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7:40 a.m. - 10:22 a.m.
11:40 a.m. - 2:22 p.m.
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


In the News

Dog House for Hermitage Elementary Adminstrators

The Dog House has arrived! On a recent trip to Hermitage Elementary, excitement was in the air as students noticed the new arrival to their school Lobby. The Construction Technology students from the Technical and Career Education Center (Tech Center) built, delivered, and assembled a brand new over-sized dog house. The Dog House was used as inspiration for the students to raise $6,000.00 for the American Heart Association during the Jump Rope for Heart event held in February. If the students achieved the goal, Mrs. Holly Coggin, Hermitage Principal and Mr. Deck, Hermitage Assistant Principal, agreed to spend the day in the Dog House. The theme for JRFH is Build "Pawsitive" Heart Habits and the school used little dog key chains as fundraising incentives. That is where the idea for the dog house came from. While Hermitage didn't quite meet their ambitious goal, the students did raise about $3,800 so the principal's agreed to sit in the Dog House after the SOL Pep Rally to hand out the "doggie bags" containing the dog key chain incentives that the students earned from the event. The school plans to paint the doghouse but the first grade students made some beautiful flowers in art class! This project was a hugely successful collaboration between the Tech Center's Construction Technology students and Hermitage Elementary's Ms. Roberta Cheechio, PE Specialist/Wellness Ambassador and the (see pictures) For questions Contact Sharon Gatz @ Sharon.Gatz@vbschools.com.


Sentara Laboratory Services"Road Show"

The Sentara Laboratory Services "Road show" visited Medical Systems Administration students on Wednesday, 5/4/2016. Sentara Lab Manager, Alliane Doon and her marvelous team of lab technicians, led the students in a variety of activities including lab safety procedures and identifying pathogenic organisms. Students also participated in a contest called "Don't kill the patient" in which they applied WRS problem solving skills in labeling specimens and wearing the correct PPE (Personal Protective equipment) in the lab!


Congratulations Culinary Arts 1 Students!

Kayla W. and Sam C., both juniors, won an all-expense paid culinary summer camp opportunity at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jordyn B., another junior, won an all-expense paid culinary summer camp opportunity at Monroe College in New York. Congratulations! From left to right: Kayla W., Sam C., and Jordyn B.


2016 Spring Bedding Plant Sale

The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center Landscaping and Turf Management annual plant sale will be held May 10, 11, 12 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in our greenhouses located in the rear of the school. If you arrive after 2:20 pm, please enter through the rear door by the greenhouses (room 120). Products and prices are below. Please email Deborah.Carroll-Houck@vbschools.com for more information.

Congratulations Licensed Practical Nursing Class of 2016!

The Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing graduated 15 new nurses 4/29/2016. Good luck to them as they begin their exciting careers! Click "For more news" to view their class picture. Click here for another article about this event. Great job!

Practical Nursing Students Participate in Simulated Terrorist Attack

The Practical Nursing III instructors of the Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing; Diane Mills and Barbara Evard designed a mock terrorist attack and resulting disaster scenario for the senior nursing students to triage and treat. Dr. Delepine's Public Safety students acted as the victims of the attack. Moulage of wounds and life threating injuries were role- played by his students. Nursing students were tasked to treat, classify and oversee the care of the walking wounded, the near death victims, and unstable victims during the ensuing attack. The room was blackened, audio and visual effect were ongoing during the simulation. This was intended to portray the role of the nurse in a potential or actual disaster situation. Mr. Phillips' Television Production class filmed and role-played the presence of the media at this unfortunate event. It is our goal as health care providers to be ever ready to meet the needs of our community. Please see the video below about the event.

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.

Congratulations Practical Nursing Students!

Second year nursing students competed in the Virginia Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) in Williamsburg on March 13-15, 2016. The Virginia Beach School of Nursing HOSA chapter brought home several trophies for the school and medals for the students. More than 1,000 students from across the state participated in the medical competitions.

From Left to Right:
Holly Smith - 1st place in Medical Terminology, 1st place in Extemporaneous Health Poster.
Janessa Hernandez- 2nd place Medical Math, 1st place Creative Problem Solving Team.Carrie Phillips- 3rd place Medical Math, 1st place Creative Problem Solving Team.
Christina Zeleski - 1st place Behavioral Medicine, 1st place Creative Problem Solving Team.
Carrie Phillips- 3rd place Medical Math, 1st place Creative Problem Solving Team.

VB Tech Center Career Fair

The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center hosted a career fair 2-4-16 to provide students with information about career opportunities, post-secondary opportunities, military opportunities, and summer jobs. It was a huge success for the students, vendors, and Tech Center teachers. Please view the video created by Tech Center Television Production students.

Apply Now to the VB Tech Center!

The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center is accepting applications for the upcoming school year. Please click here to download an application. Complete and return the application to the high school guidance department at all Virginia Beach home high schools. Please contact Robert Marlin at 757-648-5850 or via email at rlmarlin@vbschools.com for more information, assistance or to schedule an appointment to tour the facility.

Tech Center Foundation House!

Virginia Beach school division to unveil 10th student-built house
By Matt McKinney Featured in The Virginian-Pilot Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Looking for a new, two-story house with hardwood floors, granite countertops and an intercom system?
The city's public schools have just the place for you. The 2,228-square-foot home sits near Dam Neck Road and General Booth Boulevard and is going for $399,000. It comes with an unusual back story: Students built it. Today, the division will unveil its 10th such home, a project that was two years in the making. This is the biggest one yet, school officials said. House-building has been a staple of the division's Technical and Career Education curriculum since 1996, the only program of its kind in South Hampton Roads. Nearly 85 students helped with construction, taking the lead on masonry, plumbing, landscaping, carpentry, wiring and heating and air conditioning. The home at 1909 Evar Place includes four bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, stainless-steel appliances and energy-efficient windows.
Thirty businesses donated materials and oversight for the project. Division officials have already received several inquiries on the home, said Debbie Griffey, coordinator of the Virginia Beach Education Foundation. Proceeds will go to paying for classroom grants. On average, the homes have sold for $385,000, officials said. For the past two years, students worked on the home every school day, weather permitting. They shuttled back and forth by school bus, working 90-minute spurts alongside trade instructors. The division originally planned to present the house in June but had to push back the dedication after setbacks in the plumbing installation, Griffey said. Today's dedication kicks off at noon and will include current and former TCE students. As for the 11th house: The process has already begun. Last week, the division secured a building permit for the lot next door."We're ready to get started," Griffey said.

Matt McKinney, 757-222-5150, matt.mckinney@pilotonline.com

Congratulations to The first Tech Center National Board Certified Teacher Donna Revellon!

Donna Revellon, long-time English as a Second Language teacher recently completed the process to become the first Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center teacher. Congratulations for all of the hard work and dedication!



Thank You Hall Automotive!

Bill Baker , President of the Hall Automotive Group, visited the Tech Center Tuesday, September 29th to make Hall's check donation to our Automotive Service Technology program official. He addressed the second year senior students in Automotive Service Technology classes. In his presentation, he encouraged students to continue pursuing their passion for education and automotive service. Thanks Mr. Baker!

Tech Center FCCLA

July 05 - 08 2015
Tech Center culinary hot food students were competitors in the National FCCLA cooking category who won first place in the U.S. were Maggie DeMarco, Carson Moreland and Nicholas Witczak. The students and Chef Reed traveled to Washington DC and attended the 2015 FCCLA National Conference where the three Virginia State Champs (they'd won first place in VA) made a big impression on the judges at the hot food competition. Along with this accomoplishment invaluable networking occurred, they were all availed of the following scholarship money. Arts Institute: $3K renewable Escoffier Cooking School: $10K (one time), Culinary Institute of America: $16K (one time) Johnson and Wales U ($4K renewable) Kendall College ($12K one time) Present status of students: Maggie is working at a local fine dining: BRAISE, where she is the youngest cook on the line (a rare achievement). She is enrolled at the Culinary institute of America and while waiting for her start date was getting some of the non-cooking classes out of the way at TCC. Notably, Maggie also competed in, and won over $100K scholarship to the CIA through C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program)! Carson is similarly working locally at the Leaping Lizard, another great local eatery known for their use of fresh, local ingredients, also waiting for his start date at the CIA, he took some classes at TCC. Nick is now attending Johnson and Wales (Charlotte N.C. campus) University.









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

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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

School will be closed