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DHS Criminal Justice Club
Each Spring the students are given an opportunity to continue working towards their career goals in Criminal Justice and Public Safety by attending a summer police academy that is hosted and provided by the Dickinson Police Department. Students are selected and recruited from the Criminal Justice program here at DHS. The program is an 8 week structured program offered by DPD at no cost to the student to further their interest in the career field. Topics covered are basic police practices, forensics and CSI, firefighting activities, community policing, defensive tactics, team building, firearms safety and much more. The students that attend the program gain more knowledge and are better prepared to continue in their quest to reach their career goals.
A new automated volunteer management program called Volunteer Tracker is being implemented in Dickinson ISD this school year. We are very excited as it provides many benefits over the current process. Volunteers will be able to select schools where they wish to serve. Volunteers will also be able to identify activities that they would like to participant in when volunteering. Even though you may have been volunteering for years in Dickinson ISD, we want you to register in the Dickinson ISD Volunteer Tracker! Let’s get registered today!
Volunteers will be able to go to Dickinson ISD webpage and click the Volunteer Link to complete a volunteer application. You may also use the link below:
The first time you access the system you will need to click on the registration link to register your email address and create a password. Click on the green, “New to the App-Garden? Click Here to Register”. There is also a video that will show you the process for registering in the Volunteer Tracker.
You will receive an e-mail confirming your e-mail address. Then, go to your e-mail and click on the link in the e-mail to access the registration page. You will complete the application. Once the application is submitted, you will receive an e-mail that the application is submitted. Background checks will be initiated. An e-mail will notify the volunteers when they are approved.
Thank you for volunteering in Dickinson ISD! Your contributions are invaluable!
NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK
In celebration of National Engineer Week (February 19-25, 2017), three students were selected to showcase their Advanced Engineering projects at the Boeing Company. Elijah Farina, SaVon McAfee and Jordan Pineault presented their FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robot that competed in the FTC Southeast Houston League to a 2nd place finish after all qualifying matches. This robot design was also the runner-up for the PTC Design Award for Excellence in Industrial Design. These students also brought their prototype for their Spring project for the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) underwater robotics competition.
The students had an opportunity to hear a presentation from Mike Hopkins, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and a current NASA astronaut (https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hopkins-ms.pdf). Hopkins also listened to all the student presentations and congratulated our students on their work.
The Boeing Company also gave our students a glimpse into their Innovation lab. This gave the students one on one time with engineers in the aerospace industry. The day ended with the students getting an opportunity to drive the Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner spacecraft simulator. Starliner spacecraft is being developed in collaboration with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The Starliner was designed to accommodate seven passengers, or a mix of crew and cargo, for missions to low-Earth orbit. For NASA service missions to the International Space Station, it will carry up to four NASA-sponsored crewmembers and time-critical scientific research. The Starliner has an innovative, weldless structure and is reusable up to 10 times with a six-month turnaround time. It also features wireless internet and tablet technology for crew interfaces (http://www.boeing.com/space/starliner/).
Welding Trip to Ocean Corp.
Our junior and senior Advance Welding students were given the opportunity to visit Ocean Corp and experience what it is like to do underwater welding. They were also given information on what they would need to do to pursue a career in this industry.
Welding Art Projects
Our welding students are given the opportunity to create many various art projects through welding. They get the experience of working with various welding machines, including a plasma cam, and pipe bender. They are also given the opportunity to earn various welding certifications that will help them obtain a career after graduation.
Congratulations to Ricky Cox, Mike Perry and Craig Jones. Our DHS welding program and students are featured in a national online forum for the construction industry as well as a national newsletter. Take a look!
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