Principal's Post

Blue Hills Regional Technical School

May 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.


Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 6-10 #ThankATeacher


Upcoming Important Dates:


  • 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.

Teen Speak Out: Photos and information from the Desk of Ms. DeMorat

On Thursday May 2nd, a diverse group of BHR students participated in an all-day Teen Speak Out. Teen Speak Out is a student-led, unique experience for high school students to come together to have real and authentic discussions about themselves and their community. Our students spent the day stepping out of their comfort zones and taking risks to get to know each other and engage in conversations about ways to improve their school community. Our trained student facilitators used leadership skills to foster an environment that was safe, inviting, and productive. At the end of the day, the students were able to use what they had learned from each other to generate and share ideas for ways in which they can help to bring their school community together and carry what they learned beyond just this one day. Here are just a few things some of the participants had to say about Teen Speak Out afterwards:



“There is not a single person in this school who doesn’t have a story like mine.”


“It is awesome. You get to talk to people you never thought you would talk to and open up and express your feelings and thoughts to others. You get to be supportive of others' opinions and just be you without being judged.”


“It is a day to learn how to be a constructive person, to help others, help yourself, and help the community.”


“The most life changing experience of my high school years.”

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Teen Speak Out Students

Chloe Charles, Pat Wallace, Connor Dockham, Alexa Smoot, Galen Galeotos, Adriana Fiorino, Ace Fitzgerald, Alijah O’Connor, Melissa Alphonse, Dan Hawkes, Margaret Debordes-Jackson, Gwen Conlon, Lydianna Ginarte, Isabelle Bare, Theressa Lafaille, Mike Magoon, Tyenise Morton, Adam Bussiere, Chip Bruin, Malik Dunn, Jon Lejeune, and TJ McDonald.


Special thank you to our group facilitators: Angel Torres, Deborah Monteiro, Avery Delgado and Ashaunti Gordon. Also, to Mr. Fischer and Ms. DeMorat for starting this last year with Tabitha from Roots and Wings.

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Student Government Day

This April two of our students, Isabelle Damigella and Karina Delgado, represented Blue Hills during Student Government Day at the State House. They both did a great job representing Blue Hills. Isabelle even got up in front of a chamber full of her peers and debated on new legislation. Information and photos courtesy of Ms. Fiascone

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Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and Randolph/Avon/Canton Rotary Club Annual Breakfast

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Chateau student honorees received scholarships, career assistance awards and RYLA youth leadership awards surrounded by their families, administration, Rotarians and Mr. Tom Polito from Dedham, School Committee Vice Chair, Ms. Leah Bradshaw, President of the Neponset Valley Rotary.


Neponset Valley Rotary:

Brianna Lynch '19--Early Education

Zalika Cairo '19--Criminal Justice


Career Assistance Awards--Neponset Valley Rotary
Michael Dacko '19 Cosmetology

Alexander Gonzalez '19 Auto Tech

Michael Jean-Baptiste '19 Construction Tech

Jonathan Vazquez, '19 Electrical


Sophomore Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Awards from Neponset Valley Rotary

Madison Farmer '21 Drafting / CAD

Stenley Simon '21 Engineering

Jayda Sylvestre '21 Collision Repair (Award from Randolph/Avon/Canton Rotary)


Special thank you to Judy Bass for organizing this event and to Ms. Poliseno our Rotarian.

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Scholarship and Awardee Group Photo

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Madison Farmer and Stenley Simon (Center)

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Brianna Lynch (Center)

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Jonathan Vazquez

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Zalika Cairo (right)

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Jayda Sylvestre

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Alexander Gonzalez

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Michael Dacko (Left)

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SkillsUSA Massachusetts State Leadership & Skills Conference

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Domenic Schiavo, Collision Repair, Grade 11

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Sam, Brendan and Jack, Engineering Seniors

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National Voting Delegates: Seniors Kevin Rull, Culinary Arts (far left) and Brian Anastasio, DVC (right)

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Very First Cisco Networking Academy Introduction to Cybersecurity Certification for Freshman

Congratulations to Bryant Bueno for earning his first certification in Mr. Conaghan's Computer Information Systems and Networking program. Bryan also placed bronze at SkillsUSA in a STEM event.
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Casey Dedos and Matt Milano Installing Windows at the Canton House Addition.

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Day on the Hill--Culinary Arts Meets Rep. Bill Galvin! Olivia Donohue, Jason Murphy, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Andrew Thorn, Josephine Raphino, Chef Spada and Chef Giuffre. Photos courtesy of Chef Spada.

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Bruchetta

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Grilled Shrimp with Mango Salsa

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Watermelon Feta Skewers

About Blue Hills Regional Technical School

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.