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2018/2019 School Year Classroom Pictures

DECA conferences are targeted, highly-focused learning experiences for students and advisors that support National Curriculum Standards and the development of 21st Century Skills. DECA conferences bring our members into the larger DECA community while providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning. Each of DECA’s conferences connects with corporate professionals to engage students in learning industry-related trends and content. This years conference was held at Regency Square Mall in Henrico, Virginia. Click here for photos. 12/06/2018


The Automotive Technology program at Hermitage ACE Center had its annual open house. Students already in the program were able to meet with many area employers and technical schools. It looks like everyone is planning out their lives to be successful. Click here for photos. 12/06/2018


Motivational speaker, Teico Dean, inspired Cosmetology students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs to follow their passion. Mr. Dean is a salon owner (Florida & Georgia) and a platform artist for Pretty in A Minute. Click here for photos. 12/05/2018


The “Robo-Warriors” take the “Judge’s Award” in robotics! Members of Henrico High School’s robotics team, the “Robo-Warriors”, had a great showing this weekend at a competition at LC Bird High School on December 1st. The team was recognized with the “Judge’s Award” for their perseverance throughout the competitions challenges, as well as for evidence of great documentation in their engineering notebook. The “Robo-Warriors” will be back at it in January at the University of Virginia, in order to secure a spot at the State Competition later in the school year. Students are supported by their team advisors, Mr. Kenaz Greene and Mr. Brandon Hardy. Click here for photos. 12/04/2018


The Technology Education Pumas at Short Pump Middle School have collaborated with the administration team for a project in the Systems Manufacturing class. A need for easier identification of classrooms to assist first responders and visitors has resulted in a great manufacturing project for the students.

Through the guidance of their teacher, Mr. Robert Doolidge, student design teams collaborated to create signage to be used throughout the entire school. Students used additive (3D Printing), subtractive (CNC Milling), and assembly line techniques to design, fabricate, and install new door signs for each and every room at SPMS! Click here for more photos. 12/04/2018


The Cosmetology students and teachers, with the help of local salon professionals held an open house on December 3, offering services to the community at a reduced rate. (1 p.m – 6 p.m.). Students served 79 clients. Services included haircuts, hair styling and coloring, manicures and pedicures. Click here for photos. 12/04/2018


Get ready for the Digital Arcade! Mr. Jackson’s ‘Intro to Coding’ business students at SPMS are preparing their first digital arcade to showcase their game coding skills to their peers.  The digital arcade will be open on 11/29 and 11/30. #CTElife #businesseducation Click here for photos. 12/04/2018


Masonry students at the ACE Center are working hard laying brick on the project house. Click here for photos. 11/29/2018


Mr, Alvut’s Precision Machining students working hard on their class projects. Click here for photos. 11/20/2018


Mr. Robinson’s students enrolled in the Auto Body Repair program at ACE Highland Springs are learning how to repair vehicles! This student featured here is learning how to tack weld new metal to fix the wheel well of a pickup that has rusted. Click here for photo. 11/20/2018


ACE Center students are benefiting from the scaffolding system we have at one of our house projects. Thank you Scaffolding Solutions! Click here for photos. 11/14/2018


The JROTC Marines at Tucker High School celebrate the 242nd birthday of the U.S. Marines. Click here for photos. 11/13/2018


Children from Springer Preschool Academy trick or treat (with ECE students and teachers) at the ACE Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 11/06/2018


Bryan Rose, Career Counselor at VCU’s business school, talks to ACE Center at Hermitage students about resumes, interviewing, at the Hermitage High School library. Click here for photos. 11/06/2018


Highland Springs High School Economics and Personal Finance students learn budgeting skills with the Union Bank and Trust “FinancesWithU” program. Click here for photos. 10/26/2018


Glen Allen High school Teachers for Tomorrow at Greenwood this morning for Read for the Record. Click here for photos. 10/25/2018


Vet II students from the ACE Ctr. @Hermitage visit the Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue in Varina. Students washed and groomed the dogs in preparation for adoption. Click here for photos. 10/25/2018


Cosmetology II students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs meet with salon professionals who will be their mentors throughout the school year. Students will shadow and intern at salons, and keep in touch with their mentors through meetings and phone calls. Mentors will help students grow professionally and personally. teachers: Julie Childress, Cynthia Williams. Click here for photos. 10/16/2018


ECE students reading and supervising activities with the Springer Pre-School Academy children today. Click here for photos. 10/11/2018


The Henrico Business Advisory Council Dinner to kick off Signing Day 2.0. Click here for photos. 10/08/2018


Kimberly Thompson’s Marketing class learned how to make bowls out of paper mache so they can market them. Click here for photos. 10/05/2018


The Jaguars at Glen Allen High School are already up and running in their year two of Materials Processing! Students in Mr. Timok’s class are learning to glue up various types of wood to create “band saw boxes”, and will create their own variations of the sample depicted. Click here for photos. 09/25/2018


Students at Pocahontas Middle School who are taking Technology Foundations with Mr. Gromlin are already hard at work during the second week of school setting up the school’s in-house hydroponic system!  Click here for photos. 09/12/2018


State & county officials and parents came to see what our Summer Building Trades Program was all about. Everyone was able to watch, first hand, our students in action working on our project house. The students received their certificates for completing the program and a wonderful catered lunch brought the event to a conclusion. Thanks to everyone who attended and congratulations to the students for all their hard work the past 6 weeks. For more information please visit: https://henricocte.com/summer-programs/summer-building-trades/ Click here for photos. 08/02/2018


Summer Building Trades students are getting experience in masonry and HVAC today with contractors and volunteers from Acors & Griffith Heating and Air teaching them how to install the duct work in the house. Some of the students also were working hard to get some of the brick work complete before they finish for the summer. Click here for photos. 07/19/2018


Summer Building Trades Students Continue House Project. Click here for photos. 07/16/2018


Students Graduate from the Teen Summer Fire Academy while their parents watch. Click here for photos. 07/16/2018


Fire Academy Students Working Hard at Henrico Firefighter Training Center. Click here for photos. 07/11/2018


Summer Polytech Auto Body Repair, 7/2/18. Click here for photos. 07/10/2018


Summer Polytech Web Design Class, 6/22/18. Click here for photos. 07/10/2018


Summer Polytech Vet Assistant Class, 6/22/18. Click here for photos. 07/10/2018


Summer Polytech Sports Medicine Class, 6/22/18. Click here for photos. 07/10/2018


Summer Polytech Precision Machinery Class, 6/22/18. Click here for photos. 07/10/2018


Summer Polytech Graphic Communications Class, 06/22/18. Click here for photos. 07/10/2018


Summer Polytech, Pharmacy Tech Class visits The Virginia Science Museum. Click here for photos. 07/10/2018


Summer Polytech Cosmetology Class, 06/22/18. Click here for photos. 07/10/2018


The students in the Summer Fire Academy were at the Advanced Career Education Center at Highland Springs today learning how to enter a vehicle that has been in an accident. Other students from Summer Building Trades and Summer Polytech were there to watch the demonstration. Click here for photos. 07/09/2018


Summer Polytech Criminal Justice Class, 06/22/18. Click here for photos. 07/09/2018


Summer Polytech Graphic Communication Class, 06/22/18. Click here for photos. 07/09/2018


Summer Polytech CAD Class 6/22/18. Click here for photos. 07/09/2018


The little ones are being celebrated for advancing at the Springer Preschool Academy. Click here for photos. 06/25/2018


The ACE Centers at Hermitage and Highland Springs held their graduation ceremony at the Richmond Raceway Amphitheater. Good luck grads! Click here for photos. 06/14/2018


Students and teachers are practicing for next week’s graduation. Click here for photos. 06/07/2018


Tech Ethics Society students at the ACE Center @ Highland Springs host a lunchtime cookout for area seniors. Click here for photos. 05/24/2018


Highland Springs’ ACA Students Were Selected For Henrico 21. Click here for photos. 05/24/2018


Cooper Hamilton, from Quioccasin Middle School, Mrs. Barkovich’s class Make It Your Business is the TOP Middle School Team Stock Market Game winner for 2018 at the Federal Reserve Luncheon. Click here for photos. 05/22/2018


Students from Michelle Landon’s Relationships class at Varina High School are working on their Mock Wedding project. Click here for photos. 05/17/2018


Nurse Aide students practice for their state exam at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Click here for photos. 05/17/2018


The 2018 House Building Project Charity Golf Tournament. For 14 years the Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation has held a charity golf tournament to help fund scholarships for students who are in our building trades programs. The HCVTEF and CTE want to thank all our sponsors for their support. Without you we would not be able to accomplish our goals. Click here for photos. 05/17/2018


During the weekend of May 4th through 6th, over 150 middle and high school technology education students from Henrico County participated in Technosphere, the state Technology Student Association (TSA) conference in Hampton, Virginia. What a weekend! Our students and teachers once again showed why Henrico County is leading the way in TSA in Virginia. Highlights of the conference included:

In middle school, students from Henrico schools were finalists (top 10) in 34 of 35 events. Out of these 34 contests, there were 11 third place winners, 14 second place winners, and 11 first place winners. Emily Woodward, a student from Short Pump Middle School, was awarded the William T. Reed Most Competitive Participant Award. Holman Middle School was recognized with 1st place Chapter Excellence Award. Holman Middle School, along with Short Pump Middle School, placed 2nd and 3rd respectively earning the Community Service Award. Holman Middle School won the Arvid W. VanDyke Outstanding Middle School Award for the 7th time in the past eight years. Mr. Robert Doolidge from Short Pump Middle School was presented with the middle school Advisor of the Year Award. Overall, Henrico middle schools placed 1st in the state winning the Lynn P. Barrier Outstanding School Division Award for middle schools.

In high school, students from Henrico schools were finalists (top 10) in 31 of 37 events. Out of these contests, there were 11 third place winners, 6 second place winners, and 5 first place winners. In Chapter Excellent Awards, Henrico High School placed 2nd. Deep Run received the 2nd place award for Community Service.  Ms. Jennifer Tolley from Deep Run High School was presented with the high school Advisor of the Year Award. Overall, high schools from Henrico County placed 2nd in the state as the Outstanding High School Division.

Two of our schools, Holman Middle School and Short Pump Middle School, received Century Awards for having 100 or more members.

Billy Batkins, advisor from Highland Springs High School, won the Advisor Flight Endurance Challenge with a time of 3 minutes and 17 seconds.

For the complete list of event finalists and winners, please visit

http://virginiatsa.org/assets/2018/05/TechnosphereWinners2018-1.html

In addition to the many awards, five students from Henrico County were elected to state officer positions:

President                                             Devan Patel                             Deep Run High School

Vice President                                         Maggie Dube                            Deep Run High School

Secretary                                              Virginia Suddarth                     Henrico High School

Historian                                                  Sruti Kamarajugadda               Deep High School

Parliamentarian                                     Hirak Shah                                Henrico High School

Sergeant at Arms                                Abhishek Singh                         Henrico High School

South Central Region President         Tyler Yarrow                               Deep Run High School

Congratulations to all of the students for their many outstanding accomplishments!

Click here for photos. 05/14/2018


Students from Pocahontas Middle School TSA competing at Technosphere 2018, held in Hampton, Virginia May 4 – May 6. The students are members of Mr. Gromling’s  classes. Click here for photos. 05/09/2018


Students from Moody Middle School TSA competing at Technosphere 2018, held in Hampton, Virginia May 4 – May 6. The students are members of Mr. Stolzfus’s classes. Click here for photos. 05/09/2018


The ACE Center at Highland Springs Senior Awards Assembly. Click here for photos. 05/08/2018


Masonry students are working on the brick work and carpentry students are working on installing a large window in the Foundation House. Click here for photos. 04/30/2018


Vet II students from the ACE Center at Hermitage visited Busch Gardens and had a tour led by animal trainers/handlers. Click here for photos. 04/25/2018


Walker Stephens, an Automotive Technology student at the ACE Center at Hermitage, was awarded a donated car after winning an essay contest. The original owners of the car, Ben and Andrea Purcell, wanted to be able to donate their car to a deserving student and Walker was able to win the essay contest. With his car he will be able to get to and from his job at a local automotive repair shop. Good luck Walker! Click here for photos. 04/25/2018


Jakob Linder, Jackie Luu, James Vithoulkas, and Chanelle Williams placed third in the state in the David Ricardo Division of the Governor’s Challenge in Economics. Great Job! Click here for photo. 04/23/2018


The annual Cooperative Education Employer Appreciation Luncheon was held on April 19, 2018.  The luncheon recognizes employers of our co-op business and marketing students.  This year’s guest speaker was Shelby Brown from WTVR-CBS 6 News. Click here for photos. 04/20/2018


Vet II students work with Northstar Academy students to clean animal habitats. Click here for photos. 03/27/2018


ACE Center @ Hermitage Vet Assistant Student Winners @ HOSA Competition. Click here for photos. 03/27/2018


Students from the Advanced Career Education Center (ACE) @ Highland Springs were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony today. Click here for photos. 03/27/2018


Practical Nursing Graduation. Click here for photos. 03/26/2018


Students in Mr. Stacey’s Engineering Drawing/CAD class at Glen Allen High School work on the construction of a CNC milling machine. Many of the parts for the CNC Milling Machine were made by the students using 3D printed parts and using other hand-made parts. Click here for photos. 03/20/2018


The Ace Center trades students were invited by Richmond Raceway and Barton Malow Company to view the re-imagining of the race track and infield. It all ended with Richmond Raceway and Barton Malow presenting a check to the scholarship fund. Richmond Raceway and Barton Malow Company has shown amazing support for our ACE Center students. We thank you for your support! Click here for photos. 03/19/2018


7th grade Intro to Coding business students at Wilder Middle School collaborated with Art students to design a video game using Bloxels.  Coding students created the animations of the game while Art students created the background and characters. Click here for photos. 03/19/2018


Attorneys McGuire-Woods and Tavenner & Beran visited Ms. Stockdale’s Economics and Personal Finance classes last week to talk about Credit Abuse and Bankruptcy.  The attorneys tweeted about their visit. Click here for photo. 03/19/2018


Mrs. Buck’s FBLA chapter at Quioccasin Middle School participated in community service on Saturday: Hashtag Lunchbag Richmond at VCU where volunteers throughout the community came together to make bagged lunches for the homeless. The students really enjoyed themselves and even had a few parents help out! Click here for photos. 03/19/2018


Graphic Communications I student, (The ACE Center at Hermitage) Bailey Hall shows the items she created using sublimation. Bailey will be going to state SkillsUSA competition. Click here for photos. 03/16/2018


The Academy at Virginia Randolph students from Mr. Phelps’ classes and students from Mr. Person’s ACE Center at Highland Springs classes participate in the district SkillsUSA masonry competition. Using the skills that they have mastered in their respective classes, students constructed a masonry structure in the allotted time limit. The winners were:

1st place- Jordan Harris from the ACE Center at Highland Springs 2nd place- Mike Banks from The Academy at Virginia Randolph 3rd place- Eddie Davis from the ACE Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 03/08/2018


Students in Mr. Glassner’ s Graphic Communications I class at the ACE Center at Hermitage work on assembling buttons and printing tee shirts and custom license plates.  Click here for photos. 03/08/2018


First year students in Mr. Renick’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration class at the ACE Center at Hermitage learn how to troubleshoot and repair many different types of refrigeration. Click here for photos.


Students in Ms. Hart’s and Ms. DeJarnette’s Cosmetology I class at the ACE Center at Hermitage practice their hair styling skills on each other and their practice manikins. Click here for photos. 03/08/2018


Carrie Yeats Relationships class had a toothpick challenge, creating a tower using toothpicks and gummy bears. Students were divided into groups with the group building the highest tower named the winner. Click here for photos. 03/02/2018


Tanvi Allada a High Tech academy junior received the First Place Award for the Richmond Joint Engineering Council’s Engineering Essay Contest. Contests from the Richmond metropolitan area and surrounding counties were solicited for entries. Click here for photo. 02/27/2018


Laura Owen’s (marketing teacher, GAHS) Entrepreneurship students who won $2500 in this past Saturday’s Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge at VCU. http://www.richmond.com/…/article_9cdc1d24-754a-5195-983e-f…

Believe it or not, this same group of students presented their idea to the “Sharks” in October 2017 during Mrs. Owen’s first period Shark Tank presentations. Their idea was remarkable and original, and garnered offers of investment from multiple Sharks. Here’s their October presentation. https://drive.google.com/open…  02/27/2018


Sulayman M. Jones, High Tech Academy student at the ACE Center @ Highland Springs, researched and made his presentation of jet turbine engines and even built a model of a turbine. Great Job! Click here for photos. 02/23/20


Dennis Bickmeier, President of Richmond International Raceway receives the Ray Tate Memorial Award at last nights school board meeting. Click here for photos. 02/23/2018


Students in Mr. Alvut’s Precision Machining I class at the ACE Center ,at Hermitage use the various machines in the classroom to perform the processes need to complete the meat tenderizer mallet project. Click here for photos. 02/23/2018


Students in Mr. Timok’s Materials and Processes Technology and Production Systems classes at Glen Allen High School work on a mass production project. The project is a coaster set that will be presented to each member of the school board in recognition of School Board Appreciation Month. Click here for photos. 02/23/2018


Monday (02/19/2018) was door decorating day and the first day of CTE spirit week. The ACE Center @ Hermitage Graphic Communications students had a theme of “CTE touches everything,” and tied it in with Black History month, everyday life and education. Historically Black colleges were noteworthy for their support of CTE programs. Bailey E. Hall and  Tecumseh El designed the banner.  Click here for photos. 02/23/2018


Sports Medicine students getting some practice in on some of their skills. Click here for photos. 02/23/2018


Hermitage & Highland Springs ACE Center automotive students visit the Richmond Auto Show. They attended a breakfast with area dignitaries and our own Senator Brat. He took time to talk with our students and stood for pictures with them. They were also able to hear from a great speaker, Master Sergeant Cedric King. After all that they were able to get out and see some great new cars from some of the best car manufacturers in the world. Click here for photos. 02/16/2018


Students in Mr. Alvut’s Precision Machining Technology class at the ACE Center @ Hermitage use their skills to produce a dovetail template for Godwin High School and a new tee shirt sleeve guide for the Graphics Communication’s class. Click here for photos. 02/15/2018


Financial literacy game boards created by students in Mrs. Stockdale’s Economics and Personal Finance class. Click here for photos. 02/15/2018


Students in Mr. Stook’s Imaging Technology class at Varinia High School work on their photo restoration and photo collage projects. For the photo restoration project, students scanned old photographs that were damaged and learned how to apply Photoshop techniques to repair them. For the photo collage projects, students worked on creating a layout that featured a number of their photographs taken throughout the year. Click here for photos. 02/12/2018


Students in Mr. Kimball’s Materials and Process Technology class at Highland Springs High School work on assembling their projects. Click here for photos. 02/12/2018


Ms. Ferguson’s and Mrs. Huss’s Highland Springs High School FBLA students visit the Federal Reserve. Click here for photos. 02/12/2018


Mrs. Voyack’s Exploring Computer Science students at Deep Run High School create their network topology. Click here for photos. 02/08/2018


2nd-year Cosmetology students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs participate in mock interviews with salon professionals. Click here for photos. 02/06/2018


Landscaping class at the ACE Center at Hermitage hard at work. Click here for photos. 02/06/2018


The Greenhouse Management class at the ACE Center at Hermitage learns about bees and beekeeping from CTE Educational Specialist, Shawn Gross. Click here for photos. 02/06/2018


Hermitage High School’s nutrition and wellness students in the lab. Click here for photos. 02/02/2018


Pharmacy Technician students working in the lab at the ACE Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 02/01/2018


Students in Mr. Alvut’s Precision Machining Technology class at the ACE Center at Hermitage work on developing their machining skills. Click here for photos. 02/01/2018


Just some of the skills studied in Practical Nursing. Click here for photos. 02/01/2018


Computer Systems Technology mock interviews (a.m. class) at the ACE Center at Highland Springs. thanks so much to our interviewers for giving their time and expertise! Click here for photos. 02/01/2018


Students in Mr. Jewell’s Materials and Production class at Hermitage High School work on their projects. Click here for photos. 01/26/2018


Students in Ms. Grice’s CAD/Animation class at the ACE Center at Hermitage work on their house designs. Click here for photos. 01/26/2018


Kitchen island built by 1st-year Carpentry students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 01/24/2018


A nice warm day to work on the house (for a change!). Click here for photos. 01/23/2018


Sports Medicine students at the ACE Ctr. @Hermitage being tested on skills. Click here for photos. 01/23/2018


Precision Machining students at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Click here for photos. 01/23/2018


CAD class at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Click here for photos. 01/23/2018


Auto I students at the ACE Center at Hermitage hard at work. Click here for photos. 01/23/2018


Mr. Batkins’ students in the Foundations of Engineering and Design class at the Center for Engineering at Highland Springs High School work on their CO2 cars and flight projects. Click here for photos. 01/18/2018


Students in the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Plumbing class at the ACE Center at Hermitage learn how to repair an HVAC unit by watching a demonstration by their instructor, Mr. Renick. Click here for photos. 01/16/2018


Students in Mr. Childress’s Tech Systems/Manufacturing class at Elko Middle School work on their pen turning projects and learn how to properly read a rule. Click here for photos. 01/16/2018


7th grade students in Family and Consumer Sciences class and teachers, Amy Miller, hand sewed “Ugly Dolls”. Students researched optional shapes, colors, accessories, etc. and submitted a design/pattern for approval. Students did an amazing job on their “dolls” and many made 2! The class decided to make a greater impact on the community and we worked with one of our school’s teachers to connect with a Head Start Program in Puerto Rico that had tragically lost most of their items. Students were given the option to take their work home or to donate it to the Head Start Program. Most students opted to take a picture as a memory, and to send their projects along to brighten the world of a young child that had been through a tough time. The pictures include students who received the dolls from the Pocahontas Middle School class. Click here for photos. 01/16/2018


Mr. Martin’s Carpentry I students at The Academy at Virginia Randolph work on constructing jump stands for the PE department. Click here for photos. 12/14/2017


At Wilder Middle School, Mr. Handsome’s Introduction to Technology students show off their Tic Tac Toe games and the project portfolio they developed to go with them. Click here for photos. 12/14/2017


At Hungary Creek Middle School, one of Mr. Dunn’s Technology Systems/Manufacturing student shows of his CO2 car. Click here for photo. 12/14/2017


Students from various HCPS schools were invited to attend the Winter Wonderland hosted by the students of Hospitality, Tourism and Catering class at the ACE Center @ HS.  The focus was to invite students from Special Needs classes to collaborate with the students of Hospitality.  This event also gave student an opportunity to plan a special event that is an important part of the our program. Click here for photos. 12/14/2017


The continued support from the Central Virginia Electrical Contractors Association (CVECA) ensures all students in the HCPS Electricity programs work with the most up to date tools and equipment. Here are several students with their Instructor, Mr. Cline, from the Academy at Virginia Randolph Electricity Program showing some of the new tools that were donated by the CVECA. Thank you CVECA for your contributions in helping the students in HCPS gain the necessary skills to obtain and maintain employment upon completion of high school! Click here for photo. 12/14/2017


Legals Systems Admin. students interview with Micky Ogburn, HCPS school board member, and lawyers and paralegal from the law firm of Allen and Allen. Many thanks to our interviewers for giving their time to help our students! Click here for photos. 12/12/2017


Legal Systems Admin. class at the ACE Center @Hermitage practices interviewing with HR personnel from Bon Secours and Fahryka Elliot, Educational Specialist, Business. thanks so much to our interviewers for their time and expertise! Click here for photos. 12/12/2017


Students in Mr. Alvut’s Precision Machining II class located at the ACE Center at Hermitage work at practicing the skills they have learned in class whether it’s on the milling machine, welding, or learning to keep their work area clean. Click here for photos. 12/06/2017


Ms. Mazza’s Greenhouse Management students at the ACE Center at Hermitage High School check over the poinsettias they have been growing for their winter fundraiser. In addition to growing the plants, students learn how to create bows, wreaths, and centerpieces. Click here for photos. 12/06/2017


Students in Mr. Bestafka’s  Electronics I class at Hermitage High School work on soldering project components to a printed circuit board. Click here for photos. 12/06/2017


Hour of code is a 20-minute general computer science information session followed by 60 minutes of hands-on computer science activities at various stations. Middle school students from Henrico and around Henrico come each year for the program. HOC is facilitated by students in the Web Development/Programming course at the ACE Center at Hermitage and the Center for Information Technology at Deep Run High School. Click here for photos. 12/05/2017


Jason Binaisz’s Electricity students from The ACE Center at Highland Springs put up a Christmas Tree at Central Office. Click here for photos. 12/05/2017


Is there really a difference between name brand and store brand snack/drink products? Ms. Rabon’s Marketing I students at Freeman High School participated in a taste test to determine if there really is a difference. What did their tastebuds decide? Click here for photos. 12/04/2017


Landscaping class work on project at one of our schools. Click here for photos. 11/30/2017


Greenhouse Management students working in the greenhouse and outside garden. Click here for photos. 11/30/2017


Vocational Foundation house takes shape on Neale St. in eastern Henrico. Carpentry students are shown working. basement walls are already in, but will be brick along the bottom. this section will be an unfinished basement. house will be more than 3,000 sq. ft. when finished. Click here for photos. 11/29/2017.


Hermitage High School students in Materials and Processes Technology learn about the safe operation of the sliding miter box saw from their instructor, Mr. Jewell. Click here for photos. 11/29/2017


Ms. Wright Caldwell’s Greenhouse Management students check over the poinsettias they have been growing for their winter fundraiser. The sale will be Dec 11-15th 8:30am to 4pm. Standard 6.5” pots are $5. The colors include red, pink, white, marble, and jingle bell to choose from. They are all just starting to bloom so they are fresh and will last a LONG time. Click here for photos. 11/29/2017


Mrs. Adams’ Glen Allen High School students played the game of Monopoly to reinforce accounting concepts in her Honors Accounting I course.  Mrs. Adams “audited” students throughout the game to ensure they were appropriately analyzing transactions in their T-Accounts. Click here for photos. 11/21/2017


The ACE Center @ Highland Springs Tech Ethics Society hosts annual Thanksgiving dinner for area seniors. Click here for photos. 11/17/2017


Pharmacy Tech students working in their lab. Click here for photos. 11/15/2017


Pharmacy Tech mock interviews at the ACE Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 11/15/2017


In Mr. Phelps Masonry I class, students are learning how to layout and set concrete blocks to form foundation piers and columns. Click here for photos. 11/15/2017


Mrs. Herrmann’s Fashion Marketing students at Deep Run HS created “ghostly fashions” to celebrate Halloween. Click here for photos. 11/07/17


Mr. Batkins students learn how to operate the CNC Mill to cut out CO2 cars in there Engineering Analysis and Applications class, located at Highland Springs High School. Students first designed their CO2 cars using AutoCAD Inventor before uploading the files to the mill. Click here for photos. 11/07/17


Students in the Horticulture Science class at the ACE Center at Hermitage work in the fall garden with their instructor, Ms. Mazza. Click here for photos. 11/07/17


Students from the CAD/3D Animation class and Web Design class at the ACE Center at Hermitage, work together on a robot for the FIRST Robotics Tech Challenge. Click here for photos. 11/07/17


Varina High School students in the Navy JROTC program prepare for the PT portion of their Military Science I class. Students are shown with their instructors, Commander Irby (l) and Master Chief Blair (R). Click here for photos. 11/07/17


Students from the ACE Center at Highland Springs in Mr. Croker’s Carpentry class prepare to start the floor system on the newest “House That Henrico Built.” Click here for photos. 11/07/17


Varina culinary students prepare meals and the entire social studies department sits together to eat and fellowship. Click here for photos. 11/7/17


Students from The Academy of Virginia Randolph in Mr. Cline’s Electricity I class practice their wiring skills. Click here for photos. 10/30/17


EMT students at the ACE Center at Hermitage learn to use back board to stabilize patients with possible neck/back injuries. Click here for photos. 10/25/17


Deep Run Air Force JROTC students celebrating the 70th birthday of the US Air Force’s. Click here for photos. 10/25/17


AFJROTC students visit air show. Click here for photos. 10/25/17


Mr. Jackson’s business education students at Short Pump MS use their business and coding knowledge to create a cardboard arcade. Their SPMS peers will have an opportunity to “play” in the cardboard arcade and win tickets for prizes. Click here for photos. 10/25/17


Greenhouse Fall Plant Sale. Click here for photo. 10/24/17


Students from the Cosmetology II classes at the ACE Center at Highland Springs meet with their adult mentors for the first time. The students are from Mrs. Williams and Ms. Childress’s classes. Click here for photo. 10/24/17


Students in Mr. Kimball’s Production Systems class work on laying out project parts. Click here for photo. 10/24/17


Students in Mr. Johnson and Mr. Enroughty’ s Computer Systems Technology II class at the ACE Center at Highland Springs are creating a tutorial, a step by step guide, describing the actions taken to “Configure, Setup and Install a Linux Virtual Machine” using HyperV in Windows 10. Click here for photo. 10/24/17


Highland Springs High School’s business education student organization FBLA, participated in the homecoming parade on October 20th. Click here for photo. 10/24/17


Springer Preschool Academy students making fresh apple sauce after learning about Johnny Appleseed! Click here for photo. 10/19/2017


Mr.  Tate’s 8th grade business students collaborating with each other to link their learning to the Indian Jones project in his Exploring Computer Science class at Pocahontas MS. Click here for photos. 10/19/2017


Career & Technical Education students competed in SkillsUSA competition at the State Fair of VA. Events included Carpentry, Electricity, Automotive, HVAC and Cosmetology (2 girls featured – Total Fashion Look competition) as well as leadership competitions. A/C, Refrigeration and Plumbing students from the ACE Center at Hermitage took 2nd place and Carpentry students at Highland Springs took 2nd placed as well. Click here for photos. 10/04/2017


HOSA (Health Occupations students of America) blood drive organized by Jennifer McCrickard (Nursing), and Audrey Valentine (Pharmacy Technician) at the ACE Center at Highland Springs had 44 donors (most were students) and collected 38 units of blood. Click here for photos. 10/04/2017


Mr. Doolidge teaching his students how to read and produce drawings at Short Pump Middle School. Click here 09/14/2017


Students begin their first week at the ACE Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 09/06/2017


Students at their first day of class at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Click here for photos. 09/05/2017


2016/2017 School Year


Several elementary schools have received book houses from Career & Technical Education. Click here for photos. 08/21/2017


Student recruits in this years Henrico Summer Youth Fire Academy worked very hard on their training despite the heat and heavy equipment.Click here for photos. 07/13/2017


Henrico Summer Youth Fire Academy recruits training. Click here for photos. 07/12/2017


Vet students at the Summer Polytech Program visit an Alpaca farm. Click here for photos. 07/12/2017


Vet students in the Summer Polytech program visit the Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue in Varina. Click here for photos. 07/10/2017


Students with the Summer Building Trades watched a concrete foundation get pored and worked. Click here for photos. 06/29/2017


Students in the Summer Building Trades program are learning residential wiring today. Click here for photos. 06/28/2017


Academy at Virginia Randolph Graduation ceremony. Congratulations and good luck! Click here for photos. 06/09/2017


Masonry students, from AVR, repair sidewalk at water treatment plant. Click here for photos. 06/01/2017


Both ACE Centers participated in a joint awards ceremony at Highland Springs High School this year. Congratulations to all the students receiving awards this year! Click here for photos. 06/01/2017


The 13th Annual Henrico Vocational/Technical Education Foundation Golf Tournament. Click here for video. 05/24/2017


The Sandston Rotary Club President Dr. Marcel Lambrecths, Jr., DDS presented Principal William Crowder a check for $2000 for scholarships for students at the Ace Center at Highland Springs. Click here for photo. 05/22/2017


Local businesses and county officials came together to play in the 2017 HBP Golf Tournament. The Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation, this year hosted its 13th annual golf tournament to raise funds to support the House Building Project so CTE students can be involved in building a house each year as part of their education. Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers and players for making this year’s tournament such a great one. Click here for photos. 05/18/2017


Mrs. Davenport’s Hermitage HS Marketing students advanced to DECA national competition in Anaheim, CA.  Click here for photo. 05/08/2017


Mrs. Buck’s Quioccasin Middle School “Make It Your Business” students sell Italian icees to raise funds for FBLA.  Click here for photos. 05/08/2017


Plant sale at the ACE Center at Hermitage a great success! Click here for photos. 05/05/2017


Ms. Brown’s Exploring Computer Science students at Elko Middle School made a game operated by attaching the Makey Makey to metal items, people, pencil lead, and more! Click here for photos. 05/05/2017


Cooperative Education Employer Appreciation Luncheon Click here for photos. 05/01/2017


2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance,

A team of Glen Allen High School juniors Soham Apte, Chris Sanchez, and Graham Smith, and sophomore Jasmine Medrano claimed the Runner Up spot (2nd place in the State) in the David Ricardo Economics Division of the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.

And the Glen Allen High School Personal Finance team of seniors Sean Deibel, Lauren Golmon, Zach Gregory and Shelby Vandergriff were officially recognized at the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance for their 1st place finish in the online qualifying competition for DOE Region 1. These same students were last year’s State Champs and they finished strong again this year.

Congratulations to these students and their Economics and Personal Finance teacher, Mrs. Adams! Click here for photos. 05/01/2017


The Highland Springs High School Business Department held a W!se Parent Night meeting.  Henrico CTE teachers did a fantastic job explaining the importance of the W!se test to the parents of our Econ & Personal Finance students.  We provided food to all attendees, and also important handouts that detail the topics covered on the test. Teachers had parents participate in actual EPF classroom assignments, competitions, and activities.  Our parents thoroughly enjoyed the learning activities, and expressed appreciation for the event.  We believe this was a valuable experience to help our parents better understand the significance of W!se test.  Having this support from home for our students to prepare and give their best effort on the W!se test will be invaluable! Click here for photos. 04/18/2017


The plant sale at Virginia Randolph was great with beautiful flowers and plants for lots of customers last week. Mrs. Wright’s students filled orders and helped their customers by answering questions and even taking their purchases to their car. Click here for photos. 04/25/2017


This year’s winners for the cardboard chair design really impressed us. Andrew Greene, Malachi Shumate, and Khalil Hill from the 8th grade Tech Systems Manufacturing class, created a great chair that used no glue, tape, or any fastener. It was purely cardboard and lap joinery. It held me 180 lbs. for 5 minutes without even budging and crinkling. Click here for photos. 04/18/2017


For the second year in a row, Glen Allen will have two teams competing in the State Championships in Economics and Personal Finance at VCU on April 26th. Also for the second consecutive year, Glen Allen is the only school from HCPS invited to the finals. Click here for photos. 04/06/2017


National Tech Honor Society ceremony for students at ACE Center @ Highland Springs. Click here for photos. 03/28/2017


National Tech Honor Society Induction Ceremony. The ceremony was for the ACE Center @ Hermitage students. A record 100 students were inducted this year. Click here for photos. 03/23/2017


Practical Nursing Graduation at Hermitage High School Auditorium. Click here for photos. 03/22/2017


First Virginia Department of Transportation Bridge Building Competition

Team 32- Grapes – consisting of Lilly Piett, Eli Fidlow, and Logan Hiner were the winners of the first Virginia Department of Transportation Bridge Building Competition last Saturday, March 18, 2017.  The event was held at the Chesterfield County Technical Center on Hull Street.  Their bridge weighed 20.2 grams and held 122 pounds before it failed.  A fourth student, Tim Johnson, represented the team and made their presentation because they were at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Portsmouth. Congratulations Team Grapes! Click here for photos. 03/21/2017


Three Henrico County Middle Schoolers are surprised at their home schools with prizes after they participated in “Mission Tomorrow,” the Richmond region’s first interactive career exploration event for 8th grade students.. Click here for video. 03/17/2017


This is a picture of Lori Brooks’ FCCLA Group at Elko Middle School.  FCCLA Group at Elko Middle School. Click here for photos. 03/14/2017


Elko Middle School Students use Kahoot. Kahoot is a fun method of learning while being challenged and competing against other students.  The students are having fun while learning. Click here for photos. 03/14/2017


Elko Middle School’s Independent and Teen Living Sewing Projects using the Sewing Machines and Learning How to Hand Stitch. Click here for photos. 03/14/2017


Elko Middle School’s Independent Living Class students  create their own restaurant with Name, Menu, Floor Plan, Décor, and Music for ambiance in the restaurant .  They were all required to make a poster/sign that included all requirements.  The next step was to choose one item on the menu to cook and be evaluated. Click here for photos. 03/14/2017


The Highland Springs Economics and Personal Finance 10th graders had a great time at Junior Achievement Finance Park. It was the first time that Highland Springs has participated in this program and our other EPF classes will follow later this spring. Students were given real life profiles and salaries and learned how expensive the real world can be by speaking with volunteers. They really seemed to enjoy themselves, had exemplary behavior and came back realizing that real life can be expensive! Click here for photos. 03/14/2017



CTE Teacher Highlight (March) Ms. Ashby, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at J.R. Tucker High School. Click here for video. 03/14/2017


The Materials & Processes Tech with Woods class at Highland Springs High School are working on many projects including guitars and jewelry boxes. Click here for photos. 03/09/2017


MOCK INTERVIEWS at Tucker High School with News Anchors. Karla Redditte, NBC 12 News, Eric Philips, NBC 12 News, Whitney Banks, Channel 8 News interviewed the students today.  Click here for photos. 02/28/2017


Henrico County Schools FACS students participated in the 4th Annual Cupcake Wars competition. Click here for photos. 02/20/2017


Henrico’s GRAD Center students were able to talk with Tyrone E. Nelson, Supervisor for the Varina District, about the workings of government at the local level. Click here for pictures. 02/13/2017


Make It Your Business: Watch out world, here they come! Make It Your Business students at Quioccasin Middle School presented their business plans to the panel in a Shark Tank style setting.  Their products were awesome! Click here for photos. 01/23/2017


Exploring Computer Science: Quioccasin Middle School’s Exploring Computer Science students learned about universal computer components/features and their basic functionality, such as CPU, motherboard, input/output formats & peripherals, etc. by dissecting computers within small groups. Click here for photos. 01/23/2017


Fashion Marketing:  Designers from RVA Fashion Week shared their inspirational stories of their road to fashion success with Fashion Marketing students at Hermitage High School. Click here for photos. 01/23/2017


Four Business & Information Technology teachers (Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Pedersen, Mrs. Graham, and Mr. Thomas) were invited to attend “A Conversation With The Chair, A Teacher Town Hall Meeting” with Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Click here for photo. 01/13/2017


Virginia ACTE 2017 Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year Award Event. Click here for photos. 01/13/2017


Virginia DECA District Leadership Conference at Regency Mall. Virginia DECA helps marketing students prepare for careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. Click here for photos. Click here for video. 01/06/2017


Hermitage Educators Rising Reading to local elementary school students. Click here for photo. 01/06/2017


Teacher Cadets rediscover the joy and importance of play.  ❤Glitter Play-doh!!! Click here for photo. 01/06/2017


Junior Achievement’s Empowered through Ethics – business professionals came to my business classes and discussed ethics with my students. (12/15/16 and 12/16/16) Ms. Dawn Garrett – Senior Internal Auditor, Owens & Minor Mr. Mack Frost – Planning and Environmental Specialist of the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation (Fredericksburg) Mr. Kevin Jones – Planning and Environmental Specialist of the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation (Bristol and Kingsport) Mr. Mark Sartain – VP, Nuclear Engineering, Dominion. Click here for photos. 01/02/2017


Mr. Steve Satterwhite, Chief Financial Officer of Ukrop’s Dress Express, met with students and introduced the Seven Steps to Get Hired and Succeed, key factors to investigate in career planning: skills, interests, work priorities, and job outlook, and exploration of the career clusters. (12/7/16) Students went to Ukrop’s Dress Express on 12/15/16 and participated in a guided tour by employees, where they observed professional work conduct, learned what skills and education they need to earn jobs, and participated in a series of host-led challenges that brought home lessons from the “real world” of work. Click here for photos. 01/02/2017


 

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