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Participants enjoy a tri-tip beef meal at the Caldwell High technical education barbecue on Oct. 11.

Langroise Trio performs: On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., the Trio will offer works by Beethoven, Purcell and Lenz. The free concert will be held in the College of Idaho’s campus in the Langroise Recital Hall, in Caldwell.


More than 50 individuals, including industry representatives from the greater Caldwell community and Caldwell High career technical educators as hosts, participated in a barbecue recently, followed by technical advisory committee meetings. During the barbecue, John Ross from the Idaho Department of Labor shared opportunities for educators and industry to collaborate in providing registered apprenticeships to advanced students in career technical programs.

Advisory committee meetings for each program followed the barbecue and allowed the career technical educators a chance to share their vision and goals and solicit feedback and suggestions from the industry representatives in the effort to provide students the very best career technical education possible.

Caldwell High has career technical programs in welding, auto technology, engineering/robotics, business (High School of Business), health occupations (including CNA and sports medicine), family and consumer science, and agriculture.

It was an enjoyable evening of productive dialog between educators and industry reps. Everyone expressed thanks to Ivak Cooper, Caldwell High CTE department head for grilling some great tri-tip beef!



In September, Peterson's Stampede Dodge-Chry-Jeep LLC partnered with Paramount Elementary School to raise $2,200 during the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraising initiative. Through Chrysler’s Cars for Classrooms fundraiser, the Chrysler brand contributes up to $3,000 toward the school on behalf of every test drive participant.

“The Peterson's Stampede Dodge-Chry-Jeep LLC enjoyed raising funds for a great cause with families and the local community. We always look forward to giving back to the community and the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms initiative is a great way to do it,” said Steve Wagner, West Business Center Regional Director. “On behalf of the Chrysler brand and the dealership, I would like to personally thank everyone who took the time to participate in this test drive to help us raise money for such a deserving group of students.” 

In 2018, the Chrysler brand celebrated over 25 years of supporting schools and families. Since 1993, the brand has helped to raise over $7 million through fundraising test drives. For more information, visit cars4classrooms.com.

Marie Galyean writes the Front Porch column for the Idaho Press. Email your local news, club activities, honors and other "tidbits" to community@idahopress.com.

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