As a new year begins, we challenge ourselves to new opportunities, whether it's learning something new or conquering new goals. I look forward to our continued partnership, celebrating successes, and advancing efforts that help our students thrive.
While we left 2021 in the past, COVID-19 is still with us. The health and well-being of our students, staff, and community are top of mind. I encourage all community members to utilize the prevention measures, such as universal masking, testing, vaccinations, and booster shots to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Our students continue to shine and do great things, which we have highlighted in this newsletter, along with MetroED News and Highlights, Governing Board Updates, and Important Dates. Thank you for your ongoing support of CTE as we gear up to celebrate CTE Month!
Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) is proud to join more than 1,000 local educational agencies in the state to recognize board members' contributions during School Board Recognition Month. In this time of unprecedented challenges in nearly every sector of life, board members have worked tirelessly to support student learning and mental wellness in our district. "Our board members are our Champions," stated Superintendent Lynch. "They love what we do for students, and we could not ask for a more supportive team than the board members we have at MetroED."
SkillsUSA January 15, 22, 29, and February 5
SVCTE began the competition for SkillsUSA on Saturday, January 15, and will continue through each Saturday until February 5. Students compete in over 30 skill areas. Medal winners will proceed to the state level. Pictured here is Crystal Trinh from Piedmont Hills High School in the East Side Union High School District. She is a Veterinary Science student, demonstrating her SkillsUSA presentation.
SVCTE Ambassadors Getting Ready for the New Year
Student Ambassadors are gearing up for a fun 2022 year filled with Shadow Days and College/Career Day! Student Ambassadors take initiative and step up to become leaders. They are dedicated and represent/promote campus programs and assist future students and their families through campus tours, school presentations, and public events.
Students in the Medical Assistant program gain mastery in front and back medical office procedures and take the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). The photo features Medical Assist student, Destiny Trevino, performing a blood pressure check on a peer student during class.This 760-hour medical assistant course is a one-year program consisting of eight modules and a month of externships. Students may begin the program at the start of any module, as space is available.
Students In Veterinary
Andrew Clayton from Branham High School in the Campbell Union High School District and Miriam Rubio from Prospect High School in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District are learning anatomy and physiology, as well as animal health and disease, animal behavior, and client communication to prepare for employment in Veterinary careers.
Student in Fashion Design and Textile Art
Anna Truong from Evergreen High School in the East Side Union High School District is working towards her fashion design project by practicing pattern making and design. Students in this class have the opportunity to put their skills into practice and exhibit their clothing collections to a live audience during SVCTE Fashion Week in April.
MetroED Governing Board Updates
Items of interest from the January 19 MetroED Governing Board Meeting: