where can i get femara order cialis on line buy prednisolone on line using viagra mortal sin buy lipitor south africa revatio 20 mg vademecum buying paxil canada levitra 20mg prix buy finpecia online uk buy trazodone 150 mg generic topiramate approval valsartan for sale cipro not working for uti generic nexium 2013 generic viagra usa canada best prices order non perscription levlen generic wellbutrin a 102 paroxetine in india get lisinopril online claritin 300 tablets cheap ed pills lexapro in uk www7.usa pharmacy.usa dapoxetine 60mg buy levitra on-line cheap xanax and viagra uk trazodone to get off ambien trazodone 25 mg tablets can diovan tablets be split amiloride lowest cialis prices lasix pill size ventolin buy asda tablet zovirax 800 ciprofloxacin and morning after pill does augmentin affect pill does propecia cause infertility voltaren topical how to buy prozac zoloft generic approval how strong is 5 mg of cialis generic allegra online cost diovan 80 mg average cost for abilify estradiol buy cheap gel homemade cialis prednisone get you high wellbutrin xl 300 mg yorumlar fluoxetine buying online orlistat us price metformin hydrochloride tablet film coated celebrex cost rite aid sertraline uk cost gabapentin cost walmart doxycycline hyclate 100mg pill do you need a prescription to buy levitra cheapest prices for viagra nexium 40 mg yorumlar promethazine online buy erectial proscar buy buy nolvadex online pharmacy canadian health care shop flomax from canada fosamax buying topamax 25 mg tablet lasix to get high prednisone helped me get pregnant generic lamictal online ventolin generic buy viagra uk generic cheap valtrex overnight delivery brand viagra online us clomid hoeveel mg lamictal canada prescription zovirax tablets for genital herpes vistaril buy abilify 15mg nexium 40 mg yan etkiler clomid without ultrasound lexapro generic target tretinoin cream 0.1 at wholesale strattera taper how to order topamax crestor generic in canada yasmin buy online pill cost lexapro australia fortamet er 1000 mg nexium 20 online price nexium uk who has the cheapest levitra cialis 5 mg online italia online pharmacies in usa where to buy singulair cheap cymbalta discount prices plavix grapefruit canadian drugs levitra naproxen tablet cost sale levetiracetam lipitor 20 mg vs 10mg buy alli diet 40 mg cialis get effexor out your system plavix from canada buy levitra online us finasteride 5 mg cost diovan hct tablet cost promethazine buy fluconazole for humans natural sildenafil viamedic scam over the counter deltasone medication uk rosuvastatin lamictal cost meds cheap fluconazole pills proair vs ventolin cost wellbutrin xl pill order levitra online canada unicure remedies pvt. ltd. trazodone pill 50 mg zocor 40 mg price cheap lexapro canada buying nexium imitrex online australia strattera ingredients buy viagra legally buying accutane online in australia buy propecia tablets uk purchase cheap cialis online doxycycline 100mg jerawat norvasc generic buy buy viagra dose generic paxil so cheap lowest cost viagra 100mg male horse tonic for men cost glumetza dutasteride medline india costco pharmacy metformin price buy viagra online los angeles 1 800 numbers for viagra canadian on line prescription drugs phone orders for cheap viagra buy accutane online for cheap order diclofenac gel zoloft 100 mg no script and very cheap tetracycline for sale safest site naprosyn discount using clomid without doctor price of yasmin in uk where to get rogaine foam can nolvadex get rid of gyno buying valacyclovir online accutane in canada clomid and nolvadex for sale uk lasix pills for sale can i buy cymbalta online generic viagra without rx valtrex generic medications buy finpecia online canada buy cheap lipitor no prescription where can i buy singulair online lipitor with or without food brand name wellbutrin better than generic plavix itching clomid generic cost pfizer levitra uk metformin ukpds ppt buy generic clomid online buy flonase online canada cialis online united states generic zyrtec prescription how much does metformin cost the nhs cost duloxetine uk buy rogaine 2 canada crestor 10mg online buy lopressor without prescription nexium tablets 20mg buy cheap cialis online canada generic claritin brands dapoxetine in jordan zoloft buy online canada viagra tablet sizes buy clomid online bodybuilding trazodone 100mg dosage augmentin missed pill online ketoconazole cream wellbutrin sr price viagra online coupon vytorin tablets allegra 30 mg syrup where can i get sildenafil citrate prednisone for mg buy generic priligy (dapoxetine) buy celebrex toe nail zithromax price online pharmacies without scripts viagra plus yohimbine online us viagra cost voltaren emulgel order without a prescription how to safely buy viagra online vytorin cheap buy acyclovir cheap pulmicort pills prednisone cost per pill plavix drug buy donepezil cheap buy one live pharmicy buy clomid at cream ventolin spacer price can buy levaquin over counter cymbalta 30 mg qui connait esidrix without perscription crestor 10 mg tab uk metformin buy zyprexa with no prescription wellbutrin 200 mg weight loss nexium canada price generic accutane canada kamagra 100 without prescription wellbutrin brand name price cialis cheapest price how old do you have to be to buy cialis us voltaren buy pulmicort 200 cialis c20 viagra new zealand generic drospirenone loestrin purchasing clomid online australia lexapro 10 mg buy online mirapex order cymbalta price in canada femara banned in india lamictal 25 mg price lipitor online bestellen kamagra tadalafil 20mg india prozac generic for claritin d wellbutrin prescription cost pfizer viagra 100mg coupon diovan generic latest news non rx cialis promethazine pills 25 milligrams genuine cialis synthroid copay discount diflucan fluconazole buy online buy valtrex online europe buying xenical in canada roaccutane 30 mg par jour amlodipine generic to norvasc pills 365 amlodipine canada pharmacy levitra odt 10mg metformin to get high actonel ndc topamax 50mg tablets tablet drospirenone levitra online pharmacy usa generic paroxetine prices fortamet canada pharmacy price metformin hcl 500mg imitrex online no prescription accutane in canada is it banned generic finasteride in canada where to buy diflucan in uk fluconazole generic for dogs buy orlistat 120mg malaysia metformin without insurance zithromax 250 mg ja alkoholi buy dapoxetine online australia nexium pill cost online voltaren gel prednisone 20 mg dosage ventolin online ireland alli tablets 120 discounted cialis online overnight viagra generic buy accutane online usa accutane price with tricare alli canada purchase discount advair inhaler ampicillin order online levetiracetam oral solution 100mg ml buy femara uk parkizol online escitalopram 60 mg purchase proscar in canada online online viagra without a prescription drospirenone glucose purchase clomid internet cymbalta 60 mg uk singulair cost per pill buying femara australia buy generic cialis canadian pharmacy where to buy proscar antifungal cream meds from canada without rx buy clomid using paypal buy cialis online canada buy ketoconazole cream uk buying phenergan tablets aciclovir tablets 0.1g buy accutane gel amoxil 7 days cheap levitra online us synthroid price kroger lipitor uk price buy generic prozac online price escitalopram tablets order celebrex from canada where can i get accutane yahoo answers zyrtec 45 count nolvadex malaysia price diflucan cost cvs buy synthroid australia nexium us company diflucan pill yeast infection bluemountain pharmacy proscar uso how to buy viagra on line cheap cialis united health care sildenafil citrate buy online price fortamet us on line pharmacy using paypal buy cheap xenical canada buying alli south africa protonix generic brand actonel teva clomid 50mg uk cost of fosamax without insurance order yasmin birth control pills buy dapoxetine safely can you buy augmentin over counter celebrex 90 avodart buy price paxil 30 mg buy femara for infertility wellbutrin can u get high gabapentin generic prices where to buy valtrex online no prescription how many mg celebrex pfizer viagra female buy viagra online with prescription buy diprosalic no prescription uk is cialis suitable for women cost naproxen 500mg paxil 40 buy fucidin ointment prednisone generics comprar strattera online topamax 150 mg lipitor 20 mg para que es order promethazine syrup where to buy prilosec viagra cheapest online order lamictal from canada generic lipitor ireland clomid legal in us cialas professional for sale buy cheap nexium uk buy singulair brands clomid without injection where to buy valtrex in canada order fosamax canada xenical contraceptive pill how to buy nexium online nexium 40 mg price usa fluconazole 300 mg tablets cipro no prescription pill xenical 120 finasteride online prescription cialis now online online crestor coupons buying clomid in ireland pill levaquin 750 buy tadalafil nz cheap doxycycline online uk tadalafil acquisto online price advair 500 doxycycline to purchase cyproheptadine no prescription fortamet 2500 mg sildenafil citrate cipla buy cialis online canadian phamacy viagra canada prescription clomid 100mg cd 5-9 buy propecia in canada alli pill for sale in uk lasix 40 mg po bid cialis tablets for sale propecia generic 5mg femara cheaper tadalafil india where can i get accutane pills india fortamet low cost 20mg cialis get amoxicillin without seeing doctor allegra corporation of canada buy zoloft online uk cialis, gta the most inexpensive cialis diclofenac gel generic zoloft cheap prescription buy generic valtrex online canada viagra in uk buy over counter clomid buying celebrex annual sales 2011 diclofenac 150 mg cheap viagra online canada flomax generic and brand name cheap tamoxifen 10 mg viagra super active generic buy doxycycline for dogs online get amoxicillin prescription lexapro gets worse before better buy augmentin powder buy wellbutrin xl 300 mg online abilify 2mg tablet keppra pill mg buy cialis online in canada order levitra tablets buy rogaine online europe cymbalta cost at walgreens augmentin 625mg price generic wellbutrin xl zoloft buy cheap uk canada phenergan zetia 40 estradiol 6 mg order wellbutrin sr online no prescription order lexapro cheap buy cialis best review fosamax online kaufen price clomid drug generic version of abilify furosemide 40 mg buy will doxycycline get you high isotretinoin fda clomid for sale wellbutrin generic equivalent abilify cost walmart generic diovan 80mg revatio generic simvastatin xanax order strattera canada toradol discontinued in us generic of inderal stopping prednisone without tapering in dogs generic plavix europe ciprofloxacin diet pills india pharmacy generic tamoxifen citrate buy navidoxine uk generic prozac online zithromax order online uk yasmin cost canada buy nolvadex astrazeneca wellbutrin generic and weight loss wellbutrin xl where to buy get amoxicillin without going doctor cost of ventolin inhaler canada generic cialis sale cialis super active better where to buy doxycycline once cialis amex buy protonix i.v cytotec online in usa alli tabletten ampicillin in usa can i buy abilify online valtrex online valacyclovir for sale crestor zithromax pack price cialis super active plus deltasone canada price advair hfa 115 21 nexium 40mg price philippines prozac online with prescription price of wellbutrin xl 150 mg cost allegra drug nexium 40 mg vartojimas get viagra sample inderal online uk buy topamax online topamax levaquin 500 can i buy levitra over the counter minocycline expired 2012 avodart 0.5 mg dutasterid generic lasix no rx cheap prednisone canada buying levitra online australia augmentin tablets 625mg cipro vs levaquin cost where can i purchase accutane price crestor tablets buy brand name synthroid cost clomid south africa xenical order prednisone price list generic levitra 20 mg
Share this page on facebook
Port High plans major investment in tech ed PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 19:51

Proposal calls for additional teacher, new biomedical science class, $161,000 investment from industries

    In response to demand from students and the industries that hope to hire them, Port Washington High School plans to make a substantial investment in its technology education department by hiring another teacher, launching a biomedical engineering program and asking area businesses to buy $161,000 in equipment for the school.

    The investment — unique because it is likely to be made in elective courses at a time when schools are hesitant to add the financial burden of additional programs and teachers to their budgets, and because it is to be made in part by private industry — was endorsed by the Port Washington-Saukville School Board Personnel and Programs Committee Monday and is likely to be approved by the full board on Feb. 11.

    Support for the initiative coincides with a tech-ed renaissance at Port High and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Once referred to as shop class, tech ed has been reinvented in large part by Project Lead the Way, an industry-driven initiative to interest middle and high school students in, and train them for, careers in the fields of engineering, math and science.

    “Tech ed today involves a lot more than making birdhouses and bookshelves,” Supt. Michael Weber said.

    Since Project Lead the Way was introduced at the middle school four years ago and at the high school a year later, student demand for the elective courses has exceeded classroom space.

    “Just like it did at the middle school, Project Lead the Way just took off when it was introduced in the high school,” Weber said.

    Currently, the high school offers three Project Lead the Way courses — two engineering classes and digital electronics. A fourth engineering class will be added next year as part of a four-year plan.

    The school has two tech-ed teachers, one of whom is certified to teach Project Lead the Way courses. Adding a third teacher to the department next school year will allow the school to offer Project Lead the Way courses more often and to more students, administrators said.

    Administrators noted that because the district’s Project Lead the Way program has been accredited, students are eligible to earn college credit depending on the college and field of study they choose to pursue.

    The high school also plans to add a biomedical science Project Lead the Way course to its offerings next school year. The course, which will be open to freshmen and sophomores, introduces students to physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health and engages students in activities like heart dissection, according to a course outline.

    The new course, which would be taught by existing science teachers, will give students insights into careers in the growing health care industry, one that has a strong presence in Ozaukee County, administrators said.

    “We have Aurora (Medical Center in Grafton) and Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital (in Mequon) — we’re literally surrounded by the health care industry,” Weber said.

    The district’s increasing commitment to tech ed is not just being driven by student demand. Local industry, concerned by a shortage of skilled tradesmen that is projected to become dire within the next 15 years, recognizes that Port High can be a valuable asset.

    Traditionally, the district has considered Port High a comprehensive high school, one that prepares students not just for four-year colleges but also for vocational schools, as well as apprenticeships and jobs directly out of high school. That philosophy appears to be paying off in the partnerships the district is forging with local companies.

    One of those companies is Charter Steel, which operates a plant in Saukville.

    “Within the next 15 years, we could lose 50 skilled tradespeople in four of our six departments,” Erin Spaeth, a senior human resources representative for Charter Steel, told the School Board last week. “We need to prepare now for their retirements. We recognize the need for community outreach and to build partnerships with local schools.”

    The partnership with Charter Steel and other large companies — among them Modern Equipment in Port Washington and GenMet and Telsmith Inc., both of which have headquarters in Mequon — are being fostered by the district’s STEM Committee, whose mission is to work with businesses to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

    “Our business partners know their investments in our schools are going to pay off with more skilled workers,” Weber said. “And we know that one of the best places to prepare people for skilled jobs is in high school because this is where young people are developing the interests they will pursue the rest of their lives.”

    The district has already received support from its business partners in the form of monetary contributions and job training opportunities such as apprenticeships, but now it is asking businesses to invest in a specific list of school equipment that administrator say is vital for a growing tech-ed department.

    “This isn’t a wish list. It’s a must-have list,” Weber said.

    The items on the list, which have a total cost of $161,600, range from a $2,000 welder to a $24,600 plasma table.

    The district’s proposed investment in the tech-ed project is also significant. The cost of hiring an additional teacher is roughly $65,000 a year in salary and benefits.         In addition, the biomedical science course will require a one-time investment of an estimated $45,000 in laptop computers and related equipment, as well as more than $11,000 in recurring costs.

    There will also be additional salary costs associated with the science teachers who will take on schedule overloads to teach both their regular classes and the biomedical science course.

    Administrators admit the costs are not insignificant, but they say they are well worth it.

    “I’m convinced that Port Washington High School graduates are going to have the skills and the work ethic that employers are looking for,” Weber said.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.