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For students now in grades 6 and 7 who live in New Castle County:
NCC Vo-Tech announces its fun Summer Career Camp 2018– choose either Build Your Future Construction Technologies Camp or We’ve Got an App for That Information Technology Camp. Both camps will be hosted at Delcastle Technical High School from June 18 to 21, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon each day, and include school bus transportation.
Registration forms, due June 1, 2018, are available on this website at http://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018b-summer-camp-postcard-online.pdf
 
For addition information on the camps, visit http://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/career-programs/summer-career-camp/
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A group of seniors representing all four NCC Vo-Tech high schools who have been offered jobs after graduation by their co-op employers were honored May 1, at a Job Signing Ceremony, featuring remarks by U.S. Senator Chris Coons. Patterned after the way high school athletes sign with colleges, the schools’ Co-Op Coordinators identified 13 students and 11 different company representatives who could attend the event. Each student and employer representative signed a certificate of congratulations, as their Career Program instructors and parents looked on.

“Like high school athletes who commit to colleges, we wanted to showcase our career “athletes,” who have demonstrated their career readiness, and have received offers from companies to begin their employment journey after graduation,” School District Superintendent Vicki Gehrt told the audience. “We are proud of our business partners who have agreed to employ our students, we are proud of our teachers who provide expert instruction to get them there, and of their parents who encourage them, but we are most proud of our students who have put in the effort to learn skills and earn credentials that will propel them into the workforce ahead of their peers. We know there are many paths to achieving success. Not every student will head to college. These students represent a path to securing a fulfilling job, earning high wages, and creating a future for themselves that is free from the burden of student loans.”

Senator Coons said he was happy to be celebrating with the students. “The people here who are signing you on have been watching you, and have determined you are ready for the next level,” he said, “which is amazing when you think that you have not yet finished high school.”

To read more, visit: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2018/05/01/signing-day-celebrating-delaware-students-employed-right-out-high-school/566542002/ and http://www.wdel.com/news/video-national-signing-day-with-a-twist/article_304e4026-4d70-11e8-82ae-ebdb4cb64b74.html

Students who signed with employers at the event:

From Delcastle: Welding’s Chris Deel and employer MDavis; Tech Drafting’s Tim McLaughlin and employer Wayman Fire Protection. From Howard: Medical Assisting’s Ziara Roy and employer Carpe Vita Nursing Care; Dental Assisting’s Ke’maine Shannon and employer Dr. Gladnick, DDS. From Hodgson: Millwright’s Ivan Brinsfield and employer High Tech Machine; Tech Drafting’s Liam Jordan and employer Nickle Electric; Carpentry’s Stephen Knotts and employer Space Con; CNAP’s Nick Nardo and employer Delaware Business Systems; Plumbing’s Michael Shulte and employer Sobieski, Inc.; and Electrical Trades’ Dietrich Yontz and employer Nickle Electric. From St. Georges: Health Information Tech’s Cierra Dickerson and employer Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health; HVAC’s Michael Jourdan and employer Pierce Total Comfort; and Electrical Trades’ Samantha Pearlman and employer Nickle Electric.

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Did you know that employment opportunities in all aspects of the construction and mechanical fields are among the fastest growth sectors in the economy? High-paying jobs are abundant to those who enter the skilled trades. To hear about these opportunities, the needs of local employers, and how NCC Vo-Tech students are preparing to enter the workforce, watch the video presentation below!

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For 9th grade students seeking admissions to Grade 10: 

Each year, there are limited openings in several career programs for students seeking admission to 10th grade.  The list of programs that are projected to have openings and the schools in which they are located is available at

http://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/Docs/Upper-Class-Program-Openings.pdf

Applications for Grade 10 admissions are available at

http://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/Docs/NCCVT-ApplicationForms-Gr10-2018-online.pdf

Both forms must be completed and submitted with a copy of the final 8th grade and most recent 9th grade report card by May 15, 2018, in order to receive primary consideration.

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The Board of Education approved the following Board Policies at the March 26, 2018, Board meeting to be posted for public review and comment.

Policy #200 – School Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault

Policy #202 – Athletic Code of Conduct

Policy #204 – Online Courses

Please mail any comments or concerns to the address below:

NCCVT District Office

1417 Newport Road

Wilmington, DE 19804

ATTN: Michele Marra

All comments and concerns need to be postmarked no later than April 14, 2018. Thank you.

Policy #200 – School Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault

Policy #202 – Athletic Code of Conduct

Policy #204 – Online Courses

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The District Calendar Committee reviewed the calendars on February 6, 2018.  Their suggestions are as follows:

  • Revision:  Move the Friday, February 8, 2019, Professional Learning Day to Monday, February 4, 2019, to coincide with the day after Super Bowl Sunday.  Continue this in the 2019-2020 calendar.
  • Investigate the following:
    • Adding minutes to each school day in order to avoid losing Professional Learning Days due to weather closures.  Some public schools may be doing this now.
    • Using cyber-school-days in place of snow days and whether the state would approve them as such.  The one-to-one initiative would make the technology available to students.  Some private and charter schools do this now.

The Board of Education approved the proposed 2018-19 & 2019-20 calendars at the February 26, 2018, Board meeting to be posted for review and comment.  Please email any comments or concerns to Mary An Scarbrough at maryan.scarbrough@nccvt.k12.de.us.  Thank you.

2018-19 District Calendar

2019-20 District Calendar

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The Board of Education approved the following Board Policies at the February 26, 2018, Board meeting to be posted for review and comment.

Policy #20 – District Travel and Personal Reimbursement Policy (Revised)

Policy #21 – Board Member Insurance (Reaffirm)

Policy #101 – Educational Philosophy (Reaffirm)

Policy #103 – Policy on the Implementation of the Provisions of Title IX (Reaffirm)

Policy #104 – Media Center Materials Challenge (Reaffirm)

Policy #106 – Professional Development (Reaffirm)

Please mail any comments or concerns to the address below:

NCCVT District Office

1417 Newport Road

Wilmington, DE  19804

ATTN: Michele Marra

All comments and concerns need to be postmarked no later than March 19, 2018.  Thank you.

Board Policy #20

Board Policy #21

Board Policy #101

Board Policy #104

Board Policy #106

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Did you know that employment opportunities in all aspects of the construction and mechanical fields are among the fastest growth sectors in the economy? High-paying jobs are abundant to those who enter the skilled trades. To hear about these opportunities, the needs of local employers, and how NCC Vo-Tech students are preparing to enter the workforce, watch the video presentation below!

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During the past few weeks, we have heard with horror about the deadly assault on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We mourn those who died and have such compassion for their families, classmates, teachers, and the greater community. Current national debates questioning policies on the purchase of semi-automatic weapons, access to mental health services, and the effectiveness of school security plans should prompt all school leaders to once again reevaluate their safety procedures, methods of communication, and community expectations for response. I want you to know we have taken time to do just that in all NCC Vo-Tech high schools in recent days.

We continue to ask our students and their families to be vigilant and to report any situations that cause them concern. We ask students to please first tell an adult if they hear or read something – swift reporting to those in authority is exactly the right thing to do so that we can respond quickly and appropriately to protect their safety and minimize any potential risk. Though we are in a new era where cell phones and social media apps provide instant communication, sometimes in the rush to communicate, unsubstantiated information is forwarded, posted, and commented upon that can contribute to spreading false rumors. Doing so is often disruptive to the very school community we are trying to protect.

Our schools work closely with local law enforcement. Whenever a threat is made and we become aware of it, police immediately begin to investigate. If the threat is not considered credible, they advise schools to proceed as normal. If additional measures are called for, we implement those recommendations and communicate that information to you as soon as we can.

Thankfully, most threats are not credible; nevertheless, we take each one seriously and follow a clear process with our law enforcement agencies that always places student safety as the first priority.

Lastly, I ask that you continue conversations with your child about his or her online social activity – ask questions, set expectations, and stay informed.

On behalf of our students, our employees, and our board of education members, I want to thank you for being an important partner with us in nurturing your child’s educational success.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding your school’s safety plans, please do not hesitate to contact me or your school’s principal.

Thank you.

Victoria Gehrt, Superintendent

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Eighth grade students who have been offered an assignment to Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, or St. Georges for next school year should register prior to the Saturday, March 17, New Student Placement Test day. If you have questions about your registration, please contact the guidance office of the school to which you were offered assignment. Thank you.

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