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BHR Students Participate in first Massachusetts STEM Week

STEM Week
Left to right: Electrical students Aidan McFadden, Matthew Bonner and Tim Walsh, put some final touches on their projects during STEM Week. (Photo by Judy Bass)

There was something exciting going on in the cafeteria at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton during the week of October 22-26.

Interactive student projects were displayed on the stage for Lunch & Learn, including a programmable robot named Oggy (Engineering); a tabletop electric roller coaster and maze (Electrical); a tabletop home model from Computer-Aided Design / Drafting in collaboration with Construction Technology for which students could try to calculate various components like its first-floor square footage; and races featuring gutter boats (Early Education and Care), which are miniature handmade vessels that can bob and float down a long, narrow, gutter-like container filled with water propelled by the force of…

Groundbreaking Ceremony marks start of major renovation project at Blue Hills

PHOTO CAPTION: Left to right - Blue Hills Superintendent-Director James P. Quaglia, Chair of the School Building Committee; Blue Hills Regional District School Committee Chair Marybeth Nearen of Randolph; Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Executive Director Jack McCarthy; State Treasurer and MSBA Chair Deborah B. Goldberg; Rep. William C. Galvin; Rep. Mark J. Cusack; and Senator Walter F. Timilty. Photo by Judy Bass.

 By Judy Bass 

A momentous event featuring remarks from school administrators and state officials as well as a groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of a major $84.8 million renovation project at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton on June…

Blue Hills National Honor Society Chapter Inducts New Members

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, twenty-one new members of the William A. Dwyer Chapter of the National Honor Society at Blue Hills Regional were inducted in a ceremony attended by family members, Blue Hills staff and administrators, and District School Committee member from Dedham and Vice Chair Mr. Thomas Polito.

The evening featured opening remarks from Supt. James P. Quaglia, a welcome from Dean of Students Thomas Cavanaugh, and the introduction of NHS members by NHS Advisor Ms. Michelle Barley.

Four NHS members each spoke about one of the traits of all those who belong to NHS: Alexisia Stewart (Scholarship), Karimah Land (Service), Kasey Zaleski (Leadership), and Sarcenas Jean-Philippe (Character).

The faculty guest…

BHR Class of 2018 Graduation

“We have the ability to enhance the world…..”—Valedictorian Kasey Zaleski of Avon to the Class of 2018 

Jubilation characterized the day when 212 members of the Class of 2018 at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton graduated on June 12, bidding a final farewell to the high school they have called home for the past four years and eagerly looking forward to careers, college or the military.

Under bright skies but buffeted by a brisk wind, the soon-to-be graduates listened to speeches from adults as well as from their peers, many of whom recounted cherished remembrances of Blue Hills, dispensed words of wisdom, and gratefully thanked their families and teachers…

Three Class of 2018 students receive electrical training apprenticeships from IBEW Local 103

Students receive IBEW Local 103 apprenticeships
Left to right: Electrical Instructor Mr. Sass, Thomas Cooney, VP of Field Operations at McDonald Electrical, students Adam Nehiley, Abigail Jean-Baptiste, Joseph Moore, and Frank Aikens, Business Agent for IBEW Local 103.

Three students studying Electrical at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton – Abigail Jean-Baptiste (Canton), Joseph Moore (Braintree), and Adam Nehiley (Braintree) have been awarded Electrical Training Scholarships from IBEW Electrical Union Local 103 in Dorchester. All these students are members of the Class of 2018.

Their scholarships, which entail a five‑year combination of work and education, represent a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the field and be part of the Electrical Union. They were presented at Blue Hills on Friday, May 25, 2018, in a ceremony attended by Electrical Lead Teacher Jerry Sass, Mr. Thomas A. Cooney, Vice President, Field Operations at McDonald Electrical in Hingham who is a 1986…