Apply now for 2014-2015 WAVE JTED college courses--due March 28th!
Kingman Unified School District #20 is a partner district with the Western Arizona Vocational Education District (WAVE) JTED and Mohave Community College. This partnership allows students to take college courses for little or no cost. The goal is to provide college coursework and industry certification for students as they prepare for their future. KUSD #20 currently offers 8 central programs in coordination with the WAVE JTED and Mohave Community College. Please complete and return the application to the Guidance Office by March 28th. KUSD #20 is preparing students to be college and career ready! Click to download application.
Employment opportunity: WAVE JTED is seeking a welder to teach at Arizona Western College in Parker, part-time. More information HERE.
WAVE JTED March 2014 Board Meeting Highlights
Kingman Unified School District receives $115,000 in grant dollars for Career and Technical Education class and facility enhancements.
A WOW award was presented to Alison VanGelder for her help and support to improve programs at KUSD #20 for the students. She has done a great job as the new Career Center/CTE Assistant.
$100,000 in Growth and Sustainability Grants Awarded
Lights and Sound—Action! The Lee Williams High School Technical Theatre was awarded an amount not to exceed $50,000 for facility upgrades to improve lights and sound. The total project is anticipated to cost between $125,000-$150,000. The $50,000 Growth and Sustainability funding will be paired with KUSD JTED allocation. The upgrades include replacing a majority of the sound components, replacing the dimmer rack, installing a front of the house lighting system, and installing a new lighting console and cyclorama curtain. To accommodate the upgrades, changes will need to be made to existing ventilation and electrical components.
CNC Expansion/Precision Manufacturing. Kingman High School was awarded an amount not to exceed $50,000 for manufacturing classroom improvements. The CNC equipment to be purchased will allow students to design and create more technical objects, increase matching time due to more units in operation at one time, foster communication skills through co-op projects, utilize the setup and tear-down operations, encourage student engagement with real world problem-solving opportunities, and provide additional opportunity for cross curriculum applications of math, technical reading, and technical writing.
$15,000 in Unique Opportunity Grants Awarded
Costumes and Makeup. Lee Williams High School, Technical Theater Department, was awarded $5,000 to purchase makeup and costuming supplies which will allow students to apply the theatrical knowledge they gained in these areas of technical theater. These supplies would allow students to actualize their knowledge and to explore these skills more deeply.
Ready, Set…Publish! $5,000 was also awarded to purchase a large format printer that can be used in the Advanced Graphics program at Lee Williams High School to create posters and other materials for on-site needs. The Advanced Graphics students will produce the yearbook as well as posters for the Technical
Theatre productions. The concept is to create a school community environment where students in one program are supporting the efforts of students in another program.
Forensic Law Enforcement Program. This program was awarded $5,000 to purchase items used to process crime scenes and to house those items for storage. The items purchased will also be used to conduct hands-on experiments with mock crime scenes on the school campus. Adding these items to this program will create a top high school forensics program in the area.
The Western Arizona Vocational Education public meeting notices are physically posted at 700 W. Beale, Kingman Arizona in the front lobby of the Mohave County Building, main floor. This website will host the information also. Meeting notice information and agendas are also sent to the partner high school district superintendents. The district offices of KUSD #20, CRUHSD #2, LHUSD # 1, and PUHSD # 27 can all provide access to the information.