Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
Director's Message: Stephanie Carter
I hope everyone is enjoying the refreshing fall weather! As we wind up October and get close to the end of the first quarter, I am impressed by the efforts of our students and teachers. This has been the most unexpected beginning of school, but it has been inspirational to see our school community step up and make the best of a not ideal situation. Parent-Teacher Conferences should be wrapping up the first week of November. If you have not spoken to your child's instructor and wish to, please contact the instructor to set one up.
At the October CATEC Center Board meeting, our board voted to reopen CATEC using a hybrid model of instruction. The proposal may be reviewed on our Website. I sent an email out to all families on Friday, October 23rd with important information regarding the reopening. Your assistance in filling out these forms will help us communicate effectively, set-up transportation, and create schedules to meet the needs of our students and families. If you have not received the email, please visit our Website at www.catec.org or call the school at (434)973-4461.
Our teachers, staff, Assistant Principal, Mr. Smith, and I are very much looking forward to having students back in our building safely. We are deeply committed to mitigation strategies to ensure the safety of everyone in our community while our students take advantage of the hands-on learning that makes CATEC a wonderful place to learn. Please continue to monitor your email, our Website, and social media for updates as the opening evolves.
School Counseling: Maggie Wilson
Career Development & Workplace Readiness: Amanda Jay
In Career Development this month, students began building their professional brands by identifying words that they think describe them, which are words that employers would like to see and hear when assessing job candidates.
Research shows that employers value their employees soft skills (workplace skills) over their technical skills.This month, programs focused on the following VA Workplace Readiness Skills: #14 Efficiency and Productivity, #1 Creativity and Innovation, and #2 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.
Automotive Body Repair: Ron Moore
Automotive Service Technology: Matt Richardson
Building Trades: Sid Trimmer
Cosmetology I and II: Karen Brown & Jackie Waller
Culinary Arts I and II: Christina Rizzo & Josh Davis
Electricity: Sid Trimmer
Emergency Medical Technician: Cat Gardner
Fire Science: Bobby Elliott
Nurse Assistant: Sarah Manglicmot
Veterinary Science: Kim Smyth
English 11: Megan Panek & English 12/Government: Megan Panek & David Topper Personal Finance/Economics: David Topper
English 12/Government just finished its "foundations" unit where students learned about the people and concepts that form the basis of our US government. Students started the unit on elections. They are learning about the history of voting rights in the US and how the election process works. Students are honing their persuasive writing skills and will finish the unit in quarter 2 by researching and creating an audio and/or visual presentation on an issue they are passionate about.