Principal's Post

Blue Hills Regional Technical School

March 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 2: School Committee Meeting at 7 PM in W218
  • April 3: In service 10:40 AM Student Arrival
  • April 4: Advisory Board Dinner at 5:30 PM in the Cafeteria. Please use main entrance.
  • April 5: Term 3 Ends
  • April 12: Report Cards Published on Aspen X2
  • April 15-19, School Vacation Week--NO SCHOOL
  • April 22: School Re-opens

Early Education & Care

Taking care of #RealCareBaby while Ms. McNeil attended #SkillsUSA on Friday, March 1st. These lifelike baby dolls simulate and record care events, mishandling events, clothing changes, and time in a car seat to name a few. Students are learning how to swaddle, change diapers, feed and comfort babies before they go out into a clinical setting. I think they may have something to report to Ms. McNeill about Principal Rossetti!
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Criminal Justice Visits Gillette Stadium "Team Ops" Security by Mr. Welch

On Thursday March 21, 2019 the Blue Hills Criminal Justice program had a chance to tour Gillette Stadium with two members from TeamOps. Students were given an inside tour of the facility which started in the service tunnel under the stadium out to the field. We then went to the command center were they can coordinate with video cameras and help protect over 70,000 people at events.

After that we were taken to the Press Box for some information on how the security team got involved in this industry, what their responsibilities are, here at the stadium. Students also learned about the 'code of conduct" for patrons and had a great Q&A session with our tour guides. We even got a chance to try on one of the TeamOps "Superbowl 51" ring that is given to employees when they win the Superbowl.

Special thanks to Joe Parr "Director of Security and Risk Management" for setting this up for our students. Also to Jonathan Morse (Event Manager Gillette/Harvard University) and Caitlyn O'Toole (Lead Event Manager, Gillette Stadium) for taking us on the tour and sharing their knowledge about this career path.

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Breanna Ward, Gr 10, Randolph Wearing the Superbowl Ring

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Cosmetology and Culinary Arts Host Freshman Parent Night, February 27th

Cosmetology & Culinary Freshman Parent Night Wed. Feb. 27th, 6-7 pm. This #bestpractice was learned at the #MVAconference last year. Families met teachers, review uniform expectations and grading, toured the spaces and students proudly displayed their work. #CTErocks #IamBlueHills
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Marvel Melon, Gr. 12, Electronics, Avon

Thanks to Marvel, Ms. Sylvia's iPhone's low battery was replaced in a jiffy! She was very impressed with Marvel's skills and super excited that her phone battery will now last throughout the day.
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Computer Information Systems & Networking

CIS&N instructors took their students to Sales Force in Burlington and experienced hands-on app training.
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Patriot Ledger All Scholastic Basketball Team

Congratulations Seniors


Ariel Carter, Culinary Arts, Milton

Mike Jean-Louis, Health Assisting, Randolph

Jessie Postell, Graphic Communications, Randolph

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Congratulations to the Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams for winning the MVADA Tournament and qualifying for the MIAA Tournament.

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Boys' Basketball Team Earns Mayflower League District D Sportsmanship Award

Congratulations Coach Gearty and the team on earning this honorable award.
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Congratulations, Mr. Zini for receiving the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrator's (NAFEPA) State Leadership Award

Mr. Zini received this award at NAFEPA's annual conference in Washington, D.C. on March 17-20, 2019. Mr. Zini was nomiated by his peers, Title I Directors throughout the state of Massachusetts. He is also the President of CACE, the Council of Administrators of Compensatory Education.

Athletic Director Mr. Catabia Receives President's Award of Merit

Congratulations, Mr. Catabia on earning this prestigious award on March 27th. Mr. Cavanaugh and I were honored to pick it up on your behalf.

Thank you for all that you do for our student athletes, parents and staff.

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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.