Townie Tech Newsletter

The EPHS CTC Bi-Weekly Update

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Health Occupations Students Pay a Visit to their Friends at the EP Senior Center

Students in Mrs. Lakin and Mrs. Carreiro's Health Occupations level I & II classes walked across Pawtucket Ave. on Thursday to spend time volunteering at the Senior Center. It was fun for the kids to get out and get experience interacting with strangers in a caring way. Mrs. Lakin will help the students continue to build on this experience in preparation for their Clinical Experience working in live Nursing homes and Hospitals in their Senior year.

The Senior Center Director reported that the Townie Students were professional and represented the school and Health Occupations program in a positive way. Way to go Townies!

Auto Program Students Venture out of the Classroom

On Friday, Senior Automotive Students in Mr. Barrosso's class participated in Transportation Day at New England Institute of Technology. This was a great chance for our aspiring mechanics to see what Post-Secondary Education would look and feel like in transportation-related fields, and help them to better envision their goals.

Later in the day, Mr. Borrosso and Mr. Mello took a group of volunteer automotive students to Hennessy School to participate in the Career on Wheels program with the elementary students there. The young Townies got to check out a replica of the "Ecto 1", Ghostbusters car, try changing a small tire, and hear about the field of Auto Service from our students and instructors.

In one day our Auto Students went from exploring possibilities in their own future, to helping the next generation of Townies build dreams for theirs!

Opportunities Abound in the Information Technology Program

Thanks to a grant secured by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Celeste Bowler, the IT Program is offering a new course this Spring entitled Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Healthcare. In this course, taught by Mr. Piros with input from Professors and students from MIT and URI, students will explore how computers can be taught how to predict the medical needs of patients simply by reading their vital signs. On Friday, a group of interested students attended a Virtual Information Session with Dr. Leo Celi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Interested students can register for the course by emailing Mr. Hanlon.

Also, in the IT Program, students will be competing in round 2 of the US Air Force's CyberPatriot Challenge this weekend. EPHS has several teams on the leaderboard at this early stage of the National competition.

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Come Support our Students at the Townie Bazaar 12/3/22

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