New Horizons In Action #5

November 25, 2019

New Horizons 2019 Golf Classic Was a Tremendous SUCCESS!

We raised over $45,000 for student scholarships and honorariums! Enjoy the video highlighting the event! #BoldlyGoing #WeAreNewHorizons #2019GolfClassic
2019 Golf Tournament

Upcoming Events

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New Horizons In Action

New Horizons 2019 Regional Breakfast and Learn Event

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2019 New Horizons Regional Breakfast and Learn event hosted on November 1st. We had over 85 high/middle school counselors and career coaches attend the event.
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Butler Farm Campus

Congratulations to the Regional Welding Champions!

Butler Farm and Woodside Lane students took first place at the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) Seven Cities Regional Welding Competition!

Butler Farm Blood Drive was a SUCCESS!

Special thanks to Kathy Whitehead and the Medical Assistant students on a job well done with the annual Red Cross Blood Drive. The Butler Farm Campus collected a total of 66 pints of blood exceeding the goal of 58.

New Horizons Graduates Speak at Annual Golf Classic

Sydney Boone and Kenneth Williams, both New Horizons graduates, spoke at the New Horizons annual golf classic on Thursday, Oct. 24 th at Fords Colony Golf Course. Sydney is a dental hygienist at Watts Dentistry in Hampton and Kenneth is in the Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Woodside Lane Campus

Newport News Shipbuilding MX Trailer Comes to Woodside Lane

The MX Trailer from Newport News Shipyard visited the campus on November 6 and November 7. The trades and I.T. classes were able to visit the six stations and engage in conversation with the employees about all of the technology enhanced advances.

New Look for HVAC Students

NHREC WL has formed a business relationship with Legacy Apparel. They outfitted the HVAC with their new professional work shirts.

Culinary Arts Students are in the Holiday Spirit!

Culinary Arts students prepared a holiday spread for staff on November 20, 2019.


Gloucester administrators visited Woodside Lane November 21 to gain more insight on the opportunities available to their students.

Culinary and Carpentry are Boldly Working with NASA!

Yolanda Simmons came by to kickoff the NASA HUNCH program with Culinary and Carpentry on November 6th and 13th. The Culinary students will compete to create an ethnic dish for the astronauts in space and carpentry will be building boxes to transport items.

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Engagement in GSST Classrooms

Brieanna Romney (Kecoughtan) Caitlyn Jung (Bethel)

On Tuesday, October 22nd, students in the Applied Calculus class used their knowledge of calculus and related rates to answer a popular question: How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop?

Julian Powell (Tabb) George Qin (Grafton)

Students used dental floss to assist with measuring the circumference and radius data for the lollipop. Using initial values, and data obtained in 30 second intervals, used their data to find a relationship between the radius of the lollipop and licks. Although there were some outliers, there was a cluster of data that allowed us to come to the conclusion it is approximately 300 licks. The students identified that variations in their data could be caused by techniques, errors in measurement, and unequal coating of the lollipop.

US Naval Academy Recruiters Visits GSST

Special event brought to GSST by the United States Naval Academy: Thursday, October 24, 2019. Commander Martin Fajardo discussed the USNA Admissions Program and;


  • Full College Scholarship
  • 25 Academic Majors
  • Division I Varsity Sports
  • Exciting Careers Post-Graduation

Joseph El Shanti’s Coffee Shop Program for Senior Students

Students complete the menu-driven coffee shop program which acts as an ordering and managing system for customers and managers. This program asks the users to make their choice about buying any cups of coffee in any size. Then it will print out the receipt for the current customer. Managers of the coffee shop can see the total cups of coffee sold and total money earned currently buy choosing different options in the system’s main menu.

Senior students also make some progress on their own website.

Computer Science Students Learn How to Think Like a Computer

Caleb Edwards set Dr. Hou’s photo fixed as the background image, while another background image dynamic(which moves when the web page is scrolled up and down).

For junior students: Junior students are exploring a new word about low-level machine language, pseudocode, and algorithms! They learn how to think like a computer which only execute very low level instructions. Then they enter a higher level about abstract algorithms and pseudocodes, which are exactly the main objective to study in computer science!

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Radical Ratios

The Center for Autism classes used a variety of pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern visuals to demonstrate their knowledge of ratios. Each student was asked to share two numbers. The numbers were then placed on the whiteboard in ratio form. They then used the visuals to illustrate the ratio. It was a highly engaging lesson that had all of the students actively participating!

MX Trailer Visit

After receiving an invitation from our Career and Tech friends, students from Newport Academy and Center for Autism visited the MX Trailer. They had an amazing time!

Newport Academy Students Celebrate!

Newport Academy students participated in End of the Quarter celebration on Wednesday, November 15th. We had nine students recognized for earning A/B Honor Roll status and fifteen students had perfect attendance! Students received medals and certificates for their accomplishments. Families, students, and staff enjoyed breakfast biscuits, donuts, and juice.

Our Team of Speech Therapists Go Above and Beyond!

Our team of Speech Therapists provided Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device Training to our teachers and paraprofessionals. They reviewed the most common programs our students use, as well as tips and tricks for supporting Core Word Vocabulary. As an added bonus, the Speech Team hosted a Parent PECS Training. While they worked with our parents, Ms. Shereen and Ms. Leann provided childcare.

Innovative Ways for Enhancing Communication

Several classes participated in CBI trips learning a ton of valuable skills. Students were provided with bracelets to help facilitate communication. The bracelets were programmed with vocabulary to help support our students' ability to independently access their community.
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Picture Day!

Picture Day for students at the Woodside Lane Campus! You can hear the chatter and excitement from students as they arrive to school dressed to impress for this special day. Staff members are always willing to do a little extra to support students!

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CFAAT Welding Cohort invited to Liebherr Mining Equipment


CFAAT Welding Cohort with Mr. Ed Dupree were invited to Liebherr Mining Equipment in Hampton Virginia for a visit and tour of facilities given by LME Technical Training Coordinator Mr. Paul Miller.

CFAAT Vet Technician Students Bring their Pets to Class


All smiles in Veterinary Tech Assistant class! CFAAT offers an amazing program to our Vet Assistant students and there are always real life examples in the classroom! Certified Veterinary Technician, Ms. Carolyn Alloway instructs with theory and hands-on applications! Vet Tech Assistant students are able to bring their “fur babies” in to class for real-world techniques.

CFAAT Applies to be Adult Training Provider on the Southside

CFAAT Administration recently applied as a Training Vendor with Career Works Hampton Roads Workforce Council. Online curriculums such as Pharmacy Technician, Cosmetology/Barbering/Nail Technician, and NCCER Trades (Electrical, Plumbing, & HVAC) were offered in the application with hopes of adding more once we are accepted and get started!

Nation Apprenticeship Week

November 11-17 is our National Apprenticeship Week. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), now in its fifth year, is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers. Our IBEW 1340 Union Electrical Apprenticeship recently held their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the grand opening of its new Apprentice Training Lab housed inside of New Horizons Woodside Lane Campus Building B.

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Youth Workforce Center Highlight!

Youth Workforce Center highlights Adonai Morton. Adonai participated in Youth Workforce as part of our in-school program. From the moment he entered our office, his goal was to succeed by any means necessary in his career choice as a fire fighter.. Adonai has a passion to serve his community and dedicated himself to achieving that goal. " No matter what I will be a firefighter at Station Number 1!". He would speak about this daily and would not be distracted on his road to success.


Adonai recently stopped by the office to inform us he has achieved his dream and obtained his certification. Its very fulfilling to be part of his journey and see the results of his hard work.

Student Success Story

Jessica Sparks - a rising Senior at Heritage High School at her Work experience site - Boys and Girls Club-Citizens Unit, working as a Youth Program Aide for AfterSchool Program.

Dental Students Ready to Work

Kaylee Abels, Desiree Drobny, Jakeria Hargraves and Kenya Nelms are the new students in the YWC Fall Dental Tech program. They have already formed a strong bond and are looking forward to placement at a dental work site.

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