CTHS NEWS

2/5/21

Dear Families,

To all of our Career Tech families, we continue to appreciate your patience during these uncertain times with COVID-19 and school closures. We want to give a big thank you to everyone for your cooperation in our early release on Wednesday. Please look for an update on the length of the building closure to be sent out on approximately Sunday, February 7th. Stay healthy and stay safe!


There is no school for students on February 15th and 16th. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Monday, February 15th. More information on how to sign up for your conference time will be coming soon. February 16th is a Professional Development Day for teachers.

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GRADUATION

Our graduation date has been moved to May 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM at the Colony High School Football Stadium. Look for more information and details to come in the next couple of months.

The last school day for Seniors is May 13th.


Josten's is planning on being at school in the next few weeks to distribute graduation announcements. Included with your announcements will be an insert with the correct graduation date. If your announcements were already mailed to your home address, students can pick up inserts when Josten's is here for distribution. We will communicate the date as soon as we know.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS COMPETITION

The Career Tech Battle of the Books teams worked diligently to prepare for the District competition which was held on January 29. That preparation paid off. All three of the Tech teams advanced to the final round of the competition. The team of Anna Abablos, Riley Ames, and Amber Godin earned a perfect score in the final round which sent them to a sudden death tie breaker. Ultimately, they finished in second place. The other two Tech teams of Zach Cheyette, Jayna Ekelmann, Lynna Radavich-Williams, Josephine Ciancio, Elizabeth Elliott, and Emily Seaboalt missed only one question in the final round earning them a tie for third place in the District. Congratulations on your performance and thank you for your outstanding representation of Career Tech!

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BPA NEWS

Business Professionals of America (BPA) Week is February 8-12. Our CTHS BPA Chapter is hosting a CTHS Staff Dress-Down during BPA Week. Staff members who wanted to participate donated money in order to wear jeans on a specific day or the whole week. All donations will benefit Special Olympics Alaska.

Our Alaska BPA State Leadership Conference (SLC) will be held virtually on Friday-Saturday, February 12-13. During SLC, Alaska BPA members will:

· Participate in business meetings

· Join a BPA Jeopardy game

· Compete in Workplace Skills Assessment Program events

· Elect State Officers

· Take the third-party certification exam Twenty-first Century Success Skills offered by Precision Exams

· Participate in a virtual leadership workshop presented by the State Officer Leadership Team

· View pre-recorded career and leadership workshops presented by industry and government partners

· Participate in an awards ceremony

More information about student certifications offered by Precision Exams can be found on YouScience’s website: www.youscience.com/student-certifications

Good luck to the CTHS BPA members who will be participating at the Alaska BPA State Leadership Conference.


YEARBOOKS

Pre-ordered yearbooks that were ordered online will be mailed directly to students. Additional yearbooks will be available for purchase first-come, first-serve while supplies last. The cost is $65 and they will be delivered to our school in late April or early May. Stay tuned for more announcements. Email Ms. Whitehurst at theresa.whitehurst@matsuk12.us if you have any questions.

NURSE NEWS

Did you know that according to the Surgeon General more than 51 million school hours are missed each year due to dental-related conditions? Poor oral health can have a significant negative impact on a child's quality of life, their performance in school, and their success later in life. Explore the links below for helpful information on teen dental health and keep your child’s teeth healthy by using the 2-2-2 rule.

Teen Health.org Taking Care of Your Teeth

American Dental Association Teen Dental Health

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Please reach out as needed this school year with any questions, concerns, or for illnesses in your student.


In Health,

Sonja Mack, RN

CTHS School Nurse

907-352-0417

sonja.mack@matsuk12.us

CTHS SWAG

Are you looking for some CTHS swag?

You can find it on our online store: https://apparelnow.com/cths-online-store-apparel

There are even gift cards available! Are you looking for a gift for one of our CTHS graduates? There are a lot of options to customize that perfect gift.

PRESEASON TRACK CONDITIONING

Colony High School is starting preseason track conditioning on February 1st. If you'd like more information, flyers will be in the front office.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

The Palmer Museum of History and Art is once again putting on their Beyond the Classroom exhibit! There is a cash prize. Each student may submit one piece. The submission deadline is February 19th, and pieces will be on display at the Museum beginning in early March. See Mrs. Schiewe if you are interested.