Monday, June 17, 2013
The Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School became the first vocational high school to ever win the MA Division III Softball Championship over the weekend.
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. The Assabet Valley Regional Technical High Softball team made history on June 15 th - - they brought home the MA Division III Softball Championship, and they did it in style. They have the added distinction of being the VERY FIRST vocational/technical high school to win the state softball championship, ever. If there were any butterflies or nervous jitters beforehand, they appeared to put them aside at game time and just got down to business as usual. Of course, there were diving catches, slides across the plate, stolen bases and put-outs, but that’s just the way they play, every game, every time. Today was no different. With precision pitching …
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The City Council stood by a decision to charge $433,000 in fees to the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.
The City Council declined to meet with representatives from Assabet Valley Technical High School to discuss $433,000 in fees it voted to apply to a renovation at the school. “We’re going to end up paying for this,” said City Councilor Edward Clancy of the fees that would be spread among the seven sending communities. “Do what you please, but it is going to come back to haunt us. They save us a lot of money on a regular basis.” In a letter, Chair of the Building Committee Lynn Ryan asked for the opportunity to meet with the council or a subcommittee to discuss fees for the $62.4 million renovation. She stated the approximate $433,000 in fees would eat up the majority of a $522,659 contingency account or the project. "Please allow us to meet…
Friday, May 31, 2013
Congrats to the Class of 2013.
The Class of 2013 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School celebrated its graduation by posing for the annual "Seniors on the Rock" photo. There are 220 graduates this year, with 62 percent heading off to further their education at two- and four-year public and private institutions, 25 percent working in their chosen trade, 4 percent headed to the military, and 9 percent to work in another field.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The $500,000 inspection costs will be distributed among seven communities.
The estimated $500,000 cost of inspections for a $62.4 million renovation to the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School will be born by the seven member communities. “The cost will just be assessed to the member communities," said Superintendent-Director Mary Jo Nawrocki of the Assabet Valley School District. Nawrocki declined to comment further on the matter, saying she had not heard anything officially from city of Marlborough officials. She said no cost had been given for the inspection of the project, which is being done in Marlborough. She did not specify the mechanism that would be used to have the member communities pay for the inspections nor whether it would increase the cost of the project. The Marlborough City Council …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A student was transported to the hospital following a fall initial reports said was from a height of more than 25 feet.
An Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School student was transported to the Marlborough Hospital following a fall at school. “He was involved in a fall with project adventure. He was taken to the Marlborough Hospital for evaluation,” said Marlborough Fire Deputy Chief Ron Ayotte of the incident that occured around 9 a.m. The initial reports indicated a fall from over 25 feet with extensive back, leg, and foot injuries. While he could not comment on the student's condition, Ayotte said the fall was not from that height. “He fell from a height of 6 feet,” he said explaining the student was transported as he was complaining of pain. School officials were not able to be reached for comment.
The Marlborough City Council voted to charge roughly $500,000 in inspection services for the renovation project at the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School.
An additional $500,000 in fees will need to be accounted for in the $62.4 million Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School renovation following a vote by the City Council Monday night. “The project is not being held up. The project is moving forward," said City Council President Patricia Pope of a short-term agreement regarding inspection services. “If we waive the fees, then the $500,000 in fees is borne by the city of Marlborough.” Municipal inspection fees for public works project are often waived and that is the verbal agreement which was made with Former Mayor Nancy Stevens and the former building inspector, Stephen Reid, said a letter from Superintendent-Director Mary Jo Nawrocki of the Assabet Valley School District. Pope confirmed…
Monday, May 6, 2013
A 2008 graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School has fulfilled his dream as he became a police officer recently.
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Monday, May 6
Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by staff at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. James Conway, a 2008 graduate of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, was recently hired by the Boylston Police Department. “Even though I chose the Metal Fabrication program while at Assabet, I knew that I wanted a career in law enforcement. I love welding and will always enjoy working with my hands. I actually hope to be a blacksmith someday as my hobby, but being a police officer has been my dream,” said Conway. Conway majored in Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University, graduating in 2012, and from there did a 600 hour internship with the West Boylston Police Department, who sponsored him to the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
A STEM grant to the regional high school is set to bolster life sciences.
Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will receive a $90,284 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. “This grant provides for the inclusion of computers and mobile devices in classrooms and laboratories," said Jim DeBartolomeis, the lead teacher in Assabet’s science department. The grant monies will provide Macbook laptops, safety storage areas, digital microscopes and cameras and software to the science department, AP textbooks, iPads, safe storage, and Insight 360 Plus student response systems for the math department, as well as VEX kits, a Structural Stress Analyzer and adaptor for the engineering department. …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A new superintendent has been named at the Assabet Valley Vocational School District.
The superintendent's position will pass down to the current Assistant Superintendent and Business Director Patrick Collins on July 1. "He has been at the school for several years, so he can definitely hit the ground running, and he’s been part of all major decisions for ongoing projects," said Laura Ross, who represents Maynard on the Assabet Valley School Committee in a press release Wednesday. "The entire School Committee is very happy that we were able to offer the position to Pat." Collins came to Assabet in 2007 from the Shrewsbury schools where he was the Director of Business Services. He is a resident of Shrewsbury, where he lives with his wife, Andrea, and three children, Patrick, Meghan, and Haley. He is also the son of John …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Police Chief Mark Leonard said that an increased police presence at Marlborough Schools was taken to alleviate people's fears and concerns.
The police presence at Marlborough schools today is intended to alleviate concerns in response to internet chatter, Police Chief Mark Leonard told Patch Friday. “Really it is just an over abundance of caution to let everyone know we are there," he said. “It is just allieviating everyone’s fears and concerns." Police have been talking with school officials, staff and fire officials all week, said Chief Leonard. “We went over everything; safety procedures and protocol," he said. Monitoring has been taking place the entire week on everyone's part. School officials listened to and spoke to students in the school while monitoring the internet. Police turned to internet chatter and have been monitoring it all week. “We started monitoring a lot …