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ZCTC students and staff embraced the 2014 Homecoming Festivities.  During the week, students participated in spirit days, class competitions, building a float, attended the pep rally, parade, and ended the week with a night to remember by attending the Homecoming Dance.

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The Girlz, Inc. Induction Ceremony was held on October 2nd.  The event set the stage for the upcoming school year.  Girlz, Inc. President, Kieara Bradley welcomed the Superintendent and his staff the event.  Other officers participated in the ceremony by identifying sponsors and the vision and mission of Girlz, Inc.  Members were inducted into the organization by being pinned by Girlz, Inc. sponsors.  The ceremony ended with photographs and light refreshments.

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The student votes are in.  Congratulations to Mr. Concienne for being named the PBIS Teacher of the Month!  We really appreciate all the effort every teacher puts forth to help ZCTC students be successful.  Congratulations again Mr. Concienne!

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Congratulations to Zachary Career and Technical Center for securing an important partnership with Cajun Construction Company!  ZCTC anticipates this partnership to bring opportunities such as internships, job/career placement, and skills training.  

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PBIS is off to a great beginning at ZCTC!  Students receive daily, weekly, monthly and yearly incentives.  Last week, several ZCTC students were invited to Hard Work Café.  Hard Work Cafe’ rewards students by serving catered food from local restaurants such as Lina’s Kitchen in Zachary.  Twice a month, students who excel or demonstrate good behavior are eligible to receive a free gift card to businesses like Walmart, Smoothie King, and Canes.  Bryce Ruffin was our first gift card recipient!

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ZCTC recently implemented a Principal’s Student Advisory Council.  The Student Advisory Council will meet occasionally with faculty and staff to discuss how decisions are made at the school level and directly impact students.  The administration will select four individuals to representative the student body.  These students will also meet with Student Council members at Zachary High School.  These students will represent the student body during meetings and events: Keiara Bradley, Joseph White, Victoria Gordon, and Keemichael Comena.

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Girlz, Inc. is an exclusive organization for young ladies to who attend ZCTC.  The organization’s mission is to educate, motivate, empower and inspire young ladies to achieve anything.  The organization also promotes serving their communities.  We are currently seeking new members because the organization is an integral piece of what we do at Zachary Career and Technical Center.

 

Girlz, Inc. is off to a terrific start.  There were many young ladies to apply for membership however, the organization accepted 14 girls to represent Girlz, Inc. during the 2014-15 school year.  The organization sponsor’s first line of business is to plan the Induction Ceremony in September.  Stay tuned for more information!

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ZCTC hosted Open House this week.  The event was a huge success.  Students and parents toured the campus and teachers provided parents with a yearly overview, information on the blended learning online platform, homework procedures and our PBIS program.  The event was an excellent beginning to a year of effective communication between school and home.

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ZCTC offer students the opportunity to accelerate their high school career.  The campus also offer students the opportunity to recover previously failed coursed in an effort to graduate on-time.  These programs are offered through our online supplemental curriculum, Odysseyware which allows students to work 24/7.  More than 10 students have already completed coursework for either accelerated or recovery since the start of the 2014-15 school year.  Congratulations to these students!

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