ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS MCAS
The English Language Arts MCAS will be administered to all grade 10 students on March
31, April 1, and April 2. Free breakfast will be provided to all 10th
grade students from 6:45 - 7:20 a.m. Please make every effort to have
your child in school for MCAS testing.
in grades 9, 11 and 12 can report to school at 9:15 a.m. The school
day will follow a 2-hour delay schedule on ELA MCAS testing days.
However, our buses will run on a normal schedule. Students in grades 9,
11, and 12 that arrive to school at regular time will report to the
cafeteria or gymnasium.
COLLEGE AND CAREER NIGHT
We are pleased to offer you and your child the opportunity to attend our first College and Career Night on April 8, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at WVTHS. This event is designed for parents of Juniors and Seniors but all parents are encouraged to attend (even 8th graders who have or will be applying). Every year, more and more of our graduates attend college and we are excited to share some important information with you. We also pride ourselves on the relationships we have established with area businesses that provide our graduates with well paying and viable careers upon graduation. PLEASE RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND TO: S.OSOWSKI@SCHOOLSOFWESTFIELD.ORG. Please click on the flyer below for more information.
College and Career Night 2015.pdf
Please click on the link below for the latest Principal's Newsletter:
Principal's Newsletter March 2015
Principal's Newsletter April 2015
Last year, several members of the WVTHS School Climate Committee met with an independent marketing firm in an effort to better align our school with federal, state, and educational trends. We also wanted to position our school and students to meet the current needs of business and industry. Since WVTHS is an admissions based institution, our school has to remain current in order to attract students. Among other things, this independent firm suggested a name change from Westfield Vocational Technical High School to Westfield Technical Academy. Some of the reasons for this name change are reflected in our mission and vision. As our school moves forward, we will continue to strive to graduate students that are college and or career ready. In the last few years, each of our Career Technical Programs have already established or are in the process of arranging course articulations which can earn our students anywhere from 3-15 credits at post-secondary institutions such as Springfield Technical Community College, Holyoke Community College, Westfield State University, and Johnson and Wales University. We also hope to expand our college credit dual enrollment courses held on our campus taught by professors from Westfield State University. In addition, we have started meeting with Westfield State University with the goal of making our school an Early College High School. While our goal is to prepare our students for college and career, we do have to recognize that more of our students are attending post-secondary schools, 58% of the class of 2014 alone.
Looking ahead, we will be starting an Aviation Maintenance Technology Program in the fall of 2015. This is a new and exciting addition to our school and will also be the first program of its kind in our entire state. We are also currently working with the Regional Employment Board on possibilities of expanding our evening school and adult education program, including Aviation Maintenance Technology. You may not know that we are already offering a three hundred hour evening program in Manufacturing Technology for adults. Ultimately, the School Climate Committee agreed that changing the name of the school to Westfield Technical Academy would more accurately reflect what is currently happening and what will be happening in our school.
So far, the proposal to change the name of our school was made to our General Advisory Committee members in November 2014 and approved. In early March 2015, at our annual Joint School Committee-General Advisory Meeting, our General Advisory Chairman proposed the name change to the Westfield School Committee. Before we meet with the school committee again to look into this further, we would like to get feedback from parents and community members.
Below is a link to a survey asking if you support the name change to Westfield Technical Academy. Please copy and paste the link into your Internet browser and fill out the survey before Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. The survey is only two questions and should take less than one minute to complete. Please only one vote per person. Note that WVTHS staff and students have been surveyed separately and should not vote again here. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Czaporowski, Principal (email@example.com) or Mr. Ollari, Student Services Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you.
ABC 40 HONOR ROLL LIVE
Watch Westfield Vocational Technical High School from February 13, 2015 on abc40's Honor Roll Live. Copy and paste the link below.
DUAL ENROLLMENT AT WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY
is happy to announce the continued availability of dual enrollment
coursework with Westfield State University starting on January 27 through May 7. The
next class to be offered for college credit is Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies. The course will be held at WVTHS on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
and is open to juniors and seniors. This class is free to WVTHS
students. Students interested in signing up to take this class should
see Mrs. Bean in Student Services as soon as possible.