The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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February 21, 2014

Roy-Hart students explore career, tech options

Medina Journal-Register — Royalton-Hartland Elementary students recently spent a day with the students and teachers at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.

Sandy Shank, a counselor at Roy-Hart Elementary, was so impressed with the presentation that BOCES Principal Anedda Trautman gave to the middle school and high school students she asked if her students could explore BOCES as well.

“We were more than happy to invite them into our school,” said Trautman. “It is never too early to expose kids to the potentials the world has to offer them. Last year we had a great response and the fourth grade teachers could hardly wait to come back.” 

The visitors got a tour of the building and the career and technical education teachers and their students set up activities that highlighted their programs and answered any questions the children had. 

“I am so grateful that I have such a wonderful staff that is always willing to open their classroom doors to let everyone explore” Trautman said. “We have had sixth, eighth and tenth graders come and see our classes and our doors are open to all our school districts if they want to see what we offer.” 

Shank said the children and teachers raved it was the best field trip they had ever been on. 

“Not only was it informative, but fun. Many of our parents told me that their children came home excited and could not wait to share their day,” Shank noted. “In today’s world we need to assist all students and help them to build their knowledge, skills, behaviors and awareness necessary to succeed in college and beyond.”

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