Principal's Post

Blue Hills Regional Technical School

April 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 Dates:


  • April 12: Report Cards Published on Aspen X2
  • April 15-19, School Vacation Week--NO SCHOOL
  • April 22: School Re-opens
  • April 23: School Committee Meeting 7 PM W218
  • May 6: AP US Gov Exam at 8:00 AM
  • May 7: School Committee Meeting 7 PM W-218
  • May 8: AP English Lit Exam at 8:00 AM
  • May 9: DVC Art Show at 5:30 PM in the Cafeteria
  • May 10: AP Computer Science Exam at 12 noon
  • May 14: Senior Projects: Late Arrival for grades 9, 10, 11 at 11:00 AM
  • May 15: Senior Awards Night 6:30 PM in the Cafeteria
  • May 16: Senior Field Day
  • May 21 and May 22: MCAS Math Testing for grade 10
  • May 27: Memorial Day: No School
  • May 29 and May 30: Senior Final Exams
  • May 31: Seniors Last Day, Senior Breakfast, Yearbooks and Prom from 6-10 PM and In Service Early Dismissal for ALL students at 11:35 AM.

#IamBlueHills

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Save the date for the DVC Senior Art Show on May 9 at 5:30 in the Cafeteria. All are welcome. Free admission.

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National Assistant Principal's Week

Please take a moment to thank Dean Cavanaugh for all that he does for our students and teachers. His positive approach to learning, consistency, fairness, growth mindset and problem solving skills make Blue Hills a better place. #APWeek19
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Congratulations to our amazing Outstanding Vocational Technical Student From Graphic Communications, Kimberly Delgado Trampuz

Kimberly Delgado Trampuz, daughter of Katiuska Trampuz and Juan Delgado, resides in Norwood and has excelled in the graphic communications technical program. Her professionalism in the graphic communications field has been observed by many as she has participated in the design and development of products used for community events. Her designs have quite literally been to Ecuador and back. She states that she has a passion to design and to make people feel good. Kimberly approaches her academic studies with as much enthusiasm as she does her vocational program by enrolling in Advanced Placement and honors classes. She ranks third in her class and serves as vice president of the National Honor Society. Kimberly participated in service activities and she is particularly proud of tutoring other students through the National Honor Society's Academic Assistance Program. She hopes to attend UMass Lowell to pursue a degree in biology.


We wish Kim happiness and success in all her future endeavors. We also recognize and thank Kim's parents, siblings, teachers and friends for supporting her throughout her high school career at Blue Hills.--Ms. Sylvia and Ms. Rossetti

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Ms. Sylvia and Kim at Mechanic's Hall in Worcester

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Drafting/CAD Juniors

(left to right): Caroline Politano, Jayden Johnson and Matthew Weshaver working together on their 3D printed motor car which is ready for assembly!
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Nontraditional Club

Our nontraditional students playing a career game. Nontraditional students are students in vocational programs that are in occupations or fields of work including computer science, technology and other emerging jobs for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in this occupation or field of work.


Above from left to right: Meghan Spencer, Pennie Sullivan and Emelda Szymczak. Photo courtesy of club adviser Ms. Poliseno.

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Construction Technology Students Visit North Bennet Street School

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Sophomores Ruth (right) and Riley (left) show off their advertisement for a soft drink in a can.

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Seafood Salad Stuffed Tomato Delivery-Yum!

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Auto Collision Freshmen

Helen Truong, Tyenise Morton and Lauren Lynch are sanding a rocker panel to fix a dent.
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Kai Vaughn, Freshman Using the Planer in Construction Technology. Look at those dove tail and mortise and tenon skills!

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Construction Technology Students Building Canton Resident Addition

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Anthony Graziano, Freshman in the Electrical program with a desire to wire.

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Angela Vargas, Brianna Ramey and Deborah Monteiro show off their 3D motor car project in Drafting/CAD

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Matthew McLaughlin and Paul AKA "Frankie" Pungitore, freshmen in the Metal Fabrication programs show off the piggy banks they made. #WeldDone!

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Future welders working with fire and mastering the weld!

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Braids as unique as you in Cosmetology: (above) Autumn Murphy, Brianna Stanley, Sophie Bell and (below) Olivia Dyckes

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Panama Trip 2019: Safe and happy travels!

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Credit for Life Fair, Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Randolph Intergenerational Center

Juniors and seniors participated in the Credit for Life Fair which is a nationally recognized program designed to help high school students develop personal financial management skills that they can use throughout their lives.


Students rotated through a series of tables making financial decisions. They learned about budgeting and assumed the role of a 25 year-old professional. Students made adult decisions about how to spend their monthly income on real-life expenses such as housing, transportation, insurance, food, luxuries, and so much more.


Mr. Davis, Guidance Counselor secured a grant to offer this financial literacy opportunity to our students. He coordinated the fair and did it with many amazing volunteers, faculty and staff.

Thank you to all the volunteers, teachers and staff for making this possible! Working together everyone achieves more.

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Congratulations, Culinary Arts and Track Star Senior Lisa Petrie of Dedham!


Congratulations to Lisa Petrie for breaking and setting two (2) new Girls Track Records


  • Lisa broke Jess Politano’s 2013 record of 6:18.2 by winning the mile with a time of 6:10.7.
  • Lisa broke Kristin Desouza’s 2009 record of 68.1 by winning the 400 meters with a time of 66.9.
  • In the same meet placed second in the long jump.
  • She was also the anchor leg in the 4x400 relay and came from behind to bring home the win for her team.


Coach Flynn Praised Lisa's efforts as a dominating factor in yesterday's track meet. Information from Mr. Catabia, Athletic Director.

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.