Principal's Post

Blue Hills Regional Technical School

March 31, 2017

The Principal’s post is published online bi-weekly. Please take a few minutes to read it. There are wonderful things happening at Blue Hills each week. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at 781-828-5800 extension 261 and make an appointment to see me with Ms. Fama or email me at Jill Rossetti.


We are happy to announce that we have been invited into the Massachusetts School Building Authority's project process for school renovation. Please check out the current information.


Gentle Reminders:

  • Term 3 Ends Friday, March 31; Semi Formal Dance from 7:00-10:00 PM in the cafeteria
  • Advisory Board Dinner at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
  • In-service on Thursday, April 6 with a 10:40 AM Student Arrival
  • National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 PM in the Cafeteria.
  • Term 3 Report Cards Available Online on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
  • Good Friday, April 14, 2017: NO SCHOOL.
  • April School Vacation, April 17-21
  • Save the Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017--PROM


Please feel free to send photos of events and information to share with us.

Class of 2021 Acceptance Reception, March 28, 2017

The Class of 2021 and their parents/guardians met with faculty and staff on Tuesday night to celebrate their acceptance to Blue Hills. There were presentations, ice-breakers, food, t-shirts and activities for all. Student Ambassadors greeted our guests at the door. Parents went to the cafeteria for presentations and to meet other parents. Students were escorted into the gymnasium. DJ Gary Titus played some music and revved up the crowd as Mr. Ryan Kiff greeted the Class of 2021 and facilitated activities with many other instructors who volunteered their time to make this evening a success. Special thanks to our Student Ambassadors for all their hospitality.


We are very excited for the Class of 2021 to come and grow with us this fall!

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Welcome Table: Class of 2021 Acceptance Night, Photo Courtesy of Judy Bass

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Some Teacher Volunteers at the Class of 2021 Reception: Photo Courtesy of Ms. Bearse

Mr. Dave Joseph, Ms. Katherine Sullivan, Ms. Nicole Flynn, Mr. Mike Sheehan and in the background, Mr. Brian Gearty. Special thanks to all the teachers who supported and participated in this important celebratory event. You Rock!
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Evan Presutti, Construction Technology, Grade 9

Photo provided by Ms. Sylvia, Vocational Director. Students made a Japanese Tool Box and were very proud of their creations. Well, done Mr. Doherty and students.
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Automotive Technology: Mark DeCristoforo, Sophomore

Mr. Ryan Kiff said that Mark spent four weeks working on the 1947 Mack Truck that had not run in over 40 years and got it running this week. I (Ms. Rossetti) was lucky enough to be in the program when this happened and Mark's face was priceless. This is great stuff! Photo and information provided by Mr. Kiff.
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Automotive Technology Field Trip to the World of Wheels. Photo Courtesy of Mr. Ryan Kiff.

Grade 10:

Adam Bussiere, Mark DeCristoforo, Robert Baker, Christopher Merner, Jason Suzor, Jr., James Wauhob, Brandon Lima, Alexander Gonzalez, and Damari Dibbles.

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Alieu Bawoh, Grade 9 Student Teacher Leads Freshmen Yoga Class. Photo Courtesy of Ms. Katherine Sullivan.

From the Desk of Mr. Foley, Construction Technology Program

Zahria Woodruffe (right) and Mia Dixon (left) fabricated and installed this magnetic white board using the latest technology with. Kreg Fastener Kits, laminated the white board and Milled the maple stock from rough lumber. Then they recruited the male students to help them hang the board.
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From the desk of Ms. Poliseno: Students Design Website for Representative McMurtry

Seniors David Holton and Joyce Quach met with Rep. McMurtry and his Aide to discuss the website they are designing for the Rep. They presented to both Rep. McMurtry and Jennifer the first draft of the website and received praise from both on the work that has been completed so far. The website will be up and running for the Rep mid to late May.

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Academic and Vocational Integration

Ms. Littlehale's English class and Mr. Welch's Criminal Justice sophomores get together for a Mock Trial Simulation. Photo and information provided by Mr. Geoff Zini, Academic Director.
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Commonwealth Athletic Conference All Star Lunch--Congratulations!

Our All Stars were Senior Joe Goggin and Sophomore Joe Sullivan, and Mr. Palmer was named Assistant Coach of the Year for the league. Photo and information courtesy of Mr. Jonathan Palmer.

Congratulations, Coach Gearty!

Coach Gearty was selected as Boys Basketball Coach of the year in the Mayflower league. Thank you for another great season.
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From the Desk of Dr. Meyers: Aidan Flaherty, Sophomore, Engineering Program

Dr. Meyers sent this photo of Aidan playing with "JD' a biped robot during the meeting of the robotics club. Dr. Meyers said, "Aidan is one of the brightest students in the program and has a natural love for robots, like me."

Course Selection Open 3/27/17 through 4/10/17

During the period from Monday, March 27th through Monday, April 10th students will have the opportunity to register for courses for the 2017-2018 school year by using the X2 Aspen Portal.


To complete the course registration, students and parent/guardians should access the online X2 Student Portal at:

https://ma-bluehills.myfollett.com/aspen/logon.do


Course selection is a very important process. If students or parent/guardians have questions about the courses recommended, electives or anything else to do with their child's schedule they should contact their guidance counselor or teachers.

Engineering Project

Engineering Students Simulate Manufacturing Machining Plan Operations

From the Desk of Dr. Meyers: The junior class students were challenged to design, build and demonstrate a "real" manufacturing machine(s) located in the Technical area. The possible machines to be built were the drill press, lathe, milling machine, automated radial saw or combinations of any two or three machines. The combination projects simulated a basic manufacturing facility performing one or more operations per part. The project must demonstrate a realistic machining operation.


Photos 1, 2 and 3 designed by Cameron Dickens and Michael Peterson

Photos 4,5,6 & & below designed by John McGovern

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Hands-on Biology with Ms. Hedges

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Trigonometry with Mr. Palmer