Region 5 CTE & HB5 Update

February 2015

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

Hope all is going well as you move into course selection and master schedule time. I am trying a new method of communication. Feel free to forward this to your contacts. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email me!
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NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR'S WEEK!!! (Feb 2-6)

This week is National School Counseling Week! Counselors- Thank you for all you do!! You are greatly appreciated!

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/about-asca-%281%29/national-school-counseling-week

FAFSA COMPLETION AGREEMENT (COUNSELORS)

A "To The Administrator Addressed" Letter, went out on January 27th regarding the FAFSA completion agreement required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. In order for districts to continue to use the counselor suite on Apply Texas and to access FAFSA data on the site, the agreement must be signed before Feb 27th. In most cases, your superintendents will take care of this. Just be aware of what is going on so there is no break in service.

Link to TAA letter - http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/News_and_Multimedia/Correspondence/TAA_Letters/FAFSA_Completion_Agreement/

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CTE TEKS REVISIONS - WORKING DOCUMENT!

I originally sent this to my CTE contacts. The link below will take you to a comparison document reflecting the current and the TEKS review committees' final draft recommendations for revisions to the CTE TEKS for the first set of CTE Career Clusters presented to the SBOE for discussion in November and December 2014. This first set will be presented to the SBOE for first reading and filing authorization in February 2015. Proposed additions are shown in green font (additions) and proposed deletions are shown in red font with strikethroughs (deletions). Current and proposed courses that may count for English, Math, Science, LOTE, or Fine Art credit are highlighted (in yellow).


As updates are available, I will send them out. According to TEA, the revision process should be finished by July 2015.


http://www.livebinders.com/media/get/MTAyNzkyNjY=

CTE UPDATES from the CTAT Conference

I just returned from the Career and Technology Association of Texas conference with a lot of information to share. Please sign up for the meeting on Feb 24th!
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CTE MONTH!!

February is CTE MONTH!! Encourage your administrators, counselors and teachers to visit CTE classrooms!! We love what we do!


https://www.acteonline.org/ctemonth/#.VNTofp3F98E

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CTAT (SETCTAA) Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 12th, 12pm

Red Lobster, Beaumont, TX, United States

Beaumont, TX

Meeting for members and prospective members of CTAT. (SETCTAA is the local chapter of CTAT) If you are interested in this professional organization, email me.


RSVP to Maris Peno mpeno@esc5.net


www.ctat.org

CTE Director's Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 9am-12pm

350 Pine Street

Beaumont, TX

Register Online at www.esc5.net

High School Counselor's Round Table- Spring

Tuesday, April 7th, 9am-12pm

350 Pine Street

Beaumont, TX

Bring your comments, questions and concerns to discuss with other region counselors. Register online at www.esc5.net.

CTAT (SETCTAA) Meeting

Thursday, April 9th, 12pm

TBD

Meeting for members or prospective members of CTAT. If you are interested in this professional organization, email me.


RSVP to Maris Peno - mpeno@esc5.net


http://www.ctat.org/

CTE Director's Meeting

Thursday, May 14th, 9am-12pm

350 Pine Street

Beaumont, TX

Register Online at www.esc5.net
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