On June 19, West End Elementary School hosted their first annual Career Day. The theme for the event was titled, “Building Our Future!” Students worked hard on college and career readiness all year, and this event was an amazing culmination of all their efforts.
Coordinated by the West End Career Day Committee, the goal of this event was to expose students to potential career paths by providing them with first-hand knowledge from skilled professionals.
Members of the community were invited to West End to give presentations to students about their specific careers. There were many interesting and exciting presenters such as an Air Force Operator, Website Designer, FBI Agent, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak. Students in first through third grade, engaged in many informative and hands-on presentations with a police officer, chef, hairstylist, and even an animal trainer. Fourth and fifth graders were given a choice as to which three presentations they would be most interested in attending. The presenters were so impressed with the higher-order thinking questions that the students generated.
West End would like to thank all the presenters for taking the time out of their busy schedules to speak to the students. It was a fun and informative event for kids, speakers, and teachers!