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    Greetings to the Monty Tech Community,

    We are still a few weeks from the official transition but, in anticipation of the upcoming season, Happy Spring, Everyone!!

    I am sure that we are all happy that winter calmed down a little since my last quarterly update in December, when we had three snow days already on the calendar. Still, we have dealt with some interesting morning commutes as life in the “Route 2 Corridor” can always be exciting during the winter season. Nevertheless, let’s hope that the warm-ish trends continue and the remainder of the winter allows us to finish up early in June. With the holidays, mid-year exams and February break, this quarter is more quiet then others in terms of events, but I certainly do want to highlight a few recent happenings of note –

    Just before the holiday break in December, Monty Tech concluded our annual SkillsUSA Local Competitions, as we determined the students that would be moving on to the SkillsUSA District Competition at Bay Path Regional Vocational School in March. The medalists and district qualifiers are listed below and we congratulate them all –

      

    Last Name

    First Name

    Grade

    Town

    Contest

    Medal

    Acevedo

    Lucas

    12

    Gardner

    CNC Milling

    Gold

    Ahlman

    Jenna

    11

    Ashburnham

    Aesthetics

    Silver

    Aldana

    Ashlee

    12

    Fitchburg

    Community Service

    Gold

    Alden

    Chris

    12

    Ashby

    Graphic Communications

    Gold

    Allread

    James

    11

    Templeton

    Mechatronics

    Bronze

    Almenas

    Crystal

    11

    Leominster

    Computer Applications

    Gold

    Alvarado

    Jovanni

    11

    Lunenburg

    TeamWorks-

    Mason

    Amparo

    Jelizabeth

    11

    Fitchburg

    Community Service

    Bronze

    Arsenault

    Andrew

    10

    Winchendon

    Advertising Design

    Silver

    Arsenault

    Andrew

    12

    Winchendon

    Welding

    Bronze

    Atkinson

    Jacob

    10

    Baldwinville

    Robotics & Automation Technology

    Silver

    Atkinson

    Chyan

    11

    Gardner

    HVACR

    DQ

    Baczewski

    Gabriel

    12

    Gardner

    Technical Drafting

    Gold

    Beauvais

    Rylee

    12

    Westminster

    Architectural Drafting

    Bronze

    Belliveau

    Derek

    11

    Baldwinville

    Mechatronics

    DQ

    Bilodeau

    Sebastian

    12

    Fitchburg

    Architectural Drafting

    Silver

    Binkauski

    Ashley

    12

    Athol

    Culinary Arts

    Bronze

    Bishop

    Larissa

    12

    Westminster

    Graphic Imaging Sublimation

    Bronze

    Boardman

    Luke

    11

    Sterling

    Cabinetmaking

    Silver

    Bornstein

    Ryan

    12

    Gardner

    Screen Printng Technology

    Gold

    Bridge

    Macey

    11

    Fitchburg

    Medical Assistant

    DQ

    Brouillet

    Chad

    12

    Ashburnham

    Plumbing

    Gold

    Brouillet

    Matt

    11

    Barre

    Technical Drafting

    DQ

    Buck

    Joshua

    11

    Athol

    Information Technology Service

    DQ

    Burch

    Skyla

    11

    Holder

    Urban Search & Rescue

    Gold

    Buzzell

    Adrianna

    11

    Athol

    Job Interview

    Gold

    Buzzell

    Adrianna

    11

    Athol

    Job Skill Demonstration-A

    Silver

    Caban

    Colby

    12

    Barre

    Plumbing

    Bronze

    Caron

    Jaden

    12

    Hubbardston

    CNC Milling

    DQ

    Carpenter

    Michael

    12

    Holden

    Plumbing

    Silver

    Carrasquillo

    Joenys

    11

    Fitchburg

    Photography

    Gold

    Carter-Egan

    Hali

    11

    Winchendon

    Urban Search & Rescue

    DQ

    Chase

    Chris

    12

    Lunenburg

    Digital Cinema Production

    Bronze

    Chura

    Londen

    10

    Fitchburg

    Graphic Communications

    DQ

    Cintron

    Marcus

    10

    Fitchburg

    Welding

    Silver

    Conrad

    Riley

    11

    Gardner

    3D Visualization & Animation

    Gold

    Conrad

    Riley

    11

    Gardner

    Computer Applications

    Gold

    Corbeil

    Jaelynn

    12

    Fitchburg

    Community Service

    Gold

    Corliss

    Nicole

    11

    Templeton

    Job Interview

    Silver

    Cormier

    Michael

    11

    Royalston

    Automotive Service Technology

    DQ

    Cullen

    Michaela

    11

    Templeton

    Community Service

    Bronze

    Cunningham

    Olivia

    10

    Ashburnham

    Prepared Speech

    Silver

    Darling

    Courtney

    12

    Winchendon

    Masonry

     

    Darling

    Courtney

    12

    Winchendon

    TeamWorks-

    Mason

    Dauphinals

    Jack

    10

    Westminster

    HVACR

    Bronze

    Dean

    Sam

    10

    Fitchburg

    Graphic Communications

    Bronze

    Denio-Miller

    Annalisa

    12

    Athol

    Masonry

    Bronze

    Dienst

    Piper

    11

    Winchendon

    Mechatronics

    DQ

    Divoll

    Anthony

    11

    Royalston

    Collision Repair Technology

    Gold

    Divoll

    Shea

    10

    Westminster

    Engineering Technology

    Silver

    Dokulil

    Natalie

    12

    Winchendon

    Basic Health Care

    Silver

    Dokulil

    Alexis

    11

    Winchendon

    Community Service

    Bronze

    Dokulil

    Natalie

    12

    Winchendon

    Nurse Assistant

    Silver

    Doyle

    Penelope

    11

    Princeton

    Medical Terminology

    Silver

    Dubey

    Paige

    11

    Gardner

    Cosmetology (Under 500m hrs.)

    Silver

    Dunham

    Ashton

    10

    Fitchburg

    Nail Care

    Gold

    Durand

    Adrianna

    11

    Athol

    Medical Math

    Gold

    Eagle

    Asher

    10

    Westminster

    Mobile Robotics Technology

    Gold

    Egan

    Joe 

    12

    Ashburnham

    Digital Cinema Production

    Bronze

    Egan

    Joe

    12

    Ashburnham

    Photography

    DQ

    Egan

    Joe

    12

    Ashburnham

    Screen Printng Technology

    Bronze

    Eileen

    Nina

    12

    Fitchburg

    Computer Applications

    Bronze

    Farr

    Thomas

    11

    Princeton

    Industrial Motor Control

    DQ

    Femino

    Ashley

    11

    Hubbardston

    Early Childhood Education

    Silver

    Ferazza

     Nathan

    12

    Templeton

    Masonry

    Gold

    Forte

    Audrey

    10

    Hubbardston

    Photography

    DQ

    Fortin

    Mickael

    11

    Winchendon

    Automotive Service Technology

    Silver

    Funnell

    Morgan

    10

    Lunenberg

    Cosmetology (Under 500m hrs.)

    Gold

    Gahagen

    Nicholas

    10

    Winchendon

    Mobile Robotics Technology

    Gold

    Gaulin

    Nathan

    12

    Winchendon

    Urban Search & Rescue

    Bronze

    Gauthier

    Aiden

    12

    Winchendon

    Automotive Service Technology

    Bronze

    Gendron

    Amber

    12

    Winchendon

    Graphic Imaging Sublimation

    DQ

    Geyster

    Nicholas

    10

    Baldwinviille

    Electronics Technology

    Gold

    Gondek

    Josef

    11

    Holden

    Web Design

    Gold

    Gorham

    Lynaiah

    10

    Sterling

    Community Service

    Silver

    Gould

    Elliot

    12

    Athol

    Culinary Arts

    Gold

    Gould

    Camden

    11

    Athol

    Culinary Arts

    DQ

    Goulding

    Olivia

    11

    Ashburnham

    Mechatronics

    Gold

    Griffin

    Kyler

    12

    Gardner

    Technical Drafting

    Silver

    Grimes

    Alicia

    11

    Ashburnham

    Medical Assistant

    Gold

    Grimes

    Alicia

    11

    Ashburnham

    Nurse Assistant

    DQ

    Grimes

    Alicia

    11

    Ashburnham

    Medical Terminology

    Gold

    Gunsalus

    Violet

    11

    Westminster

    Advertising Design

    DQ

    Haas

    Cami

    11

    Winchendon

    Job Skill Demonstration-A

    Gold

    Hadmack

    Ashley

    12

    Royalston

    Restaurant Service

    Silver

    Hailey

    Emily

    12

    Winchendon

    Cabinetmaking

    DQ

    Haley

    Katelyn

    12

    Templeton

    Photography

    Silver

    Hall

    Lilly

    12

    Templeton

    Cosmetology (Over 500 hrs.)

    DQ

    Hall

    Dominic

    11

    Templeton

    Mechatronics

    Bronze

    Hamel

    Brian

    12

    Gardner

    Graphic Imaging Sublimation

    Gold

    Hamisi-Payne

    Munashe

    10

    Fitchburg

    Robotics & Automation Technology

    Silver

    Hass

    Camille

    11

    Winchendon

    Related Technical Math

    Silver

    Hayes

    Eric

    12

    Lunenburg

    Graphic Communications

    Silver

    Hill

    Anthony

    10

    Fitchburg

    Electrical Construction Wiring

    Silver

    Howard

    Sophia

    10

    Barre

    Medical Terminology

    Bronze

    Howard

    Sophia

    10

    Barre

    Nurse Assistant

    Gold

    Howard

    Dominic

    11

    Templeton

    Masonry

    DQ

    Howland

    Ethan

    12

    Athol

    Collision Damage Appraisal

    Silver

    Howland

    Alexandria

    10

    Athol

    Community Service

    Silver

    Hursey

    Trentin

    12

    Gardner

    Computer Applications

    Bronze

    Jackson

    Mark

    11

    Westminster

    Engineering Technology

    Gold

    Jacobs

    Sarah

    12

    Sterling

    Cosmetology (Over 500 hrs.)

    Gold

    Jake

    Ross

    11

    Winchendon

    Engineering Technology

    Gold

    Jayd

    Moreau

    11

    Westminster

    Computer Applications

    Silver

    Jean-Baptiste

    Abigail

    11

    Fitchburg

    Dental Assisting

    DQ

    Jepson

    Doug

    10

    Sterling

    Cabinetmaking

    Bronze

    Johnson

    Quinn

    11

    Ashburnham

    Automotive Refinishing Technology

    Gold

    Johnson

    Noah

    11

    Winchendon

    TeamWorks-

    Electrician

    Johnson

    Cameron

    12

    Winchendon

    Web Design

    Silver

    Joyce

    Cailin

    11

    Sterling

    Dental Assisting

    Silver

    Joyce

    Cailin

    11

    Sterling

    Related Technical Math

    Bronze

    Keating

    Kayla

    11

    Winchendon

    Aesthetics

    Bronze

    Kirrane

    Abigail

    10

    Fitchburg

    Prepared Speech

    Gold

    Kitteredge

    Garrett

    10

    Fitchburg

    Collision Damage Appraisal

    DQ

    Kneeland

    Quinn

    11

    Sterling

    3D Visualization & Animation

    Gold

    Kneeland

    Quinn

    11

    Sterling

    Internetworking

    Gold

    Koula

    Joshua

    10

    Fitchburg

    Digital Cinema Production

    Silver

    Landry

    Alex

    11

    Hubbardston

    Cabinetmaking

    Gold

    Landry

    Alex

    11

    Hubbardston

    Job Skill Demonstration-Open

    Silver

    Landry

    Sophie

    10

    Westminster

    Advertising Design

    DQ

    Leblanc

    Cassie

    12

    Fitchburg

    Aesthetics

    DQ

    L'Ecuyer

    Emma

    10

    Fitchburg

    Mechatronics

    Silver

    Leger

    Seamus

    10

    Gardner

    Robotics & Automation Technology

    Gold

    Leider

    Jalen

    11

    Fitchburg

    HVACR

    Gold

    Leone

    Isabella

    10

    Fitchburg

    Medical Terminology

    DQ

    Magennis

    Keaveny

    10

    Fitchburg

    Digital Cinema Production

    Silver

    Maldonado

    Frannellys

    12

    Fitchburg

    Nail Care

    Silver

    Manderson-Matheson

    Nia

    11

    Athol

    Screen Printng Technology

    DQ

    Marhefka

    Aaron

    10

    Holden

    Welding

    DQ

    Marshall

    Alex

    12

    Fitchburg

    Technical Drafting

    Bronze

    McCrillis

    Spencer

    11

    Baldwinville

    Engineering Technology

    Gold

    McCullough

    Kaleb

    11

    Princeton

    Principles of Technology

    Silver

    McGivern

    Deavin

    10

    Athol

    Electrical Construction Wiring

    DQ

    McIntosh

    Alex

    11

    Athol

    Masonry

    Silver

    Mclaughlin

    William

    11

    Holden

    Industrial Motor Control

    Gold

    McNamara

    Bailey

    10

    Sterling

    Early Childhood Education

    Bronze

    Meattey

    Jillian

    12

    Gardner

    Medical Assistant

    Silver

    Melanson

    Adrian

    12

    Athol

    Web Design

    Silver

    Melendez-Rodriquez

    Javier

    12

    Lunenburg

    Urban Search & Rescue

    Bronze

    Mermanidis

    Deaclan

    11

    Lunenburg

    Collision Repair Technology

    DQ

    Meur

    Zachary

    12

    Gardner

    Carpentry

    Silver

    Michalak

    Karlen

    10

    Sterling

    Promotional Bulletin Board

    Bronze

    Michaud

    Kevin

    11

    Ashby

    Automotive Service Technology

    Gold

    Miller

    Alison

    12

    Winchendon

    Dental Assisting

    Gold

    Mills

    Brandon

    12

    Gardner

    Collision Damage Appraisal

    Gold

    Mojomick

    Angelina

    10

    Fitchburg

    Mechatronics

    Silver

    Morin

    Paige

    11

    Jefferson

    Basic Health Care

    DQ

    Morley Jr.

    Rodney

    11

    Fitchburg

    TeamWorks-

    Plumber

    Moua

    KongMong

    11

    Fitchburg

    Urban Search & Rescue

    Gold

    Moylan

    Libby

    11

    Ashby

    Aesthetics

    Gold

    Mueller

    Katrina

    10

    Lunenburg

    Automotive Refinishing Technology

    Bronze

    Nano

    Brian

    11

    Athol

    HVACR

    Silver

    Nestell

    Zachary

    12

    Ashburnham

    Principles of Technology

    Gold

    Newton

    Mike

    10

    Gardner

    Promotional Bulletin Board

    Bronze

    Oliveria

    Devon

    11

    Gardner

    Restaurant Service

    Bronze

    Olson

    Evelyn

    11

    Phillipston

    Nail Care

    Bronze

    Olson

    Cassandra

    10

    Princeton

    Mobile Robotics Technology

    Silver

    Osborne

    Julian

    11

    Athol

    Urban Search & Rescue

    DQ

    Ovalle

    Christopher

    12

    Fitchburg

    Computer Applications

    Silver

    Ovalle

    Robert

    11

    Fitchburg

    Web Design

    Gold

    Pacheco

    Albenir

    12

    Fitchburg

    CNC Milling

    Silver

    Pallotta

    Angelyna

    10

    Baldwinville

    Urban Search & Rescue

    Silver

    Pena

    Aliyah

    10

    Fitchburg

    Community Service

    Silver

    Peterson

    Michael

    10

    Lunenburg

    Electrical Construction Wiring

    Bronze

    Quaile

    Jacob

    10

    Athol

    Robotics & Automation Technology

    Gold

    Quirk

    Kimberly

    12

    Fitchburg

    Cosmetology (Over 500 hrs.)

    Silver

    Regan

    Chris

    10

    Ayer

    Electrical Construction Wiring

    Gold

    Richard

    Shaeleigh

    12

    Templeton

    Early Childhood Education

    Gold

    Roberts

    Jordynn

    11

    Winchendon

    Restaurant Service

    DQ

    Rodriguez

    Laura

    10

    Fitchburg

    Nail Care

    DQ

    Rosado

    Elysia

    11

    Royalston

    Commercial Baking

    DQ

    Ross III

    George

    11

    Barre

    TeamWorks-

    Carpenter

    Russ

    Emma

    11

    Westminster

    Graphic Imaging Sublimation

    Silver

    Russ

    Emma

    11

    Westminster

    Screen Printng Technology

    Silver

    Saint-Louis

    Jayson

    10

    Fitchburg

    Mobile Robotics Technology

    Silver

    Salafia

    Tyler

    10

    Fitchburg

    Automotive Refinishing Technology

    DQ

    Salame

    Jace

    12

    Winchendon

    Carpentry

    DQ

    Salerno

    Patrick

    12

    Westminster

    Culinary Arts

    Silver

    Sanborn

    Kristopher

    12

    Winchendon

    TeamWorks-

    Carpenter

    Sanchez

    Jean

    12

    Fitchburg

    Carpentry

    Gold

    Santana

    Diosmar

    10

    Fitchburg

    Collision Damage Appraisal

    Bronze

    Sauer

    Arabella

    11

    Fitchburg

    Early Childhood Education

    DQ

    Schults

    Hannah

    11

    Gardner

    Job Skill Demonstration-A

    Bronze

    Scotland

    Alivia

    10

    Athol

    Cosmetology (Under 500m hrs.)

    Bronze

    Scott

    Kaitlyn

    11

    Winchendon

    Digital Cinema Production

    Gold

    Scott

    Kaitlyn

    11

    Winchendon

    Photography

    Bronze

    Shepard

    Jared

    12

    Templeton

    CNC Milling

    Bronze

    Smith

    Trinity

    10

    Ashburnham

    Job Skill Demonstration-Open

    Gold

    Sonnabend

    Jack

    11

    Athol

    Basic Health Care

    Bronze

    St. Pierre

    Luke

    11

    Ashburnham

    Collision Repair Technology

    Silver

    Stebbins

    Ethan

    10

    Holden

    Urban Search & Rescue

    Silver

    Stewart

    Kyle

    12

    Fitchburg

    TeamWorks-

    Plumber

    Strumberger

    Alana

    12

    Fitchburg

    Collision Repair Technology

    Bronze

    Sutton

    Damian

    12

    Templeton

    Related Technical Math

    Gold

    Sweeney

    Bryan

    12

    Hubbardston

    TeamWorks-

    Electrician

    Teague

    Conner

    10

    Gardner

    Information Technology Service

    Gold

    Thompson

    David

    10

    Hubbardston

    Welding

    Gold

    Thorogood

    Emily

    12

    Sterling

    Mobile Robotics Technology

    Bronze

    Tousignant

    Faith

    12

    Winchendon

    Dental Assisting

    Bronze

    Valois

    Katie

    10

    Hubbardston

    Cosmetology (Under 500m hrs.)

    DQ

    Vazquez Jacques

    Megan

    11

    Fitchburg

    Advertising Design

    Gold

    Velazquez

    Yashira

    12

    Fitchburg

    Cosmetology (Over 500 hrs.)

    Bronze

    Voyer

    Ryan

    11

    Templeton

    Information Technology Service

    Silver

    Walker

    Andrew

    11

    Fitchburg

    Industrial Motor Control

    Silver

    Wallis

    Mae

    12

    Athol

    Architectural Drafting

    Gold

    Walsh

    Sean

    11

    Lunenburg

    Industrial Motor Control

    Bronze

    Warden

    Shay

    11

    Holden

    Digital Cinema Production

    Gold

    Warner

    Tyler

    10

    Hubbardston

    Promotional Bulletin Board

    Bronze

    Waterman

    Cody

    11

    Baldwinville

    Mechatronics

    Gold

    Weidmann

    Lucas

    10

    Lunenburg

    Information Technology Service

    Bronze

    Wendling

    Mariana

    12

    Ashby

    Restaurant Service

    Gold

    White

    Hailey

    12

    Holden

    Basic Health Care

    Gold

    White

    Hailey

    12

    Holden

    Medical Assistant

    Bronze

    White

    Hailey

    12

    Holden

    Nurse Assistant

    Bronze

    Whittier

    Breanna

    12

    Fitchburg

    Commercial Baking

    Gold

    Wilbur

    Emma

    12

    Barre

    Advertising Design

    Bronze

    Wilder

    Evangeline

    12

    Fitchburg

    Commercial Baking

    Bronze

    Wood

    Amber

    12

    Fitchburg

    Mobile Robotics Technology

    Bronze

    Wood

    Sarah

    12

    Winchendon

    Commercial Baking

    Silver

    Woods

    Owen

    12

    Gardner

    Carpentry

    Bronze

    Yablonski

    Ethan

    11

    Baldwinville

    Computer Programming

    DQ

    Yang

    Joshua

    12

    Fitchburg

    Community Service

    Gold

     

    Immediately following the holidays, Monty Tech hosted the winter session of our VIP Program. Once again, we were thrilled to welcome 222 students who visited a variety of programs during afterschool hours. The following districts participated in the winter session and visited the listed programs and instructors –

     

    Sending Town

    Number of Students

    Ashburnham

    2

    Barre

    1

    Fitchburg

    1

    Gardner

    5

    Harvard

    2

    Holden

    54

    Lunenburg

    34

    Princeton

    22

    Sterling

    32

    Templeton

    4

    Westminster

    2

    Winchendon

    53

    Assorted Home Schooled Students

    4

    Assorted Parochial School Students

    6

     

                                                    Participating Instructors:

    Auto Technology – George Russell

    Graphic Comm. – Katie Stocking

    Cabinetmaking – Joe Bulger

    House Carpentry – Shane Brogan

    Cosmetology – Stephanie Delphia

    Information – Rich Duncan

    Culinary Arts – Sean Lowe & Melissa Lord

    Media – Bill Gunsalus

    Dental Assisting – Tracie Wright

    Masonry – Ben Robinson

    Early Childhood – Karla Boudreau & AnneMarie Cataldo

    Welding – Heather Gray

    Electrical – Alex Thibault

     

      

    The Monty Tech Guidance Department continues to support our students with their post-secondary planning. First, at the beginning of January, all Sophomores and Juniors who participated in the fall administration of the PSAT Exam participated in assemblies that allowed them to review their results and access resources that will help them transition to the SAT Exam this spring or in the fall. Later in the month, the upperclassmen Guidance Counselors met with seniors who were interested in enrolling in a two-year college program to discuss financial planning for tuition as well as strategies to balance school and work. A few days later, Monty Tech was happy to host Decision Day with our partner Mount Wachusett Community College. During this event, MWCC admissions representatives met with 87 seniors who were offered acceptance into the college following graduation.

    Also in January, Monty Tech participated in a mandatory wide-ranging review by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) known as Tiered Focused Monitoring and Coordinated Program Review. Similar to all vocational districts, Monty Tech participated in four required programmatic DESE reviews. Those reviews and the DESE chairs included:

    Special Education – Michelle Hennessey-Kowalchek & Kenzie Chin

    Title I – Elizabeth O’Connell

    English Language Education (ELE) – David Valade

    CVTE Programs – Larry DeSalvatore

           CVTE Safety – Dave Edmunds

    These reviews specifically assess the school district’s compliance with federal and state regulations but do not necessarily assess specific assessment or instructional practices. Each of the above officials will complete a report based on specific topics and standards over the next few months, which will share any specific remediation the district will need to complete to ensure full compliance.

    During these reviews, the DESE representatives met with a number of our constituents and, on behalf of the administration and faculty of Monty Tech, I want to thank the numerous students, parents and members of our program advisories who shared their opinions and experiences regarding their efforts with Monty Tech.

    Earlier in February, as part of our annual Motivational Speaker event, Monty Tech students learned how a teacher from California used unconventional methods to turn lives around for her students who many deemed “unteachable” and doomed to lives of violence. Erin Gruwell is known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of The Freedom Writers’ Diary. The book became an instant New York Times best seller and the basis for the 2007 movie “Freedom Writers,” starring Hilary Swank. Monty Tech students fortunately were able to watch the movie together in the PAC during the previous week.

    Ms. Gruwell encouraged her students to write about what they knew and what was relevant to their lives, because “writing about it gives you the opportunity to write a different ending.” Through her efforts, Gruwell’s students were able to overcome many of their obstacles to success as they formed a diverse community they called the “Freedom Writers,” inspired by the 1950s and 1960s Freedom Riders. Through her efforts, all 150 Freedom Writers graduated in 1998, and many went on to higher education and successful careers. We were all very fortunate to hear of their journey to success.

    Just prior to February break, Monty Tech was happy, once again, to host more than 360 members of our vocational program advisories for our Winter Program Advisory Dinner on February 12th. The important discussions regarding vocational admissions, equipment and co-op placements are great benefits to our students and we thank all of our community partners. In particular, we would like to welcome the representatives from the following new business partners of the listed programs –

     

    CAD/Drafting

    Gregory O'Connor Associates, Inc

    CAD Drafting

    J. Salmon Design, Inc.

    Dental Assisting

    Pediatric Dentistry

    Early Childhood

    Ashburnham-West Extended Day Program

    Early Childhood

    MOC Child Care & Head Start

    Early Childhood

    Klever Kids Preschool

    Early Childhood

    Little Explorers Day Care

    Engineering Technology

    Johnson Controls, Inc.

    Graphic Communications

    Learning Express Toys

    Electrical

    JP Electric and Son, Inc.

     

    • As noted in our 2018-2021 District Improvement Plan, Monty Tech is working to ensure that all vocational instructors receive their Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement in a timely manner in order to comply with DESE licensure requirements. Last year, the first year of the Vocational SEI requirement, 40 of our vocational instructors completed the SEI Endorsement Course. This year, Monty Tech is sponsoring a class offered by Teachers21 that will run through the spring. There are 25 Monty Tech participants in the class including vocational instructors, paraprofessionals and vocational specialists. In support of our sending schools, there are six additional educators from those schools participating in the course as well. By May, fifty-three of our vocational teachers will have completed the course. In fact, we are pleased to share that, overall, 93% of our faculty will have earned their SEI Endorsement.

    We now turn our eyes to look ahead to the warmer months of spring. In terms of upcoming events, students, parents and families should be aware of the following…

    • March 6th & 9th – A select group of students will sit for the MCAS Math Retest during this two day test administration. These students have been working with dedicated instructors after school for the past several months at tutoring sessions to prepare for this assessment. We wish them the best of luck.
    • March 6 – Progress Report grades for Quarter 3 will close on this date and families will receive their student’s Progress Report on March 13th.
    • March 11th – The SkillsUSA District competition will be held at bay Path Regional Vocational Technical School. We wish all of our competitors Good Luck!!
    • March 13th – Monty Tech will hold its final ½ Professional Development Day on this day, and students will be dismissed at 11:00am that morning.
    • March 18th - Monty Tech will host the annual spring Open House from 5:30-7:30pm. The Open House includes a community Spaghetti Supper as well as an opportunity for families of prospective students to tour our shops, meet with our academic and vocational instructors, and get questions about the application process answered. Just in case the weather does not cooperate, there is a snow date for Open House set for March 19th.
    • March 16th – The spring sports season kicks off with practices on this day. We strongly encourage all families to check the Athletics section on the web page to make sure all necessary paperwork and physicals are complete prior to the start of the season.
    • March 24-25th – There will be a special schedule these days as Sophomores will sit for the MCAS ELA exam. Please look for that schedule as the testing approaches.
    • March 25th – Our Guidance Department will hold its spring MEFA College Night, where questions regarding financial aid, and the college application process will be addressed. All parents and students are welcome.
    • April 9th – Quarter 3 will close on this day with Report Cards being sent home at the end of the following week, April 17th.
    • April 15th - Monty Tech will be decked with purple, gold and green as we hold our 33rd Annual Superintendent’s Dinner with a theme of Mardi Gras! Those interested in purchasing tickets should contact Katy Whitaker at ext. 5253.
    • April 18-26 - April vacation will be held during this week with the building closed on April 20th in recognition of Patriots Day.

    If you have questions about any specific events as we move through the end of winter, then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. LaFalam at ext. 5205 for more information. I hope that everyone has an enjoyable and safe remainder of the winter season!

    Best regards,

    Tom Browne, Principal