The 3Cs Connection

Student & Parent Newsletter for CCC - March 2023

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Lucky to be a Cyclone

Cyclone Families,

Thomas Jefferson said, "I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." At CCC, our students are working hard to pass industry credentials, gain internship and apprenticeship opportunities and to finish their time at CCC strong. With their hard work and little luck, we know that they will find much success and a fulfilling career.

For updates, please check our website and follow us on social media:

Twitter - @cpkcareercenter

Instagram - @chesapeake_careercenter

Facebook - @chesapekecareercenter1967

TikTok - @chesapeakecareercenter


Dr. Kelly Kitchens


Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Careers

Nurse Aide Students begin clinicals

Our CNA students spend forty hours of supervised clinical experience in a long term care facility. This experience provides our students with the opportunity to put into action the skills learned in the classroom.
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CTE and Computer Science Advisory Boards visit CCC

To conclude Career and Technical Education month, CCC was excited to host the CTE and Computer Science Advisory Boards meeting. We were honored to also have some of our School Board members in attendance. Guests were given a tour of CCC and our Ambassadors shared about our programs and daily learning outcomes.

Cyclones in the News

WVEC Channel 13 visits Buffalow Family Salon

Thanks to WVEC Channel 13 News for visiting our Cosmetology and Nail Technician students at Buffalow Family Salon. Check out the news story here.

The salon is open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. To make an appointment call 757-524-4101.


Important March Dates!

Monday, March 6

End of grading period

Wednesday, March 8

International Women's Day - Celebrate the women who made an impact on your life.
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Sunday, March 12

Daylight saving time - Spring forward an hour
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Monday, March 14

Pi Day
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Thursday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day
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Monday, March 20

International Day of Happiness- wear a positive motivation shirt or your CCC gear.
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Wednesday, March 22

Music in our Schools Month - To celebrate Music in our Schools Month, wear your favorite band, singer or music shirt to school.
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Thursday, March 30

Opening Day of Baseball - Wear your favorite baseball hat to school.
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National Technical Honor Society

Congratulations to Ms. Tennessee on her induction to the National Technical Honor Society. Ms. Tennessee is the first honorary faculty member, selected by her peers, to receive this recognition. She excels in connecting with her students and preparing them for their career. Ms. Tennessee provides hands-on learning in the classroom with opportunities for students to gain confidence and experience within this career field. As seen here, she is dedicated and committed to serving the community and works with our students to provide free hair care services on a bi-monthly basis. As the student volunteers service each client, Ms. Tennessee guides and directs each student in the appropriate hair technique and ensures each client is satisfied with their style. She goes above and beyond for her students, clients and CCC. Ms. Tennessee believes in her students and believes in the value of their impact in the field of Cosmetology. She embodies what NTHS is all about and we are excited that she is the first CCC honorary faculty member.
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CCC Daily Schedule

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Attendance Matters

Attendance at the Chesapeake Career Center is extremely important. Not only does absenteeism negatively impact student learning and skills development. Regular skills development and lab participation allows students to become proficient with equipment and processes that are critical for maximizing learning opportunities. Additionally, class attendance is required so that students may be adequately prepared for industry testing and potential job placement.

Students who miss more than 9 days in any given semester class may lose credit for that class due to excessive absences, regardless of whether the absences were excused or not.

Your child's attendance is posted in ParentVue. A letter alerting you to a potential loss of credit is posted in ParentVue when your child reaches 6, 9, and 10 absences in each class. This is your official notification of excessive absences, so please check ParentVue often to monitor your student's attendance.

If a student must be absent, please email or bring a note to our attendance secretary (nancy so we can code the absence appropriately.

The Chesapeake School Board has defined an excused absence to include any of the following: Sickness of a student, medical appointments, severe illness or death in the family, exposure to contagious disease, religious holidays, or extenuating circumstances such as fire, accident, or extremely inclement weather. Absences other than those listed above will be recorded as unexcused absences.


We RISE Together!

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School Counseling News

Our Counseling Director, Ms. Brinkley, is available to students by appointment or email. Please stop by the main office, call 547-0134, or email for assistance.
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It's Scholarship Time!

Looking for money to further your schooling or career plans? Click here to see available scholarships to CCC students. Make sure to check back often as the page is frequently updated.
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Community Partners

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

We are excited to expand our partnership with Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Students are being accepted into the Apprentice Programs as well as hired to go straight into their workforce. Recently we were visited by Welding Shop representatives including CCC Welding alumnus, Aaron Farnham.

Become a Community Partner

If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming one of our Community Partners, please let us know. Levels of participation could entail providing guest speakers, mentoring, or making much-needed financial and equipment donations. An explanation of our partnership levels is provided here.
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