Helix CTE EDGE Updates
Congrats to our Computer Science Pathway
Congratulations to the Computer Technology and Student Support Departments in helping to serve more female students in AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). Our school has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for attaining female student representation in AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) for 2019. Out of 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 818 have earned the award. Ours is one of only 639 to be recognized for achieving this important result in AP CSP.
We will continue to work toward increasing the diversity of student representation in Computer Sciences and Technology, Math, Engineering, and Science.
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MORE SPORTS MEDICINE NEWS....
Helix's very own Kathyrn Welch, LEAD OF SPORTS MED PATHWAY
SPORTS MEDICINE COMMUNITY SUPPORTING HELIX
Sports Medicine Quiz Bowl.
CONGRATULATIONS SPORTS MEDICINE TEAM!
Helix Sports Medicine students competed against 12 other schools. Making it all the way to the semi finals and putting up an amazing score.
They were quizzed on anything and everything pertaining to sports medicine -legal, medical terminology, anatomy, injury prevention and rehabilitation, diagnosis, everything.
They then competed for time in a skill relay that included taping, spine boarding, evaluation skills and splinting.
They did great and made it to the semi-final round.
If you have these students please extend yours congratulations.
They represented Helix so well. We should be proud of their efforts.
HELIX'S ROBOTICS TEAM
Last Vex Competition of the Season Goes Great!!
Scot Bots 2 Electric Boogaloo Does it Again!
On January 25th, our Vex Robotics team; Scot Bots 2 Electric Boogaloo competed in the Tower Takeover Tournament at Montgomery High School in San Ysidro. After a years worth of hard work it becomes obvious how much time and effort was put into our work. The team was able to get 23rd out of 40th and be nominated to select an alliance for quarterfinals of the competition. At first glance it might not sound like much, but it was a very long journey getting to that point. A well deserved end to Tower Takeover!
BUSINESS/ENTREPRENEURSHIP PATHWAY'S NETWORKING EVENT
Mike Lutosky Area Vice President Gallagher Insurance
Leo Baltazar former Business Career Path Student (2012) now Sales Associate Gallagher Insurance
Susan Perkins Chief Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
Brian Rainey Principal O'Farrell Charter
Cris Lovins National Account Executive BCC Benefit Coordinators
Ronald Rojas former Business Career Path Student (2019) now a Business student at SDSU.& Mike Lutosky Area Vice President Gallagher Insurance
Engineering Pathway Updates
Advanced Architecture and Engineering News
CAD 3/4 Students Learning About House Remodeling in the Field
The requirements for the remodel are:
Open floor plan on the first floor.
Turn the garage back to a functioning garage instead of living room.
Add a second story and place 4 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs.
Right now the group is working on what walls they will take down and which are load bearing. They are also deciding on where to locate the stairs.
Structural Engineer Guest Speaker
Matt Habmy: Coffman Engineering
ASPIRE KICK OFF
HELIX CHARTER EDGE CLUBS
Math, Engineering, Science AchievementFridays
Architecture Construction & Engineering
Mondays and Thursdays in
Room 470 from 3:00 to 5:00.
ACE Club project progress...
Thank you to our mentors from Turner Construction, H&W Engineering, Coston Architects, Ferguson, Pape, Baldwin Architects.
Deciding on rooms placement for the main entrance.
Discussing logistics of supply trucks around the lot and how to create a layout of the site.
Engineer group discussing roles and what aspects of the discipline they want to learn in relation to the building project.
Discussing who is responsible for what buildings on the site.
Current site analysis in El Cajon
Reading up about the site.
Civil Engieering Presentation
Understanding site analysis before building or drawing up plans.
Chelesa--ACE Lead from Turner
Talking to the group during the Civil Engineering presentation.
Making final decisions on building layout on the site.
EDUCATION PATHWAY NEWS
Do you want to teach?
Students in our Future Educators class learned the basics of lesson planning and taught elementary level lessons using Visual, Kinesthetic and Auditory strategies.
2019 Cover Contest Winner!
CTE Program Cover
About the 2019 Cover Contest
The Conference Committee thanks you for encouraging and supporting your students for this year’s conference cover competition. What a great way to teach through authentic assessment!
A BIG thank you to those who have participated in prior competitions and a special welcome to our new competitors. This year brought a record number of instructors, schools and districts submitting high quality entries.
Each year we see the quality of the submissions increase exponentially. This year we were again impressed with the high quality of student design. As a result, judging day was very challenging and very exciting and I’m pleased to announce the winners. Additionally the conference committee is extending an additional monetary award of $50 for each honorable mention selection.
The Conference Committee looks forward to your participation in next year’s 2020 competition. Look for an announcement, perhaps as early as September, 2019. In addition to an email announcement you may also periodically check this page.
Helix Alum Spotlight
Dr. Jennifer Pieratt
During her time at Helix she participated in Cheer, ASB, and was a Class Officer.
She graduated from SDSU and Claremont Colleges
Major: Political Science, Sociology, Education