Sussex Tech District Office Announcements
- Published on 16 October 2015
The HOSA-Future Health Professionals offers a great experience for State Officers, and it is called the Washington Leadership Academy (WLA). The most recent WLA event took place in the nation's capital September 19-22, 2015. WLA is a time for HOSA State Officers to make personal connections with other leaders across the nation and for the first time Puerto Rico; it is also a time to obtain essential knowledge about leadership and the National Institutes of Health and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Active engagement, contagious energy, and courageous acts will be present throughout the entire conference.
Sussex Tech's own Emily Lee had an opportunity to meet with Delaware Legislators on Capitol Hill as they learn how to advocate for CTE and CTSOs. Emily as well as other HOSA State Officers who have attended this conference in the past have claimed that it has changed their lives, and that it is something they will never forget. Thank you, Emily, for representing Sussex Tech and HOSA in Washington D.C.!!
- Published on 03 September 2015
Sussex Tech Security Team Complete Crisis Management Training
Members of the Sussex Tech Security Team recently completed training in Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents, partnering with rural law enforcement, first responders, and local school systems. The purpose of the training was to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and other staff on the elements that must be in place to effectively respond to an emergency at a school building or throughout an entire school system. With the influx of shootings in and around schools, law enforcement personnel and other emergency responders in rural communities are often limited in their resources; therefore, it is extremely important for all parties to plan, prepare, and communicate. By doing so, all schools, including Sussex Tech, will be safer and more secure.
The following topics were covered throughout the course:
• School-Based Safety Teams
• Vulnerability Assessment
• Threat-Assessment Management
• Domestic Threats
• Workplace Violence
• After-Action Review
• Parent Reunification
• Recovery Efforts
• Training Tools and Resources
The course was hosted by the Delaware Department of Emergency Management (DEMA) and presented by Tim Maloney of Findlay University in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As part of Sussex Tech’s mission toward excellence, crisis management and school safety play a major part in ensuring the well being of all students and staff. Furthermore, Sussex Tech is committed to providing a safe and secure climate through ongoing professional development and training for staff, and to consistently seek ways to improve the school climate and environment so that both students and staff can engage in meaningful learning.
- Published on 03 August 2015
High-school students from across Delaware won top honors in three national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) competitions this summer, demonstrating their dedication, leadership and skill in pursuit of future technical careers.
More than 320 students and advisors from throughout the state attended national conferences in Louisville, Dallas, and Anaheim last month. Thirty-seven student competitors and 18 school teams from Delaware earned Top 10 honors at these events.
SkillsUSA Leadership Conference
At the 50th annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Delaware students participated in 62 hands-on, minds-on competitive events that included architectural drafting, cosmetology, technical math and more. SkillsUSA is a CTSO for students interested in pursuing future technical careers.
The following students earned Top Ten SkillsUSA honors:
1st - Advertising Design - Ciara Jacobi - Sussex Tech High School
1st - Sheet Metal Jonathan Perez Delcastle Tech High School
1st - Welding Sculpture Anthony DeAngelis Delcastle Tech High School
2nd - Automotive Service Technology Shawn Deel Delcastle Tech High School
2nd - Broadcast News Billy Voges, Kimberly Herrera, Matt Rogers, Zach Zellhart Sussex Tech High School
4th - Architectural Drafting Gabe Cox Paul M Hodgson Vo-Tech
4th - Electronics Technology Mark Seda POLYTECH High School
5th - Automotive Refinishing Technology Lane Metheny POLYTECH High School
5th - Cosmetology Guadalupe Gonzalez Sussex Tech High School
6th - Customer Service Colton Platzke Sussex Tech High School
7th - Building Maintenance Joshua Lowe Delcastle Tech High School
7th - Robotics and Automation Technology David Bradley, Eliezer Shahid Sussex Tech High School
8th - Aviation Maintenance Technology Bailey Matthews Delcastle Tech High School
8th - Early Childhood Education Mallory O’Mara Saint George’s Technical High School
8th - Television (Video) Production Abigail Gaunt, MJ Greene Sussex Tech High School
9th - Career Pathways – Human Services Brook Santana, Ciarran Grayson, Teron Booker-Parquet Howard High School of Technology
9th - Plumbing Nick Beaudet Saint George’s Technical High School
9th - Screen Printing Technology Brittany Jennings Delcastle Tech High School
10th - Related Technical Math Derek Beachy POLYTECH High School
10th - Telecommunications Cabling Benson Huber POLYTECH High School
Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference
At the 2015 Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference in Dallas, Texas, nearly 100 Delaware students participated in 61 competitive events, such as engineering, video game design, robotics, rocketry and more. TSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students interested in the future of invention, innovation, engineering and technology.
The following school teams earned Top 10 TSA honors:
1st - Music Production Mount Pleasant High School
2nd - On Demand Video Caesar Rodney High School
2nd - Photographic Technology Appoquinimink High School
3rd - Electrical Applications H.B. duPont Middle School
3rd - Software Development Caesar Rodney High School
3rd - Webmaster Cab Calloway School Of The Arts
4th - Essays on Technology Concord High School
4th - Problem Solving Postlethwait Middle School
4th - System Control Technology P. S. duPont Middle School
6th - Electrical Applications H.B. duPont Middle School
6th - Technology Bowl, Team P. S. duPont Middle School
7th - Digital Video Production Cab Calloway School Of The Arts
7th - Technology Bowl, Written P. S. duPont Middle School
7th - Video Game Design H.B. duPont Middle School
9th - Desktop Publishing Mount Pleasant High School
9th - Essays on Technology P. S. duPont Middle School
9th - Photographic Technology Cab Calloway School Of The Arts
10th - Structural Design and Engineering Mount Pleasant High School
HOSA-Future Health Professionals National Leadership Conference
At the 38th annual HOSA-Future Health Professionals National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, Delaware students represented the First State in competitive events that included medical math, physical therapy and nursing assisting.
Delaware HOSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing their future in a career in healthcare.
The following students earned Top 10 HOSA honors:
1st - Dental Terminology Abigail Adams Sussex Technical High School
6th - Dental Terminology Kaitlyn Neibert Sussex Technical High School
8th - Dental Terminology Jennifer Linares Sussex Technical High School
1st - Health Career Display Lauren Rentz POLYTECH High School
1st - Health Career Display Lauren Lee POLYTECH High School
1st - Dental Science Hiten Patel Sussex Technical High School
2nd - Dental Science Thomas (TJ) Pinto Sussex Technical High School
10th - Emergency Medical Technician Shawna Killen St. Georges Technical HS
10th - Emergency Medical Technician Jazlyn Washington St. Georges Technical HS
8th - Nursing Assisting Renee Adams Sussex Technical High School