Metropolitan Education District

Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers

August 2019 CTE Newsletter

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Preparing Students to Thrive in College and Careers
I am delighted to announce an exciting beginning to the 2019-20 school year. MetroED promoted Alecia Myers-Kelley from Silicon Valley CTE principal to the Director of Programs and Student Support Services. Alecia will oversee programs at Silicon Valley CTE and Silicon Valley Adult Education.
SVCTE opened its doors to new and returning students on August 13, marking the first day of school for the academic year. It is always a pleasure to see the first group of students step onto campus to gain invaluable education, and hands-on, life-changing experiences.
In this newsletter, you will find information about the students, recognition of staff and partners, and so much more! 
Be sure to welcome our new staff members to MetroED. It's going to be an exciting school year!
We invite you to learn more about SVCTE and SVAE:
With gratitude,
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Back-to-School Events
Mark your calendar for the following events:
Back-to-School Night
  • September 16 5:30 - 6:30pm
Family Info Nights
  • October 8 from 5:30 - 6:45pm for Public Services/Medicine
  • October 9 from 5:30 - 6:45pm for Transportation/Trades
  • October 10 from 5:30 - 6:45pm for Arts/Design/Engineering
New Director of Programs and Student Support Services
MetroED recently promoted Alecia Myers-Kelley from Principal of SVCTE to Director of Programs and Student Support Services. Alecia has extensive knowledge operating high school and Adult Education programs.
We look forward to her leadership at MetroED!
SVCTE Enrollment by District
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August News
SVCTE Students Win Top Prizes at Disney Teen Animation Festival International
SVCTE Animation students were recognized as the world’s best teen animators and their submissions were screened at the Disney Teen Animation Festival International in June.
The following students were Official Festival Selections in 2019:
Individual Reel Category:
  • Haely Guerrero (Willow Glen)
  • Jenna McGraw (Oak Grove) - Silver Medal for Individual Reel
Short Animated Film 2D Category:
  • Shanya Ahmadi (Leigh)
  • Wen-Ching Chiu (Piedmont)
  • Maya Enriquez (Leland) - Special Award from The Redford Center for "Imaginative Environmental Storytelling".
  • Thien Bao Ngoc Nguyen (Oak Grove) - Special Award from Caltrain/SamTrans - 2nd Place
  • William Shen (Pioneer) - Special Award from Caltrain/SamTrans - 1st Place and also Disney Special Award for "Standout Humor".
  • Damien Thomas (Leigh)
  • Adora Tran (Piedmont)
  • Matthew Villanueva (Piedmont)
Celebrating Our Partners
Silicon Valley CTE's Automotive Services courses have enjoyed the strong community partnership with a special industry partner, Normandin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership. On August 14, the Governing Board recognized Steve Rodgers from Normandin for fifteen plus years of support of our Automotive Services program.
Medical Assisting at SVAE
The Medical Assisting program at SVAE focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace.
MetroED in Taiwan
SVCTE Instructor Jim Burnham, our 2019 Teacher of the Year, spent July in Taiwan collaborating with teachers on hands on projects in programming, coding, and engineering.
This is the second year of a continued relationship with the New Taipei Education Department, to exchange insights on curriculum design and instructional planning.
Explore Our Programs
We teach eligible high school students to succeed in careers and college in a professional, hands-on environment. Students explore and develop technical skills that will lead them to success in higher education or the workplace.
Our adult education school offers classes for free or at a very low cost. We provide a supportive learning environment that prepares students to achieve their fullest potential by empowering them with skills to succeed in a local and global society.
Visit Our Campus
Tour Dates
Visit the state-of-the-art classrooms with the most cutting-edge equipment in Silicon Valley. Our two hour tour will include a brief introduction to MetroED, Career Technical Education, and Adult Education programs.
  • November 8
  • February 7
  • March 6
  • April 3
Volunteer Tutors are Needed for Adult Ed Students
Volunteers make a difference in our students’ lives! Volunteer your time to tutor one-on-one with adult students who are completing credits for their high school diploma or learning English. Tutors are needed once or twice a week, morning or evening.
Positions Available
We are currently seeking applicants for several positions at MetroED. If you (or anyone you know) would like to join our team, please share the links below for open positions:
Proud Partnership With:
The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.