Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tewksbury students help Shawsheen Tech put together winning project.
Thursday, April 18
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Shawsheen Tech.) The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. held their first annual Poster Project Awards Ceremony on March 21, 2013. This project invited high school and middle school students to create an original poster depicting the Middlesex District Attorney’s 2012-2013 school- based initiative “Speak Up: Your Voice Matters.” Approximately 100 entries were submitted for this project. The Shawsheen Tech Teen Dating Violence Awareness (TDVA) Group submitted two winning entries. These two posters will be printed and distributed to every middle and high school in Middlesex County due to the generous contribution from Proskauer Rose LLP…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Rams perform extremely well at District Competition, headed to state finals.
Wednesday, April 10
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Shawsheen Tech.) Graphic Arts instructor and SkillsUSA advisor Heidi Lloyd summed up Shawsheen Valley Technical High School’s performance on March 14 at the district competition for SKillsUSA at Greater Lowell High School in Tyngsborough with one word. “Outstanding,” she said. “That is all I can say. Our students cleaned house.” In all, Shawsheen students piled up 76 medals, nearly doubling the school’s total from a year ago when Shawsheen brought home 46 medals. “It was unbelievable,” said Lloyd. Shawsheen’s 177 participating students earned 27 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 19 bronze medals. In most contests, first and second-place performances earn a trip to the state …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Barry claims vacant seat on Board of Health.
What was predicted to be a close race for a seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee turned into a rout. Incumbent Patricia Meuse swept all eight precincts, en route to a 1,605-982 win over challenger Rick O'Neill. Meuse admitted afterward that she had not been expecting a landslide win and was nervouse about the outcome, even as the first results were announced. "It was kind of nerve-racking," she said. "Even after we knew we had won the first six precincts, I kept saying, 'ok, but we need to win the other two.'" The victory gives Meuse a seventh term on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee. But since first being elected in 1995, this was just the second time she had faced a challenger for re-election. "To be honest, I kind of prefer …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
School has won the prestigious award six straight years.
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the administration of Shawsheen Tech.) Shawsheen Valley Technical High School girls basketball and boys soccer coach Dick Barriss doesn’t need statistics or trophies to explain why his school recently captured another Markham Award, one of several honors presented by the Boston Globe for the best school-wide winning percentage throughout the entire year for each division in the state. The award for technical and vocational high schools is called the Markham and for the sixth straight year, Shawsheen was the winner after a successful 2012-2013 school year on the fields, floors, ice and courts. Shawsheen has won the award 10 of the last 11 years and 11 times overall. The Rams won …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Robotics team is made up of more than 40 students.
The Shawsheen Valley Technical High School’s Robotics Team, otherwise known as the Robo Rams, had a successful season of competitions this year in a new league. In all, Shawsheen competed in four events, including one at Boston University on January 4 and another at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire on January 18. Shawsheen’s team, of about 12, and its popular robot “Roberto”, did well at BU, competing against almost 50 schools. The competition saw participating squads use their robots to pick up bean bags and put the bean bags into a troth. The events have two phases--one that sees the robot perform its duties on its own and the other through operator-controlled circumstances. Shawsheen’s Robotics Team is made up of more than 40 students…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Robbie Maiuri of Tewksbury among seven students to participate in program.
Thursday, March 7
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the administration of Shawsheen Tech.) Seven Shawsheen Valley Technical High School seniors in the design and visual shop recently participated in a worthwhile trip to Boston’s Hynes Auditorium along with instructor Wendy Siegal-Botti. The group attended National Portfolio Day, hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, which invited high school students to show off their portfolios to more than 60 colleges from all over the country. Siegal-Botti said Shawsheen’s students were well received by the colleges that were recruiting that day. “They showed their work and one of our students was accepted to two colleges on the spot and another was accepted to a college in California that day,” …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Co-op program benefits students and companies.
Friday, February 22
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Shawsheen Tech.) Shawsheen Valley Technical High School’s cooperative education program is beneficial to students for many reasons. One of them, as senior Shannon Belski of Tewksbury can attest to, is its knack for helping build careers. Belski is currently working at FLIR in Billerica, which stands for Forward Looking Infrared Radar. FLIR produces night vision goggles, but Belski spends most of her time on projects dealing with construction and maintaining the facility. “The work she does there has nothing to do with the product,” said Robert Guelli, one of Belski’s instructors at Shawsheen Tech. “She studies drafting [in school] and her full-time job is working with the head of …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Honor roll, National Honor Society student recognized.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the administration of Shawsheen Tech.) Erin Higgins of Tewksbury and Andrew Mongiovi of Billerica were recently honored as the Seniors of the Month for December at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. The students were recognized at a luncheon in the school’s dining room on Dec. 13. Higgins is one of the school’s top culinary students and hopes to attend college in the fall to continue her education. An honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society, Higgins stays busy in school as a member of the marching band, the winter guard and participates annually in SkillsUSA. Higgins has also taken advantage of Shawsheen’s cooperative education program. Outside of school…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Members of the senior class are combining to earn $65,000 a week.
Tuesday, January 15
(Editor's note: The following infromation was submitted by the administration of Shawsheen Tech.) Shawsheen Valley Technical High School students are having a profound impact on the local economy. Presently, 164 seniors are gainfully employed as cooperative education students and are earning nearly $400 each and $65,000 collectively on a weekly basis. No other high school in Massachusetts comes close to the amount of seniors being employed by private employers. “Our curriculum and what we are teaching students is working,” said Richard Lavoie, the Cooperative Education Coordinator at Shawsheen. “We are getting our students ready for the world.” While Shawsheen Valley Technical High School's in-house vocational and technical offerings are…