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💕Horticulture Valentines Special🥰
Valentines is just around the corner! Call today to get that special someone the beautiful flowers they deserve! 💟💟
Congratulations to seniors Eternity Snyder in Health Science and Lucas Hutchins in Horticulture for being selected as the Career Center 2024 Altrusa Outstanding Technical Education Student. Both students will be recognized on Thursday, February 15th at a banquet held here at the Career Center.
January Student of the Month
CONGRATULATIONS!---- To all the January Students of the Month 🏆
White Iced Recipient
Congratulations to our Construction Technology Instructor Mike Wells for being one of the nine recipients that were honored at the White Iced Celebration! We are so PROUD to have him as part of our school and community!
National School Counseling Week
Special thanks to Trish Burns for all the work you do to support our students' academic and social emotional needs. Counselors do so much on a daily basis to support our students. Feb 5-9 is National School Counseling Week to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. Please remember and recognize Trish for all she does for our students.
In and Around Our Programs...
Middle School CTE Academy
As our staff works hard to continue providing various and diverse opportunities for our students to engage in, we kicked off the second year of our Middle School CTE Academy this week at Bookcliff Middle School.
The Middle School CTE Program is an initiative by our Career & College Readiness Department to promote our CTE programs among incoming high school freshmen and enhance middle school student engagement throughout their educational journey. Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we welcome 18 students to the Career Center for our Middle School CTE Academy.
This program is designed not only to highlight the diverse Career and Technical Education (CTE) options within District 51 but also to immerse students in enjoyable and hands-on learning activities. Throughout the sessions, students will gain valuable insights into various CTE programs and have the opportunity to explore specific pathways, including Early Childhood Education, Riverwatch/Outdoor Education, and ACE (Career Exploration, Career Readiness, and building Employability Skills). As part of the Academy, students also have the unique opportunity to tour each of the 8 Career Center programs, ensuring they can explore the various CTE options offered by our Designated Career & Technical School.
Our D51 Career Center is one of only 10 Designated Career & Technical Schools in the state of Colorado and the only one on the Western Slope. This academy, which is grant-supported, serves as an excellent opportunity to inspire and engage these young students, laying the foundation for their journey into high school and beyond D51.
Shoutout to our Cheri Taylor and our Career & College Readiness Department, Career Center Campus staff, and the dedicated Workforce Readiness Team for their commitment to empowering our students with workforce preparation opportunities. The Middle School CTE Academy is a great example of the innovative and impactful initiatives these departments create for our students.
And a special thanks to the Bookcliff Middle School Admin Team for supporting student recruitment and the Career Center staff who volunteered after school to provide these valuable opportunities. They say, “It takes a village,” and your collective efforts all contribute to preparing & supporting our students, ensuring the success of our workforce readiness initiatives, and ultimately contributing to the success of our students after graduation.
Health Science Program
Health Science Program 🩺
- Students in Health Science are bringing awareness against the dangers of Kratom.
- By Kayla Cooley, Veda Irwin, and Lindsey Cooley
Kratom. What is it? Kratom is an herb that is advertised for many different things, including
pain relief, mood improvement, and helping with focus. With up to 38 strains, this herb is
marketed as a safe, energizing, pain-relieving supplement made most commonly into expensive
teas and supplement-like pills. However, when overused, it affects the same receptors in the
brain that opioids affect. Soon after, a user of Kratom can then become addicted to the
supplement rather than experiencing the beneficial factors that were advertised to them. Many
people have been questioning why Kratom can be sold to people younger than someone who can
purchase nicotine or marijuana. People are fighting for the age to be restricted to 21 since when
overused, it acts like an opioid. While Kratom is illegal in some states, it is still legal in
Forty-four states in the U.S.A. The drug is not yet FDA-approved; therefore, sellers can market it
however they would like, making it easily manipulated into thinking it is safe. If you or someone
you know is struggling with addiction, do not hesitate to contact the Colorado Kratom Hotline at
Compact Engines Program
2024 SkillsUSA Challenge
Job Skill Demonstration
*participants must use a service manual (paper or electronic) and safety glasses
*peer judges for timing and evaluating
*average times for each team and individual times will be used for scoring.
Skills 2 and 3 - Carburetor removal, disassembly, and inspection; pages 28-33, 79-81 (40 in.lbs. on all components)
Skill 4 - Static Governor Adjustment; pages 81-82 (torque specs control bracket 80 in.lbs.and nylock nut 50 in.lbs.) Governor Crank / Cup Inspection; page 65 (torque specs crankcase cover 60, 120, 180 in.lbs. Star Pattern) 3.
Skill 5 - Ignition System; pages 33-35, 76-78 (torque specs armature screws 70 in.lbs. Rewind starter screws 25 in.lbs., and blower housing bolts 60 in.lbs.)
Skill 6 - Valve Train disassembly with valve lashing; pages 38-39, and 18 (torque specs valve cover screws 60 in.lbs., rocker arm stud 170 in.lbs., rocker ball locknut 70 in.lbs, cylinder head bolts 60, 120, 180 in.lbs. X Pattern, and spark plug 200 in.lbs.)
Skills 7-9 - Complete teardown and reassembly with static governor adjustment and valve lash; pages 40-43 and 64-93
Briggs and Stratton Repair Operations
*Repair times must be equal to or less than
Skills ⅔ Fuel System - 45 min.
Skill 4 Governor System - 60 min.
Skill 5 Ignition System - 1 hr. 15 min.
Skill 6 Compression System - 1 hr. 15 min.
Skills 7-9 Shortblock Rebuild - 1 hr. 30 min.
(3) Lead Mechanics by Mod - (1) Mechanic of the Year
*certificate is occasionally accepted at major tech schools for $1K tuition award.
(3) Top Team Champions all Mods
February promises to be a month filled with love, learning, and exciting activities. Here is a glimpse of what's been happening in our classroom and what to look forward to:
InSTEPS has been practicing PROFESSIONALISM and creating an atmosphere where students develop professional relationships with their peers. Professional is one of our 4 P's here at Career Center Campus. Prepared-Polite-Productive-Professional
We want to congratulate a few of our students for their hard work and dedication. Brooklyn Martinez has been accepted to CMU and will start her college education for Business Administration. She also received two scholarships and is the first in her family to attend college! Way to go Brooklyn!
Drake Adams and Bailey Turner are also exploring new opportunities with Project Search, a program dedicated to workforce development at Community Hospital.
We are looking forward to exchanging heartfelt valentine crafts and going on a few, fun community outings.💟
"It takes one kind word to thaw a frozen heart"- Olaf
CTE Month (Career and Technical Education)
CTE Month is a time to recognize and celebrate!
Thinking about a path in Career and Technical Education? CTE provides an important pathway to success for high school students and offers each student opportunities to personalize his/her own education base on their career interests and unique learning needs. Here at Career Center Campus we offer 7 CTE courses where you can earn industry certification to help you start your career path, and is available to all D51 students. Registration is now open, if you are interested in being in one of our programs please use the link below. Students must use their own D51 email address to ensure permissions upon filling out form.
Top 21 Professional Skills to Learn in 2023.
Nowadays, the job market is extremely competing. You may require more than a few professional skills to land your dream job. The following 21 are the trending skills of 2023, you may need to learn and most of the skills below are important and required for any job.
🥰Make That Special Card For That Special Someone💘
A Little Valentine Fun 💗🌹
Watch These Cute and Funny Kids' Movies on Valentine's Day With Your Family
Valentine's Day gets a lot of attention from adults-but it's so easy for kids to get in on the fun, too. What's not to love about eating yummy candy, making fun crafts, and getting lots of sweet cards? The holiday is meant for all ages to celebrate!
“‘How do you spell love?’ asked Piglet.
‘You don’t spell it, you feel it,’ said Pooh.” —A.A. Milne
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