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Tenino CTE Newsletter
Tenino CTE Newsletter
Paula Perryman
Friday, January 04, 2019

Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Student Voice in CTE

I’m Destiny Neifert and have been taking Welding/Metals at Tenino High School since my freshman year. As a freshman last year, I remember being one of two girls in the entire class. At first, I was nervous but I'm so glad I took the opportunity. Welding first interested me because I knew it wasn't something I could just pick up and know how to do.  Once I put in the effort, I could create so many amazing things. The Tenino High School welding program doesn't just provide you with the tools needed to operate a machine, it also provides you with the knowledge of how each machine works. After high school, I plan to join the military and become a surgeon. This relates to welding because I need to have a soft touch and steady hands to make small adjustment with precision. In the current school year, my teacher Mr. Simeone helps us everyday by giving us hints and ideas on how to make our work pieces better. I learned from welding that patience and making little adjustments go a long way. I am glad my school offers Welding & Metals courses.

Student Experiences in CTE

In October, six THS Leadership students attended the AWSP Leadership conference at Kent Meridian High School.  There were over 50 different schools in attendance. It was particularly valuable for the students to collaborate with students from other smaller schools. These student leaders were affirmed in the work they completed and inspired in their plans for this year.

Learn how industry and education can work together to prepare the workforce of the future.

CTE Items of Note

CTE Regional Field Trips

Dual Credit Opportunities

Welding I and Welding II - 4 SPSCC Welding 101 credit.

Metal Shop - 4 SPSCC Welding 101 Credits

Dates to remember:

Program Advisory Committee to be coordinated by teachers.

General Advisory Committee: Dec. 6  and April 11 from 6-8pm.


18-19 Launch of TMS: Project Lead The Way Computer Science Innovators and Makers (Year 1)

18-19 Launch of THS: CASE Horticulture (Year 1)

Ticket booth at Beaver Stadium

CTSO & Leadership Opportunities





Our teachers are finalizing plans to visit a local place of business. These field trip allows students to observe and investigate activities related to a specific career development objectives. It extends the learning environment beyond the school facility, thus emphasizing the relationship between school and work. If you are interested in a visit from THS students or would like to chaperone on a trip, please email Teresa Madrid at

Who Are We?

Aaron Houk (Business & Marketing, STEM)

Chris Johnson (Business & Marketing, STEM, DECA Advisor)

Geraldine Maxfield (Agriculture Sciences, FFA Advisor)

Ken Simeone (Skilled and Technical Sciences, SkillsUSA Advisor)

Ryan Hilton (General Advisory Committee Chair)

Paula Perryman (CTE Director Intern)

Ellen Cavanaugh (CTE Director)

What’s a CTSO?

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) enhance student learning through contextual instruction, leadership, personal development, applied learning, and real world application. CTSOs are an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction, specifically building upon employability and career skills.  Students can get involved in various CTSO opportunities at Tenino High School and clubs at Tenino Middle School.