ATC shows appreciation for 70 Partners in Education

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it is safe to say it takes a community of partners to impart professional expertise in students. That’s why the Advanced Technology Center recently held an Appreciation Breakfast to thank the 70 Partners in Eduction and volunteers who support many of the school’s programs.

Guests were treated to a continental breakfast and awards ceremony where many of the school’s programs and partner’s were recognized.

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 Partner in Education, Richard Gutterman of Tri-Tronics, Ltd., is presented with a VBCPS partnership plaque at the ATC Appreciation Breakfast. The local electronics and security business assisted with the slicking process to help the division acquire the 235 computers donated by the VBPD for the VA STAR program. They also generously contributed over $5,300 in matching funds (as the school was awarded a $5.000 VBEF Schoolwide Grant) allowing the Future Business Leaders of America class to purchase laptops to support the Parent Technology Academy this past year. The nine-month computer education program developed and taught by students (and their teacher, Linda Lavender),  provides parents with hands-on computer sessions on topics such as word processing, internet, networking, buying computers and accessories, electronic entertainment, etc. The program is a parent outreach meant to give parents a better understanding of the expectations of students and to help them to assist their children with class assignments and projects.

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