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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Aspiring Health Care Professionals at Bryant CTC Get Hands-on Training with iStan

Posted by Terria Moore in Great News!

Health Science students at the Bryant Career Technical Center are using the most advanced wireless patient simulator on the market to mimic human cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological system functions.

The Health Science curriculum provides a comprehensive plan of relevant and rigorous course work and training that reflects the skill sets needed by a changing global economy.

According to Courtney Taylor, R.N., BCTC Health Science instructor, patient simulators are used to assist with training future health care professionals throughout the country and we want our students to see the value of using technology to enhance learning by simulating real-world situations.”

Career and Technical Education is bridging the gap between what is expected of a high school graduate and what the world beyond high school demands through our Health Science curriculum.

"Our goal is to make our students college and career-ready by exposing them to a variety of healthcare related skills and opportunities," said Principal Thomas Reed.


Annual JROTC Mud Run

Posted by Melody Ardis in Great News!

JROTC had approximately 40 students from MCPSS participate (Baker and LeFlore High Schools) in the four-mile “Seabee” Volkslauf Mud-Run in Gulfport, MS. The weather was perfect and the cadets represented our district very well! The obstacles were extremely challenging, but everyone managed to complete the course!


Vigor FCCLA Students Set Up Fair Exhibit

Posted by Melody Ardis in Great News!

Vigor’s FCCLA members set up their annual Farm and Home fair exhibit at the Greater Gulf State Fair Grounds.  This competition is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension and is a big hit each
year.  This year the student decided to focus on Nutrition, and explained how to read a food label.  The students put in long hours to pull this all together.  Check out the exhibit starting Friday October 25, 2014- Sunday ovember 2, 2014 at the fair ground.  The exhibits will be judged and the students receive ribbons along with a cash prize for the winners.  Go show your support for students and their adviser Mrs. McCollum.

MGM Students Achieve Microsoft Specialist Certificatons

Posted by Melody Ardis in Great News!

Montgomery High School (MGM) students in Suzanne Taylor's Advanced Business Technology classes have had great success in passing Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams. Students are testing in Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, and Microsoft Excel 2013.

The students pictured below were among the first to pass one or more certifications exams at MGM. Jonathan Pollack made a perfect score of 1000 on both Word 2013 and Excel 2013!



Thursday, October 02, 2014

Faulkner Health Science Assembles Lanterns for “LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK”

Posted by Terria Moore in Great News!

On September, 29, 2014, Career and Technical Education Health Science students from Faulkner Career Technical Center volunteered and assembled hundreds of lanterns for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s largest annual fundraiser, “Light The Night Walk” scheduled to take place in downtown Mobile on 10/16/2014.

Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

According to Ms. Jia Johnson, Health Science Instructor, each colored lantern represents a survivor, volunteer, or a loved one who has ended their battle with Cancer (white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to a blood cancer).

As part of the Health Science and HOSA leadership and community service activities, FCTC students volunteer and participate in this annual event.


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