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VILLA Parent Academy Class of 2019
School Board members and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower congratulate the VILLA Class of 2019 upon completion of the parent academy program. VILLA class members including Megan Sparger, right, participate in a hands-on activity to learn more about how students study STEM in CCSD schools. VILLA class members participate in a hands-on activity to learn more about how students study STEM in CCSD schools. The morning class of the VILLA program poses for a group photo after its first session. The evening class of the VILLA program poses for a group photo after its first session. CCSD Transportation Jim Georges speaks to the VILLA class about school buses before the group boards one for its field trip. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, right, and Chief Operating Officer Trey Olson speak to the VILLA class after its boarded the bus for its field trip. School Board Chair Kyla Cromer boards the school bus for the VILLA field trip. Sequoyah HS Assistant Principal Peter Vajda, right, and School Board Chair Kyla Cromer, left, lead the VILLA class on a tour of the school as part of the field trip. Sequoyah HS Principal Bob Van Alstyne points out equipment used by automotive students to VILLA class members during their field trip visit. Sequoyah HS Assistant Principal Laura Kudlak talks with VILLA participants about the Family and Consumer Sciences program (today's version of home ec) during the field trip visit. Sequoyah HS Principal Bob Van Alstyne talks about the safety benefits of the turf installed on the school's football field. VILLA class members and School Board member John Harmon are 'sprinkled with kindness' confetti as they walk through Hickory Flat ES as part of their field trip. Hickory Flat ES students demonstrate for the VILLA class during its field trip visit one of their symbolic activities to celebrate kindness at their school. VILLA class member Chanda Schwab listens to the presentation by Hickory Flat ES students on Social and Emotional Learning. VILLA class member Jimmy Pugh listens to the presentation by Hickory Flat ES students on Social and Emotional Learning. Hickory Flat ES Principal Whitney Nolan and a panel of her students talk about how the school incorporates Social and Emotional Learning into its daily activities. VILLA class members watch Dean Rusk Middle School students participate in a STEM hands-on lesson. VILLA class member Alicia Lakhansingh takes a photo as she watches students use robotics in a Dean Rusk MS Connections class. CCSD Chief Information Officer talks about technology in schools during the VILLA class field trip stop at Dean Rusk MS. Sequoyah High School senior Valerie Ambriz, a Student Delegate to the School Board, speaks to the VILLA class during their field trip about her experience as a CCSD student. VILLA class members enjoy a buffet lunch of items from CCSD's School Nutrition cafeteria menus as part of their field trip.