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PPSD Annual Notice of Recruitment

Public Notice

Pearl Public School District
Notice of Recruitment

 

The Pearl Public School District is an equal opportunity employer and educator.  The following career and technical education courses are offered on the Pearl High School campus for students in grades 9-12: Family and Consumer Science and Exploring Computer Science. Students of Pearl Public School District also have the opportunity to enroll in programs offered at the Pearl Rankin Career and Technical Center. Those programs include: Architecture and Drafting, Automotive Services, Business/Marketing/Finance, Collision Repair, Construction Core, Culinary Arts, Digital Media Technology, Early Childhood Services, Health Sciences, Simulation and Animation Design, Welding, and Work-Based Learning. The following career and technical education courses are also offered in grades 6-8: Cyber Foundations I, Cyber Foundations II, and STEM.

Course Descriptions

  • Architecture and Drafting—Architecture and Drafting is a pathway in the Architecture and Construction career cluster. Study in this program allows each student to produce workable drawings on the drawing board and with the computer. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be qualified for an entry-level drafting or related position or may pursue postsecondary education. Skills developed through the course of study assist students in meeting requirements for the ADDA certification. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in career and technical student organizations, including SkillsUSA.
  • Automotive Services—The Automotive Mechanics program teaches basic automotive, brake, electrical, steering, and suspension system services.  Students are provided with foundation skills related to engine fuel performance, cooling systems, and air conditioning/heating systems.
  • Business/Marketing/Finance—The Business/Marketing/Finance program is designed to prepare students to conduct the critical business functions associated with directing the flow of products and services from the producer to the consumer.  Students will learn marketing concepts in relation to sports marketing management, entrepreneurship, fashion merchandising, and Web-based marketing.
  • Collision Repair—Automotive Collision Repair is an instructional program in which students will learn spot painting, major body repair, paint damage estimating, shop management, body alignment, pin striping and trim, and gas and mig welding.
  • Construction Core—In the Construction program, students will learn basic frame carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, masonry e.g., (bricklaying and concrete), woodworking power tools, and machinery operation.
  • Culinary Arts—The Culinary Arts program includes classroom and hands-on lab experiences in a commercial kitchen that will prepare students for employment or continuing education in the food service industry.  The culinary arts program incorporates the National Restaurant Associations ProStart learning objectives.  Students will learn about many of the aspects of the culinary, restaurant, and hospitality industry to include front-of-the house and back-of-the house skills.
  • Cyber Foundations I (CF I) is an instructional program that prepares individuals to effectively use technology in learning, communication, and life skills. The complete program is composed of two courses, CF I and CF II.  In CF I, students will gain experience in digital citizenship, technology applications, career exploration, and fundamental computing concepts.  These foundational skills will not only prepare students for CF II, but it will also provide them with the basic tools for becoming successful in the future workforce. Taken from http://rcu.msstate.edu/Curriculum/CurriculumDownload.aspx.
  • Cyber Foundations II (CF II) is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to effectively use technology in learning, communication, and life and introduces them to the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills used in computing and that impact every career field. Students in cyber foundations II complete studies in interpersonal and self-directional skills, basic technology operation and technology concepts, ethical issues in technology, technology communication tools, lab management and networking, database applications, graphic design applications, and career preparation. Taken from https://www.rcu.msstate.edu/Curriculum/CurriculumDownload.aspx#565631-computer-science.
  • Digital Media Technology—This program is designed for students who wish to develop, design, and implement projects in the fast-growing field of digital media.  Emphasis is on the techniques and tools used in digital media and the creative design or content of such media.  Both theoretical and activity-based learning are provided for students who wish to develop and enhance their competencies and skills.  The course focuses on the basic areas of computer graphics, multimedia, and animation.  Exposure to state-of-the-art equipment is given through advice by experts from within the industry.  The comprehensive project component provides practical experience towards developing a portfolio of work.
  • Early Childhood Services—This program is designed to provide training in the area of childcare and development.  The first year begins with an introduction to the childcare profession focusing on child development, guidance and behavior, and age appropriate activities.  Second year students continue classroom instruction on program planning and childcare management while participating in an internship at selected childcare facilities.
  • Family and Consumer Science—This program exposes students to a wide variety of coursework in multiple disciplines. This includes consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics, human development, interior design, textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects.
  • Health Sciences—The Health Sciences program includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will provide students with an overview of the health-care field. The clinical experience will begin to prepare students for careers in occupations predicted to have a high number of available jobs in the next 10 years including registered nurses, nurse aides, practical nurses, and home health aides.  
  • Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus on the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers, and societal and ethical issues. Taken from the Exploring Computer Science Curriculum.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Applicationsis an innovative instructional program that prepares students to engage in future academic and vocational courses of study in high school, community college, and institutions of higher learning. Students in STEM Applications complete study in technology literacy, the design process, emerging technologies, computer-aided design, sustainable design and technology, power and energy, robotics simulation, financial and economic literacy, and workplace skills for the 21st century. The STEM Applications curriculum framework is built upon 21st Century Skills Standards, ACT College Readiness Standards, and the National Educational Technology Standards for Stude Taken from http://rcu.msstate.edu/Curriculum/CurriculumDownload.aspx.
  • Simulation and Animation Design—The Simulation and Animation Design (SAD) program is designed for students who wish to develop, design, and implement projects in the ever-expanding field of game design and development. The program emphasizes the techniques and tools used in game design and the creative design or content of such media. Both theoretical learning and activity-based learning are provided for students who wish to develop and enhance their competencies and skills. The program focuses on the basic areas of ethics, character development, audio and video production, and design using visualization software. The program finishes with a performance-based unit that requires students to develop their own gaming environment.
  • Welding—The Welding program prepares students for employment or continued education in the occupations of the welding field. This program includes welding symbols and reading welding detail drawings, as well as the various types of arc welding and cutting. Students in the program will learn safety measures, setup procedures, and participate in active learning exercises with hands on experience.
  • Work-Based Learning I---WBL incorporates work-readiness preparation and classroom instruction related to a student’s occupational interest.  Topics of interest include:  career personal assessment, business etiquette, job acquisition (e.g., resume, interviews), work ethics, taxes, communication skills, independent living (e.g., personal budget, housing, insurance, automobile purchase, consumer credit).  This flexible program allows the student to earn varying credits, from .5 – 2.0 Carnegie Units, based on documented hours as a student intern, school-based intern, apprenticeship, or paid work-based learning. This program is designed as a third year option after a student has completed a CTE program, based on teacher recommendation. (One year program)

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of the Pearl Public School District are hereby notified that Pearl Public School District is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, height, weight, marital status, political beliefs, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or testing  in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination. 

 

Any person having inquiries concerning Pearl Public School Districts’ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact:

 

 

Cedric Graham

Title IX Coordinator

Pearl Public School District

3375 Highway 80 East

Pearl, MS 39208

(601) 932-7921

cgraham@pearlk12.com

     April Harwell

     Federal Programs Director

     Pearl Public School District

     3375 Highway 80 East

     Pearl, MS 39208

     (601) 933-9002

     aharwell@pearlk12.com

Amye Rowan

504 Coordinator

Pearl Public School District

3375 Highway 80 East

Pearl, MS 39208

(601) 932-7921

arowan@pearlk12.com

 

Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact:

 

Tracy Yates, Ph.D.

CTE Coordinator

Pearl High School

500 Pirate Cove

Pearl, MS 39208

(601) 932-7931

 

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Dr. Tracy Yates
tyates@pearlk12.com
601-932-7931