Baum Named SkillsUSA State Officer

APRIL 25, 2016

YUKON – Rose Baum insists she was the shy kid at school. She also admits participation in leadership development as a part of her student organization at Canadian Valley Technology Center has helped her leave the “shell” in the past.

Baum, 17, and a home school student from El Reno, has just been elected as one of eight statewide officers representing the student organization SkillsUSA. She will serve the term next school year.

She recently underwent a screening in Stillwater to be considered for the final ballot.

Hayes Named FCCLA State Officer

APRIL 19, 2016

CHICKASHA – Canadian Valley Technology Center will be represented by a state officer through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

Desaray Hayes, a junior at Chickasha High School, was elected during the FCCLA state convention this week. She is among 10 students statewide who will serve during the 2016-17 school year.

Hayes is the daughter of Victoria Barron and Clint Hayes of Chickasha.

Hayes’ Early Care and Education instructor, Mary Beth Carver, describes the honor as a life-changing experience.

Lowe Named Regional Administrator of the Year

APRIL 15, 2016

CHICKASHA – Industrial Coordinator Dick Lowe has been named Administrator of the Year of a six-state region near Oklahoma in recognition of his supportive leadership at Canadian Valley Technology Center.

The Association for Career and Technology Education (ACTE) gives the award each year to one person representing each of the five regions nationally. Regional recipients will compete to become the national recipient at the ACTE Conference next fall.

Spirit of Rube Goldberg Alive in CV Tech Pre-Engineering Project

April 11, 2016

YUKON – The sewers of San Francisco drove Rube Goldberg to take a quantum leap out of the gutter.

An early 20th-century engineer by trade, Goldberg walked away from a career working for the water and sewer department. He swapped jobs and swapped coasts, but the engineer never left him.

Goldberg entertained a generation of Americans with his Pulitzer Prize winning cartoons featured in the New York Evening Mail depicting zany inventions that made the simple very complicated.

Spring Plant Sale Set April 13-15 at YMS Greenhouse

APRIL 5, 2016

YUKON – Canadian Valley Technology Center’s spring bedding plant sale returns for the final time at Yukon Middle School, April 13-15.

Next year, the plant sale is expected to return to the El Reno Campus.

Until then, Service Careers instructor Jayson Floyd said there are hundreds of annual plants, tomatoes and peppers ready for the garden.

The sale takes place each day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The greenhouse is located just west of the middle school football field at Yukon Middle School, 801 Garth Brooks Blvd.

Cosmetology Students to Share Heartwarming Story of Giving at State SkillsUSA Contest

APRIL 5, 2016

YUKON – A recent all-school community service project did more than help area special needs children. The hearts and minds of Canadian Valley Technology Center students were forever touched while their arms reached out.

Cosmetology students at CV Tech are planning to retell the story at the upcoming SkillsUSA state contest in the community service project category.

The students took ownership for what was to be a twist on a traditional holiday food drive by helping children in special education resources classes within Yukon Schools.

Early Care and Education Program Provides Multiple Career Options for Students

March 25, 2016

YUKON – During her senior year in high school, a career focus became clear for Courtney Burdine.

Her mom and dad both knew she was hardwired to work with children, she said.

Children were her passion. Her wheelhouse. Her DNA.

“I first thought I would be a pediatrician or own my own childcare facility,” she said.

That was before Burdine, 24, of Moore, enrolled in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s Early Care and Education program as a Yukon High School junior.

Lutts, Two Former Students Honored

March 25, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – Two recent graduates and an administrator at Canadian Valley Technology Center received awards this week during the 22nd annual Making It Work Day at the state Capitol.

CV Tech Deputy Superintendent Gayla Lutts was presented the Outstanding Leadership Award by the Oklahoma Career and Technical Educators Equity Council (OkCTEEC).

Recent CV Tech graduates Crystal Malicoat, of Chickasha, and Jennifer Wilcox, of Yukon, also were recognized with Non-Traditional Student Awards from the council.

CV Tech Budget Cuts Surpass $1 Million in Current School Year

March 24, 2016

YUKON – In addition to so-called common education school districts and higher education institutions, Canadian Valley Technology Center also faces severe budget cuts this fiscal year.

This despite CV Tech’s tax base, which is dependent more on ad valorem and less on the state funding formula. The reverse is true for K-12 schools and publicly funded colleges statewide.

Lions Club Gift Helps Pay for CV Tech Storm Shelters

March 21, 2016

YUKON – No longer does Dr. Greg Winters worry about the safety of students and visitors at the El Reno Campus when severe storms approach.

Five SAFE rooms built to Federal Emergency Management Agency standards are in various stages of completion at strategic points across 225,000 square feet of space.

Among the shelters is a safe place specifically for children enrolled at the school’s three-star childcare facility.