Principal's Post

Blue Hills Regional Technical School

February 15, 2019

The Principal’s post is published monthly. 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. Working together everyone can achieve more.

To see progress with our Massachusetts School Building Authority's project checkout school renovation for information. Our vocational office and 207A is completed! The library is under renovation now, too and work is beginning on the lower level locker rooms on the east side of the building.

Upcoming Important February Dates:

  • School Vacation Week: February 18-22-NO SCHOOL
  • School Re-opens: Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 26: School Committee Meeting at 7 PM
  • March 5: School Committee Meeting at 7 PM
  • March 6: Post Secondary Planning Night 5:30-7:30 PM
  • March 7: Progress Reports
  • March 18: Spring Sports Begin!
  • March 19: School Committee Meeting at 7 PM
  • March 21: Class of 2023 Acceptance Reception Evening 6-7 PM
  • March 22: Professional Development Day--No School
  • March 26 and 27: ELA MCAS Testing: Senior Late Arrival at 11:55 AM
  • April 3: In service 10:40 AM Student Arrival
  • April 4: Advisory Board Dinner
  • April 5: Term 3 Ends
  • April 12: Report Cards

Culinary Arts Participates in ProStart Competition for Culinary and Management Competitions for the First Time!

Culinary Team: Daniel Hawkes, Sarah Saddler, Isabella Luongo, and Nyah Thomas.

The Team had five minutes to present their menu to the judges and introduce themselves. Then they had twenty minutes to prepare their workspace mise en Place. They were timed; no pressure! Then they began the meal production, plated their food and transported the meal to the judges and to the presentation area. At the end, the culinary team had twenty minutes to clean and vacate their station. Dan Hawkes was individually recognized for his homemade squid ink fettuccine which looked amazing!

Management Team: Melissa Alphonse, Lydianna Ginarte, Antoine Pierre III, Elaina Hawkes. and Captain Natalie Minasi.

The students developed a new restaurant concept and presented to a panel of judges at a simulated business expo. They presented their concepts through verbal presentation, Q&A sessions, and posters. There uniforms were neatly pressed, which I noticed immediately and found out that Mr. Spada's mom pressed them all (thank you so much Mrs. Spada)! Our students were amazing for their first competition and it inspired me to see that they were demonstrating all the skills they have learned without the assistance of their teachers!

Families, Mr. Spada, Ms. Varraso , Ms. Sylvia, and Ms. Rossetti attended the event on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Thank you to all the families for their continued support of Blue Hills.

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Nyah Thomas Making a Crepe At The ProStart Competition

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Daniel Hawkes Preparing Black Ink Fettuccine Which He Was Individually Recognized For During the Awards Ceremony

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Culinary Team Menu

Plated above:

Wild Mushroom Crepe with Blue Cheese Sauce

Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato

Duo of Chianti Poached Pear and Cannoli

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Antoine's Photo Op with Matthew Slater, Patriots 2x Superbowl Champion

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Mr. Spada and Ms. Varraso, Culinary Arts Instructors, Recognized!

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Dedham Court Mock Trial by Ms. Mack

On Friday, January 18th, the 10th grade Criminal Justice students along with the 10th grade DVC students traveled to Dedham District Court to participate in the mock trial. The Criminal Justice students worked for the past month preparing for the mock trial. Each student had a role as an attorney, witness or judge.

The 10th grade DVC students were our jurors, courtroom sketch artists and videographers. The DVC student jurors did a great job listening to all the evidence and making a fair assessment regarding guilt or innocence. The other members of the DVC group were very professional in videotaping the trial for us.

A special thanks to the Dedham District Court staff for allowing us the use of a courtroom. Being in the courthouse really enhanced the experience.

The Criminal Justice students put in a ton of hard work to write their questions, openings, closing and memorizing their parts. The hard work payed off with a rewarding experience in court for all those who participated.


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Construction Technology Students are building an addition for a Canton resident and Dedham Housing Authority with Mr. Blakeley and Mr. Eby.

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Students Excited About Quizlet with Ms. Hedges and Mr. Saltzman in Biology Class

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Student in Metal Fab Welding A New Style Fire Pit

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Sign Up for Spring Sports with Family ID until April 4th

Bhr Hockey Feb 18 and Feb 20

The BHR Hockey team will be sponsoring a Tournament on Feb 18th and the 20th at the Canton Ice House:

First game is at 11:00

Second game is at 1:00

Both days

The Proceeds will be going to the Dan Jordan Scholarship fund.

All are welcome!

Senior Night January 30 for the Warrior Varsity Hockey Team 4:2 Against South Shore Voc Tech

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Boys Varsity Basketball Senior Night: Photos courtesy of Ms. Ginthwain

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Coach Gearty's Warriors Varsity Basketball Team

(above left to right) Jamar Olivier, Joe Geaney, Craig McDonald, Ian Williams, Kingsley Michel, Mike Jean Baptiste, Jessie Postell, Isaiah Lumu.

Special thank you to all the families for their continued support of Blue Hills!

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Jessie Postell, Graphic Communications, from Randolph

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Mike Jean Baptiste, Carpentry, Randolph

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Jamar Olivier, Electronics, Randolph

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Isaiah Lumu, Graphic Communications, Randolph

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Joseph Geaney, Jr., Carpentry, Canton

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Ian Williams, Graphic Communications, Randolph

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Kingsley Michel, Graphic Communications, Randolph

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Craig McDonald, Jr., Electronics, Randolph

Congratulations, Adam Bussiere!

Adam was recognized at a breakfast in Randolph. Adam is a senior from Holbrook in the Automotive Technology program. Students are recognized for work with in their school and community. Also, for promoting the values of brotherhood regardless of race, color or religion.
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About Blue Hills

At Blue Hills, you'll climb higher! Here you can embrace rigorous academics, experience cutting-edge technical training and elevate your character to succeed in your college and career journey. We deliver purposeful education that integrates academic and technical learning to expand your options and opportunities when you graduate. You'll love working alongside our highly experienced and professional instructors in a high-tech environment to get ready for a great college experience and high-paying career.