The Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, one of Hillwood High School’s Academy of Business and Hospitality’s business partners, recently provided training to the students and staff in the Academy. Trainings provided include Customer Service, All Access Disability Sensitivity Training and Nashville Backstage, a training that shares valuable insight into Nashville's history and tourist attractions. This is the same training provided to employees in the hospitality arena in Nashville.
More than 60 people helped celebrate the grand opening of the new GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Lab in the Pearl-Cohn 9th Grade Academy. The GIS Lab is an outgrowth of a partnership between the Pearl-Cohn 9th Grade Academy and Tennessee State University’s Geographic Information Sciences Lab, as well as the university’s Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement. Dr. David A. Padgett, associate professor of geography at TSU, is the coordinator of this project. Ms Charlie Hall and Ms Gwendolyn Adams, geography teachers at the academy, are the classroom teachers who are involved in the project. During the celebration, several academy students presented PowerPoint presentations pertaining to natural disasters and regional demographics. In addition, students from TSU did presentations on natural resources and GIS maps.
The MNPS Career Exploration Fair, held in early November, keeps on giving. Not only did nearly 4,000 freshman have access to local business men and women, post-secondary opportunities, and educational opportunities, several are now also on the receiving end of special gifts donated by some of the events' partners. The winners are: Angela C., a student at Hunters Lane, won an iPod courtesy of Shoney's. Korteisha N. of Hunters Lane, Jennifer L. of Overton, Perrishea J. of McGavock, and Adam B. of Hillwoood received 30 Shoney's gift cards. Cornerstone Financial provided a four-pack of movie tickets to Austin B. of Glencliff, Daisy D. of Hillwood, Kamran B. of Overton, and Jackson M. of McGavock. Damir B. of Overton received an iPad courtesy of Building Trades. Veronica M., a freshman at Antioch High School, was the winner of a new laptop, courtesy of Bridgetsone!
McGavock High School will host a college fair, Tueday, Nov. 23, at 12:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than more than 10 colleges and universities. Students will also get the speak persons from vocational schools and military branches. Information and material about lottery scholarships will be available as well. Colleges and universities in attendance are:Austin Peay State UniversityUniversity of Tennessee at ChattanoogaHiwassee CollegeUniversity of MemphisVol State Community CollegeTennessee State UniversityLipscomb UniversityUniversity of Tennessee at KnoxvilleCumberland UniversityMiddle Tennessee State UniversityTennessee Tech UniversityDaymore InstituteFisk UniversityPaul MitchellAquinas College
Veronica M., a freshman at Antioch High School, was the winner of a new laptop, courtesy of Bridgetsone! Veronica was one of nearly 4,000 students who attended the MNPS Career Exploration Fair in early November. She put her name in a drawing and came out the big winner!