CTE Newsletter

February 2020

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Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 5-8pm

7502 Fair Oaks Avenue

Dallas, TX

Teachers, we're excited to host another CTE Teacher Night this year! We have insightful sessions, alumni, and cool swag as part of the evening's events. Please complete the form to register. It will be held at Conrad High School, from 5-8 pm. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. We look forward to seeing you soon!

CAMPUS BUDGET DEADLINE by February 28, 2020

Teachers, remember to spend your campus allocations by the end of February. These funds should be used for classroom instructional materials, supplies and equipment under $500. Please contact your coordinator if you have questions or need assistance.

W.H. Adamson High School NAF AOF: Shayla Roberts, Instructor

Event: JA Finance Park

Date: January 23, 2020

Location: Richardson, Texas

The Adamson AOF students visited the Junior Achievement Park and learned about the managing a personal budget, such as rent/mortgage, car payments, insurance, savings, entertainment, groceries and more! As students strive to create a balanced budget, they begin to understand the value of money, and make the connection between hard work, education, and their future earnings.

Skyline High School Cosmetology: Shannon Smith, Instructor

On January 22, 2020, our students had the pleasure of observing one of Skyline’s own, Mrs. Mayra Rodriguez, from the Cosmetology Cluster Class of 1999.

Myra is now the Educational Director for Toni & Guy DFW. Myra demonstrated an advanced haircut. She along with her educational partner Dalonda Hunter, spoke with our students about the Toni & Guy brand.

They also spoke with our students about their journey and the benefits of obtaining a cosmetology license in high school. We are proud to announce that two of our senior co-op students are presently enrolled in the Toni and Guy apprentice program.

Thomas Jefferson High School NAF AOF: Evelyn Schultz, Instructor

On January 22, 2020, the AOF students had the opportunity to visit with a guest speaker, Tipu Bhakti, Capital One Ambassador, on the topic of "Dress for Success". They learned the importance of having a professional dress clothing to maintain a positive self image and work place appearance.

Wilmer-Hutchins High School NAF AOIT: Tracy Askey, Instructor

The students participated in "Mock Interviews" on January 21, 2020. This will prepare the students as they interview for summer internships at the NAF Internship EXPO.

Hillcrest High School Engineering Cluster:

On January 21, 2020, the juniors and seniors of the NAF Academy of Engineering had a great experience at their first mock interview! These juniors and seniors are preparing for their interviews for a paid summer internship with our industry partners. Representatives from Verizon, The City of Dallas, LTRA Civil Engineers, LAFP Structural Engineers, and TEK Systems came to Hillcrest to help these students.

Seagoville High School Agriculture & Animal Science Cluster: Camilla Pearson, Instructor

Event: Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Date: January 21, 2020

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Our students competed against some of the best dairy goats in Texas and were able to place in the top 10 of their classes! We had 4 days of networking and gaining experiences. A breeder of ours allowed our students to assist with milking her goats.

Jocelin Gonzales, sophomore, placed 1st, 8th, and 6th with her Nigerian Dwarf!

Taking home $30 in premium money, Alexa Del Fierro, sophomore, placed 3rd, 5th, and 4th with her Nubian!

Taking home $50 in premium money, Yadhira Macias, senior, placed 8th with her scholarship Alpine from Texas A&M University.

Seagoville High School Ag Cluster: Sarah Galloway, Instructor

Event: FFA Longhorn Show Team

Date: January 21, 2020

Location: Fort Worth Stock Show

We are PROUD to report the team results from Fort Worth Stock Show Longhorn Show. Our students have put in countless hours preparing their animal projects for this years show circuit. Fort Worth Stock Show is one of the most prestigious livestock shows in the world and our students were most excited to compete and do well.

The students earned several honors. Please help congratulate them on a job well done.

Tanner Kennedy:

Reserve Sr. Champion Steer Reserve Grand Champion Steer

8th Place Heifer

James Henderson:

3rd Place Senior Showmanship

9th Place Steer

10th Place Steer

Alondra Valdez:

7th Place Steer Valdez

Ashlyn Pierce:

2nd Place Steer

4th Place Steer

Dominicke Hopper:

11h Place Steer

Seagoville High School FFA Agriculture Mechanics & Welding-- January 19, 2020: Christopher Chevez, Instructor

Skyline High School NAF AOF: Laverne Brown, Instructor

The AOF students, Rubi Guzman (12th grade) and Taylor Smith (10th grade) completed their Office Specialist PowerPoint 2016 certification.

We are proud of their hard work and dedication in completing their certifications. The students are currently preparing for the Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016 certification exam.

Hillcrest High School Marketing Cluster: Cassandra Jones, Marketing Instructor

The Men's Warehouse Clothing Store visited Hillcrest's Marketing Cluster students, on January 17, 2020. The topic was "Marketing Yourself: Dress for Success". This was an opportunity for the students to learn how to put their best foot forward and learn to compete for job opportunities.

Skyline High School NAF AOIT: Sean Miller, Instructor

On January 13, 2020, Skyline's AOIT students learned about layers and creating multi layer images. Also, they learned how to operate a camera while performing a mock interview for Mr. Brandon Harper, Skyline's Teacher of the Year.
STEM EXPO -The largest STEM EXPO in Texas! (CLICK HERE)

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center: January 18, 2020 (click to view more pictures)

Kimball High School Law & Public Service Cluster: Mavis Mosley & Coleman McCoy, Instructors

Event: Dallas STEM Expo

Date: Jan. 18, 2020

Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Kimball's Law Academy STEM EXPO Booth Presentation, "Can Bones Speak? " , featured a look at how crime scene evidence collected can help to solve and prosecute the crimes.

South Oak Cliff High School NAF AOE: Euranie Patin, Instructor

Event: Dallas STEM Expo

Date: Jan. 18, 2020

Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

The purpose of the SOC NAF booth at the STEM EXPO is to bring awareness to science, technology, and math. Through engaging youth as well as parents, in a variety of hands on activities, provides information about STEM programs in our district as well as industry partners.

Skyline High School Horticulture Cluster: Marilyn Seidlitz, Shawn Coyle, Priscilla Pina, Instructors

Event: Dallas STEM Expo

Date: Jan. 18, 2020

Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

The Floral Design/Horticulture cluster at Skyline High School participated at the DISD STEM Expo on January 18th! One out of the two booths was the Wizards of Horticulture that Mrs. Seidletz and the horticulture students ran. This booth include informative posters, succulents and even plants visitors could take home, like tomatoes and eggplants!

Horticulture Cluster students were on hand to show their skills of transplanting gift plants or helping those that wanted to plant their own. Students were great at answering questions pertaining to the plants and their Cluster.

In Mr.Coyle's booth, he exhibited aquaponics systems that his Wildlife classes built. Visitors were able to walk inside the aquaponics trailer and transparently see how it works, fish and all! Aquaponics is a form of agriculture that combines raising fish in tanks (recirculating aquaculture) with soil less plant culture (hydroponics). Waste from the fish provides the plants with nutrients so no soil is needed to grow plants, a great way to promote urban agriculture/sustainability.

W.H. Adamson High School Marketing Cluster: Vikki Winnier, Marketing & Career Prep Instructor, DECA Advisor

Event: District 11 DECA Career Development Center Conference

Date: January 16, 2020

Location: Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas

Adamson students participated in the DECA District 11 Career Development Conference. Several students advanced to the state conference, which will be held in Fort Worth, Texas.

Woodrow Wilson High School Marketing Cluster: Jana Bickham & Collin Kuehn, Instructors & DECA Advisors

Event: DECA District 11 Career Development Conference

Date: January 16, 2020

Location: Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas

Congratulations to the Woodrow Wilson DECA competitors who achieved qualifying scores at the District 11 Career Development Conference. They've worked hard for the privilege to compete at the state level in Fort Worth next month!

(from left to right: Ruben Reyna, Joan Calzada, Sofia Santillan, Casandra Rodriguez)

Skyline High School Fashion Magnet Program: Jaqueline Walker, Instructor & DECA Advisor

Event: District 11 DECA Career Development Center Conference

Date: January 16, 2020

Location: Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas

The fashion marketing students, Nayeli Carrillo and Janyra Chihuahua, competed in the Management Sales Project event at the DECA District 11 Career Development Conference.

Skyline High School: Doug Palmer, Construction Technology Instructor, Jan. 15, 2020

The Dallas Builder’s Association has provided support and donations to the students at Skyline High School Construction Program for the past three years. Our students enjoyed meeting and talking with President Matt Mitchell and Kelly Reynolds. The students were very interested in what Matt and Kelly had to say about their personal experiences and what it would take for them to get to the level of being a Builder. Also, some of the commercial construction companies are working with the junior students. In the future we will propose to start a paid internship for our Juniors, during the summer. Being mentored by a skilled craftsman will provide an opportunity for our students, upon graduation, to start their career in Construction.

Irma Rangel Young Woman's Leadership School Engineering Cluster: Scott Stroud, Instructor

Event: First Tech Challenge Tournament (FTC)

Date: January 11, 2020

Location: UME Preparatory Academy, Dallas, Texas

FTC Robotics Tournament - the Rangel robotics team, the ThunderChicks, won the MOTIVATE award. This award celebrates the team that exemplifies the essence of the FTC competition through outstanding team spirit and enthusiasm.

Ann Richard STEAM Academy: Debra Thomas, Nutrition and Wellness Teacher

Middle school students demonstrate how they are capable of performing in a course that offers high school credit.

Lincoln High School Radio,TV, & Film Cluster: Tony Boone, RTV/Film Instructor

On December 13, 2020, Liz Canning and Patsy Northcutt, documentary film maker from Motherload Films, visited Lincoln Humanities & Communications High School. Under these film makers guidance, the students had an opportunity to produce a documentary showcasing young women thriving to succeed in the film industry.

David W. Carter High School NAF AOF: Rosundra Taylor & Barbara Barnes Instructors

The Academy of Finance students attend a college tour, to Prairie View A & M University, on November 16, 2019.

Skyline High School NAF Academy Hospitality and Tourism: Derrick Wright, Instructor

Event: Field Trip to Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort

Date: October 24, 2019

Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort in Grapevine, Texas

Students in the AOHT participated in a work site tour in the front and back of the house, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Resort.

David W. Carter High School NAF AOF: Rosundra Taylor & Barbara Barnes, Instructors

The Carter AOF toured the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, in Fort Worth, TX. The students were able to learn the history and fundamental principles of money, types of currency, coins, banknotes, government bonds, and treasury note.

Teaching to Develop a New Generation of Thinkers: Darion Walton, Career Institute Coordinator/ Former AOIT Instructor

Congratulations Darion Walton for being highlighted on the NAF website. See the link below for more details.


LPSCS 2020-- Law & Government Teachers

Monday, June 15th, 8am to Wednesday, June 17th, 12pm

New Braunfels, TX, USA

New Braunfels, TX







June 15-17, 2020

New Braunfels, TX

We invite you to present at the state conference for Law, Public Safety, Corrections, Security and Forensic Science teachers. With your help, LPSCS teachers can earn relevant instructor certifications and learn techniques used by licensed peace officers for crime scene processing, active shooter incidents, interview and interrogation, night photography and more.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Security
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Night Photography (CSI)
  • Report Writing
  • De-Escalation Techniques
  • Mental Health for Officers
  • Teaching Spanish for Law Enforcement
  • Civilian Interactions
  • Social Media Among Youth

CLICK LINK FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION: https://www.ctat.org/page/LPSCSConference