Mr. Micheal Breedlove’s students from R. B. Stall HS recently visited the Charleston AT&T offices for a tour and interactive activities.
The students received certificates for completing the same instructional program the associates in the retail stores go through. The training program covers customer service, contracts, and company upward mobility.
“Work-based learning experiences like these truly empower our students to make wise decisions as they prepare for college and career”, said Mr. Breedlove, a business teacher and athletics coach at R. B. Stall High School in North Charleston.
“AT&T has been a terrific business partner,” Breedlove added.
Teams from West Ashley High School and Wando High School competed in the National ProStart Invitational held in Dallas, Texas April 29 – May 1.
Both CCSD teams earned the opportunity to compete in this event, staged by the National Restaurant Association and many other supporting sponsors, by winning their respective state events.
Garrett Academy of Technology was well represented at the South Carolina SkillsUSA Competition held April 15 – 16 in Greenville, SC.
“We are very proud of all 16 students who attended and did extremely well”, said Ms. Roxann Phillips, SkillsUSA Adviser, Architecture & Design Teacher, and CTE Department Chair at Garrett Academy of Technology.
All 16 GAT students placed in their respective events as follows:
- 1st Place Extemporaneous Speaking Kwanasia Gaddist
- 1st Place Action Skills Dakota Cooper
- 2nd Place Collision Damage Estimating Jameek Rivers
- 2nd Place Engineering Design Michael Reynolds, Ke’Shawn Rollerson, Rebekah Simmons
- 3rd Place Mobile Robotics Technology Joshua Sandoval, Ty’Celia Young
- 5th Place Job Interview Tara Fields
- 6th Place Collision Repair Technology David James
- 7th Place Restaurant Service De’Quan Bradshaw
- 7th Place Action Skills Kanard Simmons
- 8th Place Related Technical Math Brianna Martin
- 10th Place Job Skill Demostration Kenisha Green
- 10th Place Automotive Refinishing Technology James Caldwell
- 11th Place Commercial Baking Kayla McNeil
Come one, come all – support the West Ashley High School DECA team’s success in regional and national competitions by participating in the “5K Dash Thru The Den” race on May 21, 2016 starting at 9am!
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Check out this story on last year’s inaugural 5K race event supporting West Ashley HS DECA:
The North Charleston High School’s culinary arts program recently hosted a practice event for the West Ashley High School ProStart team that will soon head to Dallas, Texas to compete in the ProStart 2016 National Competition.
Chef Jason Wheless and his state champion WAHS ProStart team ran through their entire process of food prep and plating. Chef Bill Twaler from Wando’s Culinary Arts program was also on hand to offer support and guidance.
North Charleston HS culinary students are excited to start their competition journey next year at the regional event. They all volunteered to help clean the kitchen after the event.”It was an awesome day for our students, and an experience they will not soon forget”, said Chef Cindi Welsh who leads the NCHS Culinary Arts program.
“We are very thankful – This practice will help our team immensely as we look to bring home a ProStart national championship!” said Chef Wheless.
Thanks to Doug OFlaherty with South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association for organizing the opportunity for WAHS to practice prior to their trip!
The West Ashley High School DECA Club competed at the DECA State Career Conference at the North Charleston Coliseum February 26th. Twelve members placed in the top ten and three members placed in the top three.
The West Ashley High School DECA Club is advised by Marketing teacher, Terry Stutts, and is run by a team of five student members. DECA is designed to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
High school DECA members from all over South Carolina were invited to compete in the DECA State Career Conference with members from each team competing in various categories. DECA’s evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component where an industry professional serves as a judge.During the interactive component, members are presented with a real-world problem and given 10 minutes to come up with a solution which they in turn present to the judge. The objective is to be one of the top three finishers in order to qualify for the next level of competition.
Senior Ashante Edwards placed first in the Apparel and Accessories Marketing category.
The following WAHS students were placed in the top 3 in their respective categories, earning a trip to nationals also:
- WAHS Senior Liam Wheless, Retail Merchandising
- WAHS Freshman Lupe Chaves, Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
- WAHS Sophomore Rodney Graham, Principles of Business Management and Administration
These members qualified to compete in the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee April 23rd. The categories will be the same, but instead of just competing against other high schools in South Carolina, West Ashley High DECA members will compete against DECA members from across the nation.
Story by Donnie Newton, WAHS Public Relations Coordinator
Wando High School’s DECA Team led by Marketing & Management Teacher Mr. Kirk Beilke had 67 students participate in 27 different events at the recent DECA state competition. 15 of his students were competitive qualifiers and will join over 10,000 competitors from 9 countries at the ICDC – International Career and Development Conference in Nashville, TN April 23-27.
Wando also has 10 DECA members enrolled to attend upcoming Leadership Workshops and a Senior Management Institute. Congratulations to the amazing students in DECA at Wando High School on their success and best of luck to those moving on to nationals!
Today in the Wildcat Cafe at West Ashley High School, students served up colorful king’s cake and zesty jambalaya.
This student run cafe operates once a week under the supervision of culinary art instructor Chef Jason Wheless.
Students not only prepare and serve the food, but also work the counter taking orders and come up with marketing strategies to increase sales.
Their school based enterprise’s profits help to pay for students to compete in ProStart student organization competitions.
Learn more about Chef Wheless’ Culinary Arts program at West Ashley HS here:
Students in West Ashley High School’s chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently helped pack boxes for the local Basket Brigade at the North Charleston Convention Center.
WAHS FCCLA’s 2015/2016 Chapter Service Projects are focused on helping the less fortunate. Later this year, FCCLA students will partner with local businesses and community outreach groups to ensure homeless citizens have nutritious food. They will also help host birthday celebrations for children living in local shelters.