CTE October Newsletter

October 2022

Career and Technical Education Happenings

This month has been exciting and full of events for our CTSO clubs and CTE classes. Read all about the upcoming events, school activities, as well as teacher spotlights.

CTE 8th Grade Day

On October 4, 2022 LHHS hosted it's first CTE 8th grade day for this year.

Thunderbolt sent its first group of 8th graders to explore CTE program offerings for students to take in high school. Many of our high school students were CTE ambassador tour guides. Students visited 14 classrooms for a brief period of time to explore program offerings.

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Fall Musical Showcase

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 7pm

2675 Palo Verde Boulevard South

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Join the LHHS Musical Theatre program and their upcoming Fall Musical Showcase highlighting songs from such shows as Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors and Kiss Me Kate, to name a few.

The event will be held in the LHHS Little Theatre on October 27th & 28th at 7pm and October 29th @ 2pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only). $5 for adults and $3 for students/children.

Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

FCCLA Early Childhood and Fashion & Design attended the Leadership Camp on Sept. 28-30th. It was awesome!

Officers learned a lot of new teamwork games to implement during meetings. The message during closing session was about being "all in" versus "out" - personal accountability.

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Six members of the FBLA club attended the 2022 Leadership Conference with the Suns on October 12.

The conference took place at the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix. The event started at noon with the students attending three workshops of their choice. The day concluded with the Phoenix Suns taking on the Sacramento Kings.

Some of the workshops students attended were active listening and conflict resolution, interviewing skills, officer excellence, and resumes. Our upcoming events are the Fall Fun Fair on October 29 and the Fall Leadership Extravaganza (FLEX) Conference in Phoenix on November 8.

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Teacher Spotlight

Mr. Tony Mallinger

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I grew up in South Dakota with three brothers and one sister.

I received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and moved to Minnesota. I worked five years as an Accountant/Office Manager for a sheet metal shop and a tropical fish store. I earned a master’s degree in Business and Marketing Education from the University of Minnesota.

I taught various business and marketing classes for 16 years at St. Michael-Albertville High School in Minnesota. I coached wrestling for 15 years and soccer for 10 years.

I moved to Lake Havasu and taught Business Management in Parker for five years. I also served as the CTE Director. This is my first-year teaching Business Management at Lake Havasu High School.

I served 21 years in the South Dakota Army National Guard.

I have been married for thirty years and have three children. We have six grandchildren. My wife and I enjoy hiking, watching sports, hanging out at our pool, and visiting our children and grandchildren.

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)

HOSA members have been busy this month learning the HOSA Creed and working on reciting it in preparation for our upcoming Conferences and Competitions.

We also spent time over Fall break preparing for the upcoming Fall Fun Fair. We will have a “Wacky Whacking” (Whack-a-Mole) booth using scary Halloween heads as our “moles”. We will also have a “Fish or Treat” game. Both will be super fun to play, and we can’t wait to see everyone at the Fall Fun Fair!

We will be attending our Fall Leadership Camp on 11/10/22.

Educators Rising

Introducing 2022-2023 Az Ed Rising Ambassadors:

VP Leadership: Danika Layton

VP Communication: Maddison Krick

VP Chapter Development: Abril Rodriguez

These ladies officially assumed their roles in October via meeting with Julie Ellis. We are very proud of these young ladies and honored that they are part of Education Professions.
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Fashion & Design

Fashion Design Introduction classes have been working on their straight seams by making pillow cases. We are learning how important it is to cut material accurately.

The Advanced class has been busy learning about FCCLA and building our chapter. They have spent most of the month in the lab making owls and small purses to practice sewing buttons.

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Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Jessica Aston - Fashion & Design Teacher

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I have been teaching for as long as I can remember, just not in a classroom.

My first job as a teacher was, when as a young girl, I assisted in teaching younger girls at the Pacific NW Ballet School where I danced ballet for many years.

In high school, I found my passion for costuming and realized I was good at organizing and creating. I attended college where I learned more about theater, technical theater and found myself drawn to two places, the dance studio and costume shop.

After college, I worked for the Walt Disney Company in Florida and Anaheim. I worked in the training department where I was able to teach new cast members about the Disney look, culture, and guest services. It was a dream job and I loved every moment. But, it was time to take on my ultimate goal of being a mother. I have been spending these last 18 years running around and with my 5 kids. At the end of all these experiences, I have now found a home with Grace Arts Live. Costuming with our local theater, Grace Arts Live, has been a dream come true.

I am excited to share my experiences and love of life wherever it may take you, in the classroom at LHHS.

Education Professions

Education Professions students are participating in Teach Stem lessons taught with Mrs. Hendry and Science teacher Mrs. Hagest.

Students pictured below are working at creating a pumpkin catapult.

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Software Development & App. Design

Year 4 - Advanced Software Development students have been completing a VR 3D Tutorial in Unity. They are hopeful to play their games using the Oculus VR headsets!

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Child Development Associate (CDA)

We have our first student who has earned her Child Development Associates certificate! Congratulations to Erica Torres for this outstanding achievement!
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