Northland Career Center News

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

NCC Overview Video

Keeping you informed

Northland Career Center (NCC) has had a digital presence for the past several years with an attractive, user-friendly website. In the past few years, NCC has added a presence on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. NCC sends out a monthly newsletter to its key stakeholders including: Parents, Advisory Boards, Post-Secondary Partners, & Sending School Partners. Newsletters are sent monthly during the school year.


Here are other locations to access additional information about Northland Career Center:

NCC Website

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

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Inclement Weather

Please note that NCC follows the schedule of the Platte County School District including school closures for inclement weather. If the Platte County School District closes due to poor road conditions, excessive snow, or frigid temperatures, NCC will not be in session. NCC will communicate through email, Facebook, Twitter and the NCC website about closures. For the 21-22 school year, NCC will follow PCR-3 and implement traditional inclement weather days (no school and no virtual learning) until we reach a threshold that would push the school year past four inclement weather days. We will then implement Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days.

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

NCC's Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for February 9th for most programs. Agricultural Sciences is the only exception, and they will be on February 8th. Conferences must be scheduled via our website or this document. Conferences are 15 minutes in length and can be virtual, in-person, or by phone.


The same document will have all the virtual links on day of the conferences. If you schedule an in-person conference, just show up to NCC a few minutes prior to your scheduled time. If you schedule a phone conference, the instructor will call you at the scheduled time.

Tardies at NCC

At NCC, tardies are defined as being late to class in two different ways:
  1. students that ride the bus need to go directly to class after arriving
  2. students that drive must be in class by the time class officially begins (8:05 AM and 11:30 AM)


We allow a grace period at the beginning of the year for students to get used to the drive and so the busses get into their routine. This year that grace period ended on October 31st, which is longer than most years. As I have been talking with students, I have told them they get 10 tardies per year. Additionally, I have been attempting to take driving privileges away as well, per our handbook.


In theory it sounds great, but in practice, NCC staff doesn't have the ability to monitor it and we know students are also driving to other parking lots and getting picked up by others. This has caused parking issues for others as well.


So, NCC is correcting and making an adjustment to our tardy procedures, effective immediately:

  • The definition of a tardy remains the same
  • Any mention of losing driving privileges in the student handbook for tardies, will not be enforced
  • Per the student handbook, a student will have 10 tardies per semester (no grace period for 2nd semester)
  • We will continue to communicate tardies with students and parents at various points
  • Final consequence will be not recommended to return the next semester (already in the handbook) or participate in NCC's graduation / earn an NCC certificate (new, effective immediately and will be communicated to students as needed)


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Jeff Green, Assistant Director at greenj@platteco.k12.mo.us or 816-858-5505 Ext. 1702.


Student handbook can be found here or on our website under Resources>Handbooks.

Upcoming Events

Northland Career Center has many events each month, semester and school year. Featured below are key events that are coming up. Visit northlandcareercenter.com for calendar updates.

  • Feb. 9 - Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Feb. 18 - No NCC Classes, NCC Staff PD
  • Feb. 21 - No NCC Classes, President's Day
  • March 11 - End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 14-18 - No NCC Classes, Spring Break

NCC Awards Ceremony & Graduation

Sunday, May 22nd, 6pm

1800 Genessee Street

Kansas City, MO

NCC's Awards Ceremony & Graduation will be held at Hy-Vee Arena, KCMO, Sunday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m. More detailed information will be provided at a later date.

Happenings at NCC

Governor State of the State Address

Governor Parson invited two NCC Law Enforcement/CSI students to the State of the State address Jan. 19 in Jefferson City. He even mentioned NCC in his address!! The two students who attended were Major Audrey Strope and Sergeant Nate Wassam!


SREB Pacesetter School

NCC is excited to be recognized by the Southern Regional Educational Board as a Pacesetter School for the fourth year in a row! Thank you to the staff, students and partners who support us, PCR-3 for the post and SREB for the recognition!


SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA students participated in their program contests and leadership contests for SkillsUSA. Those placing move on to district competitions.


FFA

Congratulations to the following students who are the 21-22 FFA officers!

President - Logan Stackhouse

Vice-President - Meghann Polys

Secretary - Cheyenne Silvers

Treasurer - Jaycie Miner

Reporter - Turner Berry

Sentinel - Laney Silvers

Historian - Piper Coones

Program Spotlight: Agricultural Sciences

NCC Agricultural Sciences

Agriculture Scholarship Opportunities

NCC Culinary Arts

Program Spotlight: Culinary Arts

Culinary Scholarship Offerings

NCC's Community Education Opportunities

NCC Offers Community Education Classes at Northland Career Center and other sites in the area. Whether you are interested in a career in welding or you have a child who is interested in horseback riding, there are classes for a wide range of interests.


Check out our brochure online!

Register here for classes!


Contact us or find out more with the contact information below.

What are we about?

Our Strategic Plan/Purpose:

Vision: Connecting with tomorrow...

Mission: To prepare students for a continually changing world by providing relevant experiences.

Values: Integrity, Innovation, Partnerships, Learner Focus, Results, Diversity, Quality