Dear WTHS Advisory Members,
I just wanted to share some excellent news with you:
- 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. Below is a link to the Telegram and Gazette article: http://www.telegram.com/article/20151208/NEWS/151209342/0/SEARCH
- I am also delighted to share that WTHS is a Level 1 School and in the 71st percentile for school type (up from 59 last year). Attached is the Press release and the School and District lists. Below is a link to the Central Mass 2015 State School Assistance Level file: http://www.telegram.com/assets/pdf/WT181561210.PDF
Please know that your involvement with our school contributes directly to the results that we achieve. As we are in the midst of the Holiday Season and near the close of 2015, I wanted to thank you for your contributions of time, treasure and talents in ensuring that all are students have the ability to be their best.
I wish you happiness and health this holiday season. I am looking forward to working with you on our continued success.
Kyle J. Brenner
Worcester Technical High School
1 Skyline Drive
Worcester, MA 01605