Career & Technical Education in Roane County J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 0 SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: A Refresher: Graduation Requirements English - 4 Credits: Science - 3 Credits: • Graduation Requirements •English I - 1 Credit •Biology I - 1 Credit • Writing Ideas •English II - 1 Credit •Chemistry or Physics - 1 Credit •English III -1 Credit (AP Physics B or C) • Job Information in TN (AP Language and Composition) (Principles of Technology I and II) • Internet Resources •English IV -1 Credit •Another Lab. Science - 1 Credit • Realityworks Babies (AP English Literature or Composition) (Communications for Life) P. E. and Wellness -1.5 Credits: • DECA at RHS •Wellness -1 Credit Math - 4 Credits: • Brochures in the Making •Physical Education - .5 Credit (Students must take a math class each year) (May be met by substituting an equivalent •Algebra I -1 Credit time of physical activity in other areas including but not limited to marching •Geometry -1 Credit band, JROTC, cheerleading, interscholas- tic athletics, and school sponsored intra- •Algebra II -1 Credit mural athletics.) •Upper level Math -1 Credit (Bridge Math: Students who have not earned a 19 on Fine Art, Foreign Language and the mathematics component of the ACT by the beginning Elective Focus – 6 Credits: of the senior year are recommended to complete the Bridge Math course.) •Fine Art -1 Credit (Capstone Math) •Foreign Language - 2 Credits (Same) (Adv. Algebra and Trigonometry) •Elective Focus - 3 Credits *CTE elective focus—complete three (STEM Math: Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Statistics) units in the same CTE program area or state approved program of study. Social Studies – 3 Credits: *science and math, humanities, fine arts, •World History or World Geography – 1Credit or AP/IB) (AP W. Hist., Modern Hist., Ancient Hist., European Hist.) •U.S. History – 1 Credit The Fine Art and Foreign Language re- quirements may be waived for students (AP U.S. Hist., IB Hist. of the Americas HL - 2 Years) who are sure they are not going to at- •Economics – .5 Credit tend a University and be replaced with courses designed to enhance and ex- •Government – .5 Credit pand the elective focus. (AP U.S. Gov’t, IB Hist. of the Americas HL - 2 Years) Personal Finance - .5 Credit http://www.state.tn.us/education/gradreq.shtml PAGE 2 DECA Happenings at Rockwood RHS Marketing Advisory Board Member Kendall Bear speaks to students about em- ployment and compensation items that one should look for when seeking employment. Mr. Bear is the general manager of Rockwood Electric Utility. Ms. McCallie appreciates Mr. Bear’s time and dedication to RHS students. Above, RHS DECA President, Fran Gilliam, and Vice President, Shayla Barber, load items for the Mission of Hope. This is a service project in which the Rockwood DECA students participate annually. DECA bought toys for boys DECA Vice President, Shayla Barber, re- and girls of all ages. cently attended a meeting of the Rockwood Business and Professional Women’s Club. The meeting’s focus was professional dress. This year, the Mission of Hope served over 15,000 children. Other service Shayla modeled what professional dress for projects in which DECA students participate are Operation REACH and a the group. During the meeting, the ladies prom at the Bridge (formerly Rockwood Healthcare). discussed what is acceptable for work, and how to look your best with makeup, hair and jewelry. The group enjoyed Shayla being part of their meeting. PAGE 3 Brochures for CTE At a recent CTE director’s meeting, brochures for the Anderson County Career and Tech- nical Center’s Automotive Academy were distributed. These brochures provided a wealth of information concerning this program. Included in these were items such as SACS ac- creditation, goals of the program, certification that may be achieved, curriculum highlights, the application process, articulation agreements, and a general overview of the automotive industry. These were professionally designed and very informative. After viewing these, Mrs. Kennedy thought it would be a great idea to design brochures for each of our CTE programs. These will be useful for 8th grade nights, for new students en- rolling in the schools, and for general information purposes. We have started this process. We created a “skeleton” brochure for each CTE program offered in Roane County. These were emailed as well as hard-copy mailed to each CTE instructor. Brochures will include a program of study and information that each instructor CTE: contributes, and will be individualized for each school. Preparing We look forward to having these completed before the pre-registration process begins. Thanks to each CTE teacher in advance for providing information for your brochure. today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities Writing Ideas for Your Programs Each month we will give you a few ideas to help you incorporate more writing activities into your programs. This month, the focus is audio visual aides. Use these to challenge your students to try something different. • When watching movies, have students list five “specifics” then combine into a class list. Distribute or post as a guide for writing about the movie. • When using video, give each student a different question (to answer) about the film. When completed, collect all and have one student type up answers in chronological order of the film to be distributed as a study guide. • Allow students to interview each other or resource people, and transcribe the interview. • Have students write reviews of subject related television programs. • Collect some newspaper/magazine articles. Have students paraphrase articles for simplification. • Take pictures of class field trips/activities. Use these as a basis for organizing and writing about the experiences. CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION PAGE 4 New Babies Have Arrived FACS students will soon be using the latest in baby technology as they get a chance to experience parenting via technol- ogy. We recently purchased five Realityworks babies to give students a chance to learn about “the demands and conse- quences of parenting first hand. Realityworks’ computerized infant simulators give teens the most realistic infant care experience possible and a comprehensive parenting curriculum enhances the lesson with its supporting facts and activi- ties.” According to National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 52, No. 23, June 15, 2004, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, 2004, one teenager becomes pregnant every minute. In 2004, over 420,000 babies were born to teenage mothers in the U.S. alone. These startling statistics give light to an ongoing chal- lenge, because teen pregnancy affects not only adolescents and their families, but also society as a whole. 67% of teenage mothers drop out of high school, and dropouts earn about $260,000 less over a lifetime than high school graduates. Families often bear the financial burden of caring for the infant of a teen parent, and the average cost to raise a child from 0 to 17 years old is $118,590. 80% of teenage mothers end up on welfare. The cost of providing public assistance bene- fits, welfare, and food stamps is $2.2 billion annually. The cost to provide medical care to teen mothers and their chil- dren is an estimated $1.5 billion annually. We are hopeful that using this technology will give students a more realistic picture of what parenting involves. For more information on the Realityworks, please see the following website: http://www.solutions-site.org/artman/publish/article_47.shtml 2008 2010 Number Annual Estimated Projected of Growth Industry Employment Employment New Jobs Rate Education and Health Services 583.4 610.8 27.4 2.3% TN Leisure and Hospitality 271.4 266.2 - 5.2 -1.0% in Professional and Business Services 318.2 308.7 - 9.5 -1.5% on a ti Natural Resources and Mining 36.7 34.1 - 2.6 -3.6% rm Construction 131.1 128.0 - 3.1 -1.2% o Inf Manufacturing 349.5 321.4 -28.1 -4.1% Job Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 600.2 575.0 -25.2 -2.1% Information 48.9 42.4 - 6.5 -6.9% Financial Activities 142.8 138.5 - 4.3 -1.5% Other Services (Except Gov’t) 134.1 137.8 3.7 1.4% Government 208.3 209.3 1.0 0.3% Total 2,824.6 2,772.2 - 52.4 -0.9% PAGE 5 HOSA at RCHS The Roane Co. High School HOSA Club has been very busy Resources the last few months. The first week of November, they cele- brated National HOSA week. The club prepared lunch for the Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce RCHS nurse one day, taught hand washing to younger students, Development and provided each classroom at RCHS with a “goody bag” con- www.tn.gov/labor-wfd taining antibacterial supplies. In December, RCHS HOSA participated in Operation REACH at the Rockwood Walmart and “Operation Christmas Child” Occupational Outlook Handbook: Find through the Samaritan Purse organization. HOSA also assisted detailed descriptions of job duties Medic with a blood drive at RCHS in December. www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm Currently, HOSA is preparing for regional competitions which will take place February 5 at Roane State Community College. America’s Job Bank: Apply for jobs www.ajb.org/ HHS FCCLA Teens: Are you a teen looking for a job? www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/youth/ Harriman High School FCCLA members believe that the family is the cornerstone of the community. Because of that belief, Jobs Forecast News - Hot Jobs to 2016 they have recently reached out to their community and world in www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/outlooks/select.htm several community service projects. In late November, HHS FCCLA worked with the FCA and Sci- ence Club collecting donations for servicemen and women cur- Wages for more than 700 occupations rently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Members collected toilet- www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/wages/intro.htm ries, snacks, socks, movies, and phone cards for these heroes. They also wrote letters of gratitude and appreciation to these dedicated American citizens. The Source: More information about occupations www.sourcetn.org In December, FCCLA members participated in Operation REACH. The students arrived at Wal-Mart in Rockwood before sunrise to get in line to help an underprivileged child choose gifts for themselves and their families. Students then went to Ridge- TennCIDS: Explore career interests and view Elementary School to help these children wrap their gifts. training opportunities in Tennessee www.tcids.utk.edu/ Also in December, these members adopted 20 residents of Ren- aissance Terrace Care facility. Members bought lap covers, toi- letries, sweat shirts and pants, socks, night clothes, and snacks for the residents. Our members wanted these residents to real- ize that they are vital parts of our society and that they are re- spected and cherished for their lives.
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