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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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In response to the increased demand for advanced manufacturing/technical skill employees with training in such areas as   machining, welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, robotics, and other STEM and automation skills, the Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce launched an initiative on Friday.  The target for the Your Skills Your Future drive is to promote programs which prepare students and employees for the high skill and high demand careers available in the region.  This public relations outreach will last 3 years headed by the Chattanooga based Waterhouse PR firm.  The purpose for the campaign is to inform the community, parents, students, counselors, teachers, administrators, employers and adult learners, of the affordable education training opportunities as well as the excellent employment opportunities within the technical skills area.

See full story media reports:

Cleveland Daily Banner Article click here

Channel 12 News Report click here

Channel 3 New Report click here

WVHS:CADI COMMUNITY SERVICE

There’s something to say about the two CADI classes that were a part of the Junior Achievement Company Program this semester. I had two companies, The Dub-V Band-its and The Dub-V Originals, each company started their own companies from scratch to liquidation (selling out). Each group had a marketing, sales, finance, purchasing and management department in their company. The split into groups and formed the companies and decided what type of merchandise they were going to brand and sell. In short these kids ran their own company in 12 weeks.

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The Dub-V Originals sold Rally Towels, called the “Corral Towel”wvhscorraltowel

The Dub-V Band-its sold 900 wristbands and 500 were sold within 24 hours of being in stock. The Dub-V Originals sold 127 Rally towels by December 6th deadline and will continue to sell next semester.

25% of the Dub-V Band-its sales were being donated to The Caring Place.

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100% of the Dub-V Originals sales were being donated to a beloved Substitute here at Walker Valley, Ms. Mary Howard, that lost her dear home to a house fire. mary-howard-dubv

In addition to the Dub-V Band-its, 9 students, shown here, gave 100% of their earnings to Ms. Mary Howard.

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I am very proud of ALL the students in the CADI classes and their dedication.

 

Jennifer Miles, M.Ed

Bradley students compete with other FFA students from all around the state at Tennessee Tech’s annual agriculture quiz bowl.  Every year students work hard to memorize agriculture facts so they can compete in the quiz bowls.  Students are chosen for their interest pathway in agriculture and they train for the bowl.

UTK visits Bradley FFA

Bradley FFA gets a visit from Kyle Hensley a UTK graduate student who has a passion for agriculture.  Kyle explains the importance of setting goals, preparing for college and how to stay focused.  He also informs students of all the thousands of careers available in the agriculture field.  15401055_559442327594142_3461172560253341850_n

Giving Back

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