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Makers Gone Pro Successfully Returned to CAL

CAL hosted Makers Gone Pro, a pre-event for for Manufacturing Day for the 4th year in a row. The Gresham Outlook visited the event and wrote the following article. A special mention goes to DMD student Adrie Slawik who has her photography skills displayed on their website.

Click here for the full article

Business Engagement Luncheon

There will be the 2nd Business Engagement Luncheon held in Room 220 from 11am-1pm, on Friday September 22.

The topic for this luncheon is on Hiring Practices of youth and young adults.  Though t​he businesses at the event represent trade sector industries​, what they have to share is appropriate for all “technology” programs​.

MEM, DMD, CHANGElab, and CIS are highly encouraged to check in.

​We ask that students who attend stay through to the end of 3rd period.  ​

Oregon’s Rohingya Muslim Community

“Violence and persecution in Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya [ro-HIN-ja] Muslims to flee from the Buddhist-majority country. Oregon has a growing community of Rohingya refugees.” [Hear from our CAL local Rohingya Muslim about her personal experience and her reaction to the current humanitarian crisis overseas.]


To listen to the sections involving a CAL student scroll to programs, 9/11- Oregon’s Rohingya Muslim Community – around the 10:00-minute mark

Gresham’s Amazing Kids

CAL’s Jesse Porter has been recognized by Pamplin Media Group (Gresham Outlook) as 1 of 29 “Amazing Kids”. This campaign highlights student contributions to the community, as well as identifying students that are inspirations many others. Jesse was honored at a celebratory event at OMSI on May 8th.

Congratulations Jesse!

The photo below is the article from the Gresham Outlooks Amazing Kids edition, which focuses on CAL’s Amazing Kid.

For further information about the “Amazing Kids” Click Here

Oregon Promise Grant – Must read for all CAL Seniors!

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) is pleased to announce a new toolkit of informational materials to help Oregonians learn about and apply for Oregon Promise. The application for the Oregon Promise grant is open through July 3 for students who will graduate high school (or complete a GED) in spring 2017 and attend community college in fall 2017. Visit www.OregonStudentAid.gov to apply.

For more information click here.

DMD Students work with “Rockwood Rising”

Rockwood Rising, has begun services to the Rockwood neighborhood just a few yards away from the development site. Having remodeled the former Rockwood Police Facility to create the Rockwood Digital Inclusion and Youth (DIY) pop-up, MetroEast staff began offering free computer classes this February. Sixteen Rockwood adults have enrolled in the first five-week course in internet basics, email, typing, and basic social media. For each class, MetroEast provides dinner, translation, and childcare, and collaborates with students from the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) to document the activities through photography and film.

Click here for the full article 

CyberPatriot Gold Division Winners!

Congratulations to ERIC WHEAT, KYLE HUMPHREY, KALIM GOUHAR, SAM TORRIS, JULIAN GAXIOLA, and KELLY NORRIS for getting the highest score in OREGON in the CYBERPATRIOT competition! The team moves on to the regional finals! We were unfortunate not to win the event but the team has done CAL tremendously proud! We wish the team the best of luck at regionals! GO CAL!

CIS Compete in CyberPatriot

CAL Computer Information Systems student took part in this year’s CyberPatriot competition. CyberPatriot puts teams of high school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.

CAL students Sam Torris, Kelly Norris, Julian Gaxiola, Eric Wheat, Kyle Humphrey & Kalim Gouhar took part in the event.

Another Successful Visit…

Another Successful Visit…

Tuesday, September 27th saw the visit of SANO Super Science High School to CAL. Sano HS have been visiting Gresham High School for 12 years, and a day trip to CAL during their trip to Gresham has become a regular occurrence. The visit to CAL includes a tour of the whole building, experiencing what CAL students study within each department. In recent years, the Mechanical Engineering Flight Simulator has been a very popular feature for the SANO trip, and this year was no exception as a handful of the students went for a intense ride on the simulator.

CAL would like to send a huge thank you to SANO Super Science High School for the thank you card and photograph they sent us. Unfortunately when scanned the photo quality is damaged, so here is an alternative that was taken by CAL staff at the same time.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Published CAL Alumni

Former CAL DMD student Connor Cox was written a fantastic article for “Boarders”, regarding 2016 Colombia Gorge Paddle. Click here and have a read of Connor’s article.

Visit the CAL Archives page for older stories involving CAL students and Alumni, as well as past important documents and governing board information

If you are a CAL student with some exciting news, then please let us know and if it is appropriate we will post the story!

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