A Bibb County School District CTAE Newsletter: Spring Ed.
Cassandra Miller-Washington, Ph.D.
Executive Director of CTAE
The C.A.R.E.S Chronicles is a Bibb County’s monthly Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education newsletter. This newsletter will allow us to keep all of our stakeholders informed of the positive initiatives going on in Bibb County School District’s CTAE department. Our goal is to produce students who are college and career-ready by ensuring that all students are equipped to compete in an emerging 21st century.
CTAE Students of the Year Selected
Bibb County CTAE Hosts Mock Interview Fairs
Hutchings College and Career Academy Opens Salon 360
The W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy announced the opening of Salon 360, a full-service, student-run operation that offers a variety of services at affordable prices. First and second year cosmetology students demonstrate their creativity and skills learned in their CTAE pathway. Salon360 offers services Wednesday-Friday from 8:00-9:30 AM and 12:00-1:45 PM. A licensed cosmetology instructor supervise all services. Salon360 looks forward to servicing the community with unparalleled talent and a unique experience. Please review the flyer for details on services, operational hours and appointment information.
Rutland High Ag Students visit Yancey Bros. Co.
Georgia Foundation for Agriculture awards $1,000 to Heard Elementary
The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) has presented a $1,000 grant to Heard Elementary School (HES) for its AG education program. HES is one of 26 elementary schools across Georgia selected to participate in a pilot program to introduce AG education to elementary students.
Pictured from left, Carol Dunn, HES AG teacher, accepts the grant from GFA Executive Director Lily Baucom as Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum & Technology Director Christa Steinkamp offers congratulations. Baucom presented the grant in January at the Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association Mid-Winter Conference.
Hutchings College and Career Academy Hospitality Pathway Welcomes the President & CEO of Georgia's Cherry Blossom Festival
The Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Pathway invited Stacy Moore, President and CEO of Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival, to come and speak to the class. This Spring, marks the 39th year of the Pinkest Party On Earth. Mrs. Moore educated the students on all the festival activities that takes place in and around Macon during that week. Many of the students were not aware of the other activities that took place outside of Central City Park. Mrs. Moore explained to them how the festival came about and the history behind the Cherry Blossom trees and also told them about the incoming festival chair being Dr. Ivan Allen, president of Central Georgia Technical College. Lastly, she explained how much revenue the festival generates in helping the tourism industry of Macon. This festival generates revenue for hotels, restaurants and shopping not only in downtown but also in the surrounding counties.
Instructor: Mrs. Susan Mitchell
Westside High Students Participate in Job Shadow Day
Westside High School students participated in Job Shadow Day in honor of CTAE Month. Students spent a day observing professionals on the job. While job shadowing, they had the opportunity to learn about different jobs which helps to guide collegiate decisions and long term career goals. Many, many thanks to the community partners that helped to make this day a success!
The Teaching as a Profession Pathway at Hutchings College and Career Academy Gives Back to the Community
Central's Legal Environment of Business (LEB) Students Visit The Dekalb County Courthouse
Northeast High School Agriculture Students Design Arrangements For Local Community Partner
Hutchings College and Career Academy Culinary Students Win Gold!
W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy (HCCA) hosted the regional culinary competition. Culinary teams from 4 districts participated in a 3-man cooking competition. Teams were given 20 minutes for set-up and an hour to prepare their dishes. Competitors were judged on sanitation, production, communication, creativity, and etc. This year, HCCA's Culinary Team won first place (Gold) and will advance to the state level to represent the region in March. In 2016, the HCCA Culinary Team advanced to the national level under the guidance of HCCA's Executive Chef Stuart Hardy.
Central High CTAE Students Visit Georgia State University
Heard Elementary School Celebrates Farm City Week with the Georgia Farm Bureau
Mr. Gerald Long, Georgia Farm Bureau President, helped celebrate Ag Literacy during Farm City Week at Heard Elementary. Mr. Long read a story to the kindergarten and first grade classes. Additionally, students learned about farm life as Ms. Baker and Mr. Long shared information about their farms in Tennessee and Bainbridge, Georgia, respectively. In turn, the kindergarten classes shared their favorite farm song with Mr. Long, Farmin’ and Football, by the Peterson Brothers. Each student received a sticker, which stated "If you ate 3 times a day… THANK A FARMER!"
Hutchings College and Career Academy Barbering Students Enter the Lab
Instructor: Mrs. Sandra Lane
AG Elementary & Middle School Students Visit the State Capitol
Northeast HS AG Students Obtain Mayoral Proclamation
Howard HS, FBLA Advisor Receives Top Region Honor
Howard Middle FBLA Chapter Has Its First State Office
Mr. Handy Wins Georgia FBLA MS Adviser of the Year - We Are Miller!
Congratulations to the following winners at the State Leadership Conference:
Jacob Bailey -2nd Place - Video Public Service Announcement
Destiny Butts – 6th Place- Public Speaking Performance
Miller Middle School FBLA Chapter- 4th Largest Membership in State
Mr. Handy- FBLA Middle Level Adviser of the Year
Hutchings College and Career Academy FBLA Students Advance to State
The following Hutchings College and Career Academy (HCCA) students competed at FBLA Region Competition on Friday, January 24, 2020. FBLA competitive events prepare students for successful careers in business by providing opportunities to apply classroom concepts in a workforce-simulated competitive environment.
Students placed in various categories and will advance to the state level. The students are as follows:
Category: Job Interview
Tyrek Strange - 1st Place
Category: Electronic Career Portfolio
Zoie Brown - 1st Place
Category: Computer Applications
Isabella Lan - 2nd Place
Category: Database Design
Chelsey Milan - 2nd Place
Category: Business Ethics
Isabella Lan, DAnte'Vious Breeden, & Leticia Gomez - 3rd Place
Category: Client Service
Chelsey Milan - 3rd Place
Category: Emerging Business Issues
Zoie Brown & Nicole Davis - 5th Place
HCCA Advisor: Mr. Stephen Neil
FBLA & HOSA Members Volunteer for the Salvation Army
Southwest High FBLA and Northeast HS HOSA members and advisors rang the iconic red kettle during the holiday season to raise funds for the Salvation Army. Volunteer bell ringers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises the funds that sustain the help we give all year long. The Salvation Army relies on money raised in red kettles to serve thousands of families in our local community and more than 25 million people in the United States each year.
Appling Middle CTSO Members Give Back
Northeast HS CTSOs Team Up For Annual Blood Drive
Hutchings College and Career Academy's (HCCA) EMT Students Placed in Top 10 at HOSA Competition
Rutland HS CTSO Members & Cadets Serve As Ambassadors
Westside HS JROTC Cadets Celebrate Voting Rights in Historic Selma, AL
Central High's Army JROTC Unit Served At The Macon-Bibb Co. Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. Central's JROTC unit participated in this event locally by laying wreaths at Macon's historic Riverside Cemetery.
Ballard-Hudson Middle School Junior Leadership Corps. (JLC) In The Community
Central High School's Military Ball
Junior Leadership Corp. (JLC) Units Holds Annual Spring Drill Meet
1st Place Squad-Appling Middle School
2nd Place Squad-Ballard-Hudson Middle School
3rd Place Squad-Howard Middle School
Central High's Army JROTC Visits the State Capital
Hutchings College and Career Academy SkillsUSA Members Advance to State Competition
SkillsUSA Region 5 Competition took place on January 23, 2020 at Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin. Several students from Hutchings College and Career Academy (HCCA) will attend State competition to observe and support the advancing teams.
The following first and second place winners will advance to SkillsUSA State Competition:
JaWuan Jordan - 1st place
Shiani Futch- 2nd place
Genesis Serrano- 3rd place
Broadcast News placed in the top 16 in the state during pre-testing and will advance as well.
Southwest High DECA Wins 1st Place in Marketing Competition!
Rutland High's DECA State Development Conference
Howard HS DECA has Six Students Advance to Internationals
Southwest High DECA Participates in an International Shoe Drive
Internship Bibb/Work-Based Learning (WBL) hosts Parent Information Night
Central High's Work-Based Learning (WBL) Partners with Local Industry
Vonnie Angelo, Work-Based Learning Supervisor and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator
Maggie Bruce, Supervisor of Southwest High, Westside High, Central High, Ballard Hudson Middle, Weaver Middle, and Miller Middle
Niya Hicks, Supervisor of Hutchings College and Career Academy
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