Community Day and Open House at Woodside Lane

The Woodside Lane Career and Technical Programs held a Community Outreach Day on Saturday, November 4 at our Newport News campus. This was the first public opportunity for parents and guests to see our newly renovated labs and inside of the building and we received rave reviews. Visitors were impressed by the open, professional look of the labs as well as the quality of equipment. The excitement in the building was contagious and students were thrilled to show their families their skills. Students from every program performed services or sold products as part of their Student Service Organization activities. Services included haircuts, manicures, car washes and dog grooming. Several programs sold products they had made, such as garden benches, baked goods, and homemade dog treats. The Pharmacy Program ran a Carnival with face and pumpkin painting. Criminal Justice created Crime Riddles for guests to solve as well as finger print art for young children. Computer programming will feature student designed computer games. Parents and community members are invited to see the professionalism and enthusiasm displayed by students. This was our fifth year of running the event, and we raised almost $1800. Proceeds will support two student honorariums which honor former Woodside Lane staff as well as helping fund student travel to competitions.

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