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Penta At A Glance

98%
Graduation
Rate
96.5%
Post-Program
Placement Rate
27
High School
Programs
16
Member
Schools
EST. 1965
Penta first opened
for students 
on September 7, 1965.

30,000+
Number of Penta
alumni and growing!
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Students Earn Medals at Ohio SkillsUSA Northwest Regional Contest
Students Earn Medals at Ohio SkillsUSA Northwest Regional Contest
Congratulations to the following students who earned either a gold, silver or bronze medal at the Ohio SkillsUSA Regional competition on February 14 at Penta.  These students qualify for the Ohio SkillsUSA Championships in Columbus in April.

Gold Medals (1st Place):  
Jalynn Greer (Bowling Green) for Job Interview; Daniel Mattimoe (Oak Harbor) for Automotive Service Technology; Morgan Michael (Otsego) for Nurse Assisting; Trystin Miklovic-Inbody (North Baltimore) for Photography; Mary Paengrord (Northwood) for Medical Terminology; Marissa Pendrey (Northwood) for Prepared Speech; Morgan Perkins (Genoa) for Crime Scene Investigation; Ronee Peterson-Loftis (Otsego) for Crime Scene Investigation; Keonna Smith (Springfield) for First Aid/CPR; Micah Solomon (Perrysburg) for Collision Repair Technology; James Struffolino (Maumee) for Crime Scene Investigation; and Dalton Yost (Anthony Wayne) for Welding.
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Penta Earns Purple Star Award
Penta Earns Purple Star Award
      Penta Career Center has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education with the Purple Star Award for its commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.  Pete LuPiba, commissioner of Ohio’s Military Interstate Children’s Compact, presented the award on January 16.   Penta is one of several schools in Ohio to be designated a Purple Star School in 2020, but is one of only a few career-technical schools to be a recipient of the award.      
           “We are so pleased to receive this honor,” says Edward Ewers, superintendent of Penta Career Center. “Our staff and students have always been dedicated to organizing activities that support the military and this recognition validates our continued commitment to being a military-friendly school.”
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New Administrators in July 2020
New Administrators in July 2020
Penta is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Falkenstein, current high school and middle school principal with North Baltimore Schools, will be our next assistant superintendent in July 2020. Also, Penta's own Mike Harrigan, current supervisor of Student Affairs, will be taking on the role of assistant director in July. Congrats to both Dr. Falkenstein and Mr. Harrigan!  Read More...
Penta Class of 2019 Honored; 52 Seniors Recognized as Outstanding Students
Penta Class of 2019 Honored; 52 Seniors Recognized as Outstanding Students
      The 54th senior class at Penta Career Center was honored May 14-16, 2019 during six separate ceremonies in the Susor Auditorium on the Penta campus.  This year, 803 seniors from Penta Career Center’s on campus and satellite programs completed career-technical programs and received Career Passports through Penta.  During the ceremonies, the Outstanding Student Award was presented to 52 seniors based on performance and excellence in their individual career-technical program.  See below for the list of seniors who earned the 2019 Penta Outstanding Student Award.    Read More...
Seniors Honored with 2019 Academic Achievement Award
      Penta Career Center held its annual Academic Achievement Award Ceremony on April 24, 2019 at the Penta campus.  The award was presented to seniors who achieved excellence in their academic studies by maintaining a 3.25 grade point average for the first three quarters of the school year.  During the ceremony, 135 students were recognized.  
     Special guest speaker at the ceremony was Dr. Steve Robinson, president and chief executive officer of Owens Community College. Award recipients received a pin and a certificate for their accomplishment. The award pins for the students were sponsored by Toledo Building Services.  
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Culinary Arts Honored with the 2019 Elite 50 Award from Sullivan University
Culinary Arts Honored with the 2019 Elite 50 Award from Sullivan University
      Congratulations to students and staff in our Culinary Arts program!  Recently, they were honored with the 2019 Elite 50 award from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky.  The award is presented each year to high school Culinary programs that excel in the areas of culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and/or hospitality management.  Futher consideration for the award was given to schools who operate a restaurant or offer catering services as part of the student training.   Penta is only one of 11 schools in Ohio to be presented with the 2019 Elite 50 award.    Read More...
Students Inducted into the National Technical Honor Society
Students Inducted into the National Technical Honor Society
      Penta Career Center students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a special ceremony on March 28, 2019 at Penta. This year 19 students were honored for their career-technical achievements.   
      The NTHS is similar to the National Honor Society at comprehensive high schools where students are recognized for scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  Membership in the NTHS at Penta requires students to maintain excellent attendance, good behavior and a 3.5 overall grade point average.  In addition, inductees must meet the seven attributes of NTHS (skills, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership).  
      The NTHS has been in existence for students at Penta since 2013.  It was established as an additional way to recognize student achievement and leadership.  Students who are members of the NTHS at Penta are also eligible for induction into the National Honor Society at their member school.
      Students who were selected for induction into the 2019 NTHS at Penta include: 
Neyshka Aguilar Burgos (Perrysburg), from Digital Arts and Design; Garrett Bradish (Swanton), Culinary Arts; Carson Burns (Perrysburg), Culinary Arts; Angela Elliott (Elmwood), Culinary Arts;  
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Apr
9
Spring Break (NO SCHOOL) - Offices OPEN

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Apr
13
Spring Break (NO SCHOOL) - Offices OPEN

Monday, April 13, 2020
Apr
14
School Resumes

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
May
15
Seniors Last Day

Friday, May 15, 2020
May
19
Senior Recognition Ceremonies
Marketing Education Ceremony at 1:15 p.m.
Construction & Manufacturing Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
May
20
Senior Recognition Ceremonies
Arts & Communication/Business & Management/Health Services Ceremony at 9:45 a.m.
Environmental & Agricultural Systems/Transportation Ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
Human Services & Teaching Professions Ceremony at 6:00 p.m.
 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
May
21
Senior Recognition Ceremony - Job Training/Project SEARCH
11:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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