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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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March 2019

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

Mental Health Fair
CRY-ROP teacher Wendy McClung and her mental heath pathway students at Redlands East Valley High School headed the 2nd annual Mental Health Fair on campus.  The fair offered resources, art therapy, and activities aimed at fighting mental health stigmas.  The fair also had assistance from The University of Redlands, San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health and Spring to Autumn Family Counseling.  Congratulations to our Mrs. McClung and all her students on a job well done.  Read more about the Mental Health Fair in the news article from the Redlands Daily Facts here    
  Students at Mental Health Fair at REV 

CTE Month
February was Career Technical Education (CTE) month.  To celebrate, we asked students and educators "What does CTE mean to you?"  We shared their responses in addition to pictures of our students in action on social media.  Here are just a few quotes:
"CTE defines my future. Allows me to understand others & how they think. Lets people explore careers they like & gives them a useful education. Personally taking these types of classes have reassured me in my career choice." - CRYROP Student   
"CTE provides the range, depth, and breadth of skills required for our future workforce to succeed individually and collectively as infrastructure for society." - CTE Educator
"CTE means helping me find my way to my career path." - CRYROP Student
"CTE provides students with the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in future careers." - CRYROP Student

CRYROP Ambassadors with their display for the CTE Showcase at Redlands High School

TEDx Youth Event

CRY-ROP Program Manager Donna Robinson and CJUSD Superintendent Jerry Almendarez speak at TEDx event 

The TEDx Youth event was held recently at Colton High School, hosted by students members of TED Ed Club, AV Club, and  CRY-ROP Student Ambassadors. TEDx is local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TEDx Youth event brought together local speakers to spark deep discussion and connect with their audience.  Some topics that were discussed were health and wellness, women empowerment, and social justice.

CRY-ROP teacher Mr. Bice and his students working on the TEDx event signage at CHS

The TEDx Youth event was a grassroots effort funded and hosted entirely by the local community.  A big thanks goes out to our students in Mr. Bice's STEAM Shop and Mr. Wurz's Graphic Design class at Colton High School, who assisted in designing the logo for TEDx Youth.  Thanks also goes out to our students in  Mr. Ingram's Digital Business Communications class and our students in  Mr. Stoil's Digital Video Production class from Redlands East Valley High School, who worked and collaborated on the production and digital filming of the event.  

CRY-ROP staff Mr. Stoil, Mr. Ingram, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Fregoso and Mr. Wurz were recognized at the TEDx event

CTE Competitions

Cyber Security teacher, Mrs. Hassan and her students with their California Mayors Cybercup award 
Our teachers and students have a lot to be excited about.  Here are just a few major accomplishments from Career Technical Education (CTE) students in our CRY-ROP courses:   
Students in Mrs. Hassan's Cyber Security class at Grand Terrace High School recently won first place at the California Mayors Cybercup. The Inland Empire 2019 California Mayors Cyber Cup competition was hosted at Moreno Valley College.  Read more about the competition here.  
Welding teacher Mr. Barta and his second and third year welding pathway students at Colton High School competed at the Skills USA Region 6.  Four students advanced to state finals, with student Bernardo receiving gold in the art category.  Skills USA is a Career Technical Student Organization designed to ensure that America has a skilled work force through industry and education partnerships.   
  CHS welding pathway students at Skills USA  
Our students in Mrs. Buckles' Virtual Enterprise class at Bloomington High School participated in the VE International (VEI) competition.  The business team won second place for booth design with their product called "Pure Lave". The VEI competition provides students with an authentic, collaborative business and entrepreneurship experience.   
  Mrs. Buckles' Virtual Enterprise students from BHS at the VE International competition in Pasadena 
Our STEAM Shop teacher Mr. Stewart and his students at Orangewood High School won three awards, including first place at the Rube Goldberg competition at the Riverside Convention Center, during the Inland Empire Manufacturing Summit.  The top division award-winning teams have the opportunity to attend the national Rube Goldberg competition in Indiana.   Read more about the competition here
What a great way to end CTE Month in February. We would like to congratulate our teachers and their students on a great job. We are very proud of their accomplishments.  Our students have a bright future ahead of them. 

Mr. Stewart and his STEAM Shop students from OHS receiving their Rube Goldberg award 
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