New Horizons In Action Newsletter
New Horizons Educational Foundation is Fundraising Through the Amazon Smile Program
The New Horizons Educational Foundation has joined forces with the Amazon Smile program to fundraise for our outstanding student scholarship and honorarium program. This is a fantastic way for YOU to participate and support our student scholarship and honorarium efforts at NO COST to you! Please consider joining this opportunity!
The 31st Annual Golf Classic
BUTLER FARM CTE CAMPUS
Welding Student Visit Apprentice School
Ed Dupree, the welding instructor for the Butler Farm campus, visited the Newport News Apprentice School for a tour. Students were able to learn more about the school and gain knowledge on opportunities after high school.
Academies of Hampton
New Horizons Career and Technical Education Centers participated in the Academies of Hampton Career Exploration event at the Hampton Convention Center. Students from different programs represented New Horizons while upcoming freshmen and sophomores explored the convention center.
WOODSIDE LANE CTE CAMPUS
On Wednesday, October 19th, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Norfolk Office visited the Woodside Lane Campus to show our Criminal Justice classes how to isolate and case a crime scene. Students practiced drawing and photographing the scene, identifying clues, and marking evidence. These students received a crash course in becoming a Junior Agent with the FBI.
Hampton Roads Public Works Academy Kickoff
The Hampton Roads Public Works Academy (HRPWA) began its Cadet sessions with a visit from the City of Suffolk Public Works. The team, led by Earl Allison, came over and brought some heavy machinery, including an excavator, a backhoe, and a ditch-digging truck. All of the students had the opportunity to learn about careers using heavy equipment, and how lucrative and rewarding the field is. They also got to “Touch A Truck,” which was their favorite part.
Journey to Carter Mountain & Monticello
Early this month, the Culinary Arts classes traveled to Charlottesville, VA to visit Carter Mountain and pick delectable apples in preparation for holiday pie production. In addition to learning their unit on Pies, they also visited Monticello and received a history lesson on cuisine from Thomas Jefferson’s kitchen.
GSST’s Instructor, Gaelan Venturi, Pilots 2nd Virginia Tech Data Science Course “Data In Our Lives”
The Governor's School for Science and Technology (GSST) has partnered with Virginia Tech's Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA) department to bring the new and young field of Data Science to high school students at GSST. The program focuses on conducting data analysis with a focus on critical thinking, communication of results, and learning the introductory programming skills required to get into the field of data science.
The primary purpose of data science is to take complex and large datasets and derive meaningful conclusions from them that help makes better decisions in policy, business, medical, and STEM fields. The field has gained notoriety in the previous 20 years due to its significance in the rise of silicon valley tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Tesla, and many more. It has been said that "Data is the new oil," and we are finding this out as we continue to further its uses in our daily life. Data Science has proven its staying power and usefulness in industry and academia, and it does not appear to be losing its impact on the world anytime soon. Skills learned in this class will benefit students greatly in any STEM field they join along their college career path.
This course encourages GSST students to develop and practice the process of thinking critically with data in the context of real-world problems. Students will import, manage, summarize, and visualize data using programmable, statistical software. They will discover data, make decisions, generate hypotheses, and communicate their findings in data, considering the roles of probability and personal biases in decision-making. Additionally, students will identify ethical issues and vulnerabilities in analyses.
Hispanic Awareness Month
At Yorktown Middle School (YMS) Center for Autism, staff and students collaborated with YMS teachers and students to celebrate Hispanic Awareness Month. The Foreign Language Department taught students the importance of embracing cultural diversity and learning to appreciate differences. The students celebrated by experiencing Hispanic foods, games, and counties and enjoyed a parade.
Collaboration Stays Strong with Youth Workforce Center
The Center for Apprenticeship and Adult Training began a new Medical Administrative Assistant cohort with the Youth Workforce Center. A huge 'Welcome Back' goes to the returning instructor, Chanel Dillard-Miles for embracing the new cohort. Congratulations to the students for beginning a new pathway that will lead to amazing opportunities.
Trauma-Response Training with Philoxenia Culture
The Trauma-Response Training experience gave the Youth Workforce Center (YWC) team a moment and a space to engage in introspection, challenge our assumptions, create a shared understanding, and redirect our efforts. The information was shared with such enthusiasm and conviction, that participants were thoroughly engaged from start to finish. YWC explored several practical strategies that could be used to become more responsive to the youth and young adults YWC serves. Special thank you to Fred Liggins from Philoxenia Culture, three words - Innovative, Impactful, and Inspiring!!
Couples Counseling is Here!
Couples or relationship counseling involves conversations between people in a committed relationship that seek to create better intimacy and understanding. Counselors offer a variety of tools and resources that seek to foster healthy communication that will encourage the relationship to thrive.
A few common reasons to seek couples or relationship counseling include:
- Making decisions about the relationship
- Premarital counseling
- Strengthening emotional and communication bonds
- Developing problem-solving skills
- Learning to meet each other's needs
- Gaining new perspectives to enhance the relationship
If you are interested in receiving services or are seeking more information, contact us at 757-221-2363 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Before the session, an intake will be completed, and clients will be assessed for appropriateness for the clinic. Counselors in the Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic are unable to see clients that are currently experiencing domestic or intimate partner violence. If the level of care the Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic offers is not suitable for the client(s), an appropriate referral may be provided.
SSPARK: Skills & Support for Parenting Adaptive and Resilient Kids
In partnership with the Williamsburg Health Foundation, The Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic is excited to announce SSPARK: Skills and Support for Parenting Adaptive and Resilient Kids. This is a free resource for interested families.
SSPARK is a group for parents of children 3-12 years old, designed to provide information about child development and parenting skills to strengthen parent-child communication and cooperation. While parents are in group, children 5+ can participate in Student Success Skills, a group designed to help kids develop academic, social, and self-management skills. For children under 5, or those who do not participate in Student Success Skills, childcare will be provided.
Who: Parents and children in the Greater Williamsburg Region
When: Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm, starting October 11
Where**: Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic, 301 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23185
**Virtual options for parents may be available!
For more information or to enroll, visit linktr.ee/wmfcec