College, Careers & the Future: Explore!

Welcome to our College, Careers & the Future: Explore! webpage. Here you’ll find activities and information to help you explore opportunities and options. Bookmark this page and check back for updates throughout the school year.

Articles, events & information:

April 25, 2023:  2nd grade students + Curtis Lumber + LeChase Construction = cool, handcrafted toolboxes
Stillwater second grade students recently had an exciting hands-on experience, thanks to a partnership with Curtis Lumber and LeChase Construction Services, LLC. “We hope to continue to inspire our learners through all avenues of STEAM. Special thanks to Superintendent Morris, Pam Stott of Curtis Lumber Co. Inc., and Scott Lawler of LeChase Construction Services, LLC for their support and efforts to bring this opportunity to our students.”

group of students of holding their toolboxes

Feb. 14, 2023: Women in Trades mini career expo opens eyes to many options
A group of Stillwater ninth and tenth grade students explored educational and career opportunities hands-on during the WSHWE BOCES Women in Trades mini career expo on Friday, Feb. 10. The event opened the students’ eyes to many possibilities, including some they might not have considered.

group of students and principal in construction classroom

Nov. 30, 2022: Dept. of Labor officials visit teacher apprenticeship program, present proclamation
Stillwater Elementary School is partner in Classroom Academy, a registered Apprenticeship program that provides an education and career pathway for future teachers. “This program benefits all; it provides an immersive experience for the resident and a rich experience for students in the classroom,” said Stillwater Superintendent Patricia Morris. “I am proud our district has partnered with the Classroom Academy and is working to support the teaching professional in such a profound way.”

group of educators and officials, with Chris White holding proclamation

Oct. 18, 2022:  Students tour, experience and explore construction-related opportunities

Career and educational pathways are nearly limitless in the construction field. From design and architecture to the skilled trades, to management and administration, 9th and 10th grade students from Stillwater and other area high schools explored and experienced construction-related career opportunities on-site at new homes built by John Witt Construction Inc. They learned about what is involved in the building of each floor of a home under construction and toured a finished home.

Nick Falco talking to students in home under construction

Oct. 8, 2022: Shed Build Event showcases skills, opportunities in the trades
New homes were not the only things showcased for the public this weekend: a Stillwater senior Madalyn (Maddy) Byrnes and High School Principal Carolyn Manzella spotlighted opportunities for women in the trades by participating in a Saratoga Showcase of Homes Shed Building event on Oct. 8. Team Stillwater built an awesome four-by-eight-foot shed, and Maddy was quoted by Spectrum News 1, which covered the event along with several media outlets. Click the title above to read the full article and see media coverage.

Maddy with a power tool working on shed

Sept. 22, 2022: Our Fall College Caravan brought representatives of 18 colleges, universities and schools to our middle school cafeteria. Students were able to explore, learn and ask lots of questions.

students and college reps in cafeteria at college caravan event

Aug. 26, 2022: Touch A Truck EventStudents, families and visitors of all ages explored career, training and volunteer opportunities at Stillwater’s inaugural Touch A Truck event. Visit our photo album on Facebook

adults talking at a table at Touch a Truck Event

Apr. 28, 2022:  Do it for yourself – gender is no barrier
Why pursue a career that traditionally employs more individuals of a different gender? For female Stillwater students preparing for male-dominated careers at the WSWHE BOCES F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs, the answer is simple: To follow your passion.

Mar. 21, 2022:  Women in Trades panelists love their jobs, speak of opportunity, inspire others
Five female tradespeople and a local state Assemblywoman were unanimous in their message to attendees of Stillwater’s Women in Trades event: the opportunities for rewarding, enjoyable careers for young women today are unlimited.

Superintendent Morris, Assemblywoman Woerner and the panel