Career & Technical Education News

  • Certifications--5th Six Weeks

    Posted by Lucynda Nicholson on 4/20/2022

    During the 5th Six Weeks, 10 more students earned their certifications in various applications.

    Students in the Business Information Management classes continued to practice and sit for the Microsoft® Office Specialist certification exams. These exams are globally recognized as the standard for demonstrating proficiency and hands-on skills.

    An individual earning a certification has approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the product, has proven competency at an industry associate-level, and is ready to enter into the job market. 

    Word
    They can work independently and demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Word by creating and editing documents for a variety of  purposes and situations. 

    Powerpoint
    They can work independently and demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of PowerPoint by creating, editing, and enhancing presentations and slideshows.

    Outlook
    They can format message content, create or insert graphic elements, send and respond to emails and meeting requests, as well as manage contacts, groups, and various planning elements with the calendar feature.

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  • TAFE is headed to Nationals

    Posted by Mrs. Fonville on 3/5/2022

    TAFE competed against 2200 other students in the Teach Tomorrow Summit this weekend. Our students did an amazing job of preparing and executing each of their competitions. We had many students place and 5 who will be advancing to NATIONALS in Washing D.C. Couldn't be prouder of these aspiring educators! *State Contests are competitions that do not advance beyond the state level. 

     

     

    STATE CONTEST WINNERS:

    Project Visualize Educational Awareness- scored 97 or higher
    Karen Medina and Andrea Torres Rodriguez

    Project Visualize Teacher Appreciation-scored 97 or higher
    Gabby Huckleberry and Iyanu McNatt

    Differentiated Lesson Planning- Ranked in Top 5
    Iyanu McNatt

    Chapter Yearbook (Silver Certificate)
    Stephanie Garcia and Arturo Salgado

    COMPETITIONS ADVANCING TO NATIONALS:

    Children's Literature Pre-K
    Isha Muya

    Educator Rising Moment
    Ariyona Williams

    Inside Our Schools
    Arly Mendez

    Te'Audra Robertson
    Diana Mora Mosquera

    Teacher Created Material
    Ariyona Williams

    Special thank you to Mrs. Martinez and Mr. Posey for chaperoning! 

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  • Microsoft Certification Congratulations

    Posted by Lucynda Nicholson on 3/1/2022

    During the 4th Six Weeks, students in the Business Information Management classes were able to practice and sit for the Microsoft® Office Specialist certification exam. An exam that is globally recognized as the standard for demonstrating proficiency and hands-on skills.

    An individual earning this certification has approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the product, has proven competency at an industry associate-level, and is ready to enter into the job market. 

    Word
    They can work independently and demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Word by creating and editing documents for a variety of  purposes and situations.

    Excel
    They can work independently and demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Excel, such as creating and managing worksheets and  workbooks, creating cells and ranges, creating tables, applying formulas and functions, and creating charts and objects.

    Powerpoint
    They can work independently and demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of PowerPoint by creating, editing, and enhancing presentations and slideshows.

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  • TCU--Aspiring Educators

    Posted by Mrs. Fonville on 2/10/2022

    The Western Hills High School Aspiring Educators travelled to Texas Christian University on February 9th. Hosted by TCU’s Center for Public Education and Community Engagement, our aspiring educators were equipped for their future in education.

    Current TCU students spoke about their journey to TCU, the graduate student senate president gave a motivational speech about tenacity and the importance of never giving up, and Dr. Carmen Kynard told a colorful story of her journey as an educator. WHHS Aspiring Educators were also able to hear from Dr. Tamika Gordon and Ms. Cynthia Montes about navigating applications, scholarships, and the college experience.

    Our students were filled with hope and excitement about their future. It was an AMAZING day! Many thanks to Dr. Huddleston, Kayla Bullard, and the Center for Public Education and Community Engagement at TCU.

     

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  • TAFE Area Results

    Posted by Mrs. Fonville on 12/8/2021

    Results of the TAFE competition this past weekend:

    22 Western Hills students competed in various educational competitions against 450 other TAFE students in Area 10. Our students were professional, prepared, and excellent!

    The following students advanced to the TAFE state competition in March. Please congratulate these students as this is not a easy thing to do. They were competing against some of the most competitive schools in the state of Texas!

    Isha Muya-Children’s Literature (Pre-K)
    Stephanie Garcia- Chapter Yearbook
    Arturo Salgado- Chapter Yearbook
    Tara Enriquez- Portfolio
    Ariyona Williams- Teacher Created Materials, Educator Rising Moment
    Alejandra Martinez- Public Speaking
    Arly Mendez- Inside Our Schools
    Diana Mora Mosquera- Inside Our Schools
    Te’Audra Robertson- Inside Our Schools
    Jaqueline Guzman- Teacher Created Materials
    Karen Medina- Project Visualize-Educational Awareness
    Andrea Torres- Project Visualize-Educational Awareness
    Gabby Huckleberry- Lesson Plan & Delivery-ARTS, Project Visualize-Teacher Appreciation
    Iyanu McNatt- Differentiated Lesson Plan, Project Visualize- Teacher Appreciation
    Lizeth Ramirez- Differentiated Lesson Plan

    Special THANKS to Cougar Pride Foundation for providing the students with snack bags and to Mrs. Martinez and Mr. Posey for judging and chaperoning!

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  • WHHS Interns

    Posted by Mrs. Fonville on 9/2/2021

    The WHHS Aspiring Educators are excited on their first day as interns at Ridglea Hills Elementary! Ridglea Hills is one of six amazing elementary schools that partner with the WHHS Education and Training program. Thank you to all of our partnering elementary schools: Waverly Park, Luella Merrett, Benbrook, Western Hills, Ridglea Hills and Western Hills Primary! 

    Riglea Hills Interns

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  • 2021 TAFE State Competition/Area Officer

    Posted by Mrs. Fonville on 3/12/2021

    Please congratulate AMYA WILLIAMS and NESTALGIA LEE. These two ladies competed in the Texas Association of Future Educators state competition and were awesome! Both girls were professional and well prepared for their presentations.

    Also, please congratulate VALERIA LOZANO as she was elected as Area 10 TAFE Vice President. Valeria will not only be a representative of Western Hills, but also 73 school districts in our area!  

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  • TAFE - Fall 2021 Competition

    Posted by Katie Fonville on 12/9/2020

    TAFE_Fall2021

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  • State TAFE Conference in McAllen Texas

    Posted by Katie Fonville on 2/20/2020

    Ready to Compete!

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  • Region 11B TAFE Competition

    Posted by Katie Fonville on 12/7/2019

    Today our students competed in the Region 11b TAFE competition. They were amazing, and represented Western Hills with class! The following students placed in their competitions and will be headed to state competition February 20th in McAllen, Texas:

    Linda Mendoza
    Exploring Non-Core Teaching Careers
    Interactive Bulletin Board- High School

    Tyshj’nique West
    Interactive Bulletin Board-High School
    Lesson Plan and Delivery-Art

    Kennedy Hall
    Interactive Bulletin Board- Middle School Children’s Literature Pre-k

    Amya Williams
    Chapter Yearbook
    Inside Our Schools 

    Sara Baker
    Chapter Yearbook
    Inside Our Schools

    Anniecia Lafferty
    Chapter Yearbook

    Otoniel Caraveo
    Lesson Plan and Delivery- CTE 

    Yadira Lagunas
    Interactive Bulletin Board-Elementary

    Ashley Belisle
    Interactive Bulletin Board-Elementary

    Amanda Clark
    Interactive Bulletin Board- Middle School

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