10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Spring Opening Assembly (10 am &1:30 pm)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Spring Open House
New Directions to ATEC
(Logan Road closed at Hwy 1/GPS has old directions)
Congratulations to Mrs. Bradshaw's Health Science class for winning the Red Ribbon Week Peanut Butter Drive contest. The second place winner was Mrs. Gilson's Agriculture class and third place was Ms. Teal's Cosmetology class. A total of 1,211 jars were collected for the Christian Community Ministries. Thanks again to all who participated.
Thanks to the Mark Mason family who own the Lugoff Automotive Group. They have agreed to provide paid internships for a number of our second and third level automotive technology students who met hiring criteria at the group's local dealerships which include Lugoff Toyota, Lugoff Ford and Carolina Chrysler Dodge. As of now, four students are participating in these paid internships, which include part-time work after school hours and on Saturdays. Congratulations to Trent Johnson and Brandon Harris, who are at Lugoff Ford, Hunter Horton who is at Lugoff Toyota and Vance Outlaw who is at Carolina Chrysler Dodge. We are hopeful that later in the school year additional students will qualify as positions become available. Larry Watkins is the program instructor.
To address stress Lisa Riente from Blue Dog Yoga in Camden came to ATEC and taught the students stress relieving breathing techniques and Hatha yoga poses. Proper breathing and relaxation techniques have proven to slow the heart rate, clear the mind and relieve stress. Another concept she presented to the students was .b (dot b). This is a way for teens to become mindful and to stop, breath, think, then react to avoid being impulsive and making dangerous decisions.
Henry Powers of Powers and Gregory Heating & Air, an ATEC alumni and now a successful local business owner, conducted our first Tech Talk session with a group of students on March 1. Tech Talks was launched to help students make real life connections between what is learned in the classroom and how it transfers to a job site. Preparing students by teaching them technical and employability skills makes them more marketable in a competitive work force. ATEC plans to invite different business leaders each month to speak to students in an informal Q & A type discussion. If you would like to donate your time and expertise please contact Kim Morgan at 425-8982 for further information.
May 12, 2016 - Garrit Strunga, a Camden High School junior in ATEC’s fall semester graphic communications class, was recently presented with The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) 2016 Student Achievement Award for high school students.
February 15, 2016 - Applications for the 2016-17 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county’s high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
January 27, 2016 - The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month with its spring semester open house on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend.
Nov. 9, 2015 - U.S. Army Recruiting Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. Troy Kok, the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Columbia and students from the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will show case a “new” Army helicopter.
August 21, 2015 - Katie Gilson, agricultural instructor at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC), has been honored with the Outstanding Young Member Award by the National Association of Agricultural Educators for both South Carolina and the southeast region.
May 13, 2015 - At its meeting last night, the Kershaw County School Board voted to approve Gordon Morris as the director for ATEC starting with the 2015-16 school year.