Students will have virtual classes Monday. Ocean City High School will be offering a Career Technical Education (CTE) program in the field of marketing/marketing management, according to a school press release.In order to complete the Career Technical Education program, students must successfully complete the three-course requirement.This includes fashion marketing and merchandising, hospitality, tourism, and real estate services, and marketing and sports entertainment.Students in the program must participate in the Career and Technical Student Organization, DECA, and attain a passing score on the A*S*K* Institute Fundamental Marketing Concepts Exam.“Bringing the Career Technical Education Program and the Structured Learning Experiences to Ocean City High School was of great importance to (High School Principal) Dr. Matthew Jamison, the administration, the School Board, and me,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Taylor said in the release.She continued, “Our goal with our students is to always prepare them for the responsibilities that will be expected of them when they move on to their collegiate and post-secondary careers. We strongly believe that the High School CTE program will expand those opportunities for our students to learn general workplace responsibilities, as well as begin to understand the mechanics of their desired career field.”The Career Technical Education programs are designed to bring experiential career interests and coursework together through the use of Structured Learning Experiences.The CTE programs of study requires at least one Structured Learning Experience (SLE) during the program of studies.The SLEs are experiential, educational activities that are designed to provide students with exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of specific job titles or job groups.These supervised activities aim to assist students in gaining employment skills and making career and education decisions.They can include job shadowing, cooperative education experiences, volunteering, apprenticeships, internships, or school-based enterprises.In addition to off-campus opportunities, the school store, Raider Retailers, will provide an on-campus Structured Learning Experience opportunity for students in the program.Once all of the CTE requirements are met, students will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be able to utilize their CTE experience in their college and post-secondary planning.
Ghana’s Abdul Majeed Waris has officially left Turkish side Trabzonspor for Lorient.The Ligue 1 side won the battle for the highly-rated forward who was also wanted by Stade Rennes.The move to France marks a return to the league where the Ghanaian had success with a loan spell at Valenciennes in the second half of the 2013-14 season. He scored nine times in 16 games at the time.The move is a four-year deal and it marks a leap of faith for the French side who are reported to be hopeful for the 23-year old’s tenure despite niggling injuries in the past year.Lorient, which is where Jordan Ayew had a good spell only last season with 12 goals. Snubbing Rennes Waris had been linked with a move to Rennes over the past two months with fresh reports hinting a new bid from Lorient who were recently forced to sell compatriot Jordan Ayew to English side Aston Villa.Respected outlet, L’Equipe, on Monday had reported that the player rejected a move to the Stade du Moustoir over its synthetic playing surface.Waris had struggled to settle down with Turkish side Trabzonspor since moving over from Spartak Moscow last summer. –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
Expect to see that ferocity throughout this season, beginning Week 1 when he finally makes his return to the field.Key injuriesJames Conner, ankle: The Steelers running back broke out last season as he took on a larger role in the absence of Le’Veon Bell during his contract holdout, but an ankle injury limited Conner to just 13 games. With Bell gone, expect Conner’s duties to be expanded as he looks to build on the 973 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns be complied in 2018 — if he can stay healthy.Andy Dalton, thumb: The Bengals quarterback went down with a thumb injury late in the season, landing on injured reserve Nov. 26, but threw for 2,566 yards and 21 touchdowns with 11 interceptions before being sidelined. Pairing his return to the field with A.J. Green’s and Tyler Eifert’s will certainly give Cincinnati the new life it needs as it rebuilds. Here’s the outlook for the AFC North heading into training camp:Team on the riseCleveland Browns Related News The Browns had nowhere to go but up in 2018 after posting a winless record the previous season, but after going 7-8-1 in 2018 they could really take off in 2019.One of the biggest stories this offseason was Cleveland’s acquisition of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the Giants. But the Browns didn’t stop there and made a controversial decision to sign running back Kareem Hunt following his release from the Chiefs after a video surfaced in which he was kicking a woman (he’s suspended eight games to start 2019 for the incident).Among those returning for the Browns after helping turn around the team last season are Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway and Nick Chubb, making the Browns not only the most intriguing team in the AFC North but also one of the most interesting ones in the NFL as a whole.Team on the declineCincinnati BenglasIt’s a new era in Cincinnati, which means the Bengals could be looking up from the bottom of the division for a year or two as they find their footing.The team brought in first-time head coach Zac Taylor after parting ways with longtime coach Marvin Lewis, and the 36-year-old will face the tall task of helping the team rebound from its first last-place finish in the division since 2010 after the Browns infamously held the position from 2011-17.However, much of the team’s turnaround will depend on the recovery of its offense after the Bengals lost quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb), wide receiver A.J. Green (toe) and tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle) to injuries last season.Rookies to watchDevin Bush, LB, Steelers: The Steel Curtain has been far from impenetrable since the team lost Ryan Shazier to a spine injury, so Pittsburgh traded up to take the Michigan standout 10th overall and he quickly made an impression on his teammates during OTAs. Bush, who ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash at the combine, had 172 tackles, 18.5 tackles for losses, 10 sacks and an interception in 32 games in his three seasons with the Wolverines.Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens: The Ravens surprised many taking Brown with the No. 25 pick of the first round. The team doesn’t have the best history drafting receivers, and Lamar Jackson carried much of the offensive load last season as he ranked 30th in rushing yards, joining Cam Newton (49th) as the only quarterbacks in the top 50. Still, Brown proved to be a valuable — and speedy — weapon as Kyler Murray’s top target at Oklahoma, posting 75 catches for 1,318 and 10 touchdowns last season.Player spotlightEarl ThomasAfter spending the first nine seasons of his career in Seattle, Thomas is in for an adjustment in 2019 with the Ravens, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t up for the challenge.A key member of the “Legion of Boom” secondary and Seahawks defense that was among the NFL’s stingiest for most of a decade, Thomas brings a level of intensity, determination and leadership that the Ravens defense has arguably lacked since Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed’s retirement.Imagine what Thomas brings to a defense that ranked first in yards allowed in 2018. His fire was only fueled after he broke his leg last season, and he didn’t hide his middle-finger feelings from the Seahawks. The AFC North has been dominated by the Bengals, Ravens and Steelers for years, but this finally could be the year of the Browns.The division has a new look all around, as the Browns and Ravens made some big offseason signings, the Bengals added a new head coach for the first time in 17 years and the Steelers will prepare to play without their “Killer B” trio. NFL training camp 2019: AFC East preview