Lycoming Career & Technology Center

September 2022 Highlights

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

As we have kicked off another school year, I am excited to share some of the learning activities and opportunities that our students are involved with here at LyoCTC. Each month we plan to highlight the knowledge and skills they are learning in each of our programs through this newsletter. Please share this newsletter with others to help promote our students and the value of career and technical education. We have also started a Facebook page and have been posting content from our programs on a daily basis. You can look us up by searching Lycoming Career and Technology Center and start following us. I appreciate your continued support of our students and look forward to a great year here at LycoCTC.


Nathan C. Minium

Executive Director

LycoCTC Goals for 2022-2023

This summer our Joint Operating Committee approved six goals that will guide the student achievement and continuous improvement efforts of the school. One of these goals is to develop and implement our comprehensive plan. This process includes the development of a vision statement for LycoCTC. Input is being collected from students, parents, staff, our local advisory committee, member district administration, and our Joint Operating Committee.

The word cloud below shows the most common words used in the responses from over 100 students and our staff as we begin the process of drafting a vision statement.

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LycoCTC Rotary Student of the Month

The Lycoming Career and Technology Center is pleased to announce Hughesville High School senior Ryan Steele as Rotary/LycoCTC Student of the Month for September, 2022. Ryan, son of John and Sherry Steele of Unityville, PA, has received this honor based upon outstanding work ethic, attendance, behavior, community service, and the recommendation of his LycoCTC Culinary Arts instructor.

Mr. Anstadt, his teacher, had this to say about him. "Ryan has been in the Culinary Arts program for threee years and over the course of these three years I have seen tremendous growth in him. Ryan has shown growth not only in his culinary skills, but most importantly his leadership skills have grown leaps and bounds. Ryan, on a consistent basis, has come to class everyday with the willingness to do his best and to lead by example. These traits have helped not only Ryan but the students in the class. Ryan has taken the skills he has learned in the program and has put them to use in the industry."

Ryan is employed at both the Silver Thorn Restaurant and G and T Country View Restaurant. He is also an active member of St. Mark’s Church of Lairdsville, PA. Following graduation in June, 2023, Ryan hopes to continue culinary studies.

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New Instructors

We are excited to welcome new teachers to LycoCTC this school year. Mr. Brandon Flannery is teaching our Computer Systems Technology class on an interim basis. He is a Montoursville HS and LycoCTC graduate with industry experience that includes the BLAST IU. Mrs. Amanda Wallace joins our Health Careers Program as the instructor for Level I students. She comes to us with 15 years of healthcare experience, including 12 years as a registered nurse. Mr. Philip Aiken joins the LycoCTC team as our Construction Trades teacher. He has more than 20 years of industry experience with 13 years as a self employed general contractor specializing in residential construction.

Pictured left to right: Brandon Flannery, Amanda Wallace, and Phillip Aiken
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Community Connections

Our Workforce Development Coordinator, Mrs. Cooley, has been working with Bostley's Preschool, Renn Elementary School, Lyter Elementary School, and UPMC on cooperative education placements for a number of our Early Childhood Education students to begin this fall.

Our Automotive II-III class has been preparing an SUV for the demolition derby at the Bloomsburg Fair. Students worked together to dismantle and remove the majority of the interior while making the necessary modifications to make the vehicle ready for the show.

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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice students are participating in team-building exercises, which helps the students from six different schools to get to know each other more.

Automotive Technology

Cranking up the year with safety in Automotive Technology. We work as a team to keep our environment as safe as possible.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood students created peanut butter and jelly sandwiches using non-descriptive instructions. This lesson was to show the importance of writing clear directions and how things may turn out if steps are not explained. This lesson is used to introduce lesson planning and the significance of using descriptive words.
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Health Careers Level 1

The students are practicing "Donning and Doffing PPE" (how to properly put on and remove Personal Protective Equipment) as part of their Infection Control Unit
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Health Careers Levels 2 & 3

We have two students in the Health Careers program that passed their CNA certification exam!

Way to go girls!

Both are pictued with Ms. Cooley (Workforce Development Coordinator) and Mrs. Shaffer (Health Careers Teacher)

First picture: Caitlyn Smith (Muncy School District)

Second picture: Riley Gordner (East Lycoming School District)

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Aliyah Raup (Muncy) and Brooquelyn Dunkle (Warrior Run), Level 2 students, are learning the Skeletal System. They constructed the skeletons and labeled all of the bones to help them learn.
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Students placed dowel rods of different sizes per layer and used shims to make each layer of the tower level. The team that had the highest tower before collapsing was the winner.


Blind food taste testing! Mr. Anstadt and Ms. Oldweiler use a variety of food items, have the students blind fold themselves, and taste a small piece of food. Students use their tastebuds to describe the different flavors and textures as they try to figure out what that item is! Of course there is a little competition invovled as the students are in two different groups keeping track of how many each get correct. It is also "Funky Hat Friday" in this picture!


LycoCTC had a few visitors this month!

Mr. Pat Dixon a representative for UNOH came and spoke to the Automotive classes.

Army recruiters SSG Cross and SSG Mark Smith set up a table and spoke to multiple students!

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Staff Spotlight

Martha Davis- Paraprofessional

Mrs. Davis has been working at LycoCTC for almost 5 years. She enjoys helping the students and seeing them succeed. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching football and basketball, walking, cooking and spending time with her family.
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Mark Nance- Paraprofessional

Mr.Nance has been working at LycoCTC for 1 year. His favorite part is working with the students, especially when they ask for or are receptive to help. He especially enjoys getting to know the students better. Before LycoCTC, Mark worked for 30 years as a newspaper photographer and still enjoys photography, especially nature and wildlife photography and high school sports. He also walks daily and enjoys hiking, canoeing, camping, and traveling with his wife. His past time is often spent doing woodwork and construction.
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Upcoming Dates & Events

Teacher In-Service Day (No School for Students) - October 10th

Fall Occupational Advisory Committee Meeting - October 19th

Joint Operating Committee Meeting - October 20th

End of 1st Marking Period - October 28th

Joint Operating Committee

Mr. Michael Mamrak, President- East Lycoming

Dr. Carolyn Strickland- Loyalsock

Mr. Dave Shimmel- Montoursville

Mr. David Messenger- Muncy

Mr. Douglas Whitmoyer- Warrior Run

Professional Advisory Committee

Dr. Craig Skaluba, Superintendent of Record- Muncy

Mr. Gerald McLaughlin- Loyalsock

Mrs. Christina Bason- Montoursville

Dr. Mark Stamm- East Lycoming

Dr. Thor Edmiston- Warrior Run