Defining College and Career Readiness

You just couldn’t ask for a better day to be outside.  To top it all off, we had a chance today to spend some time at the Eudora-De Soto Technical Education Center for our first annual car show.  Mother Nature couldn’t have provided a better day to spend enjoy some world-class pulled pork tacos as well as custom cars, tractors and bikes.

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I want to take my hat off to several Eudora High School staff members who really stepped up to make this event possible.  Chris Paxton – auto collision, Andrea Pyle – health care, Chef Jack Low – culinary arts, Mitch Tegtmeier – wood working instructor.  Our students benefit because of the level of commitment that our staff members give every day to our students.

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The best part of the day was really being able to see our students engaged in true college and career readiness today.  We had an awesome demonstration of what is possible when you combine real-world experience with engaged students and dedicated staff.

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Kudos also goes out to members of our community and their support for vocational programs.  I am truly amazed at the number of truly quality programs that our students are able to participate in.  Students are able to experience professions that we simply did not have exposure to when I was in school.  (My cooking skills could have certainly used a culinary class!)

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Our students overhauled the body of the pickup shown above.  The truck along with other items were auctioned off today.  All of the proceeds from the effort today go back into programs benefiting our students.  I am proud to be part of an organization that truly defines college and career readiness.

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