District Message

The first several weeks of school have been a flurry of activity. We truly have amazing students in our high school and adult programs.

Our culinary arts students have already mastered the art of making fudge—we all agree it was delicious! Their instructor, Chef Hamm, was recently featured on Good Day Columbus. She did a  fantastic job! So proud of her.

Also, proud of our 2016 LPN to RN graduates; they achieved 100% passage on the NCLEX. You can read more about their success in in Adult News.

Talking about success, Chelsie Brenzo, a student in our Health Careers Academy and a State SkillsUSA officer, recently was one of four students appointed to the Ohio Delegation traveling to Washington D.C.  What a great honor. This young woman represented us well.

We are also proud of Ben Meddles, a Tri-Rivers Paramedic graduate, who recently earned the Marion Township Fire Chief position. Way to go!

Our staff and students had great times at the  Morrow County and Richwood Independent fairs. Having our Tri-Rivers RAMTEC trailer and activities at the fairs provided a wonderful opportunity to catch up with alumni, talk to business partners, parents, and students.

We also enjoyed the Popcorn Festival Parade. A little rain didn’t dampen our spirits and enthusiasm.

And, as always, our students and staff were honored to partner with United Way for our annual Make A Difference Day. We believe community service is vital for students to gain an appreciation for the concept of citizenship. This is just one of many community services activities we participate in during the year.

Hopefully, the information on our Replacement Levy on the November 8 ballot is helpful. The funds from the levy will go towards our day-to-day operations and will maintain quality programs and facilities, ensuring our students have the latest training, equipment and skills necessary to meet the needs of area employers.

In a world of uncertainty, Tri-Rivers is a stable force that area communities and employers count on to provide training and skills needed in an ever-changing workplace. If you have questions, please email me.

Thank you for your continued support of our career center and our many wonderful students.

Charles Speelman