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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.

Makers Gone Pro 2016

The first CAL event of the 2016 school year was Makers Gone Pro, a pre event for the annual Manufacturing Day. This year’s participating businesses included Boeing, KCR Manufacturing, City of Gresham, and Rockwood Rising to name a few. The 2016 event was extra special as CAL was honored to have U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker attend. Secretary Pritzker moderated a panel discussion from CAL students, alumni and workers from the manufacturing industry.

Check out the photos below, including more information from a story in the Gresham Outlook.

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.

Portland Art Museum

If you take a trip to downtown Portland over the next few weeks, check out the Portland Art Museum and see an exhibition featuring CAL’s very own Kue May Wah (Health Sciences: Medical Senior). Kue and her mom discuss living in Kaw Thoo Lei, religion and raising children in the United States. See the attached transcript for a very interesting read.

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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