Software Development students celebrated the new computers in their lab by taking apart some of the old/unusable CPU’s to discover what is inside. The purpose of a computer parts lab is for students to gain hands on experience with hardware components.
JROTC cadets participated in rappel training at Camp Shelby, MS on Saturday February 28, 2015. The following schools were represented: MGM, Theodore, Vigor, LeFlore, and Satsuma High Schools. Cadets also received a guided toured the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi compliments of the Senior Army ROTC program at USM. The weather was perfect and the training was problem free! Congratulations to all of the cadets for an outstanding event! Especially to Theodore High School JROTC who participated in this annual event for the first time.
Each year during the month February, Career and Technical Education (CTE) students across the nation celebrate Career and Technical Education month. CTE teachers and students in Mobile County Public Schools celebrated as well. Many activities take place during the month at each high school, 3 middle schools, and the Career Tech centers. Teachers set up field trips, invite guest speakers, and have Career Tech Student Organization (CTSO) T-shirt design competitions, as well as many other activities. Each year, Bel Air Mall allows CTE programs in the district set up displays to promote CTE. During February, Lamar Advertising donates 5 billboards for CTE to use to bring awareness to the programs offered in Career and Technical Education. The teachers, students, and executive staff of CTE appreciate the support of both Bel Air Mall and Lamar Advertising in promoting Career and Technical Education in Mobile County Public Schools.
DECA students from Blount High School attended the state conference in February. Carltoria Wallace placed 3rd in Professional Selling. Alexis Law placed 1st in Apparel and Accessories winning a $1,000.00 per year scholarship to Johnson and Wales University. Maya White, a freshman at Blount, scored very high in her competition and will represent Blount again next year. Blount DECA also received certificates of achievement in the Community Service Campaign and Outstanding Membership. Sponsor, Danielle Johnson, received the Outstanding New Chapter Advisor award. Students also enjoyed many fun activities when not involved in meetings and competitions.