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Week of June 3rd

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Office Hours This Week

Monday through Friday


Summer Session Begins June 3rd

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Class of 2019 Graduates!

144 members of the Class of 2019 graduated in front of a packed house yesterday during the 62nd Commencement of Graham High School. This Class accrued over 15000 internship hours, over 7500 community service hours, over 5700 job shadow hours, and 800 hours of earned college credits. Many GLS Seniors have earned the distinction of being the first graduates in Ohio with both the Leadership Excellence and Lean Six Sigma industry credentials, and have led 3 United Service Days across the county. Two members of the Class, Frank Still, and David DeWeese are graduates of the Champaign Leadership Class, and one member, Jau'More Wilson, served as a Student Board Member. The Class has distinguished itself with over $1.5 million in annual scholarship dollars bestowed from over 34 colleges and universities around the country. From Alabama to Illinois, in Florida and Ohio, these Future Ready Falcons will soar wherever they fly!

Students Participate in Technology Internships

Whether job shadowing, completing community service hours or moving into the 2nd year of the class TACOS (Technology Acquired Certification of Service), students at Graham High School are getting a unique experience. The Graham Local Schools Technology Department is providing hands-on experience to students who show an interest in pursuing a career in the technology field. This year, Marqus (Senior), Brandon (Senior), Evan (Junior), Josh (Sophomore), and Ethan (Freshman) are learning the inner workings of their schools’ tech department. Chromebook repair, software/hardware installation, new equipment testing, troubleshooting, organization, and inventory are just a few of the tasks that are completed on a daily basis. This opportunity is not only teaching them leadership skills but also the importance of collaborating with their colleagues in order to find a solution to a problem. In addition to aiding teachers and students at the high school, the Career Gears program is presenting Senior interns with the chance to help out in other buildings in the district. Opportunities like this are what is helping to make Career Gears a success for Graham Local Schools and meeting the goals of Graham 2020.

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Co-op Committee Looking for Feedback

The Co-op Committee is looking at ways to open up a grocery store back in the vacant IGA building. Please consider completing the included survey.

Students Can Still Register for Outdoor Fun This Summer at Camp Canopy

COLUMBUS, OH There is still time for high school students to register for Camp Canopy, which is held June 9-14, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry.

“Camp Canopy is a great opportunity for any high school student interested in the outdoors,” said Dan Balser, chief of the Division of Forestry. “Students spend the week outside learning about Ohio’s forests, wildlife and conservation with some of the state’s top foresters and wildlife biologists.”

Topics for Camp Canopy this year include Forest Invasives (complete with a demonstration on how to manage invasive plants), Waterfowl ID (learn how to identify more than mallards and Canada geese), Wild Edibles in the Woods (learn what treats are safe to eat in the great outdoors) and Forestry Forensics (get your investigative skills ready!). Other fun classes include tree identification, forest ecology and silviculture, which is the art and science of growing trees. Camp Canopy also has the traditional summer camp activity options, such as archery, rifle range, swimming, fishing woodland hikes and a fun paddling excursion.

Camp Canopy is open to incoming high school freshmen through graduating seniors. Previously known as the Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp, Camp Canopy will be held at FFA Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake in Carroll County. There are many sponsorships available to help pay for students to attend camp, and more than $7,000 in college scholarships are given out to campers at the end of the week.

For more information about Camp Canopy, visit their website at Camp costs $375 per student, and some scholarship funding is available.

This year, Camp Canopy was awarded a Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) State Implementation Committee (SIC) Grant. This grant will go toward class supplies, an updated study manual and field tours for our veteran campers. The Ohio SIC is made of SFI Participants in Ohio like Pixelle and the Division of Forestry, as well as supporting organizations that include: the Ohio Forestry Association, Ohio Logging Standards Council, National Wild Turkey Federation, Project Learning Tree and Ohio State University Extension. These businesses and organizations have been big supporters of Camp Canopy for many years, supplying materials, instructors and camper sponsorships.

The Division of Forestry works to promote the wise use and sustainable management of Ohio’s public and private woodlands. To learn more about Ohio’s woodlands, visit Follow us on Instagram at @odnrforestry (

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

Urbana University Hosting Multiple Summer Camps

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Teen Ambassador Board

The Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board is open to high school juniors and seniors from public, private, home, charter, and online schools located in Ohio. Ideal candidates are motivated, enthusiastic, self-starters who are interested in law and government.

The mission of the Teen Ambassador Board is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at Ohio law and government. The Board consists of high school students from around the state. Applicants selected will serve a one-year term and convene twice in Columbus during their tenure on the Board. Members will advise our office on issues relating to teens and work with their peers to develop solutions to those issues. Students will be placed into small groups, advised by an Assistant Attorney General. Members will attend presentations on a wide variety of topics. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with Attorney General Dave Yost, attend events around the state throughout the year, visit our Columbus and regional offices, interact with Assistant Attorneys General, and hear from various elected officials.

The Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board gives Ohio’s teens an unparalleled opportunity to engage in government and law. Students will address some of the greatest issues facing our state and develop solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to receive training on important and pertinent matters, meet with elected officials and interact with Assistant Attorneys General.

Previously, the Board met with Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, members of the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives, toured the Ohio Supreme Court and met with Supreme Court Justices, and spoke with senior administrative staff, employees, and BCI scientists of the Attorney General’s Office.

Teen Ambassador Board applications are due June 30, 2019. Acceptance letters for the program will be mailed by July 15. Additional information and the application for the program can be found at:

Planet Fitness Offering Free Workout Opportunities

Starting May 15th and running through Sept. 1st, PLANET FITNESS has announced that all teens ages 15-18 can work out TOTALLY FREE. No catches, no commitments.

Planet Fitness welcomes high school teens ages 15 - 18 to work out at any of its more than 1,700 locations throughout the United States and Canada for free all summer long as much as they want! Teenagers ages 15 - 18 can visit any Planet Fitness location in the United States and Canada. Online signups are not available. Teens under 18 must bring a parent/guardian to sign up. Once the parent/guardian waiver is signed for teens under 18, teens can work out alone. Students who are already 18 do not need a parent or guardian to be present during the sign-up process.

PLUS All teens who sign up are entered into Planet Fitness’ Scholarship Sweepstakes! At the end of the summer, Planet Fitness will be awarding one $500 scholarship in each state/province and a $5,000 grand prize* in both the United States and Canada. Additionally, teens will have the chance to win exciting prizes on Planet Fitness’ Facebook and Instagram channels throughout the summer such as PF swag, movie tickets, and wireless headphones.

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Summer YMCA Swim Team

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Class of 2020- One Year Programs Available at Ohio Hi-Point

Are you a senior and interested in learning a trade? Ohio Hi-Point is offering Senior-only programs for students to be able to learn a trade and earn credentialing in specific fields to prepare students for college or career readiness. Find a counselor or call Ohio Hi-Point to learn more about the programs today!

  • Class B CDL (One-Year Only)- A Class B commercial driver license is required to operate straight trucks, large busses, segmented buses, box trucks, and dump trucks and small trailers. Getting your CDL makes you part of an industry that moves the lifeblood of the US economy. While everyone sees trucks on the road, they don’t realize those trucks are moving 70% of the freight in the United States – freight accounting for over $670 billion.

  • Ohio Certified Nursery Technician (One-Year Only)- The Ohio Certified Nursery Technician (OCNT) program has three specializations, Garden Center, Grower, and Landscape. Landscape contractors are relied on to provide horticultural advice as well as landscape construction techniques. Students will learn plant identification, plant usage, plant health, soils, turfgrass management, use of pesticides, construction techniques, design, sales and more. Professional Certification is one of the most important steps an individual can take to demonstrate knowledge and stand out as examples of excellence in the Green Industry.

  • NCCER Certification and Equipment Operations (One-Year Only)- Construction is more than a job. It is a career with high demand, high salaries and high potential, over 180,000 jobs available in Ohio. NCCER is recognized by the construction industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard.

  • Robotics Certification (One-Year Only)- Earn your FANUC and MotoMan certifications, gaining skills that are highly sought after in the high-tech engineering and manufacturing industries. Students will learn the basic understanding of robot operations and programming as well as material handling and its components. These credentials will allow you to succeed in a variety of career opportunities.

  • NIMS Machining (One-Year Only)- Student learn the automated method of machining through hands-on work with Lathe and Mill machines. A lathe machine rotates a workpiece on an axis to perform various operations like cutting, sanding, knurling, and drilling. Mill machines are for precision and efficiency. By earning NIMS credentials, students secure a competitive edge when applying for jobs because they have demonstrated that their skills meet the industry established standards. NIMS credentials never expire.

  • HVAC - NCCER Certification (One-Year Only)-The increasing development of HVAC (heating and air-conditioning systems) technology causes employers to recognize the importance of keeping up to speed with the latest equipment and skills, giving students completing this course an advantage in the hiring process. Students will have an introduction to HVAC, trade mathematics, basic electricity, introduction to air distribution systems, basic copper and plastic piping practices, and soldering and brazing.

  • STNA (One-Year Only)- State tested nurse's aides are vital to the healthcare industry and jobs are expected to increase 20% between 2010 and 2020, adding significant value to your resume for completing this program. Students learn personal care skills, mental health and social service needs, infection control, basic restorative services, safety and emergency procedures, resident rights, and basic nursing skills. The STNA certificate sets you on the pathway to a career or an associate’s degree in medical assisting, multi-competency health, or nursing.

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Class of 2020 Required to have Meningococcal Vaccine

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Volunteer Opportunities

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