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                November-Student of the Month

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    North Pontotoc Senior, Collin Crawson, completed the Rural Medical and Science Scholars Camp at Mississippi State University. The camp was held June 2-28, 2019, and the participants were able to:

    • Shadow physicians, dentists, & other healthcare professionals
    • Make new friends with similiar interests and goals
    • Visit the University of Mississippi Medical Center 
    • take two college-level courses 
    • earn certificaiton as a Junior Master Wellness Volunteer
    • participate in practical learning activities
    • have college atmosphere while leaving on the campus of Missisissippi Sate University

    The Pontotoc Ridge Career & Technology Center is proud of Collin's hard work and determination. 


    Thanks to the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund and CREATE for making this opportunity available. 

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  • PRCTC Teacher of the Year 2018-2019 

    Bridget Robinson


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Student Organizations

  • Welcome to the Real World 

    Pontotoc County Extension Service hosted the "Welcome to the Real World" reality fair for students at the Pontotoc Ridge Career & Technology Center. Each student is given a scenario indicating their occupation, salary, and family situation. Then they take their monthly income and make basic living purchases by visiting each of the booths. At each booth they are to deduct the amount they choose from their monthly income. Here are the names of the booths they visit:
    • Groceries
    • Taxes-monthly withholding
    • Housing - purchase or rent
    • Transportation - type of car they might drive
    • Child Care
    • Communication (cell phone options)
    • Clothing - low or high cost plan
    • Personal Care - haircut, toiletries, etc.
    • Entertainment - cable, fast food, game tickets, movies, restaurants, etc 
    • Supplemental Income - national guard, yard work, babysitting, house cleaning, etc.
    It is an excellent way for students to see what happens to your paycheck in the "real world".
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    Instructables Classroom Organization Challenge
     Congratulations to Amanda Wood's 2nd Block Engineerying students who were finalists int he Instructables Classroom Organization Challenge. Out of 77 entries, they were one of 19 finalists wh won an Instructables Prize Pack for their Mobile Charge Cart. Pictured from left to right are: Amanda Wood, Dylan Capps, Avery Gardner, Michael Nix, Nathan Tzib, Zae Ivy, Wes Lindsey, Riley Sappington, Caleb Davis.

    Link for the Instructables Classroom Challenge

    Instructable Classroom Challenge

  • College & Career Night 2019 

    Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology Center hosted College and Career Night on September 12. Junior and Senior students from South Pontotoc, North Pontotoc, and Pontotoc High School were invited to explore future opportunities within college, military and local businesses. 

     137 students attended - a large majority of the students brought their parents as well. We had 30 colleges, businesses, and military representatives (12 colleges, 2 cosmetology schools, 4 military branches, and 12 businesses).
    Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology center is happy to host this event annually. Not only are we a central location for all the schools to attend, but this event is an extension of our school's purpose. The Career Center strives to help students connect to fulfilling careers either directly after high school or continuing education. Our motto is "keeping it real... real world, real life, real education".

  • First Annual Signing Day

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    On May 7th Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology Center hosted their first annual signing day celebrating students who plan to enter the workforce, military, or post secondary technical programs after graduation. The key note speaker was David Simmons- a career coach with the create foundation. He retired from Walmart distribution center in New Albany where he was director of transportation, distributions, and logistics. He is a certified legacy coach in the Zig Ziglar organization. The different organizations that signed students included: US Marines, US Army, US Navy, ICC, Northeast, Thompson Cat Machinery, and Mississippi Metals. Students involved in Signing day were: Cameron Condor - US Marines, Mac Evans- US Army, Saylor Fallin US Navy, Daniel Benson- US Marines, Nathan Delgado - ICC diesel equipment program, Tristan Bates ICC Diesel equipment program, Justice Roberson- ICC automotive tech program, Ryan Oglesby Northeast Drafting program, Austin Boyle- Mississippi Metals, Perry Malone Thompson Cat Machinery


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    Pedal Car Competition 

    Pontotoc Ridge Career & Technology Center took first place for the second year in a row at the Summit Racing Equipment Pedal Car Challenge. This pedal car was a collaborative project involving 7 PRCTC programs. The programs included: Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Ag-Power and Machinery, Carpentry, Furniture Manufacturing, Drafting, and Engineering.  Congratulations to all students and teachers involved in this project. 


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  • CTE Programs

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  • Health Science

    Health Science students had the opportunity to not only practice sterille dressing changes but also to draw the different body planes.

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  • Ag Power and Machinery

    Ag. Power and Machinery- Mr. Powell's class went to the local county school bus terminal to get some live, hands on experience working on our very own Pontotoc County School buses. These students have learned how the air brake system functions and how to disassemble and replace brake shoes on a school bus. They also learned how to adjust brake shoes to manufacturer specificaitons. We would like to thank Mr. Shane Long, Mr. Kevin Foster, and Mr. Dan Hester for taking time out of their day to help thsese students with this project based learning opportunity!

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  • Early Childhood

    Early Childhood was presenting Shaken Baby Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and Drug Affected Syndrome to Teacher Academy. Students discussed how each affects infants and children that carry on into struggles with learning and processing information.

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  • Teacher Academy

    Mrs. Gunter's Teacher Academy students packed and shipped a care package to a soldier serving over seas for one of their service projects.

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  • AEST Plant Class

    Our plant class has been in charge of keeping the flowers, shrubs, and tress in pristine condition on our campus. Students are learning how to pot plants using the correct amount of soil and gauging the proper pot size.

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