West Geauga School News
November 24, 2022 by Staff Report

FBI agents Mike Pinto and Dave Deitsch visited West Geauga High School to speak to a group of social studies students about the FBI as part of an in-school field trip...

Students Learn About the FBI

FBI agents Mike Pinto and Dave Deitsch visited West Geauga High School to speak to a group of social studies students about the FBI as part of an in-school field trip. They have over 25 years of combined experience, one working the violent crimes task force in Washington, D.C., and the other working counterterrorism in the Middle East and Africa. Both agents shared a few personal stories and explained the process the agency uses to safeguard the home front. The high school is thankful to both agents for providing the students with a special opportunity.

College and Career Week

West Geauga eighth-grade students spent time envisioning their futures during College and Career Week. There were special events such as spirit days, videos and trivia contests, as well as a full day of presentations. Featured keynote speaker and West Geauga High School alumnus Michael Archiable spoke about his path and encouraged students to pursue their interests.

Over 20 professionals filled classrooms to talk about their careers in an interactive small group setting and high school students form Excel TECC gave presentations on their programs. The eighth-graders were engaged and had a great day learning about so many different paths their lives could possibly take.

WGMS Celebrates GameCON

Middle school students enjoyed GameCON, which is the culminating activity of the three-year middle school technology program where students have been working on coding, 3D design and digital media editing. As students progress through the program, more challenging and complex activities are added each year to build their skills in these areas. The GameCON requires students to code original games, design 3D prints based on the game and use Photoshop to make posters, advertisements, logos, video game covers and more. This year, students were even able to print logo T-shirts with the school’s new garment printer.