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Volume 14, Issue 2
February 2016


School News
By Sydney McRae

Sunset High School

Cram the Stands

This year, the annual Cram the Stands basketball game (a fundraiser to raise cancer awareness) is supporting Sam Day, an eighth grader at Cedar Park Middle School. In fourth grade he was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma. Starting February 1, as well as at the games, Cram The Stands T-shirts will be sold at Sunset for $10 each. All of the proceeds will go towards Sarcoma Cancer research. Attend the women's game on February 5 at 7:15, and the men's game on the 12th at 7:15. There will also be catered food trucks at the game, and all of the proceeds will go to the Day Family. 

Knowledge is Power

Tuesday, February 23, 7 pm

Sunset High School will be hosting the second event in the "Knowledge Is Power: Drug and Alcohol Education Series," which is an event to educate families about the realities of drugs and alcohol. 

Sunset High School announces new Engineering (CTE) Career Pathway!

Aided by a $325,642 CTE Revitalization Grant and seven industry partners, Sunset will begin work immediately on an exciting new opportunity. Adding to their current CTE Career Pathways in Business and Marketing, and Computer Science, their new Engineering Pathway will expose and prepare students for the varied fields within engineering which are some of the fastest growing, highest paid, and most in-demand jobs in our economy. Colleges and industry alike are starving for more engineering students. Whether it’s high school to industry or high school to college, the Engineering Pathway will equip students to be successful in this high-demand field.

Historically, Sunset students from underperforming demographics have a 20% higher graduation rate when they take at least one course in technology. The Engineering Pathway will significantly expand our offerings and move us further toward our school-wide goal of 90% graduation for ALL students.

How can you help? Sunset has begun the search for a new engineering teacher to begin planning this summer and teaching next fall. If you know of any retired engineers, or engineers looking to transition into the field of education, please let them know. Engineering classes in their pathway will be hands-on, problem solving focused, and project based.

Sunset gives a special thanks to Jason Galbraith and Catherine Geer, who spearheaded their grant proposal and made their newest pathway a reality, along with their industry partners: Tosoh Quartz, Sunset Manufacturing, Inc., Vernier Software and Technology, Intel Corporation, Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Portland Community College, and Nike.


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