Director Dr. Bob Rentschler and Counselor David White welcome
One thing you notice when visiting the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center, the students
are on task and seemed focused on their work. "Actually, most of the kids who come
here really like it," said Director Dr. Robert Rentschler.
Yesterday was Open House at the center, which teaches about 300 students from
Calhoun and Gilmer counties, including about 15 adults. The school also provides
courses for students who have experienced problems in main stream schools.
Auto tech students work on mechanical problem
Chef Damon Merola turns out some tasty fare
Dr. Rentschler said when students have problems at the center, they are dealt with
immediately. "We work hard at setting boundaries and giving positive support," he
said. "Most of our students really want to learn. They're into it."
There are several new programs which allow the school's students to qualify for
credit at Glenville State College and WVU-P at Parkersburg.
Counselor David White gave tours of the various departments, including Metals
Technology, Building Construction, Criminal Justice, Environmental Sciences,
Business Education, Auto Technology, ProStart, Occupational Health and Cisco-Aires,
Building construction crew plans daily work
Crew is working on this house project adjacent to the center
The instructional staff includes Karen Blankenship, Donna Burge-Tetrick, Patricia
Cain, Zane Gherke, Martha Harris, Debbie Henderson, Barbara Jones, Mike Kubina,
Cheryl McCallister, James Pierce, Julius Singleton, Kenneth Townsend and Counselor
David Albaugh works on technical computer equipment
Welder completes task in Metals Technology
"Machine Shop" has up to date equipment
Cisco/Aires students on task
Criminal Justice class, Ms. Tetrick
Business class working on computers