Blue Hills News
Dear Blue Hills Families
This week's newsletter is full of highlights - be sure to take a look! Tonight, seniors receiving awards and scholarships will be honored at the 2023 Senior Awards Night in the cafeteria. Advance thanks to the guidance department for their hard work in putting this program and ceremony together.
Senior finals are happening today and tomorrow, with makeups Tuesday and the seniors' last day on Wednesday (May 31), where we will have a senior breakfast, class gift, and hand out caps and gowns and yearbooks.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Fall Athletics Registration
FALL ATHLETICS REGISTRATION:
Registration for Fall Sports is now open! All athletes must register on Family ID and have a valid physical exam on file at the school in order to participate. Don't wait! Take care of this today!
Nurse's Office - Important Notice
From the Nurse's Office:
In preparation for the end of the school year, we must coordinate the return of any remaining medication your child has at school. Any medication not classified as a controlled substance may be sent home with a student only if the student's parent/guardian provides written permission for the student to receive the medication, or if the student is over 18 years of age. A parent must arrange pick up for any controlled substances directly with the nurse.
Please notify the school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Meds not picked up on or before Tuesday, June 20, 2023, will be discarded.
DVC Art Show
Under the direction of Ms. Murphy and Ms. Wayland, DVC students held their annual art show on Wednesday night from 5:30 - 8:00. A lot of time and effort goes into the preparation and curating of the exhibits. Well done DVC!
All students: As the year comes to an end, please make sure you are watching your attendance. Students who accumulate 16 absences for the year are required to attend summer school. We do not excuse single days. We do "reduce" consecutive days to count as one absence when a doctor's note is provided. We also fully excuse all covid related illnesses, so please report these to the nurse. Family trips, weddings, graduations are not excused days. If you have questions, please contact your child's guidance counselor who can review your child's attendance with you.
Blue Hills Health Assisting Seniors Pinned During National Nurses Week
For immediate release CANTON - To mark their entrance into the healthcare profession, Blue Hills Health Assisting seniors took part in a Pinning Ceremony on Thursday during National Nurses Week. On Thursday, May 11, Blue Hills Regional Technical School's Health Assisting Class of 2023 received their certified nursing assistant (CNA) pins during a ceremony, as well as their home health aide and CPR certifications.
Grief and redemption: Blue Hills boys lacrosse is back in the playoffs
CANTON - When the Blue Hills Regional High boys lacrosse program found itself on the outside of the playoffs last year, it was like a knife to the chest. The Warriors missed out on the playoffs by decimal points, finishing as the No. 33 team in the MIAA's Div.
Boys LAX Senior Night!
Culinary Arts - Combi Oven
Thanks to the Perkins Grant, we were able to purchase a new combi oven for the Culinary Arts Program earlier this year. Mr. Spada gave a demonstration of one of the many features for this state-of-the-art oven. Hickory smoked ribs and chicken? No problem! It steams, bakes, roasts, and smokes - and cleans itself at the end of the day. Pretty amazing!
Boys Track & Field
Congratulations Boys Track!
The Boys track team finished first overall in a competition with every vocational school in Massachusetts at the MVADA meet on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
- Andrew Blige took second in the shotput
- Marcus Griffin took first in long jump
- Karl Jean Mary took second in triple jump
- Zach Jeanpierre took first in the 100 meters
- Christian Dedier took second in the 110 hurdles and first in the 400 hurdles
- Jiai Gonzalez took first in the 400 meters
- Julian Joseph placed first in the 800 meters
- Kevin Huggins placed first in the 200 meters
- The 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams each took first
- The 4x800 team of Evan Kery, Aidan McDermott, Roosevelt Gatewood, and Vinny Thill set a new school record with a time of 9 minutes, 53.97 seconds.
Absolutely awesome performance - congratulations all!
Tape Mr. Cavanaugh!
Student council held a fundraiser this week where students taped Mr. Cavanaugh to a wall. In the end, the tape lost out to gravity, but it was a valiant effort (and a good time!)
Mental Health Care
We are pleased to introduce a new partnership between Blue Hills and Care Solace to provide an additional layer of care and support for our students and communities.
There is an introductory letter attached below that I hope you'll read. This service is available to all students, faculty, staff, and student families at no charge. They will connect you with mental health providers accepting all medical insurances - information entered on the Care Solace platform is completely confidential.
We know that mental health challenges have been on the increase over the past few years, and we hope that by providing this service, we can help to support our entire BHR community in a positive way.
May 25 - Senior Awards Night, 6:00 p.m.
May 25 & 26 - Senior Finals
May 31 - Last Day for Seniors/Senior Breakfast --- Faculty Meeting
June 6 - Graduation
June 6 & 7 - Biology MCAS Grade 10
June 7 - Rain Date Graduation (If needed)
June 14-16 - Grades 9 & 11 Final Exams; Early Release Days (10:50 a.m.)
June 19 - Juneteenth, No School
June 20 - Last Day of School; Early Release Day (10:50 a.m.)
Just a gentle reminder about our attendance policy. Students who accumulate 16 absences for the year are required to attend summer school. We do not excuse single days. We do "reduce" consecutive days to count as one absence when a doctor's note is provided. We also fully excuse all covid related illnesses, so please report these to the nurse. Family trips, weddings, graduations are not excused days. If you have questions, please contact your child's guidance counselor who can review your child's attendance with you.
- Vaping continues to be a major concern at Blue Hills and at schools across the country. Part of the inherent danger of vaping is that it is difficult to know what is inside a vaping device. One of the latest trends has seen vapes laced with fentanyl - a potentially lethal drug. I encourage you to read this article discussing the concerns with vapes. At Blue Hills, students are not allowed to carry or use vapes at any time, and will be subject to disciplinary measures
** Please Read** Dismissal Procedures:
Please help us by sending a note in with your student on the day that they will be dismissed. They should bring the note to the main office in the morning. This allows your student to sign out at the appointed time and meet you at your car. Otherwise, we need you to come into the building and identify yourself, at which time we have to call your student's classroom or shop to dismiss them. It is far easier and faster if you send a note in the morning. Thanks for your help with this.
- Aspen X2 is used by Blue Hills to record student grades, attendance, discipline, family contact information, and much more. If you need assistance logging in to Aspen X2, you may follow this link. For further assistance, you may call the Academic Office at 781-828-5800 X2670.
- Please be reminded: Earpods/headphones may not be worn during the school day except with the explicit permission of the teacher. This includes breakfast, lunch, and passing times. Earpods will be confiscated if seen, and consequences assigned.
- If you have not, please complete the SY 2022-2023 Mandatory Registration & Student Emergency/Contact Information on Family ID. This is required of all students each year, and includes the Parent-Student Handbook. This helps us keep your emergency contact information up to date in our system.
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Blue Hills Regional Technical School’s mission is to continue its history of academic achievement, technical training and character development through a curriculum which emphasizes the integration of cutting-edge technical programs and challenging academic courses, enabling its students to become competent, caring and productive people in a diverse and changing world.
Community, Opportunity, Relevance, Employability
The Blue Hills Regional Technical School District is an equal opportunity educational institution. All programs, courses of study and activities are open to all students without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability. The School District is in full compliance with Massachusetts Law, Chapter 622 of the Acts of 1971, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (U.S. Code), and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals may make inquiries relative to Chapter 622 and Title IX from the coordinator, at the school address or by phoning 781-828-5800.