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KHS Engineering Students at NASA Engineering Students at NASA2017-12-05T15:34:12Z<div class="ExternalClass12DA2D4EABF44CF8AC1FD1B992572F7E"><p></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><img alt="Two KHS students smiling & holding their Texas High School Aerospace Scholars brochure." src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/KHS%20Engineering%20Science.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font color="#000000"></font></font></font> </p><p>Out of 9 High schools with engineering, <strong>Sarah Foy </strong>and <strong>Dylan Koch</strong> from Katy High School were the only students to be accepted into the NASA Aerospace Scholars Program.</p><p><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">High School Aerospace Scholars</span></a> (HAS) is a unique educational experience that combines online learning and face to face interaction with real engineers and scientists at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The program not only inspires, engages and educates students, but also helps create a new workforce ready to serve our nation's future space exploration. </p><p>During the school year they'll have the opportunity to participate in:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Interactive lessons on NASA activities related to space exploration, earth science, technology, and aeronautics</li><li>Design challenges such as 3D drawing, video creation, interactive poster design</li><li>Virtual chats with NASA engineers and scientists</li></ul><p>Selected students will be invited to NASA for a week-long residential summer experience of:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Team projects and briefings directed by NASA engineers and scientists</li><li>Hands-on design challenge and engineering activities to plan a mission to Mars</li><li>Tours of NASA facilities. </li></ul><p>Sarah took Mrs. Drake's Engineering Science course last school year and it now at Miller for Practicum in STEM Engineering. Dylan is currently in Mrs. Drake's Engineering Science course.</p></div>
Mayde Creek Strong Creek Strong2017-09-22T14:36:27Z<div class="ExternalClass1B18E09C3DA644109E41A4CFF82616F5"><p>The MCHS Video Production students did a great job on their first production by Rampt UP Studios!</p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span style="color:black;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0000ff" size="3"></font></span></a></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
See What's Happening in CTE at MRHS What's Happening in CTE at MRHS2018-02-13T16:23:41Z<div class="ExternalClassC57A00BF08364E24B2065B432A666910"><p>Career & Technical Education classes are alive and well at MRHS. Their classes offer students a variety of learning experiences and opportunities to showcase their talents.</p><p><img alt="Metal Greenhouse frame, female student with heifer, 1 male & 3 female FBLA students" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MRHS%20CTE%20HAPPENINGS%20(495x640).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </p></div>
Miller Career & Technology Center Open House a HUGE Success! Career & Technology Center Open House a HUGE Success!2018-02-13T17:58:20Z<div class="ExternalClass553CD47F4EB746E1A7708134080F0941"><p>​<img alt="Students & parents by Pharmacy lab" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.1%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="students & parents inside pharmacy lab" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.3%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="students & parents outside manufacturing lab" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.4%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="students & parents inside manufacturing lab" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.5%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="syudents & parents inside classroom lab" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.6%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="manufacturing teacher talking to students & parents in classroom" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.7%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="female teacher talking to students & parents in classroom" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.8%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="students & parents in classroom" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.9%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="students & parents in hallway" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.10%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="teacher talking to stdents & parents in classroom" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.11%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="teacher talking to students & parents in classroom" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.12%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="students & parents in classroom" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.13%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="teacher talking to students & parents in classroom" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC_OpenHouse2018.14%20(640x480).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p></div>
Dallas Bergstrom our Katy Harvey Hero Bergstrom our Katy Harvey Hero2017-09-28T20:40:18Z<div class="ExternalClassDC17FFC730874D2C98A17F412797BEA5"><p>​<span data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$cjds_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$ppPrt7-8uz.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.u.1.0.2">Engineering teacher at Miller Career & Technology Center and former McMeans Junior High teacher who waded through receding floodwaters and showed up in hundreds of homes with work boots, gloves, a wet vac, and a smile and helped friends who he had just met by ripping out carpet, cutting out sheetrock and removing debris.  Dallas worked hours on end and would then go to the next home to help others in need of demo.</span></p><p><span data-reactid=".0.$SITE_ROOT.$desktop_siteRoot.$PAGES_CONTAINER.$centeredContent.$inlineContent.$SITE_PAGES.$cjds_DESKTOP.$inlineContent.$ppPrt7-8uz.$inlineContent.0.$child.$0.$inlineContent.$1.$5.$0.$richTextContainer.u.1.0.2"><a href=""></a></span></p></div>
Arcade Day for SPED Students Day for SPED Students2017-10-09T20:55:39Z<div class="ExternalClassA44BC3B321C8487890E7DA785EA1CA5E"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="background:white;margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:#262626;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:10pt;">Concepts of Engineering students created interactive arcades and taught SPED students how to play. Students won tickets from the arcade games and exchanged them for prizes at the Saber Prize Corner.<img alt="Arcade.jpg" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Arcade.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Arcade2.2.jpg" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Arcade2.2.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Arcade3.2.jpeg" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Arcade3.2.jpeg" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></div>
Bistro Soft Opening a Success Soft Opening a Success2017-10-11T14:01:06Z<div class="ExternalClass7736BAECB9AB46C5A368D483E459427B"><p>​Thanks to all the familiy, friends and community that came out to support the culinary arts program<img alt="Chef Gumm excited about the delicious assortments of food displayed" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC3.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Candle, footballs & fall colored flowers in a football vase on a table at Bistro" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC4.jpg" style="font-size:14px;margin:5px;" />​​<img alt="Student serving a delicious carrot cake for the soft opening" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC2.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Community members seated in Bistro" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Ms. Delaney talks with the students in the kitchen at Bistro" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC9.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Culinary students preparing sandwiches in the Bistro kitchen" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC5.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Plate of white rice & 2 tacos with pico on the side" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC7.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Watermelon shaped helmet with green & red fruit on a platter" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MCTC6.jpg" style="font-size:14px;margin:5px;" />​</p></div>
Culinary Arts Farm to Table program begins Arts Farm to Table program begins2017-10-17T14:39:05Z<div class="ExternalClass5959DB2D9B844D288917341EDA4D598E"><p>​MCTC Culinary Arts students begin their Farm to Table program with the help of local business partners.</p><p><img alt="Culinary students are outside planting rows of vegetables" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/Farm%20to%20table.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> </p></div>
Morton Ranch Students take Innovative Approach to Replacing Greenhouses Ranch Students take Innovative Approach to Replacing Greenhouses2017-12-05T15:35:10Z<div class="ExternalClassC3BA7955E04F44DC8BDF0306EA43DF2B"><p>​<img alt="3 Katy ISD empolyees & 2 Ag students in the Ag shop" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/MRHS%20-%20Katy%20Times%20Greenhouse.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>“This has all come together because we have taken an innovative approach to replacing things,” said Lance Nauman, Risk Management, Katy ISD. “It’s innovative, it’s collaborative.”</p><p>Nauman is referring to the greenhouse at Stanley Elementary, 26633 Cinco Terrace Dr., Katy. Nauman, Guy James, KISD Ag Specialist; Charlie Boyce, FFA teacher at Morton Ranch High School, the KISD Maintenance Department, along with students in Boyce’s Ag Mechanic classes at Morton Ranch, not only replaced the destroyed greenhouse, but also built a second one.</p><p>“The downstream impact on investment to the district is not just sim​ply buying another greenhouse; it’s the educational experience, the collaboration between the ESC, the campus. It’s the way it should be,” said James.</p><div data-refreshable="true" data-region="fixed-big-ad-top-asset"></div><div class="tncms-region hidden-print"></div><p>The district saved $8-9,000 by teaching and letting the students build the structures.</p><p>“It doubled the footprint, doubled the facility at Stanley Elementary that they had before,” added Boyce.</p><p>“When Guy came to me to build the greenhouse for Stanley, he gave me some basic information about the size, and we went from there,” said Boyce. “Simplicity is the biggest part … 8 feet tall, 16 feet long, 8 feet wide; that way you have no waste whenever you’re cutting the material.”</p><p>Dustin Johannsen was one of the Morton Ranch students involved in the project.</p><p>“I was in a block class at the time, a two period course out of my school day versus one that a normal student takes, one period. We went into the Ag Mechanics (shop) after lunch every day, worked, and we built all sorts of projects. These greenhouses were one of them,” Johannsen said. “We built the frames inside the shop. We had to take into consideration the size of the shop bay doors to make sure we could get it out of the shop when finished. We took a whole lot of things into consideration.”</p><p>Joshua Carney, another student said he had never built anything like this before. The framework was built out of square tubing.</p><p>“I thought it was pretty cool. Teacher helped out a lot,” Carney said.</p><p>Boyce explained to the entire class what they were about to undertake. What kind of material would be used and dimensions. Each person in the entire class made a drawing of the building and put together their idea of what it would cost to build it, including material, hardware, and what it would cost in labor if they were a company bidding the job.</p><p>“He already made his cost estimate, and he wanted us to do the same,” said Johannsen. “We went back over our bid, and he explained to us how his made better sense. My original was wrong, I had to go back and listen to him re-explain (every thing). There were a few people in the class that were actually on the dot, bid it the same as him. It was really cool to go and do that as a class.”</p><div data-refreshable="true" data-region="fixed-big-ad-middle-asset"></div><div class="tncms-region hidden-print"></div><p>Boyce said that the cost is the biggest surprise to the kids…”real world applications.”</p><p>“We cut all the parts for both of them, but kept them separated,” said Johannsen. “We laid everything out in shop. As we built one, we kind of just figured it out, figured the best way to do things. It just made building the second one easier.”</p><p>“Out of 10 kids in the block class, you will have three or four who do the cutting; three or four will tack up the frames and two or three that will do the welding,” Boyce said of the construction sequence. “I know these kids, get to know them, and get to know what they are good at.”</p><p>Once everything was signed off on, James said it took about two weeks to build the greenhouses. KISD Maintenance moved the completed structures to Stanley and set them up.</p><p>“The best part was that this started over in the administration building as a project that students were to build at Morton Ranch and would be used by students at Stanley,” said James. “It encompassed the entire school district, from administration down to the elementary school, and we saved close to $9,000. We saved money by using the resources here at the school.”</p><p>Morton Ranch principal, Julie Hinson, said she was proud of the FFA program at Morton Ranch.</p><p>“We have a horticulture class. How much can you really learn without being able to grow something? We know how to do it; let’s build one for our school.” Boyce replied, “We are going to build one more this year, and this one will be for the Morton Ranch High School campus.”</p></div>
Tays JH Engineering Students Create a Vertical Hydroponics Farm JH Engineering Students Create a Vertical Hydroponics Farm2018-02-13T15:50:33Z<div class="ExternalClass9332C1D8D40645C4987BDEEC4D07702B"><p>​<img alt="Vertical hydroponic farm made out of white pipes" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/Vertical%20Hydroponics%20Farm1.1.24.18.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="vertical hydroponic farm" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/Vertical%20Hydroponics%20Farm8.1.24.18.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Vertical hydroponic farm" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/Vertical%20Hydroponics%20Farm11.1.24.18.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="black water spout" src="/dept/cte/PublishingImages/Vertical%20Hydroponics%20Farm3.1.24.18.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></p></div>
Miller Career Cosmetology Services Available to the Public Career Cosmetology Services Available to the Public2017-09-28T15:58:19Z<div class="ExternalClassB9EB0EBFE8BB4C85B372B542B89B287B"><p style="color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Miller Career and Technology Center (MCTC) Cosmetology Salon is now open for community customers!! </p><p style="color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Katy ISD's Cosmetology program has some well qualified students who have been training in the fundamentals of skin, hair and nail care.  In a salon-like environment, the MCTC cosmetology students are constantly learning artistic business practices to prepare them for the workforce.  Some of the services include haircuts, thermal styling, formal up-dos, waxing, facials, manicures and pedicures among other services.</p><p style="color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Book your beauty essentials today by calling 281-237-7566 or visit the<span> </span><a href="/campus/MCTC/Documents/Cosmo%20Flyer%20Jan.%202017.pdf" style="color:#c40000;text-decoration:none;">MCTC Cosmetology Department website.</a></p><p style="color:#222222;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.3px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><img alt="Cosmo 2017 flyer.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Cosmo%202017%20flyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p></div>

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