February Newsletter 2021
February is HERE!
Hoping all is well in your world as the Career Center campus is bustling with all kinds of positive energy.
You may be aware of Superintendent Diana Sirko's correspondence addressing the updated D51 protocol relating to the above. Basically, the message is... wear your mask properly-with integrity, stay the course and we can lessen those situations that require a person to be quarantined. - And that is GOOD NEWS! D51 is striving to stay in "Face to Face" learning. Career Center campus continues to adhere to outlined Covid-19 D51 policies believing the best education is that experienced in a "Face to Face'' learning environment.
The above will directly help us with one of our 3rd quarter campus wide goals- to improve our overall attendance. Continue to: wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands often (Please ... and Thank You).
New Valley School building update-
The weather has been "slowing us down" a little with the finishing up of the New Valley Building. We are looking at a move in date around the 3rd week of February. By the way- it is VERY NICE!
Smiles for ALL-
The 3rd quarter is long, busy and full of adventure. Sometimes this can wear a person down. Pace yourself, be positive and know we are here to support and help you in the great adventure. If there is EVER a time that it becomes too much please know there are resources and support that can help. COME TALK TO US!
Career Center campus is a student centered, project based, performance assessed learning environment. We are proud of our ability to keep learning "real" and focus on the "whole person". We are proud of our kids and know we cannot do what we do without the support of our families, community and friends. Thank you for the continued support.
Enjoy February and remember... Career Center campus is the Home of the D51 Rockstars and that is a GOOD THING!
Exciting News From the Floral Department!
The Flower Gift shop at CC is now open to staff and students only!! There are quite a variety of items to choose from; including chips, snack cakes, bagels w/cream cheese, energy drinks, greeting cards, and stuffed animals. Stop in and take a look! Due to COVID protocol, they are limiting the number of customers in the shop at one time to five. If you would like to visit during class time and you have your teachers permission, please make sure to bring a note or hall pass with you.
Career Center Staff Spotlight. We begin this week with our spotlight on our very own COVID Health Assistant Abbi Richardson. Abbi is a familiar face at CC, subbing for the previous 4 years in many classes and always willing and able to jump in wherever extra help is needed. This year as the COVID full time Health Assistant, she has had her hands full helping to monitor, track and document student and staff COVID information. She has been a very valuable piece to the continued efficient, smooth flowing front office area. When Abbi is not acting as the COVID Police at CC , she enjoys spending her free time camping, four wheeling, kayaking, taking amazingly awesome photos of nature and being crafty.
Career Center Staff Spotlight. We all know Zandi!! But did you also know that she is a Grand Valley Native!? She has been an integral piece of the CC Crew for the last 8 years, keeping the front office flowing smooth and efficient! Before landing at CC, she was at R-5 for 18 years for a combined total of 26 years employed by the school district. When Zandi isn't operating as the 'Fixer" and "Finder" in the CC front office, she loves to spend her time crafting, crocheting and sewing and enjoying her Grandchildren as much and as often as possible! She also enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her husband in the mountains fishing and camping.
Career Center Staff Spotlight. You may not see her often, she works behind the scenes much of the time keeping all of us safe and our health concerns covered! Sabrina Motta is the awesome RN for CC, Valley, R-5 and Summit! Sabrina has been a school nurse for D51 at CC for the past 2 years, but has been an RN since 2013, graduating from Regis University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Before that, she was a reservist with Durango Fire and Rescue as a Firefighter/EMT-Intermediate for 7 years. She is also a freelance artist that works in oils and watercolors. When she doesn't have her hands full juggling her RN duties, she spends her time swimming, paddle boarding, hiking, skiing and rafting. Most of all she loves spending time exploring with her 4 year old son.
Career Center Staff Spotlight. The Leader of the Pack. The BULLDAWG himself; Mr. Cam Wyatt. The 'Dream In Color' who pushes everyone to be their best, look for the silver lining and 'Keep Reaching For Those Stars' guy! Cam is no stranger to education, he's been at it for 30 years! Among his Masters in Special Education K-12, he also has a Masters in Education Leadership K-12. Several other certifications he has include; Briggs & Stratton Advanced Instructor, NCCER Core Certified & Carpentry Instructor, Cisco 1 &11 Networking Instructor and Nationally Certified Work Ethic Trainer. WHEW! With all that education and experience, it's no wonder his imagination and drive knows no bounds! Cam is always looking for the next best thing to promote CC & Valley students and staff that he cares so much about and loves to see them thrive. CC and Valley are fortunate to have such a strong advocate in their corner! When Cam isn't planning the next CTE World Wide Taker Over, he spends as much time as he can on the water fishing, hiking in the great outdoors and observing local wildlife. "Allow the eyes to see what the hands are doing and the mind is thinking."
Career Center Staff Spotlight. Moving on to the last, but not least, Queen of the Pack, the CC Dragon Slayer, Vice Principal Jami Salyer. Jami has attained many credentials including a BA in Business Administration in Computer based information Systems, an MA in Education, she is a CTE Director and a CTE Specialist. She has been an educator for many years as well as a small business owner, a small business consultant and a Controller in pharmaceutical wholesale. Jami has been with CC for 7 years and has made quite an impression on students over the years as well as staff! Her lovable pooch Remi is a regular visitor to Companion Animals and enjoys welcoming all students to the class! When she isn't Slaying Dragons at CC, Jami is a lover of all things outdoors. Hiking, kayaking, fishing, exploring rivers and new places. She is always looking ahead for the next great adventure which is why her motto "Get BUSY Living" is so very fitting to her lifestyle and personality.