Career and Technical High School Hosts Meet and Greet for Inaugural Staff

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Career and Technical High School Hosts Meet and Greet for Inaugural Staff
Posted on 08/13/2014
As opening day for the new Career and Technical High School draws near, CTHS administrators are taking strides to help the first group of teachers and staff feel welcome.

The school hosted a meet and greet Saturday, Aug. 9, at Cullen’s American Grille. The event was sponsored by Hurricane Tool & Supply and Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. Both companies were presented with plaques in recognition of their generosity and support of CTHS. 

“We met with staff from the Career and Technical High School at a breakfast meeting and after learning about all the wonderful opportunities this campus would bring to the community and the kids, we decided to do what we can to help out,” Jerry Garrett, owner of Hurricane Tool and Supply, said.  

Over 100 inaugural staff members participated in fun team building exercises while sampling delicious refreshments. 

Excitement filled the air as Steven Fleming, CTHS principal, announced the winners of an OfficeMax competition. Staff members were asked to decode a binary message on the back of their invitation. The first 10 staff members to correctly decode the message, were presented with a $25 gift card to OfficeMax so they could stock up on supplies for their classrooms. 

Fleming announced construction updates and assured teachers that the move-in day is approaching. 

“We are scheduled to move into the school by August 19,” he said. “Construction will continue through the beginning of the semester on some parts of the building.”

While construction crews are finishing up, Troy McCarley, Pasadena ISD associate superintendent of campus development, says CTHS will be doing some building of their own.

“This year, we will be building a family and empowering students,” McCarley said. “But first you have to do three things: be a family, love what you do and have fun. If we can accomplish that this school will be best Career and Technical High School in the state of Texas.”