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Skills USA Leadership Contest

Congratulations to the following NHREC students who placed during the Skills USA Leadership Contest hosted by NHREC Butler Farm Campus:

Medical Terminology: Kristine Good – Michelle Duesberry-Wood & Lilian Indovina – Kathy Whitehead, Criminal Justice: Ryan Schecke & Makaila Underwood – Jeff Davis, Spelling: Anazia Davis, Cinthia Vargas, Deja Smith – Tanya Rogers, Customer Service: Deja Smith – Tanya Rogers, Job Demo: Diana Fazliyea- Tanya Rogers Job Interview: Kayla Wilkins- Tanya Rogers

New Horizons Contributions to the Poquoson Learning Garden

Mr. Schaffer,

I have had the good fortune to work with Tim Extine and his students for the last five years and the projects produced by the students have made a tremendous contribution to our two learning gardens as well as in the schoolyard habitat gardens at the elementary and high schools in York County and Poquoson.

The relationship we have developed with the Woodworking and Construction class at the New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center in Newport News is more than just a client looking to have a project built. The relationship is a true partnership. Many beyond the Master Gardeners have benefited from Tim and his students as news of the various projects got out many individuals came to New Horizons and requested similar projects.


Noel Talcott
York/Poquoson Master Gardener

Poquoson Learning Garden Overview for New Horizons – February 2018

District SkillsUSA competition

Congratulations to the following Butler Farm students for place finishing at the District SkillsUSA competition:
3rd Place – Jo’Niya Alston – Cosmetology
2nd Place – Ti’era Lofton – Cosmetology
3rd Place – Cinthia Vargas – Nails
1st Place – Diane Fazliyeva – Nails
2nd Place – Mekiya Flores – Nails
3rd Place – Shameka Santiful – Esthetics
2nd Place – Semoni Clay – Barbering

SkillsUSA Competition

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 our 2nd Year New Horizons Welding Students from the Butler Farm and Woodside Lane Campuses competed in the SkillsUSA Welding Competition. We are very proud of the following students that competed and placed during the competition:

1st  Michael Reed – BF

2nd  Collin Batchelor – WL

3rd   Chandler Fowler – WL

4th   Kyle Freeman – BF

5th   Maxwell Soistmann – WL  —- Max tied for 5th with a student from the shore.


Snow Make-Up Days

Given the recent inclement weather school closings, the NHREC Makeup Schedule will be as follows in consideration of the revised schedules adopted by the Greater Peninsula School Divisions that operate the NHREC regional programs.

January 26, 2018
NHREC CTE & GSST will use this day as a Make-up Day for Gloucester County, Hampton City, and York County Public Schools.
Poquoson City will operate on a ½ day exam schedule.

Newport News and WJCC will not have school, students will not attend and will be excused.

NHREC Regional Special Education, Center for Autism (CFA) & Newport Academy (NA) will not have school as we follow the schedule for Newport News Public School and as such, cafeteria services are not available.

January 29, 2018 will be a Make-up Day for all NHREC programs.
WJCC will have a professional development day, students will be excused.

February 19, 2018 will be a Make-Up Day for all NHREC programs.
WJCC is closed for President’s Day

New Horizons Annual Food Drive

Our New Horizons Students, Faculty, and Staff partnered with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank for our Annual Canned Food Drive. We collected and donated over $1000 which will provide over 4000 meals to those in need.  In addition to the monetary contribution, we donated 21 boxes of non-perishable food items.  Many thanks to our New Horizons Family for making this year’s canned food drive a success.


Advanced Technical Careers Academy Update

All 13 business employers have conducted their recruiting presentations to academy students.  Employers will be providing their hiring procedures and applications during the month of January and the student application process will begin at the end of January – February.  Our 1st year goal is to have at least 20 academy students hired by at least 5 different employers.

Community Day and Open House at Woodside Lane

The Woodside Lane Career and Technical Programs held a Community Outreach Day on Saturday, November 4 at our Newport News campus. This was the first public opportunity for parents and guests to see our newly renovated labs and inside of the building and we received rave reviews. Visitors were impressed by the open, professional look of the labs as well as the quality of equipment. The excitement in the building was contagious and students were thrilled to show their families their skills. Students from every program performed services or sold products as part of their Student Service Organization activities. Services included haircuts, manicures, car washes and dog grooming. Several programs sold products they had made, such as garden benches, baked goods, and homemade dog treats. The Pharmacy Program ran a Carnival with face and pumpkin painting. Criminal Justice created Crime Riddles for guests to solve as well as finger print art for young children. Computer programming will feature student designed computer games. Parents and community members are invited to see the professionalism and enthusiasm displayed by students. This was our fifth year of running the event, and we raised almost $1800. Proceeds will support two student honorariums which honor former Woodside Lane staff as well as helping fund student travel to competitions.

Community Service

New Horizon’s Butler Farm Campus Welding Teacher Mr. Dupree and his students welded art racks for Aberdeen Elementary School in Hampton.