New Horizons In Action Newsletter

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New Horizons Educational Foundation is Fundraising Through the Amazon Smile Program

The New Horizons Educational Foundation has joined forces with the Amazon Smile program to fundraise for our outstanding student scholarship and honorarium program. This is a fantastic way for YOU to participate and support our student scholarship and honorarium efforts at NO COST to you! Please consider joining this opportunity!

Introducing Tik Tok!

Follow the new Tik Tok account @newhorizonscte to see inspiring and creative videos of what Career and Technical Education Center is doing!
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Congratulations to the 74 BUILD Hampton Roads Good Life Solution Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2022 NHREC Teachers of the Year!

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Rogers Receives 2022 NHREC Teacher of the Year Honor

Tanya Rogers was named the 2022 New Horizons Regional Education Centers Teacher of the Year. Before her selection, she was honored as the 2022 Program Teacher of the Year for Butler Farm CTE. Rogers has been in her current role as a Cosmetology II Teacher for over eight years. Her community involvement includes but is not limited to the following: St. Therese Catholic Church, Habitat for Humanity, Serve the City Peninsula, Special Olympics, Hope/Cannon Community Events, Grove Community Center Williamsburg Prom Event, and Foodbank of the Peninsula.

Check out the pictures from the 2022 Teacher of the Year event!

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Wythe Exchange Club Scholarship Recipient Named

Congratulations to Kendall Jones! Jones was selected as the Student of the Year by the Wythe Exchange Club and received a monetary scholarship. She is a Bethel High School student and attends New Horizons in the Cybersecurity Systems Technology program.

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you to the amazing teachers at New Horizons Regional Education Centers for all of your hard work, dedication, and passion for the students. Pictured are the Butler Farm teachers and administration as they celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2022.

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Bane Selected as Woodside Lane CTE Program Teacher of the Year

Teri Bane is an Early Childhood Instructor at Woodside Lane CTE. Bane has been a valued member of the New Horizons Team for three years. She volunteers at The Lord’s Lunchbox which feeds the homeless in the Newport News area and provides clothing, toiletries, a good sermon, music, and worship. Bane says it’s simple, she teaches because she loves it. She cannot see herself doing anything else. She says Education is hard but well worth it. You may not feel it when you are doing it but you are making a difference and touching the lives of children by focusing and putting forth your best effort every day.

National Technical Honor Society Inductees

On May 9th, Woodside Lane inducted 14 new members into their National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) Chapter. These students all represent the core values of Knowledge, Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, & Leadership. Congratulations to the new members!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Woodside Lane Career & Technical Education trys to spoil their teachers because they work so hard in educating the students. From daily Flamingo Raffles and a Pinata of Positivity to an End of the Week Nacho Bar, Teacher Appreciation Week was a “hit!”

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Patterson Named GSST Program Teacher of the Year

Dr. Mary Patterson has been with New Horizons for 11 years. She has served in her current role for the last three years as a Biology Teacher focusing on Advanced Biological Analysis. She serves as a mentor for the Senior Mentorship Program, sponsors students for the National Consortium for Secondary STEM Schools, virtual Student Conference, and in the role of sponsor for the Pre-Health Sciences Club, Student Advisory Board, T-Shirt, and Yearbook Committees. Dr. Patterson believes that each of her students is precious and has all the potential in the world to have a positive impact on society’s well-being. But they need support, our encouragement, our wisdom shared, our ability to see, listen to, and hear them.

T-Shirt Designs

Hannah Bunting, Camden West, Alexia Jennings, and Kaitlyn Kinslow pose for a picture in the new Governor's School for Science & Technology T-shirt that they designed for students and staff to represent.

Commitment Day

Seniors and rising seniors had a chance to show off their gear! Governor's School students wore clothing depicting the college they plan to attend as part of the College Commitment Day celebration.

Van de Graaff Generator

The Computational Sciences made some "shocking" discoveries with the Van de Graaff generator. A Van de Graaff generator is an electrostatic generator that uses a moving belt to accumulate electric charge on a hollow metal globe.

Before (first photo)

A student is about to experience a dramatic effect. When a student puts a hand on the sphere, the electrons will spread out onto that person as they repel the other electrons.

After (second and third photos)

They are most obvious in a person's hair because the like charges of the electrons repel each other and cause the hairs to stand up and spread away from each other.

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Troup Represents Center for Autism as Teacher of the Year

Laura Troup is the 2022 Center for Autism Program Teacher of the Year. Troup is based at York Middle School. She has been employed with the New Horizons for 17 years, with 13 of those years dedicated to the role of Teacher Specialist. She regularly volunteers to assist with parent activities hosted by her program and supports the school’s food and gift basket drive for holiday baskets for the students.

School Supply Donation

Thank you WalMart for the school supply donation for the Center for Autism! Our Education for Employment (EFE) students divided up all the supplies and each class received a bag full.

Donuts with Family

Kiln Creek and Yorktown Middle Center for Autism, celebrated the countdown to summer. Both campuses hosted a "Donuts with Family" where families had an opportunity to come in and enjoy some laughs and sweet treats with their classroom team.

Local Police Visit

At Kiln Creek Center for Autism, staff, with the help of some community resources, turned instruction about safety into a fun experience for students. Our students learned about safety and the job of a local police officer. Our students enjoyed using their Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) devices to ask the officer to turn his car emergency lights on.
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Amos Named Newport Academy Program Teacher of the Year

Shannon Amos was tapped as the 2022 Newport Academy Program Teacher of the Year. She has been in her current position of Teacher Specialist for three years and has been a part of the New Horizons Team for 11 years. She is a school board member in her community. She serves on the Special Education Advisory Committee and Disciplinary Action Committees for King & Queen County. Mrs. Amos shared that her students are an expansion of her family and she treats them and cares for them just like they are her own children. Seeing her students’ smiles and their sense of accomplishment keeps her coming back.

Book Fair Fun

The Scholastic Book Fair was a success! Students, families and staff had an opportunity to explore everything the book fair had to offer, encouraging reading and exploration.

Vocabulary Door Contest

Pictured are three of the winners of the core vocabulary door decorating contest for Better Hearing and Speech Month! There so many participants at the Center for Autism and Newport Academy which made for an exciting contest.
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New Technology

The Center for Apprenticeship & Adult Training (CFAAT) recently stood-up its new Student Information System (SIS), ProClass, taking registration and class management to the 21st century! ProClass is a web-based SIS software that now allows customers to register and pay all on a secure web-based platform.

Block & Brick Begins...

Construction Technology students in Daniel Broadhurst's class are beginning their Block & Brick Module! Learning how to create a foundation and give it a decorative skirt of brick veneer. This is the type of skill that can make them a great living or give them a fun hobby!

... And Blueprints Too!

The Construction Technology is also learning how to read and build to a set of blueprints! Smiles can be seen all around as Daniel Broadhurst creates a great atmosphere of learning!

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Building a Resilient Workplace

In collaboration with the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce, The Maximum Building, the Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network, the Youth Workforce Center (YWC) co-hosted an event which focused on understanding trauma and how it affects the workplace. This event featured Presenting Speaker Fred Liggin, Pastor of Williamsburg Christian Church and Founder and Co-Executive Director of 3e Restoration, Inc. Attendees will also heard from Keynote Speaker and Event Sponsor Senator Monty Mason. Senator Mason serves the First District in the Senate of Virginia.

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Salute to Youth Workforce Center Scholar

Please join Youth Workforce Center in congratulating Charles, a Youth Workforce Center In-School Youth participant and 2022 Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men Scholar! Charles was honored for his tremendous academic achievements. Charles we salute you!

A Great Place To Be

It is always a great day at the Youth Workforce Center. Pictured is Karla Stallworth, Lead Case Manager, and Travis Johnson, Work Experience Case Manager. They are with a Youth Workforce participant ready to to succeed!

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