Great morning, afternoon, or evening!
My greeting reflects my optimistic state of mind and breathes the feeling that it is always a Great Time to be a Tiger! I am truly fortunate to work with some great people and "for" some great students. That’s right… “FOR" some great students. The educational setting is designed to benefit our students and prepare them for life beyond the K-12 experience. One of our major goals is for our students to graduate with a diploma and industry credentials that will make their choices for their future much easier. Therefore, we have a huge responsibility to ensure we provide our students the best we have to offer. The HPSD CTE program embraces the expectations while inviting parents, community members, business and industry members to partner with us to help face the opportunity. HPSD’s motto of Today’s Learners Tomorrow’s Leaders is what we truly believe in and expect. Thanks in advance for your support. Please enjoy this Fall Issue of our newsletter. Go Tigers!
ACT WorkKeys and AREA Partnerships
Mr. Brown and Dr. Pierce attended an ACT Work Ready Community meeting as part of a cooperative effort between the Hattiesburg ADP and Pearl River Community College. These institutions are creating a structured process for Forrest and Lamar counties to become a ACT Work Ready Community. "How will this effect Hattiesburg High School?", you may ask. The answer is, "dramatically". We are the first school in the area to begin testing our second year Career and Technical students. All CTE students at HHS will work through the ACT WorkKeys prep curriculum throughout their year one experience. During their second year, students will be tested as part of a collaborative partnership with PRCC. Thirty- six ,Hattiesburg High Students tested during the first nine weeks. The first results were great: reflect: 94% passing rate. We are on our way to being an ACT Work Ready Community. For more information about what it means to be a Work Ready Community checkout this informative article published by HUB CITY SPOKES https://www.hubcityspokes.com/news-hattiesburg-lamar-county-petal/adp-prcc-certify-greater-hattiesburg-act-work-ready-community
Let School Begin!!!
50 Hattiesburg High School CTE juniors were selected to participate in the ADP annual "Mission Possible" event. The ADP hosts the event on both the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University campus's for Hattiesburg area 11th graders. HHS chose to travel to William Carey this year for the event. Our students participated in a campus tour and lectures about college admissions, interview skills, resume and cover letter writing, and motivational topics. The speakers included Dakota Dale from PRCC, Daniel Jayroe and Kari Lynn Besing from the ADP, Alyssa King from WCU, and Timmy Ruhnke from Venture Baptist Church.
Early Childhood Education
Robotics & Engineering
Lovely demonstrates her new found skill: proper use of a fire extinguisher. Fire safety is an important skills for students that work in lab settings. Construction Trade, Health Science, and Polymer Technology students all completed their training this nine weeks to earn their fire safety certificate. A special shout out to the Hattiesburg Fire Department for assisting our students.
Fire fighters serve our city well. Thanks for spending time with our students this fall. They benefit greatly from your service. We all do!
Students got to explore the fire truck and try on the gear. I think they would make great firemen and women. Go Tigers!
Law and Public Safety
HattiesburG CTE department Welcomes Marcus Jordan. He is teaching our rookie program: Informational technology.
Information Technology (CTE) program will prepare students for occupations in the field of computer operations and programming, software applications, web development, and computer repair/installation.
The repair/installation curriculum will cover the basics of computer hardware, software, operating systems, introductory networking while physically learning how to maintenance PCs.
Information Technology students will be given the opportunity to pursue CompTIA STRATA and Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals Certifications.
Culinary Arts: StudentsSpeak
Digital Media Technology
Your College Recruiters and Contact Info.
Photos by Jennie Noonkester, James Brownlow, and Brian Maskew