Cypress Springs HS hosts CTE Fair for incoming students

October 30, 2019

Cypress Springs High School technology, engineering and STEM teacher Timothy Stapley (right), shows a parent the technology that students use in his class during the CTE Fair on Oct. 26.
Cypress Springs High School technology, engineering and STEM teacher Timothy Stapley (right), shows a parent the technology that students use in his class during the CTE Fair on Oct. 26. 

Oct. 30, 2019—Cypress Springs High School welcomed future Panthers to the third annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Fair on Oct. 26.

Students met Cypress Springs CTE teachers, Lone Star College representatives and local business leaders, heard remarks from Cypress Springs principal Dr. Cheryl Henry, Director of CTE Denise Kubecka and other CTE educators, and were divided into four groups and shown different certification classes offered at Cypress Springs.

Cypress Springs High School fashion design teacher Danyelle Cager shows incoming students a project her students are working on in class during the CTE Fair on Oct. 26. Students toured different CTE classes, including Auto Tech, Cosmetology, Video Production and Health Science.
Cypress Springs High School fashion design teacher Danyelle Cager shows incoming students a project her students are working on in class during the CTE Fair on Oct. 26. Students toured different CTE classes, including Auto Tech, Cosmetology, Video Production and Health Science. 

“The fair is beneficial because when students choose their courses, they’re more prepared,” said Leonora Glasper, Cypress Springs CTE counselor and program coordinator. “If you want to be a nurse, we have the health science track. If you want to work in mechanics and you like working with cars, we have auto tech. We want these students to leave high school with not only a diploma but be certified.”

Students were escorted to different CTE classes by the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC cadets. Classes included Auto Tech, Cosmetology, Fashion Design, Culinary, Engineering, Health Science and Child Development, Animation, Video Production and Agriculture. Lone Star College and local businesses were available to speak with students about opportunities after high school.

Cypress Springs High School auto tech teacher Jonathan Warren explains what students can learn in his class. Warren explained to students that they can receive hands-on experience working on cars in the shop.
Cypress Springs High School auto tech teacher Jonathan Warren explains what students can learn in his class. Warren explained to students that they can receive hands-on experience working on cars in the shop.

“I believe every child needs to have a purpose,” Glasper said. “Everyone has a purpose, but they may not know what that is yet. That’s why we do this fair so students can see what lies ahead and what their purpose can become.”

More than 64 industry certification opportunities are available to students through CTE courses across CFISD. Training and preparation for the exam are free for most the certifications. All students need to pay for is the exam fee.

Visit the CFISD CTE webpage for more information. 

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