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									                                      Career & Technical Education
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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
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                               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.
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                                                         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.




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                                  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
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                             Natural Resources and Mining              36.7           34.1             - 2.6             -3.6%
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                             Construction                            131.1           128.0             - 3.1             -1.2%
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                             Manufacturing                           349.5           321.4             -28.1             -4.1%
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                             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%
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                 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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