On November 15th, ODE Career and Technical Education staff came to Pendleton for a site visit to assess our progress on the CTE Revitalization grant. They conducted a group interview with all stakeholders and then had follow-up interviews with several other key members. The feedback from ODE was extremely positive and they were very impressed with the level of community support we have here. They plan on using us as an example for their presentation in Salem! The building is coming along as planned and Mr. Lebsock and his crew are in the process of cleaning and setting up. We have a few last minute items to consider addressing, but it still looks like we will begin the transition after Christmas break for Hawthorne students and at semester for CTE classes. We are planning an "Open-House" event for the end of January.

Mock restaurant area that expands outdoors for a café style experience

Graphic Design/Media Arts

BMCC Art Show

The Graphics I classes are working on the DOODLE 4 GOOGLE competition. The theme is “What I see for the future.” Check it out at:

Three winners from the Graphics I classes will be selected on Friday for the OHSU nursing program “teen annual wellness check up awareness” contest. MODA will print and distribute the three winning posters across Eastern Oregon!

Please help us in congratulating the following students for awards received at the BMCC PHS art reception:

Judge’s Choice: Marissa Carlos for her pencil drawing Hayden Christenstin, Nasirah Rawlinson for her digital photo Distance, Cassidy Gillett for her acrylic painting Hidden

Honorable Mention: Dra Evans for her colored pencil "Merplay," Britney Mendel for her mixed media "Three Fates,"Jessamy Lamont for her digital photo The last Leaves, Blanca Alferez for her watercolor "Raining Day," Kendle Chapin for her acrylic Shattered Heart, and Sean McMurphy for his digital photo Bloom

Culinary Arts

PHS Culinary Arts has had a busy few months! For a quick recap, students helped prepare and serve food in the 1910 room at the Pendleton Round Up. In October guest chef Ray Duey stopped by to entertain and educate everyone about fruit and vegetable carving. In November, students helped prepare and serve food for the Education Foundation of Pendleton auction, “Grillin’ for Grants”. The fantastic culinary arts team is looking forward to helping with Festival of Trees in December!

Round-up student chefs

Ag Science

Student in Metals 3 are designing and fabricating a farrowing crate for the PHS Land Lab. They do commissioned projects too! Designing, estimating material and labor costs, and fabricating items according to customer specifications is a large part of the class. Great skills to have!

The FFA and Ag classes have been busy with the FFA Community Garden and Chicken project and Land lab. We have donated over 100 lbs. of produce to the domestic violence shelter and over 50 dozen eggs to members of the community and the culinary arts program here at the high school. The animals at the land lab has been a crucial part of Vet Science classes, we have learned vital signs of all species of livestock, given injections to horses, goats, and pigs, as well as monitored health situations and breeding cycles for various species of livestock.

PHS Land Lab


In Aerospace engineering and manufacturing students are using AutoDesk Inventor and Solidworks to design replacement parts for drones that need maintenance or to create new attachments for the drones. This month, engineering students learned that by using a slightly flexible 3D printing filament they could protect motors in the case of a crash by designing a motor mount that will absorb kinetic energy.

Students at work: from problem/solution--to design and prototype production


The Business program has the student store in full swing. Currently serving between 25 and 35 lunches a day, as well as muffins and other healthy snacks.


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