Principal's Post

Blue Hills Regional Technical School

Friday, May 12, 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:

  • Mid-Term for grades 9 & 11, Friday, May 12
  • Mathematics MCAS Testing for Grade 10 on Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17
  • Progress Reports, Wednesday, May 17 for grades 9 and 11; Late Arrival for seniors.
  • Senior Art Show, Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30-8:00 PM in the Gym
  • Awards Night, Wednesday, May 24 in the Cafeteria at 6:30 PM. All students enlisting in the military will be recognized wearing their sashes. All branches have been invited to our ceremony, and students who are enlisting will be invited, as well.
  • In-service, Thursday, May 25, 10:40 AM Student Arrival
  • Memorial Day--NO SCHOOL--Monday, May 29
  • Senior Final Exams, Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31

We are Blue Hills!

Ecuador Senior Trip
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Staff Appreciation Week sponsored by Student Council

Congratulations to our LPN Program Ranked #2 in MA!

2017 Best LPN Programs in MA

We have been ranked in the top 5 LPN programs in Massachusetts! This is a wonderful accomplishment. Check out the official badge below.

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School To Careers Trip to Cape Cod Canal

​Dan Hamill said, "Students were given a 1.5 Hour presentation and tour of the museum. Then we were guided to the beachfront to view different types of marine life that live along the rip rap/ jetties. The presentation was mostly about the engineering of the canal by private contractors and then the Army Corps of Engineers during the "New Deal". Photo by Dan, face, priceless of Jazmyn Conrad (above) holding a crab.
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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts made delicious "thank you" cupcakes for School Council. The white chocolate with the thank you icing was scrumptious.
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Karimah Land and Jeffrey Toussaint

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Our Students Compete at SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference, April 27-29

We are so proud of all of you! Our Engineering team is going to Kentucky in June with SkillsUSA adviser Mr. Foley to compete at the National Conference. Our National Voting Delegates will also be going to Kentucky.


The Blue Hills medalists were: Andrew Bryant (Canton), Erin Young (Holbrook) and John Bourikas (Canton), gold medal in Engineering; Jazmyn Conrad (Braintree), Robert Bullock (Avon), Christopher Bullock (Avon), and Andrew Wharton (Braintree), silver medal in Entrepreneurship; Abigail Perez (Randolph), silver medal in Freshman Project Demonstration; Joseph Goggin (Randolph), bronze medal in Computer Programming; Karimah Land (Randolph) was re-elected to be a State Officer; Ms. Land, Taija Traynum-Worrell (Norwood) and Jeffrey Toussaint (Dedham) were elected to be National Voting Delegates.

The Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club Breakfast Photos by Judy Bass

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 students received scholarships and awards:

$1,000 Scholarship:

Corron Wilson--Health Assisting, Class of 2017

Molly O'Leary--Health Assisting, Class of 2017

$500 Scholarship from Randolph / Avon / Canton Rotary:

Joseph Nee--Culinary Arts, Class of 2017

$250 Career Assistance Awards:

Jack Kiley--Construction, Class of 2017

Thomas Morrissey--HVAC-R, Class of 2017

Lindsey Reissfelder--DVC, Class of 2017

Patrick Toscano (below)--Electrical, Class of 2017

Sophomore Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Abigail DeRossette (below)--Electrical--Award courtesy of Randolph / Avon / Canton Rotary Club

Albi Cekrezi--Electronics

Zalika Cairo, Criminal Justice

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Rugby Photos by Ms. Bearse

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From the Desk of Ms. Beane:

Dr. Meyers lost a bet and is keeping his commitment of wearing all 17 Skills medals won by his program. With him are two of this year's Silver Medal winners - Jazmyn Conrad and Robert Bullock.
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Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Baseball Team for qualifying for the MIAA State Tournament. Photos below by Mrs. Barkas via Coach Manders.

John Balzarini, Dylan Barkas, Andrew Bryant, Dillon Cambria, Mike Fiorino, Jovan Gomes, Andrew Lussier, Kyle Masone, Domenic Mulvey, Mike Nosky, Matt Rupp, Anthony Sarno, Max Venti
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Xavier Bransfield, Construction Technology, Repairs Health Assisting Tables

From the Desk of Mr. Welch, Criminal Justice

On May 9th, 2017, The ninth grade Criminal Justice class visited the “39th”MBTA Police Academy in Quincy, MA. Our students had a chance to participate and interact with the cadets during motor vehicle stops for minor infractions. Students played the driver and passengers of a mock motor vehicle stop and were given different scenarios to help prepare the cadets for this type of interaction with the public. All students had an opportunity to observe and participate in the scenarios to see the different strategies that officers can use to help them be a more effective police officer in their community. I would like to give special thanks to Instructors Sgt. John Donahue for allowing our students to come out to the facility to learn valuable skills that will help them in their career path.
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Senior Field Day, Monday, May 8: Who Wants to Dunk Mr. Cavanaugh?

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Photos of Mr. Cavanaugh in the Dunk Tank by Ms. Poliseno

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Mr. Danielson, Math Teacher, Dunked! Photo by Ms. Kuzborski

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Mr. Palmer, Math Instructor, Going to Get Dunked!

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Faux Tattoos at Senior Field Day

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From the Desk of Mr. Morris: Student Government Day (April 2017)

On Friday April 7th, I chaperoned two of our students, Senior Robert Bullock and Junior Karimah Land, to Massachusetts’ 70th Annual Student Government Day. Once we arrived at the State House in Boston, our students, along with students from over 185 other schools from across the state, took on the roles of governor, state senators and representatives, along with Supreme Judicial Court Justices.


Governor Baker addressed the student representatives at the beginning of the day with a speech encouraging cross-aisle communication, asking students to seek out and learning from those who are different from each other. During the rest of the field trip, the students discussed, debated, and ultimately voted on two proposed bills (hands-free driving, school access to students’ social media). Actual state representatives were on hand to guide the students as they played the roles of senators passing a bill at the state level. Both Karimah and Robert told me they had a great time as they experienced the legislative process first-hand.

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Senior Mock Trials in the Library with Ms. O'Malley

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Senior Earl Jones, Prom 2017 Looking Marvelous: Photo by Ms. Kuzborski

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Faculty and Staff at the Grand March 2017

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Senior Shawn Pereira, Construction Technology, Grand March 2017: Photo by Ms. Kuzborski

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Dan Obichie and his parents at the Grand March 2017. Looking Sharp!

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Neponset Valley Rotary 15th Annual Duck Race on the Charles

For every duck your child sells or purchases, their name goes into a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate to Amazon.com or iTunes.


Charities and organizations the Rotary supports: School on Wheels, Food Pantries in Dedham, Westwood and Norwood, D.A.R.E. Dedham Community House, Scholarships for Blue Hills Regional Technical School, Clothing Drive, Engineers without Borders, Veterans networking breakfast, and many other local charitable causes.


1st Prize is $1,000.00 and there are prizes for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, too!


Saturday, June 24 at 1:00 PM, join the Rotary Club at Riverdale Park in Dedham and cheer your duck(s) on to win the race on the Charles River (You do NOT have to be present to win).


Bring your family and friends to enjoy the fun! There will be face painting, hot dogs, burgers, balloons, pony rides and more!


Adopt a duck for $5.00 each OR adopt 4 ducks and get the 5th one FREE!


For credit card payments, please visit https://portal.clubrunner.ca/3517.