November 2021 Newsletter
Duncanville ISD's CTE/CCMR Department Newsletter
From the Desk of Shalontae Payne, Director of CTE/CCMR
For the 2021-2022 school year, the CTE/CCR department will continue to strategically align department initiatives, activities, and district-wide campaigns to meet and exceed the following goals outlined in the district’s five-year strategic plan:
Student Academic Success
Increase the percentage of graduates who meet at least one college, career, or military readiness indicator within the A-F accountability framework from 60% to 80% by August 2024.
Students, Families, and Community Connections
Increase student participation, experiences and service opportunities to ensure 90% of students are connected with areas of interest.
For additional information, please see link below inclusive of the plan.
In this newsletter ...
- Utilizing partnerships to expand opportunities
- Connecting learning for future career readiness
- Alignment of skills
You can view a recording of the talk here.
Thank you to all of the amazing staff members, like Mrs. Woods, that shared their career journeys with students!
It's never too late to share your career journey with students. Teachers can fill in the blanks of this door poster template and discuss their journeys with students. View this guide for career exploration activities for every grade level.
District leaders posed in their College & Career Roadmap: Experience the Journey shirts
The DHS Arts/AV Technology Department recorded staff members that shared their career journeys
Students at Hardin Intermediate designed graduation stoles to help with goal-setting
You can view November's presentation here. Thank you to CSRS for sponsoring lunch and swag items!
More CCMR Events
🍁 The Fall Festival took place on November 13 for middle and high school families. The event was set up conference style, with workshops that focused on answering questions about high school, college and careers.
🏫 DHS seniors had the opportunity to visit two college campuses in November.
✅ Tiffany Wilkerson shared CCMR updates at the monthly PTSA meeting.
💵 The Go Center held a FAFSA/TASFA workshop to help students apply for financial aid for college.
Kelly Valencia, Class of 2020
💇♀️ Today, Kelly works as a hairstylist at Dash Studio, which is right off Main Street. She loves her work and the people she works alongside. If you're in need of a haircut or style, you can get in touch with Kelly @kellyvalenciahair or by visiting the Dash Studio website.
For more Alumni Spotlights, visit our Alumni, Where are They Now? page.
To nominate an alum, complete the CTE Alumni Spotlight Survey.
🐣 Egg to Chick Project 🐣
Students gained hands-on experience in raising chick eggs. After hatching, the chicks were adopted by community members 🐥
More CTE News
🏫 The CTE/CCMR Department coordinated three Career Fairs at middle school campuses. The annual career fairs are led by current high school students and expose middle schoolers to the diverse CTE pathways available at DHS. This allows 8th graders to make informed decisions as they complete their 9th-grade course request sheets with counselors.
Visit the new Staff One Stop Shop web page to access course details for the 25 CTE programs of study offered at DHS. You'll also find the 2021-2022 Industry-based Certification Exam Prep guide and the A-F Accountability Certifications guide.