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Practical nursing students (Adam Resendiz, Jessica Clark, and Alisa Prescott) are learning how to check for placement of nasogastric tubes and PEG tubes prior to instilling fluids or medications into the simulated patient. This ensures that the feeding tube is correctly placed in the stomach. Students can visualize correct placement of the tube, listen for the gurgling sound by instilling air into the tube with their syringe and stethoscope, or by pulling back on the syringe to check for stomach content. ECTC is proud to have state of the art equipment for our nursing students to learn on so that they can provide safe and competent care in the real life setting! If you would like to be part of the Practical Nursing Program please contact us at (850)892-1241. ECTC has two LPN programs beginning in May.

Congratulations to WHS student Jade Larrick, who signed her official commitment on January 27 to play college softball for Huntington College in Montgomery, AL.   We are so proud of you, Jade! Submitted by Christy English.

As part of literacy week, VRB students created a human bookworm throughout the hallways. Around 1100 students all joined together in the hallway to read for 20 minutes. All students were "connected" with each other, creating a bookworm. Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski.

Mrs. Reinke's 8th grade science students recently worked cooperatively to use digital thermometers connected to computers to collect data on exothermic chemical reactions.  After putting vinegar on a piece of steel wool, and the program recorded the temperature every half second and plotted it on a graph.  Students enjoyed this hands-on learning opportunity that combined science and technology. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.