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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.
During the summer I began an internship with The Capital Chamber of Commerce. It was quite the experience. As an Administrative Assistant intern I received phone calls from their members, prepared company letters, documents, and performed other office duties. I also learned how to streamline an office for efficiency, create e-mail distribution lists for their members and supporters, attended meetings and participated in Capitol Chamber events within the community. Through my experience working for the Chamber I now network with a host of entrepreneurs, small businesses owners, and corporate employees.
What started out as two-week assignment training in their office as Administrative support has now become a part-time internship for me and I love every bit of it. Not only do I receive training in the classroom at Metro Tech, but on the job as well. At the Chamber, I work alongside Ms. Sharron Jackson cialis without prescription and Ms. Aprille Franks-Hunt.
Ms. Jackson is a Industrial/Business Cooridinator in the Business and Economic Development Center for Metro Technology Centers, the BIS Coach on 1140 am and is the presiding Chairman of the Board for the Capitol Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Aprille Franks-Hunt is the Interim Executive Director for the Chamber and is also a business coach; motivational speaker; social media whiz; entrepreneur extraordinar; and author. Ms. Franks-Hunt has written a non-fictional book that will be released soon entitled, “Confessions of an Independent Woman”. Both ladies are great role models for me and I’m learning a lot about business and entrepreneurship through them. If you are thinking about starting your own business, I encourage you to seek out these two ladies on campus. Their offices and the Capital Chamber of Commerce are located inside the Economic Development Center building on Metro Tech’s Springlake campus. Be sure to check them out!
Bill Sparrow and Friends join students on Community Partners day at MCA. Bill and
the students meet in studio 112 for a lively jam session and music exchange.
Bill’s Guitar Class is providing an opportunity for MCA students to share their musical gifts with each other and the community. Additionally, other MTC employees like James Martin, are giving up their lunch breaks to drop in and
jam with the students. The class ranges from beginners to advanced and all points in between giving students an opportunity to explore the rewarding world of music.
Ultimately, a band will be formed from this gathering of musicians who will represent MTC/MCA at venues throughout the metro. For now, everyone is enjoying the process of finding their sound and creating something fresh along the way. Perhaps the next American music virtuoso will be an MTC/MCA graduate.
Every Wednesday at the Metro Career Academy, various community partners join the students in engaging activities. This is part of the MCA model of education to build relationships with the community.
On that morning in 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. Hijackers crashed a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. When passengers attempted to take control of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, preventing it from reaching its intended target in Washington, D.C. Nearly 3,000 died in the attacks.
As Oklahomans, we have felt a connection with the cities that were inflicted with terror. The phrases “We Will Never Forget” and “We Will Always Remember” represent a national sentiment that NYC, Washington D.C. and Oklahoma hold on to with their hearts.
If you would like to listen to stories, pay tribute or participate in the anniversary of 9/11, we would like to share some resources to help you on this journey.
The 9/11 Tribute Movement on 9/11day.org is asking for pledges of kindness and change. This site ask you to describe what you will do in the year of the 10th anniversary to “honor the victims, survivors and those that rose in service in response to the attacks”. There are many resources and a community to aid you in your tribute.
The Tribute WTC Visitors Center is a collection of names, tours and programs at the heart of the rebuilding of ground zero. The website, tributewtc.org, has resources for exploring 9/11 in the classroom or with family. All donations collected at the Center or online go to the victims and their families.
Sometimes just hearing the story of someone affected can lend you
to a reflective moment you can connect with. National Public Radio has been documenting stories since that day and is airing the
series; Living 9/11 in honor of the anniversary.
Please share with us other resourses and words of reflection in the comments.
All Metro Tech students are invited to listen to one of the nation’s premier story tellers, Donald Davis. Mr. Davis will be speaking at the BCC Auditorium on September 8th from 9 to 10 am. Refreshments will be provided.
This rare opportunity for Metro Tech students was provided by an anonymous donor. Mr. Davis will be performing at the Arts Council of Oklahoma City on September 9th and 10th at the annual Story Telling Festival.
If you are a student at Metro Tech and are interested in attending this event, inform your instructor in order for them to RSVP.
Donald Davis is a featured teller at the Smithsonian Institution, the World’s Fair, festivals and concerts throughout the United States and the world. Davis is a prolific author and producer of books and tapes of his works; a master teacher of workshops and storytelling courses and a guest host for the National Public Radio Program “Good Evening”
For Donald Davis, storytelling is a way of giving and living life. He invites each listener to come along, to pull deep inside for one’s own stories, to personally share and co-create the common experiences that celebrate the creative spirit. For Donald Davis storytelling “…is not what I do for a living…it is
how I do all that I do while I am living.”
how I do all that I do while I am living.”
I live in an inspired world. Filling lives with hope and planting seeds of wonderful dreams. The people I encounter are just as I see them but less of what they see. Cultivating others is what I
enjoy. Taking something from good to great is a challenge. I desire to search the person for the pearls we each posses and help others understand their value.
Every day my life is changed when I encounter all the beauty my students radiate. I don’t see the negative labels others place on them. I simply see what is beneath the surface and I desire to go deep sea diving in their worlds and bring them to life.
By: Ms C.
Bright, colorful, alive
The past does not define you
The present is your gift
Destined for greatness
Only deterred by poor decisions
Your path is yours to walk
Stopping often to enjoy the beauty around you
The future genius
The future parent
The next great thing
If only you can imagine
The career you choose
The specialness you posses
The world needs you to survive
The world needs your unique gifts and talents
Your present welcomes you
Your past releases you
Your future awaits you
Coming to a classroom near you,
Happy Spring Break!! This is a great week to take time for my favorite things that start with “R”=> restore, renew, rest and revamp. For the “Super Nerds” like me, I desire to create opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. So this week is no different. I do plan to frolic and enjoy this lovely week but I enjoy what I do so much that I had to find a way to continue to motivate students.
So I am reviewing a great DVD titled:
The Motivation Breakthrough, Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child by Richard Lavoie.
This DVD focuses on helping educators better understand how to motivate the “forgotten” student who is constantly lost and bored in the traditional arena of education. Students learning styles and modes of understanding are varied and their style of learning is different, and this child must be reached!
As a Career Specialist I desire to constantly evolve and work dilegently to reach this “forgotten” student. I can never be satisified with what I know but I must work to evolve
just as my students evolve. Being a natural life-long learner allows me to stay rooted, interested and curious in the world around me and I hope to plant this same seed.
So for now I am going to take some time and explore my “forgotten” student. Living inspired is what I encourage everyone to do. So this week take some time and slow down to enjoy everything around you. Try something that peeks your curiosity and have some fun being yourself. Life is a celebration!
Quote for the week:
Coming to a classroom near you,
”You Better Eat Your WHEATIES” if you are going to be a part of Ms. Samuels Administative Assistant program and team! We hit the ground running in August 2010. We have worked on everything from program assignments and activities, Business Professionals of America (BPA) meetings, professional development and community service projects. Tis the season of giving (of oneself) and Mrs. Samuels class does our share of participating in many community outreach events. Please enjoy the photos from some of the fun and inspiring events we have worked on this year.
United Way and Metro Tech Foundation Garage Sale
Suicide Prevention Walk at the OKC ZOO
We have had such a busy semester and are looking forward to the new year. The Administrative Assistant class will be filling job positions near you. Be on the look out for these exceptional “Champions”!
WOW !! Some mornings I don’t know what I would do if we did not have our ITC Breakfast during our first break.
When ITC started serving cereal every morning during first break it was much appreciated by many students (me included). Many mornings I would run out of time getting ready for school and did not eat breakfast at home. So about 8 or 8:30 I would begin to get hungry and my stomach would start growling. That’s when I could not concentrate very much on my schoolwork. But then I would eat some cereal and was good until lunch time. Thank you everyone in ITC for contributing the cereal, milk, bowls,spoons and gloves so this can be possible.
Metro Tech students are giving back to the community in a big way. This year, Surgical Technology and Graphic Design students are hosting clothing drives. South Bryant students are sponsoring Townsend Elementary school and Surgical Tech students are sponsoring Martin Luther King Elementary and Edwards Elementary.
Graphic Design students are collecting items through December 6th for their “Warming the Winter” drive. Please bring your gently worn or new items to the South Bryant Campus Graphic Design classroom during school hours.
Surgical Tech students are collecting items through December 10th for their “Operation Gloves for Warmth” drive. Their goal is to collect 700 pairs of gloves for 700 students. They are excepting all winter clothing that follows. You can find collection boxes in all sites on the Springlake campus and, soon, on all Metro Tech campuses.
Items needed for ages 4 – 11: