Monday, November 21, 2011

11/21/11 The walls are going up!

This week in Global Logistics we are watching the exterior walls go up!  We are also delivering dictionaries to every third grader in our county, provided by our Lake City Rotery club.  An article with more details about the dictionaries to come...

Happy Thanksgiving from CHS Global Logistics!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A $10K donation, with more to come...

Pictured are Michael Milikin, Columbia County School District superintendent; Rebecca Golden, Global Logistics Academy teacher; Terry Huddleston, Columbia High School principal; Allison Megrath, real estate manager for Plum Creek; and Linard Johnson, school board chairman.

Columbia High School's Global Logistics Academy received $10,000, the first installment of a $30,000 grant from Plum Creek, a private landowner.  The grant will go towards the construction of our training warehouse on campus where students will learn the stills needed in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management. "Plum Creek recognizes the importance of providing training in schools that is directly related to local industries and job opportunities," said Allison Megrath, real estate manager from Plum Creek.  "CHS is offereng their students a superb opportunity to learn useful skills and we are proud to support this program."  The check was presented at Tuesday night's school board meeting (November 8, 2011). 

The New Building From Above

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The building is headed up...

The steel construction on our new facility has begun and so has the excitment in class. 

We will be taking photos of the progress to share with you...

Over the past several weeks the students have sucessfully shipped and refurbished over 120 SUMS(Student Using Math and Science) kits to our local elementary schools.   

Saturday, October 1, 2011

North Florida Economic Development Summit

Columbia High School, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management was recently featured at the North Florida Economic Development Summit on September 29, 2011. Two of our students were selected to speak to an audience of college and universities, superintendents, principals, and business partners about the CHS Logistics program, please see the news clip attached.  The students did a phenomenal job, and we are very proud of them!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Building

Construction began this summer on our new building and everyone in Global Logistics is excited to watch it come together.  We thought we should share the progression with you and hope you enjoy seeing the photos!   The projected completion date is set for November 28, 2011.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Welcome back to the 2011-2012 school year!

Global Logistics as CHS started off with a BOOM! 
The students are excited and ready for the challenges of 2011-2012.  We have 3 classes of 1st year students that are taking Global Logistics and Supply Chain management as well as 2 classes of 2nd year students that are taking Introduction to Information Technology Applications.  Between the two classes we have a total of 96 students enrolled this year!

The students have learned the basics of the SUMS kits and we have successfully labeled, staged, and delivered 165 kits to our local Elementary Schools.  The students have also received and inventoried a pallet shipment of children's books from First Book. 

The students are excited about the awesome real world projects that they get to participate in and we look forward to a wonderful year at CHS! 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

School is almost over for 2010 - 2011

This week the students are dilligently working on the refurbishment of our SUMS kits.   We are trying to get the project completed this week so we are able to deliver the kits to our elementary schools during the first week of school!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Banner Center Newsletter

This week CHS Global Logistics has a very busy schedule!  We are picking up SUMS kits from our district's elementary schools, and have a very exciting "Kick off " fundraising meeting on Wednesday.  We are hoping/needing to raise $100,000 for the next school year to begin to build our new building on campus and are looking for help!

We are also very excited to announce that CHS was featured in the Summer 2011 Banner Center Newletter, please check out page 3.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Florida Gateway College - Simulator

May 10th and 11th our students had the opportunity to drive a tractor trailer.  The students have a new found respect for semi drivers on the road.  We also learned that the college offers an 8 week CDL A course that uses the simulator and most drivers start out making $40 - $50,000 a year.

We would like to give a BIG Thank You to Mr. Shep, Miss Robin and Miss Stephanie for bringing the simulator to CHS!



Friday, May 6, 2011

Staging First Book Shipment

This week we have continued to work on the First Book Shipment.  One shipment has started to leave our warehouse via UPS and is going all across the country.  The second shipment is 313 boxes, each box containing 63 books, going to the SE Texas Food Bank via Less Than Load.

The young adults are doing a fantastic job with this project and we are getting super excited about getting new books in for next year!



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

First Book visits CHS

Miss Anna with First Book came and visited us today (4/27/11).  We were so excited to have her in our classroom, on the bus, and in the warehouse with us.  Anna gave everyone a crash course on what these books in our warehouse mean, what we are to do with them, and what happens next.  We were super excited to stage 4 pallets of children's book for shipment today.  Did you know that with this staging we just helped over 1,500 kids get a book?  It is super exciting!!!

Thanks again Anna for coming to visit and giving us this wonderful opportunity to work with you amazing company First Book!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Education Fair March 22nd

Next week is our education fair and my students created a video to display what we have been doing in Global Logistics, we hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

SUMS pick up

This week the students have been visiting our local elementary schools to pick up our SUMS kits.  Our warehouse is now overflowing and we will begin the refurb process this friday and it will continue into next week.  We are very excited as this is our first go at the SUMS refurb project. :-)


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gearing up for SUMS refurb...

This week in global logsitics we have been gearing up for our SUMS (Students Using Math and Science) refurbishing process.  We have been labeling the horizontal carrousel and filling it with supplies.  We have also been repackaging books for Firstbook.  We have multiple gaylord boxes in our inventory that we must repackage so they are ready for shipment when our invoices start coming in. 

We will begin picking up the SUMS kits on friday from our local elementary schools!



Thursday, February 17, 2011

Target & Firstbook paired up to distribut 1 million childrens books across the USA

This week the Global Logistics classes have been distributing children's books to Columbia County's title 1 elementary schools.  We received 2,600 books to give away.  The students are really enjoying being able to give back to our community.  When visiting Summers Elementary School, four team members from Target joined us!  We were able to go into a classroom and read a story to the class as they followed along with us in their own book.  Below are some pictures from our visit.