Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Beginning tomorrow (Nov. 16th) students may request schedule changes for the second and third trimesters. Please note the following guidelines when changing schedules:
  • Students may not request changes for teacher, trimester or class period preference.
  • Seniors may not drop a class to obtain early release.
  • Required courses may not be dropped.
The class students are requesting add must meet the same period and trimester as the course being dropped. Classes will not be moved on the current schedule to accommodate the changes. Course sections will not be overloaded or added to accommodate course change requests.

Students may pick up a schedule change request form in the guidance office. There will be a copy of the master schedule on display to assist students with course options. These forms must be signed by a parent and returned to the guidance office by 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd. NO SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.

All students will receive a new copy of their schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 29th.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Career Spotlight: Respiratory Therapists

Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.

Did you know that an average, healthy adult can take in over three liters of air in a single breath? Or, that the average person will breathe 23,040 times during 24 hours? That's 69,120 liters of air in a day! That is, if you are healthy. Unfortunately, many people have trouble breathing, whether they have asthma or are recovering from surgery. Respiratory therapists are the people who treat those who need help breathing.

Respiratory therapists treat all types of patients. Sometimes they care for infants whose lungs are not fully developed. More often they care for elderly people whose lungs are diseased. In some cases, they give care during patient emergencies.

Respiratory therapists usually evaluate new patients before they treat them. They test patients' lung capacity by having them breathe into an instrument that measures oxygen. They compare the reading with the norm for that patient's age, height, weight, and sex. Therapists also use a blood gas analyzer. This machine measures the levels of oxygen and acidity in patients' blood. They talk to patients and explain to them everything they are doing. This makes patients feel comfortable and helps them to cooperate. Respiratory therapists follow doctors' orders when they treat patients. They monitor patients' conditions, and consult with the doctor if there are bad reactions. They may also make treatment decisions.

Respiratory therapists operate many different devices to treat patients. For example, they connect patients to ventilators by inserting a tube down their windpipe. Then they set the rate and volume of oxygen that will flow into patients' lungs. Some patients use ventilators and other life support systems at home. Therapists teach patients how to use them and check the equipment.

Respiratory therapists also perform chest physiotherapy to remove mucus from patients' lungs. They place patients in positions to help drain mucus. Then they vibrate their rib cage and tell patients when to cough. When their lungs are clear, therapists may administer inhalants. An inhalant is a liquid medicine mixed with gas. Therapists teach patients how to inhale properly so the medicine is most effective.

Respiratory therapists maintain patients' charts as they treat them. They record the results of evaluations and all treatment notes. They may also keep separate records of materials they use and the charges to patients. They make sure that all safety precautions are followed. In addition, therapists with experience may train and supervise new therapists and other staff.

Respiratory therapists sometimes have tasks that fall outside their typical role. They may perform procedures that test heart and lung function, such as stress tests. They may also draw blood samples from patients.


~Treat patients of all ages using a variety of therapy and treatments.

~Work hours may vary: days, nights, weekends, holidays.

~Often work under the supervision of a doctor.

~Train through a two or four year program. Must have a license.

~Median salary in Ohio $51,400.00

~Very in demand field, and continually growing.

For more in formation about a career in Respiratory Therapy, or any health related occupation visit the Ohio Career Information website: (OCIS)

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Reminders for Seniors

A few friendly reminders for Seniors:

1. TODAY is the deadline to register for the Dec. 10th ACT test. You may register by going to: www.actstudent.org If you plan to apply to a four year college you must have this test completed as part of your application. Do not let this go!

2. College applications should be completed BEFORE Thanksgiving to maximize opportunities for scholarships and special programs. MANY colleges have a Dec. 1 deadline for scholarship consideration. Your transcript must be sent directly from the guidance office. You can have your transcript sent by signing the request log in the guidance office. Remember to download any college prep or counselor forms required by your college and bring them to the guidance office when you request your transcript. NOV. 18th is the last day to request a transcript of you want it sent out before the Thanksgiving break. Please don't wait until the last minute!

3. The CHS Guidance Department will host a financial aid night for parents of seniors. The meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the lecture hall. A college financial aid specialist will talk about the procedure for filing the FAFSA, and will discuss the different ways of financing your child's college education. Guidance counselor Lynne Carmean will talk about local scholarship opportunities.

4. All seniors should have received a letter stating what classes on your current schedule are needed for graduation. Remember that failing one of these required classes could keep you from graduating. Finish the trimester strong!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lake Campus to host Open House

On November 17th Wright State Lake Campus will host an open house from 4-7 in James F. Dicke Hall. Area students and their parents will have an opportunity to find out more about the many degrees and programs that can be earned entirely at the Lake Campus. Faculty will be on hand to share information about their specific areas of expertise. Prospective students will be able to learn about service and social clubs and intercollegiate athletics that are available to students. The new residence halls will be open for tours.

However, the BEST part is that you can apply for admission FREE during this event. For more details contact the college at: 419-586-0300.