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Training students to be career ready, technically skilled and academically prepared by providing quality Career Technical Education.

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Stephanie Houston Ed. D.

Our educational system is changing, and CRY-ROP is on the leading edge of the change efforts. I understand that education in the information age is a complex challenge. There is no single recipe or protocols to guarantee success. Outside factors certainly influence outcomes, and experience helps, but the reality is that educating our next generation is complex- and takes the collective work of the entire community for sustained success. At CRY-ROP, we continue to gain momentum by engaging our entire community of educators, K-12 students, career seekers, business partners and parents

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March 2017

Dear Student/Parent,


Welcome to the CRY-ROP eNewsletter.  We look forward to sharing our news and updates with you quarterly.  We encourage you to visit our website and view the many ways CRYROP is inspiring possibilities within the communities it serves.

CTE Month 
February was Career and Technical Education (CTE) month to celebrate the value and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.  We asked CRY-ROP teachers and staff "What does CTE mean to you?" See their responses here.

Digital Video Production students film Career Options Fair

CRY-ROP took to social media to celebrate their programs and share what our students are learning.  Here are some highlights:
  • Mr. Smith's Intro to Criminal Justice student at Bloomington High School was recently awarded a scholarship for La Sierra's Criminal Justice program.
  • CRY-ROP Student Ambassadors at Citrus Valley High School helped to promote CTE programs on their campus to students and interested staff.
  • Ms. Alcantar's Automotive Tech students at Colton High School used their learned skills to inspect auto cooling systems.
  • Mrs. Hassan's Cybersecurity students at Grand Terrace High School prepared for future CISCO certifications using their learned skills.
  • Mr. Stoil's Digital Video Production students at Redlands East Valley High School used skills learned in class to document the annual options fair. 
  • Mr. Davis' Advanced Manufacturing students at Redlands High School tackled a can crusher project with ingenuity, problem solving, and great teamwork.
  • Mr. Rosano's Automotive Tech Shop at Yucaipa High School hosted an open house and demonstrated engine rebuilding to visiting students and staff.

 Mr. McClung's Video Game Design students at Grand Terrace High testing out games created by fellow students

CRY-ROP Student Ambassadors promoting CTE at Citrus Valley High

Wildlands Conservancy Trip

GIS students instructed on the process of collecting data.

Our GIS (Geographic Information System) teacher Mr. Ingram and his students from Colton High School, braved the cold and rainy weather during a field trip to the Wildlands Conservancy in Oak Glen. Students collected tree data with GIS Manager Tory Elmore, using Survey123, so fields could be calculated automatically.  For example, students measured tree circumference, and the diameter was calculated from the data. Tory Elmore taught the students to measure the height of Redwood trees using an instrument called a clinometer.

Thank you Tory and the Wildlands Conservancy for an invaluable trip.  To see the interactive presentation of the GIS field trip and what the students had to do, please click here.

GIS students use a clinometer to measure height of trees.

Career Fairs

Kids That Code speaking to students at CVHS.

CRY-ROP hosted multiple career fairs for our districts.  Up to 60 business and educational partners in each event participated in sharing their information with students and staff alike.  Here are a few career fair highlights:
  • Events Coordinator from Cal-State, San Bernardino spoke to students about careers in event planning at Bloomington High School.
  • Smart Union Works talked with students about the benefits of working in sheet metal at Citrus Valley High School Options Career Fair.
  • Loma Linda's School of Dentistry spoke to students at Grand Terrace High School's Health Day. 
  • Crafton Hills College EMS students practiced CPR with Redlands East Valley students at Options Career Fair.
  • Kids That Code shared their passion for video game design by having students actually play a game at Redlands High School's Options Career Fair.
  • The Art Institute of California shared information and drew portraits of students at Yucaipa High School's Career Fair.

The Fab School sharing information with students at REV's Career Options Fair            

Stoughton Printing Trip

CHS students tour the Stoughton Printing Company plant.

CRY-ROP Graphic Communications teacher Mr. Wurz and his students from Colton High School visited Stoughton Printing Company in City of Industry.  Since 1964, Stoughton Printing has produced packaging for the music industry, including printed jackets for CDs, vinyl records and other forms of commercial printing.  Students got to see first hand printing process using old and new technology. 

Students were also taught about the early days of printing though the International Printing Museum trailer which stopped by on site.  A small, antique printing press was brought down for students to see.  Mr. Wurz and his students enjoyed their unique and creative field trip. 

Stoughton Printing President, Jack Stoughton Jr. speaks to CHS Graphic Communications students.

College Credit for CRY-ROP Students
Many students have the opportunity to earn articulated college credits through the CRY-ROP courses they are currently taking in high school. Articulation consists of students applying to the participating community college and completing the CRY-ROP course meeting the requirements. This simple process saves students time and money by allowing them to complete college level courses while still in high school.  
CRY-ROP is currently assisting students with the articulation process and has enrolled 1431 students. We are still working with students to ensure they take advantage of this opportunity to earn up to 4 college credits.  To find out if the class you are taking is articulated, click here to see a listing of courses.

Mr. Stalker's Art of Animation students applying for college credits.
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