Cesar E. Chavez Counseling Team
What the counselors do
The Cesar E. Chavez Counseling Team includes Debra Bigham, James Cameron and Monica Montez-Stine. The counselors work with students individually, in small groups and also do class presentations. The counselors also work closely with the attendance office and the teachers to promote positive attendance and behavior by using Rattler Tickets, which students receive by being respectful, being responsible and being safe. Students also receive incentives for having outstanding monthly attendance.
The counselors provide activities at lunchtime for the students to participate in, including lunch time sports programs and table games in the Multipurpose room.
In addition, the counselors collect Box Tops For Education to purchase incentive items for the students through the W.E.B. club (Where Everyone Belongs). Students may give the Box Tops to any school staff member all year long.
August Career Spotlight
Conservation Scientist & Foresters
On the Job: Foresters and conservation scientists manage, use and protect natural resources such as water, trees and wildlife. Foresters supervise the use of timber for lumber companies. Range managers oversee and protect range lands so that the environment is not damaged. Soil conservationists help farmers save the soil, water and other natural resources. All of these workers spend time outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Education and Training: Bachelor's Degree ( a four-year college degree ).
Subjects to Study: Math, chemistry, biology, botany, ecology, agriculture, computer science, economics, business.
Possible Earnings: $28, 000 to $50,000 a year
Related Jobs: Environmental engineers; agricultural and food scientists; biological scientists; environmental scientists and geoscientists; farmers, ranchers and agricultural managers.
September Career Spotlight
Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics
On the Job: Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics drive ambulances and give emergency medical care. They determine a patient's medical condition at the scene, stabilize the patient, then drive him or her to the hospital. They work outdoors in all kinds of weather, and the work can be very stressful. Some patients may become violent and EMTs may be exposed to diseases. They work for fire departments, hospitals and private ambulance services.
Education and Training:Vocational/technology training. Also you must take driver education, health, biology, chemistry, anatomy, English and foreign languages.
Discover more: Check out the Red Cross in your area to register for a first-aid or CPR class. You can learn how to save another person's life and be helpful in different kinds of emergencies.
Possible Earnings: $23,001-$28,000 a year.
Related Jobs: Air traffic controllers, firefighting occupations, physician assistants, police and detectives, registered nurses.
October Career Spotlight
Job Opportunities in the Armed Forces
On the Job: The United States Armed Forces is the country's largest employer and includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Maintaining a strong defense requires many activities, such as running hospitals, repairing helicopters, programming computers and operating nuclear reactors. Military jobs range from clerical work to professional positions to construction work. People in the military must serve for a specified time and can be moved from one base to another. Many work nights, weekends and holidays and combat duty is always possible.
Education and Training: Subjects you will want to study include Math, English, business, sciences, shop courses and physical education. On the job training-what kind of jobs does the military training prepar you for? Almost anything. The armed forces train doctors, nurses, journalists, surveyors, meteoroligists, computer specialists, pilots, sailors, electronics equipment repairers, mechanics and craft workers. Many employers like hiring former military personnel because they know about discipline, honor and getting the job done.
Possible Earnings: Varies.
November Career Spotlight
Animal Care & Service Workers
On the Job: Animal care and service workers feed, water, bathe an exercise animals in clinics, kennels and zoos. They play with the animals, watch them for illness or injury and clean and repair their cages. Kennel staff care for cats and dogs; stable workers groom, exercise and care for horses; zookeepers care for wild and exotic animals.
Feeding the animals in a zoo can be a real challenge. Zookeepers must know what kind of food the animals need, how much they need and when to feed them. They must be very careful feeding exotic animals such as lions, tigers and aligators. Exotic animals might need special foods that must be specially ordered or grown. Zookeepers must also plan menus for hundreds of picky eaters on a daily basis!
Animal care & service workers may work outdoors in all kinds of weather. The work can be dirty and dangerous. Many work weekends and nights, some even travel with the animals to sports events or to shows.
Education and Training: Subjects to study include life sciences, zoology, biology, chemistry and physical education. Vocational/on the job training.
Possible Earnings: $15,000-$23,ooo per year.
December Career Spotlight
Dietitians and Nutritionists
On the Job: Dieticians and Nutritionists plan, prepare and serve meals in nursing homes, hospitals, and schools. They prevent and treat illnesses by teaching clients to eat properly. Some specialize in helping overweight or critically ill patients, or in caring for kidney or diabetic patients. Those supervising kitchen workers may be on their feet most of the day.
Education and Training: Subjects to study include health, nutrition, biology, chemistry, English, accounting, and home economics.
Possible Income: $28,000-$50,000 a year.