October 2021 Newsletter
Duncanville ISD's CTE/CCMR Department Newsletter
From the Desk of Shalontae Payne, Director of CTE/CCR
For the 2021-2022 school year, the CTE/CCR department will continue to strategically align department initiatives, activities, and district-wide campaigns to meet and exceed the following goals outlined in the district’s five-year strategic plan:
Student Academic Success
Increase the percentage of graduates who meet at least one college, career, or military readiness indicator within the A-F accountability framework from 60% to 80% by August 2024.
Students, Families, and Community Connections
Increase student participation, experiences and service opportunities to ensure 90% of students are connected with areas of interest.
For additional information, please see link below inclusive of the plan.
In this newsletter ...
2021 College Fair
Dallas County Promise is Here!
New TSI Testing Resources
HSF Virtual College 101
🗓 Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
This is a FREE, bilingual, webinar held on weekday evenings in various time zones for students in 6th –12th grade and their parents. Join in to receive valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education! You can choose to receive information in either English or Spanish, and people of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Secure your ticket by registering here!
Culinary Arts Students Welcome Guests with Cupcakes
Culinary Arts students baked cupcakes for Charles Acton Leadership Academy, where students and administrators hosted the current class of Leadership Southwest. Culinary students were given free rein on the flavor and design of the sweet treats.
More CTE Programs News
🔌 A new program of study is making its debut! The Electrical program of study is a new option available to students enrolled in Principles of Construction. These students can decide to pursue either the Electrical or Carpentry program of study. VR Headsets were recently delivered to the high school to help students differentiate between the two programs. The Electrical curriculum will be delivered by a master electrician and students will work towards the state's Apprentice Electrician License.
👨🏭 During the month of October, all welding instructors are scheduled for training that will allow them to test students for American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. More certification options = more career and income options!
📐 Students in the Architectural Design program can participate in a new mentoring program. The Architecture Mentoring Program (AMP) occurs after school and includes mentorship opportunities for current students from DHS Architectural Design alumni.
💼 CTE instructors partner with at least 18 local businesses to provide students with work-based learning opportunities, including internships. These partners connect the classroom to industry and we couldn't be more thankful!
Visit the new Staff One Stop Shop web page to access course details for the 25 CTE programs of study offered at DHS. You'll also find the 2021-2022 Industry-based Certification Exam Prep guide and the A-F Accountability Certifications guide.