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Message to Class of 2020 from Director Nate Bishko

CONGRATULATIONS to the Excel TECC Graduating Class of 2020!!

Claim Technical College Credit-Overview Summary

For information on claiming career technical college credits from University of Akron, Kent State University, Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College - please consult these overview summary charts.
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Spring 2020 ExceLETTER Newsletter

View the current Spring 2020 ExceLETTER - the newsletter of the Excel TECC consortium;

Excel TECC Class of 2020 College Credit Information

Congratulations Excel TECC Class of 2020!
Here are outline notes for steps on claiming your college credits - CLICK HERE to download pdf page of complete information:
*Lakeland and Tri-C will be handling agreements electronically; high school transcripts must be sent by your home school;
Be sure to check your email for directions from those colleges.
*If attending a four-year university - contact Lakeland and/or Tri-C to request they send a transcript of tech prep credits [will be processed late June]; It is determined by the 4-year institution if they accept/deny those credits.
*CTAG college credit is all electronic but requires your SSID number be on the final high school transcript; know the course[s] you receive credit for and communicate that to the admissions counselor.
*If you have any questions - contact Mr Bishko at 
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Director's Message Update - 4 May 2020

SENIOR SEND-OFF: Based on the Governor's stay-at-home order and logistics involved, unfortunately we will not be able to hold any kind of Senior Send-Off ceremony this year. Students' program certificates will be inserted into diploma covers and, along with a commemorative program booklet with every senior's name  along with TECC highlights, will be US mailed to every graduate. Mr Bishko will also tape a short speech and address all graduates which will be posted on this website. Please note, some programs may be holding their own celebrations for their students.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Class of 2020 - Excel TECC wishes you all the best in your future endeavors.
NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY: Congratulations to the 101 students who earned the NTHS honor this year. Students must complete an applicartion with evaluations; maintain a program grade of A and an overall GPA of at least 3.5; and exhibit qualities of knowledge, skill, honesty, leadership, service, responsibility, scholarship and citizenship.This year's class of inductees comes from 22 of our 25 TECC programs and 10 of our 11 school districts. Unfortunately, our induction ceremony, originally scheduled for 28 April, will not be able to be resecheduled. 
-Seniors will receive their certificates and cords in the next couple months - you will receive communcation on how to receive yours.
-Juniors, at this time, will most likely recieve their materials at the beginning of next school year.

ON LINE REGISTRATION: NON-MAYFIELD Students Entering Mayfield-housed Programs

Non-Mayfield students who will be entering the following Mayfield-housed programs: CADD, Construction Trades, Cosmetology/Mayfield, Environmental Education, Fire/EMS Training Academy, Information Technology and Programming, Interactive Media and Medical Technologies - need to register on the Mayfield schools website into the student information system, Infinite Campus. This will allow you access to grades and notfications.

Director's Message: Excel TECC Operations During COVID19

Hello Excel TECC srtudents and families. I hope that all of you are healthy and safe as we all deal with the current Coronavirus Pandemic. I wanted to keep everyone updated on some important items pertaining to your Excel TECC program. Should you have any questions, please reach out to me, Nate Bishko, at or our counselor, Mr. Hayes at
PLEASE CLICK 'READ MORE' for information on the following:
-NON-Mayfield Incoming juniors for 2020-2021 into Mayfield programs: CADD, Construction Trades, Cosmetology/Mayfield, Environmental Education, Fire/EMS Training Academy, Information Technology and Programming, Interactive Media and Medical Technologies - Online Registration
-National Technical Honor Society - new members
-College Credits
-Senior Send Off 
-Class assignments, projects, curriculum 
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An update about COVID-19 and how it relates to Mayfield City Schools

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Information from Lakeland that was to be presented at the College Articulation Night:
EXCEL TECC COLLEGE ARTICULATION NIGHT  Thursday March 12 - 2020 6:30-8:30pm Mayfield High School Auditorium 6116 Wilson Mills Road - Mayfield Vlg 44143
Junior and senior students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend this evening to learn how to claim college credits attached to their career technical programs. There will be an overview of all college credits offered in career technical programs: Tech Prep; CT2 - redeemable at all OH public colleges/universities; independent articulation agreements with Kent State University and University of Akron. Representatives from Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College will be on hand to explain procedures.
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Congratulation to the following Environmental Education students who won SECOND PLACE TEAM at the recent District Floriculture contest at Marlington Career Center:
*Sarah Fielding [South, JR]
*Micayla Schlesinger [Mayfield, SR]
*Justin Elliott [Mayfield, JR]
*Ashton Kerr [South, JR]
Sarah also placed second individually and Micayla placed fifth individually.
The team continues on to State competition at Ohio State ATI in April - Good Luck! 


Congratulations to the following students in the Business Academy program who earned FIRST Place out of 37 schools at the Veale Foundation's THINK BIG Summit housed at Case Western Reserve University. The students came home with the prize of $50.00 each. Instructor Lisa Simon receives credit for hard work put forth to help students achieve success. The winnning team includes:
*Niah Johnson - Brush
*Emma Elliott - Mayfield
*Dominic Niro - South
*Pascal Morris-Barrie - Orange
*Victor Ononogbo - Orange
*Lauren Kretschman - West Geauga
*J.T. (Joshua) Marting - Chagrin Falls 


A second round of letters for acceptance into Excel TECC programs for the 2020-20201 SCHOOL YEAR have gone out...Please return Confirmation Contract and registration form by Thursday 19 March to reserve your slot.
Openings may be available in some programs in March - please see your counselor for information.
Browse our website for information on programs, college credit, events, etc

SkillsUSA Regional Winners - on to State!

Congratulations to the following students who earned medals at the SkillsUSA Regional contest held February 22 at the Medina County Career Center:
*Icarus Fernandes [Solon] senior in CADD - Silver medal for Architectural Drafting;
*Aidan Mann [West Geauga] senior in ITP - Silver medal for Information Technology Services;
*Eva Tchicaya [Mayfield] junior in ITP - Silver Medal in Extemporaneous Speaking;
*Cheyenne Earl [North] senior in Fire/EMS Training Academy - Silver medal in First Aid/CPR - this is Cheyenne's second consecutive Regional Championship...she is also the defending State Champion, having earned Gold in First Aid/CPR last year as a junior and placing in the top 25 in the country at the National Championships;
*Bridgette Karr [North] junior in Fire/EMS - Bronze medal in Prepared Speech.
These five champions will join other state qualifiers at the SkillsUSA Ohio contest on April 7-8 in Columbus. Best of luck to all!
Photo [L-R]: Icarus, Aidan, Eva, Cheyenne and Bridgette 

STUDIO ART: Accepted in BAC Juried Show

Congratulations to Jon Jackson, a Brush student in the Studio Art & Design program who had two works accepted into the Ileen Kelner Juried High School Art Show sponsored by the Beachwood Arts Council. Jon's works were two of the eight awards from 86 entries, and were for 2nd Place and an Honorable Mention. The show is exhibited from 9 February through 1 March 2020 at the Beachwood Community Center. For more information, click here to visit the Beachwood Arts Council website.


Congratulations to the 2020 DECA District Champions from Business Academy. The following students will be advancing to the State DECA Career Development Conference in March:
FIRST PLACE: *Michael Beckham [Richmond] for Priniciples of Hospitality and Tourism; *Nicholas Maurer [Mayfield] for Business Finance
SECOND PLACE: *Rayna Williamson [Richmond] for Principles of Marketing; *Elizabeth Howell [Solon] for Business Services
THIRD PLACE: *Dylan Miller [North] for Principles of Marketing; *Julius Jofferion [Brush] for Accounting Applications; *Emma Elliott [Mayfield] for Retail Merchandising; *Joshua Marting [Chagrin Falls] and [Mayfield] for Financial Services Team Event
FOURTH PLACE: *Joseph Shamosh [Solon] for Entrepreneurship
FIFTH PLACE: *Kayla Goodman [Orange] for Food Marketing
Photo: back row-Rayna and Michael; middle row-J.T., Dylan and Anthony; front row-Joseph and Emma 

STUDIO ART: Regional Gold Key - on to Nationals

Congratulations to Annatta Baltrunas [North high school] who received a Gold Key award at the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition. Her photograph, titled 'Being un-content', was among 141 Gold Keys awarded from the 2,164 student works entered. Annatta's piece will trave lto NYC to compete in the National Scholastic Art & Writing final judging.
 'Being un-content'

TECC in the News: TEACH Program in Beachcomber

Excel TECC's TEACH program, housed at Beachwood high school, was recently featured in the Beachwood district's newsletter, the Beachcomber.

Congratulations CULINARY ARTS Program - ProStart School of Distinction

Congratulations to the Culinary Arts program and teachers, Chef Kortez Wilson and Stephanie Czech, for their award of the 2018-2019 ProStart School of Distinction. To earn this award, a program must have at least 70 percent of their students pass level 1 and level 2 exams in a school year. Culinary Arts is housed at Beachwood high school and students run the Beachwood Bistro restaurant.


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 graduated seniors in the Cosmetology classes of Mayfield and Willoughby-Eastlake - 100% have obtained their Cosmetology license! Recognition goes to their teachers: Maryanne Hummell and Debby Kall of the Mayfield program and Mindy Montello and PJ Teske of the Willoughby-Eastlake program for their inspiration and guidance of their students.


Families enjoyed the Fall Fest 2019 on Saturday October 5 at the Gates Mills Environmental Education Center. The Fest is sponsored by the Wildcat Community Foundation and Mayfield City Schools. Attendees enjoyed games, hayrides, a craft fair and a costume contest. Congratulations to the costume winners. Thank you to all who came and to board of education members who judged the costume contest.

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