DESE PARENT ENGAGEMENT SURVEY
Please copy and paste the link below to participate in a parent engagement survey sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This survey is open until March 21, 2014 and is aimed at improving educational programs for all students.
The English Language Arts MCAS will be administered to all grade 10 students on March 18, March 19 and 21. 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.
Students 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.
WVTHS has been selected to administer the PARCC field test. Four of our Algebra II classes have been selected by DESE to participate in this pilot exam in the spring.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the state’s Readiness Centers are hosting several community meetings so educators and parents can learn about PARCC, a next-generation test in English/Language Arts and Math. Participants will learn about this year’s field test—where students will be “testing the test”—as well as the first operational PARCC test scheduled for 2014-2015. If PARCC is as good as or better than MCAS at measuring academic progress, then the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will consider replacing MCAS (ELA and Math) with PARCC. The community meetings will provide an opportunity for educators and parents to ask questions and get additional information. Please join us!
Locally, there will be two community meetings, both on March 20th: the first will be 3:00-5:00pm, and the second will be 6:30-8:30pm. Both will be in the Holyoke High School auditorium, 500 Beech St., Holyoke, MA 01040.
To let them know how many people are coming, so they can plan for refreshments, registration is requested (though not required). To register, or to find other regional PARCC community meetings, go to:
Westfield Voke Tech 100th Anniversary Celebration
Please click on the link below for the latest Principal's Newsletter:
Principal Newsletter March 2014
WVTHS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW TRAINING PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Beginning last fall, Westfield Vocational Technical High School is offering Programming and Web Development training. This new four-year course of study will prepare students for a career in Computer Science and for admission to college.
Please take a look at our Programming and Web Development brochure by clicking on the link below.
Programming and Web Development.pdf