Proud to be in Falcon Technology!
Welcome to Centennial Middle School's new Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)! Our new CTSO is the Technology Student Association. Any Centennial student who has or will attend any of our career and technology education classes is eligible to join TSA. Our primary goal is to extend student learning beyond the classroom walls to real-world application.
The Technology Student Association is a non-profit national student organization. Its mission is to inspire its student members to prepare for careers in a technology-driven economy and culture.
TSA’s membership includes 200,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. We now have chapters in Puerto Rico, Germany, and Scotland as well.
Involvement in TSA benefits teachers as well as students. Relating class activities to local, regional, state, and national technology related competitive events can be highly motivational for students. The natural interaction between teachers and students can provide an excellent learning environment, while working toward goals.
TSA helps teachers meet the criteria for STEM education goals through exciting programs that include technology activities, competitions, leadership and teamwork for students. In addition, all TSA activities are correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy, as set forth by the International Technology Education Association (ITEA). Teachers can use TSA’s activities during the school day in their classroom and extend the learning beyond the classroom through a TSA chapter.
Students can work individually or as a team in such areas as biotechnology, website design, dragster design, flight challenge, film technology, CAD with 3D modeling, desktop publishing, or robotics.
How to join CMS TSA:
We do have dues of $25.00 per student. This fee covers TSA dues at the national and state level; plus a small amount to cover material costs not covered by the school. Please contact the counselling center if this fee is a family hardship.
We will generally meet after school to 4:00 pm on every Wednesday. Students should plan to have someone pick them up at 4:00. We will start the meeting with business and then work on projects!
The Technology Student Association's Motto:
"Learning To Live In A Technical World".
The mission of the Technology Student Association is to prepare its membership for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving skills, resulting in personal growth and opportunities.
The Technology Student Association's Creed:
• I believe that Technology Education holds an important place in my life in the technical world. I believe there is a need for the development of good attitudes concerning work, tools, materials, experimentation, and processes of industry.
• Guided by my teachers, artisans from industry, and my own initiative, I will strive to do my best in making my school, community, state, and nation better places in which to live.
• I will accept the responsibilities that are mine. I will accept the theories that are supported by proper evidence. I will explore on my own for safer, more effective methods of working and living.
• I will strive to develop a cooperative attitude and will exercise tact and respect for other individuals. Through the work of my hands and mind, I will express my ideas to the best of my ability.
• I will make it my goal to do better each day the task before me, and to be steadfast in my belief in my God, and my fellow Americans.
Washington's TSA state web site is http://www.washingtontsa.org/.
The National web site is http://www.tsaweb.org/ .