Our Instructional Highlights page will be back in September with the new school year. Have a great summer!
Mrs. Serrano’s TRANSITION Class- “Graduation Day!”
Oh the places you’ll go,
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!
Over the last month, the Transition Students had many opportunities to prepare for graduation day. An exciting day filled with mixed emotions. They had the opportunity to discuss feelings, prepare and practice speeches, accept awards, walk to the music of pomp circumstance, stand behind the podium and accept their diplomas. The Class of 2017 did an awesome job and each student was a shining star. The Midland Staff wish them Congratulations on a job well done!
Mrs. Tauscher’s Super Senior Class – “Lunch is on Us!”
Our special person lunch is a time for the super senior students to share some of the many skills they have learned throughout the year. For the lunch, the students planned the menu from appetizers to the main meal and dessert. They peeled, chopped, cooked and assembled all the different foods. They set the tables and helped to plan the seating chart. When the guests arrived, they showed them to their table and appropriately offered to get them a drink. They took turns serving the food and then enjoyed the lunch with their guests. Everyone had a wonderful time and it is great to see the student rise to the occasion and perform so beautifully.
Here are many of the skills the super seniors have learned by completing the many assignments this year.
- Show pride in personal appearance
- Manage time to get the job done
- Work well as a team member
- Exhibit appropriate social skills
- Follow oral and/or written directions
- Identify and use the equipment required to perform job tasks
- Take initiative to find required knowledge to complete tasks
- Plan/organize/problem solve
- Practice communication skills
Mrs. Giorello’s Class – “Make Something Useful!”
Students in the Imprinting Career Cluster are introduced to several machines which are used to make a variety of useful products including imprinted napkins, notepads, greeting cards, and a many other paper products. Multiple processes are used to complete each of these tasks as the students manipulate these manufacturing tools. This spring, we have been working on a new project: making Hand Wipe container covers. Utilizing the Sissix machines, students made paper “hands” of all different colors. Next, using the letter die cuts, students cut out the letters H A N D W I P E S from blue paper. These letters and hand cut outs were then made into stickers using the Xyron Create a Sticker machine. By placing these items in the machine and turning the knob, they almost magically become stickers. The students carefully measured yellow construction paper and placed the hand stickers and the words onto the paper. These sheets were then laminated by the Super Seniors. The laminated sheets were returned and formed into tubes which slip over the white hand wipe containers. Having the hands on the cover of the wipes containers serve as a visual cue to students! Everyone loves the new reusable covers! They brighten up the room! The pictures below show Colleen, who delivered many of these covers around the building. Also pictured is Nick who did a great job using the Sissix machine to make the letters. We love to use our skills to make something useful!