New Horizons In Action Newsletter
Illuminating Minds, Igniting Passions, and Shaping Futures
Get to Know the New Horizons Educational Foundation
The New Horizons Educational Foundation (NHEF) raises funds via corporate donations, private donations, and the annual charity golf classic to provide:
Academic Scholarships to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Governor’s School for Science and Technology (GSST) students;
Honorariums for the transition from school to work for Career and Technical Education (CTE) and;
Incentive Funds for positive behavioral supports as part of the Regional Special Education program.
Teacher of the Year Program that recognizes one outstanding educator annually that embodies the spirit of our charter to illuminate minds, ignite passions, and shape futures.
Teacher Innovation Grants to teachers and instructional staff to support an experimental student experience, a groundbreaking instructional program, or a project-based learning unit.
The Education Foundation raised over $53,500 during the 2021-2022 school year!
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!
BUTLER FARM CTE CAMPUS
Welding Competition and Career & Recruiting Event
Ed Dupree, the welding instructor for the Butler Farm campus, and his welding students participated in this competition and event with Project MFG. The students also participated in a shipyard tour and had a chance to talk with numerous local maritime employers.
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Week
Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Physical Therapy, Dental Assistant, and Certified Nurse Aide classes celebrated Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA ) week with a variety of different events and activities. Students participated in spirit week where they were assigned different themes to dress in while in cooperation with the week-long event.
Hampton City Schools high school counselors visited the Butler Farm Campus to learn more about the programs New Horizons Career and Techincal Centers have to offer for rising juniors and seniors.
WOODSIDE LANE CTE CAMPUS
Pharmacy Technician Students on Externships
Students in the Pharmacy Technician class have begun their externships with local business partners such as Riverside Health Services and Walgreens. By applying the workplace readiness skills learned in the classroom, students are well-equipped to demonstrate their knowledge.
Students of the First Quarter
New Horizons Career and Technical Center "Students of the 1st Quarter" were awarded certificates and $chool $tore Bux for their excellence in academics, competency skills, employability, and leadership.
Accolades for Deb Rosson
Deb Rosson, Veterinary Science Instructor, was awarded a congratulatory plaque from iCEV, an online curriculum and testing agency that specializes in certifications. She received the plaque for having over ten (10) students pass the annual certification test in Veterinary Medical Applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Congratulations!
Advanced Chemical Analysis
The chemistry students are showing continued improvement in their lab skills as the school year progresses. This lab focused on titration to determine the concentration of KMnO4 and H2O2. The students (Faith & John from Poquoson High School) were looking for the perfect light pink endpoint.
Senior Honors Research
Sweatshirt Design Team
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Presentation
Storytime with Newport Academy
Debbie Houpt Receives Recognition
The Center for Apprenticeship & Adult Training (CFAAT) in cooperation with iCEV, a national testing agency, awarded the Veterinary Assistant instructor a plaque. The plaque recognizes Houpt's commitment to her students as they successfully completed the Veterinary Medical Applications certification exam with ten (10) or more students!
Bethel High School Career & School Expo
Students came by the Center for Apprenticeship & Adult Training (CFAAT) information booth to learn all about options after high school including what we offer at CFAAT. Students and teachers were inspired and interested in what the staff, Kaylee Fortney and Erika Wilson, were sharing with them!
Center for Apprenticeship and Adult Training instructor Jeff Brittingham assembled an amazing team of CPR instructors for both adult and high school learners. Brittingham facilitates this training yearly for students and staff. Over thirty (30) plus students and over 10 instructors attended this year's session making all of New Horizons Regional Education Centers successful.
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Symposium
The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Youth Symposium brings together workforce development thought leaders and stakeholders whose focus is providing workforce development opportunities for the youth population. This year the Youth Workforce Center (YWC) joined together with partners from the City of Newport News in a presentation on Day 1. The YWC Staff was able to also network with peers, share ideas and experiences, and discover new and innovative programs, products and services.
Partnerships in Action
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