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Contact Information:

Deborah Theysohn, Principal of Career & Tech  (RPEC)
Phone (845) 295-4172 or email

  • Natural Resources

    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 4/7/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Thirteen second year Natural Resources students completed the NYS DEC Storm water & Erosion Control Certification class on 3/22/17 at the Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District. Students learned NYS standards as well as storm water techniques on construction projects. New York State DEC requires that any project that will impact, disturb or expose one or more acres of soil must possess a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and a person with the training must be on site for the duration of the job. This certification makes student very appealing to construction companies for employment.

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  • Drunk Driver Crash Scene

    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 4/7/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Public Safety and New Vision Health will be presenting a Drunk Driver Crash Scene Scenario at St. John Street in the morning on April 21st.  Public Safety students will be role-playing as victims of the accident and working with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office to perform the duties of police officers during the event.  The New Vision Health students will be welcoming back April White, former New Vision Health student, New York State SkillsUSA Team Champion for the Health Knowledge Bowl Competition, and Captain of the Cochecton Ambulance.  The New Vision students will work with Ms. White to perform first aid and emergency response to the injury victims.  April is currently completing her Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Scranton.  She is also simultaneously completing a paramedic program.  April plans to take the MCAT exam in August and hopes to attend Medical School in the fall of 2018. 

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  • Health Occupations 1

    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 4/7/2017 7:00:00 AM

    The Health Occupations 1 class started studying the cardiovascular and respiratory system. Both systems work together to provide oxygen to the body and rid the body of carbon dioxide.  As part of the lab, the students used deer organs to study the two system.   

     Heath Occ 1

    In the image above, students examine an intack set of lungs, trachea(windpipe) and heart.  The connected parts are nearly the same size of an adult human, giving students a good perspective of the actual size of human anatomy.

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  • Cosmetology 1

    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 4/7/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Students have been working vigorously on the study of Anatomy & Physiology identifying different parts of the body they might need to work later on in this field.  The science department and I came up with quite a few hands on activities from them to enjoy this learning process. For instance making play dough and turning it into cells & cutting out the bones of the skull and then playing pin the bone on the skull of a bald mannequin head in which they cut the hair on. Also studying the 11 body systems and making diagrams in groups. Each group became a system specialist and designed there systems out of different colorful candies. They then presented their projects and were graded by fellow classmates for knowledge, engagement & just down right fun.

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  • Culinary 1 Visits CIA

    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 3/27/2017 8:00:00 AM

    The Culinary I Class toured the Campus at the Culinary Institute of America on March 23rd. During the tour CIA, Chef Ziffchak gave all of the students some neat point of sale items and Chef Coppedge came out of his kitchen to give the students freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.   The tour finished off with an exquisite lunch at Bocuse, the modern French restaurant on campus.  Chef Poppo's class was so thankful for the special opportunity they were given.



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    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 3/24/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Every Tuesday from now until the end of the year, will be Career & Tech Tuesdays. 

    Students are encouraged to wear their CTE t-shirts to show their pride.  The class with the best percentage of participation will WIN!   GO CTE PRIDE!!!

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  • 10th Grade RECRUITMENT

    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 3/14/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Approximately 250 district tenth graders had an opportunity to meet teachers and students; see labs, shops and classrooms; and tour both the RPEC and SJS campuses.  This allows potential students the opportunity to ask questions and get better idea of what CTE has to offer.  This recruitment iniative assists students to make a final decision of which CTE program they would like to attend.  Currently districts are setting up half day visits for their tenth graders to spend time in a CTE program for either an am or pm session.   This is a great opportunity for district tenth graders.

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  • Early Childhood Education and Culinary 1 - Collaboration

    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 3/13/2017 7:00:00 AM
    Early Childhood Education students finished their chapter on Guiding Food and Nutrition. In that chapter the students learned the benefits of conducting a cooking activity in the classroom.  During our collaboration the ECE students took on the role of the students in the classroom and the Culinary 1 students took on the role of head chef. The Culinary students had to give instructions to ECE students, and the ECE students did the hands-on portion of adding and mixing the ingredients. Both groups had to reflect on the experience.   Many of the Career & Tech classes are pairing up to collaborate on projects.  More to come....
    ECE & Cul 1
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    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 3/13/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Several of the Career & Tech programs are planning their year-end field trips.  Some of the field trip opportunites our current students are attending are:

    Cosmetology 1 - International Beauty Show

    Culinary 1 - Culinary Institute of America

    Auto Body - Meadowlands Expo Center Trade Show

    Precision Machining - Simulaids

    Natural Resources & Health Occ 1 - SUNY Delhi

    Natural Resources - SC Cooperative Extension

    This is a great opportunity for our students!



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  • Weiler Corporation Grinder Safety Demo

    Posted by Suanne Dailey at 2/10/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Weiler Corp Demo

    On Feb 10th, sixty Career & Tech students took part in a grinder safety demonstration given by Karen Burke of the Weiler Corporation.  Ms. Burke instructed students on how to use grinders and how to select the appropriate abrasive tool. Upon completion, each student received product samples and a certification in grinder safety.

     The following C&T Programs took part in the training:

    • Auto Body
    • Auto Tech
    • Construction Technology
    • Natural Resources
    • Precision Machining
    • Welding


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