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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Senior Capstone Day

Just had to write a quick blog after seeing some wonderful projects this morning. It's a day when I am on the edge of my chair, (just as several teachers are), hoping students give the right answer to a tough question a judge has asked them. We KNOW they know the answer! The teachers take the projects as seriously as their students, as this is a day where they know the quality of the student's senior capstone is also a reflection on them. Over and over this morning I heard of the lessons learned in "time management" "time is money" "customer service" "work smarter not harder" "it's about moving quickly to solve a problem--time is money in the real world". And the always present advice: "Don't wait until the last minute to do your project, juniors!"

I am so proud of our students, AND our staff! This day always reminds me, as I listen to students' presentations, of why I chose education as a career. I can't help but leave each session bursting with pride, no matter how nervous a student might have been,and feeling good about Vantage's part in helping that student grow. It's a feeling that will stick with me for a long time.

Thanks to all of our community members and associate school personnel who came out today to judge or watch student presentations. We couldn't do Senior Capstone Day without you!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18, 2012

What a great week of spring weather we just experienced! I know another good week is ahead of us. On March 21, Vantage hosts one of the best days of the school year--it's Senior Capstone Day. Our building will be filled with judges for our seniors' projects from all over the Vantage district. Alumni, office and industry professionals, Board members (past and present) and our administrative team, and staff, all assist in helping our seniors complete the last leg of their project.
While most students have worked all year or at least this semester on their project, many students started thinking of ideas during their junior year.

If you haven't been able to come to Vantage and see our students' accomplishments,contact a Vantage staff member and sign up today for next year's event. A half day or full day of judging is a great way to help our students! You may also email me at Vantage, via kaufman.s@vantagecareercenter.com to offer your help on Senior Capstone Day.

Have a great week!