Bulloch County Career, Technical, & Agricultural Education
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Briggs & Stratton Trains High School Seniors
Briggs & Stratton sees the program as a great way to help develop its future workforce. “They (students) understand the importance of being here, and being on time,” said Denise Batton, a member of the company's human resources team."They understand the importance of team work."
Savannah's CBS television affiliate, WTOC-TV, featured a news story about the BASCO program in February. It helps showcase the partnership between the school district and local manufacturers to help interested students successfully make the transition from school to a skilled career.
Ruarks is Southeast Bulloch's Work-Based Learning Student of the Year
"Taylor is very deserving of this honor," said Michael Powell, the school's WBL Coordinator. "She is a tremendous asset at Deb-Bee's Creations, and they cannot praise Taylor enough. She has a passion for sewing and fashion design, so this placement is perfect for her. Taylor is a model student who understands that the true benefit of work-based learning isn't just about money in her pocket, but using the experience to learn and prepare for challenges ahead in the fashion and design industry, which she plans to pursue for a career."
"The experience of working at Deb-Bee's Creations has been phenomenal, and I couldn't imagine a better boss and environment for a teenager's first job," said Taylor Ruarks. "I hope to major in either Business or Fashion Merchandising, and I see myself owning my own small business, either having a physical or online storefront. My business focus would promote various types of crafting hobbies, mainly sewing, and teach various types of classes to both the young and elder."
Career Cluster: Audio, Video, Technology, & Film
2020 Region 6 SkillsUSA Championships
The video below, created by Southeast Bulloch High School students Jackson Blakely and Sophia Hurst won 1st Place in Broadcast News Production.
SEB High wins Bronze 2020 SkillsUSA Georgia Chapter of Excellence Award
Southeast Bulloch High School's SkillsUSA Chapter was awarded Bronze Chapter of Distinction as part of SkillsUSA's national Chapter of Excellence Program. This is an indication of the the SEBHS SkillsUSA Chapter's achievement and integration of national SkillsUSA framework into the chapter's program of work activities. SEBHS's Audio Video Technology & Film instructor, Renee Rogers, is the chapter's advisor.
Statesboro High School's Audio, Technology, Video & Film students' video entry for the 2020 Powerade Power Your School video contest captured the attention of The Coca-Cola Company leading to a $2,000 cash award for the school'a athletic program. The ATVF career pathway at Statesboro High is lead by Chad Farrel.
Student athletes and their supporters submitted videos and essays demonstrating their schools’ needs. Statesboro High was one of nearly 45 winning schools to receive monetary prizes of $2,000 each to preserve the playing fields that often serve as an extension of the classroom. Contest entries were judged based on school need, creativity, and quality of submission.
Pictured below are local On Premise Business Development Manager Phillip Story (left), Statesboro High student athletes, and Patrick Hill (right), the school's athletic director.
Southeast Bulloch Film students place at virtual SkillsUSA State Conference
Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
Statesboro High Construction students help Fostering Bulloch
Statesboro SkillsUSA: A National Models of Excellence
Statesboro SkillsUSA: GA Chapter of Excellence & Gold Chapter of Distinction
Statesboro High School's SkillsUSA Chapter has been named as a Georgia Chapter of Excellence winner and a Gold Chapter of Distinction. The Chapter of Excellence Program (CEP) recognizes achievement as it relates to the integration of the SkillsUSA Framework in chapter program of work activities. Statesboro High Construction Teacher Josh Hall is the chapter's adviser.
Statesboro CTAE: National Harbor Freight Tools finalist
Hall, who is the school's Construction teacher and SkillsUSA Chapter advisor, and Bratton, its Agriculture teacher and National FFA Organization Chapter advisor, find ways for their programs to collaborate. They have 30 years of experience in education between them.
Hall, who is in his second year of teaching construction, previously worked in carpentry
and had his own part-time handyman business. In his first year as a construction
teacher, his students won a Gold Chapter of Distinction honor from SkillsUSA, a
national nonprofit association of trades students. Bratton, who taught science for two
decades before branching out to agricultural education three years ago, views his shift
to teaching skilled trades as a pivotal moment in his career, one that lets him help
students use what they know to solve real-world problems. Both teachers’ programs
continuously instruct students in employability skills and model classroom practices to
mirror future workplaces.
“Trades teachers are truly unsung heroes, and our prize seeks to show everyone how
powerful these classes can be,” said Danny Corwin, executive director of Harbor Freight
Tools for Schools. “Skilled trades education has enormous potential to offer students
pathways to multiple post-secondary opportunities, and these are the teachers who are
providing them with the knowledge, skills and inspiration year after year.”
The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence was started in 2017
by Eric Smidt, the founder of national tool retailer Harbor Freight Tools. Now, in the fourth year of the prize, more than 200 teachers have been recognized as winners or finalists. Winners can join a nationwide network of outstanding trades teachers who convene regularly by webinar and in a three-day summer workshop to share best practices and advance their field.
Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Central Region Proficiency Winners
Heidi Sawyer of Portal High School was an Area winner in the category of Nursery Operations - Entrepreneurship.
Two students from Southeast Bulloch High School were Region winners:
- Tyler Hunter, Beef Production
- Bailey Shuman, Small Animal Production and Care - Entrepreneurship
Congratulations to our FFA students.
Area 4 Career Development Event Winners
Students from Bulloch County Schools were winners at Area Career Development Events (CDE) hosted by Southeastern Technical College and Fort Valley State University in February.
Portal High School Teams won the following awards:
- Area 4 Senior Nursery Landscape Team, 2nd place
- Area 4 Junior Nursery Landscape Team, 1st place
- High Individual, Haven Sawyer
Southeast Bulloch High School's team won 1st place in the Parli Pro Area 4 competition.
Statesboro High School's team had an Area 4 Wildlife CDE winner, Camden Woodcock.
Career Cluster: Government & Public Safety/JROTC
Corps of Cadets Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps Essay Contest
The top four essays from each state move forward for consideration in the top three in the nation for JROTC. Statesboro High School student Noah Brannen is in the top three for the state of Georgia. Lt Col., Ret. Eric Heffner, Senior Army Instructor and Region 9 JROTC Area Coordinator at Statesboro High School is proud of Noah's efforts.
Army Hosts Special Enlistment Ceremony at Statesboro High
Statesboro High School Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) teacher 1st Sgt. David Redwine helped his students participate in a special enlistment ceremony at the school on February 26. Four students from the high school along with more than 20 other young people from area high school's were administered their enlistment oath from the International Space Station by U.S. Army Colonel and NASA astronaut Dr. Andrew Morgan. Dave Williams from television channel WJCL reported on this event.
Rifle Team Receives Grant
Career Cluster: Health Science
Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference
Pye Completes Healthcare Science Education (HSE) Industry Certification
Congratulations to Southeast Bulloch High School Healthcare Science Program and Sharon Pye, Health Sciences instructor and the Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) adviser for successfully completing the Healthcare Science Education (HSE) Industry Certification process in April 2020. The recertification process involved an in-depth self study as well as review of the program's curriculum, lesson plans, student work, SEBHS HOSA program, teacher qualifications, interview of students, counselors, and administrators.
The school received a $5,000.00 grant to update equipment and supplies. The program also received a $9,000.00 Title IV grant with which it purchased two new hospital beds and patient care wall unit mock-up.
Career Cluster: Hospitality & Tourism/Education & Training
Students Place at Georgia ProStart Competitions
Read Across America
Teaching as a Profession Pathway Students Serve as Volunteer Readers
Statesboro High Students Reach for the STARS
Statesboro High High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) had a very productive spring despite interruptions from COVID-19. In February 13 chapter members competed in Regional Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events. The school's FCCLA culinary team also competed at regions and was awarded 2nd place, advancing to state.
The chapter was unable to compete at state due to COVID-19; however, through the established process from Georgia FCCLA 3 of the competitive events moved on to Virtual National competition. The advancing groups are:
- Amanda Muldrew competing in Say Yes to FCS (Family and Consumer Sciences)
- Ashley Rawls, Alexia Reed, and Jordyn Jones competing in Sports Nutrition, and
- Aaliyah Lonon and Hailey Dyches competing in Focus in Children.
Statesboro High FCCLA also earned the title of a chapter with Honor Roll with Distinction. This title is awarded to chapters demonstrating a strong program of work throughout the year.
Chapter adviser, Bethany Gilliam, was also awarded the highest honor of the organization becoming an Honorary Member for her work as Region 9 adviser.
Southeast Bulloch Students Attend Day at the Capitol
Career Cluster: Science, Tech, Engineering, & Math
Statesboro High Attends Leadership Conference
Career Cluster: Career Awareness
Portal CTAE hosts eighth-graders during transition event
Bulloch Board of Education Recognizes Manufacturing Art Contest Winners
Bulloch County Schools’ Career Technical & Agricultural Education program collaborated with its local partners to sponsor the contest. The Manufacturing Art Contest helps K-12 students learn about the manufacturing industry’s contribution to our local and state economy and today’s modern industrial facilities and their career opportunities. Students were encouraged to create artwork that celebrates manufacturers located in Bulloch County.
Elementary School Winners:
- 1st Place ($200 award) - Bailey Bunch - Portal Elementary School
- 2nd Place ($100 award) - Ethan Cason - Portal Elementary School
Middle School Division Winners:
- 1st Place ($200 award) - Sydney Bonistall - William James Middle School
- 2nd Place ($100 award) - Kaden Horton - Portal Middle High
Art Teacher - Student Participation Awards:
- Autumn Horton ($100 award) - Portal Elementary School art teacher
- Kimberly Kaiser ($100 award) - William James Middle School art teacher