Triplett Tech students prepare for state level competitions

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Students from Shenandoah County Public School’s Triplett Tech will compete in two upcoming state level competitions in Virginia Beach next month.

Eight students will travel to the State FCCLA competition April 12th-14th to compete in the Food Innovations competition for students of the culinary arts and the Focus on Children competition for students studying early childhood education.

This is the first time Triplett Tech Students have advanced to the state level FCCLA Competition.

Fifteen other Triplett Tech students who placed at the district level SkillsUSA competition will move on to the state competition April 19th-21st to compete in skills like masonry, bricklaying, carpentry, cosmetology, and more.

Triplett Tech Principal Todd Lynn said, “These contests allow our students to showcase what they have learned here at Triplett Tech. Their skills are a testament to the hard work and dedication of both our students and staff.”

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SCPS announces grant recipients

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Shenandoah County Public Schools announced the recipients of grants for 2024 from the Moore Educational Trust.

In total, nine grants were awarded for nearly $180,000.

Mountain View High School and Massanutten Regional Governor’s School were awarded $65,300 to implement a functional, accessible, and sustainable living watershed laboratory and outdoor learning space at the high school.

This will provide hands-on learning experiences for all grades and field trip opportunities for elementary and middle schools.

$35,000 of funding will support the Shenandoah Education Foundation’s continuation of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which currently provides over 1,300 children with books per month.

Signal Knob Middle School received $27,625 to construct an outdoor classroom built by Signal Knob FFA and Triplett Tech students.

Some of the other projects included virtual reality learning experiences, support for photography classes, and expanded music instruction.

A full list of awarded grants is available here.

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SCPS awarded $114,000 grant to fund new program

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The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation awarded a $114,167.00 grant to Shenandoah County Public Schools to fund start-up costs for a new Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Aide program at Triplett Tech.

The funds will cover equipment, textbooks, and the first year salary and benefits for the instructor.

The Foundation has been an avid supporter of SCPS health science programs, previously providing grants for a new EMT simulator ambulance, Anatomage Tables, and funding short-term credentials for scholars in phlebotomy.

Todd Lynn, Supervisor of CTE and Workforce Outreach said, “The OT/PT Aide program will allow students to start careers immediately in these high-demand and high-wage fields once they successfully complete the program at Triplett Tech. They can also go on to two-year or four-plus-year secondary programs to earn additional credentials.”

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New CTE programs coming to Triplett Tech

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Shenandoah County Public Schools announced the addition of two new career and technical education programs for the 2023-2024 school year.

HVAC and Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy aide programs will soon be available to all Triplett Tech students.

The School Board voted to approve the $330,000 of funding needed for the programs at a budget meeting held on April 27th.

Included in the funding is $150,000 for materials and supplies and $180,000 for salaries and benefits of instructors.

Both programs will allow students to start careers immediately in high demand and high paying jobs once they have successfully completed the courses at Triplett Tech.

Shenandoah County Public Schools plans to continue developing CTE programs to expand opportunities for more students to find in-demand jobs upon graduation.

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