CTAE: ALWAYS READY FOR THE MISSION

Mission First . People Always 4.0

Cassandra Miller-Washington, Ph.D.

Executive Director of CTAE

Cassandra.Washington@bcsdk12.net

(478) 779-2528


The C.A.R.E.S Chronicles is Bibb County’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education quarterly newsletter. This newsletter provides stakeholders a canvas of the college and career-ready initiatives in Bibb County School District’s C.T.A.E. department.

Our goal is “Building Today’s Talent to Meet Tomorrow’s Workforce Needs".

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2020-21 CTAE Students of the Year

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BCSD CTAE Student of the Year Banquet

2021 Bibb County Student of the Year

Bibb County Has A New Georgia DECA State Officer

Jason Wang is a 12th Grader at Howard High School and the President of his DECA chapter. In January at the Georgia DECA State Leadership Conference, Jason was elected as the 2021-22 Georgia DECA Vice President of Marketing. He is also a member of FBLA, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Youth United and Mock Trial. Jason has won numerous Region Competitions and frequently volunteers at Forest Hills United Methodist Church with the backpack ministry to ensure students have meals on the weekends. He plans to attend Georgia Tech and major in Business Administration with the ultimate goal of starting his own business.

BCSD CTAE National Technical Honor Society 2020-21 Induction Ceremony

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Howard MS CTSOs Raise Funds for Warming Center

The Howard Middle School CTSOs raised over $1300 for the Brookdale Warming Center through their "Bring Your Change, To Make A Change" Community Service Campaign. They presented the check at a ceremony held on March 31, 2021.

Bibb County Establishes New Partnership

On May 27, 2021 the Bibb County School District signed a MOU to establish a partnership with Coca Cola and Central Georgia Technical College. The partnership aligns to our Warehouse Distribution Pathway and will help to establish a workforce pipeline.

Daylen Lomeli Named Lt. Governor's Career Academy Student of the Year

Daylen Lomeli, Hutchings College & Career Academy and Westside High School student, was selected as Career Academy Student of the Year by Georgia's Lt. Governor, Geoff Duncan, at an awards ceremony at the State Capitol on April 22nd. Surrounded by educators, students and business leaders, Duncan congratulated the award winners and recognize the significant impact of College and Career Academies throughout Georgia. Daylen has completed the CNA and EMT programs at Hutchings College & Career Academy.

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Rutland High School Work-Based Learning Spotlights...

Rutland High School Work-Based Learning student, Jaylan Loyd shines in his position at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. He recently received a $100 gift card to Wal-Mart for having the most sales at KFC. His manager says he does an “awesome” job. Way to go Jaylan!


Work-Based Learning (WBL) Senior, Hannah Newberry, recently received a promotion at FitCo, her place of employment. She says, “Being enrolled in the WBL program has been a very positive experience for me. It has taught me what it is like to work in the real world with people from all walks of life. I have learned that hard work and a good work ethic will always get you where you want to be.” According to Newberry, WBL has afforded her the opportunity to work at a job that she enjoys and that fits her active lifestyle.

Howard High School's FBLA Chapter Has 2 New Region Officers

Chandler Daniel a 12th Grader at Howard High School and President of Leadership for her FBLA Chapter and Leo Zhang also a 12th Grader and Vice President of Competitive Events for the Chapter have both been elected as 2021-22 Georgia FBLA Region Officers.

Rutland High School Junior Harsh Pr. Patel Advances to DECA’s ICDC

Junior, Harsh Pr. Patel (aka Harsh 2), competed at the DECA State Career Development Conference on January 19, in Accounting Applications Series and placed 2nd in the State

of Georgia. Congratulations Harsh!

Culinary Students Become ServSafe Certified

The W.S. Hutchings College & Career Academy 1st year Culinary students have been preparing themselves for the ServSafe Manager Certification, which strives to educate workers in food service. ServSafe verifies that a manager or person-in-charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illnesses. For the past two months, students learned the following: The Importance of Food Safety, Good Personal Hygiene, Time and Temperature Control, Preventing Cross-Contamination, and many more. Thirty-seven culinary students took the ServSafe exam on December 2nd and passed. To recognize them for this important achievement, students participated in a Culinary Toque ceremony on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the W.S. Hutchings College & Career Academy.

FBLA Meets and Greets While Maintaining Six Feet

Ballard-Hudson FBLA is teamed up with The Healing Experience Ministries to conduct business. Members had their first official meeting on October 14th. They were able to learn more about each other, plan community service events for the upcoming school year, and play games while social distancing and wearing masks.

FCCLA Region 7 Culinary Competition

Culinary Arts students, Abigail Hudgins and Ja’Kayla Thompson, competed in their first digital culinary competition for Hutchings College and Career Academy. Both students achieved Gold tier recognitions. Ja’Kayla placed 1st in the region and Abigail won 2nd place. Both competitiors had to cook under time and ingredient restrictions but did so masterfully. The judges were blown away by their performances saying “Ja'Kayla seems very confident and knowledgeable… made the best tart I have seen” and “Excellent Job! Abigail is obviously familiar with the method and tools/equipment…Beautiful plating with thought, effort, and execution.”

FBLA Celebrates New Moms and Babies

Ballard-Hudson FBLA worked with The Healing Experience Ministries to point moms in the right direction. New and expectant moms were invited to attend a community baby shower hosted by The Healing Experience Ministries. Ballard-Hudson FBLA members assisted with welcoming mothers and small children to the event, directing mothers to their tables, and entertaining smaller children. The Healing Experience Ministries provided mothers with food and a plethora of gifts that will assist them with their journeys in motherhood.

Rutland MS FFA Places at State Conference

Rutland Middle School's FFA Chapter places 3rd in the State for Conduct Chapter and Remiya Stephens places 2nd in the State for Junior Prepared Public Speaking.

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Culinary Students Cure Eggs for Savory Garnish

At Hutchings College and Career Academy the culinary arts students engaged in a food science experiment by beginning the curing process for egg yolks. The eggs were used as an exciting garnish within Meal Kits featuring Blackened Red Shrimp Caesar Salad. Executive Chef, Stuart Hardy, says that “Eggs are a versatile ingredient that can be utilized for a variety of concepts in menu planning”. The eggs were dehydrated in salt and grated for a bright and rich flavor to accompany the salad.

Rutland HS MCJROTC Cadets Conquer Appalachian Trail

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Celebrating Scholars

Learning virtually has been a major adjustment, but Ballard-Hudson students know how to rise to the occasion! Three Ballard-Hudson Business students showed that they were willing to learn despite the different circumstances. The following students were celebrated for having the highest average in Business classes during September: Antrovio Green (6th Grade), Akira McGhee (7th Grade), and Cholee Lavender (8th Grade). Each student was awarded with gifts that reflected what they like or their personality. Different students will be rewarded for their effort and hard work throughout the school year.

Mercer Medical Students Visit HCCA

Medical students from Mercer University's School of Medicine visited Hutchings College and Career Academy as part of the Young Physicians Initiative. The program aims to make medical mentorship and networking an opportunity for all students. The medical students shared their personal journeys to medical school, their inspiration, and engaged the students with some interactive case studies. Students were excited to learn more about what it takes to be a doctor and how they can get that MD behind their own names!

Appling MS & Northeast HS FFA Chapter's Participate in State Conference

In April, Appling Middle School's brand new FFA chapter participates in the Georgia FFA State Conference under the leadership of Advisor, Kedrione Harris. They were accompanied by veteran chapter Northeast HS FFA.

Learning about PPEs (Personal Protection Equipment)

Healthcare Science students have been busy learning the proper way to apply and remove PPE (personal protection equipment), constructing the urinary system out of clay, and even became CPR certified per American Heart Association standards. Students are realizing the value of our healthcare workers this year more than ever and they are excited about becoming Certified Nursing Assistants and serving on the front lines with other healthcare worker heroes!

FBLA Members Bond with Basketball

Ballard-Hudson FBLA members had an untraditional meeting this month while enjoying the Westside High School versus Baldwin High School basketball game. Unfortunately, Westside High School lost, but FBLA members said that they enjoyed seeing the “extra tall” players and watching Kowacie Reeves, a Senior at Westside High School, dunk!

Rutland High School FFA Has A State Champion

Congratulations to Rutland High School FFA Member, Hannah Newberry for placing 1st in the State in Dairy Production. She has now qualified to compete at the National Conference in October. We wish her luck in Indianapolis.

EMT Students Learn Patient Assessments

Seniors Thomas Paschal (Howard), Summer McCallum (Northeast) and Jasmine Martin (Southwest) learned how to perform heart monitoring through 4Lead and 12Lead EKG applications. EMT students are required to complete 48 hours in the clinical setting at Community Ambulance, From the Heart Medical Transport, Conquest Medical, and Coliseum Hospital. In the clinical setting, EMT students can perform assessments and provide treatment to patients in need. At the completion of their clinical rotation, each EMT student will be eligible to receive their national and state certification as a certified Emergency Medical Technician.

Hutchings Cosmetology Students Learn New Skills...

As a Shampoo Technician, the students learn to Shampoo and Treat Hair and Scalp of clients before they sit in the stylist ‘s chair. As a student at Hutchings College and Career Academy, the students are the stylist. The students can show off their creativity by styling their mannequin after completing each shampoo service.

Central's FBLA Chapter Recognized as Bronze Chapter

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Advisory Board Members of the Year

CTAE Welcomes Career Coaches

Junior Leadership Corp (JLC) Units Collect Donations For Salvation Army

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CTAE Teachers Named as Star Teachers

Bibb County CTSOs Clean-Up The Community

On April 10, 2021 The Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) at Appling Middle School participated in the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful city-wide clean-up effort.

On April 10, 2021 The FBLA Chapter at Southwest High School participated in the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful city-wide clean-up effort.

CTAE Teachers Named as Finalists for BCSD Teacher of the Year

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Attention Community Partners!

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Please complete the form below each time you support BCSD CTAE programs.

Thank you for all you do!

CTAE Social Media

Bibb County CTAE is relaunching our Social Media accounts. If you have not already done so, please "Like", "Follow" and "Tag" us with all your social media accounts. We want to make sure we are celebrating all of the wonderful accomplishments from each of your CTSOs. Our accounts are listed below:

  • Twitter: @CTAEBibb


  • Instagram: @CTAEBibb


  • Facebook: Facebook.com/CTAEBibb

CTAE Administration

Vonnie Angelo, Work-Based Learning Supervisor and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator

478-779-2526 yvonne.angelo@bcsdk12.net


Maggie Bruce, Supervisor of Southwest High, Westside High, Central High, Ballard Hudson Middle, Weaver Middle, and Miller Middle

478-779-3047 margarite.bruce@bcsdk12.net


Niya Hicks, Supervisor of Hutchings College and Career Academy

478-779-2557 niya.hicks@bcsdk12.net


Jason Weiss, Supervisor of Northeast High, Rutland High, Howard High, Rutland Middle, Appling Middle, and Howard Middle

478-779-3827 jason.weiss@bcsdk12.net

If you would like to help prepare students for the emerging global workforce,

please contact Dr. Cassandra Miller-Washington at

Cassandra.Washington@bcsdk12.net or 478-779-2528.

The Bibb County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations.