West Ashley HS Nail Technology Students Visit Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event

Ms. Helen Shepherd’s Nail Technology students from West Ashley High School visited Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School during a recent Breast Cancer Awareness event to provide nail services for all willing elementary girls. ashley3 ashey1
It was a great chance for the WAHS students to practice their craft and get to meet some younger students. The Ashley River Creative Arts students were thrilled to meet the big high school students!ashley2
Thanks to everyone that made the work-based learning opportunity possible.

West Ashley HS Nail Technology Students Host Students from Baptist Hill MHS for Salon Day

Recently, students in the Nail Technology program at West Ashley High School  hosted students from Baptist Hill MHS for a “salon day”.
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All the visiting students enjoyed the salon and then got to tour other additional WAHS Career and Technology programs. They drove robots, looked at airplanes, and snacked with Culinary students!

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Future Nail Technicians Gaining Valuable “Hands-on” Experience at West Ashley HS

Ms. Helen Shepherd’s Nail Tech classes at West Ashley High School offer students real Hands-on Learning opportunities to best prepare for their future careers.

“It does not get more hands-on than my class”, joked Shepherd.

“In my class, students practice manicure services, paraffin wax treatments, and application of UV gels nails.” Shepherd added.

Her students also recently enjoyed a visit from a skin care technician from Charleston Dermatology.

Her Level I & Level II students also participated in the recent Taste of West Ashley event and showcased their talents – please enjoy these pictures of CTE students in action:



West Ashley HS Nail Technology Students Visit Village at Summerville Retirement Community

Nail Technicians in training from Ms. Helen Shepherd’s CTE program at West Ashley High School recently visited residents of the Village at Summerville, a Presbyterian retirement community.

The students provided massage, nail care and painting services to residents.

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“My students enjoyed the opportunity to serve the residents and practice their skills – the students love these types of community service opportunities.” said Ms. Shepherd on the experience.



Students Enjoying Success in Nail Technology at West Ashley High School

At West Ashley High School, Ms. Helen Shepherd’s students are learning valuable work-readiness skills as they prepare for a career as a Nail Technician.

Ms. Shepherd shared these pictures of her students in action –