New Horizons In Action Newsletter

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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!

Introducing Tik Tok!

Follow the new Tik Tok account @newhorizonscte to see inspiring and creative and fun videos highlight Career and Technical Education at New Horizons.

The 31st Annual Golf Classic

The New Horizons Educational Foundation (NHEF) held its 31st Annual Golf Classic at Kiln Creek Golf Club this year. The Golf Classic raised over $45,000 for scholarships and honorariums and hosted nineteen local business sponsors. During the banquet, student speakers Colin Macully, Jamal Davis, and Brennan Gilikin told their stories and experiences during their time at New Horizons in the Career and Technical Education Centers programs. Congratulations to Archeticutal Products of Virginia (APV) for taking home the win this year and playing their first year at the NHEF Golf Classic! Walsh Electric, Title Sponsor, was the runner-up in the tournament. A special thank you goes out to all the sponsors, volunteers, and staff that made this year's event a success. Save the date for next year's Golf Classic at Kiln Creek Golf Club. The event is planned for October 19th, 2023, more details will follow in coming months leading up to the tournment.
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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.

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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.

Blood Drive

New Horizons Medical Assistant students hosted their annual blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The Medical Assistant students presented to all of the classrooms to find volunteers and advocate for blood donations.


FBI Investigations

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.

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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.

Microscopy Introduction

The Governor's School of Science and Technology started their introduction to microscopy in the Biology classroom. Students began looking further into cells and learning from a point of view they do not normally see through!

Mathematicians on a Mission

Kenya Whitney, Pre-Calculus Teacher, began working with her students on different mathematical concepts.
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Morning Annoucements

At the Center for Autism and Newport Academy, students learned core words to help with communication. This time the word was 'MORE' and students explored what it is like to be an artist! They listened to various music genres and painted to music. Another core word they learned was 'LOOK'. Students learned phonological awareness while having some sensory fun.

October Fun

Elementary and Middle school students at Newport Academy began writing scary stories and building haunted houses for some October fun. The students will present their stories to their classes to make for some exciting class time and collaboration.

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.

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Heritage High Presentation

The Center for Apprenticeship & Adult Training (CFAAT) had the pleasure of visiting Heritage High School to present on opportunities with CFAAT and answer questions about options after graduating during their lunch periods.

Electrical Learning Math

Daniel Broadhurst, instructor for the Electrical level one apprenticeship program began getting into trade math during week seven. The students admit it has been tough, but say Broadhurst is an amazing instructor and great at helping them 'see' the math.

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.

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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!!

Case Management in Action

The Youth Workforce Center (YWC) Case Managers are a key component of the In-School and Out-of-School Youth programs - this is the YWC DIFFERENCE and the reason why so many of the youth and young adults learn the skills they need to thrive not just survive!

Pursuing Dreams

Congratulations to Youth Workforce participant Kelvin on securing employment as a Maintenance Machine (repair) Technician at Newport News Shipbuilding. Kelvin successfully graduated high school due to the support of the In-School Youth Program. A couple of years later was accepted into the Out of School Youth Program where he pursued Auto Mechanic training under the expert instruction of instructor Timothy Fary, Center for Apprenticeship and Adult Training. Kelvin says that his Case Manager, Karla Stallworth, taught him how to open up to new experiences and be steadfast in pursuing his dreams!
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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 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.

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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

Staff Highlight

From the Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic, the New Horizons Family Counseling Center highlights Zaria Hardy! Zaria is a second-year Master's student in the Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling Program at William and Mary.
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