Shelby Co. Area Technology Center

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Our Purpose

The Shelby County Area Technology Center aspires to leave a legacy of students who strive to be lifelong learners, think critically, become skilled employees, and view community involvement and responsibility as a welcomed obligation.

A Note From Our Principal

Greetings and Happy Holidays!

We are closing in on the half way point on what has been a great school year. We

have been focusing on recruiting future students and preparing our current

students to be Career Ready. We have also been working with architects

during the design process of our schools expansion and renovation.

The expansion and renovation project at the Shelby Co. ATC will begin in the

spring of 2016. With the expansion of the physical space, we are also expanding

our programs with the addition of diesel and welding. The building and new programs

should be ready to go in the fall of 2017. (Plans will follow in the next newsletter.)

We are also in the process of increasing our school spirit and school pride. During

the spring semester, we will be choosing a school mascot and exploring a name

change for our school. We have recently completed voting on school colors and

our students chose maroon and gray. We are very excited about all the great

things taking place at our school.

In closing, thanks to everyone for a great first half of the year. The staff at the

Shelby Co. ATC would like to wish everyone a joyous Holiday that is enjoyed with

family and friends. We thank you for your support and look forward to working

with you in the future as we continue to strive for excellence and community for

our school!

- Steve Coleman, Principal

HOSA Happenings

HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) chapter members are collecting funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Our chapter goal is $1,000. The morning students have challenged the afternoon students to raise $500 and whichever group raises the highest amount (over $500) will be rewarded with a FREE meal from Olive Garden! The group has raised over $360 thus far. The Campaign ends in February.

Tuesday, December 15th was HOSA's "Unite to Serve" event. Local children were treated to a visit from Santa at the Area Technology Center. Each child was sent home with a free book. Refreshments were provided. Chapter members also stayed after school to tie blankets which will be donated to Hands of Hope.

Hour of Code

Shelby County Area Technology Center (ATC) students in the Information Technology School participated as students and tutors, during the Hour of Code weeklong event. The high school students squeezed in time to participate as students on Friday, December 4th. Our students supported the week long “Code for an Hour” events, hosted at Wright elementary for their students.

In appreciation, Ms. Sarah Price, Wright Elementary Librarian created the following animation for your and our viewing pleasure:

Health Science Students Partner with Masonic Home

The Health Science students in Mr. Ramsey's English class partnered with neighbors (residents) of Masonic Home. The class spent one day a week, for five weeks, visiting their assigned neighbor and getting to know about their life. The students are now working on writing a creative nonfiction piece about their neighbor which will be compiled into a magazine. More information can be found here: