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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
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Virtual Career Night is December 14
Penta Career Center will host its annual Career Night virtually this year on Monday, December 14, 2020.  Due to large gathering restrictions because of COVID-19, Penta will not be able to host its traditional in person Career Night.  Instead, the event will be held virtually through web conferencing meetings with instructors at four designated time slots for students and parents.  Potential students and parents MUST register by December 11 to participate in one or more Virtual Career Night online meetings that will take place at 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Registration is available at the following link on Penta’s web site:  https://www.pentacareercenter.org/ExplorePenta.aspx  Read More...
Schedule 2 Hybrid Begins on November 10
Schedule 2 Hybrid Begins on November 10
      Effective Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Penta Career Center will be modifying its current schedule for all high school students and will transition to a hybrid model.  This means that all students from Wood County schools (Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Lake, North Baltimore, Northwood, Otsego, Perrysburg, and Rossford) will be on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.  Students from all the other member schools (Anthony Wayne, Benton- Carroll-Salem, Genoa, Maumee, Springfield, Swanton, and Woodmore) will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays.  The other three days of school will be remote learning.  All instructional staff are required to report to campus five days a week.  This schedule will be in effect until January 4, 2021.  Read More...
2020 Patriot Day Ceremony
2020 Patriot Day Ceremony
Although we could not conduct our annual Patriot Day Ceremony live due to limitations on gatherings during the pandemic, we pre-recorded the ceremony and it is now posted here for viewing.  Thank you to the Criminal Justice and Firefighter students and staff for organizing the ceremony.  Special thanks to the students and staff in our Digital Video Production program for videotaping the ceremony.  #WeWillNeverForget
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School Begins August 20 & August 21
School Begins August 20 & August 21
     During the August 5, 2020 Penta Career Center Board of Education meeting, the board approved the Restart Plan for the 2020-2021 school year which will be an alternating day format reducing the building capacity by 50 percent and only having students on campus four days a week.  The Penta Board also modified the school calendar pushing the start date from August 17 & 18 to August 20 & 21.  The Penta Restart Plan will have all students from Wood County schools (Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Lake, North Baltimore, Northwood, Otsego, Perrysburg, and Rossford) on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week with the first day of school set for Thursday, August 20.  Students from all the other member schools (Anthony Wayne, Benton Carroll Salem, Genoa, Maumee, Springfield, Swanton, and Woodmore) will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays with a start date of Friday, August 21.  The other three days of school will be remote learning.  All instructional staff are required to report to campus five days a week.  
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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...
Dec
14
Virtual Career Night
Potential students and parents are invited to participate in Virtual Career Night by registering for online meetings with Penta instructors in one or more of our 27 programs.  Online meetings are also available for the Sophomore Exploratory program.  Registration is required by Dec. 11 at EXPLORE PENTA.
Time slots available are: 
         2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
         3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
         4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
         5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
 

Monday, December 14, 2020
Dec
24
Winter Break (Dec. 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021)

Thursday, December 24, 2020
Dec
25
Winter Break (Dec. 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021)

Friday, December 25, 2020
Dec
28
Winter Break (Dec. 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021)

Monday, December 28, 2020
Dec
29
Winter Break (Dec. 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021)

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Dec
30
Winter Break (Dec. 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021)

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Dec
31
Winter Break (Dec. 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021)

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Jan
1
Winter Break (Dec. 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021)

Friday, January 1, 2021
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