BBQ at BVT Kicks Off New School Year Annual cookout held for new students and families

Each year, dozens of BVT students return to school a few days early to volunteer at the Freshmen and New Student Barbecue. Seen here selling BVT t-shirts and merchandise as part of a class fundraiser are (left to right) Dental Assisting junior Alexandra Kazarian of Sutton, Culinary Arts junior Samuel O'Connor of Mendon, Cosmetology junior Alexandra Killeen of Upton, Drafting and Engineering Technology junior Skyler Colwell of Upton, and Information Technology junior Addison Baker of … [Read more...]

BLACKSTONE VALLEY TECH BUS ROUTES

UPTON – Blackstone Valley Tech is pleased to share preliminary bus routes and schedules for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Students and families are advised that bus routes are subject to change. Updated BVT bus routes can be found on the school website (www.valleytech.k12.ma.us/Page/1026). Students should be at their stops at least 10 minutes before scheduled pick-up. Bus routes have been provided by Vendetti Bus of Bellingham and are subject to alterations.   Blackstone … [Read more...]

Valley Tech keeps gold medal streak alive at SkillsUSA national championships

Basic Health Care Skills gold medalists and Valley Tech Health Services senior Francesca Niro of Mendon (center) received a huge round of applause during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championships awards ceremony held inside the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  UPTON - Proving once again that their vocational technical skills are among the best in the nation, students from Blackstone Valley Tech captured seven medals and earned several top-ten … [Read more...]

Sex with your teacher at 16 is okay in Massachusetts – Former BVT teacher pleads guilty to child porn charge

Did you know it's okay in Massachusetts for a 16 -year-old to enter into a consensual sexual relationship with her/his teacher, or any adult as long as that adult is not more than 10 year older than they are? A local family was disgusted to learn this when they discovered in 2013 their 16-year-old daughter was wooed into a relationship with Charles (Chuck) Mattie, 26, formerly of Hopedale. Mattie was her Special Education Aide at Blackstone Valley Tech High School in Upton (BVT). Mattie's … [Read more...]

BVT Grads Launch Next Phase of Career Training

UPTON – Equipped with high school diplomas and vocational certificates in their given trades, graduates of the Blackstone Valley Tech Class of 2015 are prepared to take their next steps down diverse career pathways. As the recent graduates pursue post-secondary education, secure employment and apprenticeships in high-demand fields, and enlist in the military, they are doing so with some valuable assistance in the form of scholarships and awards totaling more than $1.2 million in renewable … [Read more...]

BVT Mourns Loss of Army Specialist John Dawson

Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District mourns the loss of 22-year-old Army Specialist John Dawson of Whitinsville who was killed in action on Wednesday during an escort mission in  Jalalabad. Dawson was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as a combat medic. In a statement Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick said; "In this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Army … [Read more...]

BVT Community Service Team Launches Positive Self-Image Campaign

The Blackstone Valley Tech SkillsUSA Community Service team is proud to announce the launch of a public awareness campaign to promote the importance of a positive self-image. The R.I.S.E. (Respect Individuality & Self Expression) Above project will promote the benefits of self-confidence, support systems, abilities, and positive appearances to students at Valley Tech and the public at large via the distribution of original literature, live presentations, and visits to local healthcare … [Read more...]