CTE Newsletter

Volume 6, Issue 2 - December 2021


Health Science Students Assist with County Health Screenings

Coordinator for School Health, Janel Garrett, is incredibly proud of Sumner County Health Science students and their professionalism. She states that SCS high schools are partnering with Coordinated School Health to assist in many of our student health screenings across the county. The HOSA students provide leadership and role modeling to their peers while learning medical skills to last a lifetime. They have helped screen PreK, K, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and high school Lifetime Wellness students in the areas of vision, color perception (for second grade), hearing, height, weight, and blood pressure.

According to several Instructors, HOSA recognition and recruitment have increased because of the health screening opportunities. One of the many benefits is seen immediately at the elementary level. When a young student recognizes a sibling, a babysitter, or simply a big kid from high school, the anxiety level decreases. We've found an outstanding model that works to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies!

GHS Criminal Justice II Students Complete Jailer Certification Training

Sumner County Schools' Career and Technical Education (CTE) department continues to prepare students for the real world. Gallatin High School's Criminal Justice II class, taught by Scott Pascarella, a retired Police Sergeant, celebrated a big achievement recently.

GHS students have completed the Jailer Certification program. This program is in partnership with the Sumner County Sheriff's Office. Students began training at the beginning of school and have completed all requirements. They received their certification from Sumner County Sheriff, Roy "Sonny" Weatherford, during a graduation ceremony. The certification will allow students, who wish to work at the Sumner County Jail, to pursue employment with their agency.

The training Sumner County students received is the same training new hires receive prior to working in the jail. Thank you to Sheriff Weatherford and the Sumner County Sheriff's Department for supporting Sumner County students!

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HHS Robotics Students Compete at Auburn

Hendersonville High School’s Codemandos achieved 19th place out of 38 teams at the National BEST Robotics Competition in Auburn, Alabama. This was a two-day event at Auburn University against regional winners from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Despite a few issues with the robot during the early rounds, the team rallied to post some great scores later in the day. Team members include Scott Schmitz, Seann Watts, Davis Greenwell, and Gabe Vaccaro.

Gallatin High School Health Science Students

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) students earned their OSHA-10 certification for Healthcare. They are one step closer to being college and career ready. Ms. Tracy is the instructor for EMR and Ms Flowers is the instructor for CCMA.
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BHS Health Science

Mrs. Hudson's Diagnostic Medicine class at Beech High School expanded their knowledge of ophthalmology through the dissection of a cow's eye. Students were able to visualize anatomical structures similar to the human eye through this project

HHS Health Science Students Visit VSCC SIMS Lab

The HHS Nursing Education class took a field trip to the Volunteer State Community College Nursing Program. HHS students were able to visit their SIMS lab and heard from Vol State about its A.A.S. nursing degree.

Portland Welding Students Build Bookhouse for Gateview Elementary

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Social Media Students Earn Certifications at WHHS

A total of 17 students in Kris Freeman's second block Social Media and Analytics class at White House High School completed the certification exam through Gipper Inc.

The students have been using Gipper, an online social media and graphics platform, to create personal and school branding throughout the fall semester, and learning about preparation for social media experiences in athletics, academics and business. For the first time at WHHS, students earned the social media certification through the Gipper Learn certification exam offered through the school's subscription to the service. Students can register for an account through their school subscription and take the certification exam at no additional charge.

About Gipper Certification Course:​

Nowadays, an effective social strategy is critical to every athletic department. Why? If you are not telling your story on social media, someone else is. You want to make sure to be in control of that narrative and share all of the great things coming out of your program. On top of that, an effective social strategy will help: improve communication with stakeholders, grow your athletic brand, drive new revenue to better support your program.

However, high school athletic departments have the most teams to cover, but unfortunately the fewest resources to do so. This course has been put together with an understanding of that reality and will provide the key knowledge and actionable steps to create and execute an effective social media strategy that will work for your program.

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Sumner County DECA Students attend Titans Lab

GHS FCCLA - 4th Annual Hopesgiving

GHS FCCLA held its 4th annual Hopesgiving during the week of Nov. 8th. Hopesgiving is when they collect food items and toys for foster children of Sumner County. GHS collected for 26 families that included 45 children from the ages of 4 months to 17 years old. Classes during 3rd block adopted a family and provided a minimum of a $50 gift card and one toy or clothing item per child. Additional donations from individuals and the community were spread out among the families. GHS collected over $2,800 in gift cards, provided a Thanksgiving food bag for each family, and collected hundreds of toys and other items for the children.

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HHS FCCLA Pumpkins and Treat Bags

Hendersonville High School's FCCLA members painted pumpkins for the CDC class and school staff. They also assembled trick or treat bags as well.

BHS Architecture Student Wins Competition

Congrats to Jocelynn Cutler on winning the Architectural Design Award for the fall semester. She received a $50 prize from a local contractor for her house design.
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Portland HS FFA Agriculture Sales Team

Portland High School's Agriculture Sales team (pictured below) placed 8th in the region and 1st in the district at a recent FFA competition.
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HHS FFA at Nationals

The Hendersonville FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN where they were awarded the 3-Star National Chapter and Platinum PLOW award, the highest recognition in each category.

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Aubrey Garrison receives the highest honor that can be earned through the National FFA at the 94th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Aubrey is pictured below with advisors Hailey Gates, Amy Garrison and Jessica Ross.

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Sumner County CTE Teachers Attend Professional Learning

All 124 high school CTE teachers gathered at Beech HS on November 1 for three hours of professional learning. Teachers spent 90 minutes working with other teachers in the same content area, and also heard from their peers: Scott Pascarella (GHS), Kris Freeman (WHHS), Amy Garrison (HHS), and Doug Lyles (WHHS).