Miller Memo

September 14, 2022 Edition

Miller Career and Technology students and parents,

Wow! It is hard to believe next Thursday will mark the end of the 1st six weeks of the 2022 - 2023 school year. The next few holiday months will bring increased activities and busier schedules. Please read below for a few campus updates, initiatives, and reminders.

Kelley Kirila

Principal, MCTC

Meet Your Administrative Team

NEW - SkillsUSA Member Registration

Our first SkillsUSA meeting of the year was a great success with over 150 students present! If you are interested in becoming an official member of one of our chapters, please submit your membership dues ($40.00) through Pay N' Go. Our current chapters include:

  • Computer Science (Computer Maintenance, Cybersecurity, & Networking)
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement & Legal Studies)
  • Culinary Arts
  • Education & Training
  • Health Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering

MCTC Student Activities Pay N' Go

SkillsUSA advisors and officers will be sending out additional meeting and competition information soon!

NEW - National Technical Honor Society Meeting

The first NTHS meeting for returning members is on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:40 AM in the Upstairs Commons. Students can earn half an hour of service hours for each meeting attended. We will talk about our chapter, volunteer opportunities, and vote on a Secretary. Please make sure you are part of the new NTHS Canvas page and Remind if you are not already.

New NTHS induction invitations will go out soon through CTE teachers. Be on the lookout!

NEW - Program Highlights

NEW - Superintendent's Student Leadership Circle Representatives

This year, Miller has an awesome team of 4 representing us at the Superintendent's Student Leadership Circle. These students were nominated by their teachers to provide feedback and input regarding the student experience to Dr. Gregorski. Congratulations to them!

From top to bottom and left to right: Sophia Richardson (Law Enforcement - Jordan HS), Hayden Fitzsimmons (Automotive Technology - Katy HS), Dayanna Perez (Manufacturing Engineering - Mayde Creek HS), and Ximena Gonzalez (Veterinary Medicine - Katy HS).

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NEW - Adulting 101 Series - Basic Auto Care After-school Session

Miller's Adulting 101 program is well underway with our weekly "Life Hacks" series on scrolling announcements and our monthly Library Lessons series on college, career, and adult life preparedness.

In October, we are excited to kick-off our after-school series with Basic Auto Care. In this optional, after-school event, our Automotive teachers will be leading students through how to jump a car, how to change a tire, and tips for basic car maintenance. Spots are limited for this Adulting 101 learning opportunity. To sign-up, please scan the QR code in the flyer below and submit your name and email address or click the link below. Please note: This event is only open to current MCTC students.

Registration for Adulting 101: Basic Auto Care

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NEW - MCTC Business Partnership Interest

This year, Miller is committed to expanding our business partnerships in our community and recognizing our partners' contributions to our campus. If your business, your family, or any business you know may be interested in partnering with MCTC, please feel free to read through and pass along our Miller Career Business Partner Overview document.

Our program goals include:

  1. To improve and reinforce students' career skill development.
  2. To supplement classroom instruction with relevant learning experiences in the business community.
  3. To provide students a realistic perspective on the working world through interaction with business professionals.
  4. To establish a mechanism for businesses and campus staff to share their expertise and services with one another.
  5. To increase the depth of resources available to campus staff.
  6. To develop mutual support and promote positive relationships between the business and school communities.

NEW - Upcoming PSAT Day - October 12th

On Wednesday, October 12th, Katy ISD will be offering the PSAT to juniors. All juniors will need to report directly to their home campuses by 7:15 AM, not Miller. Many of our home campuses are running alternate bell schedules or hosting senior activities. We understand this will impact student attendance at MCTC. We will work with home campuses on bell schedules and bus transportation.

Katy ISD College and Career Night

Katy ISD is hosting a College and Career Night on October 12, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Leonard Merrell Center at 6301 S. Stadium Lane. Admission is free and open to the community. Over 200 representatives from community colleges, universities, institutes, and military academies will be present to showcase their programs.
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Katy ISD's College and Career Webinar Series

Katy ISD will be offering College and Career webinars throughout the school year. All presentations will be delivered via Zoom from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Additionally, sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the College and Career Webpage. Check out the September sessions below, and click on the links to register.

September 14, 2022

Office of Disabilities/Seniors and Senior Parents

Tamara Tinsey, University of Houston

Session #4

September 21, 2022

Top Careers and You/All

Nathan Rosas, Career Service Specialist, Houston Community College

Session #5

NEW - 2022 - 2023 Exam Exemptions

Please click on the link below to read through Katy ISD's 2022 - 2023 Exam Exemption Criteria. Miller will be following the same process for our exam exemptions.

2022 - 2023 Exemption Criteria

NEW - Upcoming Important Dates

  • Thursday, September 22 - Last Day of 1st Six Weeks
  • Friday, September 23 - Student Holiday/Campus Professional Learning Day
  • Wednesday, October 5 - Adulting 101: Basic Auto Care After-school Session
  • Monday, October 10 - Staff & Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, October 12 - Campus PSAT Day & Katy ISD College & Career Night
  • Tuesday, October 25 - Miller Monster Mash community event

Miller Career & Technology Center

Mission: To develop college- and career-ready students through engaging, real-world experiences.