Hardworking Career Skills Forges Through the Fall

Busy, busy, busy! That’s the Career Skills Class motto. What have they been doing? Take a look!

READ RELAX REPEAT – BHS Handy Paws catered the Summer Reading Coffee House, providing take away snacks, coffee, hot chocolate and water for the students who participated in the book conversations. The BHS Interns, with the assistance of the student volunteers, made fun and sweet favors to thank the participants by creating mini chocolate books for all 175 students.

ZACC ATTACK TEES – Saturday, September 24th, BSAC sponsored a fundraiser in honor of Zachary Schwartz by selling “gold” Zacc Attack tees with all proceeds being donated to fighting childhood cancer. The BHS Interns organized the tees and gave them out during lunch periods on the Thursday and Friday before the game. The Brewster Community celebrated Zachary’s life and memory by having a Gold Out at the BHS Varsity football game.

GREEN CHIMNEYS – The BHS Interns have finally returned to Green Chimneys twice a month to work on the farm. The student volunteers will be rotating in the schedule for the first time as well. The staff at GC is so pleased to have the students back at work! The hands-on work and skills learned are beneficial not only for the farm but for the students to reinforce job and communication skills while fostering independence.

ANN’S PLACE DONATIONS – Ann’s Place provides help and hope to those living with cancer and to their loved ones. They rely on the generosity of donors to be able to continue providing these services free of charge. The BHS Bubbly Bears, Handy Paws, and Bear Essentials have a very special connection with Ann’s Place. Each year the biggest fundraiser is their Festival of Trees. The BHS Career Skills Program created and donated a “Healing Hand” tree and 4 raffle baskets.

NYSSBA CONVENTION – The BHS Career Skills teachers (Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Galgano and Mrs. Schneider) along with Principal Mrs. Horler, traveled to Syracuse for the NYS School Board Association’s Annual Convention October 26-29. They showcased the Career Skills functional academic class offerings, three businesses, and Unified Special Olympics Team. In order to prepare for the event, the students along with the student volunteers folded 400 brochures, made photo albums and “Inkcredible” pens, and baked and bagged over 200 cookies and bagged over 200 bags of homemade trail mix as takeaways for participants attending the convention.