T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back (Pack) Challenge! See you Tuesday 12/6!
This holiday season we will be reaching out to the community by doing our 5th annual backpack drive. I challenge you to work with a group of people to fund and purchase a backpack filled with school supplies. We will be collecting the backpacks at our last huddle on December 8th from noon-12:50 and backpack providers will get on our priority textbook checkout list for the spring! The past few years we have gone from 40 donated backpacks to 52 donated backpacks to 61 donated backpacks to 81 backpacks that we were able to get to students in our local schools. The challenge this year is to get to 100 or more backpacks! You can see pictures from last year above!
Road Trip to Museum of Tolerance and CSU Bakersfield
We are really excited about our road trip that will take place on Friday, October 7th. We will be taking a fancy charter bus down to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles with a brief stop to check out CSU Bakersfield on the way. The trip is free, the admission is paid for… you just need to bring some money for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It will be a day of learning and fun….only 10 spots on the bus remain as of September 30th... so register by clicking on the link below:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/college-road-trip-csu-bakersfield-museum-of-tolerance-tickets-27944886909
Textbook Check-In for Spring and Check-Out for Summer !
We will be doing textbook check-in for spring and textbook check-out for summer in the next week. Jasmine (student-worker) will be available to help you with your check-in and check-out needs on the times and days listed below. You are allowed to check out up to 3 books based on availability for the summer, but only if you have turned in all your spring books!
- Thursday, May 12th from Noon-1:00 p.m. in WHC Lemoore Conference Center (at final huddle)..check-in only
- Tuesday, May 17th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in WHC Lemoore Library…spring check-in and summer check-out
- Thursday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in WHC Lemoore Library…spring check-in and summer check-out
Information Meetings for New Cohort Program with Fresno State!
Last month we formed a historic partnership with the Fresno State STEP program which will help our transfer students to get their upper-division classes in a 2 year cohort model at CSU Fresno in the fall semester. The cohort will have classes two days a week and will get guided support and advising on their way to their B.A. degree and credential. We will be hosting two informational meetings regarding sign-ups for this new cohort on March 15th at Noon and at 5:00 p.m in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center. If you are interested be sure to drop by and put your name down.
Check out our T.E.A.M. Teach Photo Album on Flickr from Teach! 2015 and our Holiday Huddle by clicking on the link below:
T.E.A.M. Teach Huddle on March 3rd!
We will be having our second huddle of the semester from Noon-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd. The huddle with feature information about upcoming events including our March informational meetings about the new transfer cohort STEP Fresno State program, our April Road Trip, and some info about summer job opportunities. We will also be kicking off our T.E.A.M. Teach Design-A-T-Shirt Contest where you will compete and collaborate to design the latest and greatest t-shirt for our future teachers. We serve free pizza (bring your own beverage) and if you attend 6 huddles this school year (15-16) you get a new T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt once it has been designed!
Transfer/Graduation Celebration....RSVP Today!
Our annual graduation/transfer celebration lunch and final huddle of the year will take place on Tuesday, May 12th from Noon-1:00 at the WHC Lemoore Conference Center. We have 55 folks who have RSVPd so far to attend and you must register to get in the door and so we can celebrate the end of a great academic year. The last day to RSVP is this Friday, May 8th by midnight… so please click on the link below to order your ticket to the event and RSVP.
If you are graduating or transferring also be sure to e-mail Rita Herghelian (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your degree and/or transfer school so we can prepare your parting gift and prepare your seat at the table of honor! If you are graduating/transferring you can also bring up to 2 guests with you…but you need to let Rita know that! Did I mention we are serving Coldstone and Wahoos! Register today and have a great week!
#teamteachgetscreative Photo Contest!
Congratulations to Reed McMillan who won our #teamteachgetscreative contest with the photo below and won himself a $25 gift card! I will be posting the Top 10 photos on our website soon!
team.teach on Instagram!
We are now on Instagram.... pause for applause... you can follow us at team.teach!
Mark your calendars now for our monthly huddles for the spring semester. We serve free pizza at all our events and our time features T.E.A.M. Teach updates, challenges, guest speakers from the field of education and a chance to network with your fellow future teachers:
- February Frenzy Huddle- Tuesday, February 3rd at Noon in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
- Epic Ed Plan Huddle- Tuesday, March 10th at Noon in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
- The Central Vally University Road Trip- Friday, March 20th
- Awesome April Huddle- Thursday, April 9th from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
- T.E.A.M Teach Transfer/Graduation Celebration- Tuesday, May 12th at noon in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back(Pack)!
Our 3rd annual “T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back (Pack)” event resulted in 64 backpacks being donated! We sent out a delivery crew of T.E.A.M. Teach students (see picture above) to deliver the backpacks to students in our local schools this week and we have already heard back from some of the grateful students and school district personnel. Thanks to everyone who contributed… you have made a difference in the life of a child in our valley through your generosity.
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The 2015 T.E.A.M. Teach T-Shirt Design Challenge Winners!
Congratulations to Kimberlee Raulino and Carlos Berumen who won the T.E.A.M. Teach T-shirt design challenge. We will be combining their designs to create the coolest-most-awesome-phenomenal-fantastical t-shirt of all-time ever. How do you get one of these? Simple… attend 6 huddles in the 2014-2015 school year and it is yours! The designs are above and we will make a few minor revisions to them. Thanks to all who participated and you have earned priority textbook checkout if you did submit a design!
T.E.A.M. Teach Program at WHC Lemoore for Future Teachers!
Our T.E.A.M. Teach program has created a video to show you what our program is all about... check it out below.. and pass on the YouTube link to others who may be interested!
5c Experience Gets HAPPY @ WHC Lemoore!
In June 2014 we hosted the 12th annual 5c Experience that provided a college experience for 148 6th-8th graders I want you to take a few moments to watch this “Happy” video that was put together by our students and staff. You will recognize many of the staff as they are members of our TEAM Teach program!
Epic Transfer/Celebration Huddle to Wrap Up Semester
Thanks to all of you who came to our #epichuddle on Thursday, May 15th.. we had a great turnout and celebrated well! Congratulations to all of our T.E.A.M. Teach peeps who are moving on and moving up... check out the photo of our graduation/transfer students and also the coolest cap at graduation that was worn by T.E.A.M. Teach member Kayla Meneses at #WHCLGrad2014!
Thanks for all your help at the 1st annual Honor-an-Educator Pancake Breakfast.. 99 tickets sold and $1,000 raised in scholarship money for students in our program!
New Date for Epic Ed Plan Huddle... See you March 10th at Noon!
Our March huddle will take place in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center from Noon-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10th. The huddle with feature our counselor, Tiffani Gonzales, who will talk with you about the registration timeline for your 2015-2016 classes, take appointments so you can meet with her to get your Student Education Plan (SEP) done, explain how to put classes on your preferred list, and break down the right classes to take to get your Elementary Teacher Prep transfer degree or other AA degrees. We serve free pizza (bring your own beverage) and if you attend 6 huddles this school year (14-15) you get a T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt! The new t-shirts will be ready early next week and you can claim them and pick them up from Rita Herghelian with your t-shirt ticket… or just come and pick it up at the March 10th huddle. Check them out below…they rock…just sayin’!
Central Valley Rooooooad Trip.... Register by March 11th to visit FPU and CSUF!
We will be loading up a couple of vans (or SUVs, or a bus!) and taking a trip to Fresno Pacific University and Fresno State on Friday, March 20th. Each college will give us a tour, answer questions about their teacher education programs, and they usually give us some food and cool gear JTo reserve your spot you need to e-mail our T.E.A.M. Teach advisor, Rita Herghelian at email@example.com and let her know you want to go. The deadline to sign up is March 11th and this will count as a huddle towards your getting your t-shirt! Below is an itinerary for the day… it is a great day to visit some of your future universities and decide which one is right for you:
- 7:30- meet @ WHC Lemoore
- 7:45-8am Depart
- 8:30-9:30- Visit Fresno Pacific University Center in Visalia
- 9:30-10:30- Drive to Fresno State
- 10:30-1:00 – Presentation, Tour, and Lunch at Fresno State
- 1:00-1:30 – Drive to Fresno Pacific University
- 1:30-3:00- Fresno Pacific University Presentation and Tour
- 3:00-4:00- Travel back to WHC Lemoore
T.E.A.M. Teach Textbook Checkout...Spring 2015
As a T.E.A.M. Teach member you are eligible to check out up to 3 textbooks per semester from our textbook checkout library. We have about 300 books and our program is first come, first served with a priority day for those who have earned priority. If you still have books from the fall semester please bring them to Mr. Preston in the administration building on Monday, January 5th. You must check in your fall books before you get your spring books.
September 23rd Huddle... Future Bulldogs Unite!
We will be having our second huddle of the semester in Room 209 from Noon-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23rd with our guest speaker being Jesse Farias who is an advisor from CSU Fresno. Jesse will be speaking with you about Fresno State and their various programs for future teachers. Additionally, we have two T.E.A.M. Teach students who have transferred to CSU Fresno who will be speaking with you about the student perspective on transfer and life at CSU Fresno. As always we serve free pizza (bring your own beverage) and if you attend 6 huddles this school year (14-15) you get a T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt!
Interested in Teaching in the CTE Field?
We have a grant to support students who are designated as a Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway. This means that they want to teach in a career-related field such as Nursing, Culinary, Early Childhood Education, Business, AOJ, Agriculture, or other career-related fields. The credentialing for students in these CTE areas is different than that of a Multiple Subject (elementary) or Single Subject (junior high or high school) pathway. For more information on how to credential in this area or to check out the regional CTE credentialing program from Fresno Pacific check out the powerpoint and website links below!
Fresno Pacific CTE Website
The Jobs Huddle... Thursday, April 10th at Noon!
Come and join us at our next T.E.A.M. Teach huddle on Thursday, April 10th at Noon in the conference center. The huddle will feature two guest speakers who will talk with you about great educational jobs to have while you are a college student. Oscar Villarreal (Director of LIFE) will talk to you about working for after school programs in the area and Michelle Shannon from the Kings County Office of Education will talk about being an instructional aide, tutor, or substitute teaching. This is a great opportunity to learn about jobs in the area, network, learn how to build an effective resume, and some interview tips. We will serve free pizza, hand out t-shirt for those of you who have attended 6 huddles this year (13-14)
Road Trip to CSUF, FPU, and Brandman!
Is your next step in education transferring to a local university? If so, then join us next Friday, March 28th as we take a road trip to the Fresno State, Fresno Pacific, and Brandman college campuses on. Eva Jimenez (Counselor), Rita Herghelian (Advisor), and Mr. P (Dude) will be your chauffeurs and drive you around the valley in a couple of SUVs and our college van. At each campus you will be greeted by outreach staff and faculty who will take you on a tour and give you a presentation where they answer questions about transfer, financial aid, scholarships, and campus life at their university. All you need to do is RSVP to Mr. Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot and bring a few bucks to buy your own lunch. We only have 15 seats left… first 15 to e-mail me back get the spots! Here is the itinerary for the day!
8:00- Meet at WHC Lemoore Administration Building and leave at 8:15 sharp!
8:30-9:30- Breakfast at Brandman University
9:30-10:30- Drive to CSU Fresno
10:30-1:00- Presentation and Tour of Fresno State and Lunch
1:00-1:30- Drive to Fresno Pacific University
1:30-3:00- Presentation and Tour of Fresno Pacific
Ed-Plan-a-Palooza Huddle on March 18th in Room 719…RSVP
Did you know that in order to get priority registration you need to have an updated Student Education Plan (SEP) on file? This year it will be key to get priority status as our college moves to a new registration model called REG 365 where you will register for summer, fall, and spring semesters. Our huddle on Tuesday, March 18th from 11:30-1:00 in Room 719 will feature our counselor Eva Jimenez who will preview the schedule for next year and help you to update your SEPs so that you have priority registration. You need to RSVP directly to Eva by e-mailing her your name and student ID# to email@example.com . Eva will pull your student file and bring it so you will be ready to update your SEP at our event. Free pizza will be served and for many of you this will be your 6th huddle of the year which means you get your T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt! You have until Monday, March 17th to RSVP for this event… so e-mail Eva today!
We will be having our first T.E.A.M. Teach huddle of the semester in Room 719 from Noon-12:50 p.m. on Thursday, February 6th. This a key huddle and need your brainpower and creativity! I’d like to take T.E.A.M. Teach road trip this semester to some transfer schools and I want you to help me plan which schools and which days. I also want to do a fundraiser for our T.E.A.M. Teach textbook collection program to keep it up-to-date, so I will be looking for ideas and volunteers for our spring fundraiser. For many of you this will be your 6th huddle which means you will have earned your T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt! As always, we will free pizza (bring your own beverage)!
Record Turnout and Prime-Time Learning at Teach 2013!
What an awesome turnout and an awesome day of learning at Teach 2013! We had 130+ students attend throughout the day to hear from current educators about how to get to the classroom, how to prepare for interviews, jobs in education that you can do on your way to the classroom, and much more! I have posted some photos from the event below:
You can check als checkout the activities, presenters, and agenda for the day by going to the Teach 2013 Prezi that we designed:
Spring Textbook Checkout a Success!
I am pleased to report that we checked out 209 books the first week of the semester to our students… that brings our combined total for fall and spring to 424 books! At about $100 on average for a textbook that means we were able to invest about $42,400 into our students this academic year. There are a few textbooks still available for checkout in the areas of IS 1, Biology 32 and 35, AOJ, Business, COM 1, History, Chemistry, and some older Psych 1 books. If you are interested in them just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
T.E.A.M. Teach Rocks the Backpack Drive!
I am glad to report that our students, faculty, and partners donated 52 backpacks during our last huddle of the semester which were then immediately taken out to local schools and given to students in our community. Thanks to our backpack delivery crew and everyone who was involved in the 2nd annual T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back(Pack) effort… we doubled our amount of backpacks from last year and you have made some young people very happy and better prepared for the 2014 school year!
T.E.A.M. Teach Members Serve as Mentors at the 5c Experience 2013!
Many of our T.E.A.M Teach members were involved in the 5c Experience (Creative and Cool Community College Camp) this summer.... check out the videos below to see our team and to see what we did this summer!
You helped us design it and now the West Hills College Lemoore Team Teach program wants to invite you to our Teach 2013 conference on October 31, 2013 at the WHC Lemoore Conference Center. The conference will run from 9-3, includes a FREE LUNCH and is intended for current and former WHC Lemoore Team Teach students and other future educators in the area. There will be keynote speakers, workshops on topics such as common core, pathways to the classroom, creativity in the classroom, an all-star teacher panel for a Q and A session, challenges, prizes, Halloween candy, and more. Representatives from universities such as Fresno State, Fresno Pacific, and Brandman will be available to answer questions regarding their credential programs. There will also be information available regarding current job opportunities in education from the Kings County Office of Education and the LIFE After School Program. There are only 15 spots left out of the 175 spots available so register today..just click on the link below!
Huddle Up! Words of Wisdom for Future Teachers- October 8th at Noon!
Come and join us on Tuesday, October 8th for our next huddle at the WHC Lemoore Conference center from Noon-12:50 where the topic will be "Words of Wisdom for Future Teachers". Our guest speaker will be Mr. Gary Sedgwick who has over 50 years of experience in the educational field at all levels and has great wisdom to pass on to the next generation of teachers. We will be serving pizza and previewing our Teach 2013 conference.... be there T.E.A.M. Teachers!
Education Plan Huddle on Friday, September 13th...RSVP Now!
We will be having our 2nd huddle of the semester in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13th. The huddle is designed specifically to help you complete your student education plan and is an RSVP event! You can RSVP by e –mailing our counselor Tiffani at email@example.com to reserve your spot. You will need to send her your Student ID# and she will pull your transcripts for you and with a team of counselors will have you complete an education plan. Once you complete your education plan you will be set up to receive priority registration when registration takes place for the spring semester and you will also know exactly what classes you need to take. If you completed an education plan last year then you can come and update your education plan to make sure you are still on track to graduate and transfer. There are only 50 spots available at this huddle… so RSVP now… and did I mention we are serving Subway to those who RSVP.
We will be checking in your books from this semester and checking out books for summer during finals week. You can bring your books and/or come and check out your books in the WHC Lemoore Library in our “book closet” which is located in the tutoring bay (take 10 large strides to your right after entering the building). Textbook checkout and check-in hours are on the following days/times:
T.E.A.M. Teach Workshops- Teach California!
I want to welcome the newest member of our staff, Rita Herghelian. Rita will be heading up the “Teach California” drive in the month of April. We have recently received a grant that encourages our students to become part of a California database for future teachers which is www.teachcalifornia.org . We are helping you to register by showing you at the huddle we just had, personal assistance from Rita (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org), and having drop-in workshops featuring a goodie grab-bag for those who complete the registration. T.E.A.M. Teach students who complete registration for Teach California and provide proof to Rita will get priority textbook checkout for the Fall 2013 semester. You can do this activity that takes 15-30 minutes on your own or you can join her at drop-in workshops on the following days and times:
5c Experience/SOAR 2013… Hall of Fame.. Be a Mentor!
If you are interested in being a mentor for our 5c Experience or SOAR summer programs then be sure to put in your application. Applications will be available for two weeks at www.westhillscollege.com under “Employee Resources” and “Employment Opportunities” from April 1st to April 15th. We are hiring 15-20 mentors for our program and it is a great experience for future teachers. You can check out the info about the program at this link:
You can check out this video to get a feel for what 5c is all about:
Future Teacher Mega Road Trip to CSU Fresno..
We are loaded up a charter bus and went to a future teacher conference at Fresno State on Friday, March 1st. 35 T.E.A.M. Teach students enjoyed an educational day with information about teacher pathways, credential program at CSUF, a workshop from Physics students that included some of us lying on a bed of 4,000 nails, and information about mentoring and financial aid. Check out the pics below!
Step 1: Register online for CSU Fresno conference at the highlighted google.docs link below
Step 2: E-mail Mr. P (email@example.com) and let him know you are registered and whether you want to ride on the charter bus, or if you are planning on providing your own transportation.
The Fresno State/Community College Liberal Studies Conference is HERE!
This is a great opportunity for students to get important information on the field of teaching, highlighting topics such as:
* Mentoring, STEM education, Education Career Pathways, and something on everyone's mind ... how to finance your education.
The Conference will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 from 8:30-2:00 in the Satellite Student Union at Fresno State.
Lunch will be provided, along with free parking.
Please R.S.V.P for this event online at
Down, Set, Hike..T.E.A.M.Teach Tailgate-Yardsale-Huddle
Our first huddle of the semester will be on Thursday, January 31st from noon to 12:50 p.m. and include a tailgate (free pizza and time to network with your fellow future educators ), a huddle (preview of upcoming events for the semester), and a T.E.A.M. Teach Yard Sale! We have some old books (that are still really good resources), some old gear, and a few other items that we will be giving away. If you want to help future T.E.A.M. Teach students by donating recent editions of your used textbooks then we will also collect those during this huddle. If you attend 6 huddles/events during the 2012-13 school year you will be eligible for our new T.E.A.M. Teach T-shirt (currently in design phase) and as always we will have free pizza!
T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back (Pack)
Thanks to all of you who donated backpacks to our 1st annual T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back (Pack) drive. We had 25 backpacks with supplies donated and our T.E.A.M. Teach students took them out this week to deliver them to schools in Lemoore, Hanford, Visalia, and Golden Plains. It was great to see many classes, college students, and college faculty come together to make a difference. Congratulations also goes out to Maddie Williams who won our t-shirt design contest. She was the winner of a $75 gift card and her designs will be featured on the new T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt that will be handed out to those of you who attend 6 T.E.A.M. Teach events this 2012-2013 school year!
T.E.A.M. Teach Textbook Check-Out Hours!
Happy New Year! As a T.E.A.M. Teach member you can check out up to 3 textbooks based on availability. The first day to check out books for the spring semester will be on Wednesday, January 9th from 8:00 a.m- 1:00 p.m in the WHC Lemoore Library. We will continue with the checkout process during the first week of the semester on the following days:
If you have books from last semester please bring them back a.s.a.p as other students are waiting..... you dig!
Final Huddle- December 6th at Noon!
T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back (Pack) & T-Shirt Challenge!
Our final huddle of the semester will be on Thursday, December 6th from noon to 12:50 p.m. and include collections for our Give Back (pack) challenge, voting for the T.E.A.M. Teach T-shirt challenge, and many other seasonal and educational activities. We will serve a free lunch and this will count toward your 6-huddle-t-shirt-challenge!
This holiday season we have decided to reach out the community by doing a backpack drive. I challenged you a couple of weeks ago to work with a group of people to fund and purchase a backpack filled with school supplies. We will be collecting the backpacks at this huddle and then our EDUC 1 students will be delivering them to local schools the following week!
We will also be wrapping up our T.E.A.M. Teach T-shirt design contest! You can submit your t-shirt design on a sheet of paper, poster board, or use a digital design and send it or bring to Mr. Preston (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tiffani McGee any time prior to the huddle. We will vote for the best design at our final huddle of the semester. Here’s the kicker…. the winner gets a $50 gift card and their design gets put on the shirts that we hand out next semester, and 2 runners-up get $25 gift cards…. get creative and send us your designs.
CTE Connect Event for Current/Future Teachers- Register Now!
We will be a CTE Connect Conference on Friday, November 30th in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center from 9:00-12:30. The event will feature Andy Masters who will speak about engaging students in today’s society and the connection of curriculum to relevant careers for our students (http://www.andy-masters.com/education-programs/fs-overview.da). We have 80 student spots available for the conference and the student day will include registration (8:30 a.m.), Andy Masters Keynote Speech (9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.), and a tasty, free lunch where you can network and chat with current high school and college educators who will be attending the event (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). This event can also count towards your 6 huddles this school year (12-13) that get you a T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt! To register for the event simply click on the link below, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on “Event Registration” and then fill out the required information. Sign up now!
DoubleHeader Huddle Set for Week of October 22nd
T.E.A.M.Teach Huddle #1… Tales from the Transfer!
We will be having our second huddle of the semester in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center from Noon-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23rd. The huddle with feature some of our Triple-A transfer students who are now attending the 4 year universities such as Fresno State and Fresno Pacific. They will be coming to share about their experiences at their transfer school and share with you tips for what you can do now to succeed at our college, what you can do to prepare to transfer, and what to expect when you transfer. As always we will serve free pizza (bring your own beverage) and if you attend 6 huddles this school year (12-13) you get a T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt!
T.E.A.M. Teach Huddle #2… Education Plan Workshop!
Our T.E.A.M. Teach counselor, Tiffani McGee, will be hosting a workshop on Friday, October 26th from 11:00-1:00 in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center. The event will feature a preview of what classes you should register for in the spring semester and you will have an opportunity to create or update your Student Education Plan (SEP). You will want to attend this special Friday huddle because in order to get priority registration you need to have an up-to-date SEP and priority registration will be important with our limited spring schedule. We will serve a free lunch and this will count toward your 6-huddle-t-shirt-challenge!
We will be having our final huddle of the semester on Thursday, May 17th from 12:00-12:50 p.m.in the WHCL Conference Center. This is my favorite huddle of the semester because we will celebrate the students in T.E.A.M. Teach who are transferring, graduating, or both. Come and join us so we can send them off in style with free Subway sandwiches and some celebration activities! I have attached a list at the end of this e-mail of who we have identified as graduating and transferring, so please check below to see if we have you are on the list… I know we have missed a few. If you plan on attending the huddle or have additional information about transfer be sure to e-mail Mr. P (email@example.com) or Tiffani McGee (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can add you to our graduation/transfer list and prepare your parting gift! I want to remind you that if you attended 5 huddles this school year (11-12) you can visit our t-shirt shop while you are the huddle to pick up a T.E.A.M. Teach T-shirt!
Congratulations T.E.A.M. Teachers!
We had our final huddle of the semester on Thursday, May 17th from 12:00-12:50 p.m.in the WHCL Conference Center. We celebrated the students in T.E.A.M. Teach who are transferring, graduating, or both and sent them off in style with free Subway sandwiches and some celebration activities! I have attached a list below of our 37 T.E.A.M. Teachers who are moving on and moving up!
T.E.A.M. Teach Huddle- T-Shirt Shop and Bulldog Update
We will be having our April huddle on Tuesday, April 17th from 12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.in Room 719. We will be updating you on our new CTE grant, information about transfer students, and we will be having an interactive 15 minute webinar with Joe Jauregui from Fresno State who will talk with us online about the opportunities and programs that Fresno State has for you. We will also be doing the “T-shirt Shop” which will include picking out a t-shirt for all of you who have attended 5 huddles this school year (11-12).
5c Experience 2012… Be a 5c Mentor!
This year we will host 210 6th-8th graders for our 9th annual 5c Experience (Creative and Cool Community College Camp) during the last two weeks of June. If you are interested in being a mentor for our 5c Experience summer program then be sure to put in your application. Applications will be available for two weeks at www.westhillscollege.com under “Employee Resources” and “Employment Opportunities” from April 9th to April 23rd. We are hiring 15-20 mentors for our program and it is a great experience for future teachers. You can check out the info about the program at this link:
You can check out this video to get a feel for what 5c is all about:
T.E.A.M. Teach Transfer & Graduation Celebration! Contact Us!
We are excited to announce that another large group of T.E.A.M. Teach members are moving on to the 4 year university and we want to celebrate your success! If you are graduating from WHC Lemoore and/or transferring to a 4 year university this fall semester (or if you already transferred this spring) please e-mail Mr. P (email@example.com) or Tiffani McGee (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can add you to our graduation/transfer list. The T.E.A.M. Teach Transfer Celebration Huddle will be on Thursday, May 17th- WHCL Conference Center at Noon. So mark your calendars and come join us so we can congratulate you on your hard work and to send you out of here in style J!
Run-4-Education… Thank You!
Thanks to all who helped out.. a great (and stormy) day, good times, funds raised for programs, and we will do it again next year (but in May).. Check out the photos at the following link:
Run 4 Education10K run/2 mile walk
Saturday, March 17, 2012
West Hills College Lemoore
All proceeds will be donated to WHCL Programs:
Registration deadline: March 16th - $25 for students (with student ID) and $30 for nonstudents
Race day registration: $35 for students (with student ID) and $40 for nonstudents
“Green Eggs & Ham” Breakfast and T-shirts provided to all participants
Call (559) 925-3128 for more information or to have a registration packet mailed to you.
Huddle Up… Tuesday, February 28th- Is FPU 4 U?
Fresno Pacific University’s MaryJo Burchard will be our featured speaker at our next huddle which will take place on Tuesday, February 28th from 12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.in the WHCL Conference Center. MaryJo will speak about the various programs that FPU has to offer including the B.A. completion program that is housed on our WHC Lemoore campus. Come and hear what the FPU buzz is all about….I want to remind you that if you attend 5 huddles this school year (11-12) you will get a T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt—either a retro-model or the ones that will be produced later this spring! As always, free pizza will be served!
Fresno State Future Teacher Conference Road Trip!
The Future Educator Conference at Fresno State will take place on Friday, March 23rd from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. We have room for 25 students who want to join us for a day trip to CSU Fresno. You can drive on your own, drive with some friends, or we can provide transportation. We will leave the WHC Lemoore campus at 7:00 and return at 4:00 and you will be treated to a host of great speakers, tours, free lunch, and information about teaching and information about Fresno State. This is a first come-first served event, so to reserve your spot e-mail our T.E.A.M. Teach counselor, Tiffani McGee (email@example.com) now!
T.E.A.M. Teach: Great in 2011-2012!
The 2010-2011 year for our T.E.A.M. Teach program was a good one. We recognized the south valley's "Fave 5" educators at our kickoff dinner in January, celebrated the fact that 32 of the students in our program transferred to a 4 year university in May, and recognized Isabel Vega (T.E.A.M. Teach Future Teacher Award), and Oscar Tafolla and Rigo Valadez (T.E.A.M. Teach Community Impact Award) at the end of the semester awards ceremony put on by the college. Over 500 textbooks were checked out through our textbook checkout program this past school year and many of our program partipants served at our summer outreach program for 6th-8th graders called the 5c Experience and on their way to YouTube stardom... check it out...
2010-2011 year was a good one for T.E.A.M. Teach... let's make 2010-2011 a great one!
T.E.A.M. Teach Kickoff Huddle January 31st... Be There!
We will be having our first huddle of the semester on Tuesday, January 31st in Room 719, I repeat Room 719.. the conference center is booked, but this room seats 60+ so it will work just fine. At the huddle I will talk about events coming up this semester, share a website with you for future teachers, and you will have a chance to meet other T.E.A.M. Teach members and eat some free pizza that we will provide! We will also have a handful of free tickets available for the Dr. Cornel West event that is coming up on Friday, February 17th on our campus. If you are not familiar with Dr. West you can get a taste of his philosophizing below and do some research. There are also some free tickets still available for students in the administration building if you are interested.
Hope to see you at the huddle in Room 719 and hope your semester is off to a good start,
T.E.A.M. Textbook Check-Out
Textbook checkout for the Spring 2012 has almost come to a finish. I do still have a handful of books left, so if you are looking for books just e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can check to se if we have them in stock. We checked out close to 200 books this semester!
Our final huddle of the Fall 2012 semester took place on Thursday, December 8th and featured a "Trick-my-Rolly-Cart" Showdown between students from Ms. Shehorn and Mrs. Daniels' classes. Check out the pictures below from this great event!
Save the Date- Fall 2011
Be on the lookout for e-mails and updates to the website about our upcoming events this spring. There is a list of events below and if you want more specific information be sure to e-mail Mr. Preston at email@example.com.
Huddle Up on Tuesday, November 8th at Noon!
Time: 12:00-12:50… during the lunch hour
Location: WHC Lemoore Conference Center
What’s Happening: Contest Crazy.. Gallerywalk and vote for Create-a-Classroom-4-Cash Contest; Education Trivia Challenge; T.E.A.M. Teach updates!
Free Pizza- always… courtesy of Dominoes!
Free Swag: Cash prizes for our Classroom design contest and t-shirt prizes for our Education Trivia Challenge!
Remember you earn a free t-shirt with 5 huddles in the 2011-2012 school year
-$50 for 1st place, $30 for 2nd place, $20 for 3rd place
-Contest Due Dates and Decision Dates
-Due to Judges by end of day November 4th
-Preston/Shehorn/Daniels/McGee/Garner- Office or Classroom
-Top 10 projects-displayed and judged at Nov. 8th huddle
-Winner = combination of audience and judges vote
-Requirements of Project
-Visual Component- layout of class including furniture & technology
-Written Component- explanation of the classroom layout that includes 3 key features
-Format- Any display format accepted… Video, PowerPoint, Posterboard
T.E.A.M. Teach LIVE!..... Register Now!
Come and participate in our T.E.A.M. Teach LIVE! event at West Hills College Lemoore on Saturday, September 24th. Our 3 hour conference, which will go from 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., is designed for both current and future educators. We have room for about 150 participants including current educators and our T.E.A.M. Teach students who aspire to be teachers in our part of the valley. At the end of the event we will be giving all of our participants free tickets to walk across campus and see the “First Lady of Education” Laura Bush as she comes to speak at our brand new Golden Eagle Arena from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. ($25 value). If you can’t make it to our conference, but want to go and hear Laura Bush speak you can purchase your tickets at www.protix.com and prices range from $25-75. If you want to know more about our conference here is a breakdown of the day!
1:00-1:45- Kickoff Session: Learn, Inspire, Vital, Education (L.I.V.E.)
2:00-2:50- Pathways to the Classroom
3:00-4:00- A Day in the Life
4:30- once we are done eating we will walk over to Golden Eagle Arena for Laura Bush event (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)
T.E.A.M. Teach Huddle- Transfer Celebration! May 17th
We will be having our final huddle of the semester on Tuesday, May 17th from 12:00-12:50 p.m.in the WHCL Conference Center. This is my favorite huddle of the semester because we will celebrate the 30 or so students in T.E.A.M. Teach who are transferring, graduating, or both. I have posted a list of graduates/transfer students at the bottom of this e-mail. Please review it to make sure we have the correct information for you, and if you are on this list please plan on attending and getting a “parting gift” and a great lunch! If you are graduating from WHC Lemoore and/or transferring to a 4 year university this fall semester (or if you already transferred this spring) and are not on the list, please e-mail Mr. P (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tiffani McGee (email@example.com) so we can add you to our graduation/transfer list. Our culinary program will be providing a build-your-own-burrito bar and we will also have dessert and drinks! I want to remind you that if you attended 5 huddles this school year (10-11) you get a new T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt.
Double Huddle.. Thursday, April 7th!
We will be having a “double huddle” this Thursday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.in the WHCL Conference Center. The first half of the huddle (11:00-12:15) will feature Rachel Hedman, one of the top storytellers in the valley, who will teach us about the art of storytelling and how to incorporate it into the classroom. After we eat some pizza, the second half of the huddle will feature our T.E.A.M. Teach counselor, Tiffani McGee, who will share information about registration for classes in the summer and fall. Twice the time and twice the info means that this event counts as 2 huddles, and if you can only make it to hear one of the speakers you still get credit for 1 huddle. I want to remind you that if you attend 5 huddles this school year (10-11) you get a new T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt which arrived last week and is rockin’!
Kickoff Dinner Photo Gallery...
Click on our photo gallery to see the pictures from our T.E.A.M. Teach Kickoff Dinner that took place at the beginning of February. Here are a few sample photos from this inspiring event!
Save the Date.... Spring 2011
Be on the lookout for e-mails and updates to the website about events coming this spring. There is a list of events below and if you want more specific information be sure to e-mail Mr. Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Huddle of the Semester!
We wrapped up the Fall 2010 semester with our "Unplugged Huddle" where we ate Subway, got charged up for finals, and talked about upcoming events for the 2011 year for the T.E.A.M. Teach program. Check out the pictures below:
Join the T.E.A.M. Teach CTE Academy!
WHC Lemoore recently received a grant to recruit, support, and develop students who are interested in teaching in the CTE fields in the future. Our grant specifically focuses in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Culinary, Information Technology, and Business.
T.E.A.M. Teach CTE Academy Requirements and Benefits
Scholarship Opportunity for Future Teachers!
The Kings County Chapter of California Retired Teachers Association is pleased to announce that at least one scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 will be awarded for the 2011-2012 school based on the following criteria:
Applicants must have their GPA verified by their former/present college by having an official transcript send from the college directly to the Scholarship Committee. On the application, be sure to include all achievements, honors, extra-curricular activities, community service, financial need, experience in working with students in an education or other setting and work/job experience in the narrative section.
Applications are due April 15th and must be mailed to:
CRTA Kings County Scholarship Committee
c/o Dick Hoffmaster
361 Tamarack Court
Hanford, CA 93230
Be sure to submit (1) a fully completed application, (2) requests that three letters of recommendation be sent directly to the Scholarship Committee and (3) all transcripts of college work be sent directly to the Scholarship Committee from the college (not you).
Questions regarding the application process please call: Dick Hoffmaster at 583-1241 or email him at email@example.com
CTE Huddle: Friday, March 11th at Noon
If you are part of our CTE 35 group, or are interested in becoming part of this group, we have a special huddle for you:
When: Friday, March 11th from 12:00-1:15
Where: West Hills College Lemoore Conference Center
What: Work with our counselor and advisor to complete a Student Education Plan (SEP) and set a plan for the courses that you need to take!
Why: Great information, free pizza, and a flash drive when you complete your SEP!
How: E-mail Teresa Quilici at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 925-3212 to RSVP!
2011 T.E.A.M. Kickoff Dinner w/ Fave 5-RSVP A.S.A.P.!
We will be having our 6th annual T.E.A.M. Teach Kickoff Banquet (which means a fancy dinner and tablecloths) on Wednesday, February 2nd from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.in the WHCL Conference Center and featuring the “Fave 5”. These 5 dynamic educators are being honored for their teaching excellence and willingness to open their doors and mentor students from our program during the past year. Robert Maldonado (Stratford Elementary), Jacqui Shehorn (WHC Lemoore English), Neomi Daniels (WHC Lemoore English), Allen Tong (Middle College High School Math), and Teri Simas (University Charter School Science/Math)… pictured above from left to right…will be honored and be giving some W.O.W. (Words of Wisdom) speeches to encourage and entertain our future educators! Additionally, you will be getting information about T.E.A.M. Teach for 2011, time to network with fellow future teachers and current educators, and some of the best food in the valley from our WHCL Culinary program. This is the one event of the year that an RSVP is required. Seating is limited to 120 spots, so please RSVP via e-mail to Mr. Preston at email@example.com before Friday, January 28th to reserve your seat (the easy way is to reply to this e-mail). Due to the growth in our program you will not be able to bring family or friends as guests; however, if you want to bring a k-college teacher who has mentored you, then e-mail me their name and I will add them to the list. This event counts as a huddle and I want to remind you that if you attend 5 huddles this school year (10-11) you get a new T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt which is currently being designed!
Textbook Checkout and Checkin Info!
We checked out 268 books so far this semester a few books left! Textbook checkout and checkin will continue through Wednesday, January 26th. You can e-mail Mr. Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org to check on the availability of books.You can check out up to 3 textbooks based on availability!
$4,000 Math/Science Scholarships Available
Thanks to a grant awarded to West Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) by the National Science Foundation, up to 25 students per year will be provided with an opportunity to participate in a scholarship and mentoring program designed to help them achieve their academic goals. The scholarship is approximately $4,000 a year and the application is due November 15th. Please strongly consider filling out the application out and applying for this grant. Take care and e-mail Mr. Brian Abela (email@example.com) or Mr. Preston if you have questions. The application is below:
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
Thanks to our partnership with University Charter School and T.E.A.M. Teach Contestants (Jennifer Ramey, Gio Defendis, and Amanda Cogan) we were able to successfully pull off the 1st ever "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" event on October 19th. There were 60 5th graders and 45 college students who enjoyed this battle of the wits. If you want to test your own 5th grade knowledge just click on the powerpoint below!
We are going to kickoff the recruitment with an orientation dinner (provided by WHCL Culinary) on Wednesday, December 1st from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the WHCL Conference Center. Please read the program requirements below and if you are interested in attending RSVP to Mr. Preston or Teresa Quilici (program advisor) by Monday, November 29th. The requirements/benefits for program participants are below:
T.E.A.M Teach Slogan and Logo... Yo!
We are in the process of creating some new t-shirts and other gear for T.E.A.M. Teach and need your creativity. We want to create a T.E.A.M. Teach slogan and a T.E.A.M. Teach logo to use. For example, Nike's slogan is "Just Do It!" and their logo is the Nike swoosh. Please text in your suggestion for a slogan, and if you have ideas for a logo please e-mail Mr. Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be voting on an official slogan at our last huddle of the semester which will be on December 9th! The texting information is below:
Text 231500 your message and name to 37607
For example, my text could say... 231500 Training Teachers for the Next Generation. James Preston. and I'd send it to 3760
Thanks to all of you who came out to Edplanapalooza last week. We had 54 students complete Student Education Plans (SEPs) and now know what classes they need to take in order to transfer! The spring schedule is available for previewing and be checking your student e-mail for information about registration. If you still need to complete an SEP, be sure to contact our T.E.A.M. Teach counselor, Tiffani McGee, to make an appointment.
T.E.A.M. Teach Textbook Update
As a member of T.E.A.M. Teach you can check out up to 3 textbooks each semester. We started checkout the week before the semester started and have handed out 235 books to our students so far! We still have a few books left for:
The "Show Me the Money" Powerpoint!
How 2B a CTE Teacher Flyer
CTE Teaching 4 U?
We have 80 students in our T.E.A.M. Teach network who are designated as a Career Technical Eduaction (CTE) pathway. This means that they want to teach in a career-related field such as Nursing, Culinary, Early Childhood Education, Business, AOJ, Agriculture, or other career-related fields. The credentialing for students in these CTE areas is different than that of a Multiple Subject (elementary) or Single Subject (junior high or high school) pathway. For more information on how to credential in this area or to check out the regional CTE credentialing program from Fresno Pacific check out the powerpoint and website links below!
Transfer Students... On Your Way.... Triple A... Congrats!
32 students from the T.E.A.M. Teach program are transferring to the 4 year university this fall and are going to a variety of schools including CSU Fresno,Fresno Pacific, CSU Monterey Bay, Brandman, UC Santa Barbara, CSU Northridge, and Columbia College. For a full transfer list and a few pictures from our transfer huddle look above and below this announcement!
How 2 B a CTE Teacher- May 19th- RSVP!
We have 80 of you in our program who have shown interest in teaching in the local high schools, adult schools, or community college in the Career Technical Education (CTE) field which include the areas of Business, Nursing, Early Childhood Education, Culinary, Agriculture and other career-related fields! If you are part of this “CTE 80”, or if you know anyone who is considering teaching in these fields, come and join us for an evening that will include information about the Fresno Pacific Designated Subject Career Technical Education Teaching Credential, guest speakers, a delicious dinner prepared by Alicia’s and a Q and A/Networking time. The event will be on Wednesday, May 19th from 5:00-8:00 in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center. For more information or to RSVP for this event please contact Mr. James Preston at 925-3146 or at email@example.com. This event is open to the community, but an RSVP is required.
Casino Night 2010- Fundraiser for T.E.A.M. and 5c- Get Involved!
We will be joining forces with Hanford Elementary School District Foundation to host our 1st annual “Casino Night: Bet on Education” fundraiser on the evening of Friday, March 19th at West Hills College Lemoore. The proceeds from the event will go towards the T.E.A.M. Teach textbook checkout library and towards scholarships for 6th-8th graders who want to attend our 5C Experience summer program which takes place the last two weeks of June. The event is for community members and is restricted to people who are over 21. The tickets are $30 and that ticket includes: admission, script to play blackjack, poker, roulette and other games with, a chance at raffle prizes, a drink ticket (beer, wine, soda), and free Hors d’Oeuvres from our WHCL Culinary program for the evening. You can check out the T.E.A.M. Teach website for more information. Here are 3 possible ways to get involved:
You can contact Tiffani McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved and help us to raise funds for textbooks and 5C scholarships!
Register Now and Get on the Bus! “Student 2 Teacher Conference”
We will be taking a charter bus to the 14th annual CSU Stanislaus “Transition from Student to Teacher Conference” on Saturday, March 6th. We will be leaving campus around 6:00 a.m. and arriving at CSU Stanislaus around 9:00 a.m. for their conference which will include great information and food! We will be returning to WHC Lemoore around 7:00 p.m. that evening. To find out more information and to reserve your spot on the bus you will need to read, fill out, and return the registration form below which is available on the T.E.A.M. Teach website. You can also come to Mr. Preston’s office in Portable 506 to pick up a registration form. We will accept the first 53 registration forms that are turned in to Mr. Preston in Portable 506. The T.E.A.M. Teach program will pay for your registration fee for the conference and transportation. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided!
Huddle Up on Thursday, February 25th for "Counseling Corner"!
The 2010 Kickoff Banquet Featuring the "Fave 5".... check out the article below
T.E.A.M Teach Kickoff Dinner 2010
The T.E.A.M. Teach Kickoff Dinner 2010 featuring the Fave 5!We had a great evening listening to our speakers and celebrating successes for the year. Approximately 90 T.E.A.M. members attended the event and there are some great pictures below and on the T.E.A.M. Photo Gallery section of our website:
Save the Date.... 2010
Thursday, February 4th- T.E.A.M. Teach 2010 Kickoff Banquet- 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.- RSVP Required!
Saturday, March 6th- CSU Stanislaus Future Teacher Conference Road Trip- Register with Mr. Preston
Friday, March 19th- T.E.A.M. Teach Casino Night Fundraiser
Thursday, May 20th- "Transfer Celebration" Huddle
Other huddles and events will be announced throughout the semester, so be checking your e-mail and visiting our website at teamteach.westhillscollege.com for updated information!
T.E.A.M. Teach Textbook Update
As a member of T.E.A.M. Teach you can check out up to 3 textbooks each semester. We will be collecting textbooks for the next few weeks. Please return your textbooks by Friday, December 18th. You can turn them into Gus or Mr. Preston in Portable 506 or bring them to the unplugged huddle on December 10th if you don’t need them for finals. This semester we are also happily accepting book donations. If you have a textbook that you don’t need, don’t want to sell back, and would like to give to another T.E.A.M. Teach student for next semester….. then consider a donation for the T.E.A.M. Teach nation!
Check-out for Spring 2010 will start on Wednesday, January 13th at 8:00 a.m. in Portable 506. We will be open from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. that day to check out books for the spring. We will continue to check out books through the first couple weeks of the semester, but January 13th is your best bet if you want to guarantee some textbooks!
T.E.A.M. Teach Car Wash Fundraiser!
Thanks to every one who helped out at our fundraiser for the T.E.A.M. Teach Textbook Checkout library by selling tickets or washing cars. A special thanks to Annie, Oscar, Robert, JoAnna M., Jackie L, Raul, Jacqui, Brian H., Clemente, Prodigy, Anna Connie, Katrina, Katherine H., Elizabeth Q., Jose A, Liliana V., Elias, Brian L., Josh C., Brittini, Gio, Laura E., Brian, Reina, Jameson Birrell, Mike, Ryan S., Jacqui Shehorn for pitching in to get some cars seriously clean! I'm sorry if I missed your name.
CBEST info click here to register!
YouTube...T.E.A.M. Teach in 2020!
Check out the Plans for the year 2020 of some of our All-Star T.E.A.M Teach members who worked at our 5c summer outreach program this past summer as mentors. Just click on the link below...
First Huddle a Success!
Over 70 students attended our first huddle of the year. Congratulations to our raffle winners! Be on the look out for our October huddle...
Join us for our first Huddle of the year!
Tuesday 9/01/09 Conference Center 12:00-1:00 PM
Textbook Check-out and Check-in!
Textbook check-out and check-in started on Wednesday in Portable 506. As a T.E.A.M. Teach member you can check out up to 3 books for the semester. We have already checked out over 150 books and still have a number of books left for EDUC 1, EDUC 5, COM 1, Psychology, Business, Math, Art, Music, Political Science, History, and a few other classes. If you still have a books from spring or summer please return them a.s.a.p. Gustavo Enriquez and Mr. Preston will be available on Thursday, Friday, and early next week to check out books. If you are looking for ways to find a deal on textbooks you should check out cheaptesttextbooks.com
T.E.A.M Teach Transfer celebration
On May 14th we wrapped up the semester with our transfer celebration. About 70 students were in attendance for our final huddle. A total of 20+ T.E.A.M. Teach members are transferring to four year universities such as CSU Fresno, Fresno Pacific University, and other schools in the fall (see the picture below of our awesome transfer students!). Congratulations to everyone moving on!
T.E.A.M. Teach Huddles- Save the Date!
Please put the following dates down on your calendar for huddles! All of them will be noon-1:00, all of them will involve free food and great information, and all of them will be in the WHC Lemoore conference center. Our first huddle will be on Wednesday, February 18th and will feature presentations from our financial aid department, Tiffani McGee, and Gustavo Enriquez on how to save money while traveling through college.
Wednesday, February 18th- “Show Me the $”
Tuesday, March 3rd- “Tales from the Transfer”
Thursday, April 16th- “Schedule for Success”
Thursday, May 14th- “Unplugged” and Transfer Celebration!
Huddle Up! -Schedule for Success
Thursday, April 16th at noon we will be huddling up in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center. This huddle will feature a presentation from our T.E.A.M. Teach Counselor, Tiffani McGee, and a representative from Chapman University. Tiffani will be discussing the summer and fall schedule, making appointments, and letting you know more details about how to take advantage of priority registration that is available for T.E.A.M. Teach members. And don't forget the.....free pizza!
KICK OFF BANQUET!
Here are a few pics from our kick off banquet 1/29/2009. To view more pictures clock on photo gallery.
Register for TEACH 09 by clicking on the application below:
Registration and Information Form
T.E.A.M. Teach Instapoll- How Do You Save $?
2009 T.E.A.M. Teach Kickoff Banquet
We will be having our 4th annual T.E.A.M. Teach Kickoff Banquet (which means a fancy dinner and tablecloths J) on Thursday, January 29th from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The event will feature information about T.E.A.M. Teach for 2009, the world premiere of 5c documentary, guest speakers from CSU Fresno and Fresno Pacific University, time to network with fellow educators, and some of the best food in the valley from our WHCL Culinary program…… and a really cool surprise gift (I guess it’s not a surprise now that I just mentioned it, but it is a gift). This is the one event of the year that an RSVP is required. Seating is limited so please RSVP via e-mail to Mr. Preston at email@example.com before Friday, January 23rd to reserve your seat (the easy way is to reply to this e-mail). This event counts as our January huddle and I want to remind you that if you attend 2 huddles this school year (08-09) you get a T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt and if you attend 7 huddles this school year you can earn a T.E.A.M. Teach hat!
Textbook Check-in & Check-out
for Fall and Spring Semester!
As a T.E.A.M. Teach member you can check out up to 3 books from our textbook checkout library each semester. Check out the following dates for check-out and check-in.
Fall Textbook Check-in: Check-in is happening now!
Monday Dec. 8 - Tuesday Dec. 16. Please come to Portable 506 and drop off your books between 9:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m
Spring Textbook Check-out: Books can be checked out starting January 7, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
CBEST Test Prep, Writing Prep, and Reading Prep
Cost, Payment, Registration
Halloween Road Huddle: Bus Trip to FPU and CSU Fresno!
Just when you thought our T.E.A.M. Teach huddles couldn’t be any more educational or fun, we came up with the Halloween Road Huddle! We have chartered a bus for Friday, October 31st that will leave WHC Lemoore at 8:00 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. Our day will include guided tours at Fresno Pacific University and CSU Fresno, and lunch at the Satellite Student Union at CSU Fresno. To reserve your spot on the bus you can e-mail Crystal Shannon, our program assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 925-3243. This will be a popular trip, so sign up now!
T.E.A.M. Teach October Podcast!
Click on the IPOD person below for the latest T.E.A.M. Teach information. There will be about a 5 second delay before you hear the update:
T.E.A.M Teach Halftime Huddle- October 9th at Noon!
We will have our second huddle of the semester at noon on Thursday, October 9th at noon in Room 209. This huddle will include our guest speaker Linda Hoff (Director of the Teacher Education Program at Fresno Pacific University), a preview of the upcoming events, and of course…. PIZZA! We have new T.E.A.M. Teach T-shirts that can be yours if you attend 2 huddles this fall!
FPU Teacher Credential Program- Info Meeting on October 9th
WHC Lemoore is extending its partnership with Fresno Pacific University (FPU) to include a 5th year teacher credentialing program for a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Linda Hoff, the director of Teacher Education, will be coming to WHC Lemoore for an information meeting about the program on Thursday, October 9th in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. She will also be on campus that same day between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to talk individually with students who are interested in the program. Many students from the Fresno Pacific University B.A. degree completion program on the WHC Lemoore campus will be graduating in December and going directly into the 5th year credential program. If you are interested in a FPU credential program on the WHC Lemoore campus please contact me at email@example.com and I can give you further information.
T.E.A.M Teach September 08 Huddle a Success!
Thank you to all the new members and returning T.E.A.M Teachers who attended. Be sure to keep a lookout for the dates of our upcoming huddles!
Students enjoying their pizza Raffle Winners!
Textbook Check-out for Summer and Fall Semester!
As a T.E.A.M. Teach member you can check out up to 3 books from our textbook checkout library each semester. Check out the following dates for check-out and check-in.
Summer Textbook Check-in: please come to Portable 506 and ask for Gustavo Enriquez, Mondays-Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or call him at 925-3282 to arrange for a time to drop off your books.
Fall Textbook Check-out: Mr. Preston will be available all day on Wednesday, August 6th at 9:00 a.m. to check out books for the fall semester and then again starting the week of August 11th.
Please click on the link above to view the new T.E.A.M. teach video that will give you information on how to become a teacher in California and some details about T.E.A.M Teach! You will need Quicktime on your computer in order to play the video. Thanks to all of you who contributed your comments, faces, and voices to this production :)
T.E.A.M. Teach May Podcast!
Click on the IPOD person below for the latest T.E.A.M. Teach information. There will be about a 5 second delay before you hear the update:
T.E.A.M Teach Huddle on May 14th at Noon!
Come and chill out and charge up for finals at our huddle on Wednesday, May 14th at noon in the WHCL Conference Center. The huddle will include a celebration of our transfer students, CBEST success stories, and a "Build Your Own Burrito Bar" that is being put together by our Culinary program. This is not your average free pizza type of huddle, so be there!
CBEST Prep- March 8th & March 29th
These prep classes will get you ready for the April CBEST. For more information please print the flyer below and to register go to:
Save the Date 2008!
Teach 2008 Conference- February 29th
This regional event that will be from 9:00-2:00 and will feature 4 year universities, guest speakers, food, and fun! To register you can contact Mr. Preston or download the flyer below and bring it to Tiffani McGee (T.E.A.M. Teach Counselor)
3rd Annual T.E.A.M. Teach Kickoff Dinner
Textbook Check-Out and Textbook Check-In!
Check-In-Please bring your textbooks to Portable 506 by Friday, December 14th at 4:00 p.m.
Check-Out- Textbooks can be checked out for the spring semester starting on Wednesday, January 9th at 9:00 a.m. in Portable 506.
December Huddle Wraps Up the Semester!
On Thursday, December 6th there were 40 T.E.A.M. Teach members who celebrated the end of the semester with some pizza, the world premiere of the T.E.A.M. Teach video, and some raffle prizes. Check out the pictures of your fellow T.E.A.M. Teachers below:
“Pizza, Prizes, Premiere, & Pathways ”
Thursday, December 6th at Noon
WHCL- Room 209
We will have our final huddle of the semester on Thursday, December 6th at noon in Room 209. I know that this time of the semester is busy for everyone so the agenda will be light and will include pizza, raffle prizes, some conversation about “pathways”, and the world premiere of the T.E.A.M. Teach promotional video. It should be fun so come and join us in Room 209!
T.E.A.M. Teach Turns Two!
This fall marks the two year anniversary for the T.E.A.M. Teach project. James Preston (Education Instructor/Project Director), Jacqui Shehorn (Major Leaguer/Mentor), and Pedro Avila (WHC Researcher) recently gave a presentation at the Student Success Conference in San Jose that outlined the progress of the T.E.A.M. Teach project. You can check out the researchon the project and other information and pictures from T.E.A.M. Teach by clicking on the link below:
We will have our 2nd huddle of the semester at noon on Tuesday, October 23rd. This huddle will include a preview of the spring semester, featured learning community classes, and discussion of priority registration. Counselors and advisors will be on hand to help you figure out the best schedule for you for spring and also talk with you about your education plans. As always, we will have pizza!
Priority Registration Starts on Monday, October 22nd for T.E.A.M. Teach
If you joined T.E.A.M. Teach prior to September 15th, 2007 then you have priority registration rights for the spring semester. This means that you can start registering on Monday, October 22nd for classes. Regular registration begins on Saturday, October 27th. Please join us at the T.E.A.M. Teach huddle or make an appointment with a counselor or advisor to develop a schedule that works best for you!
WHCL Gets CTE Grant- Books, Conferences, & Counselors!
WHC Lemoore was awarded a grant in July that will allow us to add many services to the T.E.A.M. Teach project. The focus is on developing and recruiting students who are interested in teaching in the CTE fields (Agriculture, Business, Public Service, Culinary, Health Careers) and an additional emphasis on future Math and Science teachers. Even though the grant is CTE-related it will improve the services for all T.E.A.M. Teach members. In the next few months you will see the following:
FPU Connection- T.E.A.M. Teachers Travelin’ the Pipeline and Future Opportunities
August was a historic month for the Fresno Pacific/West Hills College Lemoore partnership as the first cohort group started the 18 month degree completion program in Liberal Studies. These 15 students transferred into the program with 70 units, they will meet for class 1 night a week for the next 18 months on the WHCL campus, and then they will receive their B.A. degree in Liberal Studies from Fresno Pacific University. Another cohort group will start in January (B.A. in Child Development) and MaryJo Burchard from Fresno Pacific University has been inquiring if we have enough students to start another Liberal Studies cohort group in January. If you are interested in the program and starting in January please e-mail me and I will pass the information on to MaryJo. You can also make an appointment with her in the administration building and meet with her personally. Congratulations and best wishes to Vicki Nelson, Oscar Villareal (king of Upward Bound), Sheri Gordon, Rachele Martinez (supersub of the future), Crystal Shannon, Vanessa Avila, Laura Pitts (5C Mentor Extraordinairre), Betsy Pena, Amy Soyland, Jorge Pulido, Tabitha Davis, Cynthia “Mizzou” Mora, Ricky “the Famous Ricky” Paredes, Rick “Go Dodgers” Calvillo, Linda Cruz, and the one and only Toni Morris.
T.E.A.M. Teach Unplugged
Come chill-out and charge-up for finals
Date: Wednesday, May 16th at Noon
Location: WHCL Conference Center
Food: Pizza, Pizza, and Pizza….
April 2007- T.E.A.M. Teach Huddle- Schedule for Success
Schedule for Success
When: Monday, April 16th- Noon
Where: WHCL Conference Center
March 2007- CBEST Classes Offered
West Hills College Lemoore is offering an 18 hour CBEST test preparation class to help you pass the CBEST. For more information or to register click on the link below this that says CBEST flyer. The CBEST prep class will at the end of February and is only $30 for T.E.A.M. Teach members.
CBEST Prep Class Registration
March 2007- Academic Game Plan with Coach John Baxter
Date: Wednesday, March 14th-6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: WHC Lemoore Conference Center
Coach Baxter will talk about his nationally recognized “Academic Game Plan” and share words of wisdom for current and future students, teachers, and coaches! Community members are invited for the pizza, time with Coach Baxter, and a few updates about the T.E.A.M. Teach Project. For more information about the “Academic Game Plan” go to http://www.academicgameplan.com/
January 2007- T.E.A.M. Teack Kickoff Dinner
An evening to get together, reflect on 2006, charge up for 2007, and eat some high caliber tasty banquet food!
When: Wednesday, January 31st 2007
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: WHCL Conference Center
All T.E.A.M. Teach Members are invited and an RSVP is required for this event! Please R.S.V.P. to Mr. Preston by January 26th to reserve your seat/dinner via phone (925-3146) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
T.E.A.M. Teach Unplugged
The last huddle of the fall semester featured speakers, pizza, and prizes as we "chilled-out and fired-up for finals. Congratulations to Ricky (he won an I-Pod), Brandie, Janet, Emilia, and our other winners. Enjoy your holiday season and see you in January!
December 7th, 2006 at Noon
WHCL Conference Center
T.E.A.M. Teach Road Huddle
Fresno Pacific University & CSU Fresno!
Friday, November 17, 2006
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FSU Road Trippers visit campus from 10-2
FPU Road Trippers visit campus from 9-2:30
Lunch Provided by FPU for FPU road trippers
You will need to fill out an online registration form and RSVP to Mr. Preston at email@example.com before the end of the day on Wednesday, November 15th in order to reserve your spot on the bus!
Come and join us for the second huddle of the semester titled, "Successful Scheduling for Future Teachers " This huddle will be offered on all 3 West Hills College campuses and is geared for Rookies, Single A, and Double A T.E.A.M. Teach players. The first half hour will be an information presentation with a WHC counselor. The second half hour will be a workshop time spent with advisors and instructors focusing on your education plan for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. The dates/times/locations are below:
West Hills College Lemoore- Conference Center- Noon-1:00
Facilitator: James Preston- Education instructor
Presenter: Michael Rodriguez- WHCL counselor
Pizza will be served!
West Hills College Coalinga- Everett Hall- Noon-1:00
Facilitator:David Reynolds- Education instructor
Presenter: Sandy McGlothlin- WHC counselor
North District Center - Room 35- Noon-1:00
Facilitator/Presenter: Marlese Roton- Counselor
September 2006 Update
Movin' on Up the Teacher Education Pipeline!
Congratulations to those of you who moved up a level or two during this 2005-2006 school year. If you have updates (transfer, passed CBEST, etc.) for me be sure to update your member profile at teamteach.westhillscollege.com and I will make the changes to your level. The following individuals are one step closer to realizing their dreams of becoming Major Leaguers!
Rookie to Single A: Brittney Aceves, Emilia Agostini, Abi Balbuena, Cara Barker, April Dollar, Robin Fields, Andrew Garcia, Isabel Gutierrez, Nataly Llamas, Brenda Medina, Paige Montgomery, Johana Navarro, Beth Piper, Xochitl Rodriguez, Nickole Shipley, Amy Soyland, Candace Stockton, Richie Thompson, Jessica Todd, Susana Vargas, and Cheryl Warmerdam.
Single A to Double A: Stephanie Badasci, Debbie Cameron, Irma Garcia, Rosalia Guzman, Kelly Jones, Jackie Morales, Toni Morris, and Carla Soares.
Double A to Triple A: Seth Montgomery, Jennifer Reynolds, and Kate Hall.
Triple A to Major Leagues: A number of T.E.A.M. Teach members are to be congratulated on getting their B.A. degrees in the past 6 months including Roberta Vasquez, Bridgette Maciel, Melanie Tatco, Brittney Morales, Adelina Mora, Brianna Richardson, Andrea Garcia, and Adolfo Maciel. Many of these individuals are now completing credentials or pursuing teaching positions for the fall!
May 2006- All-Star Teacher Panel and Pizza
Monday, May 8th from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
WHC Lemoore Conference Center
All-Star Teacher Panel will be hosted by M.C. Preston and will include:
Carol Stone– Fresno County Teacher of the Year (04-05)
Lucy Gomez– Principal, Jefferson Elementary
David Reynolds– WHC Instructor and former high school teacher
Joni Garner– Jefferson Elementary– 5th grade teacher
Other “Special Guests” will join us and the panel
March 2006- T.E.A.M. Journals and Pens
For those T.E.A.M. Teach members who were not able to attend the dinner, there is a gift waiting for you. Please contact Mr. Preston or come by his office to pick up your official T.E.A.M. Teach reflective journal and T.E.A.M. Teach highlighter/pen.
February 2006- Kickoff Dinner!
The 1st Annual T.E.A.M. Teach kickoff dinner took place on Wednesday, February 1st at West Hills College Lemoore. The event was attended by 50 T.E.A.M. members who heard a review of 2005, a preview of 2006 T.E.A.M. events, listened to fellow T.E.A.M. members share some of their highlights, and finished up the evening by huddling up in small groups to talk about their teaching journeys to this point. Pictured above are John Werner (Major League- Avenal High School), Rosalia Guzman (Single A), Teri Simas (Major League- UCS), Gustavo Enriquez (Rookie), and Ricardo "Ricky" Paredes (Double A).
September 2005- T.E.A.M. Teach ThinkTank
A group of T.E.A.M members gathered on Monday, September 26th to brainstorm ideas for the 2004-2005 school year and to help provide some guidance and direction for the program. If you are interested in participating in a ThinkTank session in the spring please e-mail Mr. Preston. Thanks to the following people who came, contributed, and created:
Major Leaguers: Melanie Endo, Sandi Lowe, Jacqui Shehorn, Teri Simas, Angela Tos, Jody "Batman" Ruble, Chris Camarena, Joni Garner, and Karen Belt
Triple A: Kate Hall, "The" Adolfo Maciel, Andrea Garcia, and Bridgette Maciel
Double A: Carla Soares, Stella Hernandez
Single A: Syndell Mulherin, Berzabet "Betsy" Pena.
August 2005- Adolfo Maciel- Triple A
Click on the link below to read this article about Adolfo:
Riverdale High Grad Serves as Role Model for Local Youth West Hills College District
August 2005- The 5C Mentor Crew for 2005