Around the County Podcast – Volume 1 Episode 1

The newest addition to the Director’s View, The Around the County Podcast will focus on the theme each month of the Director’s View. February’s theme is Technology.  This month, we talked with Secondary Supervisor Danny Coggin, Michigan Avenue Principal Angela Lawson, and Work Based Learning Coordinator Brittany Cannon.  They were part of a group who participated in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Florida.  Stay up to date with all the great things happening in the Bradley County Schools system with the Director’s View and the Around the County Podcast.

Haley is a Bradley Central High School Cambridge student who recently was awarded a scholarship for Tennessee Governors School at UT Martin.  TGSAS is a four week college experience for rising juniors and seniors.  Haley will get 6 hours college credit by participating in two college classes in the Agricultural Sciences.  Haley is super driven and participates in Cambridge classes at Bradley.  She is also active in the FFA and participates in Career Development Events.

Bradley Central High School senior Cosmetology students tour Franklin Academy and evaluate career opportunities in the Cosmetology industry.img_38021

B.C.H.S Cosmetology 3 students evaluate career opportunities with Cleveland Massage Institute.

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Bradley Central High School Cosmetology students polished nails and provided Valentines for the residents at Brookdale.

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Stephen May was accompanied by his mom at the ninth annual Governor Volunteer Stars Award ceremony on Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Franklin, Tennessee where he represented Bradley County.  One adult and one youth from each county was recognized for the great work, self-less contributions, and community outreach which made each exemplary volunteers. Stephen’s application outlined the work he completed as he led the Live Drug Free charge in Bradley County along with  the other students from Bradley Central High School and Walker Valley High School.  In CTE, Stephen is a welding student, Youth Career Connect student, and National Technical Honor Society student among other accomplishments.  Stephen represents Bradley County well.

 

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” Teacher Joe Bryan and his students at Walker Valley High School in Cleveland, Tennessee have had staggering success with their use of Jasperactive – the world’s first Microsoft Office learning and validation system mapped to the Microsoft Office Specialist Global Standard! ” states the CCI Learning website.  CCI Learning posted an interview type article outlining the uses for instruction, the testing for certifications, and other information regarding classroom practices completed at Walker Valley High School in Mr. Bryan’s class.  Jasperactive is the new textbook adopted last year for use in the Computer Applications class.  In the short months since beginning in September, Joe Bryan has become a featured best practices teacher for the program.  A school in Vietnam and schools in the United States have contacted Joe Bryan regarding the use of Jasperactive and the success of his students.  We are very proud of the efforts of Mr. Bryan and the students of WVHS.

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Bradley Central High School National Technical Honor Society presented McKee Foods the plaque for Honorary Membership Friday, February 3, 2017 during a visit to the campus.  McKee Foods personnel included Jeff Carson, Kay Swartout, Margaret Hayes, and Daryl Somers. This group represented the areas of Human Relations, Maintenance and Technical Skills.  McKee Foods Corporation and this team have been vital in the growth of programming in Bradley County through generous donations of product, funds, and time, internship and field trip opportunities for students and teachers, service to program development through advisory committee membership, and technical input.  Shawn Williams, machining instructor, and Mark Kress, welding instructor, provided tours of the classroom and discussion of the technical skill development attained by students in the Career and Technical Education classes at BCHS.   McKee Foods provided these programs a means to purchase new smart televisions for the classrooms to increase technology during theory and content presentations.  We are excited about the partnership and activities planned with McKee Foods and look forward to working together in the future to prepare a workforce.

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