Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tri-County Regional holds its first Electronics Recycling Collection Fundraiser Event.
Tuesday, April 30
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School would like to thank the community for helping to make their first Electronics Recycling Collection Fundraiser Event a huge success. In celebration of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, Tri-County invited members of the community to drop off their unwanted electronics at the school for secure, environmentally safe disposal for nominal fees. Proceeds from the event will fund the Tri-County School Garden, which donated more than 350 pounds of fresh produce to the Franklin Food Pantry last summer. According to Nancy Sibilia, Tri-County Environmental Science teacher and TC Green Club advisor, the outpouring of support from the community was overwhelming. “It was truly motivating to see how many …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tri-County medical careers seniors conduct school wide survey among juniors and seniors about drinking and driving.
Tuesday, April 23
Seniors at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School were met with a startling scene outside of the school’s main entrance on the morning of Wednesday, April 3. Amid two wrecked cars and broken glass, one of their own classmates kneeled on the parking lot pavement beside the motionless body of his prom date. As he called out for help, two of his fellow seniors lay silently a few feet away, trapped inside one of the crashed vehicles. Staged by the Franklin Police Department, Franklin Fire Department, Tri-County medical careers students, postsecondary cosmetology students and Tri-County’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter, last week’s simulated car crash scene was held to raise students’ awareness about the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Selectmen discussed ways of involving and educating Wrentham's youth in the inner workings of their town.
The Wrentham Board of Selectmen discussed recently how they could produce more interest in the town’s government. Their answer? Early involvement and investment in the town’s children. “Finding people who are interested in joining committees is always a challenge,” selectman Michael Carroll said. “There are a few things that we might try that would not have immediate dividends, but would pay off eventually. There are groups in town that might have an interest.” Carroll said involving kids and youths in town government early would help them to understand the importance of getting involved in the town. “When I was a kid in Boy Scouts, the troops would get together in town hall,” he said. “The troops elected Boy Scouts as selectmen, school …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Lt. Governor viewed the school's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) after-school activities.
Saturday, April 20
Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray visited Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin Wednesday, March 27, to view the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) after-school activities. Lt. Governor Murray is the chairman of Governor Deval Patrick’s STEM Advisory Council. In this role, the Lt. Governor’s goal is to ensure that all students are educated in STEM fields, which will enable them to pursue post-secondary degrees or careers in these areas, as well as raise awareness of the benefits associated with an increased statewide focus on STEM. "Vocational schools like Tri-County Regional provide students with hands-on training in and outside the classroom to prepare them with competitive …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Wrentham schools seeking a temporary superintendent to replace Jeff Marsden, who will be leaving to become the superintendent of the Medfield school system.
With current Wrentham superintendent Jeffrey Marsden accepting a new job in Medfield, the town is now looking for an interim position while they look for a permanent replacement. Applications can be sent here, and details can be viewed at www.MASC.org, the Web site for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. Selectmen chair Ed Goddard appointed the following people to the super search committee:
Students act out American Revolution history.
“Lobsterbacks, go home! Lobsterbacks, go home!” chants could be heard from down the hall as Wrentham’s Delaney School third grade students took on roles during their Freedom Trail Foundation Scholars program Wednesday, March 27. Presented by the Massachusetts Teachers Association in partnership with the Freedom Trail Foundation, this interactive history program helps educate school children in and around Boston and throughout Massachusetts. The Freedom Trail Scholars program takes our nation’s history and fights for freedom to the classroom and has impacted the lives of over 18,000 students. The program provides a one-hour traveling class consisting of two actors taking on multiple roles to bring the major events of the American …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Students halfway through medical careers program.
Thursday, April 18
Sophomores enrolled in the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School medical careers program are halfway through their experiential clinical learning at the Wrentham Developmental Center (WDC), a state-run, residential facility for developmentally disabled adults located at 131 Emerald St., Wrentham. The 10th grade students began visiting Wrentham Developmental Center in February, making the trip every Wednesday and Thursday during their career technical week. The students will conclude their biweekly visits in June. Annually, each medical careers sophomore class participates in these clinical visits. The partnership between the Tri-County Medical Careers program and Wrentham Developmental Center was formed as a result of one …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Junior pitcher Alec Palioca earned baseball honors at Wheaton College.
Wheaton College junior Alec Palioca of Wrentham has collected D3baseball.com Team of the Week honors for the first time in his career. A former King Philip player, Palioca, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Pitcher of the Week, no-hit Coast Guard over seven innings pitched in his only start on the week for Wheaton. Palioca, who was pulled with his no-hitter still intact, walked two batters and struck out a season-high nine hitters in the Lyons 4-0 win. Palioca becomes the third student-athlete in program history to be named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week joining teammates Apolinar De la Cruz and Frank Holbrook on the list. De la Cruz was named to the team for his efforts in games through March 12-19, …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Standout performances were delivered by King Philip music students.
Saturday, April 13
(From the King Philip Web site.) It was an unprecedented weekend of achievements for many King Philip music groups. Six different performing groups were involved in the Massachusetts Instrumental Choral Conductors Association annual festival held at various sites throughout Massachusetts. The MICCA festival is designed to promote excellence in musical performance and is held across parts of Massachusetts over three days. More than 200 groups from throughout the state participated and medals are awarded to the participating ensembles by a distinguished panel of music educators, who discuss the fine points of each performance with the students. Only 15 percent are awarded the gold medal for Superior Performance. The High School Symphony …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The King Philip Television students were part of the 10th Annual Lights! Camera! Action! TV Production Conference.
Wednesday, April 10
King Philip Television students attended the 10th Annual Lights! Camera! Action! TV Production Conference at Millis High School April 3. They participated in a "Western" film festival in which all schools were prompted to make a two-minute Western film. There is long version available on the KPTV YouTube Channel. During the conference students attended various workshops which included presentations from WCVB Boston's Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard, NECN reporter Deeana Morgan, the cast and crew of the award winning Indie Film "Cowboy Spirit," among many others. Also at the conference The National Student Television Academy announced the winners of this year's contest. KPTV earned a whopping nine Emmy's and three Honorable Mentions…