Spring 2014 ENewsletter

DISTRICT NEWS

NJ CTE Leaders Visit Washington, DC

 

In this photo (left to right): William Hoey (Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools), Nancy Weber-Loeffert (Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools), Jamie Moscony (Atlantic County Institute of Technology), Judy Savage (NJCCVTS), Howard Lerner (Bergen County Technical Schools), Lori Perlow (Mercer County Technical Schools), Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider (Mercer County Technical Schools) 

Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider, Superintendent, and Lori Perlow, District Communications Officer, were among a group of New Jersey career and technical education leaders who recently visited Washington, DC.  The group met with several legislators about the importance of career and technical education. Click here for more photos.

ARTHUR R. SYPEK CENTER NEWS

Capital Health Hopewell Hosts Student Events

In this photo: Ronda Robinson, Health and Child Care Instructor, describes historical display in the hospital lobby.

 

Our business partner, Capital Health, recently hosted two student events at their Hopewell location. First, they welcomed the Health and Child Care class for a tour and presentations by a variety of health professionals.  They hosted a similar event for the 10th graders from the Health Science Academy last week. The students met and asked pertinent questions to a diverse group of hospital staff, including a pharmacy technician and an x-ray technician.

ASSUNPINK CENTER NEWS

Service Project Benefits Womanspace

Since January, the Junior Student Council has created 50 welcome kits for Womanspace,  a local nonprofit agency that provides a comprehensive array of services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence. Each kit contains a towel, washcloth, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, a notebook and pencil, and some contained toys for children of varying ages. Learn more.

 

 

Fundraising Goal Exceeded for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

Assunpink Center students raised $2,001 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the month of March.  The students worked hard running weekly bagel sales, collecting money in homerooms and through anonymous and online donations.  The original fundraising goal was $1,200.  

 

Raising Awareness About Distracted Driving

 

Health Science Academy students are participating in the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey's 4th Annual 'U Got Brains Champion Schools Program' - a contest challenging 63 New Jersey high schools to develop fun and interactive campaigns aimed at educating teens about the importance of safe driving.  Using the phrase "SAVEit4L8R", the students hope to drive home the message about the staggering number of incidents that occur when people are distracted by sending or reading text messages while driving.  Vote now!

 

CAREER PREP NEWS

Interested in Becoming a Firefighter?

 

High school seniors can earn 12 credits at MCCC upon completion of the Fire Science Technology Career Prep program.  Under the supervision of James McCann, students enrolled in this program will take the following classes: Introduction to Fire Science, Building Construction, Fire Fighting Tactics and Fire Department Organization. Classes are held at the Dempster Fire Training Center. Apply online now!

HEALTH CAREERS CENTER NEWS

Principal to be Honored for Leadership

 

In this photo: Sharon Nemeth, RN, BSN, MEd

Sharon Nemeth, Principal of the Health Careers Center, will be honored by The Institute of Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment.  She was selected for her leadership as Principal at Mercer County Technical Schools, and her unwavering support of health care students and professionals. The Giving Back, Stepping Forward Afternoon Tea will be held at the Trenton Country Club on June 1, 2014. 

ADULT EVENING SCHOOL NEWS

Students Trained to Help Cancer Patients

 

Three aspiring estheticians from the Mercer County Adult Evening School recently completed an intense training hosted by the American Cancer Society for the "Look Good Feel Better Foundation". Look Good Feel Better is a nationwide program that offers free workshops and educational resources that address skin changes and concerns, and offers lessons on wigs, turbans, cosmetics, nail care, accessories, and wardrobe styling. As certified volunteers, the esthetician students can now instruct workshops locally. The U.S. Look Good Feel Better program is a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association. For more information about Look Good Feel Better, click here.

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Assunpink Center News
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Adult Evening School News
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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 3, 2014   6pm

New Student Orientation for Shared-time Programs

June 12, 2014   6pm

New Student Orientation for Incoming Health Science Academy 9th graders

June 27, 2014   

Assunpink Center Certificate and Awards Ceremony

Robbinsville High School

June 27, 2014   

Arthur R. Sypek Center Certificate and Awards Ceremony

Robbinsville High School

June 30, 2014   

Health Science Academy Graduation

Mercer County Community College

 

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  COUNTY OF MERCER 

The Honorable
Brian M. Hughes

County Executive

 

 

BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

  

Hon. Andrew Koontz

 Chair 

  

Hon. Samuel T. Frisby 

 Vice Chair

   

Hon. Ann M. Cannon

 

Hon. Anthony P. Carabelli

 

Hon. John A. Cimino

 

Hon. Pasquale "Pat" Colavita, Jr.

 

 Hon. Lucylle R. S. Walter

 

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER

 

 

Mr. Albert W. Pitman

President

 

Mr. John Zoller

Vice President

 

Ms. Judith Iszard

Board Member 

 

Ms. Yolanda Stinger

Board Member   


Mr. Joseph Murphy

Board Member

   

Dr. Laura C. Morana

Interim Executive County Superintendent

 

Ms. Nancy Swirsky

Business Administrator/

Board Secretary

Ms. Tanya Dawson

Assistant Business Administrator/

Board Secretary

 
 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 
Dr. Kimberly J. Schneider 
Superintendent
  

Ms. Dana Hice DePugh

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction  

 

Ms. Mary Smith-Jones

Principal

Arthur R. Sypek Center

 

Ms. S. Lucille Jones

Principal

Assunpink Center

  

Mr. Peter Frascella

Principal

Adult Evening School

 

Ms. Sharon Nemeth

Principal

Health Careers Center

     

Ms. Lori Perlow

District Communications Officer

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