Wenatchee Learns Connect News

Volunteers needed for the WHS International Economic Mini Summit. The Summit is a fun and challenging game where student teams represent the countries of the world. They compete to “raise the standard of living” by applying their knowledge and skills in problem solving, international trade, finance, banking, debate, video production and even designing creative costumes and country displays. Economics, Finance, Technology, Creativity, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Writing, Speaking, Debate and Design….It’s all in the Summit Program!

The Wenatchee School Community Learning Center (CLC) after school program will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 137 N. Wenatchee Ave. Wenatchee, for businesses and community organizations who are interested in being involved in after school programming.

Superintendent Brian Flones and community businessman John McQuaig appeared on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley to talk about the upcoming Bond to modernize Wenatchee High School.

Wenatchee High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) students will host a variety of hands-on career connected learning stations for over 500 Wenatchee School District fifth-graders at the second annual 5G Future Fest, Tuesday, February 13 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Town Toyota Center.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS). Students must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2018, and must be pursuing an eligible, high-demand major in science, technology, engineering, math, or health care at an eligible Washington state college or university starting in fall of 2018.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Wenatchee Valley Professional Development Summit. The themes of the second annual summit are optimizing soft skills and customer service. The summit will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Convention Center. Registration is $50 per person and $25 for each additional registration from the same business. Registration is available online at wenatcheelearns.com or by calling (509) 662-2116.

Wenatchee High Schools students will help City of Wenatchee officials explore the possibility of relocating City Hall to the Wenatchee Federal Building during an annual project-based learning experience hosted by the city on Wednesday, December 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WestSide is now offering a mentorship experience to seniors to help set them on the path to success after high school. They are currently seeking community volunteers to serve as mentors in the new WestSide High School Mentor Program.

Proper handshake techniques, along with a 60-second introduction, social media profile and professional dress, were four soft skills introduced for the first time this year to 2,000 students from 15 high school attending Monday’s NCW College and Career Expo at Wenatchee Valley College.

WENATCHEE, Wash., November 4, 2017  – Wenatchee Learns Connect will host the 4th Annual North Central Washington College & Career Expo on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the Wenatchee Valley College campus. The expo is intended to help students explore a variety of future careers and educational opportunities as they prepare to enter the workforce or pursue post secondary education.

A mentoring public-private partnership between Wenatchee School District and Confluence Health will be highlighted during a Congressional Briefing in Washington D.C. on Thursday, November 2 at 11:40 A.M. EST.

Wenatchee High School sports medicine class to hear from surgeons and observe demonstration in cadaver lab using video conferencing technology.

Parents, grandparents, and school district staff are invited to attend a free Parent Night with 'education and the brain' expert Dr. Marcia Tate.

The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire will feature over 50 exhibitors at this year’s event. Exhibitors range from artists to engineers to hobbyists and commercial companies. Several makers are bringing their items to both display and sell. There will also be scheduled performances, workshops, and hands on activities for kids and adults. There are over 15 hands on activities, most are free and some have a fee up to $25.  To see the full list of Makers and schedule for performances, visit http://wenatchee.makerfaire.com/

Support learning by becoming a tutor or activity instructor for the Wenatchee After School Program.

Beauty of Bronze is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2017 field experience. The program is an incredible opportunity for 5th grade students in the Wenatchee School District to gain a sense of pride in, and ownership of, their community by learning about our community’s commitment to public art and creating bronze and natural material sculptures during a day long field trip.

Empowering Youth for Health Careers provides students with various hands-on workshops that give them a glimpse into the health professional field and helps them develop valuable professional skills. The various workshops offer a casual and comfortable forum for youth to meet and interact with highly knowledgeable and respected healthcare leaders and University of Washington healthcare students from a variety of fields. Careers represented include dentistry, medicine, nursing, nursing assistant, lab technician and pharmacy technician.

Important information for new and returning volunteers.

Wenatchee Learns Connect and Wenatchee Valley College present the 4th Annual North Central Washington College & Career Expo on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Wenatchee Valley College campus. Exhibitors representing business, industry, training programs, post secondary education and military are encouraged to participate by hosting a booth that the event.