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Tech Center Schedule During Spring SOL Testing - May 22-June 1, 2017

SOL TESTING IS YOUR 1ST PRIORITY

ANY STUDENT WHO CANNOT REMEMBER WHERE THEY ARE TO REPORT FOR THEIR SOL TEST SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE HOME SCHOOL MAIN OFFICE.

The Tech Center will follow the adjusted bell schedule outlined below during the May 22, through June 1, 2017 SOL testing window. All Tech Center students are to strictly adhere to this schedule and know that SOL testing is their first priority. Transportation will continue to be provided for students, but will be adjusted as follows:

Morning Session- 7:40 – 10:50 a.m. (Non-testers)

• Students not involved in SOL testing on any given day are expected to report to the Tech Center at their regular time.

• Students who are involved in SOL testing will remain at their home school upon completion of testing, and will not report to the Tech Center.

• Upon dismissal from the Tech Center at 10:50 a.m., morning students will be transported back to their home schools for blocks 3 and 4.

Afternoon Session - 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. (All afternoon session students)

• Students will depart their home high school at approximately 11:30 a.m. for their 12:00 noon class at the Tech Center.

• Students will be released from the Tech Center at their regularly scheduled 2:00 p.m. dismissal time.

 

Congratulations Marvella Phillips, 2017 TCE Teacher of the Year!

Picture of Marvella Phillips, Medical/Legal Systems Administration Teacher

Congratulations Licensed Practical Nursing Class of 2017!

Please join us in congratulating the Licenced Practical Nursing class of 2017. Nursing staff and students for held yet another beautiful graduation ceremony! The program was outstanding, and we are proud of our nurses for all of their hard work and dedication. Click here for a link to the story with further details.

picture of the LPN class of 2017


Tech Center Students Compete in Skills USA

VB Tech Center students participated in the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference in Fredricksburg, VA 4/28/2017-4/292017.  There were 19 students competing in 12 contests.  Placement results are below. Great job!

Auto Refinishing Technology – Trevor Erickson placed 11th in the Commonwealth
Cabinetmaking - Matthew Ahlschlager placed 5th in the Commonwealth
Collision Repair Technology – Armoni Tall placed 11th in the Commonwealth
Cosmetology – Hailah Gregg placed 2nd in the Commonwealth
Dental Assisting - Mallory Lyon placed 1st in the Commonwealth, Jordan Alcantara placed 2nd in the Commonwealth, and Summer Williams placed 3rd in the Commonwealth
Criminal Justice - Cody Cobb  placed 6th in the Commonwealth
CSI - Garrett Carter, Armoni Collins, & Sarah Hardesty placed 11th in the Commonwealth
First Aid – Dominique Beckstrom placed 6th in the Commonwealth & Alexia Peters placed 7th in the Commonwealth
Esthetics – Vanessa Kerns placed 5th in the Commonwealth
HVAC – Hunter Powell placed 6th in the Commonwealth
Nail Care – Victoria Weiss-Popina placed 10th in the Commonwealth
Plumbing – Ryan Swindell placed 1st in the Commonwealth and Adam Anderson placed 1st in the post-secondary division in the Commonwealth
Prepared Speech – Bailey Stewart placed 6th in the Commonwealth

FCCLA State Competition Winners!

On Friday, April 7 the Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center's  (Tech Center) Early Childhood Education students competed at the FCCLA Star Events Statewide competition. The event took place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America or FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. The Tech Center's team earned four medals including three gold medals! The gold winners will be eligible to travel to Nashville in July for the national competition.


FCCLA Students

Congratulations to the following Early Childhood students:
Tiara Colon – 1st place gold – Early Childhood
Tamiya Thorogood – 2nd place gold – Career Investigation
Bryan Warburton/Zhane Williams – 2nd place gold – Focus on Children
Krystal Ballon/Amanda Peacock – bronze – Entrepreneurship
Pictured from Left to Right- Bryan W., Tamiya T., Tiara C., Zhane W.


Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Competition Results

The 2016-17 HOSA state leadership conference was held March 10-12 in Williamsburg, VA. Several VB Tech Center students placed in the various competitions. The results are below.

Practical Nursing Winners
Medical Math:
3rd- Amber Test
4th- Alexis Bryant
5th- Amanda Propst

Medical Terminology:
2nd- Aminah Spain
4th- Alex Colon
Job Seeking Skills:
3rd- Kayla Bailey

Prepared Speaking:
2nd- Alex Colon; Kerri Kirkpatrick

Public Service Announcement:
1st- Kerri Kirkpatrick, Amber Test, Amanda Propst, Aminah Spain, Alexis Bryant, and Alex Colon
5th- Gemayne Magpantay, Kayla Bailey, Cydney James, Jonice Smitherman and Jordyn Benn

Dental Assisting Winners
Dental Sciences:
1st- Summer Williams
2nd- Allisondra Trotman
4th- Mallory Lyon

Oral Pathology and Radiography:
1st- Summer Williams
5th- Mallory Lyon
Dental Terminology
3rd - Holly Strull

Culinary Pro-Start State Competition March 10-12 Blacksburg, VA

The 2016-2017 Culinary Pro-Start competition was held March 10-12 in Blackburg, VA. The VB Tech Center ProStart Culinary team took 2nd place (in a field of 12) in the Virginia State competition. Members of the team included Rebecca Powell, Sam Cartwright, Amari Clark, Malory Dosset, Stephen Perry. Great job students!

Give Kids a Smile Day!

Dental health is very important to overall health, but there are many people in our community that cannot afford dental care. Dental access day is a great way to provide these services. The TCE dental class partnered with the Department of Public Health to assist those in need. More than 20 kids received services and information about maintaining dental health. Please click the link below for a Virginian Pilot article covering this event.

http://pilotonline.com/news/local/experienced-doctors-and-dental-students-help-virginia-beach-kids-get/article_79205cbd-1b01-5daf-99a3-4e6a708dc01c.html.

LPN Hurricane Public Service Announcement

Please see the video below for important information regarding hurricane preparation.

LPN Flu Public Service Announcement

There are thousands of reported cases of influenza A across the country this flu season. Most of the US has reported flu activity to be high to extremely high. Please view the video below created by VB LPN students in partnership with the VB Tech Center TV Production students for valuable flu prevention information.

VB LPN Program is #1!

Excellence at Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing earns program No. 1 rankings

Posted on November 30, 2016 (Original Story: http://www.vbcpsblogs.com/kaleidoscope/2016/11/30/excellence-virginia-beach-school-practical-nursing-earns-program-no-1-rankings/)

The Technical and Career Education Center's Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing (VBSPN) is celebrating its ranking as the top program in the state and nation for the fourth consecutive year.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing identified the VBSPN as the No. 1 program among 40 licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs in Virginia and the No. 1 program of 1,200 LPN programs in the nation. The rankings are based on the percentage of a program's graduates passing the NCLEX-PN® state board examination. The VBSPN Class of 2016 earned a 100 percent pass rate on the exam. This rate exceeds the 2016 NCLEX-PN average pass rate of 86 percent in the state and the national average of 84 percent.

VBCPS 2016 LPN Graduates
"Our success comes from a collaboration between the students, faculty and community partners," said Rosa Abbott, MSN, director of nursing at the VBSPN. "It's hard to go wrong when you have passionate and dedicated faculty combined with excellent students who are driven and focused on their studies."

"Another important element is our clinical partners which allows our students to apply theory to practice," added Abbott.

VBSPN nursing instructor Barbara Evard, MSN, attributed the recognition to the outstanding academic record of the students in the program.

"We always receive great feedback from the community about our students. Our students are described as of the highest quality, best prepared and hardest working," Evard said.

Traci Capps, BSN, VBSPN nursing instructor, added, "I believe our small class sizes also helps to provide individual instruction and allows us to develop personal relationships with each of our students."

Students are also excited about the recognition for the program.

"VBSPN is great because they care for all of the students and the faculty really want us to be successful. They're not satisfied in your just getting a passing grade and moving on," said Camille Meeks, member of the VBSPN Class of 2017.

A tireless focus on improvement and excellence is the key to success, according to Abbott.

"Our mission is to 'Empower Excellence in Nursing,'" she said. "That is the reason we are continually looking toward the future, asking what we can do better."

Dental Student Summer W. becomes the 2nd TCE NELDA Certified Student!

The Technical and Career Education Center's Dental Assisting program is proud to announce that Summer Williams (Class of 2017) has passed all three parts for the National Entry Level Dental Assistants (NELDA) Certification. DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) just released its newest certification for National Entry Level Dental Assistants (NELDA) in 2015 to distinguish between entry level and expanded function Dental Assisting. In order to become a Dental Assistant II (Expanded Function), the first step is to become a DANB CDA (Certified Dental Assistant). As part of the Tech Center Dental Assisting program, Summer's future career aspirations include studying to become a dental hygienist. Upon graduating from dental hygiene school, her ultimate goal is becoming a dentist.

As Summer's Dental Assisting I and II instructor for the past two years, Antoinette Kahan states, "I have watched this very diligent teenager mature into a fine, caring, and highly capable young woman. She possesses the internal drive, determination, and positive work ethic not usually seen in her peer group. Her high academic achievements, zeal for life, and love of humanity will make her a tremendous asset to the workforce, academic institution, and dental community."


Congratulations Hannah Heh VA's First National Entry Level Dental Assistants (NELDA) Certified Student!

The Technical and Career Education Center's Dental Assisting program is proud to announce that Hannah Heh (Class of 2016) is the first State of Virginia high school student to pass all three tests for the National Entry Level Dental Assistants (NELDA) Certification. DANB (Dental Assisting National Board) just released its newest certification for National Entry Level Dental Assistants (NELDA) in 2015 to distinguish between entry level and expanded function Dental Assisting. In order to become a Dental Assistant II (Expanded Function), the first step is to become a DANB CDA (Certified Dental Assistant). As part of the Tech Center Dental Assisting program, Hannah participates in a paid internship. Hannah's is currently interning with Dentist Timothy P. Perez D.M.D. He states, "Upon first meeting Hannah, I was struck by her professionalism, eagerness, and thoughtfulness. She has proven to be a good listener and a quick learner. Her excitement for dentistry is evident as is her genuine kindness towards her patients. I was pleased to hear of her academic accomplishments." Hannah's future career aspirations include continuing to work at Dr. O'Hara's office as a dental assistant while studying to become a dental hygienist. Upon graduating from dental hygiene school, her ultimate goal is becoming a dentist.

As Hannah's Dental Assisting I and II instructor for the past two years, Antoinette Kahan states, "I have watched this very diligent teenager mature into a fine, caring, and highly capable young woman. She possesses the internal drive, determination, and positive work ethic not usually seen in her peer group. Her high academic achievements, zeal for life, and love of humanity will make her a tremendous asset to the workforce, academic institution, and dental community."



Students set foundation for 11th VBEF house project

Shortly after the unveiling of the Virginia Beach Education Foundation's (VBEF) 10th house project at 1909 Evar Place, Technical and Career Education (TCE) Center students began work on the 11th house — right next door. Students enrolled in the TCE Center's masonry program have been working weekly, weather permitting, to set the foundation for the new house located at 1905 Evar Place. The VBEF program, The House Students Built (THSB), partners TCE students with experienced professionals in the community to construct a single-family dwelling for public sale. To date, 10 homes have been constructed, and net profits from the sale of each home support the VBEF's Adopt A+ Grants program. Photos of the work on the 11th house are available on the VBEF Facebook page and information about the 10th house for sale is available here. For more information about the THSB program, contact VBEF coordinator Debbie Griffey at debbie.griffey@vbschools.com or 757-263-1337.


Free Dental Care

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health is partnering with the Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center Dental Assisting Program to offer free dental care to eligible students who attend either morning or afternoon sessions at the center.

Eligibility requirements are:

Currently enrolled in the Virginia Medicaid program, or Participate Virginia Beach City Public School Free Meals program, and Not currently under the care of a dentist, and
Attend the Tech Center

For more information click here.

 

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Free Dental Care

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health is partnering with the Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center Dental Assisting Program to offer free dental care to eligible students who attend either morning or afternoon sessions at the center.

Spring Break

Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18

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