Fox 11 News: Some Oshkosh North high school students got an early glimpse into some potential careers.
“This really gave students exposure to all aspects of business,” said Julie Mosher with the Oshkosh School District.
During this year long project, called Project GRILL, the manufacturing and welding class teamed up with Oshkosh Corporation.
“They have really enjoyed being a part of working with Oshkosh Corporation and the executives, the engineers there” said Patti Andresen-Shew with the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, “They felt like they learned a lot, it’s been a real growth experience.”
Oshkosh Northwestern: Nearly 30 Oshkosh students received diplomas last week from an alternative education program that allows them to get a start on their career path while in high school.
The Riverside Alternative Education Program is a partnership between the Oshkosh Area School District and Fox Valley Technical College for students who are at-risk of not graduating.
Besides attending classes 15 hours per week, students 16 and older must meet requirements in career exploration, financial literacy, leadership and pass the General Education Development test. When they graduate, they receive a high school diploma and are certified in programs such as certified nursing assistance, welding and automation.
Oshkosh Northwestern: Chloe Burroughs looked down at the bright red and yellow boots on her feet as the students around her strapped into cross country skis.
“I like how it glides. It’s smooth,” she said. “I like the feeling on my feet.”
The fifth-grader was one of 200 kindergarten through fifth-grade students in the Lighted School House program at Emmeline Cook and Webster Stanley elementary schools skiing and ice skating at Menominee Park on Thursday afternoon. Nearby on the ice, boots lined the pier while a hockey game ensued and little girls holding hands to keep from falling giggled as they slipped around.