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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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September 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.

New Course Programs 

Students at Colton High School in the new STEAM Shop

It's back to school time and CRY-ROP has new and exciting high school course offerings.  These programs are designed to provide students with opportunities to attain the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to be successful in school, college, and the workplace.  Some of these programs provide community college credits when successfully completed, and/or meet UC A-G entrance requirements.  Sign up with your high school counselor and explore the possibilities. The new courses are listed below:
  • Advanced Manufacturing I - Redlands East Valley High School
  • Advanced Manufacturing II - Redlands High School
  • ASL Health Care Interpreting - Redlands High School
  • Graphic Design I - Grand Terrace High School
  • Mental Health Careers - Bloomington, Redlands East Valley and Yucaipa High School 
  • STEAM Shop - Colton and Orangewood High School
  • Video Production II - Redlands East Valley High School
  Students at Redlands East Valley High School in the Mental Health Careers class
Graphic Design students at Grand Terrace High School working on a Self Portrait project   

College and Career Fairs
We are already making plans for the upcoming career fairs at four of the high schools we serve in the Redlands and Yucaipa-Calimesa districts.  Career fairs are a great opportunity for students to learn and ask questions about interesting and/or upcoming job opportunities with business partners.  Students can also learn about continuing their education from our partners in the college districts and career and technical schools.  Here are the dates for upcoming high school Career Fairs:   
  • Citrus Valley High School: Friday, February 9, 2018.
  • Redlands High School: Friday, February 2, 2018.
  • Redlands East Valley High School, February 16, 2018.
  • Yucaipa High School: Friday, January 26, 2018.
The Colton Joint Unified School District, in collaboration the City of Colton, is also having its second annual College and Career Fair on October 11th at The Gonzales Community Center.  Last year the event drew more than 3,000 students and parents. This year, they are expecting an even larger crowd.  This community event is free.  See the flyer below for more information. 

CJUSD Logo Contest
Congratulations goes to high school senior, Darshanset for winning the Colton Joint Unified School Dictrict's College and Career Fair logo contest.  Darshanset took our Graphic Communications class, taught by Mr. Wurz at Colton High School. The winning logo will be featured at the College and Career Fair event where students can explore t he many possibilities available to them for the future.   
   CJUSD logo contest winner, Darshanset with CHS Principal Ms. Murphy, CRY-ROP teacher Mr. Wurz and Career Readiness Specialist Ms. Fregoso  

NFL Ambassador Visits Clement Middle School
NFL Ambassador and former Raider, Tyrone Montgomery speaks to Clement Middle School students

CRY-ROP recently welcomed special guest speaker, Tyrone Montgomery at Clement Middle School.  Mr. Montgomery is an NFL Ambassador and former running back for the Oakland Raiders and the St. Louis Rams.  He comes from a large football-playing family.  Majoring in sociology, Mr. Montgomery earned a college degree and also worked for the San Bernardino Unified School District as an Intervention Specialist.   
Mr. Montgomery spoke to the students about his life and getting started in the NFL.  He also spoke about the importance of education and setting life goals, which include taking advantage of ROP classes that can help you learn a trade and receive college credit.  We like to thank Tyrone Montgomery for his time in visiting with Clement Middle School.  
  Tyrone Montgomery featured with Clement Middle School students and CRY-ROP staff 

Valley College Student Trainers

CRY-ROP's Sports Medicine teacher at Colton High School, Mr. Sola recently shared a story with us about the success of our former students.  Mr. Sola also works as the Head Athletic Trainer at San Bernardino Valley College, and has over 30 years of experience in the field. 

After taking our healthcare courses, Dayana from Colton High School, Lexus from Citrus Valley High School, and Cassandra from Grand Terrace High School decided they wanted to continue their education by enrolling in Valley College's Sports Medicine program.  Mr. Sola, with his staff of student trainers, serve the athletes of Valley College, as well as their visiting teams, by providing the proper care to perform their best in every game. These graduates are doing great work in the field, and we are proud of their accomplishments.  Thanks to Valley College's Sports Medicine department for opening these wonderful learning opportunities for our students.
Former CRY-ROP students are now Valley College Student Trainers with CRY-ROP teacher, Mr. Sola 
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