The Independent Track is back in session and in a big way. Over 25 students are participating in individualized mentor-mentee programs throughout the area. They're participating in auto repair, the medical field, accounting, and so much more. Stay with us as we update this blog weekly, to share with you the exciting things our Independent Track students are doing.
Friday, May 26, 2017
On this last beautiful day of Independent Track, Ms. Palmer visited students and mentors from Sandpoint to Clark Fork. She talked to mentors about their experiences having CFHS students in their businesses, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. She's excited for the growth of the program next year, as the Independent Track becomes one of the largest at the school. On behalf of the CFHS staff and students, thank you to all of our mentors for a successful year!
Spencer Jeffres and his mentor Denny Huselip at Pneumex in Sandpoint
Anna Fitchett and her mentor Jenny Shelton at Hope Elementary
Monique Breckenridge and her mentor Mark Parker at Clark Fork Beverage/Cenex Station in Clark Fork
Nona Young and her mentor Lisa Derr at Penn O'reille Shores Resort in Hope
Wade Stevens and Jensen Heisel with Blaine Stevens at Ruen's Drilling in Clark Fork!
Friday, May 5, 2017
Today was the second visit for Sandpoint-based students in the Independent Track. Ms. Palmer took pictures of the students with their mentors whenever possible.
Theo with his mentor Thomas at Selkirk Mfg.
Allison with her mentor Becky in the Radiology Dept. at BGH
Jadyn with her mentor Nicole at Women's Health Clinic
Lia playing kick ball with the ELP kids at Farmin-Stidwell Elementary
Aaliyah Campbell with her mentor Cindy at Images of You Salon
Conorey repairing a projection screen for the tech department at LPOSD
Aleehia V. with her mentor Michelle at Century 21
Brooke with her mentor Michelle at Century 21
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
Due to circumstances, only one field visit today!
Lia continues to work with the experiential learning program at Farmin-Stidwell Elementary. Because the younger students are taking their ISAT tests, Lia was tasked with coming up with (and later teaching) a fun craft for students to do when they'd finished testing. Here, she researches ideas on Pinterest looking for a fun spring-themed craft.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Below are the information and pictures from today's visits by Ms. Palmer of students in the field, working with their mentors in their independent tracks. .
Spencer is job shadowing at Pneumex with Denny, where he is helping build and test pneumatic equipment for physical therapy and sports training enhancement. Pictured is a walker to help patients in wheelchairs learn to walk again. Ms. Palmer also got to try the vibration stand that helps diabetic patients increase blood flow and athletes get a better work out.
Anna is job shadowing Jenny Shelton at Hope Elementary to learn the ins and outs of teaching kindergarten. Today she was working with students who are learning how to count and write the "teen" numbers. If you ever want to see a phenomenal classroom and teacher in action, watch Mrs. Shelton! Anna is learning from the best!
Monique is learning retail and business management skills by job shadowing at the Cenex in Clark Fork. She says she has learned a lot about customer service and what it takes to run a business. Her friendly demeanor makes her a perfect customer service representative.
Nona is interning at Pend O'reille Shores Resort, and is learning all aspects of hospitality management. She spends each week with a different department. This week she was in the administrative office learning about insurance, worker's compensation, bill paying, and customer feedback. She loves learning about all the behind-the-scenes information and calls the staff a family.
Bryant and Dakota are in the final stages of re-configuring a golf cart into a drift cart. They've learned so much with this project about machining, differentials, and engineering. They are planning to add a racing seat and roll bar to round it out. Mr. Jones has been instrumental in helping them find parts, construct elements, and learn about the mechanicals of the engine.
Monday, March 27, 2017
The sickness bug was active today with both students and mentors, so Ms. Palmer's visitation was light today.
The day started off with Theo, who continues to learn the welding trade. Today he was tack-welding the stands for the coffee roaster after burners. Not only does he spend Track Days here, but he also works part time and will work through the summer honing his craft.
Next was Allison, who continues to job shadow at Bonner General Health in the radiology department. She's learning about CT Scans, MRI Scans, X-Ray, and Fluoroscopy.