The 3Cs Connection

Student & Parent Newsletter for CCC - November 2022

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Full of Thanks

Greetings Cyclone families,

John F. Kennedy stated, "We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." During this season of Thanksgiving, I want to say THANK YOU to those who make Chesapeake Career Center an incredible place to learn and work. In the time I have been at CCC, I am inspired by what I see our students do in the classroom. I marvel at the incredible devotion of our instructors and staff and their unique ability to teach and inspire our Cyclones. I celebrate the amazing support of our parents and community partners. I am thankful that CCC continues to strive for excellence in each and every classroom, to grow stronger by our diversity, and to cultivate an open and positive school climate.

During this time of Thanksgiving, I want to share my gratitude and thank YOU for being such an important part of our Cyclones’ lives. On behalf of the Cyclone family, I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

Read through the newsletter to meet students and faculty members and see what makes us proud to be CCC.

For updates, please check our website and follow us on social media:

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Full of Cyclone Pride,

Dr. Kelly Kitchens

What are you Thankful for at CCC?

During this season of Thanksgiving, take a moment and tell faculty members why you are thankful for them and all they do for CCC. The responses will be sent directly to the recipients. Click here to access the form.
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Front Row: Ms. Brinkley, School Counseling Director, Mrs. Manning, Secretary, and Mrs. Fager, Bookkeeper. Back Row: Mrs. Goard, TIS, Mr. Bernstein, Clinic Assistant, Mr. Smith, Assistant Principal, and Dr. Kitchens, Principal. Not pictured: Mr. Spence, Security

Student Spotlight

Meet Karalyne Shaffer, Collision Repair

Karalyne is a senior at Hickory High School and a second year Collision Repair student. Karlayne loves all the career opportunities Collision Repair provides; welding, estimating, and painting to name a few. She shared that Collision Repair has so many opportunities and there is a demand for workers. While Karalyne is not sure this is where she will land with full-time employment, she knows the skills she has learned will allow her to further her career and support her family. To learn more about the Collision Repair course, click here.

Be Smart - Be Safe

It takes the collective effort of all of us to ensure that we all remain safe. One of the most effective ways to do that is to report anything that could affect the safety of our students and staff. Many threats are dealt with before they can come to fruition because of individuals willing to report directly to a trusted adult. That is strongly encouraged. We also encourage families to have discussions with their children about the seriousness of and consequences for these actions.

There are other ways that these safety concerns can be reported. CPS offers QuickTip, a way to anonymously report any safety concerns. The icon can be found on our webpages. The CrimeLine icon is also available on our webpages and that platform can be used to report concerns directly to the police department. You will also see the K-12 “Let’s Talk” icon on the CPS homepage and on many other CPS webpages. Clicking that will take you to another platform for registering concerns and asking questions. Non-pressing messages can be left here and they will be addressed by appropriate administrators. More information can be found on the CPS website. Of course, in any emergency situation, please call 911.

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Use Your NetSmartz!

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Save the Dates!

Family Engagement Month

Celebrate Family Engagement Month with fun family activities throughout the month. Check out the Family Engagement Calendar for suggested activities.
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November 5th - Fall into health

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November 8th - Teacher Work Day

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November 9th - Virtual College Fair

We are preparing students to be College AND Career Ready!
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November 11th - Happy Veterans Day

To remember and honor our Veterans, school will be closed Friday, November 11th.
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November 14th -18th - Can Food Drive

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November 24th - 25th - Happy Thanksgiving

Schools will be closed Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Wednesday, November 23 is an early release day. NO PM classes at CCC.
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We love our Support Staff!

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

We love our school bus drivers and enjoyed celebrating them! We appreciate that they get our Cyclones to and from school safely every day!

Shout out to Mrs. Perkins, Mr. Spence, and Mr. Smith who run the bus lane with smiles and, to the Early Childhood Education II students who made cards and treats to celebrate the bus drivers.

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Happy School Safety Officer Week

In October, we also celebrated our SSO, Mr. Spence. For over 19 years, Mr. Spence has greeted students, staff and guests. Thank you for your dedication and loyalty to CCC.
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Feeling Sick? Stay Home!

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We RISE Together!

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Our Counseling Director, Ms. Brinkley, is available to students by appointment or email. Please stop by the main office, call 547-0134, or email for assistance.
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November is National Scholarship Month and is a time to raise awareness of financial opportunities for future college students. In November, many scholarship providers begin posting new scholarship information for the next academic year. Seniors, now is the perfect time to dedicate time to finding scholarships for your upcoming college year. Be sure to check ScholarshipVue on your home school’s website. Your student ID is your username and password. Sign in today and start applying! See Ms. Brinkley if you have any questions or need assistance.
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CCC Pinked Out

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To remember and honor those who have been impacted by breast cancer, HOSA created posters and made breast cancer awareness announcements. October 18th, the Cyclone family wore pink to school.
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The Bra-Ha-Ha

Hangin' in the Hood was created for entry in The Bra-ha-ha by Mrs. Cesil, Mrs. Perkins and Mr. Sells. The ribbon was made from the hood of the car. We appreciate the hours spent hand beading the bra. Thank you to our Friends of CCC for the donated items and Wild Wing Cantina for paying our entry fee.

Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Careers

Early Childhood Education

Thinking of becoming a future educator or working with small children? Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the course for you. A dual enrolled course with Tidewater Community College, ECE is a two year program and students can earn up to 16 credits and a Career Studies Certificate from TCC. For more information, click here.

Looking towards our Future

This is an exciting time to be involved in Career and Technical Education! We are preparing today's students for tomorrow's careers. Check out the presentation about the future of CCC by clicking here Career Academies of Chesapeake.

WOW - Worlds of Work

CCC participated in the inaugural Chesapeake Worlds of Work interactive career expo event. The three day event held on the campus of TCC allowed over 3,000 8th graders the opportunity to experience hands on, real world, work experiences. The 8th graders were also exposed to the program opportunities offered at CCC. Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS), the Chamber of Commerce, local colleges/universities, and the City of Chesapeake partnered to present the Chesapeake Worlds of Work. We are already looking forward to next year's event.

Maritime Advisory

Recently, several industry partners from the Maritime Industry joined forces to start the Maritime Advisory Committee. This group will help steer the course of the Maritime Career Pathway. Presently, we offer Welding in the Maritime Career Pathway and plan to add Precision Machinists (Dual Enrolled at TCC). Over the next few years, additional courses will be added to the pathway to create a direct pipeline of industry certified, skilled workers to the Maritime industry.

Community Partners

Cyclone Level - Bay Automotive, Service & Collision

Thank you to our community partner Bay Service and Collision Center for their financial investment in our school and students. Bay Service and Collision Center is one of 2 full service and collision centers in Norfolk, Virginia, certified by AAA. They make customer satisfaction their ultimate goal, and have maintained an excellent reputation for quality for car, truck and SUV repair and if you do happen to get in an auto accident they work with all major Insurance companies for collision repair and paint. All of their technicians are I-CAR trained and ASE certified, and they heavily invest in state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that our work not only meets, but also exceeds customers' expectations. We appreciate their continued support.
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Become a Community Partner

If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming one of our Community Partners, please let us know. Levels of participation could entail providing guest speakers, mentoring, or making much-needed financial and equipment donations. An explanation of our partnership levels is provided here.

CCC Daily Schedule

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