Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Media advisory: Scripps Ranch High School dedicates new Sustainable Technologies facility tomorrow (rain or shine)

Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, 619-546-3378


WHAT: San Diego Unified School District's Scripps Ranch High School is dedicating its new Sustainable Technologies facility tomorrow. The new facility houses the Sustainable Technologies Program, which is a unique College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) program that encompass four emerging, high-growth industry sectors including building trades and construction, engineering and design, transportation, and power and utilities. Instruction will focus on areas such as green construction, renewable energy and utilities, alternative fuels, clean transportation, and innovative engineering and design.

WHEN: Tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 29), 4-5 p. m. (rain or shine)

WHERE: Scripps Ranch High School, 10410 Treena Street, San Diego, CA 92131 (The facility site is located on the west side of Treena Street, directly across from the school office.)

. Welcome: Ann Menna, Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) principal
. Presentation of colors: Air Force Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps
. Remarks by speakers
- Lindsee Diaz, ninth-grade student
- Shea Polansky, 11th-grade student
- Kevin Beiser, trustee, Board of Education
- Lee Dulgeroff, executive director, Facilities Planning and Construction
- Shawn Loescher, director, College, Career and Technical Education
. Ceremonial ribbon cutting (photos)
. Open house immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony

VISUALS: Ceremonial ribbon cutting, a model solar car, a robot from FIRST Robotics, 3-D modeling, electrical wiring device, a small scale wind turbine, electrical training boards and other examples of sustainable technology. Classrooms will be open.

INTERVIEWS: Guest speakers, students and teachers

BACKGROUND: The Sustainable Technologies facility, a CCTE project funded by California Proposition 1D and local Proposition S bond funds, houses an innovative program that CCTE and Scripps Ranch High School are developing to focus on renewable technologies. This facility represents an investment of approximately $7 million into Scripps Ranch High School and the Scripps Ranch community.

On November 4, 2008, nearly 69 percent of the voters in San Diego passed the $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure, Proposition S, so that San Diego Unified School District could repair, renovate and revitalize its neighborhood schools.

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
Offices: (619) 725-5579 or (858) 637-3607 | Mobile: (619) 546-3378 | E-mail:

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