone getting ideas about making a poor decision. Please be present this week!
-Lots of students (and parents) will be very interested in their grades before break… please update your gradebook!
-Please plan on a staff meeting Thursday morning at 7:15 in 612.
-Enjoy your time off; take a break, turn off your phone and e-mail, and recharge for our home stretch!
Have a great week!
Energy Audit Results
3/12 & 13/16
7 pm and 11 am
57 and 46 degrees
Building unoccupied & set up for youth basketball.
- Saturday evening the building was cooling as it should. Exterior rooms were in the mid 60’s and interior rooms slightly warmer.
- Deck lights in the main gym had been left on, otherwise lights were at night settings.
- Two rooms where heat variations were noted: wrestling at 76 and girls PE at 79.
Staff continues to improve in efforts to conserve
- Computers on in 514, 853 and 621
- Blinds open in 621
- Projectors on standby in 105 and 212
- Space heater left on in 019 – energy and safety concern
- Power strip with multiple plug ins on in 414
- Shredder on in 326
Thanks for your help to conserve energy at East Noble!
We have completed another week in JAG. I am amazed at how quickly this year has flown by, and how much material we have covered!
This week my students learned about Corporate Culture and worked in pairs to research local companies and their cultures using the internet and by doing personal interviews. Each pair then reported back to the group, and everyone had the opportunity to decide which company they think would suit them best. Each student wrote a journal entry on their decision that explained why they chose that company.
We also welcomed 3 Guest Speakers this week. Erin Knight, Health Engineer spoke on creating Financial Freedom through Entrepreneurship. She shared her personal story of how she grew from high school through college and career changes to where she is now as her own boss in the beginning stages of building an online company. Former Knight, Jason Blume and his colleague Alex Goplin from TRINE University spoke with the students about the admissions process at TRINE, the programs offered and specifically the opportunities that are available through Innovation One.
Looking forward to a SPLENDID week before Spring Break