More than 330 eight graders from Stephens Middle School recently took a field trip to McKay High School to learn about Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs they can join as freshmen next fall.
“We’ve been really happy with the showcase process and we’re getting students in the right programs,” said McKay Assistant Principal David Wood.
McKay CTE programs include: Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Business and Marketing, Computer Programming and Engineering, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts and Nursing.
Teacher Gerald Hosler talks with Stephens Middle School students about the Agriculture program at McKay High School during the Royal Scots’ CTE Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Mr. Hosler is also the faculty advisor for the Salem-Keizer Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.
One of Automotive Technology teacher Noel Thiel’s students shares with Stephens Middle School eighth graders information about opportunities in the CTE program.
Students in the Business and Marketing program learn how to handle money at the Maps Credit Union branch at McKay. Teacher Carl Garner talks with Stephens students about opportunities they can explore.
Students in the Business and Marketing program learn how to run a business in the Scot Shop, where McKay students can buy snacks. Teacher Roy Adams talks with Stephens students about things they can learn.
Computer Programming and Engineering teacher Katrina Hull shares her enthusiasm for STEM with Stephens students at the McKay CTE Showcase. Mrs. Hull was recognized for educational excellence with a 2018 Crystal Apple Award by the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation.
McKay students in teacher Michelle Zielinski’s Construction Technology program show Stephen’s students how to safely operate equipment during the McKay CTE Showcase.
McKay Culinary Arts teacher Chris Feskens showed Stephens students the outdoor cafe area adjacent to his classroom during McKay’s CTE Showcase. Teacher Amy Holcomb also works with students in the Royal Scots’ Culinary Arts program.
Nursing teacher Carol Martinez works with Stephens students at the McKay CTE Showcase for eighth graders. Teacher Amanda Rivera also instructs students in this program.