CTE Celebrations & Highlights

  • 1-2-3! Bake!

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 4/12/2021

    Congratulations to three CTE Culinary students who represented RHS at the FCCLA State Competitions.  Justice Rupp placed 1st in the baking and pastry competition, Thomas Jones placed 2nd in culinary arts and Noah Thomas placed 3rd in culinary arts.  Awesome job!!


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  • Flight of a Lifetime

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 4/5/2021

    Students going through the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, had the opportunity to checkout the Life Flight Network base, while getting their Landing Zone Certification.  Students toured the facility and had a chance to checkout the awesome equipment used during search, rescues and transport. 

     emt lifeflight   lifeflight   life flight   lifeflight

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  • Leaders in the Making!

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 3/19/2021

    Recently, three West Ada CTE students were elected as Idaho Technology Student Association (TSA) State Officers.  The three students from both Renaissance High School and Meridian High School, are three of forty students in the state to serve as officers, which represent each of the seven Career and Technical Student Organizations, containing 59,000 student members statewide.


    The CTE Department and West Ada School District is extremely proud of the accomplishments of these students and wish them all the best on their leadership journeys.


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  • BPA State Competition Results

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 3/15/2021

    March 10th-12th, 2021 marked the 55th annual State Leadership Conference, held virtually with more than 100 schools located throughout the state, represented at the conference.  Centennial High School students did amazing with the following students qualifying for Nationals: 


    Advanced Interview Skills: Austin Li, 5th

    Computer Modeling: Grant Chapman, 1st

    Presentation Management Individual: Emily Newton, 3rd

    Podcast Production Team: Austin Li and Joseph Lu, 3rd

    Video Production Team: Grant Chapman, Hayden Fonnesbeck, James Mai, Thang Pham, 3rd


    Congratulations and good luck at Nationals!

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  • Fear-Me-Not Monsters

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 3/1/2021

    Two Meridian High FCCLA students, in collaboration with Mrs. Andrus' Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classes, are making a positive impact on children and families at Faces of Hope Victim Center downtown Boise.

    FCCLA students created a video back in October to educate the FCS students on child abuse and neglect.  As the middle school students practiced hand sewing skills, they created seventy (70) Fear-Me-Not Monsters to be donated to the children obtaining services at Faces of Hope to show their support for staying strong and to help them face their "monsters" in their lives.


    Way to go, Merdian High FCCLA and Mrs. Andrus' FCS students! 

    student sewing    student sewing    fear me not sewing

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  • MOS Word State Champs!

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 2/19/2021

    Recently, Rocky Mountain High School (RMHS) had two students take the Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2019 Certification exam 1st quarter. This certification is taken in Computer Applications II, where students can certify their skills learned in class and include them on their resume.


    RMHS student Stevan Pekovich took the 1st place title of 2020 Microsoft Office Specialist in Word 2019 State Championship Fall Qualifier.  Logan Mallory took the 2nd place Microsoft Office Specialist in Word 2019 State Championship Fall Qualifier for the State of Idaho.  These two students scored the highest in the State of Idaho with the fastest time.  The 1st place winner will compete in the 2021 MOS U.S. National Championship in Orlando, FL June 21-23, 2021. 

     Not pictured is Stevan Pekovich per request.


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  • CTE Works!

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 2/17/2021

    It worked! CTE really worked for Eagle High School senior, Carson Hulse.  Carson, who is enrolled in the Fire Service Program, shared that he has been offered a job as a wild land firefighter. 


    His instructor Mr. Britt, shared that his determination and persistence in chasing his dream paid off.  He is set to begin his journey after graduation in June 2021.


    Awesome job Carson and best of luck!  Mr. Britt, keep up the great work! 

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  • Into the Wilderness

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 2/12/2021

    With the help of Mother Nature, EMT students and ICOM medical students joined forces in wilderness scenario trainings.  Students used the CTE practice ambulance and their skills to practice assessing, treating and transporting a patient suffering from hypothermia.  ICOM is located next door to the Renaissance High School where the EMT program is housed.  What an awesome way to collaborate! Thanks again, Idaho for providing the perfect setting!

    emt students   emt students   emt students   emt students


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  • Mugged With Hugs

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 2/11/2021

    The Meridian FCCLA “mugged” 57 essential health care workers at St. Al’s Medical Group in Meridian with “hugs” yesterday.


    FCCLA members filled mugs with hugs chocolate, wrapped them in cellophane and attached a note of appreciation and inspiration for their #BeyondMeasure efforts in keeping our community safe.


    FCCLA is a student-led leadership program that helps youth develop leadership and workplace skills to prepare for both college and career through peer-to-peer education, community engagement, and the application of skills learned in the Family & Consumer Sciences classroom.


    A big thank you to the MHS staff, students and Modern Smiles Nampa for their generous donations of mugs and chocolate hug candy.

    students   students

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  • CTE Knows No Age

    Posted by Andrea Capdeville on 2/4/2021

    When it comes to CTE, age is just a number.  From early on, young children have dreams of becoming something-a chef, teacher, police officer-the list goes on!  With this in mind, Ms. Grahek, Pre-Engineering teacher at Lowell Scott Middle School, created an awesome requiting video, highlighting her 8th grade pre-engineering course.  Getting younger students thinking and exposed to CTE, may help transition them to middle and high school.

    Click here to checkout the video!


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