CTE October Newsletter
Career and Technical Education Happenings
CTE 8th Grade Day
Thunderbolt sent its first group of 8th graders to explore CTE program offerings for students to take in high school. Many of our high school students were CTE ambassador tour guides. Students visited 14 classrooms for a brief period of time to explore program offerings.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
The FBLA students attended the FBLA Leadership with the Suns event on Monday, October 16. The students attended an opening panel discussion on jobs in sports and attended three other workshops of their choice. The workshops included seminars on leadership, bettering your career, and team building. The day concluded by going to the Phoenix Suns game where Suns defeated the Trailblazers.
This month students have been very excited to wrap up the finishing details for our brand new event, Trunk or Treat. Our Marketing students prioritize planning and providing the student body with a variety of events to attend throughout the school year that boosts student morale. This event hopefully allows our teenage students to reminisce on the good old days when they went trick or treating. On another note, our mascot auditions are right around the corner. We are very excited to have spirited and enthusiastic students support our school and its events by becoming our mascot.
Law & Public Safety
The Apex Officer Training machine is now in use it the Law and Public Safety classroom. The new Apex officer training system is high tech and offers thousands of simulations and product content. It is totally portable and easy to setup. Having a police training simulator is an asset to the classroom for the Advanced Law and Public Safety courses. The many scenarios reinforce classroom lessons and provide the hands-on lab and critical thinking.
The Advanced Cabinetmaking program is putting their finishing techniques to work, and learning to work with resin products to create woodworking pieces. Pictured are Brandon and Colin. Brandon repurposed an old tree stump, by filling all of the cracks with colored resin after smoothing and sanding the surfaces. Colin, is showing the edge gluing, CNC programming, and epoxy work creating a cutting board, with a cactus routed and filled in with epoxy.
Software Development & App. Design
Students in the Intermediate Software and App Design Class have been working hard on their Maze Games in the GameMaker Software. For this project, they write Game Design Documents, use their creativity and follow a rubric to complete their games. It’s exciting to see their ideas come to life!
Automotive technologies students attended Run to the Sun event in downtown LHC last weekend. Students enjoyed looking at classic cars and meeting with the owners to ask questions.
CTE Counselors Corner
The Career Center had many program visits from MCC. The following programs gave presentations this past month: Psychology, Esports, Welding, Medical Assisting, HVAC, Automotive.
54 student-athletes and parents attended an informational session on NCAA/NAIA requirements for participating in collegiate sports.
GCU gave a presentation on October 19th.
9th and 10th grade ECAPs have been conducted with the counselors in which students used Major Clarity and researched careers.
Registration has started for MCC concurrent classes. All 10 spots of CNA are full. 41 students have turned in WAVE applications. 26 students as of this week are registered for MCC courses this upcoming spring.
15 students are currently completing placements for their Career Exploration internship this semester. Students work 30 hours with their hosts to learn about the business/industry and gain insight into potential future career opportunities. This is through the Chamber of Commerce. Students are in placements such as Lange Veterinary, LHC Fire Department, HRMC, Whiz Kid, 32 Bravo, Trolls by the Bridge, Lakeside, Kids Little Smiles, LHCPD and Smoketree Elementary.
LHHS has collaborated with Jamaica in performing It's A Hard Knock Life from ANNIE in our showcase this year.
This is the first time this has been done and it has been fun seeing the children with lights and sound on stage. This is a great way to keep the pipeline aspect of the program going.
Jackie Murphy and Heidi Vesely are the leaders of the Jamaica group and collaborated to make this years event a huge success. Next year we plan to branch out and collaborate with other elementary schools. Thank you for all the support.