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SCHOOL NEWS

CROOK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CULINARY

Have you ever heard of an MRE? It stands for Meals Ready-to-Eat. They’re self-contained, individual meals in lightweight packaging used by service members in combat or field conditions where other food is unavailable.

CCHS Culinary Instructor Mr. Macy Hagensee, a veteran himself, worked with recruiters from the National Guard to bring in the MREs and have his advanced culinary students use their creativity to produce professional-looking plates. Options included soups, pasta dishes, tacos, and breakfast meals with hash browns. They turned out fantastic! Can you tell they’re pre-packaged meals???

Thank you to Crook County School District for sharing the description and photos!

BEND SENIOR HIGH BUSINESS

Should you buy a boat or a motorcycle? Should you rent a house or buy one? These are some of the questions students at Bend High School had to answer while participating in Mid Oregon’s “Bite of Reality” program. The program app guides students through a day in the life simulation of an adult’s financial responsibilities. Each student receives an occupation, income, partner, child, and possible debt using an app. The student purchases necessities, including rent/mortgage, car payment, groceries, and lifestyle items. They also navigate financial setbacks, such as medical emergencies, surprise bills, and cash windfalls.

The HDESD staff participatied as high pressure saleswomen.  Who knew we were so good at selling boats and televisions! Contact Wayne Hanson if you are interested in bringing the program to your school!

REDMOND HIGH SCHOOL

Western Welding Academy visited Redmond’s manufacturing classes to raise awareness about the blue-collar industry. LaPine and Madras students also attended the event. WWA also hosts an annual welding competition for high school students, which some Redmond students will be attending.

Redmond High School’s construction class is working with Hayden Homes and Parr Lumber to assemble transitional housing for their houseless neighbors.  Watch the video from Central Oregon Daily News to learn more about the project.

The business students at RHS also participated in the Bite of Reality from Mid-Oregon Credit Union.

SPRAY HIGH SCHOOL GRAPHIC DESIGN

Spray’s graphic design students created a fun winter video to utilize some of their new equiment and software bought with Perkins funds. The students had to keep their snowman in the freezer so he wouldn’t melt between takes!

RIDGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER SCIENCE

Ridgeview computer science students are helping seniors at the Senior Center learn about technology. Twelve students will help seniors learn new technology and troubleshoot their devices. The program is in it’s second year and hopes to expand to more schools next year. 

Read all about this great collaboration at the MyCentralOregon website.

Central Oregon CTE & STEM

541.693.5670 | cteandstem@hdesd.org