Archive for January, 2012
We are the Metro Tech Hunger Fighters, a group of four students that want to make a difference for the hungry in OKC. We are students in Metro Tech’s Biomedical Sciences Academy. As part of our community service project for HOSA, we chose to support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (RFBO).
Please meet two of the MT Hunger Fighters and learn a little bit about why the issue of hunger is important to them.
Elizabeth Morris, 16, grew up in Oklahoma City. She comes from a large family and understands the importance of food to feed her family. Elizabeth has a huge heart for her community and is excited to push the Hunger Fighters mission to its fullest potential.
Melanie Stromie, 17, has experienced the struggle of making ends meet at home. Her family had money problems and at times it was hard keeping food on the table. She wants to help feed other families that know what hunger feels like. Melanie is proud to be a MT Hunger Fighter!
The MT Hunger Fighters chose to support the buy cialis RFBO after touring the facility. “We did an exercise to try to find food on a limited or non-existent budget, Melanie said. “We saw firsthand how RFBO grows some of their own food and distributes food to feed OKCs hungry”.
This year, the Hunger Fighters are raising awareness about hunger by visiting their peers and at elementary schools about talking to them about resources and ways to help fight hunger in Oklahoma. “We will be hosting food drives and a fundraising run,” Elizabeth said. “We really want to spread our message and gain even more momentum”. The Hunger Fighters are hoping to host
a run on the Metro Tech Springlake campus on March 30, 2012.
We care about our community. We are students who believe we can make a difference. We are the Metro Tech Hunger Fighters.
Please show your support by liking our Facebook page to learn about our upcoming events.
Metro Technology Centers and the Community Action Agency are offering FREE Tax Preparation Assistance. Metro Tech’s Parent Resource Center (PRC) is hosting the tax assistance for the third year. This year it is located in the new Metro Career Academy at 1901 Springlake Drive. Assistance is available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Several Metro Tech students were trained in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) software. PRC Coordinator, Carole Brown says this opportunity gives the students a chance to work with community members. “I hope the community
takes advantage of this service,” Brown said. “It is right here in our neighborhood.”
Those who cialis 10mg participate in the tax assistance will need to bring their W-2 or 1099 forms, a picture I.D., and social security numbers for all individuals claimed on tax returns. Call 232-0199 for more information or visit our Facebook event.
Cedric Lomarr Cudjoe II was a great friend to many within the Metro Tech family. We would like to remember Cedric as he will be greatly missed. Regardless of Cedric’s health challenges, he brought joy to Metro Tech and was happy to share his good spirits with everyone. Cedric has been on dialysis and on a kidney donor list for the past nine years. Cedric and his wife, Felicia Cox-Cudjoe, made a Youtube video asking for anyone who found it in their hearts to donate a buy cialis kidney. Sadly, that request was not fulfilled.
During his time as a Career Advisor at Metro Tech, Cedric used his ability to make everyone feel comfortable. “He was able to encourage prospective students who were unsure of themselves to realize their capabilities,” Camilla Riley, Chief Officer of Guidance and Academic Services (Cedric’s boss and friend) said. mexican pharmacy online “He befriended many of us at Metro Tech. If you knew him, whether as Cedric or Lomarr, you were truly blessed,” Riley said.
Cedric thought of Metro Tech as his home and extended family. In November 2011, he sent an email to thank everyone for the support he had received from MTC after a stay in the hospital. “Metro Tech is truly the best place to not only to call a career…….but to call HOME due to the simple fact that we are all one big FAMILY!!!!!! Again thank you greatly and please keep me and my family in your prayers and know that you are in mine!!!” Cedric Lomarr Cudjoe II
Funeral Services are Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 am.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church
5700 N. Kelley Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
More information can be found at Temple & Sons website.
Please keep Cedric’s family in your thoughts and take a moment to remember him. We encourage you to post your thoughts and prayers in the comments.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.
Most Americans have heard the speech, “I Have a Dream” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The legacy of Dr. King represents America’s history of civil rights: the struggle African-Americans and supporters faced and the hurdles our nation overcame to accept that all races are equal.
We would like to reflect on this important time in history and honor Dr. King on Monday, generic viagra online January 16th. Metro Tech will be closed for this momentous holiday. Please, reflect on the dream we now know as truth.
Below is a video about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr created by the Biography Channel.
Metro Technology Center’s Legal Office Services Business Professionals of America (BPA) students partnered with Dove Academy for a clothing drive. Business attire donated by everyone supported the MCA clothing closet and all other clothing items were collected on behalf of Dove Academy to support children and adults in third world countries. Legal Office Services buy viagra online also collected clean, gently used coats and jackets as part of the One Warm Coat community service project. Coats and clothing items of all shapes and sizes were given in support of the drive.
One Warm Coat is dedicated to distributing reusable coats, free of charge directly to local children and adults. The program is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets that you no longer need.
All donated coats and jackets will be given to the City Rescue Mission for distribution. Students dropped off coats between October 1, 2011 – December 9, 2011.
Special thanks to Jamsine Digital Graphics www.jasminedg.com.
January is School Board Recognition Month, and Metro Technology Centers is joining other school districts across the state to gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions local school board members make to their communities.
The School Board’s job is to establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, ensure schools are accountable to the community, and strongly advocate continuous improvement in student learning. Metro Tech Superintendent Dr. James Branscum says the Metro Tech board members have a tremendous responsibility preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s leadership. “School board members serve countless hours working to enhance the quality of education students receive. They are the voice of their communities, serving in the best interest of students,” said Branscum.
Metro Tech proudly joins educators and community members in saluting these education advocates as they provide leadership for student achievement, academic and career education programs, district funding, and school facilities. “Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of the community’s students and stakeholders,” said Branscum. “These individuals deserve recognition and thanks for
their commitment and dedication to the continuing success of students and schools,” he said.
The men and women serving Metro Technology Centers are Dr. Donna Neal Thomas, District 5, Board President; Elizabeth A. Richards, District 3, Board Vice President; Ron Perry, District 1, Board Clerk; E. Elaine buy cialis Schuster, District 4; Sarah McKinney, District 2; Patricia Means, District 7; and Jim Huff, District 7.
I would like to welcome guest blogger and fellow student, Kandace Dyer. She comes to us from Accounting & Financial Services to share her story of giving thanks to the teachers at ITC who make a difference in our lives.
Information of Technology Center Students came together on December 7, 2011 to give thanks and appreciation
to all the instructors. Students prepared viagra a luncheon at the ACE campus. The instructors were quite surprised and enjoyed the moment. They received gifts from the students including a decoratively framed, hand-made certificate, a bag of candy, a cup reading “Teachers are a gift, they touch our lives forever” and a Mexican feast courtesy of Taco Rico. The instructors of the ITC building are very inspirational, and caring. They always supply us with encouragment and play a vital role in our lives. We appreciate all of the wonderful things they do for us as a site. We can’t forget Mr. Plemons and his Administration staff as well. Thank you! This was a well deserved appreciation presentation.