Dear parents of seniors:
As your son or daughter enters their senior year, there are many activities and special events to look forward to. My job as advisor is to help the yearbook staff preserve and document these memories in next year’s yearbook. Producing a memorable yearbook requires much work and many hours of preparation. It also requires support and participation from the senior class. I am asking all parents to instill the importance of this keepsake. Beyond purchasing a yearbook, it is important for your teenager to have a quality portrait taken for our color picture section of the yearbook.
Our yearbook publisher requires that all portraits be taken by December 1, 2016. Due to the quality of printing in our yearbook, our publisher will only accept professional images that have been photographed and formatted properly for printing. In order to assure consistency in our senior portrait section, we are utilizing the services of our school photographer, Casson-Foster Photographers of Auburn. Casson-Foster has been providing our students with superb images for many years and is fully knowledgeable of our publisher’s needs.
Beyond hard work, numerous professional images are required to complete a finished yearbook. As our school photographer, Casson-Foster provides our yearbook staff with all of these images free of charge, which otherwise would make yearbook production impossible. In addition to yearbook needs, they also provide numerous photographic services free of charge to our school. In combination with their creativity and superb imagery, our working relationship relies heavily on the patronage of Casson-Foster for your teenager’s yearbook image. For these reasons, all images appearing in the senior section of the yearbook must be photographed by Casson-Foster.
Casson-Foster will be providing a multimedia presentation to the upcoming senior class on June 10th. At this meeting students will receive additional information pertaining to yearbook and the senior portrait process. Please confer with your child since prime summer appointments are the first to go. I have enclosed a price schedule for Casson-Foster that contains incentives that are date sensitive. Many students are reluctant when it comes to photographs, but as you will see in the enclosed literature, Casson-Foster has several different types of sessions available to cater to every student’s needs.
I would like to thank you in advance for your attention to this special piece of your teenager’s senior year. Please schedule portrait appointments as soon as possible and be on the look out for information pertaining to yearbook sales and ad space.
Environmental Tech students are going to be implementing a school-wide recycling program! Worcester Tech is part of a non-profit organization called the Green Team, which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. They’ll be providing us with free bins for all different types of recyclables.
You may be wondering, “Don’t we already recycle? I see trash bins in every room!” The short answer is no, these bins are emptied with the regular trash.
Students and custodians are going to be the ones who deploy these bins and regularly empty them.
Classes are going to be getting a sign-up sheet and this quick reference to what can and can’t go in bins.
I had been able to attend the 1st Homecoming and I was very excited for it. Some things were very lovely, while others I felt needed a tiny bit of improvement. For example, I had decided to get a henna first since I had recently learned of it and it sounded magnificent. I thought it was going to be like the ones from tradition, but the result was unexpected. I still thought it was a lovely service either way. When I saw the zodiacs, I couldn’t complain (I have a weakness for zodiacs, hehe).
The photo booth was an amazing part of the Homecoming. Taking pictures while getting to use a bunch of silly props made it feel so natural. I wasn’t aware what it meant by unlimited, and I disappointed myself with that, but it was worth the money, even if I had to pay $1 every time I went up there. These photos are definitely worthy for a photo album.
The carpentry booth was quite an interesting booth. The prizes I thought were a little weird, but $1 for 8 beanbag throws was a really wonderful deal. I do not even remember what prizes I expected a carpentry booth to have, but the chairs were unexpected. The most unexpected, yet cool prize was the fire pit. I was quite shocked to find out that Welding made that and that it was worth $5,000 (If I remember correctly)!
My favorite booth was the car smashing booth. First of all, I thought a car smashing booth was the most random thing a Homecoming could have, but it wound up to be very fun! It felt as if they knew everything would happen and appeared one step ahead. The tools they brought were surprisingly very light, even the heaviest hammer (Which I picked up on accident the first time)! When my friend and I were the last customers, they let us do it for free, but I felt obligated to still pay them the $1, since it felt right.
The football game was an unexpected event to occur. Sure, I expected a “carnival” theme to Homecoming, but throwing in a sports game was pretty much hitting it out of the ball park. I will admit, I do not understand sports very well, but I did see that we had a huge lead against the other team. The audio table (If that is what it was called) made me feel like I was listening to a live radio show, and it was amazing. The tug-of-war was more of a rush however. The rush turned into a fit of laughter when the rope broke during the third round [Seniors VS. Juniors].
Sure, I didn’t visit all of the booths, but I had loads of fun that Friday. Some booths, again, were questionably weird, but I didn’t question them for long (Hehe). I hope that any future Homecomings are just as spectacular as this one.
Schedule of Events
2:00 – 6:00
Carnival Events – Around the fence on the
upper field in Green Hill Park
2:30 – 3:45
Girls JV/V/Alumni Scrimmage – Soccer field at Green Hill Park
Varsity Field Hockey Game vs. BVT – Back field Green Hill Park
Varsity Volleyball Game vs. UPC – Gym
Alumni Basketball Game – Gym
Varsity Football Game vs. Blackstone-Millville – Football field Green Hill Park *
Halftime Tug-of-War Class vs. Class (7 girls and 7 boys per class)
Football Awards given after game
Carnival Participants – Cost determined by club, team or shop
Allied Health – Skills Calendars, raffle items for sale and free water bottles
Audio Visual Club – All Audio services (music, pledge, announcing of game)
Auto Tech – Car Smashing
Biotechnology – Pumpkin Painting
Carpentry – Bag toss for raffle tickets
Cheerleading – Cotton Candy
Cosmetology – Henna Tattoos
Culinary – Food TBD
Drama Club/GSA – Professional Photo Booth
ECE – Popcorn
Edward Kennedy Health Center – Information and Outreach
Environmental – Basket Raffle
Finance – Radar Gun/Baseball Pitch
Graphics – Tie Dye T-Shirt station
Hospitality – Fried Dough
ITS – Carnival Game
MA State Police K-9 Demonstration
NHS – Face Painting
Soccer (girls) – Pizza and Knockerball Games (5 vs. 5)
Sophomore Class – Pie Throwing
Student Council – Helping as needed and promoting events
Events free unless *
* = $4 for non-WTHS students
$6 for non-WTHS staff adults
2016 NB Outdoor National Championships June 17-19th at North Carolina A&T University:
**Congratulations to Adja Sackor for earning All American Honors in the Triple Jump Placing 5th in the Championship with a new record jump of 40′ 1.25″
**Congratulations to Francis Konneh, Edward Boamah, Levone Thomas, George Biney for earning All American Honors in the Championship 800 SMR with a new US #8 Ranking and school record 1:32.12
**The Emerging Elite Boys 4×100 Relay of Francis Konneh, Edward Boamah, Levone Thomas, George Biney Placed 4th with a new school record 43.07
**The Emerging Elite Boys 800 SMR Relay of Francis Konneh, Edward Boamah, Levone Thomas, George Biney Placed 5th
Videos From Event
- Championship Boys 800 SMR (Worcester Tech 5th Place earning All American: Francis Konneh, Edward Boamah, Levone Thomas, George Biney)
- Championship Girls 800 SMR (Worcester Tech New School Record 1:50.58 Leilani Torres, Stevenna Bowhile, Adja Sackor) 32nd out of 77 Teams
- Emerging Elite Boys 4×100 Relay (Worcester Tech 4th Place: Francis Konneh, Edward Boamah, Levone Thomas, George Biney)
- Emerging Elite Boys 800 SMR (Worcester Tech 5th Place earning All American: Francis Konneh, Edward Boamah, Levone Thomas, George Biney)
- Emerging Elite Girls 800 SMR (Worcester Tech 1:58.08 Leilani Torres, Doreen Buabeng, Essence Martinez)
Congratulations to our 5 New All Americans on their tremendous accomplishments, all our Boys and Girls who competed amongst the best in the US and represented North High, Worcester Technical, Worcester Public Schools, and the City of Worcester on the highest stage. A great way to end a great season. Please enjoy the attached videos of all our races, our athletes are very proud to have you share in their experience.
On May 16th, 2016 the Cosmetology department hosted the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good Feel Better” program. Cosmetology students participate in this program twice a year as part of their senior capstone and community outreach project. The program serves the needs of community members battling cancer by providing complimentary group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions. Students demonstrate their essential knowledge and skill while bolstering their clients sense of support, confidence, courage, and community.
NECN covered this event. Watch the NECN video below or read the full article.
Worcester Tech’s annual talent show will be on Friday May 20th in the Worcester Tech Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at all lunches. Ticket price is now discounted to $5.00 prior to the show or $7.00 at the door.
Attention: Talent show participants there will be rehearsal tomorrow in the auditorium after school. Please come prepared with music on a USB.
Please contact Mr. Foisy for more information.
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English and Math
with Mrs. Richards and Mr. Malone
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
1:45 – 2:45 pm – Room B301
Free Snack! Bus Passes!
(You can come one day or every day.)
Get Ready for MCAS in March.
It’s Coming up soon….
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Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial Footbridge Dedication
The new red bridge at Elm Park was dedicated on 12/8/2015 in honor of local philanthropist Myra Hiatt Kraft. The Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial Footbridge replaces one of the iconic Elm Park footbridges which stood for 40 years and was removed in October 2013. The Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial footbridge was designed by Civil and Architectural Engineering students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and built by Worcester Technical High School students. Funding for the new bridge was made possible by the city and the Rotary Club of Worcester, which donated $50,000. The new bridge was designed to honor the aesthetics of the previous bridge and is now fully ADA compliant.
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Robert Kraft and family, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Mayor Petty and City Manager Edward Augustus, invited guests, students and faculty from WPI and Worcester Technical High School. During his remarks Mr. Kraft announced that he and his family would be donating $100,000 to the Painting and Design, Welding, and Carpentry programs at Worcester Technical and an additional $100,000 to WPI to create a scholarship in Mrs. Kraft’s name.
Carpentry students deconstructed the old bridge and built the new bridge.
Department Head: Joseph Lonergan
Grade 12 Instructor: Kevin Lussier
Carpentry Students: Adam Swift, Andrew Dallair, Anthony Dimauro, Anthony Pearson, Benjamin Burke, Berwick Lima, Bryan Hernandez, Daniel Kpodo, Enriquo Morales, Jacob Squires, Jasmine Hollins, Jeremy Tretheway, Jordan McGhee, Jose Rosario, Jose Alamo Rosado, Jose Laporte, Joshua Collazo, Julio Rodriguez, Leito Demaio, Maria Sandoval, Nathan Barber, and Tyler Kuhn.
Advanced Manufacturing students created a memorial coin with the school logo on one side and a rendering of the Myra Hiatt Kraft Bridge on the opposite side.
Instructor: Brian Cummings
Students: Michael Ou and Dylan Perkins.
Painting and Design Technology students painted and stained the bridge.
Department Head: Larry Collins
Grade 12 Instructor: Rick Torres
Students: Alice Frimpong, Amanda Servis, Anna Puello, Arianny Paulino, Ashleigh Gagnon, Beatriz DaSilva, Brittany Feliciano, Carlie McArdle, Chaneque Cannalonga, Christina Cronin, Dalena Pham, Edyth Reynoso, Emilia Roemer, Felicia Rodriguez, Isabell Rosa , Jennifer Laino, Juliet Santiago, Karen Silva, Kris Ellen Gillette, Lesleyanne Leiva, Lisandro Solano, Luis Feliciano, Mayra Escobar, Miracle Estrada, Nilka Rodriguez, Rebecca Sarja, Shaleisha Rivera, Sherline Clemente Irizarry, Tabitha Boiquaye, Tatyana Lugo Gardner, Tracy Ho , Tracy Le , Vanessa Nina, and Yliza Fantauzzi.
Hospitality and Tourism students created an inviting cupcake display using a scale model of the Myra Hiatt Kraft footbridge and served guests.
Department Head: Donna Scola
Students: Olivia Harmon, Aiden Duffey, Widnelis Ortiz, Robert Saunders, Kyle Shea, and Brianna Thorin.
Culinary students baked and decorated a tasty chocolate cake and three flavors of cupcakes.
Department Head: Kevin Layton
Baking Instructor: DJ Allen
Students: Abegayle Kelly and Israel Diaz.
Graphic Communications students printed ceremonial programs, banners, and embroidered knit hats with a student designed logo of the bridge.
Department Head: Robert Mazzone
Students: Marlon Tobar, Michael Carville, Ryan Lord, and Tymmanie Isales-Santos.
Welding students fabricated the handicap railings and built and installed the bridge support brackets.
Department Head: Gregg L’Esperance
Instructor: John Langevin
Students: Anthony DePalo, Austin Suprenant, Brian Chin, Brieana Koskie, Cole Colletti, Collins Chege, Daniel Ferrer, Darius Wright, Deirdre Desilets, Dillon Courtemanche, Emily Bitar, Heidi O’Connor, Jack Ryan, Jeffrey Gardner, Joaquin Ocasio, Jose Rodriguez, Justin Dwyer, Kaela Goddard, Kassidy Martin, Leslie Pen, Paul Vanegas, Ryan Smith, Sean Gaffney, Shaun Gilbert, Stephanie Delgado, Tabitha White, Tyler Lufkin, and William White.