Career Center Campus
Spring Is In The Air
Here at the Career Center Campus we are ready for Spring time! We hope everyone had a relaxing, rejuvenating, fun, Spring Break. With only a few more weeks of school the countdown is on. Our programs are gearing up and making sure all of our students are on track to help them with their future career paths. We have a lot of celebrating to do here at Career Center where all of our students are D51 Rock Stars!
Construction Technology Program
Our Construction Technology Program has been very busy. The students learn safety, tool technique, how to follow a blue print, precise measurement, and a strong eye for detail quality. They have built many projects for the community such as dog houses, hen boxes, sheds, playhouses, pump irrigation houses, and many more hands-on projects. The house project is also still going strong, there the students build a house from the ground up and will be for sale to the public when they are all finished and the craftsmanship shown in this house it will sure sell fast!
Projects Built By Students
House Project Built By Students
Early Childcare Program
The students in the ECP are hard at work. This month we are proud to announce two students who have applied for and received the scholarship for the Community Child Development Associate Program CONGRATULATIONS TO:
Jocelyn Snow and Ashley Kennedy!
Their formal online class will being this month and will continue through the end of the school year. This past month they have been volunteering in the Colorado Preschool Program at the Career Center to earn hours toward this certification. In addition to earning their CDA they will also receive a $300 stipend to use they wish upon completion. Congratulations for a job well done! Way to take advantage of the special opportunities' we have to offer, to help you on a future career path!
We remember to play as we enhance our skills sets in early childhood. This month our CTSO celebrated the end of the quarter playing a few "team building" games.
Shelledy Elementary also benefited again from our three bulletin boards. We helped the school celebrated Dr. Seuss with one of our boards along with celebration of spring. We love helping out at the elementary school!
This month has been full of information regarding founding fathers of education and theory. We have learned about Maslow's Pyramid and Piaget's Cognitive Theory. Students have a firm foundation of these theories and how they apply to modern classrooms. Advanced first year students and second year students are working on a research paper in which they will apply some of these theories with the children in the Colorado preschool to see what type of data they can find to support or disprove the theory.
This month we are also working on a disability slide presentation in which we are looking not for the definition of specific disabilities, but also how we can apply teaching strategies to enhance learning within the integrated preschool setting. Students will be presenting their slides not only to their peers but also the Career Center's Advisory Board as a capstone for the class toward the end of April.
Culinary students along with Chef Horn have been making huge strides in the culinary field. Six students have successfully passed the Manager Level ServSafe Certification test. This is an industry recognized management level of food safety credential that will give students an advantage in the job market. CONGRATULATIONS TO:
Thank you to the community for all your donations to the Compact Engines Program. These donations are used to repair the equipment, learn critical thinking, diagnostics, and overall fundamentals of compact engines. Any lawn equipment being discarded in the Spring Clean-Up can be donated to the Compact Engines Program. Our program tries to keep hazardous chemicals (gas and oil) out of the landfill. Repairing equipment and selling used equipment is used to raise money for the D51 Racing Program. Equipment that is non-repairable is responsibly gathered, sorted, and recycled for program funds. 8000 lbs. of metal was recycled last year!
March Students of the Month