For the 5th year in a row, Clifton has earned a No Place for Hate campus designation. This year our campus was more collaborative in our activities. We began with a discussion about communities, how we are a community full of people with various strengths, and when we work together, our community is stronger. We talked about strategies for being an upstander, rather than a bystander, when we see hateful actions. We had an event focused on respectful disagreement, with strategies for staying calm, active listening, and i-statements. We had a day where students visited another Clifton classroom, to see what students in that class do. We played getting to know you bingo, signed a Resolution of Respect, shared Pies for Peace, and did several other fun activities, including the hand collage that is at the top of this webpage. Our goal is for Clifton to be a place where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued. We encourage our students take their learning with them wherever they go, helping to make the world a better place.
Austin ISD will be holding a Budget Community Conversations series of public meetings April 26 and 27 to inform the public on the proposed 2017-18 budget.
Join the live, interactive broadcast April 27 from 6–7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your home or participate online!
Tune in online at AISD.TV, channel 22, on Roku or on AT&T U-verse channel 99. Chief Financial Officer Nicole Conley Johnson will present the preliminary AISD budget, and the community will be able to ask the CFO questions via Twitter, email or phone.
In addition to the broadcast, the district will hold two meetings during the day. The first meeting is 1–2 p.m. April 26 at the AISD Performing Arts Center. The second is 1–2 p.m. April 27 at the Baker Center cafeteria.
Refreshments and interpretation services will be provided at all meetings.
For more information, visit austinisd.org/budget or email email@example.com.
We look forward to having you join us.
Spring has sprung here at Clifton CDS! Our students have prepared and planted a thriving garden that is now soaking up the spring rains. Among the crops: corn, beans, and squash (known as the Three Sisters in Native American cultures). We have also planted peppers, watermelon, zinnias, sunflowers, and even cotton!
Our honeybees enjoyed the mild winter and are now working overtime to keep North Austin pollenated. We hope to harvest honey sometime this summer- we will keep you posted.
In other news, we are happy to report progress on our latest venture: Clifton Gourmet Mushrooms. Clifton students have been cultivating beautiful and nutritious Oyster Mushrooms, which we have been using in our horticulture, hospitality, and culinary programs, as well as selling to one of our community partners, Austin Farm to Table. You can support our mushroom growing project here.
You can check out these and more of our horticultural adventures at our next plant sale on Saturday April 22. This will be our last greenhouse sale of the season and will be a fundraiser for the Clifton Health Science Program. So come get some plants for your own garden and support the most unique, innovative, and inspiring school in the ATX: Clifton Career Development School!
Animal Science finished up their competition season in January. The final event was the Travis County Youth Show where one of our students took the Blue Ribbon in her class. One of our students Ag Mechanics has been up to some amazing adventures. The first years have started to learn the in’s and out’s of cutting and operating the cutting torch. Including, all of the safety factors that go into setting up and disassembling. Cutting is an art that they are just beginning master and they are doing extremely well. The second and third year kids are deep into their projects. They plan and execute the projects themselves. This year we have some amazing projects in the works. One of the coolest is a water fountain. Another one is a coffee table that is held up by chains. Some of the other projects include a wine rack, fire pit, chess set, and a rustic chair just to name a few.
And don't forget, you can support our program by donating with EdBacker.
If you were unable to come to our Plant Sale fundraiser in March, you have another chance to buy high quality plants!
The Parent Engagement Support Office, Office of Special Education, and AISD Transition Support Services are collaborating to host special education parents on a tour of the various Austin ISD transition and work programs that prepare special education students for College, Career, and Life. Limited seating. RSVP REQUIRED.
Date: 4/27/17, Thursday
Time: 8:30-1:00 p.m. Board the AISD bus at 8:30 a.m. at Clifton Career Development School at 1519 Coronado Hills Dr, Austin, 78752
Register by Phone:
Renee Borders, Transition Specialist 512-414-6379 or
Delia Zamarron, Parent Engagement Support Office 512-414-0726
Another short video that highlights 3 Clifton students that screened at SXSW.
Donations on EdBacker to the Clifton FFA Program will help fund:
Clifton CDS Horticulture and Hospitality Programs will be holding their annual fundraisers on March 4th, 2017 from 8 am to noon. Proceeds from fundraisers go toward supporting student educational activities and outings to enhance the learning experience.
It's almost Spring, time to start planting your Gardens! The Clifton greenhouse is the perfect place to buy your plants, it is filled to capacity with a wide variety of plants grown and cared for by Clifton Horticulture Students.
Stop in to shop and then join the Hospitality program for the annual Pancake Breakfast in the Clifton Cafeteria. For a $8.00 ticket you get all you can eat pancakes and bacon!
For any questions please contact Lindy Hutton (512) 841-3351
November 20-24, 2017
PLANT SALE INFO:
The next plant sale will be poinsettias. They will be ready the week after Thanksgiving. Price: $15 each (includes tax)
Spring plant sale will be the first Saturday in March.
Culinary Arts $5 lunch!
(11/17) Individual turkey pot pie. Vegetarian option is a mushroom and wild rice pot pie. Served with homemade cranberry sauce. Includes tea and dessert.
Clifton Career Development School is dedicated to providing students with disabilities quality instruction in areas of Career and Technical Education.
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Clifton Career Development School 1519 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin, Texas 78752 Phone: (512)414-3614 Fax: (512)323-2646