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

Superintendent's Message
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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December 2018

Dear Student/Parent,

Happy holidays!  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 CRY-ROP is inspiring possibilities within the communities it serves.

Virtual Enterprise Competition
The Virtual Enterprise Business Plan competition was recently held recently at the main CRY-ROP campus in Redlands. Virtual Enterprise students from Bloomington, Citrus Valley, and Redlands High Schools competed, in addition to multiple high schools from the Inland Empire. CRY-ROP teachers, Mrs. Buckles, Mrs. Hunter-Liggins, and Mr. Raines guided the students in developing, establishing and managing their virtual business. Business partners also assisted in mentoring students through the process and participated as judges at the competition.   
The National Business Plan Competition (NBPC) showcases some of the best and brightest student leaders and budding entrepreneurs in the country.  Students engage in a range of learning experiences in and out the classroom that allow them to develop and apply real-world skills.  Congratulations to our students for a job well done.    
CRYROP students at the VE competition in Redlands 

YHS Deaf Event

Yucaipa High School students signing with their guest

CRY-ROP's American Sign Language (ASL) class taught by Mrs. Macias at Yucaipa High School hosted a "Deaf Event".   The  students interacted with deaf community members by communicating only in sign language.  This was a great opportunity for students to be immersed in Deaf culture and further develop their signing skills.  Dr. Rick Homutoff from the East Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) also presented information on careers in Special Education and other specialized programs within the field of education.

ASL teacher Mrs. Macias signing with her students

Guest speaker Dr. Homutoff talks to ASL students

IEGIS Users Conference
  GIS students from Colton High with teacher Mr. Ingram and business partner Lula Washington at ESRI 
Our Geographic Information System (GIS) and Digital Business Communication students from Colton High School visited the ESRI campus in Redlands to present at the IEGIS Users Conference.  The Inland Empire Geographic Information System (IEGIS) User Group is made up of GIS professionals from throughout the Inland Empire and Los Angeles. This group was started to support members in public and private sectors, provide networking opportunities, encourage knowledge sharing, showcase projects, and to keep members current with emerging technology within GIS.
The format of the meeting usually consists of announcements, user presentations and breakout sessions.  Presentation and breakout sessions held at this event included bus routing, citizen engagement applications, park and open space map applications, and public utility outage report applications.  This conference was a great opportunity for our students to learn about their community and network with GIS professionals.  
  Colton High School students at IEGIS Users Conference 
IBEW Fieldtrip 
Students taking courses in Advanced Manufacturing, Construction Technology, and Welding Technology from Colton, Redlands, Redlands East Valley, and Yucaipa High Schools participated in a one day boot camp at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) in San Bernardino.  The IBEW is the largest union of electrical workers in North America.  Students spent the day rotating in hands-on sessions in topics such as electrical safety, first-aid, math relevancy and teamwork.  Thank you to IBEW for an engaging day with our students. 

Fieldtrip at IBEW buidling in San Bernardino

Student Success

CRY-ROP ambassador and student in Mr. Robinson's Introduction to Criminal Justice class at Yuciapa High School was selected to attend the 2018 FBI Teen Academy in Los Angeles. The FBI Teen Academy teaches teens about the FBI covering a wide variety of topics. Students learn about how the FBI operates and what it takes to become an agent. The program helps each student learn about the police force and possibly start on a unique career path. Congratulations to Sarah, we are proud of her accomplishments.
YHS student and CRY-ROP Ambassador Sarah with teacher Mr. Robinson and Program Manager Mrs. Dix
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