Wednesday, March 20, 2019

School House Granola- LNLC Pelham, Al





OMHS students baked 4 trays of this yummy goodness today. They inventoried the dry ingredients, learned to do a half-batch in measurement, and mixed in the honey, vanilla, and olive oil before baking.




Friday, February 15, 2019

Hot Topics in Transition- Trussville, AL

We had a wonderful turnout for this year's Transition Hot Topics. The "awesome" Mary White, Hoover HS student, was the guest speaker. Also pictured with Mary is Lisa Carey, Hoover City Schools, Secondary Teacher of the Year. Unless U was one of the 21 vendors that participated throughout the day in the Vendor Fair. A big thank you goes to Tammy Lee, Trussville City Schools, and all the Central Al.Transition Team members that made this event possible!


A Think College Panel included reps from Crossing Points, Passage, and Horizons School. Joseph Mitchell, JSCC Culinary/Hospitality, shared exciting information about the new Modified Certificate Program. One of the 5 Break Out sessions featured pertinent information on the ABLE Act, Guardianship, and Social Security benefits. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Career Expo- Helena Sports Complex

It was a great day for HHS and THS students to learn about different career options at the 2019 Career Expo sponsored by the Al. Dept.of Rehab Services and the ARC of Shelby County. Over 10 career areas were represented including First Responders, Retail, Vet Tech, Healthcare, and Construction.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

School House Granola- Special Services Center


The CHS and CHHS students got another hands-on opportunity to produce 2 batches of their student based School House Granola. Chef Sean Butler worked along beside them as they mixed the wonderful Fruit and Nut Granola
The entire process takes two days of preparing, baking, labeling bags, and packaging the product. They will then go back to their schools and be involved with marketing and delivery.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Helena Sports Complex- Helena, AL



Montevallo and Oak Mountain High School students helped with set up for the Career Expo that will be held tomorrow at the Helena Sports Complex. There will be over 30 businesses/careers represented along with all branches of the military. The Career Expo is sponsored by the Alabama Dept. of Rehabilitation Services and Equip.


Monday, February 4, 2019

Jeff State Culinary- Hoover, AL



Our OMHS student helps the Jefferson State Culinary kitchen receive
a shipment of fresh ingredients ready to be prepared and
served at the College's Bistro pro Vare 

Every item must be inventoried and put away in the pantry,
cooler, or freezer.



Friday, February 1, 2019

Magic City Donuts- Hoover, AL


 Stocking and cleaning are just some of the many things that are involved in closing prep for the Valleydale location of Magic City Donuts. Our CHHS student has done an excellent job making sure everything is ready for the next day. Magic City is open bright and early at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday-Sunday.   

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Highland Gourmet Scones- Pelham, AL

Today was our Oak Mountain High School student's last day of Community Based Work Instruction at Highland Gourmet Scones. Thank you to owners Lee and Katy Caldwell for allowing our students to experience the day- to- day operations of a locally owned small business.

The OMHS student helped label individual bags- keeping packaging replenished. He has also become quite the expert at placing the Highland crest on the paper bags... giving this Work Instructor "instruction" on the fine art of the perfect stamp. 
Today's scone flavors included: Original Golden Raisin; Lemon Blueberry; Orange Cranberry; Hazelnut Creme Chocolate Chip; Cafe Mocha; Cherry Amaretto; and Toasted Coconut.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Blue Rain Car Wash- Hwy 280


Even though snow was in the forecast, sunshine and a balmy 55 degrees brought out the customers today to Blue Rain Car Wash. Our Oak Mountain High student participated in Community Based Work Instruction by washing, folding, and stocking "detailing" clothes as well as assisting with the Manager's Special Service.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Jeff State Culinary- Hoover,AL




Chef Kenneth Moore explains the "Back End' of the restaurant business to our Oak Mountain High student. He assisted in checking the delivery invoices before unpacking produce, eggs, and other staples. The inventory is then stored for the upcoming week's labs and menu at The Bistro proVare. The Bistro is a fully functioning “classroom cafe” operated by Jefferson State Culinary students and under the supervision of award-winning Chef, Jason Bierley

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wash It Off Car Wash- Helena, AL



The Alabama cold weather continues, but our students are still busy with a steady stream of vehicles at Wash It Off Express Car Wash. 
They do the prep work before directing customers into the "straight drive-in" and also fold towels for customers enrolled in the towel program.

Jeff State Community College- School of Nursing- Hoover,AL


Our Oak Mountain High student's site closed early because of inclement weather...but there is always work to be done! He later assisted the (much warmer) Nursing Department with shredding today. He had to instruct the Work Instructor on how to operate and oil the shredding machine :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wash It Off Car Wash- Helena, AL.


Alabama weather can be crazy, but our Shelby County High students are still busy with a steady stream of vehicles at Wash It Off Express Car Wash. 
They do the prep work before directing customers into the "straight drive-in".



Wash It Off CarWash is located at 4850 Hwy 52 in Helena. 
They are open Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm
Come by on Tuesdays and let our students Wash It Off!


Alabama Childhood Food Solutions- Syacagua, AL

ACFS serves the hungry in Talladaga, Coosa, Shelby, Calhoun, and Randolph Counties in Central Alabama
These Chelsea High students are making a difference in someone's life by assisting during one of the monthly Pantry
Distribution days. If you are interested in volunteering with this wonderful organization or would like more information go to  Al. Childhood Food Solutions




Friday, January 18, 2019

Spoon & Ladle- Pelham, AL

The Chelsea and Shelby County High students helped label hundreds of containers for the weekly from-scratch artisan soups produced at Spoon & Ladle. Chef Monty and his team prepare a variety of high quality soups in small batches several times each week including Shrimp and Crab Gumbo and Italian Wedding. You can find Spoon & Ladle's products in area stores and restaurants throughout the Birmingham area.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Highland Gourmet Scones- Pelham, AL





Katy Caldwell, of Highland Scones, shows our OMHS students how she adds the mocha mixture to make their wonderful Cafe Mocha scones. The guys learned that lots of eggs, butter, and heavy cream goes into all of Highland's flavor selections.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Blue Rain Car Wash- Hwy 280



It may be cloudy and cold, but the cars at Blue Rain Car Wash are coming out bright and shiny today. Our OMHS student continued to learn about business operations and the various services available to customers. Did you know Blue Rain Express is one of the most technologically advanced car washes in the United States? Every single aspect of their concept, from the kinds of biodegradable chemicals, to their ability to reclaim and recycle the water used, was designed to be more environmentally friendly. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Alabama Childhood Food Solutions- Sylacauga, AL




ACFS serves the hungry in Talladaga, Coosa, Shelby, Calhoun, and Randolph Counties in Central Alabama
These SCHS students are making a difference in someone's life by assisting during one of the monthly Pantry
Distribution days. If you are interested in volunteering with this wonderful organization or would like more information go to  Al. Childhood Food Solutions

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Highland Gourmet Scones- Pelham, AL








New tins with new designs have come in to Highland Gourmet Scones. The OMHS students helped move boxes from storage as well as stamp and label to get caught up from the holiday rush.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Blue Rain Car Wash- Greystone Location




Blue Rain Car Wash set a record Saturday for the most cars washed in one day since opening at it's new Hwy 280 Greystone location with 506 customers. Our Oak Mountain High student helped collect, wash, and replenish towels and cleaning cloths to keep all the vehicles shiny on this beautiful day!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

School House Granola- Linda Nolen Learning Center- Pelham,AL




SCHS students got a chance to label bags and prepare the dry ingredients for the "stocking stuffer" batch of Fruit and Nut Granola.