New Horizons In Action #14
February 24, 2021
New Horizons Program Administrator Appointed to Diversification Taskforce
Dr. Joy Richardson has been appointed to the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Diversification of the Special Education Leadership Task Force. Richardson currently serves as the special education program coordinator for New Horizons Regional Education Centers’ Center for Autism (high school) and Newport Academy ED/ID (K-12 ). CASE is an international professional educational organization that is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children and whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. The mission of CASE is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices that impact the quality of education.
Executive Director Receives 2021 VASCD Impact Award
Build Hampton Roads: Good Life Solution Program Update
If you know of any employers that are looking to hire and retain a ready-to-learn entry-level workforce please get into contact with Mr. Daniel Barto, GLS Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are recruiting for the next program cohort!
Butler Farm Campus
Phase 2 Hybrid Underway
Phase 2 Hybrid Instruction began on Monday, Feb. 1st. Pictured are the Welding II Foremen and Dental Careers students.
Woodside Lane Campus
CTE Celebration Month
February is CTE Month, and every week, a group of staff and their students will be responsible for presenting a demonstration/project that exemplifies what it is to be CTE!
To celebrate the beginning of CTE Month, we recorded our First Day of In-Person Classes. Click the video below:
Hampton Roads JTAC Pre-Apprenticeship Program Starts at Woodside Lane Campus
Carpentry Students in Action
We love seeing non-traditional students in our Trades classes! Here, Mr. Extine is explaining the differences between types of wood, grains, and how you read the measurements of a board: Thickness x Width x Length.
Successful Open House Event
Woodside Lane hosted their Open House on Feb 2nd. Lots of students and their parents showed up to see what the 2021-2022 school year holds for them at New Horizons. Here we have a few guests in Ms. Sykes’ Cosmetology Class.
GSST Named one of Virginia Living’s 2021 Top Schools
New Horizons Governor’s School for Science and Technology will be listed in the annual State of Education super section -- part of the March/April issue of Virginia Living Magazine -- and a brief editorial write-up about GSST's recent achievements will accompany the listing.
NCWIT Recognizes GSST Director Wismer
Vet Students Secure Employment
Veterinary Technician Assistant students showing lab skills with live and mannequin animals in Ms. Debbie Houpt’s Adult Training class at our Woodside Lane Campus! Two of her students have already been hired by local Veterinary Offices in Hampton and York County and another student is scheduled for an interview the week of February 15th! Congratulations for Going Boldly!!!
White's Efforts Earn Recognition
Our Dental Assistant Adult Training class began February 1 with ten students! Our Instructor, Cynthia White, has been busy starting the high school and adult training students and we are very proud of her efforts. We celebrate Ms. White with our first CTE MONTH INSTRUCTOR HOORAY recognition!!!
CTE Month Awareness Opportunities
February is CTE Month. CFAAT is celebrating by treating the Adult Instructors to a PIZZA Dinner!!! We love our CTE Adult Instructors. We are also celebrating an Instructor once a week on our social media pages to celebrate as well.
A few actions you can perform to help us celebrate and promote CTE:
Work with business and industry leaders to ensure they understand the role CTE plays in readying their future workforce
Purchase pens, pencils, lanyards and other CTE Month Merchandise to use at events or at your school
Download our CTE Month logo for use with any print or digital outreach.
Work Experience Program Works
The Work Experience Program continues to grow through partnerships and participants in the area. Today we spotlight one of our latest and greatest Ms. Jakeria Hargraves. Jakeria came to the Youth Workforce with big plans for her future. She enrolled in our Dental Assistant course and began her class in September 2019. She worked relentlessly to complete her studies. In June 2020, Jakeria completed class and earned her certification. On November 4, 2020 Jakeria was hired as a Dental Assistant at Family Dental of Virginia. We congratulate her on all her accomplishments and will watch with excitement and anticipation as she continue to make strides professionally.
Dental students graduate with a certificate once they finish the program regardless if it is two years (high school students) or ten months (adult students). They can go on to become certified after three years working with a dentist.
New Recruits Eager to Learn
On February 1, 2021, our newest recruits for Dental Assistant began class. This group is excited to take on the task of becoming certified in their chosen occupation.These students will be learning the occupational/professional aspects of the dental field. The class will end in June and at that time these students will transition to our Work Experience Program at a partnering dental site.